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by teknix
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Initiation of foreigners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Initiation of foreigners?

I'm asking here because It's all pretty much the same to me, I am not affiliated with any organization, so one place to meditate would be as good as the next. I'm not biased or particular and I would like to learn more about Buddhism as well. I don't follow the "beliefs" of any of the practices, I s...
by teknix
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Initiation of foreigners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Initiation of foreigners?

I mean, why not become a monk? Then you can practice mostly unimpeded and have your living expenses covered by the monastery. I guess I don't know if I would qualify to be a Monk, and I wouldn't know where to go to be a monk if I did qualify. Also my practices have revolved around mostly internal a...
by teknix
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Initiation of foreigners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Initiation of foreigners?

Many people who attend meditation centres associated with my teacher alternate between sitting on a ten-day residential retreat and serving on courses, and they can do this for months at a time. It might be a solution for you and one that I can recommend. http://www.dhamma.org kind regards, Ben How...
by teknix
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Initiation of foreigners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Initiation of foreigners?

Many people who attend meditation centres associated with my teacher alternate between sitting on a ten-day residential retreat and serving on courses, and they can do this for months at a time. It might be a solution for you and one that I can recommend. http://www.dhamma.org kind regards, Ben Tha...
by teknix
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Initiation of foreigners?
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Initiation of foreigners?

Say that I want to get out of the country and live somewhere else and go to practice mostly unimpeded? Is there a place you can go to practice and work at the same time? Like a place to work for your living expenses and training that would be accepting of a foreigner? I was thinking of going to Thai...
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

There seems to be only a very subtle difference between the 1st 2nd and 3rd jhana's. What I'm referring to and documented requires an absence of thought in my experience. It seems that it is directed by will rather than thought or thinking. Kinda like just going, or doing, but not thinking about the...
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

I tried looking into what savikalpa samadhi is (and nirvikalpa samadhi too), but I can't see where is the correspondence between the hindu names for the different levels of samadhi and the buddhist ones. We are all humans so we all experience the same states of samadhi. We just interpret them in a ...
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

Ok, let me see if I am understanding this correctly, the first Jhana would be bliss, and sinking that energy into the heart, to love (metta) would be the second jhana, then letting go of that sensation would bring you to the third jhana? I think the third jhana would be more akin to inner-fire? I sa...
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

Thank you for the info Modus.Ponens, allow me to be your Modus.Tollens. :tongue:

I added a description in the above post as to what I am talking about.
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

Lol, thanks. I like your humor! Of course you don't have a soul, what would there be to be having a soul. I'm referring to a particular experience in which energy courses through the body, from the crown, and comes in waves at first and steady with practice. Is there any descriptions of such a pheno...
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

I believe the Visuddhimagga refers to it as concentration.
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

I thought Samadhi was common to Buddhism as well?
by teknix
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Ananda and Savikalpa Samadhi

When I experience ananda I feel waves of bliss penetrating my every cell and I get these goose bumps on my body . Is this a part of what the Buddhist call Savikalpa Samadhi?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIr7btx5n44