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by Crazy cloud
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 22
Views: 250

Re: need deadbody images

how to not arise lust conciousness even most beautiful girl comes in awareness? They doesn't "comes into awareness" - You look at objects and makes them come to your awareness as lustful. Don't look at them, restraint. Or, when you look, give them a name that doesn't make them become lustful object...
by Crazy cloud
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Zen and the art of choicefully being mindful of something important.
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Zen and the art of choicefully being mindful of something important.

I would rather say empty of marks or dents of anything.
by Crazy cloud
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 45
Views: 2225

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

When Ajahn Sumedho talks about the point that includes, he means awareness itself - relaxing into the subject and beyond.
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I be happy without an external object?
Replies: 59
Views: 1583

Re: Can I be happy without an external object?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:53 am
Can I be happy without an external object?

I just wonder whether anyone can be happy without an external object.
How did Buddha got his/her happiness?
Have you ever experienced something external from knowing?
Buddha was knowing, and knowing is peace, and peace is happiness.
by Crazy cloud
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Healing
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Healing

Has anyone healed themselves from past emotional pain? How did you do it? Thank you Healing is what I call purification of former Kamma emerging in the present, and for me, it came like a huge wave of suffering from early years. I don't know if one ever gonna be totally healed/purified, but are qui...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I would like to start following the teachings of Amaravati Monastery. I would appreciate any tips or guidance!
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Re: I would like to start following the teachings of Amaravati Monastery. I would appreciate any tips or guidance!

I started out with the collected teachings of Ajahn Chah, and when I had a clear understanding of his teachings, continued listening to his disciples and their different "takes" to the core teachings.
by Crazy cloud
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The role of kundalini, chakras and prana in Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 2399

Re: The role of kundalini, chakras and prana in Theravada

I pity those who never try anything else than what they heard or believed to be in strict accordance with the doctrines. Wasted pity; regarding practices that harm the natural breathing, create yogis with bloated abdomens & prevent the following: You jump to some conclusion that I do not recognize ...
by Crazy cloud
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The role of kundalini, chakras and prana in Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 2399

Re: The role of kundalini, chakras and prana in Theravada

There is no need for making anything else about it then there is energy in the body and mind, and learning to balance and use that energy for the purpose of practice is what's important. I use kundalini exercises every day before any other form of practice, and it's very useful as a skillful means f...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is there someone who has a satisfying lay life
Replies: 25
Views: 683

Re: is there someone who has a satisfying lay life

can anyone say they now have a rewarding life as a lay person whereas before they converted to buddhism they did not? Yes, I do say that life is more spacious when one sees that there is no problem, has never been a problem, and will never become any. That means that all that were regarded as probl...
by Crazy cloud
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1317

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:37 pm
Crazy cloud wrote: No, because one can't kill that which never has existed.
sorry but you exist
Yes I exist in this unreal fleeting world, but there are no I in true sense. Exist, means to stand out, and since there is no one standing out, one can't say one exist.
by Crazy cloud
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1317

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

No, because one can't kill that which never has existed.
by Crazy cloud
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: People are ...?
Replies: 64
Views: 4393

Re: People are ...?

... not better, not worse, not the same.
by Crazy cloud
Fri May 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sleight of hand?
Replies: 81
Views: 2090

Re: Sleight of hand?

Yes, it's the "knowing without objects" that I find incomprehensible. Even without a "knower", what is known if there are no objects in the broadest sense? It is known that knowing is all that is. Then the propositional truth "knowing is all that is" would be the object, I guess! :sage: There is no...
by Crazy cloud
Fri May 29, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sleight of hand?
Replies: 81
Views: 2090

Re: Sleight of hand?

Thanks for your response, but I'm not sure how it relates to the question of how "awareness" is different from "experience" in this context. It's not so much an aspect of practice for me, as an inability to make sense of it. I understand experiencing when one concentrates the mind on an object, and...
by Crazy cloud
Thu May 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sleight of hand?
Replies: 81
Views: 2090

Re: Sleight of hand?

Thanks for your response, but I'm not sure how it relates to the question of how "awareness" is different from "experience" in this context. It's not so much an aspect of practice for me, as an inability to make sense of it. I understand experiencing when one concentrates the mind on an object, and...