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by Source
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: He trains himself...relinquishment
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: He trains himself...relinquishment

isn't it possible that partial calming could produce a lower level of rapture? Yes, Amtross, I already pointed this out. Partial calming could produce a lower level of rapture. But full calming will produce full rapture. In other words, rapture always followings the calming of the breath/body. With...
by Source
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: He trains himself...relinquishment
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: He trains himself...relinquishment

I am quoting your first post here to remind you what you are saying, and showing the sequence of a mastered state such as Jhana is no proof. Hello again, Cittasanto The sequence of jhana is strong proof (on an intellectual basis) that contemplation of the subtle qualities of mind occurs after raptu...
by Source
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: He trains himself...relinquishment
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: He trains himself...relinquishment

although if sequential why is rapture happening before the mind (9-12 in the list) is turned to, where the concentration, of the sort you use as proof, begins (no.11)? To add, there are different degrees of concentration, thus the various jhanas. Your question is easily answered from stock passages...
by Source
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: He trains himself...relinquishment
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: He trains himself...relinquishment

Hello Cittasanto Do you believe in rebirth? I trust we have probably met before. Obviously, I disagree Dmytro has shown anything convincingly & conclusively. I can only recommend to study the mind. Buddha taught with feeling as a condition, craving (defilement) arises. Have you ever experienced crav...
by Source
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: He trains himself...relinquishment
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: He trains himself...relinquishment

And when the mind is headed straight, the disciple of the noble ones gains a sense of the goal, gains a sense of the Dhamma, gains joy connected with the Dhamma. In one who is joyful, rapture arises. In one who is rapturous, the body grows calm. One whose body is calmed experiences ease. In one at ...
by Source
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: He trains himself...relinquishment
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: He trains himself...relinquishment

Thanissaro Bhikkhu states that Another point to keep in mind in understanding the maps of the practice is that they list the steps of meditation, not in the order in which they will be experienced, but in the order in which they can be mastered. There are cases, for instance, where one will feel ra...
by Source
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Dalai Lama's Solution to Overpopulation
Replies: 98
Views: 7695

Re: The Dalai Lama's Solution to Overpopulation

Oh I don't really feel ashamed right now, because I haven't engaged in the act recently. I was ashamed when talking to Bhante Pesala, because he has been a celibate bhikkhu for a few months longer than I have been alive. i have been celibate for a very long time also but if i dismiss your posts wil...