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by TravisGM
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada attainment
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Theravada attainment

The highest form of attainment is that of an arahant - a being who is free from greed, hatred, and delusion. You can reach this by following the Noble Eightfold Path - Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Concentration, and Right Mindfulness...
by TravisGM
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada attainment
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Theravada attainment

The highest form of attainment is that of an arahant - a being who is free from greed, hatred, and delusion. You can reach this by following the Noble Eightfold Path - Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Concentration, and Right Mindfulness...
by TravisGM
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mental illness in meditators - advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Re: Mental illness in meditators - advice needed

It doesn't sound like he would make a good monk, due to interpersonal problems that might arise as the Venerable noted. Also the struggles with sensual desires would most likely effect his time as a monk. It doesn't sound like he is much of a good husband either. If he is repeatedly violating the t...
by TravisGM
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oxford
Replies: 10
Views: 1826

Re: Hello from Oxford

Welcome
:)
by TravisGM
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 174
Views: 61860

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Skiing is cool, but I heard that sport is going downhill. Ive gotta say thats the hardest Ive laughed on this forum, good one :goodpost: So my name is Travis and Im one of those people you often meet who know very little of the 'inside world' or 'real facts' of a certain hobby. With that said, I do...
by TravisGM
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Greetings

Welcome to the dhamma wheel!

Good to see some older people here too
:namaste:
by TravisGM
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhanic factors
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: Jhanic factors

That makes a lot of sense. I gotta say it seems like there are a lot of progressive steps to the jhanas :)

I must ask next then, how does one know it is joy or bliss?
by TravisGM
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhanic factors
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Jhanic factors

Hello all :) This would be my 2nd post in Anapanasati meditation. I hope all your practices are going well and I appreciate any and every response I receive. What my question is today is whether or not I'm experiencing one of the jhanic factors. When I begin to focus on the anapana spot I feel happy...
by TravisGM
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and relationships
Replies: 18
Views: 2140

Re: The Dhamma and relationships

I appreciate all the replies on this post, thank you all very much.

You are all far along the path, in my opinion :)
:anjali:
by TravisGM
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado!
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Hello from Colorado!

Hello everyone! Glad to be on board with some of the most intelligent minds the world contains :)

'Happiness is the only thing that matters, and Buddha found true happiness.'

:hello:
by TravisGM
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and relationships
Replies: 18
Views: 2140

The Dhamma and relationships

From my limited understanding, Buddha came up with the 8 fold path so that lay people could practice the way to Nibanna, but did he include married couples in this? I have a girlfriend and Im attempting to slowly reintroduce Buddhism into my life but as a couple that means she is also going to get e...
by TravisGM
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: foot falling asleep too the point that i can't move it???
Replies: 29
Views: 11253

Re: foot falling asleep too the point that i can't move it???

Your name and avatar make me happy
I have to agree :D
by TravisGM
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: seriously, no one else has any ideas? dealing with emotion?
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: seriously, no one else has any ideas? dealing with emotion?

I think Id have to agree, meditation itself isn't meant to escape problems, rather, to be with them in their entirety. I like to think that the reason why the Middle Way taught by Buddha isn't as popular as, lets say, McDonalds is because of its difficulty and honesty. Buddha taught meditation as a ...
by TravisGM
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Anapana Meditation Inquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: Anapana Meditation Inquiry

Yogurt, you've helped me twice in the same day. Your karma must be awesome :) thank you again. You've been a great help
by TravisGM
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana experience
Replies: 20
Views: 4429

Re: Jhana experience

:namaste: that's ok :)