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by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1190
Views: 162258

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

If gandhabba is true then is it an impersonal soul? According to many authors in rebirth, there is no transfer of anything from this world to next. Am I missing anything? Yes. You are missing a lot. But you cannot make any progress until you try to answer the questions that I asked. I will ask thre...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1190
Views: 162258

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

How to confirm the existence of gandhabba from the individual experience? This is a good question in the sense that it goes to the heart of Buddha Dhamma. As I explained in the recent three posts, Buddha’s teachings are not known to humans in the absence of a Buddha Sasana (or “Ministry of the Budd...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1237

Re: What do you use?

Hello everyone, Out of interest, which meditation theme do you use the most? Personally I mostly use Ānāpānasati, but sometimes i try just bare awareness from time to time. Metta :) Bare awareness for removing all stress instantly. Good for everyone. Breathing i wont do as no basic training. I also...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1237

Re: What do you use?

The way I understand if you use a theme (Nimtta) you are practicing Samatha. Vipassana use the present experience of the body. So I practice walking meditation. Awareness of sole touching the ground. Is the distinction that clear cut though? If attention is on "Sole touching the ground" could that ...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1237

Re: What do you use?

Ānāpānasati & bare awareness cannot be mutually exclusive. When the mind is bare, naked, clear & silent, the mind automatically becomes aware of the breathing because the breathing is the grossest sense object of impingement to the silent bare mind. Ānāpānasati is the "sign" of proper bare awarenes...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Create website basic for me
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Create website basic for me

How to create basic website like very simple like access to insight with just plain background and simple text and links? Which web editor best?
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 3rd jhana to 4th jhana transition
Replies: 0
Views: 570

3rd jhana to 4th jhana transition

Anyone know how to go to 4th from 3rd? There is only awareness of blissfull sukha and contentment. Its like extreme blissfull existance without physical body. But to go to 4th should i focus on what? Conciousness/mind can move super fast like optic fibre lightibg and malleable after emerging from 3r...
by confusedlayman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 26
Views: 2806

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

it also contradicts monks who have seen their past life and can also see other life and changed their lifestyle based on that by striving for enlightment. Can you share the details of your own personal conversations with "monks who have seen their past life" and can also see other's past lives, ple...
by confusedlayman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 391
Views: 52690

Re: Jhana

Looks like OP's post addressing Four Buddhist Jhanas is starting to annoy you. Is it because it excludes your God Vishnu given "Arupa samapatthis'? You must not worry, I still see many buddhists claim they meditate according to the Vishnu method, some even go to retreats to learn the method. I cons...
by confusedlayman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 26
Views: 2806

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

I have this idea what Christian hell looks like, but are there pictures, or descriptions of Buddhist hell, that are reliable, from Buddha, or good sources . . They're both similar in the sense that hell is a concrete realm of existence just like the animal or the human realms. And the Buddha quite ...
by confusedlayman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: fire, poison & sword
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: fire, poison & sword

ok, please keep that to yourself. i interpret the word of the buddha literally Ok sorry. Hey how about we test the sutta in real life? You clearly have strong faith, so how about you do metta, and I'll come test you with fire, poison, and a sword? the sutta might mean that when u do metta or practi...
by confusedlayman
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 154
Views: 5508

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

NDERF is the largest NDE site in the world, with over 4,000 experiences in more than 23 languages! https://www.nderf.org/ Review of "Evidence of the Afterlife" http://neardth.com/evidence-of-the-afterlife.php The Nine Lines of Evidence http://www.newdualism.org/nde-papers/Long/Long-_2012--1-2.pdf E...
by confusedlayman
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 154
Views: 5508

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

NDERF is the largest NDE site in the world, with over 4,000 experiences in more than 23 languages! https://www.nderf.org/ Review of "Evidence of the Afterlife" http://neardth.com/evidence-of-the-afterlife.php The Nine Lines of Evidence http://www.newdualism.org/nde-papers/Long/Long-_2012--1-2.pdf E...
by confusedlayman
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: can one who killed human being ordain ?
Replies: 2
Views: 308

can one who killed human being ordain ?

I read the anguimala sutta and it says at end that buddha banned criminals to be ordained. so if a murderer or serial killer or terrorist can ordain in sangha if he wants to change? if so should they be already finised serving prison sentence or if not caught by law can confess only to monks and ord...
by confusedlayman
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 154
Views: 5508

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

Dear DW forum I just received the follow in my email, I assume written by an Ajahn: There's just one big problem with the approach of denial as described above: Old age, sickness, death and rebirth actually do exist, they are real. Rebirth is usually denied outright in materialist society. If it we...