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by befriend
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless

I could ask 5 different doctors what my diagnosis is and get 5 different answers. My teacher said if you keep making good kamma you will meet the right doctor and find the right medicine and she was right i made good kamma and am now on helpful medicine.
by befriend
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Circumstances vs How we react to them
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: Circumstances vs How we react to them

That raises a good point one of the five remembrances is that I am of the nature to grow old have disease be separated from my loves nature to die and heir to my kamma. This saying wasn't very helpful to be honest when I was suffering from schizophrenia I thought mainly this is just part of life whi...
by befriend
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 883

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

No it wouldn't be better. Buddha taught that samsara has more than just the human realm to induce samvega heaven isn't permanent hell is real when you see Buddhist practice from this context you aren't lazy and you also are less likely to do evil. I don't see the problem, if you do good you'll go to...
by befriend
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In rememberance of jcsuperstar
Replies: 41
Views: 8538

Re: In rememberance of jcsuperstar

I'm sorry to hear that RIP jcsuperstar :heart:
by befriend
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravadan theory
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Theravadan theory

I don't think what I posted is accurate. Still trying to get a handle on how Dhamma works. Sorry if I caused any confusion. It may or may not be possible that the gradual path should be practiced alongside the noble eight fold path I have no idea.
by befriend
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravadan theory
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Theravadan theory

I am defenitely not spiritually evolved enough to just practice the four Sattipathannas and Jhanas to realize nibbana.
by befriend
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravadan theory
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Theravadan theory

That one should focus on morality and generosity before instead of just doing mindfulness practice without laying the proper foundation.
by befriend
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravadan theory
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Theravadan theory

I was listening to a talk from Ajahn passanno last night called this gradual path or a gradual path I can't remember but it laid out the theory of practice for a Buddhist starting the path off with generosity, sila, benefit of being born in a heavenly realm, drawbacks of constant chasing after sense...
by befriend
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would the Buddha kill a human for the greater good?
Replies: 36
Views: 672

Re: Would the Buddha kill a human for the greater good?

In a past life buddha was a man called the patient swami a king who did not like swamis ordered his legs cut off the patient swami said my patience is not in my legs so the king testing the swamis patience cut off his arms he said my patience is not in my arms then the king ordered his head cut off ...
by befriend
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Do we know?

Good point. What else can we do but follow the eight fold path and not worry.
by befriend
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Do we know?

It's stressing me out because I feel like i have to express as much love as I practice insight which isn't always equal within a day. if I don't do enough insight I feel like I can't express more love than Panna.
by befriend
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Do we know?

How do we know that most angels fall into hell? Cause it's written in a sutta? What if I'm an angel for 10,000 year don't you think I would encounter the Dhamma wouldnt I practice it? It all seems a little suspect to me as In the anguttara nikaya buddha seems to make "he even goes to a heavenly stat...
by befriend
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Anapanasati

Does mindfulness of breathing lead to seeing the 3 characteristics? I like to mentally say inhale exhale.