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by one_awakening
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Saṅkhāras
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Saṅkhāras

Is everything we come into contact with a Saṅkhāra?
by one_awakening
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Have You Learned
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: What Have You Learned

Craving can't be satisfied.



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by one_awakening
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2071

Re: How does the self view arises ?

I think when a baby is first born it doesn't have the intelligence to form a self view. Once it develops enough intelligence, the view of self kicks in.
by one_awakening
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: Body Scan

Noticing sensations is called Vedananupassana (Contemplation on Sensations). It's an important type of meditation mentioned many times in the suttas, especially in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta. 2. Observing the Feelings And how does a mendicant meditate observing an aspect of feelings? It’s when a me...
by one_awakening
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: Body Scan

The Goenka body scan involves not just noticing the body, but noticing sensations. This seems like a departure.
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Managing your wealth

As long as you have money, you can increase it, you can lose it, it's there and it's yours. That's a huge thing you are not letting go of and it's rooting you to material life, because you depend on it entirely for your subsistence. ...still do not really convince me that it's ok to try to renounce...
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Body Scan

Where did the body scan technique come from? I don't believe it was practiced during the Buddha's time.
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Managing your wealth

I've read this story in Ven Thanissaro's book about his teacher (Ajahn Fuang), but it wasn't a monk who sold the goods, but a lay devotee of Ajahn. Monks are not allowed to sell anything. Yeah sorry it was a lay-follower. I guess the point is that having financial security in case something happens...
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Managing your wealth

I heard a story about a monk who was selling goods at a market at prices that gave him a good profit. A buyer asked the Buddhist "You're a Buddhist, shouldn't you be selling your goods at a low price?". The Buddhist then asked his teacher (a monk) if it was wrong to sell goods at a good profit. The ...
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Managing your wealth

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:20 pm
A senior monk in the Thai forest tradition once told me that to "live for today" was a form of foolishness, and it is best to have at least some savings to live off, or to draw upon in times of crisis.
Yes. This is just common sense.
by one_awakening
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My first jhana
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: My first jhana

Sometimes you think you've let got totally, but when you investigate the mind further you see there's still some very subtle holding on. Your mind becomes very sensitive to this holding on. So even if you don't you get into Jhana you can still benefit greatly by developing a mind that lets go which ...
by one_awakening
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 51
Views: 4586

Re: lice

AgarikaJ wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:57 am

My answer would be: the precepts are training rules, not commandments;

Exactly. It's a guide not a rule book.
by one_awakening
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Best Retreat Options For The First 4 Jhanas
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: Best Retreat Options For The First 4 Jhanas

dharmacorps wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:54 pm
I tend to take Ajahn Thanissaro's advice and focus on the breath, not the jhanas, and I practice at home. It has helped me to make my home environment as peaceful and meditation-friendly as possible.
This is what I do also.
by one_awakening
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 35
Views: 5241

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

You need to forget. Acting like you dont care but really just doing it because you want to come back to that doesn`t work. I totally agree with this. In my own practice I have noticed that if I sit down to meditate with the goal of attaining Jhana, it rarely happens. Remember, desire is a hinderanc...
by one_awakening
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 3462

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Possibly. Hard to say as we don't really know what parinibbāna is.