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by Akashad
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Objects
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Meditation Objects

Out of the 40 objects mentioned in Visuddhimagga, I tried most except a few which I know will not be effective for me like sangha, Buddha. In the past I have tried out objects that are not in the list of 40, like a sound, or chanting heart sutra, even a very consistent sublime sensation in the body...
by Akashad
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Burgs?Books?
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Burgs?Books?

No I didn't find any ebook sample. :reading: I think I'll just buy it at this point.
by Akashad
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

@Pulsar Thanks for your kind words, they made me smile :) @Akashad I see, so it was a philosophical question. Thanks for your answer. Thank you for your answer Butters.I'll try to sound less arrogant in the future.I can be a bit self centred but I appreciate your eagle eye observations you trully h...
by Akashad
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Hello, I'm not sure if Buddhism with all the bowing and chanting and rituals is for me....What do you think do you think I can leave out all the religious stuff and just stick to practical things like keeping precepts and meditation and succeed in this path?🐢🙏 Having read most of this thread, I hav...
by Akashad
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

chownah wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 am
If someone is of the view that a ritual is empty then they should abandon it.
chownah
Thank you jesus.Empty.That's the word I was looking for.
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?
Replies: 38
Views: 601

Re: Did the Buddha teach anything other than four noble truths?

form wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:22 am
It seems to me that just penetrating the 4NT will be enough to get beyond Dukka. So what are the other stuff doing in the nikayas?

I think it's to get you to the point where you can actually penetrate the four noble truths.
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

I'm not sure if buddhism with all the bowing and chanting and rituals is for me.I use to be very self reliant on inner qualities like my own virtue and kind deeds but now tried to go to external things and don't feel authentic. I don't feel really inspired when I visit temples or monasteries. As so...
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Hi, Akashad. Practice at home, come to the monastery to give food to the monks and listen to the Dhamma. There is no need to participate in the rituals, if they do not inspire you, but rather cause despondency. Thanks,i will follow your advice. :anjali: But still, it is necessary to develop faith i...
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Antaradhana wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Hi, Akashad.

Practice at home, come to the monastery to give food to the monks and listen to the Dhamma. There is no need to participate in the rituals, if they do not inspire you, but rather cause despondency.
Thanks,i will follow your advice. :anjali:
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

If you dislike certain people due to past bad experiences say for example , Japanese or Chinese , is the person consider as extremist according to Buddha's teachings ? Some people would call that racism though i think racism is thinking one group is superior not necessarily because one has had a ba...
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

sunnat wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Akadshad. Why do you use this emoticon: :anjali:?
:anjali:
because it looks pretty.
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

I agree. I hardly go to a temple, because I can't see the purpose of going there unless I want to look after the monk by helping them and giving Dana. The problem is you find those distractions even in a Dhamma discussion forum. That is why some people do not like Dhamma forums either. Same here,my...
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Buddhism isn't Buddhism

it's a timeless, ancient path……
I agree.
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

If you have trouble with the bowing, you need to honestly question why? Yes i honestly find it meaningless. Its a statue. Is it just me that sees this. Its like when people buy diamonds and get excited about it. its a damn rock. I think the best way to show respect is to practice meditation or keep...
by Akashad
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 1440

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

If you have trouble with the bowing, you need to honestly question why? Yes i honestly find it meaningless. Its a statue. Is it just me that sees this. Its like when people buy diamonds and get excited about it. its a damn rock. I think the best way to show respect is to practice meditation or keep...