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by Son
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Leg trembling.
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Leg trembling.

Does your leg go to sleep and tingle, or does it physically twitch or move involuntarily? If it is a mere sensation, then I would suggest just trying to monitor it with mindfulness. But if it's a real movement that you can't control, you're probably putting pressure on a tendon and that's not good....
by Son
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana Question
Replies: 68
Views: 11115

Re: Jhana Question

There are those who attain arhatship (nirvana) in four ways: with insight preceded by tranquility, tranquility preceded by insight, insight and tranquility conceived in unison, or by spontaneously profoundly inspired concentrated practicing of the truth. A jhana may or may not be involved but tranq...
by Son
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Real Story about Kamma
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Real Story about Kamma

Many Buddhists will not see the truth of this, and will look at it only with superstition.
Thank you. :anjali:
by Son
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Kamanita 18 : THE DUSK OF THE WORLDS
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Kamanita 18 : THE DUSK OF THE WORLDS

I just, really appreciate this. Thank you.
by Son
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: First Jhana...a description
Replies: 47
Views: 9077

Re: First Jhana...a description

A clarification that some might find useful (or not). I had heard some persons say that jhanic (or near-jhanic) piti-sukha is 'better than sex pleasure' and I kind of wish I hadn't heard them say that, because it set up a misconception in me, that persisted for years and hindered my development. Be...
by Son
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: First Jhana...a description
Replies: 47
Views: 9077

Re: First Jhana...a description

DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE EXPERIENCE OF THE FIRST JHANA? If so, could you please be so graceful as to share it with us? I've been attempting to attain it and have only reached the approximate-jhana. And how did you reach the 'approximate jhana'? By abandoning the hindrances. So rather than worrying abo...
by Son
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: First Jhana...a description
Replies: 47
Views: 9077

Re: First Jhana...a description

But where does it say that in first jhana the mind is totally and absolutely still? It doesn't - because that comes in the second jhana, where vitakka-vicara is let go of. My interpretation of the sources above is that some thinking is ok in first jhana, but it would be totally on one's own terms, ...
by Son
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: First Jhana...a description
Replies: 47
Views: 9077

Re: First Jhana...a description

DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE EXPERIENCE OF THE FIRST JHANA?

If so, could you please be so graceful as to share it with us? I've been attempting to attain it and have only reached the approximate-jhana.
by Son
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

I don't think you should follow his unusual demands at all. Did you try to seek advice and help from other devas? Maybe they will understand him better than us human. Of course not. Of course not. What we are going to do, is Monday, we're going to clean the house and tidy everything up. Then I'm go...
by Son
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

Many thanks, What happened to the asura you want to evict? Is he in your house? Is he gone now? I remember in Vinaya a monk had problems with non human being, many cures didn't help, then he went to abattoir and drunk blood, it helped and then the Buddha allowed it in similar cases. It seemed that ...
by Son
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

I can't say that they do not interact with electromagnetic radiation at all. This is very delicate and interesting analysis and is probably much easier for intellectually inclined devas. No, devas don't cast shadows. They have their own subtle light. It's not made of photons so photons pass right t...
by Son
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

Just out of curiosity, do they cast shadow on the ground or another object? I mean are they transparent/opaque in visible light? Regards. I don't know about translucent, but they exist with their own luminance. They have form and that includes solidity. I suppose you would say they're somewhat opaq...
by Son
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

Just out of curiosity, do they cast shadow on the ground or another object? I mean are they transparent/opaque in visible light? Regards. I don't know about translucent, but they exist with their own luminance. They have form and that includes solidity. I suppose you would say they're somewhat opaq...
by Son
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

Hi Son, Try the meditation below: "[6] "Furthermore, you should recollect the devas: 'There are the devas of the Four Great Kings, the devas of the Thirty-three, the devas of the Hours, the Contented Devas, the devas who delight in creation, the devas who have power over the creations of others, th...
by Son
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

Many thanks, I haven't been to Thai or Sri Lanka or other Therevada countries. In my country, Vietnam, AFAIK, some people may see something but they are extremely poor at science and even dhamma, and they let their ego play a big part in the explanation. Some people may see it accurately, but it se...
by Son
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

I always like the idea that bring science and religion closer. Imagine if someone, not only Son but may be anyone with ability to communicate with devas could convince some of them to take some kind of scientific measurements and experiments. I.e what material made their body, how to translate conc...
by Son
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

But again my focus is to establish more of a relationship, for the sake of helping others and myself spiritually. In this direction. Devas are much more able and powerful than humans, so humans are prone to come under influence (or even control) by devas, when communicating with them. IMHO, the bes...
by Son
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

lol, very interesting experiences. I think that I learn very much of the dhamma but if I suddenly see those being, I may be scared as hell. I think it is of course beneficial for those beings and for you if there is a dhamma bridge between you. The Buddha taught that giving dhamma is the best of gi...
by Son
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samatha to See Gods.
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Re: Samatha to See Gods.

While visiting the area of the devas nearby our neighborhood last night, we had a startling encounter. It was 2 AM and I hadn't seen hardly any devas at all. The deva who greeted us on an earlier night was missing. In fact the only devas I saw were the ones living in the air above one section of the...
by Son
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Terms: Uttarakuru, Pubbavideha, Aparagoyāna, continents
Replies: 34
Views: 8637

Re: Pali Terms: Uttarakuru, Pubbavideha, Aparagoyāna, continents

Hi Son, What's more, sometimes I see people equating Saha world to Jambudvipa, and then sometimes describing the Saha world as our galaxy... From what I understand--and please correct me--the Buddha used the term "saha world" very ambiguously. The Buddha didn't use this term. AFAIK, it is from Maha...