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by 2600htz
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pressure around the eyes and forehead when meditating
Replies: 24
Views: 10462

Re: Pressure around the eyes and forehead when meditating

Hello!: My advice is that u stop the meditation for a while (as long as it takes). Generally pain in the head, neck, jaw or eyes are a dead end and it only gets worst if u keep trying to fix it ( its very different from having postural pains, like numb legs, or spine fatigue). This is tension accumu...
by 2600htz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Action and Right Livelihood
Replies: 29
Views: 4516

Re: Right Action and Right Livelihood

Thanks for the answers!. "For a person endowed with virtue, consummate in virtue, there is no need for an act of will, 'May freedom from remorse arise in me.' It is in the nature of things that freedom from remorse arises in a person endowed with virtue, consummate in virtue." What im trying to say ...
by 2600htz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Action and Right Livelihood
Replies: 29
Views: 4516

Right Action and Right Livelihood

Hello everyone:

Im curious, do you guys take "Right Action" and "Right Livelihood" strictly as a ethical/moral part of the path ?
I ask because in the suttas they are always defined as: "no killing, no stealing, no selling drugs" so its just that, ethics, or is it something more?.

Thanks!.
by 2600htz
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the following definition of jhāna correct?
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Is the following definition of jhāna correct?

What I am trying to understand is if there remains or not the sense of touch in the first, second and third jhāna (especially considering mindfulness of breathing has the breath as its meditation object)? Would the description above about my meditation experiences mean I entered the second jhāna? H...
by 2600htz
Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the following definition of jhāna correct?
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Is the following definition of jhāna correct?

According to Nyanatiloka Mahāthera's Buddhist Dictionary, absorption (jhāna) is defined as 'a complete, though temporary, suspension of fivefold sense-activity and of the 5 hindrances' along with the jhāna factors (jhānanga). In meditation, while practicing mindfulness of breathing (ānāpānasati), I...
by 2600htz
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving = Personality ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Craving = Personality ?

Thank you all for the answers :).
by 2600htz
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving = Personality ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Craving = Personality ?

In buddhism the word "Craving", its often translated as thirst, or desire. But when i read a sutta like this one i found (AN 4.199) : ""And which are the 18 craving-verbalizations dependent on what is internal? There being 'I am,' there comes to be 'I am here,' there comes to be 'I am like this' ......
by 2600htz
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Watch of the night?
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Watch of the night?

Hello: Do monks follow a certain practice during the night hours?, i. "And how is a monk devoted to wakefulness? There is the case where a monk during the day, sitting & pacing back & forth, cleanses his mind of any qualities that would hold the mind in check. During the first watch of the night,[1]...
by 2600htz
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: " right livelihood"
Replies: 1
Views: 483

" right livelihood"

Hello: What exactly does it mean "Right livelihood" ?, because it is always mentioned in a very basic way: "Don't sell guns. Don't sell poisons. Don't sell drugs, Don`t harm". That definition just doesnt encourage any practice for most people. The most detailed sutta quote i found is: " And what is ...
by 2600htz
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How craving is released?
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

Re: How craving is released?

Thank you all for the answers. But still im a bit confused if there is a consensus into what is right effort. Lets say i break my leg, a painful feeling arises and then it comes the craving in the form of a "desire" to change that situation, and also it comes the clinging and so on. To put an end to...
by 2600htz
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How craving is released?
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

How craving is released?

Hello everyone!:

Once craving arises, how do we release it?.

many thanks.
by 2600htz
Sat May 18, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 14530

Re: Don't like to meditate

Hihi: My advice, do not meditate! haha, take some time off. Meditation its supposed to be a fun thing, what u are doing is having dislike (craving) to something, and u are pushing it trying to change that aversion into something else. And that will cause a lot of tightness until u finally say ok can...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 35892

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

i think what bhante is saying not to put words in anyones mouth. but when he says the most important part of the meditation is the relax step. he means its so important because no one teaches it nowadays. The question is: did anyone ever teach the way Vimalaramsi is advocating? The point of Ajahn D...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 35892

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Hi 2600htz 1) I never heard in V. Vimalaramsi instructions that the person should pay less attention to the rest of the "sixteen modes" of the anapanasati . I wrote of Ven. Vimalaraṃsī treating the "tranquillizing bodily and mental formations" modes of ānāpānassati as being of "greater moment" — mo...
by 2600htz
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 98
Views: 35892

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Anyways im still not sure in a good way what are the simmilarities and differences in other matters, because i don´t understand in a good way the Burmese vipassana/Mahasi Sayadaw/Joseph G. method. Listening to Joseph G.’s talks is a good place to start. -Do they use momentary concentration or any s...