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by Aloka
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Best Guide for Breath Meditation For Beginners
Replies: 24
Views: 373

Re: Best Guide for Breath Meditation For Beginners

Hello all, Wondering where I can find a good guide or book with steps for breath meditation suitable for a beginner, who does not have access to a meditation center or in-person guidance. Metta, blo0mz Hello blo0mz, "Finding the Missing Peace - A Primer of Buddhist Meditation" is a little book by A...
by Aloka
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Concept of Rebirth confuses me
Replies: 21
Views: 324

Re: Concept of Rebirth confuses me

It boggles my mind.... Then perhaps you should avoid speculating about it, Ryan, and focus on practising the Dhamma in the here and now. The Buddha said: the Dhamma is visible in the here-&-now, timeless, inviting verification, pertinent, to be realized by the wise for themselves." https://www.acce...
by Aloka
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 470

Re: Censorship

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:17 pm
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Review:
Hate this book. Came highly recommended. But it is vile and cutthroat. Save us all from people who use this. Very negative view of people and the world. Maybe a good book for politicians, people with no conscience, or the devil?
:console:
by Aloka
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 470

Re: Censorship

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:17 pm
cappuccino wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Aloka wrote: "48 laws of Power" by Robert Green
I burned that book

:candle:

just saying…

:console:
by Aloka
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 42
Views: 470

Re: Censorship

Conceptualizing the matter in terms of "censorship" is not productive. Rather, simply think in terms of "turf" and "power hierachy". Everyone understands this. ...Posting at a forum like this is a privilege, not a right. ...Humans have already developed strategies for handling such complex issues. ...
by Aloka
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rāhula
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Rāhula

There was an article a couple of years ago at the Tricycle website :

"Did the Buddha Really Have a Wife and Son?"

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddhas-family/


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by Aloka
Sat May 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Subtle body
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Subtle body

simsapa wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:39 pm
I'm referring to this concept:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtle_body#Buddhism
The information at the link has connections with Tibetan Buddhist beliefs but I don't think they are relevant to Theravada.

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by Aloka
Sat May 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation outside
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Meditation outside

I much prefer meditating outside (weather permitting) and use some insect repellent on any exposed skin(avoiding the eyes) and use a folding stool, or small canvas folding chair (not a deckchair!) to sit on while keeping the spine straight. This means that ground insects are less likely to crawl all...
by Aloka
Fri May 22, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Forum Problem?

Woah, all that heavy orange everywhere is really hard on the eyes!
by Aloka
Thu May 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Forum Problem?

DNS wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Hit refresh or Ctrl R

If that doesn't do it, you manually purge your cache.
Did all of that... and the avatars are now on the left but the whole forum has gone bright orange!
by Aloka
Thu May 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Forum Problem?

DNS wrote: Avatars back on the left
Mine are still on the right.


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by Aloka
Wed May 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 499
Views: 63565

Re: Jhana

Pulsar wrote: DooDoot who posted on this thread by breaking thru the firewall, i.e. blocking walls (viruses can do that and they do harm)


:thinking:...... :shrug:...... :rolleye:



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by Aloka
Sun May 17, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: head splitting
Replies: 26
Views: 699

Re: head splitting

I will read and comment on the sections you pointed out and write a response in a bit, but won't be able to devote enough time tonight. No problem. I was just making a comment but not looking for a debate about it. I set my previous involvement with Mahayana/Vajrayana aside a few years ago and unfo...
by Aloka
Sat May 16, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 30
Views: 1215

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

DooDoot wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:25 pm
in the suttas, i only recall the devas visited the enlightened ones rather than the puthujjana.
Yes, and I'm reminded of one of my favourite suttas SN 1.10 :

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .irel.html

:anjali:

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by Aloka
Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: head splitting
Replies: 26
Views: 699

Re: head splitting

Coëmgenu wrote: ....Ven Nāgārjuna
Did you know that Nagarjuna was familiar with the Pali suttas? If not, check verses 7 to 11 of ch.15 'Examination of Essence' in the Mulamadhyamakakarika with sutta SN 12.15 in the Pali Canon.


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