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by indian_buddhist
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Mindfulness

In Satipathana Sutta , the Buddha talks about Contemplating on Body, Feelings, Mind and Mind-objects (4 Noble truths, 3 marks of existence etc). In the initial few steps the Buddha talks about knowing Breath - Long and Short and calming the body. Is this step needed or directly could we proceed to c...
by indian_buddhist
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Giving up....
Replies: 81
Views: 5815

Re: Giving up....

Hello everyone, Things have come to a head for me now. I have been really struggling with my practice now for some time. For the last 6 months, longer if I think about it. I arise before dawn, sit and do nothing more than ruminate, unable to focus for more than a few measly seconds before lapsing i...
by indian_buddhist
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati
Replies: 14
Views: 1614

Re: Anapanasati

Ive been practicing for about an hour a day.......for first few days I became more energetic and reactive.........but today and yesterday i am more calmer and at peace.........is it normal?.
by indian_buddhist
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati
Replies: 14
Views: 1614

Re: Anapanasati

Well, think of the third instruction for the first tetrad. Even though you start with long & short breaths, the whole body is brought into awareness as the practice proceeds, and in short order, so "without considering any other part of the body" is not advised. Have a look at SN 54.6 . Most people...
by indian_buddhist
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati
Replies: 14
Views: 1614

Anapanasati

Im kind of Confused......The Buddha says to watch the Breath and make note of Long Breath and Short breath. Nowwhere is teh Buddha saying to focus on Tip of nostril or Abdomen etc any other part of the body.....Instead he is just saying watch the breath. Can I just watch the breath without consideri...
by indian_buddhist
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness meditation
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Mindfulness meditation

After a long break (4-6 months) I have started Anapanasati again. Right now I am restricting to about 1 hour to 2 hours a day preferably in the morning. I have a few questions about the technique: The Buddha has mentioned that there are 4 ways mindfulness can be observed:- 1. Of Body 2. Of Feelings ...
by indian_buddhist
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Osho's awakening
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: Osho's awakening

Fraud.

Any one can see that.
by indian_buddhist
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First Noble truth
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: First Noble truth

Entire life is Suffering Not suffering, but dukkha. Dukkha means that life is not satisfactory at its very basic level -- and this includes suffering and pain as well. As one unpacks the sutta discussions of change and dukkha, we see that life is not satisfactory to hang on to, being empty of any l...
by indian_buddhist
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First Noble truth
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

Re: First Noble truth

tiltbillings wrote:
indian_buddhist wrote:1. There is Suffering in Life

or

2. Entire life is Suffering except when you are in Nibbana?.
The answer is #1 with qualifications.
Qualifications meaning we can make it worse or better?. (Like stopping clinging to the 5 aggregates)?.
by indian_buddhist
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First Noble truth
Replies: 18
Views: 1099

First Noble truth

1. There is Suffering in Life

or

2. Entire life is Suffering except when you are in Nibbana?.
by indian_buddhist
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Am I continually generating new Rebirths?
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Am I continually generating new Rebirths?

Hello. We can apply this simile to the case of rebirth. The body of the candle is like the physical body of the person. The wick might be compared to the sense faculties that function as the support for the process of consciousness. The particles of oxygen are like the sense objects and the flame i...
by indian_buddhist
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Why Did Siddhartha Gautama Split from Hinduism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Why Did Siddhartha Gautama Split from Hinduism?

Hello, Why did Siddartha Gautama originally split from Hinduism? :thanks: Corey Hinduism is a term coined by Persians to people living in India in the 12 century AD (Buddhism was dead in India by then). What is modern Hinduism today is a mix of various cultural and historical traditions and beliefs...
by indian_buddhist
Wed May 07, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?
Replies: 80
Views: 8924

Re: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?

However those that have Stream entry and more spread the message. its a duty for them to spread the message. I don't understand your obsession with stream entry as a minimum requirement in this thread and others. Where, in which sutta is it stated that stream entry is a requirement to teach the Dha...
by indian_buddhist
Wed May 07, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?
Replies: 80
Views: 8924

Re: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?

"I don't understand your obsession with stream entry as a minimum requirement in this thread and others. Where, in which sutta is it stated that stream entry is a requirement to teach the Dhamma to anyone? Most monks including arahants are not great teachers." I only gave my opinion. No need for ha...
by indian_buddhist
Wed May 07, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?
Replies: 80
Views: 8924

Re: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?

However those that have Stream entry and more spread the message. its a duty for them to spread the message.
by indian_buddhist
Wed May 07, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?
Replies: 80
Views: 8924

Re: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?

Hello, I have been struggling with this question recently, having been raised as a Christian, where it was often emphasized that one must try to convert non-believers. From the doctrine of kamma, I would think that there is no point in trying to "convert" someone, since their kamma might prevent th...
by indian_buddhist
Mon May 05, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca and Stable Atoms.
Replies: 66
Views: 3329

Re: Anicca and Stable Atoms.

I am sorry if I have hurt anyone by this thread. There are more important things... such as pointing out the suffering within the castes in India. :anjali: Its not so bad as you think. If it was, Hinduism would not be flourishing in India today. There have been episodes in some Hindu Temples where ...
by indian_buddhist
Mon May 05, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca and Stable Atoms.
Replies: 66
Views: 3329

Re: Anicca and Stable Atoms.

Hi Indian Buddhist, I think it is a mistake to try move the Buddha's teachings beyond the scope of their practices. (Or outside of "the All," as described within the context of the teaching, quoted above.) Also, in Anuradha Sutta (SN 22.86) the Buddha said that it was only dukkha that he described,...
by indian_buddhist
Mon May 05, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca and Stable Atoms.
Replies: 66
Views: 3329

Re: Anicca and Stable Atoms.

well you cannot see like a single isolated atom from the electron Microscope but like a Pattern of Atoms which gives no definite input on its shape. Anyway details about Atoms are answered by Quantum Physics. My point is that since we cannot see Atoms etc from Naked Eye should not we validate the re...
by indian_buddhist
Mon May 05, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca and Stable Atoms.
Replies: 66
Views: 3329

Re: Anicca and Stable Atoms.

Ok and Secondly, According to the 4 Nikayas (My primary source of reference of Buddhism - Digha/Majjhima/Ang/Samayutta) - contrary to what you say .....IT IS CRITICAL to see, understand, contemplate , and finally realize on your own by direct observation(through Vipassana) the Conditioned phenonema...