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by O'seeker
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

Re: What is Delusion?

THANK YOU ACINTEYYO!!

Geeeez

However... say I have a random thought of say, my pet?

Is this a delusional thought because the pet is impermanent?
:D
by O'seeker
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

Re: What is Delusion?

Thoughts are just thoughts, they come and go. Some thoughts are a product of delusion sure, but the thought itself isn't the delusion it's caused by the delusion. What are examples of arising delusional thoughts, please?? So like the sutta says, one way of dealing with it is to give the mind anothe...
by O'seeker
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

Re: What is Delusion?

Delusion is not like the hindrances, it's not a temporary phenomena that arises and you can combat it with an antidote. Then why is this sutta named "The Removal of Distracting Thoughts" which includes the removal of (unspecified) arising delusional thoughts and how exactly to remove them? :| http:...
by O'seeker
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

Re: What is Delusion?

"When evil unskillful THOUGHTS CONNECTED WITH DESIRE, HATE, and **** DELUSION **** ARISE IN A BHIKKHU through reflection on an adventitious object, he should, (in order to get rid of that), reflect on a different object which is connected with skill. Then the evil unskillful thoughts are eliminated;...
by O'seeker
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

Re: What is Delusion?

I'm not fully understanding, my apologies. What are some specific examples of delusional thoughts arising and what are you supposed to do when they arise? Ex.1 ___________ Combat it with ____________ Ex.2 ___________ Combat it with ____________ Ex.3 ___________ Combat it with ____________ Ex.4 ____...
by O'seeker
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

Re: What is Delusion?

I'm not fully understanding, my apologies. What are some specific examples of delusional thoughts arising and what are you supposed to do when they arise? Ex.1 ___________ Combat it with ____________ Ex.2 ___________ Combat it with ____________ Ex.3 ___________ Combat it with ____________ Ex.4 _____...
by O'seeker
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

Re: What is Delusion?

What about the haunting thoughts and images of past and future that are not tamed or controlled?

This is part of delusion, correct?
by O'seeker
Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2825
Views: 403464

Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

This thread OWNS! :D

Thanks
by O'seeker
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting the Nicotine Habit.
Replies: 15
Views: 3213

Quitting the Nicotine Habit.

I've decided to make a thread on dealing with quitting smoking cigarettes or any other nicotine habit. Please share any of your experiences on trying to quit for others, what you think could be done, withdrawal symptoms and causes, stories...etc I'll start by posting the one thing that has helped me...
by O'seeker
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The heart as the physical base of the mind?
Replies: 31
Views: 4525

Re: The heart as the physical base of the mind?

Interesting, though I take references like this to be metaphorical. You know when somebody says they're thinking with their heart, not their head? So "heart" stands for emotion / feelings, "head" stands for rational thought. But it's all mental activity. Spiny Well I can tell you this for sure. I h...
by O'seeker
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The heart as the physical base of the mind?
Replies: 31
Views: 4525

Re: The heart as the physical base of the mind?

Nice. This isn't specific to the Buddha, either. It seems to be found in the New Testament; Mark 7:21-23 (New International Version) " For it is from within, out of a person’s HEART, that evil THOUGHTS come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, a...
by O'seeker
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is Delusion?
Replies: 54
Views: 3981

What is Delusion?

Thoughts and of greed, hatred, and delusion are supposed to be removed.

What exactly is delusion and how is it supposed to be removed?
:coffee:
by O'seeker
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you smoke?
Replies: 68
Views: 4980

Re: Do you smoke?

Zack wrote:Heavy smoker for 25+ yrs, I quit in late 2006.

Thanks to The Dhamma, Alan Carrs book, and Chantix.
!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MENTIONING ALLEN CARR'S BOOK (AND DVD)!!!!


I'm feeling better!
by O'seeker
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is this important to know?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Is this important to know?

Is this important to know?

Meditation the way the Buddha actually taught?
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by O'seeker
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?
Replies: 55
Views: 4290

Re: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?

So "I" somehow became *Ignorant* because of attaining "Saṅkhāra...[...]" "Sankhara arises from ignorance...". It seems you read that as 'ignorance arises with sankhara as cause-condition', which is backwards, no? Well the way I see it now is that I must be ignorant because I'm conscious and conscio...
by O'seeker
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?
Replies: 55
Views: 4290

Re: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?

*IGNORANCE* "That which has been put together" arises from ignorance consciousness arises from "That which has been put together" name and form arise from consciousness sixfold sense base arises from name and form contact arises from the sixfold sense base feelings arise from contact craving arises ...
by O'seeker
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?
Replies: 55
Views: 4290

Re: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?

Hanzze wrote::bow: and where comes ignorance from?
Consciousness :D
by O'seeker
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?
Replies: 55
Views: 4290

Re: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?

*IGNORANCE* [volitional] formations arise from ignorance consciousness arise from [volitional] formation name and form arise from consciousness sixfold sense base arises from name and form contact arises from the sixfold sense base feelings arise from contact craving arises from feelings clinging a...
by O'seeker
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?
Replies: 55
Views: 4290

WHO MADE CONSCIOUSNESS?

Where does consciousness come from and why does it exist if there is no "self"?

Who made consciousness?