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by Moggalana
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Studying as a method of jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Studying as a method of jhana?

I wonder whether the practice of " Sutta Copying " would also come into this catagory. Where people sit formally to copy Sutta's with pen and ink, as mindfully and neatly as they can. I think so. Some of them are certainly experiencing flow. However, this doesn't mean you encounter flow every time ...
by Moggalana
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Studying as a method of jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Studying as a method of jhana?

I wonder whether this is similar to what athletes call being" in the zone" ? Where things flow with only a minimum of self referencing ? Yes, being "in the zone" and "flow" are exactly the same thing. The term "in the zone" was mainly coined by athletes, whereas "flow" is mostly used in a more gene...
by Moggalana
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Studying as a method of jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Studying as a method of jhana?

You are most likely experiencing flow . That is something I wanted to mention. Thanks for bringing it up. Is flow similar to jhana? I think flow and samadhi are somewhat compareable. However, the flow experience seems to be too "weak" to lead to jhana. After all, I am experiencing flow quite often ...
by Moggalana
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Studying as a method of jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: Studying as a method of jhana?

You are most likely experiencing flow.
by Moggalana
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Ñanananda
Replies: 117
Views: 24148

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

I've just stumbled upon the german version of "The Magic of the Mind".
For anyone interested: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/savi ... eistes.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Moggalana
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 18
Views: 2460

Re: Hello from Germany

Von mir ein herzliches 'Servus' aus Bayern :smile:
by Moggalana
Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moin³
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Moin³

Hello erveryone,

I'm 21 years old and living near Lake Chiemsee in southern Germany (Bavaria). I heard about this forum in the german "Buddhaland". I've been following some of the topics here for a few days now and thought I might as well register. So here I am :)

Greetings to all of you :anjali: