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by jabalí
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city
Replies: 24
Views: 3267

Re: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city

My preceptor, Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw, may have been an Arahant. Many believed it to be so, but it is mere speculation and hearsay. I could relate an anecdote to illustrate that he was apparently free from fear, but inferences from anecdotes are not direct knowledge of the mental state of another....
by jabalí
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 9847

Re: Venerable Dhammanando's video

Im trying to find a sutta says that the nature of phenomena is rising-persisting-falling, but I cannot, could you send me a link? I think its in the Anguttara nikaya? "And what is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to mindfulness & alertness? There is the case wh...
by jabalí
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 9847

Venerable Dhammanando's video

I came across this video of Venerable Dhammanando by chance, where he gives meditation instructions that someone translates into another language.
by jabalí
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Questions on mindfulness meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 6340

Re: Questions on mindfulness meditation

So, my questions... why paying attention to bodily movements in such activities, wouldn’t doing that cause us to not pay attention of the road (in the case of driving) ...? Yes, indeed. It is very dangerous advice to practise Mahasi meditation when driving a car. The OP refers to Mahasati meditatio...
by jabalí
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?
Replies: 26
Views: 10828

Re: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?

Genuine Buddhist texts teach the practice that leads to the end of suffering. Any teacher who teaches in this regard will be teaching according to genuine Buddhist texts. Now, if one seeks to be satisfied with any teacher who teaches just passages from the suttas, that is different. So, for example,...
by jabalí
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Taungpulu Sayadaw
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Taungpulu Sayadaw

Bob Stahl was his student. He teaches the contemplation of the 32 parts of the body.

https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/268/
by jabalí
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?
Replies: 32
Views: 8158

Re: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?

... and says that one can achieve nirvana while living this life and enjoying life, by 'just' realizing the emptiness of everything and not being emotionally attached to pleasure or repulsed by pains.
... and a enlightened teacher can drink alcohol and have sex with his students because of that...
by jabalí
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 6562

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

I intend to enter therapy
Words from a Buddhist meditation teacher

The truth is that Dhamma is hard, deep and subtle. It is definitely not a set of meditation techniques seasoned with some comfortable philosophy.
by jabalí
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: STED 31asb: 31 flavors of asubha, 31 body parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: STED 31asb: 31 flavors of asubha, 31 body parts

The list of 32 parts is an example, not an incantation. There is nothing wrong with reflecting in another order or on other parts.
by jabalí
Sun May 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: will Buddhism finally ended up as a self-deceiving religion like others
Replies: 46
Views: 3886

Re: will Buddhism finally ended up as a self-deceiving religion like others

Furthermore, there are suttas where the Buddha gives examples of proper meditation like the sutta on focusing on a bowl on your head (single objectness) while someone walks behind you with a sword, if you drop some oil, you will lose your head. Or the suttas of 6 animals representing the 6 senses, ...
by jabalí
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 1585
Views: 295614

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

In particular, it says nothing about ardency. If you see the sutta as a complete explanation of mindfulness, this might lead you to believe that you don’t need to use ardent effort.
:shock: Really?
by jabalí
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?
Replies: 13
Views: 1916

Re: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?

Mahasi Sayadaw's instructions are about how to realise that all is burning.

https://suttacentral.net/sn35.28/en/sujato
by jabalí
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Laurence Carroll (U Dhammaloka). The first western Buddhist monk?
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Laurence Carroll (U Dhammaloka). The first western Buddhist monk?

It is no surprise really that for the last 100 years many Buddhist studies expert have cited the Englishman Alan Bennet (known as Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya) as being the first western Buddhist monk, when in fact Dhammaloka was there long before him. Dhammaloka was simply unacknowledged by the history...
by jabalí
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Abdomen meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Abdomen meditation?

There is no abdomen. Only movement, pressure, hotness, coldness...
So wherever you focus on the body, all is the same.