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by BlueLotus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 403

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

Crows are fascinating creatures. They can be very playful and naughty. The crow may be trying to tell you not to take yourself or meditation so seriously. Take the crow as your ajahn :) I wish I knew what they are trying to tell me, if they are... Notoriously impudent creatures, crows... I'm convin...
by BlueLotus
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 403

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. I spoke to my teacher. He said literally the following: "Well, you had all these bodily pains before, but now that your mindfulness is set on the body (I'm practicing vipassana), you notice these more often."...
by BlueLotus
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 403

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

thepea wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:28 pm
BlueLotus wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm
thepea wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:05 am
Your life was like this before, but now your meditating.
Oh stop it! :rolleye:
Couldn’t help myself, I have many lifetimes still to go. :hug:
:toast: :hug: :heart:
by BlueLotus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 403

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

thepea wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:05 am
Your life was like this before, but now your meditating.
Oh stop it! :rolleye:
by BlueLotus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 403

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

Do you have an idea, what might be inside me that might cause all this turmoil? Could it be that I have an internal belief that I am not worthy of peace? How can I identify?
by BlueLotus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 403

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

pegembara wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:13 am
What is going on internally affects what goes on externally and vice versa in a feedback loop.
The only thing you can 'control' is what goes on inside.
Thanks. You know, in a strange way, I felt I was creating this reality. :(
by BlueLotus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 403

What's happening to me. Help please!

I went to my first meditation retreat. After 2 days, I started experiencing all kinds of drama. 1. Uncontrollable bodily pains. My whole body is in pain. When I stop, after 2 days, it goes back to normal. I start meditating again, and the pains return. It feels as if my whole body is a wound. 2. Ext...
by BlueLotus
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Vinaya change?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Can Vinaya change?

Can vinaya change with time or is it like set in stone like dhamma? What did buddha say about this?
by BlueLotus
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Astral Projection
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Astral Projection

Has anyone here had an out of body experience, with or without conscious effort? I'm just looking to hear what the experience is like. I know there's a lot of resources out there but, I want to hear from someone here as well...
by BlueLotus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Astral Projection
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Astral Projection

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:56 am
OBERF - Out of Body Experience Research Foundation

http://www.oberf.org/


:namaste:
Thanks, Buddy!
:namaste:
by BlueLotus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few questions about nibbana
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: A few questions about nibbana

Here we go: 1. Is Nibbana a different reality, or just a different state of mind? 2. If it is a different state of mind, then is it a subjective reality? 3. If nibbana is an objective reality that lies outside the 6 sense sphere, how can we perceive it through our senses? I don't know. This morning...
by BlueLotus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few questions about nibbana
Replies: 16
Views: 717

A few questions about nibbana

Here we go:

1. Is Nibbana a different reality, or just a different state of mind?
2. If it is a different state of mind, then is it a subjective reality?
3. If nibbana is an objective reality that lies outside the 6 sense sphere, how can we perceive it through our senses?
by BlueLotus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Astral Projection
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Astral Projection

That sounds scary, but lucky in a way. I've been trying to astrally project for ages, and I haven't had much success. I have been trying to induce it by meditating but couldn't get that experience again. Several times, I came so close to the stage of hearing deafening noises but that scares me so m...
by BlueLotus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Astral Projection
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Astral Projection

Are you sure you weren't dreaming ? Yes. Absolutely certain without any trace of doubt that I was awake. I thought I was awake and that I clearly saw Santa Claus waving to me outside my bedroom Okay but I saw no santa. I saw my lifeless body lying there like a used sack. It was real. Had you had an...
by BlueLotus
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Astral Projection
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Astral Projection

And, why me? I can't even meditate well!!