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by DarwidHalim
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breathing through the skin
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: Breathing through the skin

Meditation indeed decrease the consumption of oxygen during the meditation itself. This is experienced by the practitioner. Science has shown this by doing this oxygen consumption research on the practitioner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WajTafbG7II As you can see there, the deeper you are, the l...
by DarwidHalim
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Copyright on the Dhamma
Replies: 51
Views: 6409

Re: Copyright on the Dhamma

In the past, dhamma was also not free. Just to get dhamma, you need to go so far. Xuanzhang traveled to India for 17 years. Huike stand outside the cave under the snow for many days and cut his hand just to show his sincerity in learning Buddha dharma from Bodhidharma. Actually now, you still can ge...
by DarwidHalim
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mental Anguish
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Mental Anguish

But that doesn't get to the root of it. It doesn't help one understand why or how or what the reason is for this particular void or the desire. And to distract is just to avoid reality, surely? Are you really ready to get rid of the root? One Buddhist master said this: “If you have fear of some pai...
by DarwidHalim
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen equivalent in Theravada?
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Zen equivalent in Theravada?

johnny wrote:
...kind of a "geat rid of EVERYTHING except the only things that must remain" approach?
Can you describe more about this?
by DarwidHalim
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Co-dependent Origination?
Replies: 30
Views: 3650

Re: Co-dependent Origination?

Vinasp: Nibbidā (f.) [ ... ] weariness, disgust with worldly life, tedium, aversion, indifference, disenchantment N. is of the preliminary & conditional states for the attainment of Nibbāna (see nibbāna II B 1) & occurs frequently together with ;virāga, vimutti & nibbāna; ..." If we see this possib...
by DarwidHalim
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is mahayana Buddism?
Replies: 114
Views: 13744

Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Assuming Mahayana is not buddhism, how can it survive for so long and so wide? Why in the history of buddhism in the past up to now, there are monks or scholars who are initially Theravada adopt Mahayana's view? Although there are people who said Prajnaparamita Sutta is not possible to be stored in ...
by DarwidHalim
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Co-dependent Origination?
Replies: 30
Views: 3650

Re: Co-dependent Origination?

Vinasp: "If, through revulsion towards the eye, through its fading away and cessation, one is liberated by nonclinging, one can be called a bhikkhu who has attained Nibbana in this very life." [Part of SN 35.155] I just have a doubt with this translated Sutta. "through revulsion towards the eye". I...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Co-dependent Origination?
Replies: 30
Views: 3650

Re: Co-dependent Origination?

Three poisons or afflictions in Buddhism are ignorant, attachment, and aversion.

What is the difference between aversion and repulsion?
by DarwidHalim
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Overdoing it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Overdoing it?

You need to do cherry-picking meditation.
by DarwidHalim
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Eye is Impermanent.
Replies: 125
Views: 16074

Re: The Eye is Impermanent.

It is easy to understand there is no eye when that "meaty ball" is not in front of you. But, when your finger is touching this meaty ball, 99.9999% of people fail to understand there are no eyes. When that critical point is failed to be understood all talks about Dhamma is actually just the talk of ...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Eye is Impermanent.
Replies: 125
Views: 16074

Re: The Eye is Impermanent.

Image

Please point, Where are the eyes?

There are so many things there.

Where is the exact position of this mysterious thing called eyes?
by DarwidHalim
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Eye is Impermanent.
Replies: 125
Views: 16074

Re: The Eye is Impermanent.

Sounds like a strain of emptiness sickness. After all, the Mahasatipatthana Sutta suggests that one knows an angry mind as such, or a non-angry mind as such. This bewildered "where is it?" is hardly in keeping with that. After I read the link from Pagembara, I think I can give some comments on it. ...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Eye is Impermanent.
Replies: 125
Views: 16074

Re: The Eye is Impermanent.

In my opinion, Theravada Buddhism DOES teach that the eye exists, and that we can cognize (know) that fact, but we should not "conceive": 'The eye is mine.' The word "conceive" is not really correct here. To cognize means to know things as they really are. To "conceive" (mannati) means to imagine t...
by DarwidHalim
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Eye is Impermanent.
Replies: 125
Views: 16074

Re: The Eye is Impermanent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv6oWhG76pQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player Yes, you see flower there. But, in such a fast pace, please ask yourself where is the specific flower which is unchanged? If you can't find the specific thing, why you still strongly hold there is a flower? This question is rea...
by DarwidHalim
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Eye is Impermanent.
Replies: 125
Views: 16074

Re: The Eye is Impermanent.

If there is something, and we possess that something, it is the greatest lying if we say we do not conceive it. But if there is no anything, and we claim there is something, it is foolish. Buddhism is not the teaching that make you lie to yourself. It doesn't teach us, there are eyes, but please don...