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by 2600htz
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Tired of the meaningless cycle in modern life (RANT)

Hello: Sorry about your father. Probably press hold with the whole ordination thing until his health issues are not longer an impediment. Next, ordaining takes a lot of energy. It takes a lot of energy to follow the precepts, having one meal a day, waking up always early, etc. If you think you have ...
by 2600htz
Wed May 27, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to forgive people when you are correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 241

Re: How to forgive people when you are correct?

Hi:

Just tell them you still think they did the wrong thing and you are correct, but you are willing to move on.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed May 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Only Problem with the Buddha...
Replies: 28
Views: 556

Re: The Only Problem with the Buddha...

Hello: a) If he started healing people of their physical ailments, it would probably take a day until he cant no longer teach dhamma, because people relentlessly would ask to heal them or a family member. If he declines, then people will become angry at him. b) People without faith will think its a ...
by 2600htz
Mon May 18, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation duration
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Meditation duration

Hi: Well it depends on why you can´t continue after certain point. Do you get bored? Take more interest in the object of meditation and in the investigation. Does your body hurt?, if you are doing sitting meditation, just sit still for 30 minutes, then take a break of 3 minutes or so and sit again ...
by 2600htz
Sun May 10, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation duration
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Meditation duration

Hi: Well it depends on why you can´t continue after certain point. Do you get bored? Take more interest in the object of meditation and in the investigation. Does your body hurt?, if you are doing sitting meditation, just sit still for 30 minutes, then take a break of 3 minutes or so and sit again f...
by 2600htz
Sat May 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of Ven Sariputta wrong prediction
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Story of Ven Sariputta wrong prediction

Hi: I might be wrong, but i think you are talking about a story of Moggallana, not Sariputta. In that story Moggallana with the divine eye saw that X tribe defeated Y tribe in battle, and talked about this. Some monks thought he was lying because that battle was far away, but the Buddha told them it...
by 2600htz
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2246

Re: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?

There’s the case where the Buddha was teaching the contemplation of disgust with the body to (for example) 50 monks (I don’t recall the actual number). After teaching, he retired to his hut. 20 of those monks were so disgusted with their bodies that they committed suicide. The Buddha emerged the fo...
by 2600htz
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2246

Re: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?

There’s the case where the Buddha was teaching the contemplation of disgust with the body to (for example) 50 monks (I don’t recall the actual number). After teaching, he retired to his hut. 20 of those monks were so disgusted with their bodies that they committed suicide. The Buddha emerged the fo...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question on renunciation
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: A question on renunciation

Hello: Dispassion is lack of passion :juggling: . Its not good when dispassion is conjoined with aversion ( example: "i feel depressed, so im gonna excuse myself saying im just practicing dispassion", or "i dont want to work, i dont know how to make a good income, so im just gonna say i feel dispass...
by 2600htz
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Having sex not for procreation
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Having sex not for procreation

Hi: 1)There are many sets of precepts: you have the 5 precepts, the 8 precepts, the 10 precepts, 227 precepts, etc. 2)You probably are talking about the 5 precepts, in that case, no, it does not count as sexual misconduct. But when you take 8 precepts or more yes, because one is not having sex. 3)Th...
by 2600htz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 89
Views: 3502

Re: Lockdown Stress

Hello:

In part you just have to take the pain.
Its a sucky situation, you are going to have tougher days than usual, because when the conditions are right stress arises.
Dont fight it so much, its going to pass away eventually.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 26
Views: 844

Re: About cessation feeling perception

Questions : According to texts , does the state of cessation of feeling and perception categorised as arupa jhana or formless attaintment ? According to below text it seems the householder Citta was interrogating the monk Ven Kamabhu where this imply either Citta attaintment is higher or equivalent...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abandoning greed of higher fetters
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Abandoning greed of higher fetters

Less craving= less tied to the fetters. Regards. Hi, I'm probably being overly technical with what is a metaphor (fetter), but I think one can't be "less tied" to a fetter. It is ether broken or not. However, with practice, the hindrances that arise from or are expressions of the fetters can be wea...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abandoning greed of higher fetters
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Abandoning greed of higher fetters

Hello: You can´t, unless you become an arahant, since that fetters are abandoned with arahanship. But of course you can diminish the higher fetters, you can have less: restlessness, ignorance, conceit and material/inmaterial desire to be reborn. How? practicing precept, meditation, etc. Less craving...
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 35
Views: 2075

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

Hello: It would be difficult for Buddhism to worship death, and at the same time call for the destruction of death and to experience the deathless. If you want to get philosophical, everyone that is looking for birth, its also looking for death, since everything that is born is to be death in the fu...