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by befriend
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?

I practiced generosity, metta and Mahasi vipassana for 11 years that is with schizophrenic diagnoses and I did see reduction in defilements but still I struggle. It has helped clear up karma. But after one year is not accurate to say for every mental illness. Even with devoted practitioner.
by befriend
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?

Only Arhats are truly sane, free from delusion. To be born human is a kamma result. Humans have the opportunity to come across the teachings of the Buddha's and go sane. Sometimes the going sane feels like (to use common nomenclature) going insane. The Dhamma is the cure. I agree with this the caus...
by befriend
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: What do Buddha said about mental illness ?

It can also be caused by Grief as patacara a nun during Buddhas time was previously a mad woman driven insane from losing her family until she met buddha and learned and recovered from practicing Dhamma.
by befriend
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Sharing the dhamma
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Sharing the dhamma

I bought like 5 copies of the book of joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond tutu and donated them to a mental illness day habilitation clubhouse I think they were willing to take them because it had Dalai Lama on it, they put them in their library hopefully someone may have benefitted from it. You have ...
by befriend
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: equanimity for non-mask wearers (personal experience)
Replies: 72
Views: 1298

Re: equanimity for non-mask wearers (personal experience)

The people not wearing masks may have covid and be non symptomatic they don't have moral shame or moral dread they are spending some time in hell so I would have compassion for them they don't know what they're doing will send them to afflicted spirit animal or Apaya realm in this case I would have ...
by befriend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What's the Benefit of Practicing Karuna?
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: What's the Benefit of Practicing Karuna?

Does it also get rid of restlessness and worry? I thought I read that somewhere not sure if I'm right.
by befriend
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Loving kindness (metta) and compassion
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Loving kindness (metta) and compassion

Bhante one should do metta in first jhana or in normal conciousness If by "normal" you mean a sense-sphere consciousness, then this is the only kind of consciousness in which mettā can be intentionally generated. and whats the difference as buddha laid both practice and which one is capable of rebi...
by befriend
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Good and bad

If it's afflictive mind body or speech it's bad or you could say leads to unhappiness.
by befriend
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non greed
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Non greed

Most non Buddhist humans are motivated by desire, human realm is the desire realm. Would that make the practice of alobha, non greed, generosity, renunciation, sense restraint wouldn't that be the predominant element In Our practice seeing as how humans are usually driven by greed. It seems like it ...
by befriend
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: devadatta and brahma?

He committed an act or two considered so heinous schism creating and drawing the blood of an Arahant or in this case Buddha it causes one to be immediately reborn in hell.
by befriend
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahma realm from jhana
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Brahma realm from jhana

Also brahma realm is attained by having brahma viharas predominant in the mind. Serious question should I tell my mom to stop doing metta because she will not become an Ariya in this life she doesn't do vipassana
by befriend
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahma realm from jhana
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Brahma realm from jhana

https://www.wisdomlib.org/buddhism/book/abhidhamma-in-daily-life-ashin/d/doc3204.html This extract from an abhidhamma book says you only become a brahma if you attain jhana. And it says there is a saying brahma to hog, meaning if you attain brahma but your still a worldling you usually fall to lower...
by befriend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Longevity in robes
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Longevity in robes

Most monastics aren't in robes for life. I'm wondering what is it that makes some monks like sumedho, amaro, gunaratana and the older monks stay in robes compared to the vast majority of monks? Is it faith?
by befriend
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?
Replies: 52
Views: 2068

Re: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?

I practiced Kriya yoga for a year which is a powerful pranayama breathing technique, paramahansa yogananda talks about in his famous book autobiography of a yogi. It was very blissful. It's all geared towards kundalini awakening. I gave it up not because I didn't like it but because Buddha spoke wit...