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by No_Mind
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sight turns off during meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Sight turns off during meditation?

SteRo wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:00 pm
No_Mind wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Ajahn Brahm says that sense of sight turns off during meditation. Is that true?
When he expresses his experience such, who is there to know Ajahn Brahm's experience better than he himself?
I am not doubting what he said. I just want to know if anyone else has experienced it.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sight turns off during meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Sight turns off during meditation?

Ajahn Brahm says that sense of sight turns off during meditation. Is that true? If anything during meditation my five senses are more awake than ever .. I can see better (though I am almost blind without glasses normally), can hear almost everything .. such as faint conversation in next house .. htt...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 89
Views: 3502

Re: Lockdown Stress

Update from Calcutta - Lockdown ended today after 70 days. Offices are open. Schools are closed. Flights are resuming. We are in first phase of a three phase "Unlock." Like rest of the world situation is grim. Economic recession, no income for past two months, mismanagement by political bosses .. Ri...
by No_Mind
Sat May 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

ancient time in india both in hindu as well as buddhist tradition, devas visited them to tell even small matter but now no one sees them nor deva appear before them voluntierly. why is this ? As far as Hinduism goes, Gods walked the earth in other ages Satya, Treta, Dwyapar. This is Kali Yuga or en...
by No_Mind
Thu May 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 285
Views: 15866

Re: Coronavirus

My closing thoughts on coronavirus. No further discussion matters to me .. With WHO publicly accepting that Covid-19 may never go away (HIV has no vaccine after 40 years nor does common cold, the sibling virus of Covid-19) and that we have to learn to live with it, time has come to reevaluate our li...
by No_Mind
Wed May 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?
Replies: 39
Views: 1136

Re: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?

"I do not consider anything authoritative but my own interpretation, and use what I please from all sources" for me. I thought about it but considered that "my own interpretation" to be too conceitful and ungrateful towards the traditions. Because where would one be able to start if there wouldn't ...
by No_Mind
Wed May 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?
Replies: 39
Views: 1136

Re: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?

"I do not consider anything authoritative but my own interpretation, and use what I please from all sources" for me.

Would like to know the other seven like minded souls.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon May 11, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty

Ajahn then says that's when we return to our seats we realise that everything is driven by causes and conditions aka karma . AB did not mention " karma ". AB only referred to "causes & conditions". AN is giving a talk on the 'supramundane'. Therefore, the subject matter is not related to 'kamma'. Y...
by No_Mind
Sun May 10, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore
Replies: 60
Views: 1697

Re: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore

cappuccino wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:31 pm
No_Mind wrote: You would have let the Las Vegas shooter
ordinary people are concerned about the world


we're concerned about ourselves
No offense. But this is why I follow Buddhism 90% of the time.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sun May 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore
Replies: 60
Views: 1697

Re: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore

confusedlayman wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 6:47 pm
let them kill and go to hell.. why should u go hell by killing them back?
So let me get this straight. You would have let the Las Vegas shooter go on and not intervened? At Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech?

Yes/No answer please

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sun May 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore
Replies: 60
Views: 1697

Re: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore

terrorist can be locked up in jail so they wont come in contact with people and inside jail they can be helped to turn in to good if possible but killing them because they killed someone is not the realistic idea. It is this type of silly, meaningless idealism that make me go on six month long sabb...
by No_Mind
Sun May 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore
Replies: 60
Views: 1697

Re: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore

Buddhism has some inbuilt weaknesses. What about right to kill for self defense? Every nation has armed forces. Unless a religion allows the right to kill under some circumstances .. bit hard to adopt it wholeheartedly. You are confusing conventional worldly rules, laid down in national and interna...
by No_Mind
Sun May 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore
Replies: 60
Views: 1697

Re: Jain asceticism is way too hardcore

these days it is easy for me to find real religion vs false religion. other than buddhism, all religion looks deep fake for sure. That is little harsh. For me the spiritual life is still a mix of Upanishadic Hinduism and Theravada Buddhism with quite large chunks of the Bible thrown in. I argued ag...
by No_Mind
Fri May 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: AI: What is a sentient being?
Replies: 49
Views: 1364

Re: AI: What is a sentient being?

I have seen all and forgotten a few like Bicentennial Man and original BR. But what I will like to mention is none mentioned sentience. You said: And also please note that as far as I know no sci-fi movie has shown a sentient character (one capable of being self aware and thus feel - humiliation, l...
by No_Mind
Fri May 08, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 1478

Re: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists

You should never discuss Dhamma with anyone who is not a Theravada buddhist. They are bound to ask stupid questions such as - does Kalchakra cleanse the soul or have you met Dalai Lama. To which you have to reply - they are pseudo Buddhists. And then have to give a lengthy explanation of schisms wit...