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by befriend
Wed May 23, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 262

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

Bodom, I thought the five remembrances were taught within the context of samvega spiritual urgency. Seeing that one is subject to aging sickness and death and kamma one should be ardent and do much good because death can come anytime. I may be wrong.
by befriend
Wed May 23, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 262

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

You could Ordain or find a sitting group and find some kalyanamittas/good people to enjoy each other's company. Buddha said noble friendship is not half the spiritual life it is the entire spiritual life. You practice in relation to others. We need joy like we need water. Be realistic not idealistic...
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

I misread your point I'm sorry. I agree that would be good I wonder if jack kornfield or Tara brach have more experience with schizophrenia and meditation because I think they have psychology credentials
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

I'm sorry he does say he would work with schizophrenics on a case by case basis but also says he doesn't believe people should take mind medication when there meditating with him a little confusing.
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

Maybe a neuroplastician.
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

A lot of schizophrenics are court ordered to take there medicine.
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

If a meditation teacher tells me to stop taking my medicine whom has no experience with working with schizophrenia then tells me to meditate I'd call the cops.
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

Yuttadhammo bhikkhu said he has no experience with these type of people. And he said he has no authority on talking about the subject. His words.
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

if you don't have experience with the worst disease known to man i.e. Schizophrenia. Then don't talk. I'll talk all day about schizophrenia and meditation and medicine because that's my life.
by befriend
Sun May 06, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

I have schizophrenia and take medicine because it's a disease. Medicine is helpful for me and also knowing that any goodness I do in thought word or speech helps to purify my unwholesomeness gradually over a decade I have become functional in society by doing mindfulness and brahma viharas and keepi...
by befriend
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)

The insight meditation society in barre Massachusetts would be worth checking out I think they have work study/meditate programs.
by befriend
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: LF information on places where one can do residential training (Mahasi or Similar)

You can go to Ajahn sobin namtos temple in Thailand. I've heard he has a strong accent but speaks English. Go to this link to see vipassanadhura.com go to the a pagoda grows link
by befriend
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to develop rapture (piti) without concentration?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: How to develop rapture (piti) without concentration?

The 6 contemplations lead to joy then rapture and then other things I can't recall
by befriend
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to develop rapture (piti) without concentration?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: How to develop rapture (piti) without concentration?

Practicing the six subject of recollection, which are Buddha, Dhamma, sangha, virtuous behavior, generosity and deities. Anguttara nikaya The book of sixes sutta 10 to Mahanama
by befriend
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 22
Views: 439

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

Dispassion leads to nibbana. The mind revults at all existence and the mind turns away from the world and turns towards the deathless element. Correct me if I'm mistaken.
by befriend
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is brahma vihara is important in Buddhism ?
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Why is brahma vihara is important in Buddhism ?

I was in a car sitting next to someone who was in a tired grumpy mood I started to mentally recite the metta sutta and after a few minutes I could sense his spirits lift I kept going for the whole car ride it made me feel better towards him and also made him happy.
by befriend
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intellect
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Intellect

Can using the intellect meaning thinking rationally be a form of renunciant happiness Would enjoying this activity lessen attachment to mundane sensual pleasures?
by befriend
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Appeal to Buddhists to support Rohingya refugees
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Appeal to Buddhists to support Rohingya refugees

Sadhu. Just signed it
by befriend
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Dispelling hatred and resentment
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Dispelling hatred and resentment

A good attitude to cultivate when someone harms you is understanding they will receive bad kamma. So instead of having angry thoughts towards them you can feel sorry for them and even have compassion for them because they will suffer from the law of kamma vipaka.
by befriend
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does negative thinking matter?
Replies: 37
Views: 741

Re: Does negative thinking matter?

Yes that's the sutta. I'm not sure what's causing your anxiety but doing this practice can't hurt. After doing a day of this applying it to every action mental verbal and physical I felt the bliss of blamelessness it was a very pleasant abiding.