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by 2600htz
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Hindrances in meditation

Hi: Do you get like sexual images, sexual thoughts while meditating? , is that the hindrance?. Regards. No. I am able to go into rapture when I meditate and such thoughts do not disturb me as long as I am meditating. Quite obviously, as a house holder, I cannot devote unlimited time to meditation. ...
by 2600htz
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 15407

Re: Hindrances in meditation

Hi:

Do you get like sexual images, sexual thoughts while meditating? , is that the hindrance?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravada for lay people
Replies: 46
Views: 15276

Re: Theravada for lay people

Hi: Not sure what you mean, but sound like overthinking. The Buddha was a monastic, and the teaching is lived at the highest standard as a monastic, but there is plenty of domain for lay people, just like there is plenty of domain for someone that is not a body builder at a gym, and plenty of use of...
by 2600htz
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 14185

Re: Big beings?

Also, there is a sutta where the Buddha explains "there can only be one Buddha at a time per Solar System". So it is fair to assume there are Buddhas in other solar systems, where pretty much same thing happens. Regards. I'm pretty sure it's not one Buddha at a time per Solar System. I remember mor...
by 2600htz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 14185

Re: Big beings?

Hi: Like dinosaurs?. If you mean previous beings like humans with larger lifespans that appear on the suttas, its so long ago that there are no fossils. Regards. but are they in our earth or another planet before big bang? In AN 5.180, the Buddha smiles while arriving at certain place. Ananda ask h...
by 2600htz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Big beings?
Replies: 21
Views: 14185

Re: Big beings?

Hi:

Like dinosaurs?. If you mean previous beings like humans with larger lifespans that appear on the suttas, its so long ago that there are no fossils.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greed problem (lobha)
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: Greed problem (lobha)

Hi:

I would advice to be successful financially before ordaining, but this is no rule. It depends on your personality, life history, family situation, the role you are supposed to have in relationship to mother,father, sons, etc.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: need help with this ideology
Replies: 17
Views: 5117

Re: need help with this ideology

Hi: Even if "doing nothing" could be possible, it is impossible to exhaust all previous kamma. Also, "doing nothing" does not cut the underlying tendency to greed, hatred or delusion which brings renewal of being. Arahants have intention, if they wish they stay in some place, if they wish they go, e...
by 2600htz
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Goal of life.
Replies: 14
Views: 3835

Re: Goal of life.

Hi: ...some knows and pursue, some don't know and get caught by sense pleasures chasing and cravings. Or some may even know but don't have much conviction and disregard it. I would add. Some believe in nibbana and have conviction, they don´t get caught so much on sense pleasures, but on ideas and es...
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Re: What is Buddha's view on crime and punishment, including prison and death penalty

Hi: This is some advice given by the Buddha in a previous life, at that time he was a high priest giving advice to the king. It was on how to deal with bandits. The advice was followed and ripped in good results. Even so, i dont think imprisonment, confiscation or banishment is a bad thing to do to ...
by 2600htz
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: idle chatter
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Re: idle chatter

Hi: Idle chatter is basically any talk that is not talk about dhamma, or talk that it "does not come from the heart". As lay persons of course we need some chit chat in order to mantain relationships, and we also need to talk about our jobs. But its mostly directed to people that are addicted to sma...
by 2600htz
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Contemplating impermanence
Replies: 33
Views: 22743

Re: Contemplating impermanence

Hi: Hmm i would not say there is absolutely no meditation while "thinking about impermanence", it can sink some concepts and tune some perspectives (like when reading a sutta), but i would also not call it a complete meditation. And just sitting thinking about impermanence without a context will ca...
by 2600htz
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Contemplating impermanence
Replies: 33
Views: 22743

Re: Contemplating impermanence

Hi: Hmm i would not say there is absolutely no meditation while "thinking about impermanence", it can sink some concepts and tune some perspectives (like when reading a sutta), but i would also not call it a complete meditation. And just sitting thinking about impermanence without a context will cau...
by 2600htz
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha make mistakes?
Replies: 59
Views: 30402

Re: Did the Buddha make mistakes?

Hi: An epithet of a Buddha is 'That Blessed One is such since he is arahant and Fully Enlightened, perfect in true knowledge and conduct , sublime, knower of worlds, incomparable teacher of men to be tamed, teacher of gods and humans, enlightened, blessed. Thats something even arahants dont have. A ...
by 2600htz
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 19159

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hi: What you said is true (it is easier to be happy about other people´s success when you also have it). So the advice would be: Be successful. But that is not all. For example, monks can easily be happy for the material gains of people, even if they dont have any. Why?, because they are not attache...