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by befriend
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is alcohol dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Alcohol takes away your sense of shame and inhibition you can also break the other four precepts from drinking alcohol.
by befriend
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Revulsion
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Revulsion

Not enlightenment. Just read Mahasi sayadaws scale of insights knowledge.
by befriend
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Revulsion
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Revulsion

i had two unpleasant experiences today. Each time I focused on the unpleasant feeling tone in my body and was aware of it until it passed away. Then I smoked a cigarette and watched the pleasant feelings in my lungs pass away after that I felt a wisdom of revulsion towards everything aversion pleasa...
by befriend
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Pleasant sensations

I've always heard Dukkha as when your pleasant experience is over. But I saw Dukkha in the pleasant experience. I wasn't doing Mahasi I was just being mindful of the body and sensations.
by befriend
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Pleasant sensations

I was just meditating and I had a good awareness going. I noticed when there was a pleasant feeling there was a sense of dissatisfaction while it was happening because I knew that it was going to go away. is this a correct insight?
by befriend
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Let it be
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Let it be

Im having some difficulty finding a guided meditation where the theme is let everything be. I've heard teachings like this from Ajahn chah, Ajahn sumedho but not in depth or guided meditations on this approach. Does anyone know where one wouldb be? Thanks.
by befriend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Non ill will in pali
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Non ill will in pali

Is the translation of non ill will metta? Is harmlessness in Pali mean karuna?
by befriend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Loving kindness developed for 7 years
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Loving kindness developed for 7 years

I don't know how one could function in daily life without metta. Sounds painful. I don't care what the divine realms to the infernal says I'm doing metta.
by befriend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Loving kindness developed for 7 years
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Loving kindness developed for 7 years

He may have been teaching it to non bodhissatvas? :shrug:
by befriend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Loving kindness developed for 7 years
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Loving kindness developed for 7 years

In anguttara nikaya in the book of the sevens sutta 62 "do not be afraid of merit" Buddha says he cultivated a mind of loving kindness for seven years, as a consequence he was a great brahma, he was sakka ruler of the devas and also a wheel turning monarch the lord jambudipa a head anointed Khattiya...
by befriend
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Toxic Relationships
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Toxic Relationships

I agree when I'm around people in a negative mood I do metta sutta recitation it was taught to make the monks fearless of tree spirits and eventually the malicious tree spirits protected the monks because they enjoyed the mendicants pleasant loving energy.
by befriend
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Compassion fatigue

My illness has been coming up recently that may be the real cause. Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I will work this out internally because there may be more things going on.
by befriend
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras

The best way to deal with demons is to take a medication and do good. This is a common problem and I myself am still afflicted by some type of demon. Telling me it wants to kill me. I have been doing metta and mindfulness and charity for 11 years and the spirit has lost most of its power. Reciting t...
by befriend
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Compassion fatigue

My intentions should be coming from a place of compassionate thoughts rather than just doing good. That's really helpful thank you kalyanamittas 😀