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by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 7371

Re: Form is emptiness

Hi ShanYin and everyone, Form is emptiness is from the Heart Sutra -- the Heart Sutra is a prajnaparamita sutra (Perfect Wisdom sutra) -- and maybe also found in those words, or similar words, in other prajnaparamita sutras. When I was growing up, I read in a book, or more than one book, that sunyat...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 106
Views: 5220

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

I'm not entering the topic conversation, but just giving an opinion of this 'Dhamma Wheel' message board: One reason this message board is so popular, is that divergent beliefs as to what the Buddha taught is allowed for discussion. I said 'popular'. As to the rightness of it, I don't know. My view ...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is it possible to lose the good life i have?
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: Is it possible to lose the good life i have?

In my opinion, generalized outline of a blessed life, and going higher in existence, in Theravada Buddhism: Mangala Sutta : Khp 5 PTS: Khp 5 Mangala Sutta: Blessings translated from the Pali by Narada Thera © 1994 Alternate translations: Piyadassi | Soni | Thanissaro This sutta also appears at Sn 2....
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 36
Views: 5676

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

The same advice I originally gave at one place moments ago in this same 'Samatha Bhāvana' section, I would like to repost here: I would rather change that sentence to: The observations I gave as an answer, for a question by someone else also here in this 'Samatha Bhāvana' section, I repost here: fr...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 36
Views: 5676

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

Hello All, I have been meditating for many years although my efforts have not been consistent. I have schizophrenia and am on anti psychotics for that. Would this effect my ability to access samadhi potentially? When I am doing well I enjoy a daily practice and I do find the contemplation of metta ...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can 'difficult external circumstances' impact on samadhi practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2443

Re: Can 'difficult external circumstances' impact on samadhi practice?

- but I tried something that has worked before, in such situations: "I will just remain awake and aware, and not get frustrated by all the noise and mental chatter in the background, nor attempt to silence it via refocussing on the breath (that wasn't working this morning); wherever the mind goes, ...
by samsarictravelling
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 14
Views: 3606

Re: Land

Body (matter) only, no mind. Very interesting indeed! What is the difference between an Arhant in Nirodha Samapatti (cessation of perception and feeling) and a non-percipient being? Thanks and I don't know, good question. The question was for someone else, but I reply to it here. I don't myself kno...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Saddha
Replies: 26
Views: 3174

Re: Saddha

Dear Friends in Dhamma, Is there a passage which defines saddha (faith/conviction) as conviction in kamma and its fruit? I seem to recall there is, but can only find its opposite quality (doubt) defined as a lack of conviction in kamma and its fruit.... Metta and Peace, Bowing and thanks, Abhaya/An...
by samsarictravelling
Fri May 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Hi everyone, This is not a self-claim or boasting about attainments, but only for the sake of inspiration. 1. Personal Information: I'm Tien, currently 23 years old, live in Vietnam :sage: , studying Computer Engineering (no interest at all). I was a single child in a below-average (in term of weal...
by samsarictravelling
Thu May 16, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do I get more merits if I give more?
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Do I get more merits if I give more?

Do I get more merits if I give more? Link: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-subject.html#dana Dana (giving; charity). See also Gradual instruction; Paramis. "Generosity" in the Path to Freedom pages As one of the greatest protections/blessings: Sn 2.4 As a fundamental requirement for success o...
by samsarictravelling
Thu May 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My analyzation of all combinations for birth,old age,sickness,and death.
Replies: 0
Views: 444

My analyzation of all combinations for birth,old age,sickness,and death.

I just recently (about two weeks ago, I think) came up with an analyzation of birth, old age, sickness, and death. What I mean by an analyzation is this: I analyzed all the possible combinations of them for an outcome of a human life. Here are all the possible combinations of them for an outcome of ...
by samsarictravelling
Tue May 07, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?
Replies: 52
Views: 11545

Re: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?

I don't talk about everything I practice or know or believe, so to conclude what I said, with that in mind: It's just something I read, and may have mixed it up in some way or ways possibly. Sorry, it's just a thing I half-remember -- not sure if I even got it basically correct -- so it's basically...
by samsarictravelling
Tue May 07, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?
Replies: 52
Views: 11545

Re: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?

Alright weird title. But I am curious after reading through many talks by Ajahn Chah. It seems as if he has a zen like approach. Sort of just do it and also the fact that he keeps saying that we can be liberated at any moment. From this perspective it seems zen like, but perhaps its because I dont ...
by samsarictravelling
Sat May 04, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks and Social Justice
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Monks and Social Justice

[ Split from An Anthology of Discourses for Lay Followers ] I find Bhikkhu Bodhi's anthology of suttas, The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony , to be an excellent anthology for laypeople (even though a lot of the suttas are addressed to monastics). ASIDE: The Ven. Jeff Block is high...
by samsarictravelling
Sat May 04, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?
Replies: 52
Views: 11545

Re: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?

Alright weird title. But I am curious after reading through many talks by Ajahn Chah. It seems as if he has a zen like approach. Sort of just do it and also the fact that he keeps saying that we can be liberated at any moment. From this perspective it seems zen like, but perhaps its because I dont ...