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by Alexander____
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 32
Views: 1020

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

It gets confusing because it isn't really clear if you're breathing and at the same time sensitive and calming fabrications, or if you're meant to be using the breath in that process to become sensitive and calm. The latter seems more likely from the words used in the sutta in my opinion, but it doe...
by Alexander____
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

The suttas only describe the results of meditation rather than the technique itself be that anapanasati, satipatthana or metta suttas. Which is why I'm always suspicious about statements like: "My technique is from the suttas" or "That technique is not in the suttas". [ Patrick Kearney on Meditatio...
by Alexander____
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

It's the same old problem. The suttas only describe the results of meditation rather than the technique itself be that anapanasati, satipatthana or metta suttas. So there any number of tehniques that can justify how they are the ones that are in line with the suttas with either some variation in tra...
by Alexander____
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

I got the audiobook of it, and it's a bad audiobook. The printed book might be good, I don't know. But the audiobook sounds almost like a computer-synthesized voice, and is hard to listen to for any time. I've encouraged my partner to read this book as a way into Buddhist thought. She got the audio...
by Alexander____
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers

I'm happy to help. I do some freelance proofreading and sub editing and am a native speaker.

PM me and I'll send you my email address
by Alexander____
Thu May 31, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation for Migraines
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Meditation for Migraines

Thanks everyone.

The Bikkhu Bodhi talk was particularly useful

With metta...
by Alexander____
Tue May 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation for Migraines
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Meditation for Migraines

Thanks for that.

These are useful in terms of the end point I would like to achieve, but I think as you suggest I'm more after practical means, what specific meditation technique may help to achieve this?

Thanks
by Alexander____
Tue May 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation for Migraines
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Meditation for Migraines

I have been experiencing headaches for a while and just had a neurologist diagnose me with chronic migraines. Putting aside any other issues of treatment, cause etc., I was wondering if anyone could recommend which meditation techniques may be most useful to alleviate migraines. I seem to recall Goe...
by Alexander____
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: London murder rate higher than NYC?
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: London murder rate higher than NYC?

If it is a disease then CCTV and increasing prison sentences doesn't make a difference. It might make sense that it would, but the evidence doesn't show that. To treat a disease you have to treat the cause not the symptoms
by Alexander____
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: London murder rate higher than NYC?
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: London murder rate higher than NYC?

Well like I said before what they need is more CCTV and higher sentences. They also need more education for the youth on how harmful crime is. Additionally they need programs to educate and re-assimilate criminals more after prison. Like all nations, England - and the whole UK - need to take a page...
by Alexander____
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: How do I deal with samvega while being a householder?

Is it common for householders to observe the 8 precepts everyday not just on the moon cycle observant days
by Alexander____
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: Fake News Awards

Isn't it ironic given the amount of false facts Trump tweets and speaks of?

http://www.politifact.com/personalities ... ing/false/
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paranoid-schizoid position
Replies: 41
Views: 1489

Re: Paranoid-schizoid position

I have been in analysis for nine months now with a therapist who has partly a Kleinian approach. While it was challenging to begin with I have found it very helpful and plan to continue.
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 1781

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Isn't the internet pretty highly censored in Thailand? Any inferences from what's posted on facebook can't be too strong to suggest political viewpoint.