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by bodom
Fri May 25, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Some Questions

If you don't have access to a good qualified teacher I recommend reading Thanissaro Bhikkhu's excellent meditation manual which will Answer all of your questions: With Each and Every Breath https://www.dhammatalks.org/ebook_index.html It can be read, downloaded and even a free copy request and sent ...
by bodom
Wed May 23, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

Bodom, I thought the five remembrances were taught within the context of samvega spiritual urgency. Seeing that one is subject to aging sickness and death and kamma one should be ardent and do much good because death can come anytime. I may be wrong. Sure but there is no reason they can't also be r...
by bodom
Wed May 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

Bodom, thank you for the reply. Is it wrong of me according to the dhamma to worry about a future without my mother? When the Buddha left the palace and saw the four sights, the sick man, old man, dying man, it drove him to pursue the spirtual life and nibbana. When he saw these sights, he must hav...
by bodom
Tue May 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

The Wilderness Arañña Sutta  (SN 1:10) Standing to one side, a devatā addressed the Blessed One with a verse: “Living in the wilderness, staying peaceful, remaining chaste, eating just one meal a day: why are their faces so bright & serene?” The Buddha: “They don’t sorrow over the past, don’t long ...
by bodom
Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue May 08, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Hello from Melbourne

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun May 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bonjour
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Bonjour

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed May 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!

dylanj wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:49 am
birth is suffering
Boy you must be fun at birthday parties. :tongue:

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!

Happy Birthday Bhante!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.

Yes its very simple notice the tension, release and return to the moment over and over in both formal meditation and daily life. Wandering thoughts create tensions in the body especially the face. Have you ever seen the statue of The Thinker? A Face full of tension. Just keep relaxing both body and ...
by bodom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Metta
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Metta

Sroberto wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:41 am
Why no metta meditation forum in the Paṭipatti: Elements of Buddhist practice. ?
Hi Sroberto,

Topics on metta meditation can be found in the General Theravada Meditation, Samatha and Vipassana sub forums.

:anjali:
by bodom
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6714

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DO as observed in the present moment: “In the same way, Māgaṇḍiya, if I were to teach you the Dhamma—‘This is that freedom from Disease; this is that unbinding’—and you on your part were to know that freedom from Disease and see that unbinding, then together with the arising of your eyesight you wo...
by bodom
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6714

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DNS wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
bodom wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
DO as observed in the present moment:
Good find. :thumbsup:

The Buddha said "my gosh"? :tongue:
Lol I found that funny as well.

:anjali:
by bodom
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6714

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

DO as observed in the present moment: “In the same way, Māgaṇḍiya, if I were to teach you the Dhamma—‘This is that freedom from Disease; this is that unbinding’—and you on your part were to know that freedom from Disease and see that unbinding, then together with the arising of your eyesight you wou...
by bodom
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday SDC!
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Happy birthday SDC!

Happy Birthday man!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6714

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:12 am
bodom wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08 am
cappuccino wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:30 am
becoming a stream enterer is not about dependent arising
Oh but it most certainly is!
it most certainly is assumed to be
There is no more assuming. It has been presented to you in black and white from the suttas.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6714

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

becoming a stream enterer is not about dependent arising Oh but it most certainly is! "And which are the four factors of stream-entry with which he is endowed? "There is the case where the disciple of the noble ones is endowed with verified confidence in the Awakened One: 'Indeed, the Blessed One i...
by bodom
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All is one. Change my view.
Replies: 25
Views: 497

Re: All is one. Change my view.

dharmacorps wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Thanissaro Bhikkhu has much to say on this:

https://tricycle.org/magazine/we-are-not-one/
:thumbsup:

Beat me to it.

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 8849

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Yes you absolutely will need medical intervention in order to stop drinking if it has gotten to this point. Have you spoken with any detox facilities yet? :namaste: As doctors can't help me, I have another plan. I will give my credit card to mother, and tell her, no to ever give me back. I can't bu...