silver surfer wrote:
The reason I'm asking this question is, I can't access anything, although it's been about 5 months with my meditation, I still don't know anything
Silver Surfer wrote: "Gautama's teachings are not based nor built on belief systems (am I right on that?), and that's the reason I've become a buddhist. It's been a while, and I've been meditating since then."
Sammā-sambodhi: 'Perfect Enlightenment', Universal Buddhahood, is the state attained by a Universal Buddha sammā-sambuddha i.e. one by whom the liberating law dhamma which had become lost to the world, has again been discovered, realized and clearly proclaimed to the world.
Now, someone, in things never heard before, understands by himself the truth, and he therein attains omniscience, and gains mastery in the powers. Such a one is called a Universal Buddha, or Enlightened One; Pug. 29.
The doctrine characteristie of all the Buddhas, and each time rediscovered by them and fully explained to the world, consists in the 4 Truths sacca of suffering, its origin, its ceasing and the way to its ceasing see: magga See bodhi.
David N. Snyder wrote:It will most likely take decades of practice to attain even some small insights and jhana.
silver surfer wrote:Just this one thing, has started to give me doubts... I can't access anything, although it's been about 5 months with my meditation, I still don't know anything, nor have I attained anything. All I have is blank. I don't know samsara...
silver surfer wrote: I mean, they sure don't sound like they're giving me direct knowledge, if you know what I mean. You can sense it when you hear someone speak about an idea, and you can tell when you hear someone speak their knowledge. They come out really different, the expressions.
silver surfer wrote:So,
I was wondering if any of you, has direct knowledge, as the Buddha. Do you know samsara? Or you know the "idea" of samsara? And how can you define what you know? How do you know what you know is the reality? Do you know nibbana? Or you know the "idea" of nibbana? Do you know other physical realms? Or you believe in their existence? Do you have direct knowledge on your past lives? Or you have ideas on them?
silver surfer wrote:It's not something I gained via meditation. I have always been a thoughtful and a caring person.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong, and I'd really appreciate a little guidance in that regard as well. But my curiosity still goes, as I really want to hear about what you know, or what your direct experiences are.
silver surfer wrote:To me, it feels like it's not possible to "not" desire sensual pleasures. I mean, even during meditation, I have to inhale fine air. And that is a sensual pleasure. Isn't it? I need a tranquil place and an appropriate temperature, and that is also a desire.
silver surfer wrote:How do you know what's inside your mind is not an idea, but knowledge?
someguysomeguy wrote:Silver Surfer
Do not forever transgress those 5 precepts
1. Do not kill.
2. Do not lie
3. Do not steal
4. Do not take compounds which alter your consciousness (mental drugs,alcohol, recreational drugs, etc).
5. Do not indulge in Sexual misconduct (do not think about/have sex with girls protected by parents/brothers/wives/guardians/Husbands)
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