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by rahul3bds
Wed May 29, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gravity and Impermanence?
Replies: 24
Views: 3808

Re: Gravity and Impermanence?

I have a philosophy club at my school and in today's meeting I said that almost everything is impermanent. One person disagreed saying that the law of gravity is permanent it was always here and always will be. I said gravity is dependent on mass therefore it is not a permanent self sustaining forc...
by rahul3bds
Tue May 28, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Rapture and bliss.
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: Rapture and bliss.

reflection wrote:I agree with Ajahn Brahm's explanation of jhana and he states that piti and sukkha are indistinguishable until third jhana. Until that point they occur together as if one.
Nope, they are clearly distinguishable.

piti= joy
sukha= satisfaction caused by joy

EDIT: I meant joy (extreme happiness)
by rahul3bds
Tue May 28, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Rapture and bliss.
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: Rapture and bliss.

I know that not everyone experiences these in the same way. But does everyone experience rapture prior to bliss? Any suttas or anything that someone can post/link? Yes, everyone experience rapture prior to bliss. does everyone experience piti in the first jhana or is it possible to go straight into...
by rahul3bds
Sat May 18, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who or what test us?
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Who or what test us?

So I have a discussion with a Thai monk. He said that we are being tested constantly at a certain stage of our life or practice. Monk is right. Adhipateyya Sutta: Governing Principles "And what is the cosmos as a governing principle? There is the case where a monk, having gone to a wilderness, to t...
by rahul3bds
Fri May 10, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sati
Replies: 271
Views: 51790

Re: Pali Term: Sati

"And what is the faculty of mindfulness? There is the case where a monk, a disciple of the noble ones, is mindful, highly meticulous, remembering & able to call to mind even things that were done & said long ago. He remains focused on the body in & of itself — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting asi...
by rahul3bds
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 9439

Re: natural progression of meditation?

jhana is impossible, let alone rare if one is not experiencing genuine pīti and sukha... So how would you describe genuine piti and sukha? vitakka is precisely your "skeptical thoughts", vicāra is precisely the "lasting conclusion" to your "skeptical thoughts", pīti is precisely the "joy" born of t...
by rahul3bds
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 9439

Re: natural progression of meditation?

jhana is not easily achieved, it is rare. If it were common, there wouldn't be so much different opinions. jhana is impossible, let alone rare if one is not experiencing genuine pīti and sukha. From what i see, nobody has ever been able to experience genuine pīti and sukha during meditation includi...
by rahul3bds
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 9439

Re: natural progression of meditation?

i'm SO sick of all the conflict and confusion regarding jhana interpretation. i find that there is so much confusion that there will never be a 100% resolution without a time machine or until metteya shows up. that being said, what happens if i just give up and watch my breath and do nothing else? ...
by rahul3bds
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No inherent sensual pleasure
Replies: 56
Views: 5670

Re: No inherent sensual pleasure

Hello all, Lets say you want to eat the cake, when you eat it - you experience pleasure. But when you stop eating it, the pleasure stops and eventually you back where you started from. If one tries to eat one cake after another cake, then very soon what was sources of pleasure will feel painful. If...
by rahul3bds
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness independent of the 6 senses? (Thanissaro)
Replies: 72
Views: 10889

Re: Awareness independent of the 6 senses? (Thanissaro)

"The Buddha also says in some other passages that there's a consciousness that's known independently of the six sense spheres - That's the consciousness that's seen in awakening." -Thanissaro Bhikku, from this talk: http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/090415%20Faith%20in%20the%20Buddha's%20Awakening...
by rahul3bds
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and apathy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: Buddhism and apathy?

One of my friends studies Buddhism for a world religions class he is taking, and when we were conversing he mentioned Buddhism often pointed to signs of apathy ( lack of feeling or emotion/lack of interest or concern) I said this is not always the case since Buddhism often advocates the virtues of ...
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

i was just stating the fact that in order to gain popularity anti vedic shramanas had to resort to samadhi to downplay the vedic authority.
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

by "something interesting" i meant Amoralism Fatalism Materialism Eternalism and all not the veda. or could you elaborate your stand a bit?
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

where did i say that? read crefully.
How do you think shramanas could have come up with something interesting to redicule the "thoughtles vedic mumbo jumbo" without resorting to samadhi?
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

all of the shramanas before and during the Buddha's time did?
How do you think shramanas could have come up with something interesting to redicule the "thoughtles vedic mumbo jumbo" without resorting to samadhi?
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

sannyasins, sādhus, yogis, and
various Hindu monstic groups don't?

oh if you call chanting om, hari, jay, everytime they sit for meditation, samadhi, then they sure are practicing samadhi
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

so it was ascetic class who left the society to attain salvation and samadhi was their prime tool, is that so hard to understand?
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

oops i mis spell its shramana
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

heard of shamana tradition? Entirely based on samadhi.
by rahul3bds
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.
Replies: 111
Views: 11832

Re: jhana pre buddhist, hinduism today and so on.

im from india, i know about its traditions.