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by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 30
Views: 585

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Ekagata in Samatha and the Ekagata in Vipassana seems to be two different type of experience.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 30
Views: 585

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Thanks, AJ.
That book (Stillness Flowing) seems to be very good book.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Noble Eightfold Path is the "Path". Right Knowledge and Right Release are the destination. Thanks all. This is my understanding too. Noble Eightfold Path is the Magga (Path). Right Knowledge and Right releases are the (Phala) fruit or the result. It seems, it is inaccurate to say Tenfold Path even ...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

What is the Sutta relating to Tenfold analysis?
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

By the way, why cant we make this thread the 24 hour meditation hall?
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?

sexual activity, intoxicating drinks and drugs, dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics, lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place, accepting gold and silver (money). Do you think these activities provide a la...
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

Good idea.
Is it possible to do this using say Skype?
I do not have a face book account and I do not intend to crate one.

So people can see each other.
Just a thought.
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Do you mean without Right Knowledge and Right Release?
Yes
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
I just wonder why we instruct people to follow the Noble Eightfold Path, not the NTP?
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prince Harry on mental health.
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Prince Harry on mental health.

In addition to the mental health, another important message from this interview is that even if you become a prince that you are not free from Dukkha.
It is unfortunate Prince Harry does not have any understanding of meditation or Buddha's teaching.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Near death experiences

Thanissaro Bhikkhu has a very interesting story about almost dying by electrocution in Thailand early on in his life. He talks about it during his dhamma talks and it really is quite fascinating. Particularly of interest is that he could see his mind trying to find "somewhere else" to go because he...
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Welcome Bhante.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prince Harry on mental health.
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Prince Harry on mental health.

Prince Harry on mental health.

Prince Harry opens up to reporter Bryony Gordon about the impact of losing his mother.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p052kwrb