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by confusedlayman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 560
Views: 204766

Re: Jhana

Pulsar wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:26 pm
4th jhana according to sutta and emerging from it. I am saying without investigating 3 characteristic using jhana, it is impossible to achieve arhantship
by confusedlayman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: difference between these 3 stage?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

difference between these 3 stage?

Whats the difference between these three things?

equanimity to formations
vs
conformity knowledge
vs
nibbana glimpse?

is nibbana glimpse have no sense of self whereas others have sense of self feeling but insight wise no self?
by confusedlayman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?

I am interested in a comprehensive manual, so to speak, that is largely a guide to Vipassana and/or anapanasati and/or satipatthana and all of the steps involved. Eradicating the five hindrances, successfully achieving moral purification, successfully navigating the jhanas, and so on. Any recommend...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: difference between tranquility and drowsiness

mental tranquility is needed in practice but how it is different from drowsiness with awareness? Mental tranquility is absence of restlessness, agitation and emotional turmoil. Drowsiness may be absence of restlessness, agitation and emotional turmoil, too. The difference between tranquility and dr...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Soul plane
Replies: 42
Views: 431

Re: Soul plane

So....you buy a plane ticket. Your postage is paid and you register and board the plane. Congratulations you are cargo. When a plane crashes no people die as you have signed yourself as dead cargo. A plane crash is measured in souls lost, similar to a ship at sea. How do buddhists feel about this s...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 41
Views: 390

Re: Judgement

thepea wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:05 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:55 pm
thepea wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:57 pm Did Buddha teach man as a fact or a fiction?
buddha is a man

buddha is not fiction
Ok,
Are you a man or a fiction?
I am a man because I got banana below my torso :P
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 560
Views: 204766

Re: Jhana

Dearest Visigoth: i used the phrase Force of kamma , like someone might use the phrase "Force of Metta" not as a principle of Physics, where it is written Newton's second law states that force is proportional to what is required for an object of constant mass to change its velocity, which  is equal...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Ajahn Sumedho moving back to England permanently?
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Ajahn Sumedho moving back to England permanently?

Samana_Johann wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:41 am ...And so, instead of just packing things and try all to meet, let go, make merits, they let go of what they might never again meet... thinking there is more importand to do.
this touched my heart ... yes impermanence is always creating tears in my eyes
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 41
Views: 390

Re: Judgement

thepea wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:57 pm Did Buddha teach man as a fact or a fiction?
buddha is a man

buddha is not fiction
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: difference between tranquility and drowsiness

coconut wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:26 pm Passaddhi only comes after Piti. So first you feel rapture in the mind, then the body feels tranquil. The mind is still energetic. Sloth and torpor is the mind feeling tired and sleepy.
thanks...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 14
Views: 143

difference between tranquility and drowsiness

mental tranquility is needed in practice but how it is different from drowsiness with awareness?
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 130
Views: 8258

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Maybe there are certain specific mental methods that are known only to those that have such abilities. Recollection of past lives takes practice, as described in the Vimuttimagga: https://archive.org/details/ArahantUpatossa-Vimuttimagga-PathOfFreedom.pdf/page/n283/mode/2up Anyone tried that and hav...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street

It is sad, that you can't become a monk in modern society without having a link to a linage and obtaining a certificate. In Buddha's time, people just shaved their heads and became monks. Why can't we do it now? If I want to become a monk, why can't I do it on my own? Is becoming a monk a monopoly ...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Newbie Impermanence topic question.
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: Newbie Impermanence topic question.

Hello, as a new student , I am having great trouble understanding the concept of impermanence. I read passages " We will not struggle for fame, money, or lust anymore because we know that these things are temporary " -- Tich T. Tu. . I understand this concept perfectly, except when I apply it to go...
by confusedlayman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street

It is sad, that you can't become a monk in modern society without having a link to a linage and obtaining a certificate. In Buddha's time, people just shaved their heads and became monks. Why can't we do it now? If I want to become a monk, why can't I do it on my own? Is becoming a monk a monopoly ...