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by The Thinker
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The place of doubt in practice
Replies: 164
Views: 7604

Re: The place of doubt in practice

The buddha believed that joy was the nature of the world, and that we blot that out with clinging. If we pretend joy is bad, we are missing the whole point. I think you are missing the point of my post. If you practice Buddhism seriously and then you decide to leave it, your ability to enjoy life (...
by The Thinker
Wed May 17, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Having just joined.
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Having just joined.

Welcome!
by The Thinker
Tue May 16, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the true cause of rebirth?
Replies: 32
Views: 2451

Re: What is the true cause of rebirth?

Just reading this thread, one gets the impression that people are obsessed with becoming
to something that can only be speculation and not dharma?
by The Thinker
Mon May 15, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 17619

Re: Victims of Communism

Both capitalism and communism are products of the mind, they are linked to the core, all political ideals are impermanent, socialism can exist for longer with right intention, unfortunately capitalism likes to remain ignorant of the truth and disables public services , whilst investing public( poor ...
by The Thinker
Mon May 15, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 17619

Re: Victims of Communism

Neo- liberals talk a good ideal until they are in financial ruin, then they turn to morality and socialism to bail them out!
by The Thinker
Mon May 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 17619

Re: Victims of Communism

Capitalism needs communist method to exist, without public money propping up the Banks( The heartbeat of capitalism) then capitalism would be dead as it should be and is!
by The Thinker
Sat May 13, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My action about the 12 dependent origination
Replies: 29
Views: 1445

Re: My action about the 12 dependent origination

Everything changes , nothing is permanent! That includes the notion of a cycle.
by The Thinker
Sat May 13, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey there!
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Hey there!

Hello Tony
by The Thinker
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where can I get a copy of The Mind Stilled
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Where can I get a copy of The Mind Stilled

Thanks Paul, will give it a go!
by The Thinker
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where can I get a copy of The Mind Stilled
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Where can I get a copy of The Mind Stilled

Hello, I live in the UK and would like to purchase a copy of the complete mind stilled series is there anywhere it is available?
by The Thinker
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 36
Views: 1956

Re: Nibbana

Nibbana is the goal to be realised now! This is it.
by The Thinker
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: how and what practice without access to a theravada sangha
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: how and what practice without access to a theravada sangha

I am a little different from many others who feel it vital that one should have a teacher or group, the important teachings of the Buddha need self-reflection and self-investigation, only then should one choose a group or sect whatever one likes to call these groups etc.


Who needs a group?
by The Thinker
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: Why is Mindfulness So Difficult ??

A talk that investigates our intentions, which I hope will be an aid to those struggling with mindfulness. msb.dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/163/19556.html

Dharma Seed - Shaila Catherine's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
by The Thinker
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ESL sub-forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

Re: ESL sub-forum

Not necessarily a second language, some are more literate than others and some post in an elitist fashion, I had to Google Cogent. :namaste:
by The Thinker
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy birthday Kahlil Bodhi
Replies: 9
Views: 1065

Re: Happy birthday Kahlil Bodhi

Happy birthday, good health and happiness in the now! :namaste: