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by Akashad
Tue May 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Coping with growing old
Replies: 33
Views: 442

Re: Coping with growing old

Ow I have the exact same moment at restaurants.it's where my contemplation of impermanence gets triggered really bad it's a sad event for me except, I'm not old.but I can already see the end coming.I can i swear I'm not being philosophical i trully see it coming I feel so much grief and nostalgia fo...
by Akashad
Sun May 19, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Burgs?Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Burgs?Books?

Where is it stated that he was or is a student of Pa Auk Sayadaw? I found his glancing references to having attended Pa Auk Sayadaw retreat or retreats. Are there any statements by Pa Auk Sayadaw that he would be happy with Burgs teaching? He is a student of pa auk sayadaw and another hindu teacher...
by Akashad
Sun May 19, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Burgs?Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Burgs?Books?

Where is it stated that he was or is a student of Pa Auk Sayadaw? I found his glancing references to having attended Pa Auk Sayadaw retreat or retreats. Are there any statements by Pa Auk Sayadaw that he would be happy with Burgs teaching? He is a student of pa auk sayadaw and another hindu teacher...
by Akashad
Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Burgs?Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Burgs?Books?

I like how he talks about cultivating samadhi as being a "choice". We choose what we do with our time.One monk answered when people asked him how do they know if they have parami for jhana and he said it's not about Paramis it's about skillfullness.It makes this practice more about conscious choices...
by Akashad
Sat May 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Burgs?Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Burgs?Books?

There was an earlier DW discussion about Burgs here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=23537 thanks i didn't realise there was a thread about it.I never heard of him ever.I don't know if he's enlightened i don't actually care.Trying to figure out if someone's enlightened is the domain of a Bu...
by Akashad
Sat May 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Burgs?Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Burgs?Books?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ1bEH90_eI Has anybody ever read his books? or learned from him.What were your experiences? All i know is his the first or one of the first western lay student of pa auk sayadaw to master the entire 40 meditation object.The entire samatha path.Thats the entire 8 jha...
by Akashad
Mon May 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 101
Views: 7152

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

Here is a talk by Tina Rassmussen :

First sit to First Jhana

https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/262/talk/3815/
by Akashad
Mon May 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What are the Benefits of Chanting?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: What are the Benefits of Chanting?

Hello, I've been having some trouble meditating lately due to a lot of assignments and studying so I thought I'd do chanting every morning and evening.However,I don't know what the benefits of chanting are? Why do Buddhists chant? If anyone could help me understand.Thank you. 🙏🙏 :anjali: Akashad Bu...
by Akashad
Mon May 13, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What are the Benefits of Chanting?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

What are the Benefits of Chanting?

Hello,

I've been having some trouble meditating lately due to a lot of assignments and studying so I thought I'd do chanting every morning and evening.However,I don't know what the benefits of chanting are? Why do Buddhists chant? If anyone could help me understand.Thank you. 🙏🙏
by Akashad
Sun May 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 95
Views: 35048

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

by Akashad
Sun May 12, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Intent
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Karma and Intent

In not a buddhist scholar,but I'm pretty sure if you do a good deed because you know it will accrue merit your actually doing it right because your having faith in cause and effect so you are performing merit with the faculty of wisdom. I think boddhisatvas perform merit regardless of who gets it, u...
by Akashad
Sun May 12, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Feeling suicidal or drinking two glasses of wine?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Feeling suicidal or drinking two glasses of wine?

Hello, I'm currently doing clinicals at a drug and alcohol withdrawal unit (heroin,amphetamines,cocaine) and I see a lot of clients with schizophrenia and etc.The first thing you need to do before meditation or buddhism is speak to your GP/doctor.Make sure you are taking your antipsychotics and cons...
by Akashad
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Attainments
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Attainments

1.Start with dana.Give a lot.Share a lot.Just grab a book and write ten good things your going to do each day and knock yourself out being good.You will Feel good.You will Feel so good being a kind and good person. 2.Then keep sila.Don't bypass sila it's a make it or break I know some prefer to jump...
by Akashad
Sat May 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 95
Views: 35048

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

I also lose a lot of things that I don't really need anymore such as negative self talk or positive self talk they both wear me out as self-ing is an exhausting process.I thought it was a short term effect of meditation but its been 6 years and I keep seeing impermanence at this point I feel like I...
by Akashad
Sat May 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 95
Views: 35048

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Found this video while I was trying to understand the difference between depression and disenchantment. I found a few articles at how meditation can have negative effects such as a sense of diassociation but I feel mostly content and at peace, think it's only a bad thing from the ego point of view.I...