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by icyteru
Wed May 09, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychic powers
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Psychic powers

The Buddha speaks of psychic powers mostly as a distraction from the real work which is to abstain from evil, do good, and purify the mind. Using such powers to impress potential converts is particularly bad for all concerned, because the user tends to get an inflated ego and the converts come to t...
by icyteru
Wed May 09, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do Buddhist believe in god?
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: Do Buddhist believe in god?

god = deva.
God = brahma?
believe in existence of deva / brahma.
but not believe or faith in them but in triple gem. :buddha1:
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Attainment of Jhana?
Replies: 16
Views: 2834

Re: Attainment of Jhana?

If you were approaching jhana you wouldn't be having all this turmoil over it. Just relax notice the breath, notice thoughts and feelings, notice sensations and watch them all arise and pass away, when you can do this consistently without reactivity over years or months then start thinking about jh...
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Daily life meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Daily life meditation

first you must calm your mind, not thinking about past, future, and inner talks every time every day. :anjali:
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New Meditator seeks guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: New Meditator seeks guidance

To add more confusion, there is the debate on how we should see vipassana. According to many, vipassana and samatha are not different practices, but states of mind. When they [the suttas] depict the Buddha telling his disciples to go meditate, they never quote him as saying "go do vipassana," but a...
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation going off the rails
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Meditation going off the rails

what are the thoughts that appear in your meditation? try avoid that in life.
and don't talk to thought. that is its food.
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is all doubt bad?
Replies: 20
Views: 1447

Re: Is all doubt bad?

if you have doubt, attempt to prove it is true or not. if its true, that become faith.
but the truth is proving something is not as simple as that.
meditation is a way to prove it. but in meditation there's a hindrance called vicikiccha / doubt. so...? :thinking:
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism's effect on the Will
Replies: 22
Views: 1271

Re: Buddhism's effect on the Will

"This is mine, I created it."
the answer is no. you're just learn it from here and there. there's too many factor that involved so that you can't say I created it.
in books definitely have bibliography and preface that say thanks to another people.
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rare human incarnation
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

Re: Rare human incarnation

So we're only evolving physically then? Not mentally or spiritually? Is this cos there's scientific evidence for the former? If so then I want to see the scientific evidence of the six realms of existence and of re-birth in general. there's fewer Ariyas nowadays. scientific evidence of another real...
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to deal with accusations against my practices
Replies: 21
Views: 2385

Re: How to deal with accusations against my practices

You may want to point out classical Christian meditation books like St. John of the Cross’ The Dark Night of The Soul. It is my understanding that Christian stages of meditation are mapped out remarkably similar to the Buddhist in their fundamentals. yes. Bernadette Roberts learn from St. John of t...
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?
Replies: 31
Views: 3083

Re: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?

Anapanasati sutta
Mahasatipatthana sutta
:anjali:
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jains and Anatta
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Jains and Anatta

Majjhima Nikaya Culasaccaka Sutta
:anjali:
by icyteru
Tue May 08, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Once-returner?
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Once-returner?

anagami cut off 5 fetters ( samyojana ) Sakkāya-diṭṭhi: Belief in self Vicikicchā: Skeptical doubt Sīlabbata-parāmāsa: Attachment to rites and rituals Kāma-rāga: Sensuous craving Byāpāda: Ill will Sotapanna cut off the first three fetters Sakkāya-diṭṭhi: Belief in self Vicikicchā: Skeptical doubt Sī...
by icyteru
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati

for question no 2: book about how this form of meditation is done?
from visuddhimagga:
http://realtruthlife.blogspot.com/2011/ ... tions.html

:anjali:
by icyteru
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cannot believe in magical things
Replies: 70
Views: 6742

Re: Cannot believe in magical things

about rebirth / remembering past lives, search about Ian Stevenson's Reincarnation Research
or
watch this on youtube
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by icyteru
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: past life
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: past life

try samadhi / bhavana. maybe you can recall your past life more easily?
by icyteru
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The middle way between accepting or fighting illness
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: The middle way between accepting or fighting illness

accepting or fighting illness?
option three: let go illness. :anjali:
by icyteru
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Riddles found in AN6.61
Replies: 13
Views: 1307

Re: Riddles found in AN6.61

Hello all, Does anyone know the answer to these cryptic statements: 1) Contact is the first side, the origination of contact the second side, and the cessation of contact is in between. 2) The past is the first side, the future the second, and the present is in between. 3) Pleasant feeling is the f...
by icyteru
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do you do to get the dhamma?
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: What do you do to get the dhamma?

The thought of "having to get the dhamma" causes stress. In this way I get the dhamma. Kind regards Some stresses are better than others, to a point. But best to keep practice "simple". That is, focus on the things that you experience and don't long for 'perfect' conditions for practice, nor even l...
by icyteru
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness of breath (anapanasati) -Tips
Replies: 33
Views: 4013

Re: Mindfulness of breath (anapanasati) -Tips

These are from visuddhimagga: http://realtruthlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/visuddhimagga-other-recollections-as_6940.html http://realtruthlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/visuddhimagga-other-recollections-as_6468.html http://realtruthlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/visuddhimagga-other-recollections-as_2219.html