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by sundara
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 4735

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: 2893

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: 4846

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: 4735

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: 2893

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: 2893

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: 647

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: 1822

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: 1635

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: 733

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: 2706

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: 32590

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: 4735

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: 4735

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: 1167

What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

What does dispassion and dukkha mean, in Buddhism?