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by lotus flower
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening music on youtube if the song is uploaded from not the original album?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Listening music on youtube if the song is uploaded from not the original album?

Paul Davy wrote:Greetings Lotus Flower,

If you're concerned about this, consider a legal streaming service like Spotify.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thank you!
by lotus flower
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening music on youtube if the song is uploaded from not the original album?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Listening music on youtube if the song is uploaded from not the original album?

I think there are a lot of music on youtube which is uploaded from not the original CD album. Many peoples download music from the internet, and don't buy the original CD album. Then it is stealing, because they didn't bought the original CD album. They steal. Then they upload these stealed songs to...
by lotus flower
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can someone attain Once returner if he or she do sex?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Can someone attain Once returner if he or she do sex?

Thank you very much for the sutta! :thanks: Can someone attain Once returner if she or he has sexual activity? I mean she or he has a loving relationship and not a sex mad. You can, just like the example of Isidatta in AN 6.44. Read especially the final passage in the sutta as to the distinctions be...
by lotus flower
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can someone attain Once returner if he or she do sex?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Can someone attain Once returner if he or she do sex?

Can someone attain Once returner if she or he has sexual activity? I mean she or he has a loving relationship and not a sex mad.
by lotus flower
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Not sexual misconduct but interesting sexual activity
Replies: 0
Views: 723

Not sexual misconduct but interesting sexual activity

So what i do is not sexual misconduct but an interesting sexual activity. I do not feel sexual desire toward adult peoples, i like their bodies but i do not feel sexual desire toward they. I have sexual desire toward a few objects and i have a "romantic relationship" with an object, i sleep with thi...
by lotus flower
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone attain Stream Entry if she or he doing sex?
Replies: 29
Views: 2797

Can someone attain Stream Entry if she or he doing sex?

Do you know any sutta about sexual activity and Stream entry? Can someone attain Stream entry if she or he do sex? Thank you for the help.
by lotus flower
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does someone experience it / Did someone experienced it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Does someone experience it / Did someone experienced it?

I do Mahasi Sayadaw vipassana practice. At the last months i experience interesting things. Sometimes i have faith in the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha for months. Later i usually lose the faith and doubts comes up. Is this a sign that i am near to Stream Entry? Did someone experienced it?
by lotus flower
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question about labeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Question about labeling

Thank you. So there are different answers. I hope Bhikkhu Pesala also will reply in this topic.
by lotus flower
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question about labeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Question about labeling

Thank you Mikenz and Pinetree. That person practice the Mahasi technique too. But i believe his/her practice is really incorrect. So thanks for the confirm.
by lotus flower
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question about labeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Question about labeling

Hmm, not sure if I understand your question correctly. You never leave the noting: - first you note rising and falling - then note whatever other object is in your mind (at this time, you stop noting rising and falling, and focus on the new meditation object - thought or feeling, etc instead) - the...
by lotus flower
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question about labeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Question about labeling

Pinetree wrote:
- after noting, I return to the abdomen and stay there for seconds or minutes, until the next distraction arises
I understand what you wrote but i don't really understand this. At this stage do you still noting the rising and falling? So you don't leave the noting?
by lotus flower
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question about labeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Question about labeling

Hi i have questions about the labeling. I hope Bhikkhu Pesala will also reply in this topic. So i practice Mahasi vipassana. It is clear to me we must notice the rising and falling of the abdomen at the beginning of the meditation. "Rising" "Falling". But what we should do later? Should we leave the...
by lotus flower
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Did someone attained vipassana jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Re: Did someone attained vipassana jhana?

I asking about jhana attainment with practice vipassana meditation (Mahasi Sayadaw style vipassana) See this book: homepage.ntlworld.com/pesala/Pandita/
by lotus flower
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Did someone attained vipassana jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Did someone attained vipassana jhana?

Did someone attained vipassana jhana? I asking about jhana attainment with practice vipassana meditation (Mahasi Sayadaw style vipassana) See this book: homepage.ntlworld.com/pesala/Pandita/
by lotus flower
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2833

Re: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation

Pinetree: Sure when i have thoughts about sensual pleasure object i feel desire. Or when i get angry thoughts i feel anger. But when the mind thinking about not angry and not greedy things i don't feel anything, it is boring.
by lotus flower
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2833

Re: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation

I don't neglect the other nessecary conditions. And i don't sit with such thoughts which you wrote. I sit and walking with thoughts once i will attain nibbana and if it doesn't happens in this life, then i will gain much insights and i will grow on the Path in lifetimes. Maybe you misunderstood wha...
by lotus flower
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2833

Re: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation

I just focus on the meditation object, don't force. It is a silly question that how does it works. Yes, I understand that you set your mind on the meditation object, but I mean what does it happen, how do things progress afterwards ? - does the mind like the meditation object , or maybe the mind wo...
by lotus flower
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2833

Re: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation

Force? Too much effort? i just try to keep the concentration when i focus on the meditation object. It doesn't means i force samadhi... Okay, but the question is why you do it. I mean, ask yourself honestly what is your main motivation each time when you sit down to meditate or start walking. If yo...
by lotus flower
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2833

Re: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation

Pinetree wrote:
i just try to keep the concentration when i focus on the meditation object.
How do you do that, how does that work for you ?
I just focus on the meditation object, don't force. It is a silly question that how does it works. As i wrote, my samadhi is short.
by lotus flower
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2833

Re: Sad i want to attain jhanas but i have mental illnesses. Anyone else who have mental illness and practice meditation

Dxm: I see things which can not be real. For example coloured rings in the air. Or something like this. I simply know it is not real because coloured rings are not real, these are not in our world. I never saw alien. But if i would see one i couldn't know is this real or not. Or if i would see a bir...