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by ibelieve
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?
Replies: 27
Views: 1265

Re: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?

If you develop some supernatural power through jhana, for example, (according to the Buddha) you can make yourself invisible, you can touch the moon, you can detect other people's thoughts and verify that what you detect is correct. Are you going to say it is only something fabricated in your brain...
by ibelieve
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?
Replies: 27
Views: 1265

Re: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?

If you develop some supernatural power through jhana, for example, (according to the Buddha) you can make yourself invisible, you can touch the moon, you can detect other people's thoughts and verify that what you detect is correct. Are you going to say it is only something fabricated in your brain?...
by ibelieve
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?
Replies: 27
Views: 1265

Re: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?

There are lots of ways to release from stress, for example, taking drugs. However I know that taking drugs just gives you hallucination, something only happened in your brain. My understanding of what the Buddha said is that there is something called nibbana beyond what we can see, what we can hear,...
by ibelieve
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?
Replies: 27
Views: 1265

Re: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?

Thanks everyone for your answers and it helps!

I think I need to judge by myself and some faith is necessary. Indeed I believe in the Buddha and the so many master after him.

Have a good day!

ibelieve
by ibelieve
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?
Replies: 27
Views: 1265

how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?

Hi, This is my first post and please forgive my English, which is not my native language. I having been reading suttas for a year and I have a question I cannot answer: how can you know Jhana and Nibbana are real rather than some tricks played just in your brain? My partial answer to the question is...