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by budo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

All meditation incorporates satipatthana, but it depends on how you respond to the influx of phenomena that determines if you are developing insight or samadhi. In traditional concentration meditation, you place the mind on one object and use effort to keep it there regardless of what feelings come...
by budo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 73
Views: 2015

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

A tip with anapanasati, focus on the tip of the nose rather than chasing / following the breath up and down from the abdomen to the nose. The reason being is that chasing/following the breath is energy consuming and will tire you out, and I also agree with the patisambdhimagga and the vimuttimagga t...
by budo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

There's at least 3500 suttas, probably more than 5000 on average. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suttas
by budo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 73
Views: 2015

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Pseudobabble wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:25 am
28 mins. I really want to increase sit times to 1 hour per session, or more, with minimum 1 hour per day.
Yes 1 hour minimum to start feeling the effects. Are you still doing kasina meditation?
by budo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

@doodoot

Can you please respond to my thread when you get a chance? viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32362

Thank you
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

So then devas are simply rich people or people who are high economic class? and heaven means the rich or affluent? I'm not sure if it was written in any of the 4 nikayas, I haven't researched. I suppose some suttas give this impression, such as MN 37 (Sakka & his palace with nymphs); MN 75 ( five c...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atheistic Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Atheistic Buddhism

Continuation from this thread: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32361 If your interpretation of Buddhism is atheistic (like devas being the wealthy and affluent rich class) then how do you explain suttas where people physically die and the Buddha explains their rebirth when asked? There ...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

Ok thank you. And do you believe in rebirth or do you hold the atheistic buddhadasa view? I have factual conviction in the reality of "re-birth" (although it might be a different type of "re-birth" than you theistically believe in). As for Buddhadasa, I read this he said. The word "birth" refers to...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

How can this be interpreted in another way? :popcorn: Coitus interruptus "Bhikkhus, the conception of an embryo in a womb takes place through the union of three things. Here, there is the union of the mother and father, but it is not the mother’s season and the sperm is not present - in this case t...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

Assuming we are both correct this still dispels your original question about non-returners and having a form. In the case of humans, consciousness precedes the human form because the Gandhabba must be present. So the Gandhabba already has consciousness and a form as well, as well as sense faculties...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

I don't know, the sutta MN 38 Maha tanha sankaya sutta seems pretty clear about it Not at all. MN 38 is just one version. Since the twelve conditions must be explained in a certain order, one condition must be placed before another. I think there are enough suttas that support the view that nama-ru...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

Yes you are right but I am just saying that if our mind can make a full body with all its facilities, I do not see why a deva cannot. If you look at dependent origination consciousness precedes name and form. Consciousness does not necessarily precede nama-rupa. Based on the various suttas, they ap...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

They have a mind made body. Heat (Fire) and Air (Movement) are still rupa. Thanks for this effort, Budo, however I do not find it particularly convincing given the suttas refer to an "ascetic" creating the mind-made kaya. Also, 'kaya' does not necessarily mean 'rupa'. "With his mind thus concentrat...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Returner
Replies: 56
Views: 601

Re: Non-Returner

If one was to attain non-returner status and die, they would not return to earth, they would go to a pure abode upon death and enlighten there. . So how does a Non-Returner attain full enlightenment without physicality ( rupa khandha and five sense faculties)? :shrug: Devas still have a body, it ju...
by budo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A theme I noticed among buddhism and monks
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: A theme I noticed among buddhism and monks

Whenever I stay at monasteries it seems like the monks spend more time attending to people who know nothing about buddhism moreso than the lay people who live there and have pretty good knowledge and are closer to enlightenment. The monks love spending hours debating with people who don't know anyt...