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by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do devas and brahmas look?
Replies: 21
Views: 336

how do devas and brahmas look?

in many sutta it is given that brahma is light but some brahma has form? how do sensual plane deva looks? like our world ancient Indian king? how do celestial nymph look? has anyone seen them in meditation or they appeared to you? any description about their physical aggregate features shown in sutta?
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long to attain first jhana?
Replies: 98
Views: 1119

Re: How long to attain first jhana?

I don't fully understand your comment, are you saying that grasping is a result of the 3 poisons? If so I agree, but this isn't what you said earlier. Nimittas and grasping are two different things. I would say grasping is a characteristic of unwise/improper attention. Also do you have any more Rhy...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long to attain first jhana?
Replies: 98
Views: 1119

Re: How long to attain first jhana?

I don't understand your point, you're still supposed to master the signs of the mind as per Chef's cook sutta, and only deal with giving up signs all together at the end of the path, upon attaining arahantship. One cannot ignore the gradual training. I don't say about ignoring gradual training. I s...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did mogollana actually travel to hell to save his mother?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Did mogollana actually travel to hell to save his mother?

Sāriputta’s mom attained stream entry? Yes, but his mother from a previous life was reborn as a peta, and that peta was seen by Moggallāna, who shared merits for her benefit. The Commentaries give more details. The Buddha returned to Sāvatthi after his last Rains Retreat (vassa) in Beḷuvagāma. Sāri...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?

robertk wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:17 pm An ayukappa, the range of human life at that time.
during buddha time? 100 years or 100 billion years?
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did mogollana actually travel to hell to save his mother?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Did mogollana actually travel to hell to save his mother?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:10 pm I think there is a misunderstanding here. Moggallāna apparently rescued Sāriputta's mother from a previous life.
sariputta mom attained stream entry?
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: how can i live for an aeon or the remainder of an aeon?

with psychic power? (from https://archive.org/details/DialoguesOfTheBuddha-Part3/)Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 10.38.54 AM.pngScreen Shot 2020-11-27 at 10.39.26 AM.png he should will let this aggregates continuation go on and his life energy will be boosted for that range for eon or something.. his li...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does vegan never kill another being?
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Does vegan never kill another being?

I like chicken curry so what? I never killed it..
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How does Buddhism explain Hindu moksha and Shaktih
Replies: 29
Views: 362

Re: How does Buddhism explain Hindu moksha and Shaktih

Thanks.what I ment by the Kalpataru Shaktih is to manifest anything into reality meaning events,peoples decisions and Fate.this type of siddhis is not possible from a orthodox Buddhist POV because otherwise Buddhas our of their limitless compassion would have saved all beings according to what I’ve...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Strictly searching for this sutta pls help
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Strictly searching for this sutta pls help

For long time, I have tried to search this sutta the sutta is instruction given by Ven. Ananda or Ven. Sariputta the content is the instructor says form, perception, feelings, mental formation and conciseness comes to complete end without reminder when the cause and condition for it cease without re...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long to attain first jhana?
Replies: 98
Views: 1119

Re: How long to attain first jhana?

There is a proverb or ancient saying... suffering leads to either noble search
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Age limits
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Age limits

mind based attainments are accessible any time if mastery in attaining is done Your profile says you are 24. It goes downhill fast when you reach 25. You should hurry up. I promise at 45 things are way different. Especially if you have had to do factory work for a few years. I hear long distance tr...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Age limits
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Age limits

Hi, I looked through past threads but haven't found anything. I wonder if there's age limitations to attainments such as appana samadhi, after developing an air con style piti, a big sukha and subsequent jhana absorption. This is because the body is less energetic with age, less fresh in the mornin...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 34
Views: 357

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

Hi, My father has oral cancer stage 4 and just found out about 1 month ago. Before that the doctor just gave my father pain killers, they didnt care because it was free service and my father use to live alone so it wasnt until my brother took him to good paid hospital that we found out. Alright, so...
by confusedlayman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Is it possible to accept Nagarjuna's argument and remain a Theravadan?"
Replies: 190
Views: 1720

Re: "Is it possible to accept Nagarjuna's argument and remain a Theravadan?"

Spiny Norman wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:02 am Can anyone explain in a nutshell what Nargajuna's argument is?
he says u can't label or pinpoint anything due to ever changing, no essence in anything

hence all thoughts are concepts rooted in illusion.