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by bodom
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Sangha
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Hello Sangha

Welcome Ben!

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by bodom
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dhamma
Replies: 27
Views: 1011

Re: Ven Thanissaro has misleadingly omitted essential context; invoked a theoretical distinction that has no place in Dh

. . Whenever I think I know something, legendary Classics are already out there in full-bloom. May I say: excavating a decade old jewels, exactly only three-weeks short of a whole lengthy 10 years. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=986&start=0#p12365 Yes this topic has been covered many,...
by bodom
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Original Mind Controversy Explained - by Bhikkhu Sujato: (6:53 mins)
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Original Mind Controversy Explained - by Bhikkhu Sujato: (6:53 mins)

Again, I like Ajahn Chah's take on it: The purpose of the practice, then, is to seek inwardly, searching and investigating until you reach the original mind. The original mind is also known as the pure mind. The pure mind is the mind without attachment. It doesn’t get affected by mind-objects. In ot...
by bodom
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Buenos días desde Chile
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Buenos días desde Chile

Welcome! :hello:

:anjali:
by bodom
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Forest Teachers who don't believe 'Original Mind Concept' ?
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Forest Teachers who don't believe 'Original Mind Concept' ?

Ajahn Chah on Original Mind: Q: Is this mind you are talking about called the ‘Original Mind’? A: What do you mean? Q: It seems as if you are saying there is something else outside of the conventional body-mind (the five khandhas). Is there something else? What do you call it? A: There isn’t anythin...
by bodom
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the land of Buddha!
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello people of Dhamma Wheel!
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Hello people of Dhamma Wheel!

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: PM

Hi Paul

I know you have stated before that you dont like to engage in private discussions but please in the future refrain these types of posts which simply clutter the forum. Maybe put something in your profile to deter other members from sending you PM's.

:anjali:
by bodom
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is "breath energy"?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: What is "breath energy"?

A new book in Thanissaro Bhikkhus Meditation series has just been posted online. I came across the following: When Ajaan Lee is talking about the breath, what does it correspond to in your experience? When Ajaan Fuang noticed that I was having trouble getting my head around the concept of breath ene...
by bodom
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 31
Views: 1006

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

This may be off topic a bit but somewhat related. When the sutta mentioned lust for male or femalr form, does it just refer to form? As we know when a person is sexually arosed, it is not just visual, but also smell, sound, mind, taste, touch? If so why the sutta only said form of a man or women? S...
by bodom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Hello.

Welcome Dianna!

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by bodom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness/Concentration
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Mindfulness/Concentration

The Buddha never separated mindfulness from concentration: Many people tell us that the Buddha taught two different types of meditation — mindfulness meditation and concentration meditation. Mindfulness meditation, they say, is the direct path, while concentration practice is the scenic route that y...
by bodom
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Poetry
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Poetry

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 892

Re: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice

Are kasinas mentioned in EBTs? I thought they were a development of later traditions, mainly from the Visuddhimagga and similar works. See this sutta: These, bhikkhus, are the ten kasiṇas bases. Which ten? One contemplates the earth kasiṇa, above, below, transversely, undivided, all-permeating; one...
by bodom
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka
Replies: 24
Views: 1764

Re: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka

Idappaccayata wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:41 am
Isn't there a sutta that says a lot person would have to ordain if them became enlightened, otherwise they couldn't survive?
It is a commentarial idea not found in the suttas and only if one realizes arhatship.

:namaste: