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by lojong1
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 5 Aggregates
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: 5 Aggregates

So does the dissolution of the 5 aggregates mean the dissolution of "self"? Whether you are talking about death or some experience during mental development, either way, dissolution of the 5 aggregates is pretty much just the dissolution of the 5 aggregates. If there is any "self" left to dissolve ...
by lojong1
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism

by [muslim] Rezah Shah-Kazemi. http://www.islambuddhism.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'm just sharing a book for those with more muslims than buddhists near home. The author "examines all the major schools of buddhist thought as [he] understand[s] them." Introduced by HHDL, th...
by lojong1
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Man faces jail for laughing too loudly
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Man faces jail for laughing too loudly

Buddha's "purgatory of laughter"?
by lojong1
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: theravada equivalent of koan study?
Replies: 50
Views: 7580

Re: theravada equivalent of koan study?

The brief koan teaching I received was very much like full body awareness. We felt the question.
by lojong1
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?
Replies: 35
Views: 6028

Re: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?

I'd be interested to hear how you get on, and if there is any meditation instruction. I was involved in an Interbeing Sangha for a number of years. I sit with interbeings once in a while here as the only group sit on that night. Bell rings and we sit 20mins, walk 10mins, sit 20 mins, and then about...
by lojong1
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: MN 39 similes
Replies: 35
Views: 8231

Re: MN 39 similes

lojong1 wrote: "I'm not sure this 'single point' idea is helpful."
[for entering first jhana.] -- sorry i left that out.
And behold, it's not a 1st jhana factor in this sutta anyway! What would yous do without me!
by lojong1
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: MN 39 similes
Replies: 35
Views: 8231

Re: MN 39 similes

It's all yours, friend. Staying power is highly relevant, size doesn't matter.
by lojong1
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: MN 39 similes
Replies: 35
Views: 8231

Re: MN 39 similes

I'm not sure this 'single point' idea is helpful.
by lojong1
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do monks shave?
Replies: 20
Views: 4938

Re: How do monks shave?

the fire method is all over the suttas
by lojong1
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?

A few big spoons of uncooked khorasan wheat/kamut briefly soaked in thick fatty goat cream.
by lojong1
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 13410

Re: natural progression of meditation?

alan... wrote:...i don't have time to re read it now...
It is a bit non-issuey for both of us at this point. I was picturing some poor blighter stuck at 4th jhana for whom the experiment might be more relevant.
Dropped like wrestling from olympics.
by lojong1
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 13410

Re: natural progression of meditation?

alan... wrote:past lives... kind of a side track ?
I can't do it eaither, but side track? I think rather the only way to certify right view!
by lojong1
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: ayya khema...
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: ayya khema...

alan... wrote:
lojong1 wrote:Just listened to Ayya Khema for the first time, I'm all giddy now.
:heart:
isn't she wonderful? i bought "who is my self" which is a book on meditation by her.
Local library has this and 'i give you my life' and 'being nobody, going nowhere.' :clap:
by lojong1
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: the first jhana and thinking.
Replies: 76
Views: 23267

Re: the first jhana and thinking.

According to Venerable Punnaji, the only difference between vitakka-vicāra in the first jhāna and vitakka-vicāra in a normal state, is that in the first jhāna, while one is still able to think analytically, there can only be good (wholesome) thoughts, as opposed to normal circumstances when both wh...
by lojong1
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 13410

Re: natural progression of meditation?

Alan you are doing so fooking well but still have no real faith! MOSQUE!
The longer you think this needs to take, the longer it will take.