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by effort
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: imagination in theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: imagination in theravada

this is what i remember about the sutta:

budhha met a group of monks that he found their mind is agitated and he instruct them to imagine some beautiful visuals. After a while those monks become more calm and concentrated.

i'm getting sceptical even if it was a sutta.
by effort
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: imagination in theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: imagination in theravada

hello mike,

yes i mean practice that involves some sort of visualisation.
by effort
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: imagination in theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

imagination in theravada

i think i read a sutta which buddha give some monks instruction about imagination, but i cant found that now, do you know anything about imagination practice in theravada or it was something in different tradition.
by effort
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: THE SNAKE TEMPLE in Penang, Malaysia.
Replies: 14
Views: 3862

Re: THE SNAKE TEMPLE in Penang, Malaysia.

they told me these snakes are not aggressive, by the way i didnt dare to touch them!
by effort
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Cause of mindfulness
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Re: The Cause of mindfulness

I - keep remembering about observing ,knowing, noting of four frames of reference
II - being present in this moment

as you know these two ( wisdom ) you need to practice (mindfulness) and morality ( sila ) again and again ( effort ) to maintain stability of the mind ( samadhi ).
by effort
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: something is wrong
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Re: something is wrong

nothing else than sitting vipassana, but i tried a little metta which i cant keep just for few moments, after few minutes metta turns into just repeating words ( i know it is ok but this is boring ). i was thinking about if i could learn some meditation based on imagination, but learning new one fro...
by effort
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: something is wrong
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

something is wrong

i have a long problem that my attention turns to breath and changing the rhythm and end up in bodily pain.... i was in retreat, it was a great experience, after retreat i had mis behavior which end into sever anxiety and depression. i said those because i want you to have a better understanding of m...
by effort
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 46
Views: 27666

Re: Recommended reading

A Map of the Journey By Sayadaw U Jotika

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/mapjourney6.pdf

this is about general Buddhism and his own experiences.
by effort
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: Meditation Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok

yes i'll call them, but people in internet said embassy usually wont answer the calls.

this is the most update information that i found:

http://dhammaword.wordpress.com/2011/07 ... la-lumpur/
by effort
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: Meditation Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok

anybody has news about meditation visa procedure in bangkok or kuala lampur? i dont know to apply from thailand or malaysia? i could stay enough in thailand but just a few days in malaysia.
by effort
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feverish thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Feverish thoughts

check for sloth and torpor, notice that if there is sloth and torpor. learn when do they happen, do you have enough sleep before meditating? do not try to control or overcome the feeling but just become aware of something more gross like your siting posture.
by effort
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: looking for impermanence

thanks for responses
by effort
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: looking for impermanence

tiltbillings wrote:
effort wrote:but it needs that i keep the idea in the background, if you dont name it thinking
Says who?
i dont understand, you mean that i dont need to keep the idea of annica in the background? it will be experienced after enough observing?
by effort
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: looking for impermanence

chownah wrote:......if we can see the truely disjointed nature of experience we have a bit of wisdom which when applied and refined can lead to a big step in understanding the false nature of our experience of self.
this is easy to say but far away.
by effort
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: looking for impermanence

but it needs that i keep the idea in the background, if you dont name it thinking
by effort
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: looking for impermanence

manasikara, i see the difference between two analogies, what you said is true.

tilt, do you think by watching without mental commenting then the anicca wisdom will be unfold?

( by wisdom i mean not merely intellectual knowing )
by effort
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: looking for impermanence

i read the suuta without attention, but again here is the question for me , so by contemplating of breath inconstancy one will gain insight of impermanence into all nature phenomena? what do i think is if i contemplate of existing god i'll reach to the point that there is a god, if i contemplate abo...
by effort
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

looking for impermanence

did buddha emphasis on of looking for impermanence intentionally or it will grow and realized by its own? for example in Anapanasati Sutta he didnt say that one should see annica in the breath.
by effort
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Perception - The Five Aggregates
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Perception - The Five Aggregates

thanks for the answers, it is hard for me to choose what i described is this pali word or the other but it gives me more views, i started this question many times and i could not resist to not ask about that. the only thing that is changing is, before it was really frustrating as i felt that i have ...
by effort
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Perception - The Five Aggregates
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Perception - The Five Aggregates

by what is in the article i assume that i'm not able to point the consciousness aggregate because it is working in the very behind, but i always labeled the ( feeling or knowing of BEING ) as consciousness aggregates, so what is the best word for KNOWING OF BEING? i know it is not related but i wan...