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by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

Thanks LG. those high stages of mental concentration called jhana Very interesting. So Jhana can be attained in many different ways. while the meditation on equanimity will lead to the fourth jhana only, in which equanimity is the most significant factor. This is even more interesting. It appears yo...
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Ajahn Brahm's view that mind is independent of brain is obviously not something totally Buddhist since certain suttas appear to refute AB's view. I agree. The consciousness arises depend on conditions. I wonder anybody (other monks) are allowed to question him. Following is the Sutta support. In de...
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:06 am
There is no need to have Vitakka and Vicara in second Jhana because the heart is saturated with love. :heart:
So then what happens in the third Jhana?
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

Hi DD
Yes, I agree.
My question is how he tries to mary four Jhana with Brahmavihara.
How do you practice Brhama Vihara if you do not have Vitakka and Vicar in sencond Jhana.

In this video.
Metta =1st Jhana
Karuna = 2nd Jhana
Muditha = 3rd Jhana
Upekkha = 4th Jhana
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

Thank you Sengnapha.
In second jhana you do not have vtakka and vicara.
So how do you practice Karuna and Muditha in second Jahana.
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should abusive behaviour by monks and nuns towards lay people be public ally discussed on these forums?
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Should abusive behaviour by monks and nuns towards lay people be public ally discussed on these forums?

My understanding is you are free to discuss those issues provided you do not mention peoples names.
I wonder these sort of post you end up with getting a defamation action from someone unless you are talking about public figures.
I am not fully conversant of defamation laws.
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Loneliness

Hi Kim
Is there a lonely people association?
Considering the development of communication it is hard to believe there are so many lonely people.
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1624

Re: Diversity among mods

we expect you to be personally responsible for your own emotions and responses. This is a good point Retro however unaccepted post may be bring to the attention of the poster not as a warning buy as a reminder so they can get back to the track again. Some times we all have the tendency to carry awa...
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 133

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

LB's describes (elsewhere) may not match what these words really mean.
This is a good point.
That is why I suggested to stick with Sutta description.
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 133

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

Leigh Brasington descriptions of jhana
I could not find any problem with LB's teaching according to the following chart.

http://the-wanderling.com/jhana_factors.html
by SarathW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did you observe Uposatha today?
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: Did you observe Uposatha today?

Yes it is a good idea.
I used to consume about ten cup of tea a day with one sugar.
My doctor keep on warning me for my elevated blood sugar level.
I did all source of thing to get the reading down without a success.
Then I decided to take tea without sugar.
Bingo! My blood sugar came back to normal.
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did you observe Uposatha today?
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: Did you observe Uposatha today?

Do you take sugar with it?
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Ten Stages of the Buddhist journey
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: The Ten Stages of the Buddhist journey

Good Dhamma talk Stephen.
I just tried to compare it to 37 factors of enlightenment.

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title= ... ightenment
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did you observe Uposatha today?
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: Did you observe Uposatha today?

What do you during the day?
Do you drink only water?
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 133

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

The way I understand the Sutta Jhana mainly explain if four stages.
Abhidhamma Jhana explain it five stages.
Basically there is no mark difference in them.
When I say Sutta Jhana what I meant was to follow the description is Sutta.
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did you observe Uposatha today?
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: Did you observe Uposatha today?

I have already been doing one meal a day for several years
Do you mean that you take a big late breakfast?
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 133

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

My suggestion is to learn Theravada Sutta Jhana and compare your experience to it.
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Greetings

:hello:
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

My understanding is you cant practice Brahama Vihara in Second Jhana.
In second Jhana there is no Vitakka and Vicara.
by SarathW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1624

Re: Diversity among mods

>Hi Sarath. I wrote the OP as a bit of a joke. Not seriously at all. But it became a huge topic of discussion much to my surprise :lol: > Forums are all about making a mountain out of mole hill. :D >I was unfairly punished by DW Mod/Admin for not being liberal enough previously. Not by Paul. > Yes,...