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by 2600htz
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1st precept question
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: 1st precept question

The bad thing is that if it happens you die at the very same moment you had that kind of thoughts (“I don’t care if any insects die because of this”), you probably will be reborn in a hell or animal realm :). You may be right (who knows?) but I don't think this view is supported by the passage you ...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1st precept question
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: 1st precept question

Hello: The good thing is that no, it is not a breach of the first precept. The bad thing is that if it happens you die at the very same moment you had that kind of thoughts (“I don’t care if any insects die because of this”), you probably will be reborn in a hell or animal realm :). "Apparently, hea...
by 2600htz
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When practice Satipathana you can't go beyond first Jhana?
Replies: 33
Views: 923

Re: When practice Satipathana you can't go beyond first Jhana?

Hello:

Nah that idea its insane.
Im too lazy to find the quotes. At least in MN-111 Sariputta "clearly saw insight" ("vipassanam vipassi") while going through all the jhanas.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1190

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Hello: The main difficulty of buddhism today is getting the right interpretation of the practice. Sure, everyone agrees on the basics, but when it comes to detail, there are core concepts that have diversity of opinions, and each interpretations leads to different results. So you depend on some degr...
by 2600htz
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 667

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Hello: Of course. Anapanasati is not "breath meditation". "I will breath in calming bodily fabrication, i will breath out calming bodily fabrication", thats what one trains when doing anapanasati. Regards. There are some commentaries note in bhikkhu bodhi's translation, regarding breath coming to a...
by 2600htz
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 667

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Hello:

Of course.
Anapanasati is not "breath meditation".
"I will breath in calming bodily fabrication, i will breath out calming bodily fabrication", thats what one trains when doing anapanasati.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 1890

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

Hello: I think thats very common among meditators. When you are just starting, you have a "beginners mind", you dont expect nothing from the meditation, there is no longing/desire/craving, you just want to know what happens if you sit. Also its the first time our minds go that quiet and deep, so pro...
by 2600htz
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?
Replies: 32
Views: 1516

Re: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?

Hello: Naming good western buddhist SCHOLARS its easy. There are many, and if they write books or give talks, they probably have fine pedagogical skills. Which technically is what makes someone a teacher. But the foremost of dhamma teachers should be delivering practical knowledge coming from attain...
by 2600htz
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to eliminate the conceit ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1189

Re: How to eliminate the conceit ?

Hello: Even an Anagami has some conceit. Conceit its one of the 10 fetters, its also called "pride", or "arrogance". But its so subtle that only arahants don´t have it anymore. Try not taking yourself very seriously and being humble, put others first, and make merit. Also build your self esteem, so ...
by 2600htz
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if?
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: What if?

Hello:

Lol you probably have like 40 people still alive who claim to be the reincarnation of Jesus, and each of them have their own followers.
So you probably can get away with anything haha, it doesnt even need to be coherent.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath
Replies: 16
Views: 2378

Re: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath

Hello: Jordan Peterson is a smart reasonable man with clinical experience, he is just making statements like "become a monster" to shock the audience and make a fair point. But even if he is right on many things, he has depression and some mental health issues (im just pointing this in order to make...
by 2600htz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?
Replies: 103
Views: 2923

Re: Can a sotāpanna committ suicide?

Hello:

Mmm i don`t know, my guess is that a sotapanna can`t commit suicide.
And my other guess is that it is a point that can`t be proven by the intellect or sutta quotes, or Nanavira Thera would have not come to that conclusion.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1462

Re: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?

The Ten Precepts requires abstaining from things like (https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/dasasila.html): sexual activity, intoxicating drinks and drugs, dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics, lyi...
by 2600htz
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Tips on maintaining a consistent method
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Tips on maintaining a consistent method

-Stop reading buddhism. So reading suttas isn't helpful? -Stop listening to several different teachers. Why? Isn't it useful to get different perspectives, and understand the bigger picture? -From time to time dedicate long periods to meditation, if you meditate 15 minutes every day for 10 years, y...
by 2600htz
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Tips on maintaining a consistent method
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Tips on maintaining a consistent method

Hello:

-Stop reading buddhism.
-Stop listening to several different teachers.
-From time to time dedicate long periods to meditation, if you meditate 15 minutes every day for 10 years, you probably never will go deep enough.
-And ofcourse, stick only to one method.

Regards.