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by befriend
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

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: 6
Views: 47

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: 6
Views: 47

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: 51

Anapanasati

Does mindfulness of breathing lead to seeing the 3 characteristics? I like to mentally say inhale exhale.
by befriend
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karuna prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Karuna prayers

I read your comments to my mom and it made her feel better, thanks everyone. May you all realize nibbana and maintain your happiness and health.
by befriend
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karuna prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Karuna prayers

Thank you sentinel😀 :anjali: I will let my mother know it will make her feel good
by befriend
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karuna prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Karuna prayers

I worry about putting my mothers full name on the Internet but she has blonde grayish hair is caucasian and heavy.
by befriend
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karuna prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Karuna prayers

She lives in Massachusetts, US.
by befriend
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karuna prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Karuna prayers

If anyone does metta or would like to dedicate a portion of their dhammic efforts to my mother she said she would like that her name is Maura and she broke her arm. my father and I are taking care of her she can't do a lot by herself, isn't sleeping well and is in a lot of pain. We both would greatl...
by befriend
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Unworldy well being
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Unworldy well being

I've noticed it's unsettling for me to experience impermanence because my mind thinks well if everything is impermanent how can I be happy? Before I have a solid insight practice should I first find happiness/well being inside from practicing Dhamma?
by befriend
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What could rouse more conviction?
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: What could rouse more conviction?

The fact that sensory enjoyment is not fulfilling and humans desire a lasting happiness is a factor in believing there must be a state of unconditional happiness that can be realized.
by befriend
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buying some suttas
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Buying some suttas

I agree, anguttara nikaya is more like the dhammapada.
by befriend
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Looking for residential practice centers in the US reccomendations
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Looking for residential practice centers in the US reccomendations

Temple forest monastery in New Hampshire is Ajahn chah Ajahn sumedho style. in the winter they've had opportunities to assist there. you'd have to visit it before hand I think.
by befriend
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?

"Be still and know that I am God" sounds like God is awareness or Nama the knowing aspect of the mind. The bibles weird but there's a lot of universal truths in it. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Sounds like craving is the root of evil. The lord is my shepherd I shall not want...
by befriend
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: New monastery NJ USA
Replies: 1
Views: 180

New monastery NJ USA

If anyone wants to donate to start a new monastery in New Jersey, it's on Facebook I have no affiliation to it but I'd love to see more monasteries in The US. https://mailchi.mp/buddhistinsights/las ... _XLWtP2Ja0