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by one_awakening
Wed May 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2284

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

If you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim or even have no religion, you can still delight in sense pleasure.
by one_awakening
Wed May 29, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2284

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

DNS wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:42 pm
2. This Dhamma is for the contented, not for the discontented.
This one's interesting as many people come to Buddhism because of discontent.
by one_awakening
Mon May 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

Srilankaputra wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:57 pm
Actually, when we are developing mindfulness we also developing all seven Awakening factors.
I agree with concentration being one of the factors
by one_awakening
Mon May 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

budo wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:15 am

Mindfulness without nimitta, is NOT concentration

How can you be mindful of something, with ZERO concentration?
by one_awakening
Mon May 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

Is that Right Concentration though? Right Concentration is Jhanas, attention sustained and maintained on a single object leads to nimitta which leads to jhanas Yes it is right concentration. Just because you're not in Jhana does not mean concentration is not present. For example, when you're being ...
by one_awakening
Mon May 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

budo wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 6:41 am
So you're practicing concentration when you're mindful of yourself eating?
Yes. You are keeping the body in mind and also concentrating on your body movements.
by one_awakening
Mon May 27, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

budo wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Meditation is mindfulness + concentration
Whenever you're practicing mindfulness you are also developing concentration. I don't think you can separate the two.
by one_awakening
Sun May 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Mindfulness v Meditation

I don't see any difference between meditation and mindfulness. Mindfulness can be practiced at any time. When practicing mindfulness while sitting, it's called meditation.
by one_awakening
Sat May 11, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The therevada approach of pain
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: The therevada approach of pain

Hello, Am I right to believe that, at least in the case of pain, theravada teachings encourage us to go againt our biological nature by suppressing the natural responses that pain triggers in us, Thanks. In some ways, yes. I'm not sure it's suppression though. It's more training the mind to notice ...
by one_awakening
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: which suttas especially relevant for attaining first jhana?
Replies: 23
Views: 1041

Re: which suttas especially relevant for attaining first jhana?

Hi Frank, Here is a sutta where the Buddha explains his attaining of first jhana before he attained enlightenment “That’s so true, Ānanda! That’s so true! Before my awakening—when I was still unawakened but intent on awakening—I too thought: ‘Renunciation is good! Seclusion is good!’ But my mind wa...
by one_awakening
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara = "replicator"?
Replies: 26
Views: 787

Re: Sankhara = "replicator"?

There's just no English equivalent to word Sankhara.

The problems is that the term occurs in three major areas. As the second link in Dependent Origination, the faith aggregate and to mean all conditioned things.
by one_awakening
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness

First of all, dispense with the noting. When practicing mindfulness, we don't actually note, because it's exhausting. Instead, bring your awareness to the present. Start with the body. If you're making a cup of coffee, notice when you reach for the spoon. Notice when you power the hot water into the...
by one_awakening
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Usefulness of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: Usefulness of Meditation

It's like saying a ladder is not much use, unless you are up at the top. You have to step on the bottom rungs of the ladder to get to the top. I agree, but I'm not necessarily talking about real insights which you do need to climb to the top of the ladder to achieve, but there are things which you ...
by one_awakening
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Usefulness of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: Usefulness of Meditation

Laurens wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:55 am

Aye, I'm saying it's usefulness isn't limited if you are following the Buddha's instructions
I never said it's usefulness was limited. I said it's usefulness is limited IF you don't learn anything from the meditation.
by one_awakening
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Usefulness of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: Usefulness of Meditation

Based on your comment I wonder if you are saying that is a bad thing? I never said it was a bad thing, quite the contrary. It's one of the most important practices on the Buddhist path. Yes meditation has many benefits, but the Buddhist path is about seeing clearly, so unless you can learn somethin...