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by Pondera
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My Path
Replies: 0
Views: 21

My Path

I’m going public with my approach to meditation. The reason I think it’s Buddhist meditation is because I’ve confirmed all the steps with the Upanisa Sutta. The reason I put it in “Connections to other Paths” is that it was developed by my self and it uses “chakras”. However, I do not use the term “...
by Pondera
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordaining with HIV & Anxiety Disorder
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Ordaining with HIV & Anxiety Disorder

? Well, if you qualify for long term disability (I don’t know) you could just go sramana style and live the secluded life. Even if you don’t qualify for disability - you could get on welfare and do it that way. Of course, you wouldn’t have any companions in the holy life - much less teachers to gui...
by Pondera
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 111
Views: 3142

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

also known as lying to oneself Dr. Steve Brule on life after death. https://media1.tenor.com/images/cc2aacd77fc2bb11900cc05e55c7c4b2/tenor.gif?itemid=11799877 based on his hairdo, who cares what he says? That’s DOCTOR Steve Brule you’re talking about ya hunk! Better watch it, or Brule ‘l spank your...
by Pondera
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordaining with HIV & Anxiety Disorder
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Ordaining with HIV & Anxiety Disorder

My back up plan, in case my marriage ever failed, was to live on the streets via my disability status (I have schizophrenia). At over $1000 dollars a month, I could easily live a beggars life. Heck. I wouldn’t even have to beg. A couple of problems. The cold. I live in the North West and it gets col...
by Pondera
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: 5 kinds of reasons to ordain as Bhikkhu
Replies: 7
Views: 3723

Re: 5 kinds of reasons to ordain as Bhikkhu

Ordain as Dullabba Monks to Gain Benefits And so I ask the Buddha: Sir, there are many different professional fields. These include elephant riders, cavalry, charioteers, archers, bannermen, adjutants, food servers, warrior-chiefs, princes, chargers, great warriors, heroes, leather-clad soldiers, a...
by Pondera
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 111
Views: 3142

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

cappuccino wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:04 pm
DNS wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:57 pm Secular buddhism = who cares, there's no rebirth anyway.
also known as lying to oneself
Dr. Steve Brule on life after death.
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by Pondera
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Meditation According to the Abhidharma Mahāvibhāṣa Śāstra
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Meditation According to the Abhidharma Mahāvibhāṣa Śāstra

Third jhana:

“... he experiences with pleasure with the body ...”

:shrug:
by Pondera
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu Nanananda converted. Disciples did not.
Replies: 44
Views: 842

Re: Bhikkhu Nanananda converted. Disciples did not.

Greetings, This is obviously a lie.I've met venerable Nananada and last I met him was two weeks prior to his death. I've spoken with venerable Subhuthi who took care of him. I am in contact with couple of people who visit the Aranya on a weekly basis. His contemporary and disciple Ven. Dhammajeeva ...
by Pondera
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu Nanananda converted. Disciples did not.
Replies: 44
Views: 842

Re: Bhikkhu Nanananda converted. Disciples did not.

This is obviously a lie.I've met venerable Nananada and last I met him was two weeks prior to his death. I've spoken with venerable Subhuthi who took care of him. I am in contact with couple of people who visit the Aranya on a weekly basis. His contemporary and disciple Ven. Dhammajeeva still relie...
by Pondera
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: i dont like the term 'unbound'
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: i dont like the term 'unbound'

Take for example the utterance of all Arahant upon realizing Nibbana He directly knew: “Destroyed is birth, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more for this state of being.” And the Venerable Bahiya became one of the arahants. Or take for example: "Thus in t...
by Pondera
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: i dont like the term 'unbound'
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: i dont like the term 'unbound'

Consciousness is not awareness. Consciousness is a technical term used to link sense faculty with sense object. When mind objects cease to register with mind faculty because mind-consciousness has also ceased - then we still have mind. Mind cannot be destroyed. It can be released from the skhandas h...
by Pondera
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: i dont like the term 'unbound'
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: i dont like the term 'unbound'

We are bound to the skhandas. When there is no perception or feeling of the skhandas we are “unbound”.

I love this phrase. I find “extinguished” very hard to separate from “annihilated”.

“Unbound” is also similar to “released” in a way that “extinguished” cannot capture or relate.
by Pondera
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Dare mighty things
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Dare mighty things

If humans do not learn how to bend space time to the extent that we are able to populate the entire cosmos, then the whole human race can consider itself a failure. Yes, we are a virus. Yes, we destroy, pollute, and waste away every part of the earth we come into contact to. And no, sending a little...
by Pondera
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Proposed solution to the Jhana Wars debate
Replies: 123
Views: 1895

Re: Proposed solution to the Jhana Wars debate

If I may. "'I tell you, the ending of the mental fermentations depends on the first jhana.' Thus it has been said. In reference to what was it said? There is the case where a monk, secluded from sensuality, secluded from unskillful qualities, enters & remains in the first jhana: rapture & pleasure b...
by Pondera
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Guided meditations for anicca, dukkha, anatta

One thing first for illustrative purposes "'I tell you, the ending of the mental fermentations depends on the first jhana.' Thus it has been said. In reference to what was it said? There is the case where a monk, secluded from sensuality, secluded from unskillful qualities, enters & remains in the f...