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by SarathW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Luangpor Teean's Awareness-Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Luangpor Teean's Awareness-Mindfulness Meditation

This appears to be a variation or version of the Kayagathasati. ========== "Furthermore, when walking, the monk discerns, 'I am walking.' When standing, he discerns, 'I am standing.' When sitting, he discerns, 'I am sitting.' When lying down, he discerns, 'I am lying down.' Or however his body is di...
by SarathW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9073

Re: Coronavirus

An incredible story of a woman who is attending to her sick husband.

by SarathW
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9073

Re: Coronavirus

Thanks Mike.
I have not done calculus at least for thirty years. :D
But I understand the fundamental of this.
by SarathW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9073

Re: Coronavirus

Hi Sarath, Compound growth at 10% = eg: 100*1.10*1.10*1.10 =133 Exponential growth of 2 = 2*2*2*2=16 By the way whether it is compound or exponential that both are bad. But in comparison, the lower compound rate is better than the lower exponential growth. These are not two different things. The di...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 jhana 4 brahmavihara
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: 4 jhana 4 brahmavihara

sentinel wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:18 am
Where the line drawn compare to other ascetics when buddha taught about 4 jhana 4 brahmavihara ? Which texts ?
In my opinion, Buddha learned these from his former teachers.
They all are Samatha practice and what Buddha taught was vipassana.
by SarathW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9073

Re: Coronavirus

It appears many people including politicians got their mathematics and the terminology incorrect. In my opinion, the coronavirus is growing at a compound rate. In the beginning, it was about 30% compound and after the intervention now it has reduced to 5-10% compound. Many talk about exponential gr...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: conceit is the path?
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: conceit is the path?

Good point of discussion.
What is the sutta reference and link?
by SarathW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Types of Open Eye Meditation in Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Types of Open Eye Meditation in Buddhism

From my understanding jhana is the goal of satipatthana. In the Anapanasati sutta the buddha states that anapanasati establishes the 4 satipatthana and we know anapanasati leads to jhana. Perfection of sati is one of the factors of the fourth jhana. No. The way I understand: - Samatha Jhana develop...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga? The way I understand: - Samatha Jhana develop Jhanaanga (Vitakka, Vicara,Pithy,Sukha,Ekagata) - Vipassna Jhana develop Bodhianga (seven factors of enlightenment): Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti) Investigation (dhamma vicaya, S. dharmapravicaya) Ener...
by SarathW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9073

Re: Coronavirus

Loss of appetite and the smell are the early signs of the virus not the fever!
As we already know there are asymptomatic patients as well.
So always take care of yourself and others by wearing a face covering.

by SarathW
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Types of Open Eye Meditation in Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Types of Open Eye Meditation in Buddhism

If you want to practice Satipathana, closing your eye is not a good idea. When you close your eyes you have the risk of moving to Samatha and experience Jhana. From my understanding jhana is the goal of satipatthana. In the Anapanasati sutta the buddha states that anapanasati establishes the 4 sati...
by SarathW
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9073

Re: Coronavirus

It appears many people including politicians got their mathematics and the terminology incorrect. In my opinion, the coronavirus is growing at a compound rate. In the beginning, it was about 30% compound and after the intervention now it has reduced to 5-10% compound. Many talk about exponential gro...
by SarathW
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Now this is samadhi !
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Now this is samadhi !

I have seen this video before. I think he is describing the second Jhana where you stop Vitakka and Vicara. This is a Samatha practice and not Vipassana. If you experience this while you practicing Vipassana it is called Vipassna upakelesa. (sidetracking vipassana) The problem with Sathguru is he ne...
by SarathW
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9073

Re: Coronavirus

Australian chief medical officer said that wearing a mask is not effective.
In my opinion, he is ill-informed.

by SarathW
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does only Kayanupassana mention in Satipathana?
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Why does only Kayanupassana mention in Satipathana?

Ven Vijithananda argues:
- That Satipathana is the four reference of - Khaya, vedana, citta, dhamma
- The Samatha is the four reference of - Mano (perhaps including eye, ear, tongue nose as well) ,vedana, citta, dhamma
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