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by Crazy cloud
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 27
Views: 651

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Is the image of Lord Buddha, experienced by numerous meditators after his paranibba, actually not the true and right picture of him ...

:sage:
by Crazy cloud
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Pleasant sensations

Any disturbance of a still mind is dhukka ...

:buddha1:
by Crazy cloud
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Pleasant sensations

Off course, it's an insight, and who else then yourself is "best judge"?

One can also see that before a pleasant arising, there is a small bit of dhukka right before pleasant feeling manifest. Which tells me that any disturbance good or bad is dhukka

my humble and so on ... :heart:
by Crazy cloud
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?

How the world empty if it is dependently originated? If everything is dependently originated, there should be some thing before. If we could think us out of this mess, then we wouldn't have this conversation now - so, the answer is that whatever you think it is, that it is not, and that is really t...
by Crazy cloud
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 765

Re: Third Eye Meditation

The suttas are encoded and may not exactly give direct reference to todays chakra equivalents or the yoga traditions word for word literally, but they are there.... My experience is that people gets a bit jumpy when one opens up for other views, and the best thing to do is to just keep on practice ...
by Crazy cloud
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 765

Re: Third Eye Meditation

The suttas are encoded and may not exactly give direct reference to todays chakra equivalents or the yoga traditions word for word literally, but they are there.... My experience is that people gets a bit jumpy when one opens up for other views, and the best thing to do is to just keep on practice ...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 765

Re: Third Eye Meditation

Thanks all. So, if I understand correctly, third eye meditation is actually counterintuitive to following the Buddhist path? There are many interesting things going on which is not talked about because of many reasons. I do whatever kind of effort that fits n8fp, and i don't care about definitions ...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: the 6R for Right Effort?
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: the 6R for Right Effort?

Nice and easy little tool one can practice until it becomes automated.
My experienced.
by Crazy cloud
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1446

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

one_awakening wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:58 pm
I now respond with noble silence. This way, the "I am right" self is replaced with the "I don't need to prove anything to anyone" self. This is a far more peaceful state.
What is and how is this "noble" silence felt ?

I have an ide, but not sure at all .. :)
by Crazy cloud
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Insomnia

You have a nice mantra to reside in your own chosen signature, my friend :anjali:
by Crazy cloud
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Prayers & Aspirations
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Prayers & Aspirations

Anumodana sadhu sadhu sadhu :anjali:
by Crazy cloud
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is "fear and blame in the other world" (paralokavajjabhaya)?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: What is "fear and blame in the other world" (paralokavajjabhaya)?

If one doesn't regard following the five precepts important, then one won't feel the full force of H.O., or understand how essential precepts are for any practice. This is my experience so far

Guess that might be the difference between noble and ordinary practice
by Crazy cloud
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When you kill you are killing yourself?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: When you kill you are killing yourself?

Yes, it does in my world and practice.
by Crazy cloud
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: Compassion fatigue

Has anyone experienced compassion fatigue? i volunteer and also help my parents and it makes me happy in moderation but it's taxing on me or taxing on my defilements I'm not sure. Before I do something good I have to give myself a pep talk about how Buddha fed himself to a hungry tigress and all th...