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by paul
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

:goodpost: “Why do these people have to sit and be treated like deities, they have an obligation to serve society and press details that are needed within the world and offer enlightened choices and appeal to the larger awareness of the public. One of which is ecology, protecting the environment, pl...
by paul
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

Interesting there is also an already existing ecology movement like this in Laos, perhaps together they represents the emerging face and direction of Theravada in Asia: https://www.manilatimes.net/buddhist-village-monks-laos-initiate-environmentally-aware-development/368313/ I think the forest envir...
by paul
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Revulsion
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Revulsion

The revulsion may be nicotine withdrawal symptoms, but it was able to be converted into profitable insight due to Buddhist knowledge, which is a constructive mechanism when not based on a drug and when it is a normal disappointment in life. The practitioner should strive to strengthen pleasant feeli...
by paul
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app

It’s critically important that the practitioner experiences pleasant feeling, as it replaces feelings of the flesh, simultaneous perception of the breath is not the issue. “Even though a disciple of the noble ones has clearly seen as it has come to be with right discernment that sensuality is of muc...
by paul
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommend meditation in Yangon
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Recommend meditation in Yangon

This is the Pa Auk contact in Yangon, she will be able to give you information:
Daw Yin Yin Myint (Ms. Yin Yin Myint)

Yangon
Tel: (95) 9-5108818
Email1: lieben.yin@googlemail.com
Email2: lieben.yin@gmail.com
by paul
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: What is delusion?

Ignorance, the three marks of existence, and vipassana: “At the cognitive level, which is its most basic sphere of operation, ignorance infiltrates our perceptions, thoughts, and views, so that we come to misconstrue our experience overlaying it with multiple strata of delusions. The most important ...
by paul
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app

"This step-by-step, linear practice should be viewed as an introductory approach intended to lay a foundation for a more sophisticated understanding of the Anapanasati sutta which may be more non-linear." I'll also add the Thanisarro Bhikkhu citation you kindly provided which I had read as part of ...
by paul
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Advice request: text for Anapanasati Sutta self-study app

“One leads naturally to the other, like stepping stones on a path”—-Anapanasati Sutta Study Guide. The linear approach presented in the text is simplistic and wrong, along with the assumption that the sutta leads primarily to serenity. While it may benefit beginners developing serenity, there should...
by paul
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Let it be
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Let it be

Im having some difficulty finding a guided meditation where the theme is let everything be. There is no Theravada meditation on “let it be” (equanimity of multiplicity) as it’s a tactic which has limitations and is prone to attachment: “both equanimity and contentment have their place in training t...
by paul
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: Vegetarians and depression

If a person becomes a vegetarian they need to have a knowledge of nutrition, particularly the essential amino acids and their sources. While meat provides all the nine essential amino acids, most vegetarian sources do not contain complete protein, so a variety of vegetarian foods must be eaten to en...
by paul
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Pleasant sensations

The four groups (tetrads) of meditation subjects in the Anapanasati sutta (MN 118) including the body (first tetrad), feelings including pleasure (second tetrad), the state of mind (third), and mental contents including impermanence (fourth), should not be taken as a linear progression, but rather a...
by paul
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 567

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

Although this is presented as an image, the feeling of a wholesome mind state is in fact cool. There is a Thai saying, "jai yen', which means 'cool heart' : “The standard analogy here is of the way in which a fire goes out. That, in fact, is what unbinding (nibbana) means. According to the physics t...
by paul
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Pleasant sensations

I noticed when there was a pleasant feeling there was a sense of dissatisfaction while it was happening because I knew that it was going to go away. is this a correct insight? It’s not an insight, it’s a distraction. Step 13 focusses on inconstancy, but first the practitioner should consolidate ple...
by paul
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Picking up the threads of Theravada again
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Picking up the threads of Theravada again

Another thing that ended my Theravada practice was the doubtful chance of accomplishing anything to move along the path, has anyone any advice on this? A statement to that effect indicates the practitioner is not focused on the action of the hindrances in daily life, or the development of the whole...