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by manas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 40
Views: 5128

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

But it might not be my kamma to escape it in this lifetime, when there is so much unresolved energy regarding women, in my psyche. You have to worry about this only when you are heading for Anagami. What you need now is only the right view hence eliminating self view. (Sakkaya Dithi) Sotapanna stil...
by manas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 40
Views: 5128

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

Hi Manas This is what called contemplation on Asvada and Adinava. (gratification and draw backs) What you need to add is Nissarana (scape) Perhaps. But it might not be my kamma to escape it in this lifetime, when there is so much unresolved energy regarding women, in my psyche. Maybe I can, maybe n...
by manas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 40
Views: 5128

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

The desire for a girlfriend comes up from time to time, but then I recollect how essentially flawed romantic relationships are, and I get put off. I've suffered enough already, I think. Edited version: "The desire for a girlfriend comes up from time to time, but then I recollect how essentially fla...
by manas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 40
Views: 5128

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

ryanM wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:31 pm
Sovatthika wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 pm
i don't know what i could have in common enough with any puthujjanas
Kindness?
:goodpost:
by manas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: The Bodhisatta entered this world via a womb; and women can be so much more than just sex objects.
Replies: 6
Views: 382

The Bodhisatta entered this world via a womb; and women can be so much more than just sex objects.

Writing in a topic about sex desire, celibacy etc, I described both female AND (in order to be equal and fair) male sexual organs in a way that sounded quite unappealing. What I wrote was true, I guess; ultimately, sex desire must be abandoned utterly, and for one aspiring to total Unbinding, I gues...
by manas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

There is no essence in the five khandas, and yet, other being do matter, as evidenced by the Buddha's own mission & compassion for beings. I have excellent suggestions here, and will plan ahead as i said before. As I said, I can get my body & mind ready for a more monastic / retreat setting RIGHT N...
by manas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

If you just want the intensive retreat experience, Pa Auk in Myanmar does 8 hours formal meditation a day but you could sit there all day and night if you wanted. It's hot and humid all year round, and you don't have to do any tasks other than meditate. It's an excellent environment, and if you are...
by manas
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sensual desire as a Layman
Replies: 20
Views: 1469

Re: Sensual desire as a Layman

Veils fall apart when the passions subside. When the fires of passion are no longer driving actions the world becomes different. One can only have compassion for those many in its grip. Celibacy is a welcome relief as a result of calm, patient, equanimous observation of the reality as it rises and ...
by manas
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

If you like Mahasi or Pa-Auk system, Myanmar would be an option. I think most monasteries there would ordain irrelevant of age. But practicing as a lay yogi is also possible. I have been learning primarily from monks of the Thai Forest Tradition for the past 20 years, so will stick with that, howev...
by manas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 78
Views: 4931

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

Sex pleasure is a dead end (much like a woman's vagina, which ultimately leads to a uterus). You can never get enough of it. Learning how to suppress ejaculation and drive the energy up the body, one still experiences much physical pleasure, which vibrates in the mind and body for days afterward and...
by manas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time
Replies: 50
Views: 925

Re: what's the nature of consciousness, and its relationship with time

Consciouness is a fabrication....all fabrications are impermanent...so consciousness itself is impermanent. sheer nonsense Please explain why you think so? Have you ever experienced consciousness as an independent entity, standing alone, not in dependence upon something else that is to be cognized?...
by manas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

There's a good meditation centre in Malaysia which you can stay at for as long as you like really. I'll find the name and report back, but my friend who goes to it is on rains retreat for now, so he won't be back until mid October. Thanks James, Malaysia is much closer to Australia, the only issue ...
by manas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

I'm willing to travel to Thailand. I will bring Aeroguard / mosquito net so as to avoid malaria or whatever. There is no malaria in Thailand, apart from near Western & Northern border regions, where it comes from Burma, etc. There is no malaria at Wat Pah Nanachat , which is a stricter environment,...
by manas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

You might want to narrow it down to which countries you would consider and which cities and / or which teachers and monasteries resonate with you. Pretty much any monastery would allow lay guests to stay extended times, if they have the available guest rooms or guest houses. For example, Wat Metta,...
by manas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?
Replies: 19
Views: 668

A long-term residential retreat in any warm climate?

Hello, I search on the Internet, but I think it would be wise to get a recommendation right here at DW. As I don't think I would qualify to get ordained - too old (monasteries don't like to accept folks my age, so I've read), plus another disqualifying detail i read about - I've resigned that the be...