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by Crazy cloud
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1063
Views: 127868

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

I am glad so many have drawn attention to this man. Even great monks are taking the time to read from His work and take the time to provide their analytical hypothesis, striving for a reason. Perhaps there is a deeper level to all of this? As far as I know, there is one single monk, great or not so...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravadan Shikantaza?
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Theravadan Shikantaza?

If I'm not mistaken, the Thai forest tradition is pretty close to Shikantaza as Dogen thought. I've been practicing for 8 years following the teachings and instructions from Ajahn's in the Thai forest tradition, and what you mention here sounds familiar to the "method" of being the knowing , or dis...
by Crazy cloud
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate stimulation ?
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Ultimate stimulation ?

Dear friends, Investigating senses the questions arose : Is there any form that once have been seen can fully and permanently fulfill all future needs in pleasant forms? Is there any sound that once have been heard can fully and permanently fulfill all future needs in pleasant sounds? ...odour, tas...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha has very high IQ
Replies: 18
Views: 327

Re: The Buddha has very high IQ

My guess is that Gotama had basically the same IQ as we, but that the Buddha made use of and mastered intuitive intelligence by letting go of Gotama's knowledge and wisdom.
by Crazy cloud
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Re: help with a mother's request

I feel that the most powerful and true offering is the flower, incense, and candlelights (sila, samadhi, pannaa). Peace and serenity are hallmarks of a Buddhist funeral. An altar is set up to display the deceased’s portrait, along with offerings of candles, incense, flowers, and fruit. An image of t...
by Crazy cloud
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: death of forum member dylanj


Like The Little Stream

Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent.
:candle:
by Crazy cloud
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about stream entry
Replies: 65
Views: 1585

Re: Questions about stream entry

When one has reached a point where that question doesn't make any sense but just keep on practicing because that makes the only sense, one has reached the stream.
by Crazy cloud
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone.
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: Hi everyone.

Hi Maddy :smile:
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by Crazy cloud
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I find Bible to be the only true book among religions/spiritual teachings, etc
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: I find Bible to be the only true book among religions/spiritual teachings, etc

Ervin wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:55 am
Read the above and think and hopefully act.
Do you belive that you are acting in accordance with the will of God?
by Crazy cloud
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Do what i do depends on what happends in the surroundings?
Replies: 19
Views: 6664

Re: Do what i do depends on what happends in the surroundings?

I dont believe in free will if it was possible there wouldnt be any cause to do bad things because if i have a choice to do that or not it would mean that i dont crave anything. I don't know if there are such as "free will" as long as this is associated with person and ego. But I do believe in a na...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 256
Views: 21399

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Mahabrahma wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:07 pm My Love for all of you is permanent and there is nothing you can do about it. :heart:
:namaste:
That's just great, and a bit annoying :tongue:

If one gather that reality is true, then that also must be something permanent.
by Crazy cloud
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 256
Views: 21399

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

That's the problems with using words. Words like "consciousness" and "awareness" is easier to personalize, but "knowing" is more precise or as they use the "poo roo" in TFL, I feel. Yes, they all have a different meaning, but I haven't found any of the above to be permanent. Well, off course haven'...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 256
Views: 21399

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The only thing I experience to cease is conciousnesses based on sense doors. The field of knowing doesn't. Ah, OK, there's no debate to be had around what others experience. I thought you were making the more general claim that everyone's experience was the same, or possibly a doctrinal point about...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 256
Views: 21399

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The gaps between thoughts about "I" are known because I am conscious of things other than "I". This seems to be the case regardless of whether consciousness is a condition. I don't go unconscious when I'm not thinking of "I", but I am sometimes unconscious. It is those periods of unconsciousness th...