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by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2852

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

I think it's very clear that jhana is a pleasure not-of-the-flesh. The sutta you quoted: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN36_31.html “And what is rapture not of the flesh ? There is the case where a monk—quite secluded from sensuality, secluded from unskillful qualities—enters & remains in th...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 2852

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

rupa jhana is pleasure from flesh=form endowed with five strings of sensuality This seems to be contradicted by the sutta you quote from, including your quotes. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn36/sn36.031.than.html Perhaps I'm missing something in your logic... And what is spiritual r...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 25
Views: 501

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

So this is a Buddhist venue which doesn't have to operate by dhammic principles? Nothing has to operate by dhammic principles. People can choose to operate by dhammic principles by avoiding defilements of thought and speech, and the ToS and culture of Dhamma Wheel can facilitate that. Since the "op...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 764

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Sorry I have no idea what you are talking about. I suggest returnibg to the topic.

Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

I wouldn't call is slight. That would be like saying that there are slight variations from the UK, across Europe, and into Russia...

:heart:
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

I don't get news media here, but i saw the pictures on the internet. I see nothing wrong with practicing meditation while trapped in a cave. Probably the experience will NOT be traumatic because of this! Is the Buddha Dharma helpful? Ask these boys, I'm sure they will agree. You can see their inter...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

I didnt want to say to much about their cultures in rural areas as it would be dishonest but I cant see how it would differ from most places in Asia, ... Thank you for your perspective. I'd just add that Asia is very diverse, so I would be very hesitant to generalise too much, otherwise you run the...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: enlightenment in theravada

Off-topic posts have been removed. Please note the TOS: Any subject matter that may be off-topic or is intended to cause disruption or harm may be removed without notice. This includes, but is not restricted to: ... i. Posts that are not mindful of the current topic, as defined in the initial post h...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

Hi Mike Mike whats your problem, I wasn't talking about Thai Friends I said to get a clearer picture I would need to speak to the locals, where did I actually mention Thai friends i was talking about putting false ideas, concepts and words into peoples minds, cultures and language structure when th...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 764

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

To me, when someone says something like this: Buddha, alone of all teachers and gurus, taught total and complete selfless ness', this is abusive. Wake up. :tantrum: Well, that's essentially what he is reported to have said himself. :focus: :heart: Mike So someone gets to repeat this as truth ? And,...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 25
Views: 501

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

And you're quite right. Someone who promotes something that they don't appear to be practising themselves doesn't deserve to be taken seriously. It's not just that. Allowing for an atmosphere of "Do as I say, not as a do" appears to lead to general mistrust, cynicism, jadedness. Yes, that's often a...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 764

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Abusive posts and material removed. Contributors, please remember that abusive language disrupts discussion and will not be allowed. To me, when someone says something like this: Buddha, alone of all teachers and gurus, taught total and complete selfless ness', this is abusive. Wake up. :tantrum: W...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

Hi Mike I am not over interpreting I am giving correct translations as learned from native locals with their own meanings without any external translations or influence which do not correspond to foreign concepts. with metta :anjali: So your Thai friends don't use words like "ghosts"? :heart: Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 25
Views: 501

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

I believe that we are free to politely argue against the content of a post, but not the person - there is a big difference. And you believe that all ad personams/ad hominems are always fallacious, despite the arguments against such a generalization presented in the OP? Of course not. It's clearly u...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

Hi markandeya, Clearly, translating some terms into English is fraught with difficulty. However, I suspect that you are over-interpreting here: Ghosts ? anything subtle in the Old Western Christian monopoly would be seen as ghosts or spooky. Ghosts is a term my Thai friends use when speaking English...