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by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 696052

Re: Word Association Game

development
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 14325

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

Cittasanto wrote:
Sambojjhanga wrote:What do you mean by a "wisdom text"? Would this be the same thing as an "illuminated text" in some traditions?
No, it is a text which aims at/or can be used to cultivate wisdom.
Thank you for clarifying.
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Dividing Attention vs One Pointed Concentration
Replies: 18
Views: 4052

Re: Dividing Attention vs One Pointed Concentration

I started out with attempting to follow my breathing at my nostrils, but then after listening to Ajahn Brahm, I see that "non-localized" attention to breathing is not only OK, it's PREFERRED. That is what I now do and it has made a HUGE difference in how I perceive my meditation going. I'm curious w...
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 514269

Re: the great rebirth debate

I just don't see how those who say that rebirth is ONLY psychological can square this with the many, many references in the suttas about the previous lives of the Buddha and his disciples as well as the future lives of others in the suttas. Including the issue of returner, non-returner, etc. in rega...
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 514269

Re: the great rebirth debate

My own personal viewpoint is that both literal rebirth, and moment-to-moment rebirth are real and both are talked about by the Buddha. Those of you who reject literal rebirth, for whatever reason, I do have a question for you. How do you reconcile the idea of the 4 types of stream-enterers and the f...
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 696052

Re: Word Association Game

catatonic (I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.)
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 14325

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

I think in practical terms these two are hard to beat no matter the length. but the Dhammacakkhapavatena sutta is supremely useful. yeah see i love this sutta and it's on my list but it's not got a lot of advice directly explaining practice. it's certainly a sutta that includes information i would ...
by Sambojjhanga
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"
Replies: 90
Views: 13629

Re: "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"

I would like to say just two things. First, I am VERY sorry and saddened for the death of the young woman in question and the horror she went through. This thread should be closed on that note. Secondly, the underlying discussion on the unequal power of men and women and the resultant issues SHOULD ...
by Sambojjhanga
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!

Darn, late to the party as usual! Happy Birthday, Khalil Bodhi! Metta :anjali: Dear Sambojjhanga, Why red robe/black beard/alone in the wilderness at night?? Isn' it freezing in SanDiego?? yawares :tongue: It's very cold here right now, actually, yes. If I were out in the mountains right now, I ima...
by Sambojjhanga
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!

Darn, late to the party as usual! Happy Birthday, Khalil Bodhi!

Metta

:anjali:
by Sambojjhanga
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: how does zen differ from theravada?
Replies: 30
Views: 6016

Re: how does zen differ from theravada?

I think the biggest difference is that zen is right and theravada is wrong. The biggest similiarity being that they both have an "e" in them. Anyone can make such a statement. Unless you are simply being provocative, can you please innumerate some specific incidences where you find zen "right" and ...
by Sambojjhanga
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Open mindedness
Replies: 49
Views: 5976

Re: Open mindedness

OK, I sensed something going on in there besides what was obvious at first glance. I cannot speak for you, of course, but perhaps the reason that I can't give the other examples is because I don't have the "dhamma eye", yet that the Buddha and many of his disciples had. out of curiosity what did yo...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: book that details theravada practice? (not visuddhimagga)
Replies: 16
Views: 1999

Re: book that details theravada practice? (not visuddhimagga)

i ordered "the meditators atlas: a road map to the inner world" by matthew flickstein. i'll post a new thread about it once i've read it. it is a guide to a guide. it summarizes and explains the visuddhimagga which is generally accepted as the most comprehensive guide to theravada practice. so i'll...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Limited editing time
Replies: 17
Views: 3729

Re: Limited editing time

Dear Anna, Thank you for being patient and kind with me! I know this is the Internet and not always "the way". In fact, the one thing that would change my mind would be abuse of the edit feature. Of course, it would be great if the moderators could catch these, but that's not always possible, especi...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Insight arising naturally in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 2990

Re: Insight arising naturally in meditation?

Raitanator wrote:I tell you what my masters have told me many times: notice what is happening, don't get attached to it, and then continue doing your practice. That's it.
Mine, too.

Metta