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by budo
Sat May 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Burgs?Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Burgs?Books?

Good video.

As my mother told me from a young age, nothing is free.
by budo
Sat May 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would you interpret this sutta? AN6.68
Replies: 17
Views: 341

Re: How would you interpret this sutta? AN6.68

Srilankaputra, I take it as concentration but without contemplating the dhamma (fourth satipathhana and 3 characteristics). Meaning the concentration that the Buddha's teachers had which was jhanas without dhamma (right view). Hi Budo, Can you explain again. I can't quite follow what you have writt...
by budo
Sat May 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would you interpret this sutta? AN6.68
Replies: 17
Views: 341

Re: How would you interpret this sutta? AN6.68

Srilankaputra, I take it as concentration but without contemplating the dhamma (fourth satipathhana and 3 characteristics). Meaning the concentration that the Buddha's teachers had which was jhanas without dhamma (right view).
by budo
Sat May 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Story of the Buddha dying from a ex-doctor monk
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Story of the Buddha dying from a ex-doctor monk

It can be both Ananda not inviting him and the food poisoning. It could be that the Buddha stopped using his supernatural powers when Ananda didn't invite him to extend his life, thus allowing him to get poisoned. So there's no reason to create a false dichotomy fallacy when the two points don't con...
by budo
Sat May 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you met the Awakened One
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: If you met the Awakened One

I'm more of a Zen guy, so if I met the Buddha, I would kill the Buddha. :) And instantly die and be reborn in the lowest level of hell for a long long long time. Buddha's don't have the karma to be killed Of course, I didn't say it was possible, I just said he would go to hell "There are these five...
by budo
Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you met the Awakened One
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: If you met the Awakened One

I'm more of a Zen guy, so if I met the Buddha, I would kill the Buddha. :) And instantly die and be reborn in the lowest level of hell for a long long long time. Well, sure, if I literally executed the actual living Sakyamuni Buddha physically standing right before me. But as I indicated in my foll...
by budo
Fri May 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you met the Awakened One
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: If you met the Awakened One

JMGinPDX wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 pm
I'm more of a Zen guy, so if I met the Buddha, I would kill the Buddha. :)
And instantly die and be reborn in the lowest level of hell for a long long long time.
by budo
Fri May 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: eating in one session a day, success stories?
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: eating in one session a day, success stories?

Check out snake diet guy, his language / demeanor is aggressive but it's just an act he puts on for his youtube channel.. If you're a super sensitive person to language then don't watch the video . The science he brings up is true and verified. He also measures his blood and cortisol levels daily. H...
by budo
Fri May 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 79
Views: 9838

Re: How much happy are you?

I would say I'm equanamous 95% of the time. There's very little that makes me happy, but also very little that upsets me. There's nothing I really want, so I have no reason to be happy. Which is also the reason why I have no reason to be upset. I guess the only thing I want is to live in a more secl...
by budo
Thu May 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

All this talk of nimittas reminded me of my first experiences of meditation, and inspired me to make a kasina again. Now I am reminded of how effective they are. Thanks budo! Ill report on my experiences in a day or two Yes, the radius is basically where the nimitta establishes which is like a mind...
by budo
Thu May 16, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

I was taught a form of meditation where - after preliminaries like counting, and following the breath - one focuses attention on the touch of the breath at the nostrils. Standard stuff, but then, if the concentration at the nostrils is steady, one moves the attention to the forehead and "images" th...
by budo
Thu May 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2419

Re: Abortion sources

At what point is the fetus considered living? From fertilization/conception? So would the morning after pill (Levonorgestrel) be considered murder? What if the couple doesn't know that they have a baby, say a condom broke and they took the morning after pill right away, as a just in case measure, is...
by budo
Thu May 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhikkhu Analayo (via James Baraz) on Anapanasati
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Bhikkhu Analayo (via Jame Baraz) on Anapanasati

Currently reading his Satipatthana Practice guide for the second time and just started his follow up satipatthana guide Perspectives. Can't wait for his Anapanasati practice guide to come out later This year. Bhikkhu Analayo is a treasure. :anjali: In case you aren't aware you can download the audi...
by budo
Thu May 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

So I meditated again focusing on first person circular radius, breath in nose, and between eye brows, and passadhi (tranquility) set in very quickly. Visual nimitta arose very quickly but was not stable. Unfortunately my cellphone rang and snapped me out of it after 45 minutes. So I'm going to try ...
by budo
Thu May 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhikkhu Analayo (via James Baraz) on Anapanasati
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Bhikkhu Analayo (via Jame Baraz) on Anapanasati

Nice talk! I agree with analayo, breath goes to background once body has been tranquilized.