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by befriend
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?

"Be still and know that I am God" sounds like God is awareness or Nama the knowing aspect of the mind. The bibles weird but there's a lot of universal truths in it. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Sounds like craving is the root of evil. The lord is my shepherd I shall not want...
by befriend
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: New monastery NJ USA
Replies: 1
Views: 135

New monastery NJ USA

If anyone wants to donate to start a new monastery in New Jersey, it's on Facebook I have no affiliation to it but I'd love to see more monasteries in The US. https://mailchi.mp/buddhistinsights/las ... _XLWtP2Ja0
by befriend
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

I like chanting namo Tasso bhagavato arahato samasambuddassa its devotional and calms my mind it's a gentle recollection of the Buddha and has made me experience rapture
by befriend
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How novice monks train
Replies: 1
Views: 235

How novice monks train

This question is for anyone who's ordained jamesthegiant bhikkhu jayasaro or anyone else I'm curious as to how they start your training do they have you focus first on being mindful of your actions as prescribed in the shorter discourse to Rahula and then after a period of time you can meditate sati...
by befriend
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
Replies: 26
Views: 1063

Re: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

There's also added onto cbt CFt compassion focused therapy look up Paul Gilbert for more info. It's based on Buddhism and cbt.
by befriend
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internalizing the teachings
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Internalizing the teachings

I was thinking it would be a good idea to contemplate the Buddhas perspective on things in the sense that I should turn them into personal beleifs making Buddhas outlook my outlook by contemplating the spirit of the teachings and not just doing what buddha said but making his principles my own. I'm ...
by befriend
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 28
Views: 533

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: 680

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: 833

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: 9
Views: 510

Re: 5 precepts

Thanks SarathW
by befriend
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 9
Views: 510

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: 697

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: 25
Views: 1228

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: 25
Views: 1228

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: 548

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

Real happiness (well being) comes from your skillful actions.