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by Bagoba
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)

I think this is worth careful consideration with regard to "realizing no-self." "Then again, the disciple of the noble ones, having gone into the wilderness, to the root of a tree, or into an empty dwelling, considers this: 'This is empty of self or of anything pertaining to self.' Practicing & fre...
by Bagoba
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)

plwk wrote:Do Dhamma Wheel members get a discount? :mrgreen:
That's an excellent question plwk, I will ask and let you know... :lol:
by Bagoba
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)

Ok no sweat, thanks Ben. :)

What do you personaly make of the exchange pointed above though? There seems to be some change of perspective taking place in the dude's mind thanks to Ciaran's words... Can it really be that simple? :)
by Bagoba
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)

Ben wrote:Yes, we are aware of them and from time to time one of their minions come to Dhamma Wheel - but they never last long.
kind regards,

Ben
Hi Ben,

I'd be curious to read some of the discussions that took place between you guys, can you provide some links by any chance?

Cheers,
Fred
by Bagoba
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Realizing no-self for 1,000£ only! ;)

Hi everyone, Stumbled across this blog, and especially this discussion here: http://ruthlesstruthdotcom.blogspot.fr/2011/12/1000-well-spent.html?m=0 That "Direct pointing at no-self" technique seems to be working wonders for some! :) What do you make of this? You may read this as well, to have more ...
by Bagoba
Mon May 28, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitting on a garden chair, meditating...
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Sitting on a garden chair, meditating...

Hi guys, Thanks for the tips and advices... I have one concern about my meditation practice... Right now I'm quick to become absorbed in the breath and feel rapture, I stay in it for a while but right now it feels more like a fix, a sort of "high" that I wish to stay in, and I'm concerned about deve...
by Bagoba
Mon May 28, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Maitreya - What do you think?
Replies: 31
Views: 1878

Re: Maitreya - What do you think?

Mahayana / Vajarayana make quite big deal of this future Buddha, look out for the Maitreya project on google. They say he was announced by Buddha Gotama as well. He's supposed to appear in this world when Buddha Gotama's teachings will have gone extinct from what I understand.
by Bagoba
Sat May 26, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitting on a garden chair, meditating...
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Sitting on a garden chair, meditating...

Ben wrote:Its not an issue, Bagoba.
Many people within my own tradition use a chair to sit in, as do some of our teachers.
kind regards,

Ben
Great, thank you for confirming that I am going the right way Ben. I'm ready to finish things off now I think. :-)

Kind regards
by Bagoba
Sat May 26, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitting on a garden chair, meditating...
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Sitting on a garden chair, meditating...

Hi guys, I am just wondering if I'm doing things right here. From the feeling I get it feels right, but of course I may be totally off, so your opinion is much appreciated. I simply seat on a garden chair, which is quite confortable to be honest. My arms rest on the armrests, my feet both touch the ...
by Bagoba
Sat May 26, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How many times to meditate a day?
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Alex123 wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.
:bow:
by Bagoba
Thu May 17, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thunderheads: What's Better?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Thunderheads: What's Better?

Number 4 has both mastered and discerns, whereas number 2 only discerns... So to me it seems that it is best to be a thunderhead that both rains and thunders!
by Bagoba
Thu May 17, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27626

Re: Why Meditate?

Yes Mike.
by Bagoba
Thu May 17, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27626

Re: Why Meditate?

On another note, I used to practice Vajrayana buddhism, and our Lama was always warning us to never undertake any Vajrayana meditation practices without proper guidance, because of the risks involved (which seems to be consistent with the cases you mention). Some Vajrayana meditation practices are a...
by Bagoba
Thu May 17, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27626

Re: Why Meditate?

I think his essay is based on buddhist meditation, and by asking him if the risks are worth Enlightenment if reincarnation doesn't exist, you're taking it out of context, since Enlightenment, the ultimate goal of buddhist's practice and meditation, is to put an end to the everlasting cycle of rebirt...
by Bagoba
Thu May 17, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27626

Re: Why Meditate?

I remember once reading and even watching a video about a meditator talking about a breakthrough that happens during meditation (I can't quite remember the name it is given though and why it happens), which can be extremely blissful for some, extremely scary and traumatic for others (visions of deat...
by Bagoba
Wed May 16, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27626

Re: Why Meditate?

Why would you, a self, want to wake up? What is the benefit of enlightenment? A lot of the sales-pitches of meditation out there make it sound like a great thing for the self: being more relaxed and a better “me”, who wouldn’t want that? But now that you know that the sales-pitch is essentially BS,...
by Bagoba
Mon May 14, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nature of distractions, distractions in nature
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Self-Reflection

tiltbillings wrote:One hopes; but in the meantime things get a bit better, less holding on.
:D
by Bagoba
Mon May 14, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nature of distractions, distractions in nature
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Self-Reflection

tiltbillings wrote:Thanks for making this clear.
Pleasure.