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by Digity
Mon May 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would hells come to exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: How would hells come to exist?

Well, science explains how the big bang occurred and planets formed. So, there is a scientific explanation for that. I just wonder how hell/heaven Realms fit into the big bang or should those Realms be considered completely different dimensions. Well...the more I ask the more I realize these are par...
by Digity
Mon May 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would hells come to exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

How would hells come to exist?

I've always been a bit confused about how the Hell Realms would come to exist within the Buddhist cosmology. For instance, the human/animal realm has come into existence through a lot of unlikely occurrences that eventually lead to the life we see on planet earth. Is there some similar process that ...
by Digity
Sun May 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 616

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

What I find is that those thoughts that cause suffering tend to have an underlying negative emotion attached to them. I've had to dig a little deep to see what's causing me to think negatively and bring those underlying emotions to the surface. Once you expose them they lose a lot of power and then ...
by Digity
Tue May 01, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Observing the 5th Precept
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Observing the 5th Precept

First off, if you decide to stop drinking and your friends don't want to hang out with you then those were not real friends...they were drinking buddies. When I stopped drinking it created some awkwardness with my old friends who knew I use to drink. They didn't like seeing me stop. However, they kn...
by Digity
Tue May 01, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does meditation reduce your heart rate?
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Does meditation reduce your heart rate?

I measured my blood pressure not too long ago and it was 107. I've never seen it that low. Not sure how much to attribute to meditation, exercise, diet...it's probably a combination of all three.
by Digity
Tue May 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Metta meditation

Ven. Katukurunde Nanananda's Deliverance of Heart (Developing Metta) Your link is broken...correct one below: http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Deliverance_of_Heart.pdf cheers mate I read the first few pages. Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda doesn't seem to be a fan of the tradition...
by Digity
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I've yet to even meet/speak with the neighbour but I put a sign up very recently that says to clean up. I'm curious to see if that changes anything.

I may just put up a fence, but we'll see how it goes. I hope this person is reasonable and just isn't aware of the issue. I'm skeptical though.
by Digity
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I have a new neighbour whose dog poops on my lawn and he doesn't clean it up. I've put up a sign to say to clean it up. I'll see how it goes. Would it be un-buddhist if I started taking the poo and dumping on his lawn if they don't clean it up from mine?
by Digity
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 701

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

The temple I go to usually has five or less people showing up to weekly events like meditation, study, etc. Some of these events barely happen anymore due to lack of attendance. It's pretty discouraging when you go there to meditate and wonder if you're the only one who will show up. That hasn't hap...
by Digity
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

alan wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 am
No, you should not.
Too difficult to understand for a beginner, and even if you are not, there is no use reading the commentaries. Much better to spend your time on the original teachings.
Are you implying that the commentaries are incorrect?
by Digity
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:02 am
Digity wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:06 am
Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
You can start reading it, but I can guarantee you won't get to the end of it!
Why do you say that? I think it's a fascinating read for a Buddhist meditator.
by Digity
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

I took the book out from the library but now plan to buy it. I'm at Chapter 4 and plan to read the whole thing. I'm finding it fascinating and it's confirming and also explaining a lot of different understandings I had of the teachings.
by Digity
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?
Replies: 29
Views: 1316

Re: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?

I mostly abstained from watching tv for the month of March, with some small exceptions of video watching....I did it as an experiment. The biggest issue I had was a sense of boredom and not knowing what to do with myself when I was at home with nothing to do. I think part of the problem is a lack of...
by Digity
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The Daily Tejaniya
Replies: 29
Views: 4244

Re: The Daily Tejaniya

I'm a big fan of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. I can sometimes be too uptight, so his relaxed style is good for me.