Search found 285 matches

by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

Re: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?

m0rl0ck wrote:I guess im a little dense. Im still trying to figure out where this "beyond ones own mind" place is :)

its just other beings and the place around .

sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

Re: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?

One thing I forgot to mention is that metta provides solid and deep concentration, in my experience even more reliably than anapanasati. I used to think that metta is a bit of a "wasted session", but now it's turning out to be a "good for everything" approach :) :juggling: Metta does provide a stil...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Direct brain-to-brain communication demonstrated in humans
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Direct brain-to-brain communication demonstrated in huma

....there was also this post that i came across over the internet today , mentioning that German Scientists have proven that there is life after death . Found it of no consequence , since this becomes obvious when we see life and living within us , and around us . Nothing required to prove anything....
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

Re: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?

Hello Sanjay, Can you please give references to support your remarks (as requested in the OP) ? With metta, Chris Hello Chris , The same is entirely personal , impossible to substantiate the same :smile: May well be wrong However , there is nothing which is esoteric here . But this very natural to ...
by Sanjay PS
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?
Replies: 51
Views: 4967

Re: Does metta have an effect beyond one's own mind?

Metta is a very natural off shoot after doing every sitting of Vipassana . Without metta , vipassana will stay incomplete . A close simile is like having a very good bath , but forgetting to towel :smile: Metta very much affects the place and room where we meditate , the place become sterilized and ...
by Sanjay PS
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 814408

Re: the great rebirth debate

It's funny. Rebirth used to be so important to me. But the more I become passionately involved in solving the existential crisis of my existence, the more rebirth seems to fade into the background. It is enough that the possibility exists of spontaneously reborn beings, I accept what the Buddha has...
by Sanjay PS
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we ready for the deep teachings?
Replies: 111
Views: 8832

Re: Are we ready for the deep teachings?

Venerable Rewata Dhamma once told me about a couple of his Vipassanā meditation students who asked him how one should practice mindfulness during sex. His reply was, “Work when you work, play when you play.” My he Venwrable Rewata Dhamna appears to be quoting Sayagi U Ba Khin from The Essentials of...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we ready for the deep teachings?
Replies: 111
Views: 8832

Re: Are we ready for the deep teachings?

One who is wise is ready for deep teachings: 18. "But here some woman or man when visiting a monk or brahman, asks: 'What is wholesome, venerable sir?... Or what, by my doing it, will be long for my welfare and happiness?' Due to having performed and completed such kammas, on the dissolution of the...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Dhamma
Replies: 149
Views: 15148

Re: Challenging the Dhamma

:goodpost: Martin Buddha compare Dhamma to a raft. Four Noble Truths also a fabrication. In the final liberation you let go off that too. That is what Samraja does not understand. :) You are supposed to let go of the raft once liberated. But what if the raft has holes in the hull? Where is it gonna...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddhas Assurance
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: The Buddhas Assurance

Kalama Sutta trans. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu ( Four Assurances are at the end of the Sutta): http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.than.html With metta, Chris Thanks Chris . The words of logic and purity are so nice , it has the intensity of sending a thrill to the heart :smile: san...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?
Replies: 10
Views: 2554

Re: Is monk allowed to criticise another monk?

Superb advise by Lord Buddha for those keen to walk on the Noble Eightfold Path . Thanks Sarath . sanjay Is monk allowed to criticise another monk? Considering the current debate on a statement made by Bikkhu Bodhi and comments made by Ven. Thanissaro, I just wonder whtat is the best way to have a d...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddhas Assurance
Replies: 3
Views: 667

The Buddhas Assurance

Came across this very inspiring passage today . Could not find its source/link . But to my mind , the words of encouragement makes every meaning , and like all the words of Lord Buddha , is ever inspiring . A balanced view , comes very handy , should one be assailed with doubts . No rhetorics , no f...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Dhamma
Replies: 149
Views: 15148

Re: Challenging the Dhamma

:goodpost: Martin Buddha compare Dhamma to a raft. Four Noble Truths also a fabrication. In the final liberation you let go off that too. That is what Samraja does not understand. :) You are supposed to let go of the raft once liberated. But what if the raft has holes in the hull? Where is it gonna...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atheism is an Unskillful False Dhamma
Replies: 407
Views: 31352

Re: Atheism is an Unskillful False Dhamma

she doesnt accept it , its her problem :smile:

sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atheism is an Unskillful False Dhamma
Replies: 407
Views: 31352

Re: Atheism is an Unskillful False Dhamma

Oh, good grief. Feverish rhetoric with no substance. Not so :smile: its well balanced :smile: sanjay Oh, sure. Well balanced. Yes, indeed. Keep telling yourself that. Things change Tilt , as you well know :smile: what you call no substance as of know , is also bound to change , nothing lost should ...