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by 2600htz
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?

Hello: Thats not what the Buddha meant with the middle path. The Buddha explained: When a painful feeling arises, craving arises. With craving, you have habitual tendencies. If you want to resist, fight, or try to change that painful feeling, thats the mortification. If you want to escape, avoid tha...
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

Hello:

Why seeing a professional, getting any kind of help or talking to him about it is not an option ?.
You cant help someone who doesnt want to be helped. You can only teach him by example, not being dragged into his game.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ending own life is blameless ?
Replies: 25
Views: 646

Re: Ending own life is blameless ?

Hello Robertk: I get that the commentary states that he attained arahantship after cutting his throat, at the moment of death. And that version makes sense with Abhidhamma. But the sutta is saying something very different. That he declared his blamelessness in a conversation with Sariputta before co...
by 2600htz
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ending own life is blameless ?
Replies: 25
Views: 646

Re: Ending own life is blameless ?

I wonder how the translator got "slit his wrists" from the pali. Of course Channa was not an arahat when he used the knife, and attained the various paths in the short time before he bled to death. I thought Channa was an arhat ! Nooo, he was a mere worldling, not even a sotapanna, but after using ...
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sila while civilisation collapses
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Sila while civilisation collapses

Hello:
‘Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims! Why don’t we hide in thick grass, thick jungle, thick trees, inaccessible riverlands, or rugged mountains and survive on forest roots and fruits? So that’s what they do.
Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?
Replies: 62
Views: 1544

Re: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?

Hello:

Hmm you dont need to be an expert to choose a good school for your children. You just need to know some indicators. Same thing here.
If we are talking about the absolute best option, it depends on your discernment and a little bit of good luck.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation and treadmills
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

Re: Walking meditation and treadmills

Hello:

You can meditate anywhere, BUT unlike a forest or some natural place, a treadmill can get tedious, making your mind turn into dislike more easily.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oatmeal sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: oatmeal sutta

Hello everyone: I think i once read a sutta where the Buddha is recommending monks to eat oatmeal, and it lists the benefits of that practice. What sutta would it be?. (Please move question to another section if thats pertinent). Maybe you mean rice porridge: Bhikkhus, there are these five benefits...
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oatmeal sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 228

oatmeal sutta

Hello everyone:

I think i once read a sutta where the Buddha is recommending monks to eat oatmeal, and it lists the benefits of that practice.
What sutta would it be?. (Please move question to another section if thats pertinent).

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: House statues of the buddha?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

House statues of the buddha?

Hello: Kinda silly question haha. What are your thoughts about using statues of the Buddha in a house?. Im having mixed emotions. I would love to have a big Buddha in a garden, or in some interior place, but at the same time houses are not what you would call a "sacred place", so i think i would fee...
by 2600htz
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Loss of zeal or just chilling out?
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Loss of zeal or just chilling out?

Hello,

The thing is that the "right tune" is always changing, depending on your energy levels, curiosity, etc.

But are you keeping the precepts?, are you purifying your mind?. Even when chilling, there has to be a subtle intention of pointing towards the goal.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 964

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

Hello: I think the confusion is because the Buddha explained the subject in two ways. 1)Generally speaking wholesome actions lead to pleasant results, and unwholesome actions lead to unpleasant results. 2)Sometimes wholesome actions lead to unpleasant results. And unwholesome action to pleasant resu...
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 28
Views: 657

Re: Dukka problem as a mental illness

Hello,

No its not a modern approach. Every mental illness is dukkha, but not all dukkha is mental illness.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hindrance and aggregates of cligning
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Hindrance and aggregates of cligning

What is the relation between hindrances and the aggregates of clinging. I know the two groups and what they are but I don't have a good enough understanding of the two to, let's say, explain to someone how they work together. Hello: 1)One thing are the aggregates and another thing is the clinging f...
by 2600htz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 33
Views: 1059

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

Hello:

It depends mostly in your capacity to get rid of bad habits.

Regards.