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by _anicca_
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 39
Views: 972

Re: TheravAdin Monks, lay community and depression

Working with depression is the path.

There are far too many variables to be able to tell why one person succeeds and another doesn't.

Some people have more suffering to deal with than others, and - at times - this isn't indicative of their practice.
by _anicca_
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Revulsion
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Revulsion

That is just your mindfulness realizing craving and revulsion.
by _anicca_
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

My interpretation of this is to be aware of the whole breath body, but not to take the beginning, middle, and end of the breath body as your meditation subject.

The contact of the breath as a whole is the meditation object.
by _anicca_
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

You have the resolve (sankappa) to apply your thoughts to the meditation object (vitakka).

They are not equivalent, but one could be a prerequisite to another.
by _anicca_
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Insomnia

Focus on breathing in a relaxing and calming way, relax the entire body, and then focus on the breath until you sleep.

Melatonin is a good dietary supplement you can take long term that induces sleep.
by _anicca_
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory

Lay people practice more vigorously (in the West) than they used to as well, so if you combine this with theory then attainments are possible.

However, some people do attain sotapatti just from theory and that is because they have kusala kamma from past actions.
by _anicca_
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 454

Re: Buddhism and memory

The Buddha's teachings almost entirely deal with what is going on in the present moment, so perhaps he saw expounding on memory as unnecessary. There is paccavekkhana (reviewing, recollecting, bringing to mind), which is a conducted form of memory and not exactly what you speak about. Memory is ulti...
by _anicca_
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Did the Buddha's teachings improve throughout his life?
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Did the Buddha's teachings improve throughout his life?

Once he realized nibbana, then there wasn't any other progress to be made.

Your question is like asking, "Is there anything beyond 100%?", but it is a valid question.
by _anicca_
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

Is Ajahn Suchart the one that does the Dhamma in english Channel on youtube? Yes, and I have been featured in several of his videos :) Cool. I really like that channel. He answered a couple of my questions. I didn't realize people could stay there with him. how was it? It makes any other meditation...
by _anicca_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

diamind wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:52 pm
_anicca_ wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:14 am
Wat Yan (Ajahn Suchart) is also samatha oriented.

I stayed there this summer. It is in a forest an hour from Pattaya.
How long is the retreat? Whats it like there?

https://imgur.com/gallery/1yEhn7K


Here are some photos from my time there.
by _anicca_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 75
Views: 38576

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

https://imgur.com/gallery/1yEhn7K

Pictures from my time at Wat Yan :buddha1:
by _anicca_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

LuisR wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:07 pm
_anicca_ wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:14 am
Wat Yan (Ajahn Suchart) is also samatha oriented.

I stayed there this summer. It is in a forest an hour from Pattaya.
Is Ajahn Suchart the one that does the Dhamma in english Channel on youtube?
Yes, and I have been featured in several of his videos :)
by _anicca_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 2162

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

The first step is to notice when you're labeling them as ignorant brutes.
by _anicca_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

Wat Yan (Ajahn Suchart) is also samatha oriented. I stayed there this summer. It is in a forest an hour from Pattaya. How long is the retreat? Whats it like there? They give you two weeks at first. It isn't a conducted formal retreat. It's all individual practice, essentially. You can either stay u...
by _anicca_
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: the 6R for Right Effort?
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: the 6R for Right Effort?

Bhante Vimalaramsi is not the best resource out there.

His approach is very gimmicky and not tailored to the individual.

Of course, if all you have is a hammer, then everything is a nail.