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by chownah
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What's wrong with Buddha's '6th sense'?
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

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

DarwidHalim, This is something I have wondered about for a long time....how can it be that the rightly awakend Buddha can be so out of touch with the human condition that he is not aware that some are able to benefit in short time from his teaching?....it really boggles the mind to think that the Bu...
by chownah
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Did anyone here attain jhana?
Replies: 121
Views: 27305

Re: Did anyone here attain jhana?

how does one manage the pride one gets from jhana. wasnt pride from jhana mastery what caused devadatta to fall? he became proud of his super powers and became jealous of buddha. Wanting to control pride might give you an edge on understanding not-self. Here's how.....if this pride is part of you t...
by chownah
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is it possible to attain Jhana while doing Hatha Yoga?
Replies: 41
Views: 4284

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

nicholas,
You have been meditating for ten years and only recently you have not been able to stay awake while meditating?....is this correct?
chownah
by chownah
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Secret to Being Miserable. Something an Artist Friend Sent
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Secret to Being Miserable. Something an Artist Friend Sent

alan wrote:If you want to know the secret to being miserable as an artist, just try making a living as one in this economy!
Item 6. Let money dictate what you do.
chownah
by chownah
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 683
Views: 159264

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

I don't think that not eating after mid-day and avoiding lofty beds are precepts...I think they are just rules for monks. I'm not saying that they are good or bad ideas but I think with respect to the Buddha's teachings they are just rules for monks .
chownah
by chownah
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for impermanence
Replies: 20
Views: 3443

Re: looking for impermanence

I think that impermanence can be seen in different ways and one way is the obvious one that if you just look around at life in general and observe carefully you will see that everything is impermanent.....even the idea that the stars in the sky are permanent has been punctured by scientists theorizi...
by chownah
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any stream-enterer here?
Replies: 131
Views: 15311

Re: Any stream-enterer here?

Arahants do not remain in Nirvana their entire lives. Hence it would seem inappropriate to distinguish a person as being an Arahant simply because of Nirvana. Their entry into Nirvana, because it is arbitrary and self employed, distinguishes the Arahant from the random person who has achieved full ...
by chownah
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against ..
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

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

Perhaps the definition of mother and father should not be restricted to biological parents but should be extended to all care givers.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravada walking meditation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Theravada walking meditation?

Lot's of people teach walking meditation...how is one to determine if a teacher is teaching a Theravada walking meditation or if it is not Theravada but something else?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Relic sign of enlightenment???
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Relic sign of enlightenment???

I don't know if relics are a sign of enlightenment but I'm pretty sure that they are a sign of being dead.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why follow buddhism?
Replies: 18
Views: 2197

Re: Why follow buddhism?

Better to follow the path than to follow buddhism.....so if I can rephrase the question as "why follow the path"....I guess for me having followed the path for quite awhile now it seems like its the best game in town.....doing anything else just doesn't have much attraction......
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Letting go of the idea of letting go of something
Replies: 28
Views: 5638

Re: Letting go of the idea of letting go of something

TMingyur, Thanks so much for getting the two links into this topic as they are in my opinion key to the discussion. I'm especially happy that you posted the Adittapariyaya Sutta link: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.028.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I ...
by chownah
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Letting go of the idea of letting go of something
Replies: 28
Views: 5638

Re: Letting go of the idea of letting go of something

My thread is intended for introducing Dhammanupansana. Dhammanupassana is intended not to grasp and attach not only the meditation objects but also even the wisdom or vipassana insight. Dhammanupassana intends to abandon the attachment upon the meditation objects but also the observing mind(wisdom)...
by chownah
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is suffering bad????
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Is suffering bad????

I think that suffering is a symptom that thinks aren't going right and there is a better way possible.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Any stream-enterer here?
Replies: 131
Views: 15311

Re: Any stream-enterer here?

Pondera wrote:

The "fruit" of Arahantship is the same fruit as with Awakening and Enlightenment.
Pondera,
I usually consider that becoming an arahant and awakening and enlightenment are the same thing....it seems that you are considering them to be different things but with the same fruits...
chownah