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by Inedible
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was Alan Watts a hypocrite?
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Is Alan Wats a hypocrite?

Sometimes it is better not to understand why someone might have a certain problem. This is one of them. It is like creeping up to the edge of a cliff to have a good look at the body of someone who has already gone over the edge. You never know when it might crumble and take you along also. Watch out...
by Inedible
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 88

Re: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?

Looks like I have to use google myself to get that answer. Visuddhimagga and Vimuttimagga.
by Inedible
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Ojas in Buddhism?
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: What is Ojas in Buddhism?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the three treasures are Chi, Jing, and Shen. They go in ascending order. Shen is mental and spiritual, the most refined of the three. You can take tonics to increase Shen and tonics to activate the Shen you already have. I'm not sure how many TCM approaches are actual...
by Inedible
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 30
Views: 227

Re: Judgement

I am fact; others are fiction. chownah you are confused My initial response was to say it is just a joke and anyone should be able to see that. But also, unless you are psychic it is just conjecture that other people are real from their side. There was a one line joke to the effect that if you beli...
by Inedible
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?
Replies: 9
Views: 88

Re: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?

We can't agree on one here. It sounds like what you need is a good teacher in person. Otherwise you will just have to read everything you can get your hands on, experiment with it, and decide who is right. However you spell Vissudimagga it is the most famous. There was a related one which only survi...
by Inedible
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

Dhamma is vastly more accessible to me than shrooms. Also, it is dangerous to eat wild mushrooms unless you really know what you are doing.
by Inedible
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 30
Views: 227

Re: Judgement

Fact in that I am a result of a combination of causes and I perform the functions of a sentient being.

Fiction in that the bulk of how I experience myself is in stories in my head.
by Inedible
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: difference between tranquility and drowsiness

Sloth and torpor is kind of my thing. It is like having a firm grip on something in your hand and slowly it starts to slip away from you. But mentally, with your object. And your ability to realize you are losing your grip tends to go away slowly at the same time. Sometimes it feels uncomfortable an...
by Inedible
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in covid time
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Ordination in covid time

Before covid when you could have large gatherings at churches I used to think it would be interesting to get everyone to start counting their breaths all at once. Just a basic form of concentration meditation. So many people all in one place trying to care about religion and just letting someone do ...
by Inedible
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in covid time
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Ordination in covid time

A job, a place to live, groceries, clothes. Maybe a few friends. Save up some money. You have to have something before you can give it up. And if you can meditate while you are living a regular life the effort counts for more. Out there you have to fight against the current to be spiritual. Then if ...
by Inedible
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 38
Views: 352

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

There will always be someone here who will be only too happy to judge you. Don't give them ammunition.
by Inedible
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in covid time
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Ordination in covid time

At least be successful first. Then become a monk. Don't do it because life is hard and you just want to be taken care of.
by Inedible
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Namarama's puzzling statement about the jhanas?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Namarama's puzzling statement about the jhanas?

Interrupting your meditation and going back in sends you deeper than just staying in.
by Inedible
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in covid time
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Ordination in covid time

If you can arrange your schedule so you have a good 3 or 4 hours of meditation every day, why do you have to be a monk?
by Inedible
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?
Replies: 26
Views: 612

Re: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?

It seems to me that you have two choices. You can practice or you can give up.