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by Sam Vara
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 8
Views: 55

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: 692

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: 692

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: 122

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: 103

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: 21
Views: 467

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: 416

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: 782
Views: 55798

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...
by Sam Vara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:06 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?

At the risk of opening up another discussion, is that definitely the case? I was taught a meditation technique which involves (in part) controlling the length of the breath, and that length of breath was the object of awareness while carrying out tasks. That doesn't appear to contradict the descrip...
by Sam Vara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:22 am
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?

The object of ānāpānasati is natural breath. If the breath is natural (i.e. there is no intentional or unintentional control) it's okay to practice ānāpānasati. At the risk of opening up another discussion, is that definitely the case? I was taught a meditation technique which involves (in part) co...
by Sam Vara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:53 am
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?

I have to disagree to the point that Anapanasati is practiced only in sitting position. I think Anapanasati can be practice in sitting, standing, walking and sleeping positions. Any comments? I think the answer to this will depend upon what we mean by anapanasati. If we mean just keeping the mind o...
by Sam Vara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

Budo is quite right - you can almost find any definition of both these terms to fit one's preconceptions!

Just to add to the mix, here's one pair of definitions and explications from Ajahn Jayasaro that I really like.



If it doesn't help, just ignore it!
by Sam Vara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

It’s very difficult at times to see the intention of posters because we can’t really put a tone to our words online. That’s why a little of emoji use at times can show your intention when the post may seem harsh otherwise.. :smile: Agreed, but there is also the case where someone might use emojis t...