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by TRobinson465
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina Practitioners
Replies: 14
Views: 983

Re: Kasina Practitioners

My advice is go with whatever technique you feel is best. The Buddha mentioned multiple meditation techniques for a reason. For Kasina meditation, if you are having success id say you're probably already doing it right. But the advice i have is relax and dont try too hard to force your mind to conc...
by TRobinson465
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina Practitioners
Replies: 14
Views: 983

Re: Kasina Practitioners

My advice is go with whatever technique you feel is best. The Buddha mentioned multiple meditation techniques for a reason. For Kasina meditation, if you are having success id say you're probably already doing it right. But the advice i have is relax and dont try too hard to force your mind to conce...
by TRobinson465
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina Practitioners
Replies: 14
Views: 983

Re: Kasina Practitioners

I think it depends on the person. I think in the vissudhimagga it says something about different kasinas and techniques being for people of different temperaments. Personally i sometimes switch between kasina meditation and anapanasati meditation depending on how im feeling, i find both of them work...
by TRobinson465
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Conditions for Conception
Replies: 21
Views: 1931

Re: The Conditions for Conception

To mediate here. In terms of scientific conception, its when the sperm meets the egg. In the Buddhist sense of conception, it can be argued that the sperm wont actually meet the egg even if the mother and father have intercourse when the mother is fertile unless there is a "spirit" (im saying spirit...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Conditions for Conception
Replies: 21
Views: 1931

Re: The Conditions for Conception

Hello all, So like, what's the deal with this sutta? It states “Moreover, even if there is (a) lust and (b) consciousness from outside presenting itself, and (c) the mother and father come together in one place, an embryo cannot develop if : there is no union of the father and mother, the mother do...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Conditions for Conception
Replies: 21
Views: 1931

Re: The Conditions for Conception

Hello all, So like, what's the deal with this sutta? It states “Moreover, even if there is (a) lust and (b) consciousness from outside presenting itself, and (c) the mother and father come together in one place, an embryo cannot develop if : there is no union of the father and mother, the mother do...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Conditions for Conception
Replies: 21
Views: 1931

The Conditions for Conception

Hello all, So like, what's the deal with this sutta? It states “Moreover, even if there is (a) lust and (b) consciousness from outside presenting itself, and (c) the mother and father come together in one place, an embryo cannot develop if : there is no union of the father and mother, the mother doe...
by TRobinson465
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?

sentinel wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:26 pm
This is referring to bhikkhu precept , isn't the karma of killing is heavier than breaking the sexual abstention precept ?
I always thought it was listed as number 1 because it was simply the first parajika a monk performed.
by TRobinson465
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Primary sources on Anathapindika
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Primary sources on Anathapindika

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:54 am
See also Anathapindika in the DPPN
This is probably the best way to track the original source down. Thank you very much. :anjali:
by TRobinson465
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Primary sources on Anathapindika
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Primary sources on Anathapindika

Hello all, I am interested in reading some primary sources on Anathapindika. I am familiar with the general story of him buying Jetavana from a prince and the story of the spirit in his house via secondary source summaries but i am interested in reading these stories from the original texts. Can any...
by TRobinson465
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Dispraise to those worthy of dispraise
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Dispraise to those worthy of dispraise

Hello all, I ran into this sutta here. “Bhikkhus, possessing four qualities, the wise, competent, good person preserves himself unmaimed and uninjured; he is blameless and beyond reproach by the wise; and he generates much merit. What four? (1) “Having investigated and scrutinized, he speaks disprai...
by TRobinson465
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?

The only absolute way to prove karma for yourself would be to reach high attainments in meditation and see for yourself as the Lord Buddha, arahants, and some great ascetics have done. Alternatively, you could do good things and go all "The Secret" style and try to attract positive things that way a...
by TRobinson465
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation techniques
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Metta Meditation techniques

Hello,

Is anyone here aware of any specific loving-kindness meditation techniques laid out in either the Pali Canon or the traditional Theravada commentaries? By techniques i mean step-by-step instructions (first one sits cross legged, then ____ ___ ____).


Thanks in advance,
by TRobinson465
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?
Replies: 52
Views: 2748

Re: Sotapanna is not a fixed state!!

would somebody mind explaining to me what "sotapatti magga nana" is please?
by TRobinson465
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?
Replies: 11
Views: 3421

Re: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?

Speech by far. It seems straightforward but its hard not to slip up and say something inaccurate even just from lack of mindfulness. Everything else is pretty easy to keep, except maybe killing when ants infest my house it becomes difficult to get rid of them without killing any.