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by atharva2k
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 45
Views: 4984

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

One cannot be fully alert of two things at once. Reading a book, would be a distraction from what is happening with one's own body at that time. Seriously? By that logic one would never read a book... Or do absolutely anything for that matter. :sage: no reading while on the toilet! Pay attention to...
by atharva2k
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Should I even be meditating yet?
Replies: 17
Views: 1755

Re: Should I even be meditating yet?

Hello, I have often wondered this myself. Meditation was what introduced me to Buddhism in the first place, but I was finding no real progress even with a steady practice. Not only was my poor conduct wiping out any mental calm I had gathered, it made it much more difficult to settle my mind during ...
by atharva2k
Mon May 28, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Observing the 5th Precept
Replies: 15
Views: 2777

Re: Observing the 5th Precept

Hello, just wanted to chime in. I stopped drinking at 18, much before I encountered Buddhism. At that age, there was a lot of pressure from my friends to drink. One of my friends even used to get angry at me because I wouldn't drink at her parties. But, as I got older and did not change my stance, t...
by atharva2k
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: Muscle Tensions occurring during meditation.

It's quite common. I've been struggling with back tension for the past year. Before it was tension + aversion (which was intense pain), now its just tension. I think it's one of those habit patterns that will be resolved through long term practice.
by atharva2k
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Too much tech around us?
Replies: 22
Views: 1880

Re: Too much tech around us?

Apple watch .. why do people use it .. to read sms using their watch and tell time using their cell phone. What a sad day for humanity. I'm waiting for the day (I'm sure it's happened) when I see a group of young people eating lunch together. All of them are on their phones, checking texts, no one ...
by atharva2k
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Clarification on Precepts
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Clarification on Precepts

Hello, I have been trying to seriously keep the precepts these last few months and I have seen many positive changes. However, I have recently been coming into contact with situations that are putting me in moral turmoil. One example: My parents stream content that is from a third-party app that is ...
by atharva2k
Sat May 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Buddha's Anapasati Instructions
Replies: 13
Views: 2551

Buddha's Anapasati Instructions

Hello, I have recently began following instructions straight from the anapanasati sutta, and would like to ask for a few clarifications. I am only following the first two instructions so far, namely: "[1] Breathing in long, he discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, he discerns, '...