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by 2600htz
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: extroverts versus introverts
Replies: 62
Views: 8510

Re: extroverts versus introverts

Hello: During the time of the Buddha most of the people who became arahants came from rich families and high society. They where intelligent, good looking, energetic, of a good and kind family, charming, trained to battle or in sports, "endowed with the pleasures of life".This type of people usually...
by 2600htz
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: To possess the Noble Eightfold Path
Replies: 19
Views: 4798

Re: To possess the Noble Eightfold Path

In Saṃyutta Nikāya 55:5 the Buddha says that one who possesses the Noble Eightfold Path is called a stream-enterer. What does it mean to possess the Noble Eightfold Path? Hello: It just means that because the sotapanna attained nibbana, he knows how he attain it. He realized by himself "this is the...
by 2600htz
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Going to heaven and ending up in hell (Is kamma really this cruel?)
Replies: 48
Views: 6064

Re: Going to heaven and ending up in hell (Is kamma really this cruel?)

I'm referring to this passage: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.123.than.html For those who can't go to the link, one of the relevant paragraphs is this: "There is the case where an individual, withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful qualities, enters & remains in t...
by 2600htz
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas
Replies: 34
Views: 4082

Re: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas

Personally im doubtful regarding that subject , because of the overwhelming evidence in the suttas of the importance of jhanas in the path and how samatha and vipassana are always yoked together, versus one? sutta. Just doesn´t feel right. But im no scholar so no idea if theres more evidence. Or loo...
by 2600htz
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas
Replies: 34
Views: 4082

Re: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas

Hello: a)Are u stating that the buddha taught "dry vipassana" ?. b)Yes,u are right, thats what i meant by "three knowledges". c)If we read carefully the Susima Sutta it doesn´t say that rupa jhanas/4th jhana are not likely to produce the first two knowledges, it just says that those particular arah...
by 2600htz
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas
Replies: 34
Views: 4082

Re: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas

Hello: u could say there are 3 pathways to enlightment. a)going through all the rupa and arupa jhanas, then cessation and seeing dependent origination (like sariputta did ) b)going to the 4th jhana and then experiencing the "three true knowledges" ( seeing past lifes, seeing passing away and reappe...
by 2600htz
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas
Replies: 34
Views: 4082

Re: Ways to reach enlightenment according to the suttas

Hello: u could say there are 3 pathways to enlightment. a)going through all the rupa and arupa jhanas, then cessation and seeing dependent origination (like sariputta did ) b)going to the 4th jhana and then experiencing the "three true knowledges" ( seeing past lifes, seeing passing away and reappea...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Four stages of training and Four stages of enlightenment
Replies: 6
Views: 3167

Re: Four stages of training and Four stages of enlightenment

I'm reading 'In the Buddha's Words', there is an excerpt from AN 8:59. It talks about the eight training stages: 1. the stream-enterer 3. the once-returner 5. the nonreturner 7. the arahant & 2, 4, 6, 8 the one practicing for the realization of the fruit of a stage above. Can one be in a stage of e...
by 2600htz
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Vibration and Vipassana
Replies: 14
Views: 4520

Re: Vibration and Vipassana

Well yeah, every activity needs a good environment to be developed.
Why make it more complicated than that.
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is gradual and sudden awakening?
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: What is gradual and sudden awakening?

What is gradual and sudden awakening? The way I understand gradual training means following the path (Noble eightfold path) in step by step. It is something like settling a jug of muddy water. It take time. It is comprehensive. See attached link. https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/gradual-trainin...
by 2600htz
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Monks and night practices
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Monks and night practices

Hello everyone:

In the suttas there are some quotes of monks, even the Buddha, doing practices during the whole night.
My question is: Nowdays this is still happening?, how monks are able to wake up next morning at 5 am or so, or they are allowed to sleep more every now and then :shock:

Thanks!.
by 2600htz
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the End of Suffering Actually Possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 2355

Re: Is the End of Suffering Actually Possible?

Questions: 1. What does it mean to end suffering? All mentally created pain? Or does this include physical pain? 2. Is it possible to end all suffering? Do we know anyone that has done it that is alive today? My personal take: Stopping all physical pain is probably impossible. Even the Buddha repor...
by 2600htz
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did Buddha achieve enlightenment ???
Replies: 73
Views: 7389

Re: How did Buddha achieve enlightenment ???

Hello: This is how i would answer: If u ask: How did Buddha achieve enlightment?, the short logical answer will be that he achieved enlightment by going with his meditation through the Threefold True Knowledges (remembering past lifetimes, seeing beings passing away and reappearing, and achieving kn...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How many meditation objects did the buddha teach?
Replies: 2
Views: 585

How many meditation objects did the buddha teach?

Hello everyone:

How many meditation objects did the Buddha teach?.
(Besides mindfulness of breathing, brahma viharas, kasina, and foulness of the body).

Thanks!.
by 2600htz
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Carefull attention to the hindrances?
Replies: 23
Views: 2278

Re: Carefull attention to the hindrances?

Why would u want to pay attention to a hindrance?.