Search found 712 matches

by Pseudobabble
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New book: Motivation and Effort in Buddhist Soteriology
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: New book: Motivation and Effort in Buddhist Soteriology

Hi everyone. Highly recommended new book by venerable Mahaviveka. Webpage: https://mahaviveka.wordpress.com/mebs/ Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Motivation-Effort-in-Buddhist-Soteriology-2730011497070459/ Hi. Where is the PDF located? How can the book be read? Thanks There's a download link at th...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New book: Motivation and Effort in Buddhist Soteriology
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: New book: Motivation and Effort in Buddhist Soteriology

budo wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Pseudobabble wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:05 am This book is really good, I recommend it.
Can you share which part you liked the most?
I skipped straight to the sections on Iddhipādā and Sammappadhānā, 6.1 and 6.2.
by Pseudobabble
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?
Replies: 53
Views: 4507

Re: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?

Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma? Dhamma is natural truth or natural law. Buddhism appears to be a social construct, generally a "religion". :goodpost: Dhamma seems to me to be a description of how to see, and operate according to, the laws of reality and human involvement in it, in a ...
by Pseudobabble
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.
Replies: 27
Views: 3790

Re: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.

I doubt there is any jhana-claimer on any Buddhist chatsite that has reached true jhana :rofl: It's true. The really smart players are advised to imply their attainments, without actually claiming them. Dhammic humblebrag is a difficult and esoteric practice, but not beyond the dedicated DW member ...
by Pseudobabble
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.
Replies: 27
Views: 3790

Re: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.

DooDoot wrote: Thu May 30, 2019 3:20 am I doubt there is any jhana-claimer on any Buddhist chatsite that has reached true jhana
:rofl:
by Pseudobabble
Fri May 24, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 2016

Re: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation

Yes I would also like you to define some terms practically, it would help a lot with knowing what to do.
by Pseudobabble
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 66846

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

And yes, there is anti-feminism in the Dhamma, for example the suttas Anuruddha sutta and Uggaha Sutta: (1) “So then, girls, you should train yourselves thus: ‘To whichever husband our parents give us—doing so out of a desire for our good, seeking our welfare, taking compassion on us, acting out of...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

All this talk of nimittas reminded me of my first experiences of meditation, and inspired me to make a kasina again. Now I am reminded of how effective they are. Thanks budo! Ill report on my experiences in a day or two
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

So I meditated again focusing on first person circular radius, breath in nose, and between eye brows, and passadhi (tranquility) set in very quickly. Visual nimitta arose very quickly but was not stable. Unfortunately my cellphone rang and snapped me out of it after 45 minutes. So I'm going to try ...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Uncle wants to move in...
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Re: Uncle wants to move in...

Before you sleep, put pins on the floor by your door.
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

So I tried focusing between the eyebrows and my breath , and I noticed that passaddhi (tranquility) set in much faster, and I will continue to experiment with and report back and I remember doing this several years ago and getting interesting results. Try it out! Could you expand a little on what y...
by Pseudobabble
Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati Experimentation
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Anapanasati Experimentation

I will try this tonight.
by Pseudobabble
Wed May 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 10136

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

Whatever it means it shows that women can be interested in sex only. No at all. It means seeking sex as a means to a certain end. Please try to not fool or beguile men; many of whom are struggling with relationships and even pornography. When I worked retreats at Ven Buddhadasa's monastery, I had t...
by Pseudobabble
Wed May 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you met the Awakened One
Replies: 18
Views: 1966

Re: If you met the Awakened One

Saddhā wrote: Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 am If you met the Buddha and had the chance to ask only one question what would you ask?
Like James, ask for advice.