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by Uilium
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why we still need monks and nuns
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Why we still need monks and nuns

A lot of this author's books appear when someone searches for free books on Buddhism (for example: http://www.freebooksifter.com/?c=260). They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, but it actually is if integrity of a teaching is considered otherwise it will be just like that drum in Ani Sut...
by Uilium
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha statues are not idols?..
Replies: 52
Views: 9102

Re: Buddha statues are not idols?..

What's the difference between honor and worship? :meditate:
by Uilium
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can one get special powers through mindfulness?
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Re: Can one get special powers through mindfulness?

Greetings, Yes, special power is developing awareness and understanding what's going on in your mind to put an end to suffering. The foremost power indeed. :goodpost: :goodpost: Metta, Retro. :) Yes...well maybe being able to be mindful on the first breath in the morning until you fall asleep?
by Uilium
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can one get special powers through mindfulness?
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Re: Can one get special powers through mindfulness?

I thought traditionally special powers were associated with attaining the jhanas? This is because jhanas are the states of the supreme mindfulness .) PS: 4 foundations of mindfulness (satipatthanas) are said to be "samadhi nimittas" in the suttas, that is, "themes" or "objects" of the mind in samad...
by Uilium
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can one get special powers through mindfulness?
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Can one get special powers through mindfulness?

Hey there , One can get special powers through mindfulness? That's the first time I ever heard mindfulness could do that.If someone has these powers, it only proves that one is very proficient in mindfulness of conceptual reality, ultimate reality or both? I guess I always just assumed "powers" cou...
by Uilium
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is shame based on knowledge of cause and effect?
Replies: 3
Views: 950

What is shame based on knowledge of cause and effect?

This is a shame based on knowledge of cause and effect, rather than emotional guilt So it's good shame? Ajahn Chah was talking about it.
by Uilium
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bad Karma to have intent to KILL germs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Bad Karma to have intent to KILL germs?

If ones body comes in contact with an infection is it proper to take antibiotics with the intention to kill the lifeforms? Should we spray our trash cans with Lysol with the intention to kill germs? Is there anything in the Pali suttas or commentaries that is evidence that an Arahant might find it p...
by Uilium
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Love & Loving-kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Love & Loving-kindness

What is the difference between love without attatchment and loving-kindness(or compassion)? i really dislike the term "loving-kindness". try to be lovingly kind to person that treats you like garbage. instead, i've found it easier to have goodwill for them - disliking them but wishing them all the ...
by Uilium
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta & Rebirth : An Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: Anatta & Rebirth : An Idea

People always ask what goes to the next life if there is no-self. Why is it that we need to seperate samsara(your mental contiunum or each persons ongoing experience) because the process of death & birth happens? T i'm not sure what it is you're asking. can you reformulate your question? careful no...
by Uilium
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta & Rebirth : An Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Anatta & Rebirth : An Idea

People always ask what goes to the next life if there is no-self. Why is it that we need to seperate samsara(your mental contiunum or each persons ongoing experience) because the process of death & birth happens? T
by Uilium
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Rejection & Going Forth
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Rejection & Going Forth

We all have defilements so how could any bad quality of the mind stop one from being able to go forth? Doubt is a quality of mind which may disable one from going forth. Because the quality of mind will bring chaos and suffering to the other monastics and lay meditators? Whether such a quality of m...
by Uilium
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Rejection & Going Forth
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Rejection & Going Forth

We all have defilements so how could any bad quality of the mind stop one from being able to go forth? Because the quality of mind will bring chaos and suffering to the other monastics and lay meditators? What if somethings "wrong" with the potential monastic's body? What if they had TB, HIV or Hep ...
by Uilium
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism vs. the Buddha's teaching
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Buddhism vs. the Buddha's teaching

What is the difference? Isn't it important for beginner's at least, to know what is the Buddha's teaching and what is not the Buddha's teaching within any given tradition? Has the counterfeit dhamma that the Buddha predicts arisen already? What do we do about counterfeit dhamma? Should we just be po...
by Uilium
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Background Awarness?
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Background Awarness?

I've never heard about it and I always hear you can't be aware of two things at the same time but when I meditate I become aware of a weak backround awareness. Is there such a thing or am I tripping?
by Uilium
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Love & Loving-kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Love & Loving-kindness

What is the difference between love without attatchment and loving-kindness(or compassion)?
by Uilium
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Nama-rupa Confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Nama-rupa Confusion

Why do I hear namarupa means "name & form" or "mind&form(body)? How does name relate to mind here? Something about the consepts mind gives objects? I have confusion here...Perhaps I have realized it through experience but have not realized it intellectually yet? Is that possible?
by Uilium
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: constant noting
Replies: 7
Views: 1806

Re: constant noting

has anyone done this, in the mahasi method, noting your experiences all day long? will the mind get tired? is it only for advanced meditators? thank you, metta, befriend you just begin by noting what you can because in the beginning the mind wanders a lot and like anything you get better at it,more...
by Uilium
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Best Dharma Talks
Replies: 43
Views: 12776

Re: Best Dharma Talks

[quote="sattva"]Hi all! I have a question. Because of my eyesight or lack there of, i find reading difficult. i do enjoying downloading and listening to Dharma talks. What teachers do you think give great Dharma talks? Although this is in the Discovering Theravada forum, i am open to all traditions....
by Uilium
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Best Dharma Talks
Replies: 43
Views: 12776

Re: Best Dharma Talks

[quote="sattva"]Hi all! I have a question. Because of my eyesight or lack there of, i find reading difficult. i do enjoying downloading and listening to Dharma talks. What teachers do you think give great Dharma talks? Although this is in the Discovering Theravada forum, i am open to all traditions....
by Uilium
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Use of the imagination/fabrication
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: Use of the imagination/fabrication

The meditation described sounds like samatha meditation. Samatha uses concepts so it's not based on ultimate reality and imagination is used in samatha like loving kindness meditation, meditating on the Buddha and breathing out your pores for example. You don't get to be very creative or use imagina...