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by anthbrown84
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Overview of Rituals
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Overview of Rituals

A more important question is Can you name a Sutta in which The Buddha advised in these many types of rituals? Rituals in Buddhism have come later in my view. I've recently visited a monastery and I couldn't believe how ritualistic it has become. Often losing its meaning I'm the name of the ritualist...
by anthbrown84
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?
Replies: 62
Views: 1565

Re: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?

We can't be sure

What we can do, if we have faith in The Buddha, even just a little faith, is practise what He taught.

If recommended a monk who teaches Sutta based because there are so many wrong views around these days.

Anthony
by anthbrown84
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 826

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

Hello, here is an analogy that will really make this easier to understand The working is is like a camera lense Eye conciousness is like the light required to take the photo Colour and Form is colour and form CONTACT IS THE PHOTO TAKEN when all three meet When eye meets form eye conciousness arises ...
by anthbrown84
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism destructive?
Replies: 23
Views: 623

Re: Is Buddhism destructive?

I guess the OP mistakes equanimity for apathy and indifference. Buddhism is subtle and easily misunderstood. But I do think that in many ways it would be subversive if the majority embraced the Dhamma in earnest. For starters people would consume a lot less and not place current importance on mater...
by anthbrown84
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Helping someone with autism
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Helping someone with autism

form wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:44 pm
I have recently use what I know about the mind to help a very early dementia sufferer with good results.
Would you care to elaborate

This is very interesting to me :)
by anthbrown84
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Helping someone with autism
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Helping someone with autism

I am not going in there to try and cure her autism or work with her as a professional. I am a cousin she trusts and if I can help ease her suffering then that's all I can ask for. I will use patience, understanding and compassion as my tools here. No expectations or forcing in any way, just an open...
by anthbrown84
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Helping someone with autism
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Helping someone with autism

Thankyou everyone Such varied opinions and insights, all I can do is try explain my situation a little more. Please don't worry that I'm going to go in there telling her to focus on her breath. Whats hard to convey over this type of format (text) is the openness of this girl around me and the trust ...
by anthbrown84
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Helping someone with autism
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Helping someone with autism

Hello all I am a reiki healer and as part of my practise I have been offered a chance to help a cousin of mine who is awaiting a diagnosis (a formality) of autism. Its causing a lot of stress in her life and I've offered my healing services. I've read that meditation helps calm the minds of children...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 1436

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

How can we possibly know? I have heard the account of someone who was apparently a once returner who said in a past life he was a priest to Shiva in the himalayas. He had wrong view yet he was reborn relatively close to that life as a human being once again, this time becoming an anagami. If one has...
by anthbrown84
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the references to Brahma
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Why the references to Brahma

In the roots of the uposatha Sutta, when reflecting on The Tathagata it says the effects are this: "As he is recollecting the Tathagata, his mind is cleansed, and joy arises; the defilements of his mind are abandoned. He is thus called a disciple of the noble ones undertaking the Brahma -Uposatha. H...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?
Replies: 32
Views: 1152

Re: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?

It's not our fault for others behaviour It's our karma It doesn't mean we put up with people bullying us We can't do anything about our karma Yes we can? Our karma is our actions... We can always do something about that As for the results of past deeds.. Thunk of the salt in the cup versus the salt...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?
Replies: 32
Views: 1152

Re: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?

. If we suffer, we have caused this through our clinging, and our roll is to let go :) Sure, it's good to let go, and of course we do have some control over our reactions. However, unless we have a high degree of development, making progress under trying conditions is difficult. So, if there is the...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?
Replies: 32
Views: 1152

Re: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?

It's not our fault for others behaviour It's our own doing when it causes us to suffer That's craving and clinging, it's as simple as that It doesn't mean we put up with people bullying us, it doesn't take the kammic effect off the person being nasty Their kamma is their kamma Our actions are our ac...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false
Replies: 22
Views: 858

Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

Whether this is or isn't trolling, I'd be very careful The Buddha talks about people denying The Buddha was who he said he was after he had declared it... And their destination is not a good one So even if you don't believe in The Buddhas the teachings, then please be careful. I say this with compas...
by anthbrown84
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?
Replies: 32
Views: 1152

Re: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?

Pleasent or unpleasant contact on the mind is just that, a form of pleasent or unpleasant contact Our job in practice is to let go of these attachments to the "I like being praised" or "I dislike Mr X because he's nasty" etc. That's our job in practice, to let go... The outside is just the outside. ...