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by 2600htz
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why modern Sutta practice doesn't lead to Samadhi?
Replies: 29
Views: 534

Re: Why modern Sutta practice doesn't lead to Samadhi?

Hi: Ohh such generalization haha. Anyways if its based on direct experience, there might be several causes: -in order to follow abhidhamma and vinaya you kinda need an "intellectual personality". This kind of person even if having a wrong idea will typically give good arguments, act in a mature way,...
by 2600htz
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sleeping create schism ?
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Sleeping create schism ?

Hi: Lol, its all about the context of the sutta. It starts something like: "You'd be better off mutilating your eye, instead of having eye-craving. Since its craving what leads to the animal or hell realm, not being blind". "You'd be better off sleeping, instead of ploting against the sangha while a...
by 2600htz
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is background noise of rushing water okay for meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Is background noise of rushing water okay for meditation?

Hi: Its ok. I mean if you are on a house most likely at some point of the meditation you will lose the object of meditation and become distracted with external stimulus. So its better to hear some white noise or natural relaxing sounds when that happens instead of cars or people. Unlike many, im of ...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How long does Purity of Virtue take to complete?
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: How long does Purity of Virtue take to complete?

Hi:

Between endless aeons and a couple of days, it depends :).
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Restlessness fetter
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Restlessness fetter

Hi:

That would make no sense, i mean if you already have no fetters that bound you to this world, what would you gain with arahantship.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Restlessness fetter
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Restlessness fetter

Hi: The short answer: the fetter of restlessness gets eliminated with the fruition of arahantship. Thats how you lose the last 5 fetters. It cant be eliminated just by effort or developing mental factors (unless this leads indirectly to that experience). Sloth and torpor is only used in the context ...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: necessary greed !
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: necessary greed !

Hi: There is a difference between wholesomely whising for something in the future, and dwelling with greed in your mind. Greed involves craving. Dissatisfaction of the present moment, tension, repetitive thoughts and clinging. Wholesome wishing is just hoping for something, directing the mind toward...
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question About Reincarnation: From Where Do New Souls Arise?
Replies: 30
Views: 554

Re: Question About Reincarnation: From Where Do New Souls Arise?

Hi: Buddhists usually talk of 31 possible realms of existence, being the human realm just one of those, the animal realm another. Many possibilities. It is not some "consciousness" leaving this body and going to another. Beings are made of mentality (including consciousness) and a physical body. If ...
by 2600htz
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1339
Views: 384134

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Lal: "Level of Suffering" Decreases With "Decreasing Matter". This statement would you say applies only to kama loka?. I dont know if that applies to lets say: hungry ghosts. Maybe apayas/hell realms yes. The description of hell beings walking through hot iron, burning to the bone, lifting the fo...
by 2600htz
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did I experience the first jhana?
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: Did I experience the first jhana?

Hi: There are such different views on what a jhana is on this forum , that is not even advisable to give an opinion, unless you subscribe to the same kind of viewpoint of the replier. But as a general rule in meditation: if it feels good keep doing it, until you find a teacher and he gives you a mor...
by 2600htz
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is sense restraint the key to arahantship?
Replies: 20
Views: 677

Re: Is sense restraint the key to arahantship?

Hi: Man you are right, restrain is a core buddhist teaching, but it sound like you have a tendency for mortification. What is a tendency for mortification? Its when someone has a tendency for being hard on themselves, a tendency to want to avoid bad things by means of force, a tendency to focus on t...
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disenchantment and dispassion
Replies: 28
Views: 758

Re: Disenchantment and dispassion

Hi: Disenchantment leads to dispassion. For example: If someone catches his wife cheating with another man, at first he will become disenchanted. The wife would not longer be perfect, he will be dissapointed, frustrated, etc. He could still feel passion for her. He might even consider keeping the re...
by 2600htz
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: This is the reasons why cessation of feeling and perception is temporary nibbana with residue
Replies: 41
Views: 1153

Re: This is the reasons why cessation of feeling and perception is temporary nibbana with residue

8-) Hi: Hmm its in great part just a talk on semantics, but i dont get why calling nibbana without residue a 7 days max. attainment. I mean nibbana is "extinguishing". But in buddhism is related to letting go. Example: If someone gives you general anesthesia you will be out. I mean no consciousness,...
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 75
Views: 2384

Re: Homosexuality

Hi Chownah: Yeah i get your point. This is going out of topic so im just doing it out of like for the debate haha, so sorry if is troublesome to someone. -We can talk all day about whats the purpouse of having sexual intercourse, but i think its about physical pleasure, mental pleasure and reproduct...
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 75
Views: 2384

Re: Homosexuality

Hi Chownah: This is getting a little out of topic haha, and im no expert, but to name a few in comparision with vaginal intercourse: -prevalence of individuals who experience extreme pain during anal sex. -prevalence of rectal tissue tearing in comparision with vaginal tearing. -prevalence of disea...