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by Aloka
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?

I remember that one of the forum members (Aloka) is a certified hypnotist, so maybe she could shed light on the similarities and differences between hypnotism and meditation if she wants to. I'm a qualified hypnotherapist, not a hypnotist like the people who do stage shows, supposedly making member...
by Aloka
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: What is delusion?

Hi all, of the three unwholesome roots - greed/aversion/delusion - I am still unsure of what is even meant by delusion in the buddhist sense. Is delusion the process of creating the "Self" image? Is delusion making ourselves neurotic? Is it ignorance - that we dont even know we are creating sufferi...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Just a Hello

I haven't been here for a long time. I just wanted to say a quick hello and to thank everyone who sent prayers and chanted for me awhile back. As you can see, I am still alive and still struggling. May we all be at ease. :namaste: : Good to hear from you again, sattva! May you be well and happy :he...
by Aloka
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member!!
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: New member!!

Welcome! :hello:
by Aloka
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Newbie

Hellooo and welcome Eleanor :hello:


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by Aloka
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 22
Views: 466

Re: Compassion fatigue

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There's a recent 35 minute talk by Luang Por Munindo :

"Coping With Compassion Fatigue"

https://ratanagiri.org.uk/teachings/tal ... hn-munindo



:anjali:
by Aloka
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Buddhism and memory

Is there any sutta that directly use the term "living in the present moment"? Here: SN 1.10 Arañña Sutta: A Face So Calm [Devata:] Those who abide in the forest, Peaceful, living the holy life; Those who eat but a single meal; — why is it their face is so calm? [The Buddha:] They do not grieve over...
by Aloka
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1528

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

I tend to find that you can turn a debate from a 'slagging match' to a 'discussion' by doing the following: Actually being interested in their viewpoint even if from your perspective it is wrong. This usually breaks down people's barriers. Especially if their viewpoint is usually subject to derisio...
by Aloka
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1528

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

All problems you have with other people or the world stem from your own addictions “In contemplating right understanding (samma-ditthi) I like to emphasize seeing it an an intuitive understanding and not a conceptual one. I have found it very helpful just contemplating the difference between analyt...
by Aloka
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 55
Views: 746

Re: Is Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base?

Hi rightviewftw, Its possible that having a look at chapter 7 "Attending to the Deathless" in the book "The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana" by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro might be helpful. https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/451-the-island With kind regards, Aloka :anjali...
by Aloka
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 55
Views: 746

Re: Is Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base?

Hi rightviewftw, Its possible that having a look at chapter 7 "Attending to the Deathless" in the book "The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana" by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro might be helpful. https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/451-the-island With kind regards, Aloka :anjali:
by Aloka
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Letting go

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There's a series of talks by Ajahn Amaro,"The Art of Letting Go" which might be worth checking out:

https://www.abhayagiri.org/talks/collec ... jahn-amaro


:anjali:

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by Aloka
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

No, I'm talking about bigger things. About the principles by which actual Buddhists actually live, not the ones they officially espouse. Because it's the ones by which they actually live that actually matter. How can we know for sure how people who post in internet forums actually live in "meat spa...
by Aloka
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 27
Views: 693

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Hi diamind,

I don't think anyone can know for sure what the Buddha looked like around 2,500 years ago. This is short article written by Ajahn Sujato "On the 32 Marks" :

/sujato.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/on-the-32-marks/

:anjali:
by Aloka
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

No, I'm talking about bigger things. About the principles by which actual Buddhists actually live, not the ones they officially espouse. Because it's the ones by which they actually live that actually matter. How can we know for sure how people who post in internet forums actually live in "meat spa...