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by Inedible
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Masks: Yes or No
Replies: 19
Views: 748

Re: Masks: Yes or No

It may be that I might want to go into a store. And I might still have to wear a mask at work to keep my job. And the law says I have to in order to ride the bus. Other than that, my mask stays off.
by Inedible
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: if the age of the earth and other planets is less than 10,000 years old would is be compatible with buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 752

Re: if the age of the earth and other planets is less than 10,000 years old would is be compatible with buddhism?

It is crazy to truly believe the world is that young. If it were, though, it wouldn't be a problem for Buddhism.
by Inedible
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reaching the brahma world
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Reaching the brahma world

A theory that I keep reading is that the siddhis are performed in an out of body state. They are subjective experiences and other people will not be able to see you doing them. The moon is about 250 thousand miles away and the sun 93 million miles. And yet you will be able to reach out your arm to t...
by Inedible
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Jhana and the early Mahayana
Replies: 159
Views: 4935

Re: Jhana and the early Mahayana

It used to be that at least first jhana was required to produce Bodhichitta and enter the Mahayana.
by Inedible
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it appropriate (relevant) to teach the Dhamma to laypeople which are mainly meant for Buddhist Monks?
Replies: 68
Views: 2161

Re: Is it appropriate (relevant) to teach the Dhamma to laypeople which are mainly meant for Buddhist Monks?

Sometimes it makes people feel powerful when they know something you don't. I guess it can happen in the Theravada, too, but I prefer the story of the Buddha saying he never held back any secret teachings. One of the things I always hated most about Vajrayana and Dzogchen books was the part in the b...
by Inedible
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What kind of people cannot become monks?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: What kind of people cannot become monks?

It isn't necessary to wait for the next lifetime even after having committed the five actions of immediate result. The Vajrayana and Dzogchen are still viable options without having to die and spend aeons in hell first. Still, we are talking about a lot of time reciting the one hundred syllable mant...
by Inedible
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about good and bad
Replies: 24
Views: 906

Re: Questions about good and bad

Good and bad are judgments and they require a perspective to separate them. Are you suggesting that this is a Theravada teaching? If so, please explain a bit. Thanks. :anjali: No, I'm not. However, Theravada teachings could provide perspectives on what counts as good or bad. It helps to have a good...
by Inedible
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about good and bad
Replies: 24
Views: 906

Re: Questions about good and bad

Good and bad are judgments and they require a perspective to separate them.
by Inedible
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debate about great bliss
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Debate about great bliss

Like I said, Mahayana. I think we got started on this just as a way of seeing if it is possible to get away with it here.
by Inedible
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debate about great bliss
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Debate about great bliss

Bliss is more of a Vajrayana or Dzogchen thing than Theravada. Technically the Mahayana includes the Theravada, but a lot of Mahayana types don't know anything about it. On the other hand, the Theravada doesn't include the Mahayana.
by Inedible
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Book Study: Early Buddhist Meditation Studies (Analayo)
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: Book Study: Early Buddhist Meditation Studies (Analayo)

Remember to spend a lot more time sitting to meditate than reading. Count your breaths at your nostril openings. Monitor your energy level so you don't go into scattering or sink into lethargy. It doesn't take a lot of Dhamma knowledge to practice and make progress.
by Inedible
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stages of Enlightenment
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Stages of Enlightenment

So if a Once Returner isn't a Once Returner any longer, why bother keeping it as a separate stage? The Stream Enterer comes back up to seven times. This contains within it the possibility of Occasional Returner with no need for a separate term. If anything it sounds like a step down, with the possib...
by Inedible
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Meditation advice

Mysgubbe wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:16 pm As the title says meditation advice and not lucid dream advice, i would suggest i am trying to meditate :).
Then the next question is which technique did you choose to meditate?

And the third question is what are you intending to get from doing it?
by Inedible
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Meditation advice

confusedlayman wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:45 pm What is ur favorite?
Mostly I just sit to meditate. When trying for a WILD I usually either keep myself awake or go into regular sleep. It can be years between episodes of hypnagogia even when using mugwort, which is supposed to help with having more of it.
by Inedible
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Meditation advice

Are you meditating or trying to have a wake induced lucid dream?