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by 2600htz
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 34410

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

=” 2600htz”]I just listen to a Joseph Goldstein dhamma talk on "mindfulness of breathing instructions" and found it very good:). Even while i train under B.Vimalaramsi instructions, im not an advanced student, so mainly i just want to see the differences between teachers techniques, nothing else . ...
by 2600htz
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 34410

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

"smile and relax" are general statements, probably every person on earth is using this instructions in some way or another, that doesnt mean they are doing the same thing that this or another buddhist meditator. So my guess is that Joseph Goldstein and Munindra-ji are doing different meditations th...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: monks practicing dana
Replies: 21
Views: 3769

Re: monks practicing dana

Hello:

A person can do bodily, verbal and mental generosity.
Because of that, a person can practice dana in a variety of ways besides doing physical gifts.

With metta.
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 34410

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Tilt, Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question with great links and by pin-pointing your problem with Bhante V. I, too, find it troubling but do like the technique. You mentioned you were familiar with other teachers who employ a similar "smile and relax" method and, if you happen to r...
by 2600htz
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 34410

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Hello, I imagine most of the criticism comes because he doesn´t agree with some instructions of the Visuddhimagga and he openly talks about it, so its to be expected that the ones who agree with those instructions will reply his statements, creating a discussion. It would be weird if that didn´t hap...
by 2600htz
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: small amount of alcohol in food
Replies: 15
Views: 2458

Re: small amount of alcohol in food

Maybe it depends on your personality. Some people feel good being that strict, their confidence goes up, their practice to. Some people feel they are being choked by the precepts, feeling they are being to hard with themselves, their confidence goes down, their practice to. Anyways u could do resear...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: different objects of meditation - calming bodily formation
Replies: 1
Views: 548

different objects of meditation - calming bodily formation

Hello everyone: In the breath meditation instructions - anapanasati sutta (mn- 118): "[1] Breathing in long, he discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, he discerns, 'I am breathing out long.' [2] Or breathing in short, he discerns, 'I am breathing in short'; or breathing out short...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: A bit lost about techniques, types and more
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: A bit lost about techniques, types and more

Hello: Im sorry but thats just the natural way of how things work :). At first we meditate just based on intuition and a few advices, and meditation works well (to certain level, but it gets to a point where u cant go further). Later we want to improve, so we start reading and adding a lot of intell...
by 2600htz
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did Buddha Teach Mantra Meditation?
Replies: 44
Views: 11064

Re: Did Buddha Teach Mantra Meditation?

Did the Buddha teach mantra meditation? I don´t think so. Why? A mantra its one of many games where u lock the mind in some specific task to create a hindrance free zone by means of narrowing your field of perception-cognition-experience (u could do the same thing counting sheeps, staring at one obj...
by 2600htz
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Fifth precept
Replies: 42
Views: 8808

Re: Fifth precept

Yes just go for it.
The idea its to be good in this, whats the point of playing a game if you play it in the wrong way ?...

With metta.
by 2600htz
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana Posture
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Jhana Posture

Hello PelletBoy: I know that walking meditation can lead you to the "door" of the first jhana, but when mindfulness is strong enought you naturally will feel the need to sit and watch more carefully what u are seeing. Anyways, this depends a lot on the type of meditation u are doing, and being sitte...
by 2600htz
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Interview with Leigh Brasington (concerning jhana)
Replies: 16
Views: 8598

Re: Interview with Leigh Brasington (concerning jhana)

Hello: I dont undertand when he said he teaches a less deeper concentration that the one teached by the buddha. What i mean is that according to his instructions, to enter the first jhana one has to first go to access concentration, and when one is so concentrated that the "breath dissappears", one ...
by 2600htz
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?
Replies: 60
Views: 12496

Re: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?

C. Do entertain some small amount of drinks in social gathering with friends, family or business. I use to think an occasional drink was at most not being able to practice in the next day. But last time it was stunning to see how the practice was kinda reseted and altered for around 10-12 days after...
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Did anyone here attain jhana?
Replies: 121
Views: 30628

Re: Did anyone here attain jhana?

Hi everyone, Did anyone here attain first, second, third or fourth jhana? If yes, I am more than eager for learning from real experiences. Regards. Thats a hard topic, mainly because the definition of jhana, "correct jhana", and "correct method" changes a lot, even inside close circles..and of cour...
by 2600htz
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Craving

seeing dependent origination?