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by ignorant layman
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Study and Experiencing
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Study and Experiencing

good point. so if willing contemplation is the bridge between desire and exertion the problem can arise from not having the will to change,(from our own bad conditioning, sloth, ect.) Or poor contemplation (wrong view, complacency, procrastination, ect.) Solving this seems to be a matter of observin...
by ignorant layman
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Study and Experiencing
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Study and Experiencing

That seems to be the hardest part of the practice for alot of us. To believe the Dhamma is just to have a thought . If the mind is conditioned against it the good thought will be useless. There will be no experience, just a thought. I think this is the point of meditation. It lets us recondition the...
by ignorant layman
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from a new seeker
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Greetings from a new seeker

welcome! This is a good place. The introductory resources Shjonk mentioned are in the DISCOVERING THERAVADA section at the very top of the page.
by ignorant layman
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha is fake
Replies: 74
Views: 13087

Re: Buddha is fake

It was a heart warming tale. more please.
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: It's so easy to eat cheap and healthy
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: It's so easy to eat cheap and healthy

potatoes and raisins are two of the cheapest healthiest and easiest things to cook.
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: happiness and sleepingmadrass
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: happiness and sleepingmadrass

The madrass is useful in that it replaces a high luxorius bed ( which is an unnecessary sensual pleasure). a more positive state of mind is achieved by the abandoning of sensual pleasures ( comfy bed ). These sensual pleasures only lead to craving, grasping, and attachment. The cessation of craving,...
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pariyatti, Patipatti, Pativedha
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: Pariyatti, Patipatti, Pativedha

every search I do on these words leads to a commentary. pariyatti http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.022.nypo.html see note 13 patipatti http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.008.nypo.html see note 27 ect. so it appears that they most likely got their meanings as we understand the...
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: happiness and sleepingmadrass
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: happiness and sleepingmadrass

I believe the madrass is preffered because it keeps one from becoming attached to sensual pleasures.
Besides, its better for the back, discourages slothful lounging in the morning and requires less money time and effort to maintain.
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Hi there!

pleased to meet you
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Hello

welcome!
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Great forum, happy to be here!
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Great forum, happy to be here!

thanks all.
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is your sangha like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: What is your sangha like?

same here. I think that here in the west Buddhism is considered to be more of a cultural identity than a practice. Not everyone is like that of course, and I think more people
are seeing the Dhamma as a real way of life so eventually the sanghas will get better. I hope.
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Hello

welcome!
by ignorant layman
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Great forum, happy to be here!
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Great forum, happy to be here!

been lurking for awhile and am really impressed with this community. You folks have made a haven of wisdom and friendship in an
ignorant and sometimes cruel world. Well Done.