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by Nobodyisspecial
Thu May 27, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 893

Re: Money with jhana

I will not be needing any bank routing number, I could just write a check in your honor to a charity. Monks get to have only 3 robe sets, I think it says in the vinaya. Sounds like real poverty to be an arhart (enlightened, spell check, sorry about my Pali). I read about them throwing away money lik...
by Nobodyisspecial
Thu May 27, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: experience of nibbana- help
Replies: 19
Views: 752

Re: experience of nibbana- help

Obviously it does not make much sense, until you experience it. Try explaining or imagining altered states of consciousness to someone who never has experienced them. It's a bit ineffable, a bit beyond imagination. When you can relate with the writer because you have been there done that, is a locat...
by Nobodyisspecial
Wed May 26, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why some people lose jhana at later time?
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Why some people lose jhana at later time?

I have read ajahn maha boowa talk about jhana and meditation regression, I think it was the book: straight from the heart or another of his classic books from the Thai forest tradition. I think he just calls regression or losing jhana frustrating to paraphrase his book and I found it definitely help...
by Nobodyisspecial
Fri May 14, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Kasiṇa Meditation Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Kasiṇa Meditation Guide

I will have to look at the great pdf book written by a PhD. Thank you. Any thoughts on the possibility of lite kasinas? With no appearance of kasina visualizations but make jhana feel unique when attempting kasina practice? Kind of seeking some spiritual direction... Kind of seeking verification... ...
by Nobodyisspecial
Wed May 12, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?
Replies: 42
Views: 3283

Re: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?

Would anyone consider the possibility of lite kasinas that have no visual appearance? Definitely a different feel in the kasina jhanas practicing kasinas. Would anyone declare that as legitimate? Or the possibility of the first 3 jhanas without pleasure? Could that be legitimate or is jhana lite exp...
by Nobodyisspecial
Sun May 09, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 893

Re: Money with jhana

Thanks for the replies. This is my first post. I am not hindered to jhana by lack of a big bank account. From experience there seems to be a hindrance to jhana from having too much money. Have you read of monks prohibited from having money. I suspect this is the real reason. The reason that money ma...
by Nobodyisspecial
Sun May 09, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 39
Views: 893

Money with jhana

Does anyone else find jhana absorbtion not possible with a large bank account?