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by bodom
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, May you all be peaceful...
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Hello, May you all be peaceful...

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Thank you for your service Sam!

:anjali:
by bodom
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sports gambling
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Sports gambling

The view from the suttas: “These are the four drains on one’s store of wealth: being debauched in sex; being debauched in drink; being debauched in gambling ; and having evil people as friends, associates, & companions. Just as if there were a great reservoir with four inlets and four drains, and a ...
by bodom
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 32
Views: 485

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Hello guys. I am a beginner in Theravada. How should I start? Should I read the sutras? Which sutras are recommended for beginners? I was interested in the Satipatthana Sutra. Can I start with it? I want to buy the book Transformation and Healing by Thich Nhat Hanh. What do you think? Thanks. Trans...
by bodom
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Anapanasati Sutra
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Anapanasati Sutra

With Each and Every Breath A breath meditation manual by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu drawing on two sources: the Buddha’s own set of instructions on how to use the breath in training the mind, and Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo’s method of breath meditation — which builds on the Buddha’s instructions, explaining in ...
by bodom
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 744

Re: How does the self view arises ?

“Lord, how does self-identification view come about?” “There is the case, monk, where an uninstructed run-of-the-mill person—who has no regard for noble ones, is not well-versed or disciplined in their Dhamma; who has no regard for people of integrity, is not well-versed or disciplined in their Dha...
by bodom
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduce Ivy
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Introduce Ivy

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Four brahma vihara practice not in accordance with the order ?

You practice whichever brahamvihara is appropriate to the situation.

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: monism: oneness
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: monism: oneness

Staying at Savatthi. Then a brahman cosmologist [1]went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to one side. As he was sitting there, he said to the Blessed One, "Now, then, Master Gotama, does everythi...
by bodom
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Ireland!
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Hi from Ireland!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: why is vipassanā called meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: why is vipassanā called meditation

You cannot separate samatha from vipassana. They are to be developed as a pair. One may be developed more at the expense of the other but they must ultimately come together and be balanced as one: We sit in meditation to establish peacefulness and cultivate mental energy. We don't do it in order to ...
by bodom
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?

The Ten Precepts requires abstaining from things like (https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/dasasila.html): sexual activity, intoxicating drinks and drugs, dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics, lyi...
by bodom
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddho
Replies: 237
Views: 37103

Re: Buddho

Don’t place your mind anywhere else. Place it with Buddho, i.e., awareness itself. Wherever your awareness is located, focus your mind right there in Buddho, the awareness. Don’t place it anywhere else. If you focus it over there at this place or that, it’s going to suffer. Don’t place it with your...
by bodom
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddho
Replies: 237
Views: 37103

Re: Buddho

Now that you’ve done this, do your hearts have a sense of well-being? Do your hearts have a sense of ease? Look. You’ve already done good. If your mind has a sense of well-being, a sense of ease, cool and at peace, without any suffering, without any disturbance, then you have a Buddho heart: a peac...
by bodom
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Praise of Pain
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: In Praise of Pain

On the importance of learning from pain in meditation: When you focus on the breath, using the breath as a leash to tie the mind in place so that it doesn’t go wandering off, you have to use your endurance. That is, you have to endure pain. For example, when you sit for a long time there’s going to ...