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by Jerafreyr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the belief in re-birth damaging?
Replies: 34
Views: 1679

Re: Is the belief in re-birth damaging?

Since I can remember, I intuitively understood rebirth is the way life is. I don't feel damaged. Rather the one life model is damaging. It causes many people to become nihilistic or careless in their hedonism. Religions who push the one life model are some of the most damaging. Who wants to be rebor...
by Jerafreyr
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1870

Re: What Now?

I have been interested in, and reading about, Therevada for some fifty years. I have meditated in stretches, off and on, for that long. In some periods of being "tuned in" I have typically meditated for 45 minutes, in some periods less. But I have never achieved any of the jhanas to the best of my ...
by Jerafreyr
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?

Breaking the supports that hold up the roof of an illusory self is what causes karma to no longer stick. Once you experience the moment when you are free from self you receive the assurance of the eightfold path. You may fall back into patterns of creating karma but they will mostly be good. At this...
by Jerafreyr
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: space, uncompounded?
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: space, uncompounded?

Form exists within space. In fact, form is the expression of space. There can be no infinitude of form. If form existed infinitely it would all become a partless whole without distinction. Space is the opposite. Space is partless, infinite, and without distinction. The cognition of space requires pe...