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by befriend
Thu May 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2423

Re: Abortion sources

Karaniya metta sutta: "wether weak strong medium short or tall those seen and unseen those living near and far away those born and to be born May all beings be at ease"
by befriend
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does Theravada Buddhism want too much from life?
Replies: 39
Views: 833

Re: Does Theravada Buddhism want too much from life?

I'm making an assumption that may be wrong but after 25 years in the robes I'm sure he or she found some peace in awareness maybe the monastic means they haven't glimpsed stream winner. mindfulness of body gives rise to joy and pleasure after like 2 days
by befriend
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does Theravada Buddhism want too much from life?
Replies: 39
Views: 833

Re: Does Theravada Buddhism want too much from life?

This is a good question. When I don't practice the eight fold path I'm not happy when I practice it for one day I am happy. Zen just means meditation there are 7 others path factors one needs in life to become happier or have a sense of well being. Mathew Riccard the Tibetan monk is scientifically t...
by befriend
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 21
Views: 949

Re: What Now?

The noble eight gold path is a timeless gift. It's not just meditation.
by befriend
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Liking and disliking people
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Liking and disliking people

Should we cultivate a mind/heart that avoids liking and disliking people and develop an attitude of loving Everyone based on metta (unconditional love) is this possible? Or is it even a correct part of the path?
by befriend
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting and Bowing
Replies: 20
Views: 496

Re: Chanting and Bowing

The latter is a type of recollection of the Buddha meditation if you love buddha and have faith that he became free from suffering by his own effort this chant will remind you of that and it makes me happy after about 30 minutes
by befriend
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting and Bowing
Replies: 20
Views: 496

Re: Chanting and Bowing

Lots of bowing cultivates humility lots of chanting namo Tassa bhagavato arahato samasambuddassa cultivates rapture
by befriend
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta about sentimentalism?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Sutta about sentimentalism?

I don't think that's the one but thank you
by befriend
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta about sentimentalism?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Sutta about sentimentalism?

They may have been saying you need to balance metta with wisdom.
by befriend
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta about sentimentalism?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Sutta about sentimentalism?

I may have read a sutta where a disciple or buddha said too much excess of metta will make you weap at things out of proportion with what's really happening and this isn't good. Does anyone know of this sutta or if it exists?
by befriend
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Livelihood
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Dhamma and Livelihood

A laymen can desire to take up the occupation of being a bhikkhu because he sees it as a way to end suffering. I also used to get confused about desire from reading the suttas out of context. I am a single man but I may want a female partner in the future this is even not a bad desire so one does no...
by befriend
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Livelihood
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Dhamma and Livelihood

the second part of the eight gold path right intention starts with renunciation which means you let go of the idea that sensory pleasures are a safe, worthy form of happiness. The 8 fold path makes you happy without having to rely on the danger and wisdom clouding of sensuality.
by befriend
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Livelihood
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Dhamma and Livelihood

Theres to types of desire tanha and Chanda tanha is desire or craving for sensual pleasure or addictiveness to sense objects Chanda is healthy desire like I desire to cultivate wholesome states I desire to be free from danger to attain nibbana. I imagine desire for a job that suits your strengths an...