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by Sati1
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a part
Replies: 26
Views: 2078

Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

If on the other hand you have a wife and family commitments - you can still make great progress by following the five precepts. I suggest you concern yourself with the requirements for arahant ship when it gets closer. Dear Ben, Do you think that one can significantly increase chances of arahantshi...
by Sati1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reviewing Own Generosity!
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Reviewing Own Generosity!

Wonderful. Thank you for sharing these valuable quotes and links.

:anjali:
by Sati1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: new german documentary (Scobel)
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: new german documentary (Scobel)

Danke, sehr interessant!

:anjali:
by Sati1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: A rolled-up towel under the tailbone helps
Replies: 8
Views: 2544

Re: A rolled-up towel under the tailbone helps

Thank you, manas. I might try this out, since I have experienced back pain while meditating.

:anjali:
by Sati1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Passing of First African American Bhikkhu
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: Passing of First African American Bhikkhu

Extremely inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

:candle: :anjali:
by Sati1
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Considering monastic life, 8 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Considering monastic life, 8 questions

Dear Goofaholix and Apicchato,

Thank you very much for your responses. They bring me great relief, as I was thinking that one can neither read nor write at a monastery. I will do as you suggest (Goofaholix) and check with Amaravati for more details.

Metta,

Satti1

:anjali:
by Sati1
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Considering monastic life, 8 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Considering monastic life, 8 questions

Hello, I wanted to ask a few questions about the monastic life, particularly in Thailand. I am 32 years old, living in the UK, and considering to travel to a monastery to possibly ordain. For about one year I have been practicing the Dhamma and am intensely drawn to release all cravings and pursue a...
by Sati1
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: MRI and EEG of Jhana
Replies: 17
Views: 4390

Re: MRI and EEG of Jhana

Great post Sylvester! One minor question: the author mentions that the jhanas only lasted 5-20 seconds. To me, that sounds way too short to constitute a jhana, at least in the way that I think of one. Did this strike anyone else as odd? I think they refer to the time to go from one jhana to the nex...
by Sati1
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Hi

Hi, I wanted to introduce myself, since I've enjoyed very much reading posts here on Dhamma Wheel and posting a few questions. I came to mindfulness as a practice method a year ago when a friend mentioned John Kabat Zinn. After meditating by his method for a few weeks and discovering the power of me...
by Sati1
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?
Replies: 44
Views: 5738

Re: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?

So maybe jhana isn't about 'getting' anything, but rather, about casting off burdens... temporarily letting go of a heap of trouble. But might the challenge be, that until one has really made that effort, and let go of sensuality for a while (plus the other mental hindrances), and entered into jhan...
by Sati1
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?
Replies: 44
Views: 5738

Re: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?

Hi Sarah, Hi Satti Please to see that you are a dedicated meditator. I am not sure whether I ever experienced rapture. (because I do not have a teacher) Could you explain how it feel like. Anyone else in this forum can answer my question if you have personally experience it. :) Rapture is a pleasure...
by Sati1
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?
Replies: 44
Views: 5738

Re: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?

Dear Santa100, the analogy you provide is wonderful. I wasn't aware that sensual pleasures and jhanas differ in how the body "gets addicted" to them. Dear James and Manas, It took me a while to figure out why I used the expression "healthy vs unhealthy" when referring to how to spend New Year's Eve....
by Sati1
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?
Replies: 44
Views: 5738

Re: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?

Hi James and Kitztack, Thank you very much for your responses (this is my first post on Dhammawheel, and it's great to learn how active this forum is! :smile: ). The bliss from jhanas does seem far more intense than sensual pleasures, and perhaps it is the benefit of hindrance supression and refinem...
by Sati1
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?
Replies: 44
Views: 5738

Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?

Hello, I was wondering why it is that the pleasure from jhanas, especially rapture and tranquility, is considered superior to the sensual pleasures. One quote I think of is "Here, secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unwholesome states, a monk enters and dwells in the first jhana" (AN 4:19...