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by bodom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How possible is it to train like this ?
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: How possible is it to train like this ?

asahi wrote:Sure , developing skillful and abandon the unskillful . But to reach the degrees enable to absorb of such massive impacts (a bullet in the body) thats not so easy . I can see not many .

:thanks:
No, unfortunately no sutta pasage that says it will be easy :tongue:

:anjali:
by bodom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How possible is it to train like this ?
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: How possible is it to train like this ?

The Buddha always teaches what is possible for us to do: Abandon what is unskillful, monks. It is possible to abandon what is unskillful. If it were not possible to abandon what is unskillful, I would not say to you, ‘Abandon what is unskillful.’ But because it is possible to abandon what is unskill...
by bodom
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York City
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Hello from New York City

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Microdosing on cannabis
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Microdosing on cannabis

If you are taking it to relieve pain and not to get high then I don't see a problem with it. To thine own self be true. As always in the Buddha's teachings intention is key.

:anjali:
by bodom
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana by just listening to two Sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Can we attain Nibbana by just listening to two Sutta?

No. U cannot. Because the Buddha is not alive to help u face to face Even when the Buddha was alive people did not need to be "face to face" with Him to attain enlightenment: This was said by the Lord… “Bhikkhus, even though a bhikkhu might hold on to the hem of my robe and follow close behind me s...
by bodom
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Hello from Sweden

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Help me find this teacher!
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Help me find this teacher!

Sounds like its probably Ajahn Brahm who lives in Australia and also emphasizes letting go of the past and future before turning to awareness of the breath: Stage One: Present-Moment Awareness When I teach meditation, I like to begin at the simple stage of giving up the baggage of past and future.Yo...
by bodom
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1669

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

There's a sutra about that, if I remember correctly - something along the line of "anyone who claims that his dhamma alone is true and correct does not truly understand the dhamma." Found here: “But to what extent, Master Gotama, is there the safeguarding of the truth? To what extent does one safeg...
by bodom
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation only after purification?
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: Meditation only after purification?

From Ajahn Chah: If we are to develop sīla or samādhi, we must first have paññā. Some people think that they’ll develop moral restraint one year, samādhi the next year and the year after that they’ll develop wisdom. They think these three things are separate. They think that this year they will deve...
by bodom
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question on noting during meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Question on noting during meditation

Please keep this advice from Sayadaw U Pandita in mind: In making the verbal label, there is no need for complex language. One simple word is best. For the eye, ear, and tongue doors we simply say, “Seeing, seeing… Hearing, hearing… Tasting, tasting.” For sensations in the body we may choose a sligh...
by bodom
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?

Sexual fantasies are normal human behavior Tell that to the family of the girl who was abducted and murdered on her way home in London last week, by a policeman who she didn't know and who had already exposed his penis twice in a restaurant a few days earlier. Fantasies are just fantasies unless ac...
by bodom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: Can i use sexual fantasy daydream for induce tranquality?

That's definately not a good idea and is obviously not a Buddhist practice, its more like the fantasies of a potential sex offender. :roll: No, while sexual fantasy is obviously not a Buddhist concentration practice, it should also not be likened to being a potential sex offender. That is one extre...
by bodom
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good morning everybody.
Replies: 19
Views: 1502

Re: Good morning everybody.

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attha: Meaning, Purpose, Goal
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Attha: Meaning, Purpose, Goal

You might find this resource helpful:

https://suttacentral.net/define/attha

:anjali: