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by mjaviem
Sun May 16, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing our goodness, a trait I feel is missing in many
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Seeing our goodness, a trait I feel is missing in many

... we don't even need to see or feel anything solidly good for this to work, because actually the LACK of greed and hatred in our hearts is easily over looked as nothing, when infact it is rare and beautiful to have a heart where there is an abundance of non harm and non hatred... the fact you can...
by mjaviem
Sun May 16, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is jhana a trillion dollar business?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Is jhana a trillion dollar business?

Just asking for curiosity.. if jhana can be induced using those neuroacience wires from machine attached to head... do you think scientist will make trillion dollar as it will peoduce most amazing expereince... better than VR or gaming gadget I think a brain waves machine able to induce a blissful ...
by mjaviem
Wed May 12, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is there any point in meditating for unsecluded laypeople?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Is there any point in meditating for unsecluded laypeople?

... Thank you for your comments. ... Short and consistent sitting meditation is better than long but not consistent. Good point ... if you are mindful of what you are doing, and mindful on body, feeling, mind, dhamma. e.g. brushing your teeth, you know you are brushing your teeth and nothing else. ...
by mjaviem
Wed May 12, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conquering Masturbation
Replies: 21
Views: 474

Re: Conquering Masturbation

It is a difficult habit to beat. Cutting back is a good start. The important thing is you can't wait to do something about it until the stress is getting to you. It is essential to stop thinking about sex the rest of the time and to avoid sexually stimulating images. Establishing good habits for st...
by mjaviem
Sun May 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 405

Re: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?

Can anyone explain what is this thread about? Isn't it that a meditator attains increasing levels of absorption gaining in wisdom up to the point that while not meditating (e.g., when falling asleep before their head hits the ground) they finally can let go anything that was fettering them and achie...
by mjaviem
Thu May 06, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?

Hi everyone.

Is there anything we can do for them from the buddhist point of view? Any teachings they could understand and which could help them with their lives? Anything that could trigger an interest about the Buddha and his Dhamma?
by mjaviem
Thu May 06, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fake Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 275

Re: Fake Speech

... So ... is it better to “pretend” and speak pleasantly with others - to have a courteous voice, kind words, expressions of best wishes? Or is this a form of lying? Especially if you’re putting on an act because your livelihood relies on it? Thank you for this except. The Buddha’s speech was both...
by mjaviem
Tue May 04, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 817

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

I am somewhat confused by this conversation. Is pain (which arahants apparently feel) dukkha or not? If they [an arahant] feel a painful feeling, they feel it detached. dukkhañce vedanaṁ vedeti, visaṁyutto naṁ vedeti; https://suttacentral.net/mn140/en/sujato “Reverend Koṭṭhita, a perfected one shou...
by mjaviem
Tue May 04, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about hell and karma
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Question about hell and karma

confusedlayman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:14 am ...
the second hell is true I personally experience ...
:hug:
by mjaviem
Tue May 04, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 817

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

Ceisiwr wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:31 am

So far you have not shown anything to the contrary.
I claimed misunderstanding. You claimed understanding but you haven't proved it.
Ceisiwr wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:31 am My birth is not your birth. It is nothing to do with you. Awakening has nothing to do with ending wars.
Exactly
by mjaviem
Tue May 04, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 817

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

Not only Gautama, but many people grew old, got ill with excessive pain and died. But the Buddha abandoned all that so that didn't happen to the Buddha. Yet he complained of back pain and entered meditative states to escape said pain. He was therefore still experiencing old age and sickness, as wel...
by mjaviem
Tue May 04, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 817

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

... The Buddha grew old, got ill, had to enter meditation to relieve himself from excessive pain due to being old and ill and he died. What was abandoned was future birth, ageing, illness, pain and death. ... Not only Gautama, but many people grew old, got ill with excessive pain and died. But the ...
by mjaviem
Mon May 03, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 817

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

... What has been abandoned is any future birth, aging, illness, death etc. In this life, there is still ageing, illness, sickness, union with what is displeasing and separation from what is pleasing. The formations I had in mind which I said were given up were the sorrow, lamentation, grief and de...
by mjaviem
Mon May 03, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 817

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

I'm quoting here what I regard important to understand this matter (I added some pali in case it is useful: Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of suffering. “Tisso imā, bhikkhave, dukkhatā. What three? Katamā tisso? Suffering due to pain, suffering due to formations, suffering due to change. Dukk...