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by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: If samsara is beginning-less, why are we not all enlightened
Replies: 28
Views: 2297

Re: If samsara is beginning-less, why are we not all enlight

You can see the vexation in the multitude of answers and how they don't adequately provide a clear answer to the paradox. :alien: :buddha1: I always found the inference that aliens are going to be smarter than us to be an interesting conclusion to draw primarily because I do not see any reason to b...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1777
Views: 150601

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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Sweet dreams everybody.
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575668

Re: Word Association Game

Confusion!
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

If you've attempted to practice mindfulness, how exactly did you practice it? What kinds of trouble you were facing while you are doing so? If you've not practiced it, you would not know or fully understand how the practice of four establishments of mindfulness it, would you? This depends on what y...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575668

Re: Word Association Game

Invisible
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575668

Re: Word Association Game

sea :redherring:
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575668

Re: Word Association Game

Ball :juggling:
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575668

Re: Word Association Game

Unlikely
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Hello

Hiya, welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

I am the neighborhood hermit who meditates in the corner, watching usually.
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575668

Re: Word Association Game

Child
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

My attitude towards things like sex, or sensations such as from drugs, alcohol or marihuana is that it doesn't hurt - until it starts hurting. My point of view is that it causes intoxication which is a detriment to the holy life, which I seek to live as a solo hermit in a suburban jungle. I refrain...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

You may enjoy the things you get although you are clinging to them above that. So you just learn to deal with situations when you cannot get want you want. This approach may be more appropriate. The problem is at times it is like a thirsty wizard barreling through the desert who upon seeing a mirag...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

And what about yourself? How does it "feel" what you are doing? Does it make your being better? Conventionally speaking, I am becoming a better person, and practice gives me peace of mind, and to abstain from toxic things that exist out there in the media is ultimately better for me. I have come to...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

There is such a thing as renunciation. Some sensual objects should be just forcefully ignored. This helped me with a music, I do not listen to it anymore. Same with alcohol, including beer - there was no need for me to look for drawbacks - I just stopped drinking forcefully many years ago - and it ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

I certainly wish to cut them at the non metaphorical root, but naturally as a contemplative running solo, I've nothing but the suttas, books, and online Dhamma talks to give me an indication of whether I am doing anything right. So I was hoping a good ole' group pow wow might help with passing aroun...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

Ah, so I need to do more Jhana Meditation to cultivate pīti?

I find that really difficult at times.

I get only short bursts of pīti when I practice Jhana meditation which are like thunder, which I forgot to mention I also do...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

While I find that in many ways I have cultivated dispassion toward scents, tastes, some sights, I still have passion for Sounds, Thoughts (Mind Objects), and Sensations from the physical touch. While I understand their drawbacks and the dangers on an intellectual level, I cannot guard my 6 sense doo...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: A request for metta for Stephen K
Replies: 25
Views: 3979

Re: A request for metta for Stephen K

Likewise,

:console:

Take care and stay well, Stephen.
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Internet forum addiction
Replies: 34
Views: 2878

Re: Internet forum addiction

Good point. From another angle, it could be similar to having an attachment to your good friends. I'm sure some cling to the sense of community, friendship, and support that internet forums offer. :group: I know I do that, as well as consult advice about doctrine and discipline. People here tend to...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dealing with heartbreak
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Dealing with heartbreak

First try this one, and then Try this one for sure.

There's also a long line of questioning I could ask you, but I am not sure if you are ready for it.