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by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Pain Management
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Pain Management

Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain
Yes, it is a great article.
I have discussed this it in the following thread with my experience in pain management.

Seven days without pain killers.
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=16532&hilit=
by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 157
Views: 2134

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

if the six senses base here is referring to the next life , then the mindbody (namarupa) give rise to new six senses base ?
Sometimes I wonder Namarupa related to the first few weeks of the embryo where the only mind is there no other five Ayatanas formed yet.
by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help me understand rapture
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Help me understand rapture

I thought it was the other way round? Yes, it is very difficult to differentiate between the body and the mind. If you take my example when I saw the Nigra fall for the first time it sent goose bumps on me. I was exhilarated. (Piti) But after seen it few days I just calm down sit beside the waterfa...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 119
Views: 998

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

The question in OP is similar to the following riddle. Scenario: You’re on a ship. The ship is sinking. There is an uninhabited island a few miles away, but the waters are shark-infested. You get in the only lifeboat, and 6 people can fit in the life boat with you. Who will you save? ◾CEO, male, 40 ...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Hello from Australia

:hello:
by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?

Whether they fail or succeed is ultimately up to them, and I feel no strong inclination to support or decry what they're doing. I have great interest in preservation of this old tradition. (Bhikkhuni order) My concern here is whether the gung-ho attitude of some Bhiikuhnis put the progress in the r...
by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

Mmm... Thank you for bringing these points up. Like you, I enjoy putting Buddhism head-to-head with other approaches as an exercise. So far Buddhism always wins.
:goodpost: :twothumbsup:
by SarathW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?

Is "Alliance for Bhikkhunis" a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order? http://www.bhikkhuni.net/mission/ Mission statement of Alliance of Bhikkhunis. ============== Founded in 2007, the Alliance for Bhikkhunis is a US-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting ordained Ther...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

Thank you Bodom.
Isn't contemplation on Dhamma (Dahamma Vicaya) form of meditation?
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help me understand rapture
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Help me understand rapture

The second tetrad which includes steps 5-8, is equivalent to the second foundation, mindfulness of feeling.
Thanks Paul.
Can these be related to four Jhana?
If then how?
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help me understand rapture
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Help me understand rapture

The important thing is to understand is Piti is mental, not bodily. When you do not have questioning and evaluation (Vitakka , Vicara) in your mind, you experience rapture. In this mental state, you do not have anger in your mind. For example, When I saw the Niagara fall for the first time I experie...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help me understand rapture
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Help me understand rapture

Fivefold classification As the meditator experiences tranquillity (samatha), one of five kinds of physical pleasure (piti) will arise. These are: Weak rapture only causes piloerection. Short rapture evocates some thunder "from time to time". Going down rapture explodes inside the body, like waves. E...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help me understand rapture
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Help me understand rapture

pīti: rapture, enthusiasm (rendered also by joy, happiness); interest it is one of the mental factors or concomitants (cetasika) and belongs to the group of mental formations (saṅkhāra-kkhandha). As, in Sutta texts, it is often linked in a compound word. with 'gladness' (pāmojja) or 'happiness' (suk...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

Then why are they monks?
Is there a Vinaya rule?
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death contemplation.
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Death contemplation.

According to this monk the general understanding of death contemplation is similar to the points made by Rightview. However, this monk point out that is the wrong death contemplation which leads to the insanity of some meditators. It appears death contemplation is more about self-review about the st...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death contemplation.
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Death contemplation.

4. Dutiyamaraṇassatisuttaṃ - Second on the perception of death Thank you Rightview. Now you read the Sutta and let me know whether you wish to change or improve your statement. 4. Dutiyamaraṇassatisuttaṃ - Second on the perception of death Page down two or three times. http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/t...
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death contemplation.
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Death contemplation.

Death contemplation.

I was listening to a Dhamma talk given by a Sri Lankan monk.
He took some examples from AN 8.74 and said that many of us practice death contemplation incorrectly.
How do you contemplate on death?
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 157
Views: 2134

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

What do you mean by a "state" ?
I did not mean Gandhabba here.
I just wonder whether there is an intermediate thing between Nama and Rupa.
ie: You cant say it is Nama or Rupa. It is a combination of both.
This is just another view.
by SarathW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

just saying you don't need to meditate for long periods What he saying is that the quality of meditation is more important than the quantity. I agree with his principle but in practice, this may not work. A beginner may need long hours of practice to break old habits. In my case, I have never done ...