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by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mom dejected about my decision to ordain
Replies: 42
Views: 3834

Re: Mom dejected about my decision to ordain

If you have a lot of doubts, it is better to postpone the ordination. A man who is fit and ready to ordain wouldn't be asking in an online forum whether he should ordain or not. Yes. It does not happen that a person has no doubts while he is not yet Arya. But we cannot know how strong a person is i...
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 545
Views: 160518

Re: Jhana

There are fairly objective ways to weed out states that are definitely not jhana. For example, if at least one of the obstacles arises, then it is not jhana, if there are no jhana factors, then it is not jhana. Finally, in the first jhana there is no perception of bodily pain, i.e. a person can sit...
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3324

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

In life (nibbana with residual fuel) - yes. As for the final nibbana without residue: "Consciousness is impermanent, both of the past and the future, not to speak of the present. Seeing thus, bhikkhus, the instructed noble disciple is indifferent towards consciousness of the past; he does not seek d...
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mom dejected about my decision to ordain
Replies: 42
Views: 3834

Re: Mom dejected about my decision to ordain

If you have a lot of doubts, it is better to postpone the ordination. If they are not there, then do what you see fit without listening to those who discourage you. Any worldly skills that you supposedly miss if you return to worldly life, etc. - it's all empty. On the subject of your love and affec...
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Guidance on Anger
Replies: 22
Views: 23968

Re: Guidance on Anger

About the situation with water. It seems so petty that it is even strange that it causes anger. Some people generally do not enjoy such luxury as hot water, especially in warm countries. You can simply dial in the basin of warm water in advance and when the wife is started to manipulate the taps, si...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 5163

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

I am not equating having faith with bowing a burning incense.Those two are not the same to me.I just said people with devotion or faith temperament meaning they would benefit the most from bowing to statues because it inspires their mind while meditating inspires my mind. This is normal. The image ...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Maintaining correct spine in both standing and sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Maintaining correct spine in both standing and sitting

form wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:43 pm The sutta mention spine?
In the suttas it says: sits with the body straightened (ujuṃ kāyaṃ) and legs crossed.
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 2012

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

It seems to me that just penetrating the 4NT will be enough to get beyond Dukka. So what are the other stuff doing in the nikayas? The suttas appear to say stream-entry was attained from penetrating the 4NTs ( SN 56.11 ) and arahantship was attained from penetrating the three characteristics ( SN 2...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 2012

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

Srilankaputra wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 pmMight I ask what is the relationship of an Arahant with the Noble Truths, who has finished the task, laid down the burden and achieved the goal of the holy life?
He is not attached to them, but he cannot commit acts contrary to the Dhamma, nor can he teach in contrary to the Four Truths.
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 2012

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

Even Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold path is a fabrication as a knowledge. Buddha taught only the fabricated knowledge required for the liberation. Dhamma - akālika (timeless). All buddhas, in all times, in all world systems, in all cycles of existence - always open the same Dhamma, the s...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1096

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Harmful conviction and habits need to be eradicated. The ill will is this one of the shackles, closing to progress along the Path.
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 545
Views: 160518

Re: Jhana

There are fairly objective ways to weed out states that are definitely not jhana. For example, if at least one of the obstacles arises, then it is not jhana, if there are no jhana factors, then it is not jhana. Finally, in the first jhana there is no perception of bodily pain, i.e. a person can sit ...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 5163

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Hi, Akashad. Practice at home, come to the monastery to give food to the monks and listen to the Dhamma. There is no need to participate in the rituals, if they do not inspire you, but rather cause despondency. Thanks,i will follow your advice. :anjali: But still, it is necessary to develop faith i...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 5163

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Hi, Akashad.

Practice at home, come to the monastery to give food to the monks and listen to the Dhamma. There is no need to participate in the rituals, if they do not inspire you, but rather cause despondency.
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone welcomes suffering?
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Anyone welcomes suffering?

No need to specifically expose yourself to suffering (moderate ascetic practices do not count). Life itself will add pain. Some doctors joke that if after 40 years, you have no chronic diseases and nothing hurts from time to time, it means that you have already died.