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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: 1283

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: 9788

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: 2282

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: 2282

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: 2282

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: 988

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: 1583

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: 1150

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: 1283

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: 1283

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: 1026

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: 1026

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: 1062

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: 1243

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: 1150

Love & Loving-kindness

What is the difference between love without attatchment and loving-kindness(or compassion)?