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by Pondera
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Physical posture during seated meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Physical posture during seated meditation

The Sacroiliac joint is of utmost importance. Not only should that joint be straightened as much as one can - it should be in a position where one can let go of dukkha there from. The SI joint is the absolute key to achieving rapture during meditation - and also for achieving rapture as a element o...
by Pondera
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Interesting that there is no mention of dimension of cessation of feeling & perception. Is there an equivalence to nibbana? I am sure that the answer is yes and that is why it is only accessible to Ariya and not putthujanna. As i understand it, it takes a considerable amount of concentration to be ...
by Pondera
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 613

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

DooDoot wrote: For beginners & experts alike, Nibbana is the cessation of craving (rather than the cessation of perception). Its seems those who keep insisting Nibbana is the cessation of perception don't really want to start practise of the noble path (because letting go of perception cannot be pra...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Tips on maintaining a consistent method
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Tips on maintaining a consistent method

My approach is in the PDF linked in my signature. I meditate on earth, water, fire and air totalities. My method involves trigger points where tension builds up (releasing tension there). My technique involves concentrating on my mind - leading to a robust release of soma from four different areas o...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Fine. I send loving kindness in all four directions, above and below that it may reach this little tree.

Now. How in the world can it be so bright over there? Are you an Australian? It’s pitch dark here! Weird ...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reading stories aloud to children
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Reading stories aloud to children

Children should not have fun whatsoever. When they grow up they will not want to join the work force as they will have been preconditioned to think it is “boring”.
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Cunda Sutta. No mention of hate, greed, or delusion "Thus, friends, you should train yourselves: 'Being Dhamma-devotee monks, we will speak in praise of jhana monks.' That's how you should train yourselves. Why is that? Because these are amazing people, hard to find in the world, i.e., those who dw...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Not according to most suttas. "And what is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to the ending of the effluents? There is the case where a monk remains focused on arising & falling away with reference to the five clinging-aggregates: 'Such is form, such its originati...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

You cannot think outside your little box - especially when a sutta comes along that blows your wrong view away.
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

It is by virtue of reaching awareness release, or if you prefer, the cessation of feeling and perception - Sorry. But "awareness release" is not defined as "cessation of feeling and perception". :roll: And this unprovoked awareness-release is empty of passion, empty of aversion, empty of delusion. ...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Cunda Sutta. No mention of hate, greed, or delusion "Thus, friends, you should train yourselves: 'Being Dhamma-devotee monks, we will speak in praise of jhana monks.' That's how you should train yourselves. Why is that? Because these are amazing people, hard to find in the world, i.e., those who dwe...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

It is by virtue of reaching awareness release, or if you prefer, the cessation of feeling and perception - that one ends the taints. And vice versa. It is by virtue of ending the taints that one comes into contact with the deathless element. You cling to the destruction of the taints, but are unable...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

When The Buddha refers to any of the jhanas, according to the Blessed One himself, he refers to Nibbana in a “conventional” sense. Novel idea. There are suttas to back this up. Then quote them. Zom has been kind enough in the past to quote the sutta where this is found. Perhaps he can again. I’ve t...
by Pondera
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3549

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

cessation of perception and feeling Nibbana is defined as the destruction of craving/defilements/taints and never as cessation of perception and feeling When The Buddha refers to any of the jhanas, according to the Blessed One himself, he refers to Nibbana in a “conventional” sense. When, however, ...
by Pondera
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Physical posture during seated meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Physical posture during seated meditation

The Sacroiliac joint is of utmost importance. Not only should that joint be straightened as much as one can - it should be in a position where one can let go of dukkha there from. The SI joint is the absolute key to achieving rapture during meditation - and also for achieving rapture as a element of...