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by Garrib
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 467

Re: enlightenment in theravada

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:09 am
There is simply no answer for some questions like what is enlightenment?
The destruction of greed, the destruction of hatred, and the destruction of delusion?
by Garrib
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 467

Re: enlightenment in theravada

What a load of shit. :shrug: cappucino's post can be read in (at least) two different ways. 1) Theravada is unique - that is to say, it is unlike (not identical to) Zen and/or Hinduism. 2) Theravada is unique, whereas Zen and Hinduism are NOT unique. I'm not sure which (if any) of these two cappucc...
by Garrib
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 467

Re: enlightenment in theravada

Theravada is unique, unlike Zen, & unlike Hinduism What a load of shit. :shrug: cappucino's post can be read in (at least) two different ways. 1) Theravada is unique - that is to say, it is unlike (not identical to) Zen and/or Hinduism. 2) Theravada is unique, whereas Zen and Hinduism are NOT uniqu...
by Garrib
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Thanks! I have heard that what is being called Mindfulness Meditation is more closely aligned with samatha, and what is taught as Insight Meditation is often closer to vipasana, but in many cases there’s a mixture of the two, and of course, different traditions call things by different terms and ha...
by Garrib
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: new member

Hi balan! :namaste:
by Garrib
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Observing the 5th Precept
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: Observing the 5th Precept

I "transitioned" by starting to go out less, get more serious about other things (meditation/studying/professional stuff/volunteering), and when I did meet up with old friends, I would order a root beer or seltzer or something (as opposed to whiskey and beer as we had been accustomed to). This seeme...
by Garrib
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?

Perhaps in Sri Lanka and other countries it is different (economic and cultural reasons?), but in the United States, if I had to guess I'd say that the average monk has a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than the average American. Some people pack on weight more than others (slower metabolism or medical ...
by Garrib
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 251

Re: dream about alcohol

Did you have this dream last night? I woke up this morning remembering a dream which involved an old girlfriend (years ago) - there was temptation, but nothing happened. Upon waking up I felt I had gained some insight into her perspective (e.g., why she would have been motivated to engage in romanti...
by Garrib
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Greetings , https://suttacentral.net/dn15/en/bodhi “Thus, Ānanda, with mentality-materiality as condition there is consciousness; with consciousness as condition there is mentality-materiality; with mentality-materiality as condition there is contact; with contact as condition there is feeling; wit...
by Garrib
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

Greetings , https://suttacentral.net/dn15/en/bodhi “Thus, Ānanda, with mentality-materiality as condition there is consciousness; with consciousness as condition there is mentality-materiality; with mentality-materiality as condition there is contact; with contact as condition there is feeling; wit...
by Garrib
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shambhala international
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: Shambhala international

I read a lot of Trungpa when I was younger. I also went to meditate with a local Shambhala chapter. When I finally decided to take refuge and get more serious about cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path, I made the choice to abandon the idea that booze/womanizing had anything remotely to do with wisd...
by Garrib
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jetsunma speaks to cockroaches!!
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Jetsunma speaks to cockroaches!!

I've done that with ants - used to have a big infestation. I "told them" (mentally) that they had better leave, for their own good (otherwise other people in the house would kill them). There are still ants in the house, but they seem to be relatively few and far between now.
by Garrib
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching it is difficult have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL
Replies: 33
Views: 660

Re: Without Mahayana and Tantric teaching you can't have a deep understanding of four noble truths-HHDL.

Greetings, if was true there would be no people understanding the teachings before mahayana was developed xD Indeed. I love when people use simple logic to refute the ludicrous. :thumbsup: But as Mike said, HHDL may have been inadvertently misrepresented by Sarath. Metta, Paul. :) To be fair, it ma...