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by 2600htz
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wanting as an ability
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: Wanting as an ability

Hi: Psychology and self improvement advices are almost always reasonable, and when we think they don´t agree with Buddhism, is most of the times just a misunderstanding of the teachings. Im trying to imagine your case, something like: "i want to be a pianist, but my father and friends told me i suck...
by 2600htz
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what made buddha enlightened?
Replies: 31
Views: 541

Re: what made buddha enlightened?

Hi: Its a weird sutta, because Siddharta attained Buddhahood going to the fourth jhana and then experiencing tivijja (3 supreme knowledges), he didnt go to "arupa jhanas", at least at the night of his awakening. Also he did not experience this jhanas in forward and reverse order, thats something he ...
by 2600htz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth
Replies: 26
Views: 756

Re: No reason to practice Buddhism without rebirth

Hi:

Almost all the teachings can aim to a pleasant abiding in the present moment, not in future rebirths.
A pleasant abiding for the practitioner or the ones that interact with him.
There is a sutta where i think some kings asks the Buddha that question.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: deathless element?
Replies: 17
Views: 5562

Re: deathless element?

Hi: Well people can "contemplate" the stars without actually visit them, but it take a person that is able to see the sky. If he is blind, maybe there is some contemplation while reflecting on just the idea of a universe that is made of this things. Regards. is present moment non clinging awareness...
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: deathless element?
Replies: 17
Views: 5562

Re: deathless element?

Hi:

Well people can "contemplate" the stars without actually visit them, but it take a person that is able to see the sky.
If he is blind, maybe there is some contemplation while reflecting on just the idea of a universe that is made of this things.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 2470

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

Hi: Not being able to have closure is just a HINDRANCE. You deal with every hindrance allowing, relaxing, letting go of the unwholesome state and going to a wholesome state. Or you deal with some hindrances having right view (example: this was not something personal, directed to me). Or you apply ri...
by 2600htz
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving for aversion
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Craving for aversion

I apologise for phrasing my question so badly at the start. Let me try again. For example, if a person was provoked by a feature of another person, he went on to verbally abused or even doing some physical harm to the person, after the act he felt gratified for some reason. Is this craving for plea...
by 2600htz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 13183

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Hey, I have a question about god realms, in buddhism that can be reached when you do good karma. 1. The god realms are full of hapiness, but my question is will gods eventually get bored of this continuous happiness even before there good karma finishes. Does this mean without letting go, too much ...
by 2600htz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Practicing at home vs going homeless?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Practicing at home vs going homeless?

Hi: I dont mean to be rude, but that sound a little like lack of responsibility. Food, toilet, shelter, internet, etc. it is hard to have all that with just $100 monthly. So if you plan to stay at your parents house without having a job in mind, it might make them feel like you are a burden, which i...
by 2600htz
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Relaxing the neck (and keeping the body erect)
Replies: 6
Views: 4630

Re: Relaxing the neck (and keeping the body erect)

Hi:

You should keep relaxing on the meditation, but without moving. All the body, even the head and the neck.
Of course you can stretch before sitting.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Deep sleep and anagami
Replies: 12
Views: 3684

Re: Deep sleep and anagami

Hi:

Because the experience of nirodha is not the same as the experience of going to sleep.
Also, the realization of "Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation" comes after deep insight to dependent origination,
the mind cant sink that just thinking.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 8759

Re: Hindrances in meditation

...... because you are identifying with those thoughts and want to make them stop, taking them as "mine", or "i". 1. Herein lies the catch, Sir. 2. Can we elaborate this point further ?? 3. Also, please, suggest a book that covers ALL THE ESSENTIAL features of buddhism for MEDITATION AND CHARACTER ...
by 2600htz
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 8759

Re: Hindrances in meditation

Hi: Do you get like sexual images, sexual thoughts while meditating? , is that the hindrance?. Regards. No. I am able to go into rapture when I meditate and such thoughts do not disturb me as long as I am meditating. Quite obviously, as a house holder, I cannot devote unlimited time to meditation. ...
by 2600htz
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 8759

Re: Hindrances in meditation

Hi:

Do you get like sexual images, sexual thoughts while meditating? , is that the hindrance?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravada for lay people
Replies: 46
Views: 10359

Re: Theravada for lay people

Hi: Not sure what you mean, but sound like overthinking. The Buddha was a monastic, and the teaching is lived at the highest standard as a monastic, but there is plenty of domain for lay people, just like there is plenty of domain for someone that is not a body builder at a gym, and plenty of use of...