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by Pseudobabble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Structured Debate Question #1
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Structured Debate Question #1

Thank you form, R1111, polarbear for your replies. I will read through the suttas quoted in detail when I have little more time. What I cannot understand about cessation is -- Does craving cease or does suffering from craving cease? Let me illustrate with an example -- There is a hot stove and if I...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone, I've just joined, but I've been reading these forums for 2+ years now. I want to thank everyone here for creating a great community and resource for people learning the Middle Way, especially the mods for keeping the place clean with a light touch, and to the Bhikkus for being Bhikkus o...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Lord Darth Vader
Replies: 25
Views: 4088

Re: Lord Darth Vader

BasementBuddhist wrote:Yeah, I doubt the Dark Lord is anywhere near the fourth Jhana. He is too busy force choking subordinates to have any time to preform meditation. Unless he is starting his own school, wherein mindfulness training is focused on the force choke.
Darth Vader wrote: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
by Pseudobabble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How many of you are solitary Buddhists?
Replies: 41
Views: 7057

Re: How many of you are solitary Buddhists?

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the Rhinoceros [Horn] Sutta.

An appropriate verse:
We praise companionship
— yes!
Those on a par, or better,
should be chosen as friends.
If they're not to be found,
living faultlessly,
wander alone
like a rhinoceros.
by Pseudobabble
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Structured Debate/Discussion Thread (Experimental)
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Structured Debate/Discussion Thread (Experimental)

Breaking the Rules: If a participant is clearly breaking the rules, especially the red and blue ones ones, he is to be deemed unfit to further participate in the discussion. He should be able to redeem himself if he acknowledges and addresses what deserves adressing. It will be up to the people par...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Strange Experiences in Meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 6220

Re: Strange Experiences in Meditation

Hey there! I’ve got some questions regarding recent experiences in my meditation practice, preferably from someone more experienced than I am. ... Today something strange happened. My body startet to feel really small, from the neck downwards. At the same time my head felt really big. Like these ac...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Extreme shaking and movement of the head and limbs and Jhana
Replies: 11
Views: 3907

Re: Extreme shaking and movement of the head and limbs and J

Hi j0rrit and others. Did you take these instructions from some book? If so which book is this? Thank you! Metta for all beings. It seems to be from an email course of some kind, but the method looks to be similar to Leigh Brasington's. He has a book called Right Concentration which you can find on...