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by Zom
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

Re: Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga?

I'm not sure but I tend to think that you can attain jhanas in all postures... I don't see any reason why not.
In any immovable and non-strain postures.
by Zom
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Attitude

I would add one point - "Don't allow defilements occupy your mind" ,) Good to remeber this sutta as an advice to develop "higher mind" in meditation: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.020.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And this one: http://www.accesstoinsight.or...
by Zom
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

Re: Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga?

Well, there is no movement in most hatha yoga asanas... Some of them can be hold for many minutes up to hours. Well, if you call a cross-legged posture in which buddhists meditate "a hatha-yoga", then yes, in this case samadhi can be achieved ,) But if you mean a series of bodily exercises - then, ...
by Zom
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

Re: Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga?

Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga? No. Monks, for one whose body is with neither moving nor fidgetting - there is the cultivation, the increase of samadhi. from SN 54.7 Kappina Sutta --- PS: Concerning apathy/drowsiness - I've found out for myself, that apathy and drowsiness usu...
by Zom
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What's wrong with Buddha's '6th sense'?
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: What's wrong with Buddha's '6th sense'?

When Buddha reach enlightenment under the boddhi tree, he actually 'reluctant' to teach. 'Someone' came and Told him that they are people out there with little dust in their eyes. Those people will be able to understand the teaching. Afterwards, he started his teaching. What is wrong with his '6 se...
by Zom
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas
Replies: 91
Views: 11404

Re: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas

The Buddha himself was not specific about his rebirths. He came to an understanding of the relation of rebirth and kamma only upon his awakening. I think he was. If he thought that sansara ends with his life (no-rebirth view), then he would stay at home to be a rich and happy househoulder ,) :popco...
by Zom
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why practise Buddhism? Ajahn Jayasaro explains
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: Why practise Buddhism? Ajahn Jayasaro explains

By the way, it can happen that it would be an interesting modern thai trend - to hear Dhamma in english ,)
(And I think this is more useful for thais to learn Dhamma in english rather than in thai - because it this case they will put extra effort to understand what is being said).
by Zom
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against ..
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against ..

Here - Ajahn Jayasaro answering this question ,)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFcfH8x0 ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Zom
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against ..
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against ..

Topic: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against their wishes --- It is said in the Sutta Nipata as well as other places in the Tipitaka that you should honor your parents. Yet the Buddha himself abandoned his parents against their wishes, so much that they cried. Venerating and help...
by Zom
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 117982

Re: Precepts: Not eating after mid-day / Avoiding lofty beds

Or was this precept in response to the prevalence of Guru's lounging on extravagant 'decked out' seats and beds during that period? Or an ascetic practice of taking away extreme comfort? Probably yes. The idea is to decrease extreme comfort. And another extreme (as I see it) would be sleeping on a ...
by Zom
Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 117982

Re: Precepts: Not eating after mid-day / Avoiding lofty beds

I am just wondering if anybody on the forum has followed the precepts of not eating after mid-day or avoiding lofty beds (most standard beds are considered "lofty beds") continuously for many years? I don't use "lofty bed" for some last years, there is no problem with that (unless you prefer to sle...
by Zom
Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 4 Path model: taught by the Buddha?
Replies: 17
Views: 3604

Re: 4 Path model: taught by the Buddha?

You can dig a bit deeper: "Is Buddha just a pure old indian myth?" ,) When people keep insisting on such theories, I usually ask them: Ok, what do you offer to do? What is the best and proper way to live then in your opinion? Live fast die young? No, thx. A wise person would use a "safe-bet" instead...
by Zom
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any stream-enterer here?
Replies: 131
Views: 12576

Re: Any stream-enterer here?

Even if I didnt think that the whole " ariya " business was not a later interpolation, which I do...
This is an extreme view, just like - "Buddha was just a clever brahman who found a new way how to make money on stupid religious population" :|
by Zom
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any stream-enterer here?
Replies: 131
Views: 12576

Re: Any stream-enterer here?

Not necessarily, according to MN 70:
Yes, because there are 2 methods to reach nibbana (suttas generally say about a) 4th jhana + getting last 6th abhinna in it or - b) by reaching nirodha-samapatti after mastering all 8 jhanas). But this is big offtopic actually ,)
by Zom
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas
Replies: 91
Views: 11404

Re: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas

Hi In the studies of Ian Stevenson about memories of children concerning their past lives, I find three things which don't quite fit with the Buddha's teachings: 1°) They were humans each time in their previous lives (not animals, petas...etc...) 2°) They were reborn in a place near where they live...