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by JamesTheGiant
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Noting throughout the day
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Noting throughout the day

then throughout the day when doing various tasks especially if working quickly I seem to drop it because it gets too difficult. Sayadaw U Teijania says to use the smallest amount of effort possible, the mildest intensity of awareness possible, the most relaxed awareness, when doing daily things. No...
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

James Tan wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:59 pm
What is the main cause for craving to arise ?
All of the conditions you quoted are equally the causes for craving. But the most important stage in that cycle for us humans is Craving, because that's the only part of the process we can influence or alter.
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is not appropriate to term suffering as Noble truth of suffering
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: It is not appropriate to term suffering as Noble truth of suffering

So it seem it is wrong to practice noting sensations and tag them no-self, suffering, impermanence. I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say that sutra is not what the Buddha taught. If you follow the link and read just the introduction you'll see all sorts of non-Buddhist stuff, created long af...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 68
Views: 4079

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

Interesting, could you refer to some of these teachers and teachings? Would it be incomperhensible without a background in their terminology? Sorry, it was more than a decade ago I was doing my Zen reading, too long ago for any names to have stuck in my brain. I do remember that it was not incompre...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 68
Views: 4079

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

What makes you think that they are not false? Anything in particular? If you read the teachings of some Zen or Mahayana masters, it's quite clear some of them know what they're talking about, regarding recognition of anicca, anatta, dukkha, the opening of their dhamma-eye, the dissappearance of sel...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 68
Views: 4079

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

I would say Yes. If you completely dismiss Zen and Mahayana etc, you're essentially saying that all their Enlightened Masters' claims of awakening are false.
by JamesTheGiant
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to claim, when to claim!
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: How to claim, when to claim!

auto wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:56 am
How to claim, when to claim!
Why would you claim at all? If you get awakened you'll have no ego. If you have no ego you don't need to tell others you're awakened. Ego ego EGO.
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

I strongly disagree with the idea that the Mahasi technique is a "dry" practise. The brightest, most intense nimitta I ever "saw" was while doing mahasi style. It was amazing!
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Jhana

You guys are the saying the same thing. The n8fp is the tool/platform you use to attain nibbana. 8th jhana is samma samadhi, which is the last piece of the bridge. Without all the previous pieces you can't get to the last piece. If you lose a previous piece, you lose the last piece and the bridge p...
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Overcoming Fear of Death
Replies: 15
Views: 1343

Re: Overcoming Fear of Death

What is the best way to go about it? Just meditate and follow the eight fold path as closely as possible? I never had any fear of death. What I fear is pain and suffering that often comes before death! The main reason I don't fear death is because I reckon I'll be reborn. And before I was Buddhist,...
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Jhana

walker8476 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:45 am
Jhana is the culmination of The Noble Eightfold Path
Completely wrong. Nibbanna / Nirvana, however you spell it, is the culmination of the path. Jhana is just a tool to get you there.
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?

From The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi. The full quote :) Followers of the Way [of Zen], if you want to get the kind of understanding that accords with the Dharma, never be misled by others. Whether you're facing inward or facing outward, whatever you meet up with, just kill it! If you meet a bud...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?
Replies: 11
Views: 719

"Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?

In the most recent edition of SFX magazine, columnist Steve O’Brien wrote that the Buddha said “Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." I'm absolutely sure the Buddha never said this in the Pali canon. Is it in the Mahayana or Vajrayana teachings? Or a misattributed quote from some cha...
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Odd question for Kiwi friends
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: Odd question for Kiwi friends

Retro, just out of interest, what were you browsing aircraft flight tracks for? How did you come across this? :shrug:
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Odd question for Kiwi friends
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: Odd question for Kiwi friends

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Wow thats a big hole in de plane! Science is cool. Thanks Retro, interesting.
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