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by budo
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 20
Views: 240

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

(Typing this on phone, so can't look up sources at the moment) Remember guys after the Buddha left the ascetics, he remembered his childhood memory of the first Jhana. Under the bodhi tree right away he attained 3 knowledge's: past lives, divine eye, and 4 Nobel truths. Thus if your dhamma is correc...
by budo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 20
Views: 240

What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

So it is clear in the suttas that The Buddha thought the 8 jhanas alone were not enough to attain Nibbana, as his teachers Alara Kalama and Udaka Ramaputta who taught him the 7th and 8th jhanas, did not attain enlightenment, and when the Buddha attained enlightenment he wanted to go back to these te...
by budo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Arguing about Mahasi Sayadaw and Goenka Meditation
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: Arguing about Mahasi Sayadaw and Goenka Meditation

Just finished watching the video, am I summing it up correctly in that he’s stating that the Mahasi-style noting is just attention, not mindfulness, and that one must examine thoughts, speech, action to see if there are any ignorance, greed, ill-will motivating those. That the more focused attentio...
by budo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?

The level of samadhi required for liberating insight (see the Visuddhimagga, for example) is significant. In fact, it could be argued that the "sutta jhanas" taught by some teachers are not really much different from the "dry insight" practices, and that deep absorption was not taught in the suttas...
by budo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?

Ah interesting article rightviewftw, I didn't consider looking at the factors in an order of sequence. The joy I got from first jhana based on Anapanasati was pretty intense, whereas when I do Satipatthana walking meditation or sitting noting meditation I do not get any joy, maybe something light at...
by budo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?

Yes, vicara, vitakka, piti, sukkha, and ekkagata, which in fourth jhana becomes ekaggata and uppekha.
by budo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

The seven factors of awakening in dry insight?

I've been bouncing between Jhanas and Mahasi style vipassana the past few years, and was on a 30 day mahasi retreat last summer, prior to that I've also reached 4th jhana the year before. Since getting into Mahasi vipassana I've stopped with the Jhanas, but I have a question that is raising doubt in...
by budo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Arguing about Mahasi Sayadaw and Goenka Meditation
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: Arguing about Mahasi Sayadaw and Goenka Meditation

Interesting that people who are responding to this thread are being so dismissive rather than using it as a opportunity to learn something new. Have they attained nibbana already?


SarathW, can you please explain the difference between the two different types of Sati?

Thank you.
by budo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?
Replies: 38
Views: 553

Re: Why a good nihilist experience rebirth?

Being a nihilist doesn't make you a mindful person. If you're not mindful how are you going to remove your addictions, your fetters, your anger, greed, delusion, etc. Out of the 10 fetters, only 1 really has to do with Buddhism, which is Fetter 2 doubt in the buddha, but more like doubt in the dhamm...
by budo
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Doubts: cosmology, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Doubts: cosmology, etc.

The moon and the sun are independent because they exist independently. They have an illusion of rising and falling because the Earth is spinning, but this is just an illusion, they really aren't rising and falling or born and dying. Likewise, that is the nature of reality things appear to rise and f...
by budo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Why did Buddha passed away in fourth Jhana?
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Why did Buddha passed away in fourth Jhana?

Does this also mean that the formless jhanas (5 to 8) are not really special in comparison to the form jhanas?
by budo
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you know if you've entered the stream?
Replies: 28
Views: 1696

How do you know if you've entered the stream?

I've been meditating since 2010 on and off, can enter the first few jhanas quite easily, and have been on a 15 day mahasi style vipassana retreat, and I still don't know if I've entered the stream. I've had moments of "blanking/blinking out" or "cessation" while meditating, and I can relate to the n...
by budo
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 2494

Re: original buddhism

I would be interested in finding a chronology of the suttas by date of 1) they were written and 2) by order they took place. I can see in some suttas the Buddha is referred to as Gotama (such as the suttas on the brahma viharas), and others where he is referred to as "Lord", which would help indicat...
by budo
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Some questions after being away from Buddhism for a while
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Some questions after being away from Buddhism for a while

So I've been away from Buddhism for the past 4 months.. I still have many Buddhist beliefs, but after taking a step back for a while, some questions came up. 1. Is happiness a delusion? A few weeks ago I became infatuated over a girl, and somehow fooled myself into being really happy. At that time I...
by budo
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: End suffering by disjoining mind & sense ojects at sensedoor
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: End suffering by disjoining mind & sense ojects at sensedoor

Hello Matheesha and Budo, Many thanks for correcting me. My gut reaction to the question would be a definite "Not self / no selfhood" instead of "no self". Did the Buddha teach us "no self" as his approach to liberation? Did he classify the view of "no self" as a wrong view? Did the 1st five discip...
by budo
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: End suffering by disjoining mind & sense ojects at sensedoor
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: End suffering by disjoining mind & sense ojects at sensedoor

Hello Mathaasha, Your wise and kind advice has been most appreciated. As to your question: 'if you were to ask yourself, in a room where only you were - do I really believe that there is no self?' what would you say to yourself?' I would say to "myself": First let's look at the body and mind: 1) Th...
by budo
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: are animals that kill reborn in hell?
Replies: 36
Views: 3027

Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

are animals that kill reborn in hell? http://img1.eyefetch.com/p/z3/699907-7a69d3aa-b173-428a-a9a4-f82449e6a57dl.jpg http://maniart.ne.jp/mani/imagemani/jigoku.JPG Probably not. I guess animals don't need to go to hell to have people cut them up like that. It happens on earth already. I guess that ...
by budo
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: are animals that kill reborn in hell?
Replies: 36
Views: 3027

Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Is a cat that is kept indoors or otherwise prevented from killing animals better off than a cat that is left outside where it will naturally do so? They will still smack the cockroaches, lizards, ants, spiders and occasionally the other dog/cat that doesn't comply with the TOS :tongue: So if animal...
by budo
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: are animals that kill reborn in hell?
Replies: 36
Views: 3027

Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

I believe that a tiger that has during its lifetime a mind state of an average tiger will likely be reborn as a tiger. And they were born as tigers in the first place because that was close to their mind state in the previous life. Very difficult for a tiger to be a 'good' tiger or a 'bad' tiger. S...
by budo
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: are animals that kill reborn in hell?
Replies: 36
Views: 3027

Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

PeterB wrote:I dont think in such literal terms Budo.
Does that mean you hunt? If you do not think in literal terms, then do you act in literal terms?