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by befriend
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reality isn't cumulative the past does fall away
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Reality isn't cumulative the past does fall away

I'm still dealing with trauma from childhood.
by befriend
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A zen approach to the mind
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: A zen approach to the mind

I've learned recently that when you apply mindfulness or awareness to a negative thought it weakens and when awareness is applied to a wholesome thought it is strengthened I find this true from personal practice. This is a type of right effort.
by befriend
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 358

Re: Buddhism in a nutshell

Reading the posts and contemplating about the theory of Buddhism I've come up with this, every contact is clung to or pushed away or ignored because of its feeling tone of being pleasant unpleasant or neutral. Not acting out of craving but watching the contact with sense restraint or wisdom of Annic...
by befriend
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 358

Re: Buddhism in a nutshell

Thanks Nicolas I like the first one, avoid all evil, cultivate good, purify the mind.
by befriend
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 358

Re: Buddhism in a nutshell

That was a very good explanation of DO, thank you Aloka.
by befriend
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 358

Buddhism in a nutshell

Can anyone sum up the theory of Theravadan Buddhism in a nutshell? It's all so complex.
by befriend
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: How Do Theravada Buddhists View Extremism Within Theravada?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: How Do Theravada Buddhists View Extremism Within Theravada?

No offense to the OP but this topic is a bad idea. It's already become bad.
by befriend
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 40
Views: 715

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Thoreau as modern kind of philosopher
by befriend
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 22
Views: 567

Re: Dealing with tragedy

Bring up curiousity in the mind and be aware of what the feeling is really like does it tingle does it pulse is it tight be with it and investigate it don't be averse to it. Enlightenment is being intimate with everything.
by befriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Spiritual materialism

Thank you james
by befriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 22
Views: 567

Re: Dealing with tragedy

Practice RAIN. First Recognize what your feeling,then allow it to be there, investigate it, and then non identification will happen by itself.
by befriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Spiritual materialism

Does anything I said make any sense? Or am I confused about what spiritual materialism is?
by befriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Spiritual materialism

Buddhism is going against the grain of the self.
by befriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Spiritual materialism

After reading an Ajahn chah talk I realized I have been practicing in order to gain something and become someone. I would help out others cause it made me happy but I think it's better to help out others just to make them happy it's a subtle mental difference but also a major one. I would practice r...
by befriend
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Common problems during meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Common problems during meditation

Right mindfulness and right concentration are just two pillars of the tried and true method of realizing nibbana. There are 6 other right components to the path that can't be overlooked. For me in daily life I can always find one of the aspects of the eightfold path which I could be doing, if I'm dr...