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by hermitwin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Entering jhana 1.
Replies: 52
Views: 27156

Re: Entering jhana 1.

Check this out. Leigh Brasington is an expert on jhana meditation.

https://tricycle.org/magazine/mind-pure ... nd-bright/
by hermitwin
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty

What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty?
by hermitwin
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Incest.
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Incest.

Is incest between consenting adults breaking any precept? Assuming both are not married or divorced.
by hermitwin
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 15
Views: 1142

Neutering animals.

My good friend is an animal lover.
Is there bad Karma when animal lovers neuter the animals?
by hermitwin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My first jhana
Replies: 16
Views: 3033

My first jhana

While I’ve not mastered the first jhana, I did experience it very briefly once (and only once, for reasons I’ll explain later): Ajahn Brahm calls it a “yoyo jhana” because the meditator goes briefly into the jhana, gets so excited, and the excitement then bounces the meditator straight out of the jh...
by hermitwin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 5135

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

I will just enjoy life to the fullest. Drugs, sex , crime, etc.
Who cares ? You only live once.
by hermitwin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A young monks ' experience
Replies: 3
Views: 829

A young monks ' experience

This guy wanted to live in a forest monastery for 2 weeks. It didn't go as planned. Listen to his story starting at
5:16.

By the way, his father is a billionaire.

by hermitwin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation experience
Replies: 18
Views: 1839

Meditation experience

Dear friends, as I enter the next phase of my life, I will have more time for meditation. I hope you can share your experiences about meditation. Your success and "failures". What worked for you and what didn't. Hopefully this Info can help me and others who are interested in meditation. Thanks
by hermitwin
Thu May 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha disapprove the use of Mantras
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Buddha disapprove the use of Mantras

In his Dhamma talk, bhante Dhammavuddho mentioned that Buddha disapprove the use of Mantras as practised by the brahmins. Does anyone know which is the relevant sutta on this issue?
by hermitwin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 53
Views: 7278

Re: Rebirth

according to ajahn brahm, you can see your previous lives in meditation, and when you see it, you will not have any more doubts. i cant see my previous lives. but if life is a continuum, its only logical that we will still exist after death. i think the analogy of our childhood experiences is approp...
by hermitwin
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Burmese monks, pa auk tradition chant at funerals?
Replies: 0
Views: 452

What do Burmese monks, pa auk tradition chant at funerals?

Where can I find the pali and English version? Thanks
by hermitwin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 919
Views: 179151

Re: Free will in Buddhism - technically explained

There is no free will. Everything is conditioned. Every thing you say or do is influenced by your past. Instead of free will, it's conditioned will.
by hermitwin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?
Replies: 42
Views: 11625

Re: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?

The suttas is full of accounts of people who attained Enlightenment while listening to Buddha. Enlightenment is like a fruit, when the conditions are right it ripens, it drops ...
by hermitwin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions regarding my intent to ordain
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

Re: Questions regarding my intent to ordain

I don't think you need to tell anyone you are gay. If you are sincere about ordination, I believe you will learn to deal with the problems. Nobody is perfect. No monk is perfect. Just try your best.