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by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

if western people are familiar and trust psychology and psychotherapy I am not sure why a Buddhist tradition would not welcome something that understands and can help with the conditions. It sounds like the basic premise of this view is psychology and psychotherapy are superior to Buddhism and Budd...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

The Agama version of Anapanasati uses the nose Agama have many versions of MN 118 and I only recall reading one that even close slightly close to MN 118 (which said step 3 was experiencing " many types of breath "). Regardless, the Agama are very belated and exhibit historical contemporary views th...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

1)When he goes in with mindfulness after the beginning, middle and end of the in-breath, his cognizance being distracted internally, both his body and his cognizance are disquieted , perturbed and excited . As far as I remember this means observing different parts of the body: nostrils - beginning,...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

As chasing the breath makes you fatigued . There is a difference between: (i) volitionally "chasing" the breath and (ii) the mind non-voliitionally/naturally/automatically experiencing/tracking the sensation of the breath from nose to abdomen. If the meditator " goes in with intention (not mindfuln...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 17
Views: 249

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

if one were to cling to the view that there is no self, one would be creating a very subtle sense of self around that view Thanissaro Not if "self" is properly defined, as follows: This world is burning. Afflicted by contact, it calls disease a 'self.' https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/ud...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Transfer/Sharing merit limits
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Transfer/Sharing merit limits

1.I have a question , this wasn't of the words of the Buddha ? The relevant sutta was quoted by @Salayatananirodha. Then there is the case where a certain person takes life, takes what is not given, engages in sensual misconduct, engages in false speech, engages in divisive speech, engages in abusi...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

Samma Dithi is the key to start the monastic life. Maybe. But they are not attracted to the alternate worldly life. There is the wisdom to give up the worldly life but not the mental fortitude to abandon the self-instinct. I listened to a nun of around 10 years give a talk recently and all i can sa...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

Yoga, Tai Chi, qigong. Measured fasting, eating good foods, general wisdom in the activity of life to gain balance and harmony... There doesn't seem to be Samma Vayama, maybe because samma dhitti is not understood well enough. I doubt the above physical practises will greatly help depression or fal...
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Wrong way to practice Anapanasati.

budo wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:37 am
the Buddha used the simile of the guard at the gate, you don't follow the people entering the city, you just see who comes in and out.
Where? Please quote. Thanks
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Transfer/Sharing merit limits
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Transfer/Sharing merit limits

OK. My merits are not appreciated. Its OK. :anjali: The Supreme Buddha gave this sermon to King Bimbisara after an alms offering to the Sangha. Beings in the ghost world do not farm, herd cattle, trade, buy, sell, or use gold and money. They survive on merits shared by humans. As water that rains on...
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 47
Views: 2202

Re: Anatta, Self?

What is the difference between the annihilationist stance vs the alleged "no self" that was supposedly declared? Based on the following texts, it might be the annihilationist stance believes in a "self" and believes this "self" is annihilated. 4. Annihilationism (Ucchedavāda): Views 51–57 84. "Ther...
by DooDoot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Transfer/Sharing merit limits
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Transfer/Sharing merit limits

My view is ' hungry ghosts ' are looking for love so its easy to give merits to ' hungry ghosts '. But beings that have reached the ' human state ' don't need our merits; similar to how a millionaire does not need our $10 gift. ' Hell beings ' are often too trapped by their ' dukkha ' to be able to ...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: becoming monk
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: becoming monk

You would probably need to find a Thai monastery prepared to ordain you for the short term, which most likely would be when Thai laymen ordain for 3 to 4 months during the Rains Retreat (from around June to October; depending on the lunar months). I imagine a monastery for training Westerners (such ...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 593

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

:focus: Does our birth such as born deformed or with single leg/arm , as male/female , with higher /lower IQ , take birth as a King , being born as African , born rich /poor etc etc all has to do with previous life kamma ? What about being born as animals and insects ? Apart from MN 135 (addressed t...
by DooDoot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 593

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

This doesnt indicate that Asians would just be passive... Since prostitution is illegal in Thailand, lots of passivity appears to be occurring. Since 1960, prostitution in Thailand has been de jure illegal. Nevertheless, it was estimated to be worth US$6.4 billion a year in revenue (2015), accounti...