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by coconut
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: difference between tranquility and drowsiness

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.
by coconut
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When do i come to heaven? What must have been achieved?
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: When do i come to heaven? What must have been achieved?

user99 wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:33 pm How Will my Daisy life look like?
How do you know you will go to heaven? Why would being in heaven be any different than here and now?
by coconut
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to practice the classical Samatha objects during walking meditation?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Is it possible to practice the classical Samatha objects during walking meditation?

My personal opinion is that sati-sampajanna can be practiced 24/7 in any position. Entering first jhana requires sitting in seclusion. After one has entered first jhana, they have attained an immeasurable mind, and can now walk around with an immeasurable mind. The immeasurable mind makes sense res...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?
Replies: 10
Views: 127

Re: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?

I think being a forest hermit requires hunting and fishing. All the famous people who have lived in the wilderness have had to hunt. Therefore it is mutually exclusive with Buddhism. You could become an ordained forest monk, like others have said, and beg for alms though.
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:36 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?

He says basically that one should move in and out of the jhanas, remaining in the jhanas for only a specified number of times, with the duration of remaining within the jhanas gradually increasing. How question is: Is this scriptural? my understanding is that simply undertaking anapanasati by focus...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The raft simile
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: The raft simile

In the simile of the raft sutta it says at the end to let go of wholesome states let alone bad states of mind I never understood this. Does this mean an Arahant no longer cultivates good states of mind? Wholesome states are also stressful, because all activity is stressful. Arahants cultivate good ...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Compare SN 47.3 and MA 76 -- establishing 4 sati is for jhanas
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Compare SN 47.3 and MA 76 -- establishing 4 sati is for jhanas

Yes, the nutriment for ignorance is the 5 hindrances, therefore one must overcome the 5 hindrances to attain insight. However, one can still contemplate the drawback of sensuality so that they overcome the 5 hindrances.
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No one asked budda how to meditate?
Replies: 49
Views: 662

Re: No one asked budda how to meditate?

Thankfully we have the Buddha Gotama as our teacher, and thankfully his teachings are complete, perfect, and pure.
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to practice the classical Samatha objects during walking meditation?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Is it possible to practice the classical Samatha objects during walking meditation?

My personal opinion is that sati-sampajanna can be practiced 24/7 in any position. Entering first jhana requires sitting in seclusion. After one has entered first jhana, they have attained an immeasurable mind, and can now walk around with an immeasurable mind. The immeasurable mind makes sense rest...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No one asked budda how to meditate?
Replies: 49
Views: 662

Re: No one asked budda how to meditate?

I study on more or less daily basis of sutta but I am having trouble with applying Do you have sati-sampajanna 24/7? no... not even 10 min So go back to Right View and Right Thought until you have sati-sampajanna 24/7. Before you can get to Samma Samadhi (jhanas), you need to master Right View and ...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Anthropic principle

Before you make any new thread about a Buddhist topic, I require you to write a full essay on the use of the language used in your thread before the contents of your message is taken into account. In fact, this is no longer dhammawheel, this is now languagewheel, and until you pass the language req...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person

Ionbuddy wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:07 am I have an uncontrollable amount of empathy, which makes it hard for me to stay equanimous when someone is upset. How do you deal with this? Staying silent might agitate such a person.

Thank you. :hug:
Walk away until they calm down.
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Anthropic principle

it's all about semantics. There are individual private semantics deviating from convention and conventional semantics. The OP obviously had in mind an individual private semantic of "physics". Please define "individual private semantics" and "convention". Your private understanding of these words d...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Anthropic principle

There is no doubt that there might be physicist interested in philosophy but that does not transform physics into a philosophy. There are even physicist who believe in god and that does not transform physics into a religion. There is no doubt, that the topic of this conversation has nothing to do w...
by coconut
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 281

Re: Anthropic principle

... and the wikipedia article mentioned several physicist and their views on "anthropic principle", so he/she is not entirely off by making their claim. There is no doubt that there might be physicist interested in philosophy but that does not transform physics into a philosophy. There are even phy...