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by befriend
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: What Now?

The noble eight gold path is a timeless gift. It's not just meditation.
by befriend
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Liking and disliking people
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Liking and disliking people

Should we cultivate a mind/heart that avoids liking and disliking people and develop an attitude of loving Everyone based on metta (unconditional love) is this possible? Or is it even a correct part of the path?
by befriend
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting and Bowing
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: Chanting and Bowing

The latter is a type of recollection of the Buddha meditation if you love buddha and have faith that he became free from suffering by his own effort this chant will remind you of that and it makes me happy after about 30 minutes
by befriend
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting and Bowing
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: Chanting and Bowing

Lots of bowing cultivates humility lots of chanting namo Tassa bhagavato arahato samasambuddassa cultivates rapture
by befriend
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta about sentimentalism?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Sutta about sentimentalism?

I don't think that's the one but thank you
by befriend
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta about sentimentalism?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Sutta about sentimentalism?

They may have been saying you need to balance metta with wisdom.
by befriend
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta about sentimentalism?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Sutta about sentimentalism?

I may have read a sutta where a disciple or buddha said too much excess of metta will make you weap at things out of proportion with what's really happening and this isn't good. Does anyone know of this sutta or if it exists?
by befriend
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Livelihood
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Dhamma and Livelihood

A laymen can desire to take up the occupation of being a bhikkhu because he sees it as a way to end suffering. I also used to get confused about desire from reading the suttas out of context. I am a single man but I may want a female partner in the future this is even not a bad desire so one does no...
by befriend
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Livelihood
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Dhamma and Livelihood

the second part of the eight gold path right intention starts with renunciation which means you let go of the idea that sensory pleasures are a safe, worthy form of happiness. The 8 fold path makes you happy without having to rely on the danger and wisdom clouding of sensuality.
by befriend
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Livelihood
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Dhamma and Livelihood

Theres to types of desire tanha and Chanda tanha is desire or craving for sensual pleasure or addictiveness to sense objects Chanda is healthy desire like I desire to cultivate wholesome states I desire to be free from danger to attain nibbana. I imagine desire for a job that suits your strengths an...
by befriend
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is catharsis a valid Buddhist technique?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Is catharsis a valid Buddhist technique?

Anger is impermanent, even when your angry. It can feel hot in your chest the clenching tightness in the fist squinting eyelids it's all sensations moving around your body mindfulness of feeling watch all the anger sensations change one millisecond to the next and you won't care about your anger bec...
by befriend
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian denomination closest to buddhist
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Christian denomination closest to buddhist

Awesome thank you all. Just to not invoke faithlessness in the trip gem I am still following the eightfold path but have found Christianity to be a good addition for helping my mental illness.
by befriend
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian denomination closest to buddhist
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Christian denomination closest to buddhist

Universal Unitarians?
by befriend
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian denomination closest to buddhist
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Christian denomination closest to buddhist

Buddhism and Christianity have a serious share of differences but they are similar in some aspects. The elements I'm looking for in a Christian sect is actions bring you closer to God not faith, and that God will punish wicked people and that heaven and God are within and Jesus can't forgive your si...