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by DooDoot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 32
Views: 662

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

I usually only drink water. A naturopath sold me some fancy green electrolyte, made from sea minerals, desert salts, mountain salts & chlorophyll. I better drink some; since i keep forgetting. :mrgreen:
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63795

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It is a better translation to say: "I am getting rid of long-ingrained bad habits (passāsa or āpāna), and I am making a bigger effort to cultivate (assāsa or āna) must have good habits". OK... also: " I am getting rid of short-ingrained bad habits (passāsa or āpāna), and I am making a smaller effor...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63795

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

If you think breathing in and out is Ānapānasati, that is fine with me. Unless someone can provide evidence directly from the sutta, I will not respond to any further statements. what is really meant by "āpāna" or put out or get rid of, in Ānapāna, which comes from "āna" + "āpāna"). Many Pāli words...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63795

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Yes, anger is one of the first defilements to be removed by Ānāpānassati. Anger when becomes a habit (gati), can lead to rebirth in the niraya. The above seems to be mixing up mundane (lokiya) dhamma with supramundane (lokuttara) dhamma. The tendency (anusaya) towards defilements can be removed by ...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 60
Views: 999

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

reason why patriarchy is seen in buddhism in a stronger manner. I posted similarly before. In Thailand, traditionally, the young men are sent to the monastery for training for one rainy season. The young women will not marry a man who had not done the monastic training (for soon to be husbands). Th...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 32
Views: 662

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

DNS wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:59 am
cardiovascular disease
David. I started buying 1 block of 90% cocoa dark chocolate per week. Is this the same effect has coffee? Thanks
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 971
Views: 63795

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Here we discuss the Ānapānasati that is in the Ānapānasati Sutta (MN 118).  If anyone disagrees, please quote from that Pāli sutta AND quote from my post to point out any discrepancy. Thank you for your invitation, Lal. I was keen to point out any discrepancy however I could not find anything direc...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 60
Views: 999

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

...fatherly love... In the talk below, the renowned Thai monk Bhikkhu Buddhadasa discusses his views about the three levels of religious love, namely: 1. Raga - lust 2. Pema - instinctual love; filial love; motherly & fatherly love 3. Metta-karuna - loving-kindness " Ordinary, people just play arou...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 32
Views: 662

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

Well done ManoPG. I have never sought & drunk a cup of coffee in my entire life. Never smoked a cigarette in my entire life, either. Now I am getting old, have had certain medical tests over the last two years, which said I should take care about cholesterol (therefore, I also cut cheese out of the...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: From Heedlessness to Hell
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: From Heedlessness to Hell

maybe to imagine hell is too fantastic but maybe birth as an animal is more realistic for your vinnana? prolly birth as a super god you take that view for granted? Thanks Auto. I do not recall expressing disbelief in "hell". I did quote a sutta which refers a "hell" of painful undesirable feelings ...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 60
Views: 999

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Don't believe everything you read. AN 4.80 is the most illogical sutta I have ever read. Why did I say the above? I simply think these are very strange questions Ananda would ask the Buddha (about why women don't travel to Persia) and very strange replies, which contradict most of the suttas, which...
by DooDoot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 32
Views: 478

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Hey, guys. Do you think I should start by studying The Eightfold Path or Mindfulness (Anapanasati)? Hi Zolbec The Eightfold Path is a pre-requisite for Anapanasati. Anapanasati is the 7th factor of the Eightfold Path. Therefore, you should study both. The Eightfold Path is explained most simply in ...
by DooDoot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Solo Retreat On Budget For 30 Days Help Please
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Solo Retreat On Budget For 30 Days Help Please

What about this: https://www.liberationpark.org/retreat/persrets.htm

You must bring & cook your own food but it appears to be for free although you probably have do to some work. Its near Chicago.
by DooDoot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 60
Views: 999

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Lady Gaga :roll: The bottom line is: 1. We both appear to consider Cultural Marxism is in the world. 2. But you give the impression you believe you can defeat Cultural Marxism; simply because you disagree with it or by living in Poland. 3. Where I consider the Power of the Beast ( kilesa ) is simpl...
by DooDoot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???
Replies: 60
Views: 999

Re: Is Buddhism is a very patriarchal religion ???

Aren't you a homeowner who has a very nice backyard where you planted your bodhi tree? Yes. But I also know of monasteries that plant trees and build houses. Don't you work and pay taxes like the rest of us lay people? Yes (well, semi-retired) but there are policy makers who suggest religious insti...