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by fijiNut
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Aspiration for Jhana ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Aspiration for Jhana ?

Thank everybody here on DhammaWheel for their collective wisdom once again. In regards to the topic of aspiration for (at least 1st) Jhana, the first thing that comes to mind is to plant the right seeds and sow the conditions for deeper samadhi to occur, whether it will it occur and when it will occ...
by fijiNut
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Cool breath, quiet mind.
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Cool breath, quiet mind.

Hi everybody, Just wanted clarification and advice from well practiced friends here on the forum. I haven't been regular with my sitting meditation, but try to watch the breath while doing other activities. As of late, there are times where the perception of the breath becomes 'cool' while doing oth...
by fijiNut
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What if my heart stops?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: What if my heart stops?

What if my heart stops?
But it will eventually have to stop. Isn't that a scary notion for all of us?
Better live a useful life and practice well.
by fijiNut
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma
Replies: 39
Views: 5390

Re: Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma

Hi everybody, Just a reminder to please keep criticisms/accusations of non/false attainment to this thread: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5569 (moderators, please help) Intentions of this thread is to discuss the benefits of scientific study of jhana/fruition states of meditation. ...
by fijiNut
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma
Replies: 39
Views: 5390

Re: Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma

Thanks Ben, I have taken on good faith that they are indeed liberated in mind to some degree; and that they have mastered the jhanas and fruition with certain skill; so my intention was not really to demand for evidence or proof for myself of their attainment. But rather I was hoping that a study li...
by fijiNut
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma
Replies: 39
Views: 5390

Re: Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma

Oh, and kindly keep discussion constructive and civilized and limit mud-slinging to this thread:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5569
by fijiNut
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma
Replies: 39
Views: 5390

Why not brain-scan an Aharant? Benefits for science & Dhamma

With the recent discussion/topics of attainments by some Dhamma friends on this forum and in Dharma-overground, and their ease in entering jhana/fruition; the thought just occurred to me that maybe they should publicize their claims with institutes like the Mind and Life institute or other neuroscie...
by fijiNut
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 116791

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

Hi Nibs et al, Could explain the key differences in a nutshell between 'hardcore dhamma' movement and traditional 'Theravada' in terms of practice? You mentioned the Mahasi 'technique' and you also have mentioned previously that you practiced in the lineage of U Ba Khin/SN Goenka, that seems quite '...
by fijiNut
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 511709

Re: what's wrong with eating meat?

Whats wrong with eating meat? Nothing wrong. In regards to Dhamma practice, purifying your mind is more important than purifying your diet. If we guard our minds from greed, hatred and aversion, with the same intensity and care we care for our body from the heat, cold and hunger, we would all be on...
by fijiNut
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Urge to Believe in God
Replies: 26
Views: 2853

Re: The Urge to Believe in God

Hi Dhammakid, Sometimes an urge is just that, a feeling or wave of emotion that is not constant with not much substance. Since you are familiar with the sutta regarding the delusion of Maha-Brahma: (Digna Nikaya 1 , http://web.ukonline.co.uk/theravada/brahma1.htm para.39-44), , there seems to be two...
by fijiNut
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Luminious mind
Replies: 154
Views: 22535

Re: Luminious mind

Hi Sherab, I was reading an article by Bhikkhu Thannisaro who is a well practiced forest monk, titled "Freedom from Buddha Nature" which I thought might be relevant for you. here is a small quote from the article: ....If these conditions (defilements of mind) are removed, ignorance will disband. Thi...
by fijiNut
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 34620

Re: Goenka technique

RYB, I hope you will give the other vipassana method a chance if only out of curiosity and see where it takes you. I do believe it is worthwhile exploring other methods as well. Even during Buddha's time each of his disciples were particularly good at one thing -his or her speciality. This is still ...
by fijiNut
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 34620

Re: Goenka technique

RYB, Thank your advice, the transformation was 10% perspiration and 90% inspiration, the Buddha Dhamma is wonderful isn't it? :) I had already had it in mind to attend a retreat in the other Vipassana tradition but at the moment, because of personal circumstance, won't be able to find the time to ta...
by fijiNut
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 34620

Re: Goenka technique

I might also add (ahem..fijinut ) that insight into anatta does not mean there is attainment....yet. Thanks RYB, that is why I always appreciate this forum - never a shortage of well practiced Dhamma friends. :) Re: Jhana and 'Goenka' bhanga being the same; In my humble opinion and limited practice...
by fijiNut
Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 34620

Re: Goenka technique

ryb, If that is a roundabout way to ask about attainments, I can honestly say.. no. Nothing to proclaim. :tongue: Just to say that there were these states of mind that was experienced, and just about it. I would be even sceptical to say the experience entailed anything special. I can't be sure. But ...