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by bodom
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.
Replies: 26
Views: 303

Re: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.

Not only did the Buddha teach the Four Noble Truths to householders he also encouraged them to study suttas dealing with emptiness: At one time the Buddha was staying near Benares, in the deer park at Isipatana. Then the lay follower Dhammadinna, together with five hundred lay followers, went up to ...
by bodom
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Hello :)

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Hello from thailand

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Hi Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Hey Hi Hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?

The third step is to remember that even though you open your eyes, you can still be aware of the breath energy in the body, as you get up, walk around, whatever you do: Try to stay as fully aware of this breath energy as continually as you can. It may be asking too much to try to focus on the in-br...
by bodom
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?

What can we do so that the mind doesn’t get distracted with its preoccupations or its nonsensical mental fabrications? We have to give the mind something to focus its awareness on, for if its awareness isn’t focused on one thing, it wanders around to know other things, other matters, aside from its...
by bodom
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: a newbie saying hello
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: a newbie saying hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta
Replies: 37
Views: 657

Re: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta

The breath is tied to the body and the body to the breath. If the breath is calm the body will naturally be calm as a result and vice versa. You cannot separate the two they condition one another. I never understood the distinction that is made in the commentaries between the breath "body" and the e...
by bodom
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Just a Hello

Welcome back!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any sutta, that have description of three characteristics?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Is there any sutta, that have description of three characteristics?

May be anything such as tilakkhana vibhanga sutta? You won't find any such suttas because they are perceptions to be developed to induce dispassion not meant to be actual descriptions of things in and of themselves. Three "characteristics" is unfortunately a commonly accepted translation. SN 55.3: ...
by bodom
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

Does the Tathagata exist after death? https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html Can we apply above to beings? How predictable ) The one and only correct explanation why Buddha didn't answer those questions is not mentioned at all in this eternalist "intro". Buddha didn't answer because...
by bodom
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Aus
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Hi from Aus

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from East coast USA
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Hello from East coast USA

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand :)
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Hello from New Zealand :)

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.

Welcome!

:anjali: