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by befriend
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 546

Re: I give up

Hi zom, what does one practice in order to get to the level of being able to do vipassana?
by befriend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Loving kindness developed for 7 years
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Loving kindness developed for 7 years

please attain stream winner! Or become a human again! https://discourse.suttacentral.net/uplo ... 9994d7.pdf
by befriend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 546

Re: I give up

Thanks for all the nice replies and good advice 😀
by befriend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 546

Re: I give up

I really admire you guys and have helped teach me Dhamma and I love buddha for showing the truth but my mind can't handle religion. I'm going to skateboard and learn and exercise my mind.
by befriend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 546

Re: I give up

That's psychosis in a bottle to someone with a mental illness like me.
by befriend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 546

I give up

Can't do mindfulness I'll go insane can't do metta I'll go to hell. Time to be a normal person.
by befriend
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Loving kindness developed for 7 years
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Loving kindness developed for 7 years

If a deva or brahma had the right kamma at his moment of death couldn't he be reborn as a human? As a juxtaposition if some devas and brahmas aren't stream winners or bodhissatvas wouldn't that mean they will all be reborn in a woeful plane in there next life?
by befriend
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Loving kindness developed for 7 years
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Loving kindness developed for 7 years

Venerable Dhammanando I find it odd that there are competing opinions. If a run of the mill person practices even the noble eightfold path but does not attain stream entry there is still the possibility of them going to hell even after practicing the 8 fold path on earth. There is no guarantee of wh...
by befriend
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sila samadhi Panna
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Sila samadhi Panna

If one has good sila mentally verbally and physically will this lead to samadhi and then turn into vipassana?
by befriend
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the hills of New England
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Greetings from the hills of New England

There's an Ajahn chah temple near Nashua New Hampshire in temple New Hampshire it is very peaceful energy.
by befriend
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is meditation bad for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 947

Re: Is meditation bad for you?

How does one skillfully manage the psychological gunk that comes up from mindfulness?
by befriend
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian prayer as skillful means
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Christian prayer as skillful means

I think praying to someone solidifies the sense of self. I had a good mindfulness meditation this morning I guess I just had doubt about the practice as it pertains to myself. Thanks for the feedback. I will study mindfulness more as I seem to practice more than I read which is imbalanced.
by befriend
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian prayer as skillful means
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Christian prayer as skillful means

Maybe I can try praying to Jesus and Mary and forget about God.
by befriend
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian prayer as skillful means
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Christian prayer as skillful means

I get a lot of healing through saying the Hail Mary and find it useful to talk to God or Jesus. I will always believe in kamma vipaka. But am wondering if it's ethically alright to use talking to God and chanting our fathers and Hail Marys. It does help me. And because of my illness I cannot do Budd...