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by SamKR
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Meditation and Sleep

Do regular meditators have experience of having less need of sleep? Does their sleep hours reduce?
Also, if you practice observing sensations do you tend to observe (without conscious intention) the sensations during the sleep too?
Could you share your experiences...
by SamKR
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sensations masking bodily illness?
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: Sensations masking bodily illness?

Ben wrote: If pain persists, see a doctor!

Ben
Yes, got it. Thanks.
by SamKR
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sensations masking bodily illness?
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: Sensations masking bodily illness?

Thanks everybody. Just because he observes various physical sensations and remains mentally equanimous about them, doesn't mean that he ought to ignore them if they point towards some kind of physical illness. Retro. :) Hi Sam My personal opinion is that one should never ignore possible symptoms of ...
by SamKR
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sensations masking bodily illness?
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: Sensations masking bodily illness?

Thanks everybody!
by SamKR
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: what happens after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 4124

Re: what happens after death?

My grandmother just died today and I was wondering what happens to the consciousness immediately after death according to Theravada Buddhism. is it floating around searching for a new body like it is said in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. And is it possible for the living to assist in some way the d...
by SamKR
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sensations masking bodily illness?
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Sensations masking bodily illness?

Hi, This is a question from my friend who is a serious meditator (practising for not so long) in U Ba Khin tradition. He experiences sensations all over his body, and so cannot distinguish which sensations are normal and which are related to disease. He fears that if he gets any disease, then he wil...
by SamKR
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks/Nuns and Music
Replies: 25
Views: 3898

Re: Monks/Nuns and Music

Thanks everybody for your interesting posts.
by SamKR
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Back to Sensations
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Back to Sensations

Greetings Sam, I believe Goenkaji's method is an entirely valid and prescriptive technique by which to perform the mindfulness of feeling component of the Satipatthana practice detailed in the suttas. Vedananupassana is a profoundly powerful technique - as is the samatha variant of anapana-sati. I ...
by SamKR
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Back to Sensations
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Back to Sensations

Please delete this...I had double posting
by SamKR
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Back to Sensations
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Back to Sensations

Many weeks ago, I said somewhere in this forum that I left Goenkaji's method of observing sensations and switched to mere anapana sati meditaion (as followed by many Buddhist traditions). It was mainly because I found the Goenka method to be different from what the suttas emphasize. But now I am bac...
by SamKR
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks/Nuns and Music
Replies: 25
Views: 3898

Re: Monks/Nuns and Music

Thank you Ben for the quick reply. A bhikkhu is prohibited from going to see and hear dancing, singing, and music. If they are not allowed even to see and hear, then I guess it is out of question that they can perform themselves. Now, I have question related to Mahayana/Tibetan Buddhism and other se...
by SamKR
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks/Nuns and Music
Replies: 25
Views: 3898

Monks/Nuns and Music

Can a monk or a nun sing songs, or play musical instruments? What does Theravada has to say about this? If yes, are they restricted to music related to Dhamma? Or, can't they do any kind of music at all? I want to ask the same question for Mahayana, Vajrayana, Tibetan Buddhism, and other sects. I kn...
by SamKR
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 3440

Re: Pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada

What do you mean by pre-sectarian Buddhism?
I also knew this term recently. Please see this wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-sectarian_Buddhism" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by SamKR
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 3440

Pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada

What are the major differences between pre-sectarian Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism?

If you need to choose any one of them which would you choose and why?
by SamKR
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fine art based on Pali Canon
Replies: 13
Views: 3075

Re: Fine art based on Pali Canon

Dear friend

Have you checked out the link in Bhante's signature?
Yes, I had checked them. Very beautiful pictures.
But I was actually looking for pictures/paintings which show the Buddha's period.