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by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you help me work through this?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Can you help me work through this?

Hi Myotai, Sorry to hear things don't seem to be going so well.... Thanks for such a kind and considered reply to my post. I think it warrants a reply to your point re not knowing what my practice is. Mainly Mahasi style, sometimes a more Zazen approach (Shikantaza). I sit daily, early morning 5am ...
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you help me work through this?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Can you help me work through this?

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Myotai wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:44 pm
What did I do to warrant such a shift?
Unquestioning faith in a particular doctrine (esp. one that teaches fire-and-brimstone, now-or-never, all-or nothing) can result in such feelings of gloom and failure.
....I think youre right there! :(
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca

....thanks Paul. Wilderness pretty much summed it up...
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca

Thanks.....

I should have articulated things better....

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by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you help me work through this?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Can you help me work through this?

Hi everyone, Been a while since I posted. I wonder if you can help me working through a bit of a quandary please? I love the Dhamma….I love the Dharma too < joking >. But its true, I love all forms of Dhamma and can see the benefits in all traditions and schools. However, after some intensive practi...
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca

Hi, Has anyone experienced a negative outcome after meditating on Impermanence? I have been experiencing a palpable dread and sense of futility as a result. I guess the realisation is there, but now it seems to have sapped some of the enjoyment and pleasure I would normally have experienced from the...
by Myotai
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2145
Views: 82155

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

If Buddha cannot help you, I cannot. :shrug: If I am to give cappuccino benefit of the doubt, I would say that his or her emptiness is the Venerable Nāgārjuna's emptiness, which is neither void nor substance, nor any combination of the two, nor something else. Basically any 'stance' at all regardin...
by Myotai
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2145
Views: 82155

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

As previously explained, I think "not-self" is ambiguous and confusing, since it allows for the possibility of a self "outside" the aggregates. I think "no-self" ( absence of self ) is what the suttas describe - for example "sabbe dhamma anatta", pattica-samuppada ( conditionality ), the fetters of...
by Myotai
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 99
Views: 3377

Re: Server migration Sept 22

I am missing the Robe colours! :/
by Myotai
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2145
Views: 82155

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

As previously explained, I think "not-self" is ambiguous and confusing, since it allows for the possibility of a self "outside" the aggregates. I think "no-self" ( absence of self ) is what the suttas describe - for example "sabbe dhamma anatta", pattica-samuppada ( conditionality ), the fetters of...
by Myotai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2145
Views: 82155

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Nirvana is an everlasting state. I don't have a view either way on this, and I think the suttas are rather ambiguous. But I don't see the relevance of this point, we are discussing whether no-self is the correct conclusion to draw from the teachings, not whether Nibbana is eternal. Hey Spiny, Sorry...
by Myotai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2145
Views: 82155

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

But "sabbe dhamma anatta" is saying there is no self anywhere, not even in Nibbana. No self is flawed, it hints at annihilation. The correct, is not self. Body isn't self, consciousness isn't self, etc. I have always read 'Not Self' as opposed to 'No Self'. Of course we have a 'self'....but its mod...
by Myotai
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mechanics of Insight
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Mechanics of Insight

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Myotai wrote:Is this how 'Insight' works....off the cushion?
If you look at how most people in the suttas achieved stream-entry, yes.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thats inspiring then... :)
by Myotai
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mechanics of Insight
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Mechanics of Insight

Sounds like a good title for a book don't you think? Anyway, I have been experiencing some positive experiences I can only put down to my practice, but I am somewhat surprised as to how they have presented themselves. Been practising the Mahasi method for some time, rather than experiencing insights...
by Myotai
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 83
Views: 5088

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

Just thinking of Mahayana Sutras makes me want to read the Heart Sutra. So incredible. The Heart Sutra is a concise summary of the Prajnaparamita literature. As such it contains the 4 noble truths, the skandhas, and rhe essence of Mahayana teachings. Deeply understand it and you probably don't need...
by Myotai
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Spontaneous sitting
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Spontaneous sitting

Ha!

Thanks guys.... :)
by Myotai
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Spontaneous sitting
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Spontaneous sitting

Hello, When I practiced Soto Zen we were encouraged to cultivate the ability to sit in any given opportunity. For instance when out for a walk I would often find a place at the edge of a stream to sit, or in the corner of a field. Do you feel Theravadin practice in whatever form affords this type of...
by Myotai
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Misophonia
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Misophonia

Yep, thats the one.....
by Myotai
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Misophonia
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Misophonia

Hi everyone,

Does anyone else suffer from Misophonia or have any experience of it? I have recently realised that this is something that I have been experiencing for over 30 years.

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