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by Padipa
Thu May 07, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Cathartic?
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Cathartic?

Hi, I am experincing a consistent sense of deep sadness and remorse about my previous actions that have either hurt or wronged others. Is this normal...seems to be contrary to my expectations from my practice. Thanks... I think the initial sadness is normal and healthy--it will help to incentivize ...
by Padipa
Fri May 01, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Five questions on meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Five questions on meditation

What has been given to you in the thread is good, but I want to add 1 more thing. I learned it is vital, for effective sitting, to get your head perfectly balanced. If it is not balanced, though it is subconscious, you have neck muscles locking to balance the head: like balancing a feather on its ti...
by Padipa
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Best book on eightfold path?
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Best book on eightfold path?

I like Bhikku Bodhi's The Noble Eight-Fold Path: Way to the End of Suffering. In fact, I've enjoyed everything I've read by him so far. He clearly has a commanding grasp of English and Pali.
by Padipa
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is everyday karma?
Replies: 20
Views: 3084

Re: Is everyday karma?

Let say i fully experience my kamma. Can i fall down to the same kamma or get even worser kamma? The choice is yours. Grasping that actions have consequences empowers you to go in whichever directions you desire. :goodpost: What does not fully experienced mean? Every action you do has a result(Kamm...
by Padipa
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is everyday karma?
Replies: 20
Views: 3084

Re: Is everyday karma?

Let say i fully experience my kamma. Can i fall down to the same kamma or get even worser kamma? The choice is yours. Grasping that actions have consequences empowers you to go in whichever directions you desire. "Say you can,then you can" "Say you cannot, then you cannot" Either way, you decide.
by Padipa
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is everyday karma?
Replies: 20
Views: 3084

Re: Is everyday karma?

So we need to become a hole different person? How to do that? Can i get rid of karma? One must understand actions have consequences. Once grasped, one can (and must) focus upon the consequences of future actions, before actually committing to those actions. Very very gradually, as one's awareness o...
by Padipa
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5791

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Leave the whys to philosophers Leave the how (to escape it) to the triple gem The whys will get us nowhere, we will run round in circles and never find the answers outside of speculation and wrong view Practise the four noble truths and free yourself from all doubt :) Agreed completely! This is wha...
by Padipa
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5791

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

:group: :toast: [quote=form By the way what is SG? LOL---LOL--LOL :jumping: What is SG, eh---LOL. :jumping: :jumping: I like to focus upon the humanity of the Buddha, hence I prefer his family name, almost always, in discussion: SG was a Humanist, first & foremost. He demonstrated that one's soteri...
by Padipa
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5791

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Buddhism with regards to beginning of the universe is more consistent with modern physics. Buddhism minus the myth it contains is a rather scientific religion involving testing its hypothesis on one own effort. It has many parallels with modern psychology as well. We are agreed on each point, and, ...
by Padipa
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 1183

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

say someone deliberately does you harm and you get full blown anger arising is there any way to burn it out quickly? like, putting full attention on it.....would that make it disappear any more quickly? This is where your training in mindfulness comes in to save, so long as you have been practicing...
by Padipa
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 48
Views: 5791

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Buddhism with regards to beginning of the universe is more consistent with modern physics. Buddhism minus the myth it contains is a rather scientific religion involving testing its hypothesis on one own effort. It has many parallels with modern psychology as well. We are agreed on each point, and, ...
by Padipa
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: KN Iti 94 upaparikkha: A clue on what "tathagata" means, equivalence between upekkha and upaparikkha
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: KN Iti 94 upaparikkha: A clue on what "tathagata" means, equivalence between upekkha and upaparikkha

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/kn-iti-94-upaparikkha-clue-on-what.html excerpt: Three interesting points: 1. upekkha, as the 7th factors in 7sb awakening factors, is the same as upekkha in 3rd and 4th jhana. In this sutta, perhaps to do a meta analysis that doesn't confuse with the u...
by Padipa
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What could rouse more conviction?
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: What could rouse more conviction?

In AN 7.6 Dhana Sutta (Treasure) it says: "There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones has conviction, is convinced of the Tathagata's Awakening: 'Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-awakened, consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world, ...
by Padipa
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?
Replies: 62
Views: 7053

Re: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:01 am
Buddhism heals delusion.
Agreed indeed: with oil the metaphor for delusion (moha) & water the metaphor for Buddhism--separation is assured when they are brought into contact with each other.
by Padipa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: whats the main teaching in buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1611

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

whats the main teaching in buddhism The "main" teaching depends upon who receives it & when they receive it. It's designed to reach people at all levels. People have unique capabilities, weaknesses, strengths, experiences, likes, dislikes, etc, so they connect to the teaching at different places & ...