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by befriend
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 25
Views: 350

Re: Dukka problem as a mental illness

There's a lot of ways people can get psychosis genetic predisposition, solitary confinement, and sometimes it just happens without genetics.
by befriend
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 614

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

Tanha is thirst or desire for sensual pleasures chandha is wholesome desire desire to be aware and to have well being desire to help others etc...
by befriend
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Replies: 26
Views: 706

Re: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.

use you wisdom faculty wisdom solves everything it diminishes unwholesome qualities when you experience them or open to or are with them and strengthens wholesome qualities when you are with them bring to mind whatever your thinking about love and just open to it and be with it wisdom will come to y...
by befriend
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: 5 precepts

Thanks SarathW
by befriend
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 4
Views: 271

5 precepts

I've heard that the precepts also contain things to do I know the first precepts is undertaking the practice to refrain from destroying life and also to dwell compassionately towards all sentient beings. Does anyone know what the other four are? The opposites of stealing lying sexual misconduct and ...
by befriend
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is iddhi?
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: Where is iddhi?

Check out dipa Ma a disciple of Mahasi sayadaw and Anagarika munindra. Munindra knew she was pure of heart and wanted to see if supernormal powers were still possible to cultivate in this day and age she was successful in time traveling to hear Buddhas sermons and other powers.
by befriend
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

Metta is unconditional love nothing wrong with that
by befriend
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

spending decades in solitude is my goal. How did you do that?
by befriend
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: whats the main teaching in buddhism
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

Real happiness (well being) comes from your skillful actions.
by befriend
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 669

Re: The suffering of others

If they are suffering from negative thoughts I sit in the room with them and practice metta meditation so my energy eventually spreads to them and it changes their mood. If you have tried everything to help them and nothing works practicing equanimity which is awise emotional aloofness all beings ar...
by befriend
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation as a consequence
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Meditation as a consequence

I was watching a YouTube video of sadhguru I forget his name but he says meditation is a quality that comes out of being mature mentally physically emotionally and energetically it's a product of these things. I can somewhat relate to this as when Im having particularly good sila my mind naturally i...
by befriend
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Starving the defilements
Replies: 18
Views: 518

Re: Starving the defilements

Starving the defilements can mean sitting with your anger and doing a feelings scan through out your whole body and seeing the angers hot sensations moving and morphing changing into different sensations and seeing the other sensations in the body this gives a feeling of equanimity not caring about ...
by befriend
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Starving the defilements
Replies: 18
Views: 518

Re: Starving the defilements

Would spiritual joy such as jhana, brahma viharas, bliss of blamelessness, and rapture be considered other worldly pleasure which starves worldly greed?
by befriend
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Starving the defilements
Replies: 18
Views: 518

Starving the defilements

could Buddhism be theoretically described as the practice of starving the defilements? This seems like a simple theory of practice that I can wrap my head around. Having restraint of the six senses starves greed, generosity starves greed, loving kindness and refraining from ill will starves hatred, ...