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by Slowlearner5
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?

Wondering if with say experiencing peace or serenity or tranquility and while watching the nice objects which may arise someday, concentration therefore starts to develop with the fascination including sometimes merging with the peaceful object. one could project onto that experience as jhana but wi...
by Slowlearner5
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Age limits
Replies: 15
Views: 5050

Re: Age limits

Ok, partly to do with the first post something doesn't add up. There's talk of experiencing piti sukha and happiness concentration without jhana, and then you can go into jhana. but then if you do go into jhana...what, you start experiencing body piti again, big air balloon sukha, and another conce...
by Slowlearner5
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Age limits
Replies: 15
Views: 5050

Re: Age limits

Thanks. I thought that after much consistent meditation there would be a continual feeling of peace or concentration, maybe a bodily vibration anywhere, all due to purity. Maybe everyone's different but some posters have mentioned an afterglow or similar after meditation sessions. I know some Swamis...
by Slowlearner5
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Age limits
Replies: 15
Views: 5050

Re: Age limits

Ok then so no matter the age, what does a young or older sotapanna apparently feel like a) when sitting and b) when just walking around or talking... For instance do they feel smooth quiet and cruisy or buzzing and energetic etc
by Slowlearner5
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Possible to lose jhana?
Replies: 13
Views: 15213

Re: Possible to lose jhana?

Lose in the sense of not being able to experience certain states, sure you can lose it. You lose the balance of mind, get too excited, too distracted or something like that and it might take whoknowshowlong until you straighten it out. Yes, a certain current internet bhikkhu used to be exceptionall...
by Slowlearner5
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Space depends on what?
Replies: 66
Views: 16978

Re: Space depends on what?

Yeh to go from point a to b in space takes time. They are inseparable so maybe parts of the next dimension incomprehensible to us 3D beings. If I sit still as seconds pass, actually the galaxy moved far, so I wonder if the universe expanding creates space and therefore time or vica versa. I imagine ...
by Slowlearner5
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Age limits
Replies: 15
Views: 5050

Re: Age limits

Ok, partly to do with the first post something doesn't add up. There's talk of experiencing piti sukha and happiness concentration without jhana, and then you can go into jhana. but then if you do go into jhana...what, you start experiencing body piti again, big air balloon sukha, and another concen...
by Slowlearner5
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Age limits
Replies: 15
Views: 5050

Age limits

Hi, I looked through past threads but haven't found anything. I wonder if there's age limitations to attainments such as appana samadhi, after developing an air con style piti, a big sukha and subsequent jhana absorption. This is because the body is less energetic with age, less fresh in the morning...
by Slowlearner5
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Keeping muscles strong?
Replies: 16
Views: 30180

Re: Keeping muscles strong?

Personally I think travelling long distances by foot has benefits for aspirants such as physical purification, and for me developing concentration. And you do hear of famous monks travelling town to town by foot so I think this aspect is little understood and possibly missed. I walked a week of the ...
by Slowlearner5
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Keeping muscles strong?
Replies: 16
Views: 30180

Re: Keeping muscles strong?

Buddhist monks can walk long distances, but a monk did mention to me he doesn't jog because he's a monk. I didn't understand the reason for that rule, if it a rule?? Jogging down the high street wouldn't be in line with the restrained behaviour in public places enjoined by the sekhiya rules. On the...
by Slowlearner5
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Keeping muscles strong?
Replies: 16
Views: 30180

Re: Keeping muscles strong?

Buddhist monks can walk long distances, but a monk did mention to me he doesn't jog because he's a monk. I didn't understand the reason for that rule, if it a rule?? :thanks:
by Slowlearner5
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: Greetings from Melbourne

Hello again.
Anyone know of strong temples or monasteries to sit in Thailand, say Bangkok, Chiang Mai, or elsewhere? For instance the bophit at Wat Po is one where it's easy to sit.
Thanks for any shared tips, I'm going on a travel.
by Slowlearner5
Fri May 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 112
Views: 100742

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

Or maybe possibly what is meant is energy lost in recreating lost sperm. Well maybe if one is sexually active in my opinion. And more pertinent is to save energy in a tough living environment a hundred years ago. But what of it, a low mood and non energetic meditation, so could some humour remedy th...
by Slowlearner5
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 89
Views: 7007

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

Obviously, this is wrong. chownah Why? The suttas (eg AN 4.123 ) appear to say those delighting in jhana are reborn as/with gods of streaming radiance. Hey d.d. I have sat with some senior monks. I believe you can feel it from some of them. It feels like purity, or like a clarity in the forehead. I...
by Slowlearner5
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: human population , Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: human population , Sutta

Sutta says in the old days world was crowded as hell. Villages, towns and capital cities were chicken flight apart. i am thinking more like billions of peopel in the world like its nowadays. It doesn't take a lot like 20-30 years to forest grow and take over a once human habitated places erasing it...