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by confusedlayman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 33
Views: 2065

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

he will not fear about his next 7 life.. he don't fear about rebirth as he will be powerful god or king of humans or monk with progressive attainments
by confusedlayman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: how many suttas untranslated?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

how many suttas untranslated?

in access to insight website they say some suttas are not available in English and is it they were untranslated???

how will English reading sutta people understand the untranslated sutta?

who will translate and when? maybe untranslated sutta give more insight than translated one?
by confusedlayman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has Nagarjuna been straw-manly & caricaturedly appropriated by [some or all] Mahayana-ish sects?
Replies: 116
Views: 1259

Re: Has Nagarjuna been straw-manly & caricaturedly appropriated by [some or all] Mahayana-ish sects?

SteRo wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:34 am
mikenz66 wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:03 am ...
Nagarjuna wrote:na saṁsārasya nirvāṇāt kiṁ cid asti viśeṣaṇaṁ
There is nothing whatsoever of samsara distinguishing (it) from nirvana.
Don't know what he is comparing here.
what is clear light? what is pure cognition or unobstructed cognition? what is dissolved cognition? are they all same?
by confusedlayman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana
Replies: 78
Views: 1940

Re: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana

Dhammanando wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:12 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:11 pm What difference between ajhan brahm and pauauk jhana?
According to the OP:

PS maintains that the mind's object when in jhāna is the counterpart sign (paṭibhāga nimitta).

AB maintains that it's pīti and sukha.
I think ajhan brahm is correct
by confusedlayman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana
Replies: 78
Views: 1940

Re: Ajahn Brahmavamso's Dark Jhana

I recently spoke with a monk who was ordained at na-uyana who will be appointed as a Pa-Auk teacher after the pandemic ends. I asked him to read my post because as a teacher he will encounter those who read and listen to Ajahn Brahm's talks and it will be a hindrance to attaining Pa-Auk taught Jhan...
by confusedlayman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 1246

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

The fact that we can be woken up by a loud noise clearly shows that the brain is still receiving and processing sounds while we're asleep. So it's as if consciousness is in "stand-by mode", ready to respond when necessary. The suttas only describe waking consciousness, though there is bhavanga in t...
by confusedlayman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 1246

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

The fact that we can be woken up by a loud noise clearly shows that the brain is still receiving and processing sounds while we're asleep. So it's as if consciousness is in "stand-by mode", ready to respond when necessary. The suttas only describe waking consciousness, though there is bhavanga in t...
by confusedlayman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?
Replies: 68
Views: 1246

Re: Did Ajahn Chah teach eternal citta or otherwise eternalism?

It is useful to read this new re-translation of Ajahn Chah's talk "The Knower" by Ajahn Thanissaro which is more accurate than previous versions and clarifies a number of subtle points: Question: When contemplating this way, as we normally say, it really is contemplation, right? You have to use tho...
by confusedlayman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: first jhāna is easy. all you need to do is relax (passaddhi/pacification)
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: first jhāna is easy. all you need to do is relax (passaddhi/pacification)

on keeping the body still in a sitting posture, that's a useful technique under certain conditions to accomplish certain goals, but not a good general rule suitable for all stages of meditation and all postures. Especially, don't force your body to be completely still if it compromises your ability...
by confusedlayman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Tadatmananda
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

Re: Swami Tadatmananda

Whatever his point, he misrepresents the Buddha, repeating a common misconception. The Buddha in his Dhamma proposes the way beyond. Could you spell out the misconception? How could he have made the point more clearly? Well, I have quoted the misconception. He is confusing the conventional actualit...
by confusedlayman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm looking for friends in the dhamma...
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: I'm looking for friends in the dhamma...

being in India and raised here, still I never met any buddhist monk and spoke here ... we only need to go far places if goal is sincere if not there is always internet.
by confusedlayman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: first jhāna is easy. all you need to do is relax (passaddhi/pacification)
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: first jhāna is easy. all you need to do is relax (passaddhi/pacification)

Inedible wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:38 am What are you using to participate here if not scientific equipment?
Buddha mever used those tricks.. he told mindfullness of breath ...
by confusedlayman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: first jhāna is easy. all you need to do is relax (passaddhi/pacification)
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: first jhāna is easy. all you need to do is relax (passaddhi/pacification)

There was a course on using waking sleep paralysis to have lucid dreams and OBEs called Lucidology. It has advice on converting partial sleep paralysis to full inability to move. And I think the ability to come out of jhana quickly is one of the masteries. To start with, get a digital recorder and ...
by confusedlayman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: mind mastery and unreplusiveness?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

mind mastery and unreplusiveness?

37. For if a bhikkhu with cankers destroyed possesses this kind of success, then when in the case of a disagreeable object he is practicing pervasion with loving-kindness or giving attention to it as elements, he dwells perceiving the unrepulsive; or when in the case of an agreeable object he is pra...
by confusedlayman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about the Vimuttimagga
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Questions about the Vimuttimagga

Thanks, a great quote. But, the translator (or anyone) who had written that point on Buddhanusati in the Introduction to the book was plainly wrong, totally failing at the point put forward by Ven. Upatissa. I couldn't even believe. Regarding Buddhanusati: from Vimuttimagga Q. How is it that one wh...