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by befriend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Maitreya

Thank you 🙏
by befriend
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Lockdown Stress

Try reading the book Brain Lock it's about ocd and is written by a Buddhist.
by befriend
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Maitreya

Wizard in the forest is there a term for this type of meditation i.e. Doing metta then doing vipassana? Or guided talks on this I will look now.
by befriend
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Maitreya

The Buddha of the Pali Canon didn't give advice on how to become a Buddha at least as far as I know. He did describe how the Buddha came to be, but it wasn't a path he taught. Therefore, I am not sure focusing on how a future Buddha WILL come to be and what practices he followed or WILL follow is o...
by befriend
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tai chi
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Tai chi

Thanks!
by befriend
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tai chi
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Tai chi

Does anyone know what tai chi does to your meridians? I've heard it unblocks your chi. Are there any Chinese medicine website that describe what tai chi does for your energetic health?
by befriend
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Maitreya

Maitreya will be the next buddha apparently he is in a heaven right now I am very curious if anyone knows how he used loving kindness as a vehicle for spiritual progression as his name comes from there word friend. Does anyone have any information on his practice? Thanks!
by befriend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Impermanence of conciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 547

Re: Impermanence of conciousness

Cool thanks that's kind of what I thought it was but wasn't sure
by befriend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Impermanence of conciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 547

Impermanence of conciousness

I can see how one can be aware of the arising and passing of thoughts, sensations, sound etc but how is one aware of the impermanence of conciousness?
by befriend
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Richard Gombrich not a Buddhist?
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Why is Richard Gombrich not a Buddhist?

I have a friend who knows someone who studies Tibetan Buddhism in college but doesn't practice Buddhism or consider themselves Buddhist I think they just find it an interesting thing to study perhaps it's not the case with gombrich but it is a phenomenon.
by befriend
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others
Replies: 53
Views: 2240

Re: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others

That would be negligence to have a disease and share it with people. Or lack of hiri and ottapa which are moral shame and moral dread. The two protectors of the world.
by befriend
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Off cushion
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: Off cushion

Buddha advises us to have sati sampajanna during our daily activities https://www.whitehallmeditation.org/sat ... utta/ffm4/
by befriend
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: craving for happiness is craving
Replies: 19
Views: 593

Re: craving for happiness is craving

Is happiness in this lifetime a realistic goal? Nibbana aside. Or is it better to just let go of the idea of wanting to be happy emotionally. Sorry if I confused anyone I'm always trying to be happy meaning I would like a consistent baseline of well being. But it seems like happiness only lasts for ...
by befriend
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: craving for happiness is craving
Replies: 19
Views: 593

Re: craving for happiness is craving

:goodpost: this is more like what I'm trying to say