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by confusedlayman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how to stop lie permanently?
Replies: 23
Views: 3708

Re: how to stop lie permanently?

Thanks. I will watch that video and liberate my mind from this somehow
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a being?
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Is there a being?

Is there a being? Buddha taught emptiness (Anatta) and the existing being. Where? Where did the Buddha teach about a real "existing being"? I can't recall reading this. please provide the reference. Thanks so in visidhimigga its given those who see humans as living things are view of layman and foo...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?

there is also another Sutta where buddha said if he bows down then the recipient head will explode.. is that true? I've never heard of a head exploding, but I have seen the movie "Scanners", so I leave open the possibility. :thinking: This might be an example of something your should ask yourself r...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

if u enter once and a while but dont know to enter at will, u can still be addicted to sensual pleasure as they are easy to get. To even reach jhana requires lots of moral & meditation development therefore "addiction" to sensual pleasures is unlikely for a practitioner that is established in the l...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 8
Views: 5700

Re: New member

Hi :smile: Just wanted to say hi. :D Here comes another one of those impermanent, fragile and ever changing human beings. Just failed in trying to become something other than I already am. Once again trying to get the space and time I need. Practicing in a very friendly and nice temple since a whil...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

Entering jhana automatically wont able to free anyone from sensual pleasure. The samatha & happiness leading up to jhana reduces greatly the need for sensual pleasures. This is the definition of a Once-Returner in Buddhism, namely, one that has significantly reduced sensual desire. It might give a ...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a being?
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Is there a being?

but if u analyse body parts meditation u won't arrive at being anywhere instead just interaction of water, air, solid etc. Learn to make difference between knower and what is being known. Mental states are with a sense of awareness or seer. You could specifically focus on the seer momentarily and c...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

if u enter once and a while but dont know to enter at will, u can still be addicted to sensual pleasure as they are easy to get. To even reach jhana requires lots of moral & meditation development therefore "addiction" to sensual pleasures is unlikely for a practitioner that is established in the l...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?

I read a story in the tipitaka a few decades ago so I can only remember bare outline. Buddha had an encounter with an elder (brahmin?). The elder wanted Buddha to bow to him. Buddha explained that they had been (eagle, vulture?) in a nest in another life where the elder had been laid as egg first b...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: Gotama was first awakened as a sotapanna then straight to arhat

Hello DD , what do you think is bond of being ? Any self-view or conceit. Another thing is , do you think the bond of sensual desire can be eliminated by mere jhanic attainment ? That's what the sutta appears to say. Therefore, what I think does appears to not be relevant, Possibly, you underestima...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: vision in breathing meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

Re: vision in breathing meditation

hi, I got horrible vision yesterday when trying to enter stillness which is affecting me even now if I think of it. hence difficult to ignore .... is it mind made or imagination as I had similar fear in past ( past in this lifetime ) ? im following ajhan lee breath technique 1 thanks guys. I am ign...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas about castes
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

Re: Suttas about castes

Again me with a question about what the Suttas say :D Now, i know that the Buddha does talk about how one is not a brahman by birth but by moral behavior etc, and also how anyone from any caste is pure or impure not on the basis of their caste but their morality, but does any Sutta talks against th...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how to stop lie permanently?
Replies: 23
Views: 3708

Re: how to stop lie permanently?

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:51 am
What exactly are you lying about?
basic things like money how I spend and tell them I spend for something else. I ask for course but I spend on travel or something else
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how to stop lie permanently?
Replies: 23
Views: 3708

Re: how to stop lie permanently?

chownah wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:32 am
the obvious answer: cut your tongue out.
chownah
Haha but still defilement from mind is not removed
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am a gambler
Replies: 18
Views: 5060

Re: I am a gambler

if u go by stats and win its more like research but if u do blindly its self harm.