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by DooDoot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 30
Views: 361

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

The closest thing I can find within the tradition to depression would be perhaps sloth and torpor. I imagine "depression" falls into soka­ pari­deva­ duk­kha­ do­manas­sa upāyāsā (sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair); that is often caused by different forms of craving; such as not getting ...
by DooDoot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 30
Views: 361

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

SarathW wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:35 am
What about Visaka?
She had ten or sixteen children.
Before or after stream-entry? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: What is delusion?

I am still unsure of what is even meant by delusion in the buddhist sense. Is delusion the process of creating the "Self" image? Hi JW. Yes. Delusion is the process of creating the "Self" image. On a social level, delusion also includes selfishness & ingratitude. Is delusion making ourselves neurot...
by DooDoot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 30
Views: 361

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

SarathW wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 pm
The problem is that Sotapanna still has the sexual desire.
Thanks SW but I don't agree. I doubt a Sotapanna has enough sexual desire to be a hindrance to practise & advancement. The suttas don't mention when Kondanna and Sariputta were Sotapanna; they struggled with sexual desire.
by DooDoot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: This chinese agama version of Anapanasati matches my experiences

A bhikṣu intent on a quiet, secluded and really lonely place [goes there], sits down cross-legged and straightens body and mind. Concentrating on the tip of his nose without letting mental proliferation (nānātva) arise I imagine to concentrate on one point is too rigid (suppressive) and won't let s...
by DooDoot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Islamic connections from: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Islamic connections from: AN 7.63 Bhariyā Sutta. Kinds of Wives.

Sujātā, a man can have seven kinds of wife. What seven? A wife like a killer, a wife like a thief, a wife like a lord, a wife like a mother, a wife like a sister, a wife like a friend, and a wife like a bondservant. These are the kinds of wife that a man can have. Which one of these are you?” hi Mi...
by DooDoot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 30
Views: 361

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: 294

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: 294

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: 294

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: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 17
Views: 269

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: 15
Views: 217

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: 30
Views: 361

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: 30
Views: 361

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: 294

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