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by SamKR
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1024
Views: 125270

Re: Daniel M. Ingram - Dhamma book written by arahat?

After reading something about Daniel in his website, I just want to quote the following from http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/dhammika/wheel342.html#Tun" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; : Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms, loud gush the streamlets, but...
by SamKR
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 5961

Re: Confused about Buddhism

I believe that suffering comes from the fact that a person is resisting how things really are. InTheravada Buddhism, there is the basis of our belief system which are the "Four Noble Truths" or the reason for human suffering. They are (simplified) as follows: 1. Life is Suffering. 2. The origin of ...
by SamKR
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: notself
Replies: 45
Views: 3964

Re: notself

I think the key Marc is contained in Jason's quote from Thanissaro Bhikkhu,the bit about not promoting a doctrine of not self, which the Buddha avoided doing, and instead deploying a not self strategy. Which forms the basis for Jason's beautifully expressed 5th paragraph. For a while I agreed with ...
by SamKR
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate Reality Vs Concepts
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Ultimate Reality Vs Concepts

Greetings, I think there is a tendency to over-interpret the term paramattha. Indeed. There a certain danger in seeing it as ultimate I find it useful simply in the sense of classifications that experience can be broken down into. On that point, it's interesting to note that since it is at an indiv...
by SamKR
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate Reality Vs Concepts
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Ultimate Reality Vs Concepts

Shonin wrote:
mikenz66 wrote:I think there is a tendency to over-interpret the term paramattha. I find it useful simply in the sense of classifications that experience can be broken down into.
Indeed 'Ultimate dhamma' is itself a concept of course.
could you explain this a bit. Thanks.
by SamKR
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in (your) two words
Replies: 119
Views: 22419

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Eradicate Dukkha
by SamKR
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Dhamma protect?
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: How does Dhamma protect?

Thanks everybody for the replies and resources about the topic! They are helpful. I liked Buddha's saying in Stefan's signature (from Iti 1.22; Iti 14): "Do not be afraid of doing good deeds..." Sometimes when we make decisions about our deeds, we choose bad deeds because we think that if we do some...
by SamKR
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Dhamma protect?
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

How does Dhamma protect?

It is said, "Dhamma Protects". But I would like to know how Dhamma protects. Does it only mean that if we follow Dhamma, we will eventually get good results (which is obvious). Or, does it also mean that Dhamma protects you directly here and now in all ways (physical, social, health, wealth, etc...)...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: 3-4 weeks retreat in Nepal?
Replies: 9
Views: 4430

Re: 3-4 weeks retreat in Nepal?

Hi Sam, I hope Nepal is not that bad destination for Theravada. There are still good monasteries and teachers. There are good Theravada monasteries and teachers in many countries, including yours and mine. Certainly the centres mentioned in the Nepal section of the Retreats in Asia guide that was p...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 2548

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

SamKR " Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! I remember that you were also an active member in an MSN group a few years back. It is a good feeling to be welcomed to a group -- somewhat just like having moved to a new home, and a friendly neighbor comes out to introduce himself. Yes, I was with MSN Vipassana gr...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: 3-4 weeks retreat in Nepal?
Replies: 9
Views: 4430

Re: 3-4 weeks retreat in Nepal?

Greetings _Daniel_, Nepal isn't likely to be a popular retreat destination for Theravada Buddhists, as Nepal is not a traditional Theravada country, meaning that the principles underpinning most medtiation retreats there will be Mahayana or Vajrayana. If people are prepared to travel overseas for a...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 2548

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

Hi Tep,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! I remember that you were also an active member in an MSN group a few years back.

Sameer
by SamKR
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Two types of sensation: which to focus on?
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Two types of sensation: which to focus on?

Hi SamKR Firstly, I second Chris & Hoo's recommendation regarding consulting your doctor - if you haven't already done this. Secondly, contact your local assistant teacher. If you don't know who your local assistant teacher is, you can find out from your local course centre or consult the worldwide...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Two types of sensation: which to focus on?
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Two types of sensation: which to focus on?

Hi SamKR, My suggestion is probably as unexpected as one can get. :o Your reference to medical "stress" may be accurate, and worth checking out with a trip to your doctor for an evaluation of its cause. There could be lots of different medical reasons that cause your symptoms. Most are easy to figu...
by SamKR
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Two types of sensation: which to focus on?
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Two types of sensation: which to focus on?

Hi, I am an irregular practitioner of Vipassana meditation as taught by Goenkaji, and I have a specific question. I hope experienced meditators or teachers could help me answering this. I am having a kind of gross sensation (just like pressure) around the head almost all the time for more than two y...