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by bodom
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleep regulation
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Sleep regulation

This short excerpt is from a question and answer session with venerable Ajahn Chah: Q: What about sleep? How much should I sleep? A: Don't ask me, I can't tell you. A good average for some is four hours a night. What is important, though, is that you watch and know yourself. If you try to go with to...
by bodom
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all!
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Greetings all!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: -Gratitude to teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: -Gratitude to teachers

:bow: :bow: :bow:

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Dukkha
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Dukkha

Keep watching to see that the disgust is also impermanent and then there's no problem.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Greetings

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lay people should still try
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: lay people should still try

The Buddha encourages lay people to find time to meditate: One time Anathapindika went with several hundred lay followers to the Buddha, who spoke to them thus: "To be sure, you householders provide the monastic community with clothing, food, shelter, and medicine, but you should not be satisfied wi...
by bodom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 340

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

For those who said the precept to refrain from Lying the following from Bhikkhu Bodhi should be of interest: It is said that in the course of his long training for enlightenment over many lives, a bodhisatta can break all the moral precepts except the pledge to speak the truth. The reason for this i...
by bodom
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Heyooo!
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Heyooo!

Welcome!

namaste
by bodom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 165
Views: 2469

Re: Diversity among mods

Thank you Mr man. I can't take credit for that because I feel that is just a reflection of all of the great members as a whole here at DW. You guys make our jobs easier in that regard. I think we have an awesome community here and have really great discussions. Of course there will always be some tr...
by bodom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 165
Views: 2469

Re: Diversity among mods

Here are my 2 cents. A moderators role on any forum is to make sure the members are abiding by the terms of service. That's it. Done. End of story. I do not have any superior Dhammic attainments or degrees from universities on the Buddhist Religon. I do not look at myself as if I am in some sort of ...
by bodom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Generosity
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Generosity

Thanks for sharing John.

Heres a favorite of mine, a shirt 3 minute video on the power of generosity from Thailand:



Namaste
by bodom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 146
Views: 2980

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

I failed, it's game over. I give up the fight against Mara. This demon is invincible. I go to samsara, in my next life I will succeed. Have you noticed a pattern here? When you declare victory like you did here -- I'm sober this week. I confessed my errors, and progressed a lot. I can see now I am ...
by bodom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?

Is a Buddhist allowed to pray to Devas in times of difficulty? You will get different answers to this but I will say that if it brings peace to your mind in times of trouble then it's OK. Look at it as upaya (skillful means) but don't forget that we alone are the ones who determine our present and ...
by bodom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?

That there may be benevolent spirits then does not conflict with Buddhism? :namaste: Yes they are called Devas. "Furthermore, you should recollect the devas: 'There are the devas of the Four Great Kings, the devas of the Thirty-three, the devas of the Hours, the Contented Devas, the devas who delig...
by bodom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?

Sounds like possession by a ghost or evil spirit. :namaste: Which brings us to the question what is a ghost or spirit? This is the parajika .. it has been written carefully .. not a hastily put together document. Mention of ghosts therein raises some questions. :namaste: There are references to gho...
by bodom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: What does spirit mean in Buddhism?

Sounds like possession by a ghost or evil spirit.

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Satipatthana

The answer to your question is in the sutta itself: [2] "Furthermore, when walking, the monk discerns, 'I am walking.' When standing, he discerns, 'I am standing.' When sitting, he discerns, 'I am sitting.' When lying down, he discerns, 'I am lying down.' Or however his body is disposed, that is how...
by bodom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily life, silent mind or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Daily life, silent mind or not?

Discursive thought only ceases in the second Jhana. When not in meditation the Buddha teaches us to be developing thoughts rooted in renunciation, goodwill and compassion. Also any thoughts that help you to remain mindful and keep you grounded in the moment should be developed. There is nothing spec...
by bodom
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassanā
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Vipassanā

Vipassana is not a technique or mindfulness exercise. As Dinsdale noted it is a quality of mind and that quality is a result from practicing the eightfold path: ...if you look directly at the Pali discourses — the earliest extant sources for our knowledge of the Buddha's teachings — you'll find that...