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by bodom
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The book, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: The book, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

I have the book. If my memory serves me right it basically covers the 7 purifications as outlined in the visuddhimagga as comprising the entire Theravadan tradition. Of course as we know not all of the Theravadan subsets view the visuddhimagga as authoritative. I have the book packed away and I'll t...
by bodom
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Do you have any tips on continuously mental labelling?
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: Do you have any tips on continuously mental labelling?

When I practiced the Mahasi method years ago my teachers instructed that continuous mental labeling during daily life was only really possible on retreat. For the average householder with a significant other, kids and career, life moves too fast to be able to slow down enough to label all physical a...
by bodom
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 58
Views: 3447

Re: The case against coffee (important)

robertk wrote:Coffee is increasingly earning scientists’ approval. Studies continue to suggest that the beverage may have some beneficial effects on health..
Thanks. Enjoying my morning cup while reading through this thread. :coffee:

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!

Happy Birthday!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have a great day everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Have a great day everyone!

Topic locked as requested by OP.

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

I am aware that the Theravada has 10 Perfections (Dasa Paramita). I hear conflicting views where some say Theravada has its Bodhisattva path whiles others say that it doesnt. So my question is - Does the Theravada have its own Bodhisattva path leading to Supreme Buddhahood as an alternative to the ...
by bodom
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Journey In Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 31
Views: 473

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

I have a lot of friends, everyone says I must stop. A lot of people are worrying for me. I don't want to die. But life seems to be unbearable without alcohol, due to my severe depression. I suffered from depression and drug and alcohol abuse for well over 25 years of my life. The alcohol is a depre...
by bodom
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 31
Views: 473

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Can you get into a detox facility? :anjali: Yes, there is a good chance, but the conditions are bad. Sick people smells like hell in detox. But the main problem is, if I go the detox for 2 months, I may lose my job. My boss starts to lose her mind, because she's very overwhelmed with work. There is...
by bodom
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 31
Views: 473

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Find people you can talk to who will support you in staying sober. The Buddha has said that good companions are the whole of the holy life. I have a lot of friends, everyone says I must stop. A lot of people are worrying for me. I don't want to die. But life seems to be unbearable without alcohol, ...
by bodom
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 31
Views: 473

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

I have to stop this somehow. Please PLEASE do! Think about us here at Dhammawheel - we would all LOVE to one day hear your recovery story, and on the flipside, I would be really disappointed to hear that something bad had happened to you. It doesn't matter that we are separated by cultural and geog...
by bodom
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Condensed version of the teachings within texts
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: Condensed version of the teachings within texts

Look no further: The Buddha's Path to Deliverance: A Systematic Exposition in the Words of the Sutta Pitaka (Vipassana Meditation and the Buddha's Teachings) A classic entry in the Pali canon, this anthology charts the entire course of spiritual development as prescribed in the most ancient Buddhist...
by bodom
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! I am back
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Hello! I am back

Welcome back!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 31
Views: 473

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

As a recovering addict and alcoholic I dont recommend AA but the Refuge Recovery Program. There are meetings all over the world. Check the link below to see if there are any in your area. Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philos...
by bodom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 11
Views: 311

New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Meditator’s Life of the Buddha: Based on the Early Discourses Anālayo offers an inspiring biography of the Buddha based on the early discourses and focusing on his meditative development and practice. By focusing on the Buddha as a meditator, Anālayo seeks to provide inspiration and guidance to all...
by bodom
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?
Replies: 47
Views: 1029

Re: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?

Thank you acinteyyo. It's nice to see you posting again after awhile. I always very much enjoy your thoughts.

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

Kare wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 am
cappuccino wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Scientists tend to jump to conclusions.
Rumour says that jumping to conclusions is accepted as a sport for the next Olympic Games.
Lol this is the funniest thing I have heard today.

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brazil
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Hello from Brazil

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to
Replies: 30
Views: 579

Re: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to

Aloka wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Bodom wrote:
smh = shaking my head :shrug:
smdh = shaking my damn head :shrug:

Not so easy to understand for people who don't have English as their first language.

:anjali:
Glad I could help.

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to
Replies: 30
Views: 579

Re: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to

smh at the view that killing other beings leads to rebirth in heaven. smh at the view that sex equals happiness. smh at the view that there is no kamma, no rebirth, and no result of generosity... smdh Bewildered by abbrevations like 'smh' or 'smdh' in a discussion forum topic.....or am I in the wro...