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by netlava
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Locating Buddhist quotes & passages
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Locating Buddhist quotes & passages

Thanks for the help everyone. I think that's mostly all of them. I should probably keep a log or something so I can find the references in the future. #13 Describes a wonderful king's life endowed with 7 treasures and 4 powers or something like that, then says that this king's life cannot even compa...
by netlava
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Locating Buddhist quotes & passages
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Locating Buddhist quotes & passages

I've read a lot of passages over the years, but I didn't keep track of the sources. If anyone could help me locate some passages, I would appreciate your help :thumbsup: Rough descriptions of the passages in question from memory: #1 Buddha discussing doing things in the right sequence gives an analo...
by netlava
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 56491

Re: Theravada against mathematics

The cosmos being infinite has not been declared by the Buddha. "So, Malunkyaputta, remember what is undeclared by me as undeclared, and what is declared by me as declared. And what is undeclared by me? 'The cosmos is eternal,' is undeclared by me. 'The cosmos is not eternal,' is undeclared by me. 'T...
by netlava
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Could you post the discourse where the Buddha recommended sleeping before 10 PM? I don't think I've heard that one before.
by netlava
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Survivalism and Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 2863

Re: Survivalism and Dhamma

I used to read prepper and shtf blogs, around the same time I took an interest in Buddhism. I preferred peak oil blogs though.

The reason why I wouldn't recommend these blogs is because it is not too useful to think about the future. The future is uncertain and one can die at any moment regardless.
by netlava
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Forest
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Re: Forest

Reading through this thread, I was reminded of the following poem for some reason.
The world offers no escape. Even I hide in the mountains, only to hear the haunting cry of deer.

-Fujiwara no Shunzei
by netlava
Sat May 06, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: According to the suttas, which comes first...?
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: According to the suttas, which comes first...?

Quotes taken from Into the Stream . This standard formula — it is repeated throughout the Canon — may not seem that remarkable an insight. However, the texts make clear that this insight is not a matter of belief or contemplation, but of direct seeing. As the following passages show, belief and cont...
by netlava
Thu May 04, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Replies: 17
Views: 5308

Re: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

The longer version of the discourse found in the Sampasādanīya Sutta contains a more detailed elaboration. The following quote from the discourse suggests that the reason Sariputta was able to make such claims was because the Buddha himself had said so: Lord, if I were asked: “Well now, friend Sārip...
by netlava
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 90
Views: 20001

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

The Mahaparinibbana sutta discusses this topic at length. An excerpt from the sutta: “Then, Pukkusa, this thought occurred to him, ‘How wonderful it is, and marvellous, that those gone forth should pass their time in a state of mind so calm that though conscious and awake they neither see nor hear t...
by netlava
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Switching methods?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Switching methods?

Thanks for the responses :anjali: I think, in hindsight, switching meditation objects doesn't really achieve anything. The reason I was considering other methods was because I was looking to strengthen the faculty of concentration in particular. But after thinking about it, mindfulness and concentra...
by netlava
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Switching methods?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Switching methods?

:thanks:
by netlava
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Switching methods?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Switching methods?

Anyone have any experience switching methods? Right now, I follow the Mahasi method, which I like, but I also want to try for the samatha jhanas. I'm a bit reluctant to override my existing habit of noting the abdomen though.
by netlava
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why smart people are better off with fewer friends
Replies: 20
Views: 2584

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/18/why-smart-people-are-better-off-with-fewer-friends/ First, they find that people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall. "The higher the population density of the immediate environment,...
by netlava
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.
Replies: 21
Views: 3830

Re: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.

Edit: Deleted pointless speculation