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by befriend
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 2964

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

One time I chanted allah for an hour and it filled me with a size able amount of love and rest.
by befriend
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Feeding on rapture
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Feeding on rapture

We who have nothing we will feed on rapture like the radiant gods" paraphrase does anyone know what sutta this is from?
by befriend
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Replies: 90
Views: 1953

Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

We've all been disabled, low caste high caste God demon woman animal ghost as samsara is a cycle since beginning less time there is no one we have not killed and no one who has not been our mother. This is the context of kamma vipaka. By deeds is one judged as noble or ignoble not by caste.
by befriend
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here
Replies: 26
Views: 399

Re: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here

When walking he understands I am walking. That's the instruction. Understanding what your doing is different than placing your awareness on the feet on the ground. by comprehending that your walking using your thoughts to recognize what your doing awareness of the feet on the ground arises naturally...
by befriend
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here
Replies: 26
Views: 399

Re: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here

The buddha doesn't say observe the breath the satipatthana sutta is so engaging in practice it's totally engrossing. In training the mind do what Buddha said and read the mindfulness of breathing discourse you dont bend your mind and focus on your breath, it's about comprehension you understand you ...
by befriend
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 561

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

i just looked at b Bodhi and Bhikkhu nanamoli's translation in the majjhima nikaya and it doesn't say one should feel remorse. But in the removal of distracting thoughts sutta a method for mental purification is to see ones unwholesome mental action as a carcass of a snake dog or human were hung aro...
by befriend
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?
Replies: 52
Views: 561

Re: AN 10.76: What do shame, remorse, and negligence refer to?

the Rahula sutta exhorts us to feel remorse even after an unskillful mental action, this is how I've been training recently and it is simple and effective in increasing well being.
by befriend
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I got this right?
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Have I got this right?

Bodom had a post in 2009 called Ajahn passano talks on Anapanasati it pops up in the first listing in google
by befriend
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I got this right?
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Have I got this right?

Ajahn passano of abhayagiri has talks on practicing the 16 steps of Buddhas instruction on mindfulness of breathing I plan to start listening to the talks today.
by befriend
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Victims of Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1027

Re: Victims of Buddhism

Read the shorter and longer discourses of the lions roar sutta. Buddha was tolerant and spread good will to other religions but was not shy in saying a religion had to have the 8 fold path In it for a practitioner to reach one of the four states of sainthood. These Buddhists are dark hearted period....
by befriend
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 577

Re: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread

Sadhu venerable. your boundless devotion to knowledge is a breath of fresh air and makes you a comforting clear presence on this forum. Thank you :anjali:
by befriend
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"
Replies: 34
Views: 2208

Re: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"

Christianity is like the gradual path of Buddhism generosity morality and renunciation which leads to heaven or favorable human realm. Buddha said that not everyone is ready to be taught the highest teachings on Buddhism. That's where Christianity can come in for different personality types.
by befriend
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"
Replies: 34
Views: 2208

Re: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"

Their prayers work wonders in releasing stucked baggage. a Christian hurt you so Jesus' techniques don't work? I don't think that kid was loving his enemy as Christ taught I think the world is a better place having Christianity in it. It can give people comfort and peace and joy not based on the fle...
by befriend
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"
Replies: 34
Views: 2208

Re: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"

"Be still and know that I am God". Sums up the heart of Christianity and Buddhism. "Correct posture is the conclusion of Buddhism". -zen mind beginners mind
by befriend
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"
Replies: 34
Views: 2208

Re: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"

Too much intellectualism and scholar, in El Salvador it is Christianity that is the only viable form of rehabilitation for former and current gang members according to the gang members themselves. Homicide has dropped in that country because of church intervention.
by befriend
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"
Replies: 34
Views: 2208

Re: A. L. De Silva's "Beyond Belief"

I love Christianity. They do more charity work than Buddhist organizations. Christianity is a solid religion or at least what Jesus taught. I agree the new and old testaments are pretty diabolical. But saying our father prayers or the Jesus centering prayer and having Jesus as a role model or prayin...
by befriend
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.

Tibetan Buddhists like the Dalai Lama do analytical meditation which is contemplating the repercussions affects, causes of anger. This is another method to control anger. It's good to contemplate this way before you get angry so you can cultivate a new view point towards anger.
by befriend
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Debt to ones parents
Replies: 51
Views: 729

Re: Debt to ones parents

Do theravadan Buddhists not believe in a rare precious human body?
by befriend
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is worth spending time on?
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: What is worth spending time on?

I always feel better when I have positive mind body and speech activity only this will make you feel satisfied in a Buddhist way. There are many suttas where the point of the teaching is to maintain healthy mental verbal and physical actions.