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by sunnat
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 29
Views: 703

Re: Adolf Hitler

When Hitler was malnourished and homeless on the streets he liked to go to the opera. His favourite was Wagner. Buddhism was relatively new to Europe. Wagner was interested. "Wagner became increasingly preoccupied with Buddhist and Brahmin philosophy and literature during the 1850s, one of the most...
by sunnat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 29
Views: 703

Re: Adolf Hitler

When Hitler was malnourished and homeless on the streets he liked to go to the opera. His favourite was Wagner. Buddhism was relatively new to Europe. Wagner was interested. "Wagner became increasingly preoccupied with Buddhist and Brahmin philosophy and literature during the 1850s, one of the most ...
by sunnat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Amazing Sutta audio
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Amazing Sutta audio

Thank you.

A couple of questions

Are the suttas he is doing complete with no editing and who translates.

Are they available as plain mp3's to download from somewhere. (limited bandwidth)
by sunnat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ethical conduct loved by the nobles ones
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Ethical conduct loved by the nobles ones

Visakhuposatha Sutta: The Discourse to Visakha on the Uposatha with the Eight Practices
https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an ... .khan.html
by sunnat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?
Replies: 24
Views: 584

Re: Does anyone feel like it’s an uphill battle at times?

These feelings come from a clinging to self. Do a lot of contemplation on where the self idea comes from and how to abandon it. The re are many helpful audio dhammatalks, books, discourses that give guidance. If the environment makes it too difficult to stay on track, take time off from the environm...
by sunnat
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 49
Views: 973

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

Because it's such an event an impulse is to delight. One is not free from fetters. As the dust settles a few things become clear. There is an underlying tendency to delight in pleasant sensation, to chase the high. There is an underlying tendency to shy away from unpleasant sensation. There is an un...
by sunnat
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translation questions about satipatthana & anapanasati
Replies: 30
Views: 689

Re: Translation questions about satipatthana & anapanasati

Equating sati with remembering can be confusing. In terms of self, not self, and impermanence: from the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw : https://www.budsas.org/ebud/mahasi-anat/anat03.htm "... there are four ways of clinging to self, and perception is concerned with three of them: sāmi attā, nivāsī attā a...
by sunnat
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: equanimity like imperturbable?
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: equanimity like imperturbable?

this is one of those questions or inquiries where stepping back and looking at, meditating on, the why of questioning may be most helpful. it may lead to discovering that the uncertainty is simply a hindrance arising and the answer may be found by waiting for that to pass. an answer is that they are...
by sunnat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

also, it helps very much to try to scrupulously maintain the silas, precepts in between periods of serious meditation
by sunnat
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

Ok. Just keep trying. Patience. Keep returning to the breath, or object of meditation. At the same time, don't give the anger any more importance than anything else that's happening. Use it as an opportunity to develop equanimity.
by sunnat
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

Seeing it (any it) as it is, elemental, impermanent, not self, helps to detach and let go.
by sunnat
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

It is not my anger. It is predominantly fire element. It is elements, air, fire, water, earth. It rises, stays and passes away. It is impermanent, not self. Don't identify with the phenomenon. Just calmly be aware of it. Be happy.
by sunnat
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The brain of the Albert Einstein
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: The brain of the Albert Einstein

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/677048.stm "Taxi drivers given brain scans by scientists at University College London had a larger hippocampus compared with other people. This is a part of the brain associated with navigation in birds and animals. The scientists also found part of the hippocampus grew la...
by sunnat
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: media = sense fields = bases ?
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: media = sense fields = bases ?

Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw : a discourse on PATICCASAMUPPADA "Chapter 4 - Vithi-cittas Vithi cittas differ in kind from bhavanga cittas. Bhavanga citta resembles rebirth citta in respect of objects and process. It is the stream of consciousness that follows rebirth citta, having its root in kamma. It ...
by sunnat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

I agree 100% with what dhammacorps has written so educate yourself about addiction.

Organisations like Al-Anon hold collectively the wisdom of experience that you need to correctly deal with an addict.

You'll find them easily, including online like at soberrecovery.com