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by tamdrin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 465

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

Where can I get this book? I'm interested in the Pa Auk tradition. The head monk seems very knowledgable. The author who is a psychiatrist meditated his entire adult life and never had jhana form until one day in his sixties decided he had to go,he retired or closed up his practice he went to pa Au...
by tamdrin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 465

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

It depends what you mean by "Seeing" dependent origination. For example when I walk past the ice-cream freezer in the supermarket, Im aware of craving - does that count? :tongue: No, because I already stated the preconditions in the OP, such as being in jhana. You can't analyze anything if your act...
by tamdrin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 465

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

Where can I get this book? I'm interested in the Pa Auk tradition. The head monk seems very knowledgable. I got it from here. https://wisdomexperience.org/product/samatha-jhana-and-vipassana/ This is from the chapter : Meditation on Dependant Origination.Its about how you link the past life causes ...
by tamdrin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 465

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

So knowing his, how does one see dependent origination in Samadhi meditation? You can't see Dependent origination in samadhi meditation.Samadhi is a recharge station.A purification of mind.You can't move in it.So you can't investigate anything. Seeing Dependent origination means you are tracing cau...
by tamdrin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 79
Views: 775

Re: Karma is everything!

According to Theravada tradition and Buddhist tradition in general kamma is a quite complicated and multi-faceted law that is hard to understand.


THe Ven from Pa Auk has written a 400 page book on this law. Available here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tAhYl7 ... Fkr1u/view
by tamdrin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 20
Views: 294

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama once said something interesting. He said this tongue (pointing to his own) has never told a lie. That is amazing.

Sadhu..
by tamdrin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

I guess complaining to cyber space does work.. Not long after having posted this I found a method of meditation that is working for me and I'm feeling quite a bit better... really interesting.
by tamdrin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Meditation Centers - Your Experiences?

I live in Thailand but I have not attended any courses at a meditation center.


Pa Auk in Myanmar is supposed to be good.


You can see what the Venerable Sayadaw teaches in books like this:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qwl-bq ... 0hEdi/view
by tamdrin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Hello Tien,

I enjoyed your post. You're English is very good and you seem highly educated. I am American but usually living in Thailand these days. I wish you success in your practice, you are still young, so don't forget to relax from time to time as well.


Take care!
by tamdrin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

I have been meditating for many years although my efforts have not been consistent. I have schizophrenia and am on anti psychotics for that. Would this effect my ability to access samadhi potentially? Most likely no. Meditate at a particular time in the morning after you wake and before you sleep. ...
by tamdrin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 681

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

It's easier to observe the 8 precepts when staying at a temple. It's a little harder when at home.
by tamdrin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Upcara Samadhi and its powers
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Upcara Samadhi and its powers

Yes, I have read about Thai monks being in upacara samadhi and taking tours of the heavens and hells. Upacara samadhi is actually a quite profound state of concentration before jhana. It's probably not easily accessed by most. However there is no guarantee of experiencing the kind of profound spirit...
by tamdrin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

Well.. I have experience of AJahn's putting "pressure" on me. You were vague so I had no idea what you were talking about.


The bottom line is if the brahma viharas are important for YOU then they are. No one can tell you otherwise.
by tamdrin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do my choice of action come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: What do my choice of action come from?

You're question is not clear. Can you elaborate?
by tamdrin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 26
Views: 521

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

enlightened one made that method when he was unenlightened bodhisatta. It won't get you to the goal. It helps quell obstacles. They are indeed very effective. Getting into state of intense pressure is a must, but you guys want to escape it mundane way or otherwords see it as ailment not as an escap...