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by Virgo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 119
Views: 7008

Re: Inspiring Words

Time Must Not Be Misused by Mahasi Saydaw. DHAMMA DISCOURSE BY THE MOST VENERABLE MAHASI SAYADAW TRANSLATED BY SAYADAW U SUNANDA After reading this treatise, if you are still having that precious opportunity, how are you going to use it? Is it befitting to be complacent just by preaching whatever kn...
by Virgo
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from New York City
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: Hi from New York City

Welcome. :anjali:

Virgo
by Virgo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome. :anjali:
by Virgo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 79
Views: 1248

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BL0f4HrFfI For me, the reasoning in this video is unsound & not particularly convincing. The amount of people using mental health (which is from where the statistics derive) is probably dependent upon the availability & affordability of mental health services. Just ...
by Virgo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 48
Views: 522

Re: Online games addiction

bodom wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:00 am
I like to play Madden NFL Football on my Playstation 4 once in awhile.

I'm such a hedonist!

:stirthepot:
:rofl:


kevin
by Virgo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Structuring lay life
Replies: 66
Views: 721

Re: Structuring lay life

Laypeople can also practice meditation in retreat to gain firm insight.

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 48
Views: 522

Re: Online games addiction

They can be unwholesome. But a layperson needs to blow off steam. There are many worse ways to do so. We have pressures of a job or career, taking care of a house, many duties, etc. Kevin Doesn't that kind of "steamin off"-activity drive up one's inner temperature , the opposite of what the teachin...
by Virgo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 48
Views: 522

Re: Online games addiction

They can be unwholesome. But a layperson needs to blow off steam. There are many worse ways to do so.

We have pressures of a job or career, taking care of a house, many duties, etc.

Kevin
by Virgo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and metta
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Greetings and metta

Welcome. :clap:

Virgo
by Virgo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 626

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

In buddhism psychological elements of the human person are usually called nāma, so the mind base is mentality, not matter/materiality. Regards. Hi htz, If it doesn't have a physical base it wouldn't be tied to a person. In that case no one would have the experience of your mind (no one speaking con...
by Virgo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 626

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Greetings , According to sutta , the sixth consciousness arises from the contact of the mind which is the sixth sense base versus mental objects . Therefore , what would you think is the sixth sense base ? Would you think the sixth sense base is of matter or non matter ? Hi James, according to trad...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 39
Views: 406

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

You are not meant to sit and meditate on corpses if you can begin anapanasati, corpse meditation is not right concentration it is not free from craving and aversion. Hello thepea, You claim that meditating on a corpse is wrong concentration, but the Buddha taught it, and did not call it wrong conce...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:19 pm
Virgo wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Venerable sir, a bar does not appear on the right to scroll down for this Sutta, although it does for the other ones that have the necessary length for one.
Thanks, but please use my forum for feedback. Posts here may be missed for some days.
I will Venerable.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 39
Views: 406

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

thepea wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Virgo wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Why do you say this? The Buddha taught many subjects of meditation.

Virgo
What is an artificially created object that can lead to liberative wisdom?
You must have vipassana for wisdom, but there are many meditation subjects that fall under Samma Samadhi (Right Concentration).

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 39
Views: 406

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

There are other meditations using artificially created objects which lead to samadhi but you are not observing the nature of reality between body and mind and therefore is not right concentration or Samma samadhi. They are not leading to dhamma (truth). Why do you say this? The Buddha taught many s...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Added the Gotamī Sutta — A Discourse to Gotamī
Venerable sir, a bar does not appear on the right to scroll down for this Sutta, although it does for the other ones that have the necessary length for one.

Thank you sir.

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika

The person in the video is not an ordained monk, he is a Japanese priest. In Japan these priests can marry, and they have not been ordained as monks or taken the vow of celibacy that those seeking to live the holy life take.

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can monks ever eat what they want?
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: Can monks ever eat what they want?

How can they eat what they like? I thought they cannot buy food. Can they (in Thailand)? :namaste: No, they take a vow not to use money, and also they cannot store up food, or prepare it for themselves. The food has to be donated. In some instances, however, they have a lot available at a given mea...