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by Pondera
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 46
Views: 3941

Re: Nibbana

The faculties (ie. the eye, the tongue, bodily feeling, the ear, the nose, the mind) are “exceptionally bright” for someone who has reached Nibbana.

Don’t worry about annihilation. That isn’t the teaching of the Buddha.
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

Your lack of knowledge concerning the Visuddhimagga is disturbing. Any Buddhist enthusiast worth his weight should have a basic knowledge of this text.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasina

Educate yourself
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

Dearest DooDoot,

Can one achieve the fourth jhana using anapanasati?
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

Shit. Point for point. I hate these. It’s passed mindnight where I am. Anyway. Here we go. All hail DooDoot How clever of them to put the fake one right after the authentic one, right? Reasonable point. MN 119 is a sutta of lists. It is useful because it offers extras to Anapanasati but it doesn't e...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 1906

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong? Hell or the animal womb. No exceptions. Similar to Angulimala, their destination is having the good fortune of a compassionate teacher correcting their wrong views. :twothumbsup: Exactly! Finally we agree for once!!! (What the ...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 1906

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

Nope. Christians go to Hell. Christians teach that Buddhists go to Hell - so we must adopt the middle way and send all the Christians to Hell. It is the only way to achieve balance. Some Christians might teach that Buddhists go to hell, in the same way that some Buddhists teach things which are sub...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 1906

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

Hell or the animal womb. No exceptions. If so, it might be better never to hear about Buddhism in the first place. Risking hell seems a high price to pay for honest but misguided endeavour. Almost exactly like the Christians. They approached the islanders and preached the gospel. The islanders aske...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

“Probably”? On whose authority? For what reason?... Quite clearly, there is intention involved in Jhana . So, yes - there is a “doing” here. That is why I suspect it is fake. Plus it very subtly conflicts with MN 118. How clever of them to put the fake one right after the authentic one, right? Even...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 1906

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

Nope. Christians go to Hell. Christians teach that Buddhists go to Hell - so we must adopt the middle way and send all the Christians to Hell. It is the only way to achieve balance.
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 1013

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

:bow: what was taught by the radiant pork fried rice guru was recounted by the heretic, clinging peasant Pondera :bow: All hail the Pork Fried Rice Radiant Guru DooDoot :bow: Jhana is too hard for anyone but a Bhikkhu to attain, so don’t try!!! Just talk about it like you know what you’re talking ab...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 1013

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

Correction to your qualifications as a teacher: You haven’t read the Digha Nikaya because, according to you, “it was primarily composed to convert Brahmins”. Right. And therefore it’s of no use to us “peasants”. Consider the following oh your Radiance of Pork Fried Rice :bow: There is no concentrati...
by Pondera
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 1013

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

Dear DooDoot: Can I ask you again? You did not address my earlier concern. If you feed on pork fried rice early in the day, then do you “radiate” it later in the day? What are you a teacher of, my friend? You contradict the suttas; whenever you read something which contradicts your worldview you cla...
by Pondera
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 330
Views: 19862

Re: Jhana

That’s good. In the right order I hope. Joy; rapture; serenity; pleasure; concentration?
by Pondera
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 330
Views: 19862

Re: Jhana

Okay. So, by your lack of response I’ll just assume all of those jhana features are accomplished by the theme you take up. Well done! Indeed!!!