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by salaatti
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: the great rebirth debate

What is difficult for me to understand, is that why Buddhist teachers have different views on rebirth. They do the same practice, which is supposed to lead to understanding of the mind and reality. But still buddhists teachers (even from the same sect) have very different opinions on this. Why do yo...
by salaatti
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta practice
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Metta practice

I would like to send metta to an enemy or a difficult person, but I really don't know any! What should I do?
by salaatti
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does metta-bhavana literally impact others?
Replies: 26
Views: 3940

Re: Does metta-bhavana literally impact others?

Bhante Vimalaramsi told a story once, where he was walking in streets of Miami and radiating metta to people around him. He said that three random people offered him ride to meditation center that time. This he said, was the result from the loving kindness that was radiating out of him. But I honest...
by salaatti
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 57
Views: 7027

Re: Metta Meditation

How often the person who metta is sent to, should be changed?
by salaatti
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas
Replies: 10
Views: 1862

Re: Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas

But doesn't it equally make sense just to "breathe in (and out) sensitive to the entire body"
by salaatti
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas
Replies: 10
Views: 1862

Re: Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas

I'm just more confused now. Did the Buddha mention area of mouth as an object of concentration anywhere else in the suttas?

thanks
by salaatti
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas
Replies: 10
Views: 1862

Literal translation of Anapanasati Sutta pleas

In Anapanasati Sutta there is passage which is often translated differently. Here is the passage: (this is from Bahnte Vimaralamsi's booklet "The Bare-Bones Instructions to "Mindfulness of Breathing") "Here a monk, gone to the forest or to the root of a tree or to an empty hut, sits down; having fol...
by salaatti
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: questions about meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: questions about meditation

thank you guys :smile:
In Anapanasati and Satipatthana sutta it is recommended to establish remembrance (sati) near the mouth (parimukhaṃ), in the region between mouth and nostrils:
Oh, I had got the exact opposite idea. Maybe I'll try to practice according to this then
by salaatti
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: questions about meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: questions about meditation

Thanks appicchato. :smile: Is there different results from doing one one-pointed concentration and meditation described by Ajahn Brahm and Vimalaramsi?
by salaatti
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: questions about meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: questions about meditation

So: Ajahn Brahm said: "I have found through experience that it does not matter where you watch the breath. In fact it is best not to locate the breath anywhere!" Ajahn Chah said: "We practice like this until we become skilled in it and it is going smoothly. Then the next stage is to focus awareness ...
by salaatti
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: questions about meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

questions about meditation

Ajahn Chah said this about the beginning of the meditation. "Fix your attention at the head and move it down through the body to the tips of the feet, and then back up to the crown of the head. Pass your awareness down through the body, observing with wisdom. We do this to gain an initial understand...
by salaatti
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nonsense in Buddhism?
Replies: 24
Views: 3270

Re: Nonsense in Buddhism?

Manapa wrote:Yeah he didn't actually say much or prove his point what is his alternative? I am my father???
Thich Nhat Hanh has actually said that we are both our mother and father :smile:
by salaatti
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425931

Re: the great rebirth debate

In the dhammapada Buddha says: "Let go of the past, let go of the future, let go of the present, and cross over to the farther shore of existence. With mind wholly liberated, you shall come no more to birth and death." Some have said that this means that birth and death are only concepts that have n...
by salaatti
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is gravity impermanent
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Re: Is gravity impermanent

oh, thanks guys. I had understood that gravity is a kind of field in the universe.
by salaatti
Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is gravity impermanent
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Is gravity impermanent

Hey, I have understood from buddhist teaching that everything is impermanent and actually nothing is same for even two seconds. But science has showed that gravity is always the same. Or actually it may be that space and universe will rip a part, but still gravity has been same for billions of years...
by salaatti
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how breathing helps
Replies: 14
Views: 1614

Re: how breathing helps

If someone has practiced meditation for example twenty years. Do they still practice awareness on breathing or is it just objectless meditation?
by salaatti
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Smiling in meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 2454

Re: Smiling in meditation

Oh, "he" means Bhante Vimalaramsi :smile: I found his "manual" to meditation very helpful (generally speaking) so I'd like to know.
by salaatti
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Smiling in meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 2454

Re: Smiling in meditation

Thank you very much guys :thanks: He has also said: "He (the Buddha) never mentioned nostril, or body in any way outside of relaxing. Most times when you have instructions on meditation, they tell you to put your attention on one particular place in your body. But the Buddha, if he thought that was ...
by salaatti
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Smiling in meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 2454

Smiling in meditation

Hey everyone :smile: Bhante Vimalaramsi says in his article "The Bare-Bones Instructions to Mindfulness of Breathing", that we should be smiling gently in meditation. But is this common teaching in theravada meditation. For me, it just sometimes feels a little tedious to do so. Especially if I feel ...