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by form
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the middle.
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the mid

Cessation means come to an end. I am not convinced contact can come to an end as long as one's sensory doors are still intact and active when one is alive. To make it even more confusing, the Buddha has ever told Ananda that even after nibbana, there will still be consciousness. The sensory doors/s...
by form
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the middle.
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the mid

Cessation means come to an end. I am not convinced contact can come to an end as long as one's sensory doors are still intact and active when one is alive.

To make it even more confusing, the Buddha has ever told Ananda that even after nibbana, there will still be consciousness.
by form
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Mara

Paranimmitavasavatti.

What does the above word means in pali? Mara?
by form
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Objects
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Meditation Objects

befriend wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:12 pm The brahma viharas have an added bonus compared to a kasina because they give spiritual happiness and also decrease aversive mental attitudes.
Brahma Viharas is a set of foir attributes linearly align with the set of 4 immaterial objects in a SN sutta.
by form
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Objects
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Meditation Objects

I ever come across is table of analysis from the Pak au tradition that has every object align with a certain highest Jhana possible to attain using it.
by form
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Objects
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Meditation Objects

Ceisiwr wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:21 pm It goes by temperament.
Some objects out of the 40 mentioned in v magga are rarely used nowadays.
by form
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation Objects
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Meditation Objects

Are they created equal or are some more superior than others?
by form
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Mara

In the doctrine Mara isn't called "entity". So how come you are associating "entity"? I read before either Buddha or Moggallana recalled in past life Mara is their nephew. On one occasion, Moggallana once discovered Mara hiding in his intestines and Mara exclaimed even the Buddha dun discovered him...
by form
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Mara

Is there really an entity called Mara? In the doctrine Mara isn't called "entity". So how come you are associating "entity"? I read before either Buddha or Moggallana recalled in past life Mara is their nephew. On one occasion, Moggallana once discovered Mara hiding in his intestines and Mara excla...
by form
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Levitation during meditation
Replies: 41
Views: 10577

Re: Levitation during meditation

He can walk on water, go in and out of the ground as he wishes, fly like a bird in the air....... something like these in the Vishiddhimagga?
by form
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?

My friend told me he has psychic power. He said, if not how did he lead 100+ people to escape under the noise of the communist army. Why would he have needed psychic power to escape? Lots of other people escaped over the Himalayas into India from different places in Tibet as well, including the lat...
by form
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?

My friend told me he has psychic power. He said, if not how did he lead 100+ people to escape under the noise of the communist army.
by form
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: Faith and Reliability

I know what is the meaning of faith (I prefer the word confidence though) in the dhamma. I would like to know how to define faith in the Buddha and sangha?
by form
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?
Replies: 33
Views: 397

Re: Can the path of Theravada be entered at will?

No one is qualified to certify if another has entered the Theravada path or not. And technically there is no such thing as the Theravada path, there is only the eight fold path.