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by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is intention kamma?
Replies: 16
Views: 2323

Re: Is intention kamma?

Is intention itself kamma? For example, if one has an intention to undertake some deed, but ends up not doing the deed, is the intention itself considered kamma? To my understanding and reasoning , intent is kamma . But if the intent is translated onto vocal and physical action , the kamma is that ...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: advise

Greetings Sanjay, It appears that you are a practitioner of vipassana meditation. When we sit to do vipassana meditation its mental training. It might be worthwhile bringing to bear the skills and learnings you develop in sitting practice in daily life. Intense craving and lust is something that we...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Entering jhana and then leting your focus loose
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

Re: Entering jhana and then leting your focus loose

:goodpost: You might find this useful, hopefully. When piti arises one feels an indescribable pleasure, which only those who experience can appreciate. Sukha (pleasure) arises, and there is also the quality of one-pointedness. There are vitakka, vicara, piti, sukha and ekaggata. These five qualities...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: advise
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

advise

I would be much grateful if i could be advised on a predicament that i keep finding myself often. Being 43 years old , a father of 2 children, and a husband of a good looking lady, still i keep finding myself looking at women in a sensual light . There are many phases , during which graphic content ...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Forest, trees, branches or leafs ?
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Forest, trees, branches or leafs ?

Hi All Some times i wonder if we do not lose sight of the the forest by looking at the trees, branches and leafs. This video helps to ground me in the reality of the dhamma and practice. Please enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anf1yhX9VQo&feature=player_detailpage Metta to all paul thank you.....
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: joy of seeing others realizing the path
Replies: 1
Views: 601

joy of seeing others realizing the path

[quote][/quote] "Saba Danam , Dhamma Danam Janati " These words spoken by all the Buddhas are so ripe and intense with meaning . Am reminded reading somewhere, that when the Sangha was first formed by Lord Gautama The Buddha , and among the five , the first one to realize was the Venerable Kondana ,...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: experiencing anatta?
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: experiencing anatta?

I would choose 3) non of the above. In my opinion: Strictly speaking, you can not "experience" anatta; anatta is realized. Only pure experiences can be experienced. When there is mere experience in any experience (seen, herad, sensed, cognized), then there is realization that there is no "I" there;...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: experiencing anatta?
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: experiencing anatta?

Hi Forum, This is my first post here, please help. I'm Thai so i have access to some material from buddhadasa indapanno's which are unfortunately not translated into other languages yet. Anyway, Buddhadasa stressed so much on non-self. He went so far as to state that it's ultimately the main goal o...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Brackets of Buddhist or Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: Brackets of Buddhist or Buddhism

I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. What is unfortunate? Why is it unfortunate? You said a lot but I couldn't find your point. I'm sorry. On perhaps a related note... I think to be accurate, there is no such thing as "Buddhism" or "Buddhist". There is only the Buddha, his teachings, and ...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: experiencing anatta?
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: experiencing anatta?

Hi Forum, This is my first post here, please help. I'm Thai so i have access to some material from buddhadasa indapanno's which are unfortunately not translated into other languages yet. Anyway, Buddhadasa stressed so much on non-self. He went so far as to state that it's ultimately the main goal o...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from India
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Hello from India

Grateful to all the kindness of welcome :thanks:

Looking forward to learn and become inspired by all of you.

may i shed my ignorance as much as i can .

warm regards,
sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Blessed One
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Blessed One

Hey everybody, I'm slowly trying to expand my vocabulary, and I hoped maybe someone can help me out with a terminology question. When you see the epithet "Blessed One" in English translations of the suttas, is it almost always a translation of the term "bhagava?" For example, in the Fire Sermon (Th...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Brackets of Buddhist or Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Brackets of Buddhist or Buddhism

Hi , I have always considered as a toddler that " belonging " to any religion has fundamentals which is misplaced . Having done Vipassana , this realization gets all the more clearer , when the suffering of change can be seen afflicting , the high and mighty ,the poor and the poorer, people belongin...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from India
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Hello from India

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! Glad to hear of the success! Have you been to Bodh Gaya and the other important pilgrimage sites yet? Hi David, Thank you for the kind welcome . As soon as our first child was born , and realizing there was little that i could do by being besides with my wife in the initial...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from India
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Hello from India

Hello, Am from India and consider myself very fortunate to get Dhamma at the age of 28 ( 43 year old man now , still quite very ignorant ) , when i was at one of the lowest points of my life { saying one of the lowest , because the future may well bring about any kind of swings :-) } Looking back to...