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BhikkhuJayasara · Bhikkhu · Veteran

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  • Re: Guide to being a successful meditator

    I am still around, but I don't do much lurking of buddhist forums anymore, although as you can see all you need to do is call my name three times(like beetlejuice, or bloody mary) and I magically appear :)

    lobsterVastmindTravellerShoshinKeromeBunks
  • Re: Guide to being a successful meditator

    @lobster said:
    It was a great talk Jayasara. <3

    You are obviously paying for your keep. o:)
    I like the 'mind as entertainment' bit.

    As you know the cyber laity here have little guidance, apart from our own experiences and the occasional word of wisdom from a passing Bodhi.

    Don't be a stranger. We need the scraps ...

    Ok then, here are a few more scraps :)

    Dhamma Short : Understanding Not-Self/Soullessness (Anatta)

    2017 3CE Retreat : Dukkha - Laying Down The Burden

    and playlists :

    Dhamma Shorts (usually under 10 min videos) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuD1xfDfsh6y2ZYNJRHQXP7zYxXEBynZw&disable_polymer=true

    Q&A excerpts (usually under 10 min videos) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuD1xfDfsh6ysLFs9991MALZbGob07kH2

    Full Dhamma Talks : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuD1xfDfsh6xz1R-0UuzD-qlSQY_X4MHZ

    TravellerKeromelobsterBunks
  • Re: Death and the Buddha's message

    Cheryl died one night, all alone, with no one holding her hand, no one to comfort her, no one to cry with her.
    All Alone, in a depressing, ugly, nursing home room.


    we all die alone... even if there are dozens of people around our bedside.. no one can die with us.. we take that final journey, that final test, by ourselves. Your mind thinks otherwise though, which is causing you guilt, fear, and sadness... this is the nature of our mind full of delusions :). You could not "go with her" or "help her pass" so guilt arises... and a feeling of helplessness... and the "what ifs" arise.. I could of done this.. I could of done that.. etc.

    as for my wife, I can only wish her well that she was able to come to another human rebirth so she can practice dhamma and eventually reach the deathless. I don't really hold much attachment to "her" anymore, or even my own family.. which is why I guess I feel im ready to renounce. Of course I have attachment to those I grew up with and love.. but I'm starting to see them more as fellow beings in samsara, rather then " my" father, "my" mother etc. It was a weird feeling one day about 9 months ago when I had a thought about my mother and my mind , directly from my subconscious.. said " this being".. instead of "mom".

    but this is a large digression.. we should be talking about how we are mindful of death every day so we are not careless.
    musicCole_pommesetorangesBunks
  • Re: Student Of The Path

    Bunkslobster
  • Re: Strange experiences while meditating - subtle body?

    @Kerome said:
    Lately I've been having some strange experiences on waking and while meditating... I posted a little about this before, here:

    http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/24446/obstacles-to-meditation

    This has basically instead of being just obstacles what I'm now experiencing are some truly weird things, including some spoken fragments, that seem to tie in with physical sensations. The two coordinate, to the extent that I hear things like "now I untie this bit" and I feel something being manipulated on the sole of my foot.

    Also I have had a few experiences of felt sensation deep within and around the body, in a kind of ovoid space sometimes filled with a light tinnitus which I can also hear. Sometimes also deeply below the body or in a kind of transparent space co-located with the head, but without there actually being a head there.

    Anyone got any ideas what this is? Am I running into something tantric?

    @Kerome I'm not quite sure I can be of help in this, as i've never come close to experiencing anything like this in my own practice. I also don't know much about your tradition and what practices you do.

    The only thing I could possibly say, taken with a grain of salt, is that I've heard many respected monastics answer questions related to similar issues, and almost always the answer is basically to observe it, to not get too tied up into it, attached to it, or afraid of it, just to be aware and observe as the phenomenon come and go. It sounds like these are all sensory phenomenon that require detached examination.

    I think this is valid advice so long as the phenomenon is not damaging you and you feel comfortable in doing so.

    If this is related to Tantric stuff, then best to speak with someone who does tantric practice, as others have related already.

    KeromeTraveller