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by DAWN
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Your initial experience with meditation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Your initial experience with meditation?

Before i do it because i have to do it. Now i do it because i like to do it. Now its my drug. Calm is my drug. :meditate: There is a sutta, i lost which one and recite on memory, when Buddha said that: There is the ones who have practice easily and attain fruition easily. There is the ones who have ...
by DAWN
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Yawares popular culture thread
Replies: 148
Views: 17923

Re: Miss Universe 2012 : Olivia Culpo from USA

James the Giant wrote:Do they poo beautiful excrement too?
:clap:

I'am sure it's smells like beautifull roses :heart: :heart:
by DAWN
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cultivating wisdom?
Replies: 38
Views: 3637

Re: cultivating wisdom?

Wisdom is fruit of Right Mindfullness, and nature of Right Mindfullness is Wisdom. Right Mindfullness is born from calm, detachement, clearity, openess... The one who is wise can take a position out of situation, and by this ability of detachement he can see clearly, without be "impoisoned". When th...
by DAWN
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say “The world is but an illusion?
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: Did Buddha say “The world is but an illusion?

hermitwin wrote:it is all a matter of perspective.
is a man real or illusion?
if you see a man as nothing more than a collection sub-atomic particles.
then which is the illusion and which the reality???
It's a good questioning.

What part of a man is considered as man.
by DAWN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: zen masters...
Replies: 54
Views: 7268

Re: zen masters...

Dan74 wrote:
DAWN wrote:
tiltbillings wrote: what is the problem?
Your aggressivity ? :namaste:
He might just be a frustrated zen master... :spy:
When there is pain it must be healed. IMO.
by DAWN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: zen masters...
Replies: 54
Views: 7268

Re: zen masters...

tiltbillings wrote: what is the problem?
Your aggressivity ? :namaste:
by DAWN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say “The world is but an illusion?
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: Did Buddha say “The world is but an illusion?

Buddha said that all phenomenas are conditioned.
by DAWN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: teachings to rahula
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: teachings to rahula

Hello my friend. Similie have a fonction to describe some quality of some phenomena. Similie is the finger which shows a Moon, we have to watch on the Moon and not on the finger. You have alredy respond on your own question. In the first quotion, similie of earth is used to discribe the equnanimity....
by DAWN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What to get
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Re: What to get

Me, personally, i have DN, MN, SN and AN in hard copy. I can not give an advice of choice because i dont yet read all, but i think you can buy them all.

Also, as i remember, there is no KN in hard copy.
by DAWN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is embryo thinking?
Replies: 27
Views: 4622

Re: What is embryo thinking?

There is consciosness between 0 and 1, between silence and noize, between paper and picture, between void and form, between all duality.
All fenomena "have" consciosness.

Verse 1:
Manopubbangama dhamma
manosettha manomaya
by DAWN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On the nature of Beauty
Replies: 26
Views: 3276

Re: On the nature of Beauty

Beauty is harmony.
All is beautyfull.
by DAWN
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: how do you enter jhana?
Replies: 71
Views: 11284

Re: how do you enter jhana?

Self appropriation of calm (jhana) is a condition to taboo.
by DAWN
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Friendship
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Friendship

Wandering alone - is the best condition. Joy from seclusion - is the best fruit. Every body make his choices. Seclusion is for those beaings who have only one choice - freedom. I don't agree. I think finding spiritual friends is ideal...although, if that option doesn't exist then it's better to wan...
by DAWN
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Friendship
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Friendship

Wandering alone - is the best condition.
Joy from seclusion - is the best fruit.

Every body make his choices. Seclusion is for those beaings who have only one choice - freedom.
by DAWN
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The obvious question about Kamma
Replies: 30
Views: 3326

Re: The obvious question about Kamma

befriend wrote:im not sure if everything is karma or not.
Kamma is mouvement.
Kamma fruit = Mouvement fruit.

Is kamma who rebirth not a identity.

Yes all is kamma, all is mouvement.
by DAWN
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 6615

Re: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

Out of curiosity, I have some questions that I hope you may take the time to answer :namaste: To those who hope to or are planning to ordain: What is currently holding you back from ordaining? The promis to my mother that i will ordain after obtaing a french nationality. How long have you been prac...
by DAWN
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: how do you enter jhana?
Replies: 71
Views: 11284

Re: how do you enter jhana?

IMO, these things are better kept to ourselves and our teachers. It's too easy to be misunderstood and/or envied. :spy: I will say, however, that I believe the purpose of inducing jhana is to induce vipassana, and that sometimes, vipassana can induce jhana. :stirthepot: It's true. Some peoples feel...
by DAWN
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is embryo thinking?
Replies: 27
Views: 4622

Re: What is embryo thinking?

@ Dawn, sorry, I don't understand what you mean. Perhaps we need to define what we see as Consciousness... then...? Good idea. For me consciosness is manifestation. When there is manifestation - there is consciosness. If we use Dhamma words we can say that when there is namarupa there is consciosne...
by DAWN
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: how do you enter jhana?
Replies: 71
Views: 11284

Re: how do you enter jhana?

Detachement of mind + release and calm
by DAWN
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is embryo thinking?
Replies: 27
Views: 4622

Re: What is embryo thinking?

Good quotation equilibrium :bow: Does an embryo have a brain? If not, what it is supposed to be thinking with...? Think about this, then you have your answer right there. Also, the Buddha said we should not think about kamma and rebirth so much that we begin to ponder why we are reborn here or there...