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by daniil
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: Hillside Hermitage and Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero

Here is their YouTube channel.
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCKejmWAt_kNpRMq5gQEGAqw

Tons of great topics and constant stream of new material
by daniil
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 512366

Re: The "three rules" of eating meat

Please let me know what you think of this reasoning. I think there is a flaw in the claim: in the ordering of meat, we have the intention to harm for our own gain, without a need to survive for it seems to disregard what 'intention' means in relation to the killing of living beings. As I quoted in ...
by daniil
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 512366

Re: The "three rules" of eating meat

Obviously from supply and demand, when a lay person purchases meat, there is less supply, the grocer orders more meat, more animals get killed at the slaughterhouse. The purpose of Buddhism isn't to make the world a better place (that's impossible), it's to escape it. I remember reading a sutta abo...
by daniil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Re: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

Greetings, I just feel burnt out fighting against myself. Don't do that - that won't help. Also, try not to demonize "entertainment" otherwise you're just creating an aversion towards it, and that's just more aversion, isn't it? Replacing "greed" with "aversion" is not a winning trade. Relinquishme...
by daniil
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

I have been slowly advancing in my practice (mahasi sayadaw's satipattana vipassana as taught by yuttadhammo), enough to really comprehend some of the damage my own impulses do to me. And yet, I just simply can't shake off some of the destructive habits! In the moments that I feel strong aversion to...
by daniil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 120
Views: 25550

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

No, all the things I missed about lay-life seem to be not as good as I remembered them to be, when I was a monk. I should write about this actually, an update now that I've been back in the worldly world for 3 months. It would be great James if you write about your "back on the ground" experiance !...
by daniil
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering
Replies: 13
Views: 1654

Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering

Still very new to the dhamma. While girlfriend is away on her first retreat, I decided to tey and step my pracrice up to 2 hours a day. Since I have been practicing very 'surface level' techniques in the past, i have not seen much progress, but this time i tried to follow a 2 hour daily meditation o...
by daniil
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 37
Views: 2802

Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

I see two ways this may go. 1) the intial thrill of a growing world wide community coupled with ever expanding resources avaliable to the public counteracted by the inevitable 'commercialization'. this may lead to the eventual decline of the dhamma here. 2) growing community coupled with eventual ad...
by daniil
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

If everything ceases, is Buddhism the way to bring the ultimate cessation of the cycle of rebirth? What's after?

kind of weird to consider what that would be like. I suppose the initial stream entry is described by sotopannas as the most bizzare experience of their life. anyone have any sources on the experience of first-time stream enterers?
maybe personal accounts? :)
by daniil
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?
Replies: 49
Views: 3043

Re: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?

Here is how I got here: Doubt (the dhamma) -> Disliking -> thinking ->turn (hand)-> touch (phone) - grasp ->turn ->see-> press(ON button) > wanting -> intention (to learn) -> thinking->pressing (typing in dhammawheel.com) -> wanting (social approval by the answering of the question) -> intention -> ...