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by EmptyShadow
Fri May 31, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Info on Buddha image
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Info on Buddha image

Has the image been reflected? I guess it's possible, i cant find other pictures of the exact same Buddha statue. Here is another very similar statue that also have the opposite placement of the hands. https://www.google.bg/search?q=Gandhara+Seated+Buddha&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=...
by EmptyShadow
Fri May 31, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Info on Buddha image
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Info on Buddha image

Just curious why the dhyana mudra of this statue is opposite to the usual right hand over the left? Also the legs in half lotus seems opposite too.
by EmptyShadow
Sun May 26, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)

"And your main crime is refusing to perform military service? " lol It's like your main crime is not willing to participate in killing other human beings. Becouse the point of military service is to be trained for possible war, and war is basicaly killing other being no matter if you protect your co...
by EmptyShadow
Thu May 23, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: ānāpānasati & samatha
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: ānāpānasati & samatha

how is the associated objects (abdomen or nostrils) have different results? Usually the 2 techniques are taught differently and have different goals. The abdomen method originates from Mahasi Sayadaw and it's taught for practicing satipatana/vipassana. The nostril method i think originates from the...
by EmptyShadow
Thu May 23, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A drug that helps meditating ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6068

Re: A drug that helps meditating ?

Hi DXM, would you post a link to the meditation instructions you are using? Also could you describe in more details your experience of the jhana when you dont use the drug.Also how long it takes you to enter it, how long you can stay in it and most important, why dont you practice the jhana every ti...
by EmptyShadow
Thu May 23, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: ānāpānasati & samatha
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: ānāpānasati & samatha

From my understanding watching the breath at the nostrils is usually taught as a way to reach anapana jhanas. After that you use this jhanas to practice insight. And whatching the rise and fall of the abdoment is usually taught as a vipassana method that aim to develop concentration(not to the level...
by EmptyShadow
Wed May 22, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

Re: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?

I'm happy to help, Piotr :smile:
by EmptyShadow
Wed May 22, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

Re: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?

What about this? :smile: Here is an abstract from it: Scholars have pointed out that the arguments for not-self (anattā, or “non-self”) recurring in the Buddhist texts are meant to refute the “self” (ātman) in the Upaniṣads. The Buddha’s denial of the self, however, was not only pointed at Brahmanis...
by EmptyShadow
Sun May 19, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra

You can ask this questions on the sister site : http://www.dharmawheel.net/
Since it's mahayana and vajrayana forum, the members there could be more helpful than us.
:anjali:
by EmptyShadow
Wed May 15, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dhammas beyond experience?
Replies: 23
Views: 1548

Re: Dhammas beyond experience?

Can you please explain what do you understand as canonical Abhidhamma and non-canonical Abhidhamma? http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/abhi/ Both quotes are from the same link(highlight is from me) The seven books The Abhidhamma Pitaka is divided into seven books, although it is the first (Dham...
by EmptyShadow
Tue May 14, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dhammas beyond experience?
Replies: 23
Views: 1548

Re: Dhammas beyond experience?

From http://books.google.com.au/books?id=hxopJgv85y4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=a+comprehensive+manual+of+abhidhamma&lr=&as_brr=1&ei=rlOVSZfeNJDMlQTussnmCQ#v=onepage&q=a%20comprehensive%20manual%20of%20abhidhamma&f=false Although ultimate realities exist as the concrete essences of things, they are so ...
by EmptyShadow
Fri May 10, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Difficulty with certain kind of conception of Kamma.
Replies: 30
Views: 2947

Re: Difficulty with certain kind of conception of Kamma.

If you really want to know more about kamma i recomend you to read "Workings of kamma" by Pa Auk Sayadaw. The book have a lot of sutta references and examples and it's easy to understand in my opinion. 3) Question: Since kusala/akusala kamma done aeons ago can play out today, what determines which k...
by EmptyShadow
Thu May 09, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Violent sports
Replies: 43
Views: 6194

Re: Violent sports

Here is an excerpt from the Bhikkhu Revata's book "The Disciple Within". (the highlight is from me) However, the debts paid for akusala (unwholesome) deeds are immense! They can be extremely severe, punishing, drastic, intolerable and deadly. If we study the earlier lives of the Bodhisattva we will ...
by EmptyShadow
Wed May 08, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any experience of Parinibbana?
Replies: 14
Views: 2293

Re: Is there any experience of Parinibbana?

Vacchagotta, a wandering ascetic, approached the Buddha and questioned: “But, Gotama, where is the Bhikkhu who is delivered of mind reborn? He was of course referring to the Arahant. The Buddha replied “Vaccha, to say that he is reborn would not fit the case. “Then, Gotama, he is not reborn. “Vacch...
by EmptyShadow
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Knee pain from walking meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Knee pain from walking meditation

How long is your walking path? I have experienced the same pain in the past while doing walking meditation at home where the walking path was too short and the turning around was way too often than it should be.
by EmptyShadow
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74607

Re: Nibbana = universal consciousness?

Sense bases, their objects, consciousness, nama/rupa and all that are connditioned by ignorance. When saying that something is not conditioned by ignorance then it's not conditioned by evrything that follows out of ignorance. What about Buddha and Arahants? They have consciousness, nama, rupa...Is ...
by EmptyShadow
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74607

Re: Nibbana = universal consciousness?

Now please answer my question: Where does this consciousness that is independent of the six senses originate from? May be it's just like nibanna - unconditioned, that doesnt depend on anything conventional. Unconditioned means that it is not conditioned by greed, anger, and delusion. It doesn't mea...
by EmptyShadow
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74607

Re: Nibbana = universal consciousness?

Ñāṇa wrote: Now please answer my question: Where does this consciousness that is independent of the six senses originate from?
May be it's just like nibanna - unconditioned, that doesnt depend on anything conventional.
by EmptyShadow
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can Novice Monks Teach?
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Can Novice Monks Teach?

Among the laity, the householder Citta was appointed by the Buddha as the lay disciple foremost in expounding the Dhamma.
In several occasions in the suttas, Citta even taught the dhamma to other monks.

In simple logic if a lay disciple can teach the dhamma then a novice can too.

:anjali: