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by thepea
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 423

Re: What's happening to me. Help please!

BlueLotus wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm
thepea wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:05 am
Your life was like this before, but now your meditating.
Oh stop it! :rolleye:
Couldn’t help myself, I have many lifetimes still to go. :hug:
by thepea
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 423

Re: What's happening to me. Help please!

Your life was like this before, but now your meditating.
by thepea
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sila samadhi Panna
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Sila samadhi Panna

If one has good sila mentally verbally and physically will this lead to samadhi and then turn into vipassana? No. Samadhi cannot be developed without good sila however good sila does not guarantee samadhi. The development of samadhi requires the overcoming of the five hindrances, particularly the h...
by thepea
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 31
Views: 741

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Hello, Faced with my own lack of motivation to practice amidst the constant sources of distraction in my daily life, I often find myself dreaming about having my own personal arahant teacher who would guide me to liberation by simply telling me "now you do this" and "now you do that" and all I'd ha...
by thepea
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 322

Re: Body Scan

The body scan technique as taught in the 10 day course is a starting point to how to use this technique. When mind is not sharp you will work on the surface, breath touching nostril, atmospheric temperature experienced on parts of body, itching, pain. As mind sharpens you are able to penetrate body,...
by thepea
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: Managing your wealth

Thanks everyone, but I still feel uncomfortable despite your explanations. As long as you have money, you can increase it, you can lose it, it's there and it's yours. That's a huge thing you are not letting go of and it's rooting you to material life, because you depend on it entirely for your subs...
by thepea
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 322

Re: Body Scan

Yes, I've done the Satipatthana course twice as a student and once as a server. Goenkaji says the Buddha used this technique, but without giving any evidence except to say it has been passed down in "pristine purity" from person to person. That could be true, but that body scanning technique is not...
by thepea
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 322

Re: Body Scan

This is how the Buddha practiced and taught meditation. Goenka explains this .... No, there is no mention anywhere in the suttas of the Buddha practising or teaching the Body Scan. That's just what Goenkaji says. Perhaps he was told this by U Ba Khin but there's absolutely no evidence that the Budd...
by thepea
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 322

Re: Body Scan

Where did the body scan technique come from? I don't believe it was practiced during the Buddha's time. This is how the Buddha practiced and taught meditation. Goenka explains this In great detail over an 8 day period in the satipatthana sutra course. Some disagree, I have come to understand that a...
by thepea
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: Managing your wealth

one_awakening wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:13 am
As SarathW says, it's how you relate to that wealth that's important. You could have millions of dollars and be totally un-attached to it.
I have made millions of dollars, and am completely detached from it, the secret is to get married.
by thepea
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “No Sex” or “Right Sex”?
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Re: “No Sex” or “Right Sex”?

Maybe when one reaches a certain progress, he/she has no interest in sex as the joy/pleasure/contentment derived from the practice is more superior to orgasm? For example, when one tasted the Jhanas, for example 1st Jhana, the intense joy and energy could be more powerful than sex itself? so one na...
by thepea
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1056

Re: Where are the arahants ?

The thing that makes Theravada Buddhism so unattractive to many is the very simple fact that you alone are responsible for your progress, and that the Noble Eightfold Path is, lived truly, very hard. The Buddha at least said so and demonstrated it by example. You do not need to read very far in the...
by thepea
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1056

Re: Where are the arahants ?

Ovechkin is most certainly one. Actually maybe just a tiny bit of attachment to the cup.
by thepea
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1056

Re: Where are the arahants ?

And I’m saying you could hang in your home if an arahant, as you would not be attached to this as no attachment to home but could be simply practical. If that could be done (not saying for sure one way or another), it would depend a lot on the type of profession the lay person engages in. If he is ...
by thepea
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1056

Re: Where are the arahants ?

The arahant does not want to prove anything. However, if he cannot easily walk away from stuffs, he is not an arahant because he is stuck (or clung) to those stuffs. That’s exactly my point. And I’m saying you could hang in your home if an arahant, as you would not be attached to this as no attachm...