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by Caodemarte
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry

It is important to note that no meditation practice causes liberation. It can help lead to it. It is not useful to become attached to any method. It is helpful to find a wholesome method that works for you and your specific makeup. As exemplified in the suttas, I don’t believe anything is strictly n...
by Caodemarte
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Analayo's Satipatthana Mediation Practise Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Analayo's Satipatthana Mediation Practise Guide

The audios are great. In some cases they seem to go into points that were not really spelled out in the text (or maybe got lost amongst other parts of the text). In particular, the audio on mind. :heart: Mike He also has a great voice for this purpose. I especially like his instructions that if you...
by Caodemarte
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Analayo's Satipatthana Mediation Practise Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Analayo's Satipatthana Mediation Practise Guide

I find the book and audios very helpful to establish a calm mental foundation. His explanations are very clear.
by Caodemarte
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: My Journey into Homelessness
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: My Journey into Homelessness

Be safe. Take care of your health and others. Good luck whatever happens and strong practice!
by Caodemarte
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 179
Views: 8480

Re: Coronavirus

Consuming alcohol might kill off any virus it physically comes into contact with on the way down, but will not affect it in your lungs or Infection sites. On the other hand it, consuming alcohol at greater purity or quantity may lead to death, blindness, or alcoholism so if that is what you are look...
by Caodemarte
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 179
Views: 8480

Re: Coronavirus

...Governments and there media lackies advising there citizens no to wear masks have blood on their hands if you ask me.... Individuals are asked in the US not to buy high quality masks because first responders and medical personnel need them desperately. They cannot obtain enough on the open marke...
by Caodemarte
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 179
Views: 8480

Re: Coronavirus?

There is not yet evidence that those infected who do fight it off will not be reinfected by the same virus although that is a good guess. This is not true. The only way anyone recovers from any virus is by developing antibodies, which ensure they cannot be reinfected with the same virus . If people...
by Caodemarte
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 179
Views: 8480

Re: Coronavirus?

What the doctors mean by herd immunity (as far as I understood) .... This is not really herd immunity as it is commonly used. Please refer to my earlier post. There is not yet evidence that those infected who do fight it off will not be reinfected by the same virus although that is a good guess. In...
by Caodemarte
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 179
Views: 8480

Re: Coronavirus?

Herd immunity does not protect against infection. If you have a herd of mostly inoculated cows and one or two uninoculated cows then the uninoculated cows are unlikely to run into an infectious cow and catch the virus. You have broken the chain of transmission. If the one or two cows do get infected...
by Caodemarte
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 179
Views: 8480

Re: Coronavirus?

Our state (Washington, US) was asked what legal penalty could be imposed on people who broke the voluntary shut down here. “Well, the penalty is that you’ve just killed grandpa.”
by Caodemarte
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1506

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

First, you would have to define Hinduism. Good luck with that.
by Caodemarte
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 114
Views: 6149

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

The standard Mahayana view (especially in East Asian Buddhism) is that "Hinayana," the 18-21 extinct schools (none of which is Theravada) or the less pejorative term "the Hearers" do indeed follow the teachings of the Buddha as does the Mahayana. These teachings are not contradictory, but do offer d...
by Caodemarte
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Travel Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Travel Advice

Follow professional medical advice as well as the wishes of your hosts if traveling. I am booked to go on retreat in January. Right now the advice is not to travel. I am assuming this will be lifted by then. If not, I will probably be unable to get a plane to carry me and not really welcome at the r...
by Caodemarte
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 114
Views: 6149

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

It tends to already be disappearing from modern works. "Hinayana" was originally applied to 18 to 21 schools in ancient Indian polemics as an insult. Theravada did not exist at the time as a distinct school. It developed later as a separate school well to the south of the area where Mahayana develop...
by Caodemarte
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can we avoid bacterial and virus infections by practicing Metta?
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: Can we avoid bacterial and virus infections by practicing Metta?

No.
We can moderate our mental or psychological reaction to such things which is where suffering or real harm comes from by the practice of metta.