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by Sam Vara
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.

Moderator note: Please be aware of James' request in the above post, and the section where this thread now resides. Suttas, please! (If it doesn't work here, or if there are other non Sutta-based opinions, then we can always move it or split it again...) :anjali: But Manopubbangama is the thread cr...
by Sam Vara
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.

Moderator note:

Please be aware of James' request in the above post, and the section where this thread now resides. Suttas, please!

(If it doesn't work here, or if there are other non Sutta-based opinions, then we can always move it or split it again...)

:anjali:
by Sam Vara
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 26
Views: 650

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

...anyone? I think this report is difficult for people to comment on, because of the difficulties involved in communicating online, especially regarding subjective experiences. The best I can say is that powerful and apparently meaningful experiences do occur for many people during meditation. They...
by Sam Vara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Leaders, power, and responsibility
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Leaders, power, and responsibility

An excellent article from Ajahn Sucitto on spiritual leadership, which has some advice for teachers, and also for those seeking or evaluating a teacher:

http://sucitto.blogspot.com/2018/12/the ... abuse.html
by Sam Vara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 23
Views: 510

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

Thank you Bhante. :anjali:

I've seen a couple of videos featuring him, and he seems very impressive.
by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Hello :)

Hello, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 62
Views: 737

Re: How to practise sati ?

https://suttacentral.net/mn118/pli/ms if you translate pretty much word to word yasmin samaye- when in religious order. Are you sure? This seems to be "On the occasions that", rather than anything to do with religious orders. Samayo is "time" or "occasion". religious order is same as to embody vidy...
by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 62
Views: 737

Re: How to practise sati ?

https://suttacentral.net/mn118/pli/ms Yasmiṃ samaye, bhikkhave, bhikkhu dīghaṃ vā assasanto ‘dīghaṃ assasāmī’ti pajānāti, dīghaṃ vā passasanto ‘dīghaṃ passasāmī’ti pajānāti; rassaṃ vā assasanto ‘rassaṃ assasāmī’ti pajānāti, rassaṃ vā passasanto ‘rassaṃ passasāmī’ti pajānāti; ‘sabbakāyapaṭisaṃvedī a...
by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Deleting account functionality
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Deleting account functionality

I don't believe that is possible. As far as I know, even administrators do not have the option to do so. And even if they could, they might opt not to because if all your posts disappeared, it would ruin the conversations which you participated in because people would no longer be able to read your...
by Sam Vara
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Hello from thailand

Hello Thailotus, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 23
Views: 510

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

pegembara wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:32 am
From 2:50

Does anyone know who this monk is, please?
by Sam Vara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Hi Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Hey Hi Hello

Hi Miroku :hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! I hope you find what you are looking for!
by Sam Vara
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 421

Re: What's happening to me. Help please!

It happened again. A crow dropped a dead branch right into me, it missed my head by inches. Notoriously impudent creatures, crows... Easy is life for the shameless one who is impudent as a crow, is backbiting and forward, arrogant and corrupt https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.18.b...
by Sam Vara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 785
Views: 55934

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:32 pm
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I thought points 4 to 8 were well-expressed and made a lot of sense. Thank you! :anjali:
by Sam Vara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?

Yes, I spent many years following instructions that we should not attempt to control the length of the breath, but was introduced to a technique which does, and for me it worked better. Yes, I've heard from some people, that they had better results with some control. It might be a preliminary trick...