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by confusedlayman
Mon May 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Plagarism or copy pasting is stealing?
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Plagarism or copy pasting is stealing?

I have some great information in a free app but people cant find it easily... should i usr some of the information in app and compile into pdf and sell for little cash? My job is only compailing and dont create the original content. The original content is however found in many apps so is it free to...
by confusedlayman
Mon May 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 125 in pictures, vism. and ajahn brahm "real jhana"
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: MN 125 in pictures, vism. and ajahn brahm "real jhana"

MN 125 and MA 198 four jhanas simile and war elephant: how on earth does that resemble Ajahn Brahm and Vism. redefinition of "jhana"? http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2021/05/mn-125-and-ma-198-four-jhanas-simile.html what's the use of arguing about what jhana is or what is not jhana? What's the...
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 346

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

DNS wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:47 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:44 pm but did he help in war that lead to mass murder? if so how can he be stream entry?
Maybe his good kamma (actions) outweighed the negative?
maybe
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 346

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

DNS wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:43 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:41 pm I think yes im not sure about who it is.. but general Siha good?
Yes, according to the Sutta account, he was a stream-entrant.
but did he help in war that lead to mass murder? if so how can he be stream entry?
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Money with jhana

JamesTheGiant wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:34 pm I have a friend who sells all his stocks and shares, before he goes on retreat. He cannot relax and meditate well, if it's not in stable cash.
that's understandable
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 748
Views: 224488

Re: Jhana

nirvana is cessation of existence.. so what u saying is u are existing in space like still perception and telling arhant attained? I said the moment you get pass the urge to quit practice, which is a long endeavor in itself, comes a state. Since there are plenty of details, i forgot that from that ...
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 346

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

DNS wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:05 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 8:47 pm but is mahanama a bad general who assisted in war?
I think you're thinking of General Siha.
I think yes im not sure about who it is.. but general Siha good?
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 346

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

but is mahanama a bad general who assisted in war?
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Money with jhana

Dhammanando wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 2:51 am In what way have you been hindered by lack of a large bank account?
I think the OP is scared if some will hack his bank when he is in deep samadhi
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: happy mother's day
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: happy mother's day

My mother was crying & philosophizing yesterday, talking about her friends who have recently passed away. Obviously, she thinks she may die soon (because she has 1.75 from 4.0 carotid arteries fully blocked and the specialist is reluctant to operate/stent due to her age and can't believe she is sti...
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Money with jhana

sphairos wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 4:59 pm The stories about rich people getting stream-entry are obviously a bait for the rich people to donate to the saṅgha. We should take them as such.
dont make bad karma thinking this way... even buddha was richest man as he was son of great king who is of course richest in that country
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 748
Views: 224488

Re: Jhana

If u really attained jhana.. pls create a white elephant in my room ... also pls tell me your practice and result Routine: sit so long till you don't want to sit anymore, then force yourself to continue sit. Till you can conceptualize this urge to quit practice at the moment it arises. I think ther...
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 748
Views: 224488

Re: Jhana

Do you say these things to make yourself feel better? Im telling u dont waste time .. go and do jhana instead of thinking about jhana... im trying to help you I have formal practice, i have practice results and can grade them to grinding small things to eventually a big one comes. i used to think c...
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: The Problem With Hell

At what point do we discard the warnings of Hell and welcome the prospects of Heaven? Not knowing "we" is not knowing "hell" and not knowing "heaven" since both, "hell" and "heaven" seem to be the fabrications of "we". I accept there is only materiality and mentality is illusion due to movement of ...
by confusedlayman
Sun May 09, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 748
Views: 224488

Re: Jhana

auto wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 2:16 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 8:27 pm Dont come to ur own conclusion just by speculating something thats not in ur exp so far
Do you say these things to make yourself feel better?
Im telling u dont waste time .. go and do jhana instead of thinking about jhana... im trying to help you