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by Pondera
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sub-consciousness notions in dream
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: sub-consciousness notions in dream

Could be. For me, I find I am going about my day and an element from a dream the night before will manifest in my imagination. I also find that an easy way to fall asleep is to clear one’s third eye (brow chakra). Given these two things, I am inclined to believe that dreams are manifestations of eve...
by Pondera
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1131

Re: we are all inter-connected

Coëmgenu wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:25 am Look to the top of page 4 :spy:
Indeed. I suppose it did no good.
by Pondera
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: cessation of consciousness

Can you please suggest how 'cessation' in this context brings about cessation of NamaRupa? The same meaning. Regards :) When we say NamaRupa ceases it would mean Nama=contact, feeling, perception, attention, intention (all mental activities) and Rupa=4 great primaries and their derivatives would ce...
by Pondera
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1131

Re: we are all inter-connected

Perhaps this sheds light on your disagreement: "And what is the earth property? The earth property can be either internal or external. What is the internal earth property?}[3] Anything internal, within oneself, that's hard, solid, & sustained [by craving]: head hairs, body hairs, nails, teeth, skin,...
by Pondera
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Piti and heat
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Piti and heat

I am from Thailand and I am currently practicing Anapanasati 16. First I take long breath and then the breath gets shorter and shorter. When it gets very short and I can notice the breath very well, Piti will arise and breath will disappear (can no longer feel it). Two types of Piti happen to me. O...
by Pondera
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1131

Re: we are all inter-connected

By contrast, the fact that there may be some lobster crawling about on the bed of the North Atlantic who happens to have been my Auntie Edna in its former life doesn't amount to a connection that matters. Unless you found your self in Juneau Alaska accepting Lobster alms from a layperson and by som...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: cessation of consciousness
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: cessation of consciousness

There is mind. There is mind-object. There is mind-consciousness. Take away mind-consciousness and there is still mind and mind object. However there is no contact. Where there is no contact there is “cessation of perception and feeling”. Buddha also taught consciousness is everywhere - surrounding ...
by Pondera
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 2368

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:03 am
Pondera wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:51 am
That’s no ordinary virus. I mean, look at the bones!
:jumping:
:spy: inside joke. Those who get it will get it. Those who don’t get it will have to watch more British Comedy from the previous century. :rofl:
by Pondera
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 2368

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

Always shocks me to see the level of ignorance about the basic science of immunizations flying around on the internet, even on Buddhist forums. :cry: Makes me want to set my Physicians Assistant degree on fire. I'll be getting the shot as soon as I can. I have chronic health conditions but the roll...
by Pondera
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How The Dunning Kruger Effect Buddhist?
Replies: 19
Views: 4131

Re: How The Dunning Kruger Effect Buddhist?

How The Dunning Kruger Effect Buddhist? ie: Overestimation or underestimation of your attainment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJz66wm95-M I fine very often that those who boast the most about their attainments end up having the most appalling understanding of Dhamma, coupled with repulsive beha...
by Pondera
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question on Buddha enlightenment process
Replies: 36
Views: 1908

Re: Question on Buddha enlightenment process

Did Einstien discover E=mc2 in stages? Yes, and he had a lot of help getting there. And that equation is the reason we have a theoretical understanding of atomic weapons. Some may argue that without this discovery the road to atomic weapons might not have been paved. Why are we comparing Einstein t...
by Pondera
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Unintentional bad thoughts about Buddha
Replies: 26
Views: 5713

Re: Unintentional bad thoughts about Buddha

The mind is neurotic. For example - you may hear something on the radio - like pedophiles are in the community and the people there are concerned about their children. And what happens? We think “am I a pedophile? Do I like little children? What if I’m a pedophile? What if?!!!” The mind does this to...
by Pondera
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: meditation pain
Replies: 30
Views: 17256

Re: meditation pain

What typifies your obsession with the breath? Is it the sound? The bodily movements involved? I typically don’t mediate on breath. However, I have a technique which might work for you. Focus on your breathing diaphragm. Focus on simply releasing tension in that area. Pay no attention to the breath. ...
by Pondera
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Sona - 32 years a monk
Replies: 3
Views: 7791

Re: Ajahn Sona - 32 years a monk

I saw him in person, back in 2014 (as I recall). Kamloops, British Columbia. He had just spent a Winter in complete isolation. This was his first public talk since that time. I had travelled hours to be there. The man was happy, chirp full, - it may have been my imagination - however it was as if a ...
by Pondera
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kalāpa in the Four Nikāyas
Replies: 57
Views: 6394

Re: Kalāpa in the Four Nikāyas

I heard Pa Auk made an excuse about MN 111 that only Sariputta was special enough to do 'jhana' in that way described in MN 111. Then take a look at AN 9.36. It's talking about everyone, not just Sariputta. And there are a number of other suttas corroborating, if one is willing to actually not be a...