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by SteRo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.

Aloka wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:19 pm
rhinoceroshorn wrote: Let's strive for liberation, friends!!
You're still likely to become old, wrinkled, and probably disabled, (and maybe obese too) even if you do become "liberated"!

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rh seems to refer to liberation from youth-beauty-and-health cult. ;)
by SteRo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Relationships and the things we let go of
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Relationships and the things we let go of

I'm scared that as the Buddha's teaching grows in me and the defilements lesson, this friend and I will grow apart. I'm almost afraid to go further into the practice because of this thought. Why did you get involved in buddhism in the first place? What are your conflicting goals? On the one hand th...
by SteRo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Frustration and joy
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Frustration and joy

BasementBuddhist wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:51 pm frustration
Not getting what is wanted.
BasementBuddhist wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:51 pm resistance.
Clinging.
by SteRo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirodha n nibbana
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Nirodha n nibbana

nirodha: 'extinction'; s. nirodha-samāpatti, anupubba-nirodha. https://www.dhammatalks.net/Buddhist.Dictionary/dic3_n.htm anupubba-nirodha: The 9 'successive extinctions', are the 8 extinctions reached through the 8 absorptions (jhāna, q.v.) and the extinction of feeling and perception' (s. nirodha...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 127
Views: 21998

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

This thread should be moved to the 'personal experience' section of this forum.
by SteRo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-delight
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Non-delight

What about rapture? Where does it fit into the delight, joy, bliss, happiness spectrum? Merriam Webster has (among other definitions): Delight : a high degree of gratification or pleasure : joy; also : extreme satisfaction Joy : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the p...
by SteRo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sub-consciousness notions in dream
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: sub-consciousness notions in dream

Hi forum, In dreams, sometimes comes up many feelings etc. I want to ask, 1. are the feelings, perceptions, volitional intentions, and 6consciousness that comes up in dreams, indicating past life memories that was buried under sub-consciousness? No, there is no support for such a speculation in the...
by SteRo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-delight
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Non-delight

But one can delight without inviting attachment to the experience. You are right, however the way the term "delight" is often used in the doctrine, it might be better to use the term "bliss" or the term "joy" when there is no coarse attachment. It must be coarse attachment you are referring to beca...
by SteRo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depedent Origination by Ven Mahasi sayadaw
Replies: 29
Views: 629

Re: Depedent Origination by Ven Mahasi sayadaw

tinhtan wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:32 pm What do you think ?? what is the meaning of the Ven Mahasi statement ?
Even venerables are fallible.
by SteRo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sub-consciousness notions in dream
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: sub-consciousness notions in dream

Hi forum, In dreams, sometimes comes up many feelings etc. I want to ask, 1. are the feelings, perceptions, volitional intentions, and 6consciousness that comes up in dreams, indicating past life memories that was buried under sub-consciousness? No, there is no support for such a speculation in the...
by SteRo
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2022

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

Neither do I follow any buddhist teacher nor am I interested in "enlightenment" personally. I would only be interested in "enlightenment" as a concept in the context of my interest in doctrines. Do you have contact with the extraterrestrial lifeforms? perhaps you are a channeler? is your interest a...
by SteRo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2022

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

The point of deviation was where doctrine says arahant is such and such but Ingram says otherwise. This point is enough to discern Ingram's deviation from doctrine. Since I am not interested in herectics in context of theravada doctrine there is no need for me to investigate further into Ingram's o...
by SteRo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1131

Re: we are all inter-connected

... and people really have to be making these connections on their own ... :lol: That might be stressful There is that dimension, monks, where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor d...
by SteRo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?
Replies: 70
Views: 975

Re: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?

Only science can save us from obsessive buddhism ;) From what I've seen, secular-leaning Buddhists can be just as "obsessive" as religious-leaning Buddhists. Yes that's possible. I once joined a secular buddhist forum and that's been an enlightening experience. ;) Look for example at the energy som...
by SteRo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2022

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

what is the cutting edge where you decide that one is off the path and one is delusional and still on the ride? What path? I am not committed to any doctrine, so what path are you referring to with "the path"? I can discern deviations from this or that doctrine once I know the words of this or that...