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by 331crz
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 70
Views: 7404

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream-entry! The above Sutta series gives us some assurance even if you not a Sotapanna. Basically, if you understand at least one aspect of Dependent Origination you are assured Sotapanna state in this very life. https://suttacentral.net/...
by 331crz
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is Pajanati?
Replies: 48
Views: 8886

Re: What is Pajanati?

1) Pajānāti (p. 387) Pajānāti Pajānāti [pa+jānāti] to know, find out, come to know, understand, distinguish D i.45 (yathābhūtaŋ really, truly), 79 (ceto paricca), 162, 249; Sn 626, 726 sq., 987; It 12 (ceto paricca); Dh 402; Pv i.1112 (=jānāti PvA 60); J v.445; Pug 64. -- ppr. pajānaŋ Sn 884, 1050, ...
by 331crz
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 156
Views: 10408

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

It's pretty much best to not engage in lying, playing video games, or any forms of pleasure you think is distracting. It's real hard to work, meditate, and study dhamma all day everyday. That would be like a monk lifestyle which is really hard to pull off. But hey you need to sacrifice a lot and wo...
by 331crz
Sun May 31, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Sense restraint
Replies: 18
Views: 14382

Re: Sense restraint

This is from Sabbasava sutta (Meaning of sabbasava sutta being the discorse of all the defilements)- correct me if im wrong. you can read the full discourse in here - https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.002.than.html "[7] And what are the fermentations to be abandoned by developing? There is ...
by 331crz
Sun May 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Switching to more prominent object in meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Switching to more prominent object in meditation

I feel that the prominence of the meditation object had switched to how cool the air comes in and how hot the air moves out. Even from that I feel that the heat going out is prominent. (feels like a furnace :embarassed:) Should I concentrate on this since I can feel this the most than the abdomen? ...
by 331crz
Sun May 24, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Switching to more prominent object in meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Switching to more prominent object in meditation

Hi all, I earlier had shortness of breath and now I believe I have fixed it somehow. Thanks for your suggestions. Now as I continue vipassana on expand and contract of the abdomen- I feel that the prominence of the meditation object had switched to how cool the air comes in and how hot the air moves...
by 331crz
Fri May 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 156
Views: 10408

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

It's pretty much best to not engage in lying, playing video games, or any forms of pleasure you think is distracting. It's real hard to work, meditate, and study dhamma all day everyday. That would be like a monk lifestyle which is really hard to pull off. But hey you need to sacrifice a lot and wo...
by 331crz
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 156
Views: 10408

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

in the example innocent is inside house.. i didnt go to palaestine yet i give my voice There is injustice everywhere around the world. You have no control of it. And even if you wanted to act against it- you will need more than 1 lifetime. Even when Budhdha was Enlightened, not everyone could take ...
by 331crz
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 156
Views: 10408

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

why should i allow him to die. so why don't you go to war zones (such as Palestine) defending the innocent if the innocent are your responsibility? in the example innocent is inside house.. i didnt go to palaestine yet i give my voice There is injustice everywhere around the world. You have no cont...
by 331crz
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi

Concentrating attention on the breath too hard can make it seem unnatural and forced. Just develop a relaxed awareness, a sort of laid-back attention. If your breath seems shallow, that's fine, just notice it. No big thing. Acceptance is the key. Thank you! I shall keep that in mind. I tried once a...
by 331crz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi

Typically, as mentioned, instructions are to breathe naturally -- and to be cognizant of it, whatever it is. So, one would not react to short or shallow by forcing longer or deeper, or the other way around. An exception would be, if shallow breathing is contributing to drowsiness, one could intenti...
by 331crz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: I feel shortness of breath in Anapanasathi

...I feel shortness of breath... Perhaps you could clarify what you mean here. The phrase is often used to describe a condition that arises where one is gasping for air after exertion -- feeling that they are not getting enough air and feeling a bit panicky. Or the phrase might just mean that the b...
by 331crz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: I feel shortness of breath in Anapanasathi

I feel like I have to start it all over again. [In other words, I feel the need for breathe/ exhale longer which breaks the whole process The biggest no-no is forcing your breathing. Breathe naturally. Following your breaths, not Forcing it. Remember the first Anapanasti's tetrad about following th...
by 331crz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

I feel my breath is shallow in Anapanasathi

Hi all! When I do vipassana meditation -Anapanasathi, I feel shortness of breath when I calm down for around 12 minutes. I tried both inflation/ deflation on the stomach and noticing breath coming in and out at the tip of the nose. When this stage approaches I feel a bit confused, to be honest. And ...