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by befriend
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1897

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

I agree with drun. I have more than enough satisfaction mentally and spiritually when I am resting in the present moment everything is perfect. In this place of joyful abiding there is no me and I have no cravings. hypothetically if i could remain in that state I wouldn't want anything but until the...
by befriend
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1734

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

Annihilationism is heretical.
by befriend
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1734

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

All is unreal? I think you mean the thought of an autonomous self is the mother of all afflictive states and that everything we think of as you, me, chair, cat is delusion this illusion is based on thought everyone thing is not self and dependently arises coming into being by causes and conditions. ...
by befriend
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1282

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

If you google the amount of animals one person consumes in a lifetime of 80 years it says 7,000, not sure if that's correct but that's a good impetus to be vegetarian with the thought that being a vegetarian I can refrain from indirectly supporting the killing of 7,000 animals.
by befriend
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nirvana?
Replies: 53
Views: 1564

Re: What is Nirvana?

I highly recommend watching Ajahn Amaros talk it simplified the teachings about the path and the goal for me one of the best talks I've ever heard.
by befriend
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nirvana?
Replies: 53
Views: 1564

Re: What is Nirvana?

It sounds like Ajahn Amaro is saying nibbana is delightful, peace and you keep coming back to it. Maras thinking is craving or aversion when the mind goes out but resting in awareness it starts as just a flash but you shift the paradigm of your life to resting in it. I have noticed this myself and i...
by befriend
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nirvana?
Replies: 53
Views: 1564

Re: What is Nirvana?

by befriend
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation techniques
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Metta Meditation techniques

That's equanimity
by befriend
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation techniques
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Metta Meditation techniques

The instructions are at the bottom of the page
by befriend
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to do right action?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: How to do right action?

and don't have ugly speech have beautiful speech that is endearing to many.
by befriend
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist
Replies: 57
Views: 1335

Re: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist

If you like Buddhism but aren't into hearing about heavens and hells you should read or listen to Ajahn sumedho he keeps Buddhism practical.
by befriend
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?
Replies: 36
Views: 880

Re: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?

I wonder why it isn't in the first precept
by befriend
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?
Replies: 36
Views: 880

Re: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?

I remember reading I think what buddha said was someone who kills themselves ruins this life and the next
by befriend
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?

I used to be terrified of public speaking now i am not afraid at all and enjoy it even. The teachings on non self have helped me loosen my fixation on my self and made me less self conscious.