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by Akashad
Thu May 28, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Vimuttimagga, Visuddhimagga and the Pa Auk Method
Replies: 25
Views: 435

Re: Vimuttimagga, Visuddhimagga and the Pa Auk Method

Hi, I practice according to this method.I am familiar with this method through a lot of trial and error. The reason I followed the Pa Auk Method was that I could find no one,not being a proper buddhist at that time,that could describe a strange experience I had with meditation many years ago before ...
by Akashad
Thu May 14, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are The Benefits of Sila?
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: What are The Benefits of Sila?

In my experience maintaining good mind body and speech refraining from bad mind body and speech being heedful actually can make your mind start meditating without any effort. Even after one day. Yeah this is my experience too,after keeping the sila the piti or sukha seems to arise quickly and you c...
by Akashad
Tue May 12, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Re: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty

confusedlayman wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 9:04 am
it is process after process without processor. some people assume intention or desire as processor but its process. ven.nagarjuna said it very clearly.
Well said thank you.🙏
by Akashad
Mon May 11, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are The Benefits of Sila?
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: What are The Benefits of Sila?

befriend wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 11:26 pm
I always liked the quote nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life
Wow nice one.🙏
by Akashad
Sun May 10, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are The Benefits of Sila?
Replies: 28
Views: 746

What are The Benefits of Sila?

Hi, Can you drop a list of advantages or benefits of keeping the sila?even if it's just one reason.I'm trying to compile a long list of benefits to motivate me and perhaps others to practice sila. Part of the reason I enjoy metta practice is reading the benefits before practice and thought perhaps I...
by Akashad
Sun May 10, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Re: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty

DooDoot wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:00 am

Kamma is the will/volition.
That makes so much sense now.Thank you.🙏
by Akashad
Sun May 10, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Re: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty

whatever you pursue and develop with the mind, that becomes the mind's inclination, its leaning Yeah I been thinking about that lately.Ive seen how people on youtube devote so much time energy and effort to certain things such as books,cooking,gardening,etc and I thought you know it really is no di...
by Akashad
Sun May 10, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Re: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty

SteRo wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:09 am

you just practice the Eightfold Path.
Yes I think I will do that from now on.🙏
by Akashad
Wed May 06, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Neuro science replace meditation
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Neuro science replace meditation

https://youtu.be/Jk0TGTdCXgQ Using neuroscience to change your brain frequency or vibrations has crossed my mind.i have wondered if there was a frequency out there for arahants,anagamis,sotappanas,devas,Nagas,hungry ghosts,etc.Like what if our karma or our reality or how we experience life has some...
by Akashad
Wed May 06, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Ajahn Brahm Says The Will is Empty

https://youtu.be/Nv1b1eqx5rU Hi everyone, I was listening to this Vesak talk by Ajahn Brahm He gave an example of a bus driver who isn't there.(48:00). The will(volition) is the is bus driver but when we get up from our bus seat to go to the front of the bus to check theres no one there,its empty. ...
by Akashad
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: idle chatter and irritation
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: idle chatter and irritation

Please practicie "Metta bhavana".It is a hidden gem. I wish I gave it a lot more attention years ago.I have recently started practicing metta as my main meditation and will probably focus on developing it for the rest of my life.i truly feel like i found a jewel in the dessert. it's very powerful. I...
by Akashad
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 58
Views: 6650

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

Hi Polo, I'm studying a double degree in nursing + biomedical science.I also work and have very limited time.Instead of coming home and watching tv I find myself listening to dhamma talks or contemplating dhamma maybe watching Gaia if I'm really bored. Its very hard for me to unwind to movies or boo...
by Akashad
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are you allowed to work or study during uposatha days?
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Are you allowed to work or study during uposatha days?

Hi all,

I am just wondering are you allowed to work or study during uposatha days.I am not familiar with this observance but would like to try it out.Thanks.
by Akashad
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 3037

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

Don't lend money on anybody on tinder.Don't use tinder period.

Like think about the type of people who go on tinder. Those casual flighty types *shivers*.
by Akashad
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Remembrance of past lives
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: Remembrance of past lives

never mind me.I'm just cleaning this tea spill. :tongue: Do you recollect dying in your previous life? “I’ve” also had some vivid spiritual experiences. Whether it was a past life regression or just a consciousness mind melt. The complete experience of a noble man being murdered. He was not Buddhis...