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by sundara
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 4174

Re: Seeing Impermanence

In the book "7 Contemplations of insight" it says a story about Venerable Channa when he was doing contemplation of impermanence he felt his self was going into a abyss, he became frightened, because he didn't discern conditions. He thought he was going to be annhialated. I don't know how to discern...
by sundara
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: If you wanted to get to Nibbana ASAP how would you go about
Replies: 20
Views: 2680

Re: If you wanted to get to Nibbana ASAP how would you go about

What does mental constructs mean or conditioned things mean?
by sundara
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The fear of death
Replies: 38
Views: 4615

Re: The fear of death

We fear death but what resonated in me was a quote saying that life is darkened by aging and smothered by death. The reason we fear death as Buddha said is because of being attached to sensual pleasures, to the body, to have done evil things and not realising liberation.
by sundara
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 4174

Re: Seeing Impermanence

I saw anicca, and dukkha and anatta, and my mind went to a realm outside this one all like the sky with white specks for a moment in my head but I was still experiencing the body. But the text by Ajahn Brahm, Reflections conducive to liberation, he talks about anicca, cessation, fading away and reli...
by sundara
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: If you wanted to get to Nibbana ASAP how would you go about
Replies: 20
Views: 2680

Re: If you wanted to get to Nibbana ASAP how would you go about

What texts do you recommend me to read from the web site, what the Buddha Taught? That's a good web site with juicy texts.
by sundara
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: If you wanted to get to Nibbana ASAP how would you go about
Replies: 20
Views: 2680

If you wanted to get to Nibbana ASAP how would you go about

If you wanted to get to Nibbana, how would you go about it, for a beginner, what texts would you read, from the net, because I'm so confused. I need a road map of the terrain to realize nibbana. I'd appreciate it friends.
by sundara
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recalling past lives
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Recalling past lives

How do you have the capacity to recall your past lives?
by sundara
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness and awareness
Replies: 16
Views: 1612

Mindfulness and awareness

What's the difference between mindfulness and awareness?
by sundara
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What are the qualities of Nibbana?
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: What are the qualities of Nibbana?

In the book "Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness" by Gunaratana, he says that Nibbana is a state you can't experience it. It's quality is total peace and hence total happiness.
by sundara
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Proliferations
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Proliferations

How can you stop proliferating?
by sundara
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's a good book on dependent origination?
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

What's a good book on dependent origination?

Friends,what's a good book on dependent origination, something with a lot of juice and say's everything in detail and it's not vague and doesn't beat around the bush.
by sundara
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 46
Views: 27135

Re: Recommended reading

How about this one:
The Buddha's Ancient Path by Piyadassi Thera
by sundara
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 4174

Re: Seeing Impermanence

What are the fruits of contemplating impermanence?
by sundara
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 4174

Re: Seeing Impermanence

Is contemplating impermanence really obligatory, or can I just contemplate suffering?
by sundara
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does dispassion and dukkha mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

What does dispassion and dukkha mean, in Buddhism?
by sundara
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Chat room
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Chat room

~Yes I see it, but is in such small letters that you can't hardly see it.
by sundara
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Chat room
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Chat room

It's not evident that there is a chat room on Dhamma Wheel.
by sundara
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Talks
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Dhamma Talks

Do you friends know some sites with good Dhamma talks. I've been listening to Thannissaro Bhikkhu, who else is good to listen?
by sundara
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What are the qualities of Nibbana?
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: What are the qualities of Nibbana?

What does fabrications mean in this verse:
Hunger: the foremost illness. Fabrications: the foremost pain. For one knowing this truth as it actually is, Unbinding is the foremost ease.
by sundara
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What are the qualities of Nibbana?
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

What are the qualities of Nibbana?

So as I said in the title, what qualities does nibbana possess?
And is niabbana a state that you don't experience the world but a trascendental state?