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by befriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Spiritual materialism

Thank you james
by befriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 8
Views: 177

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: 157

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: 157

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: 157

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: 217

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...
by befriend
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Letting go of merit.
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: Letting go of merit.

Not sure if what I said was accurate
by befriend
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1505

Re: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?

What is life? Meditation is just the experience of reality or what can be also called life. What leads to long term well being and happiness? If someone spent their free time singing and dancing everyday cultivating music and drinking actually feels annoying I've done it and you can't cultivate sens...
by befriend
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

Bodhidharma
by befriend
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Lay practitioners living together
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Lay practitioners living together

I've thought of moving close by to a monastery where I could be around and learn and help out the monks that may be an alternative option.
by befriend
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Lay practitioners living together
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Lay practitioners living together

http://morningsuncommunity.org/members-and-residents/ Thich nhat hanh is actually a mixture of zen and theravadan because Vietnam is where he's from and in that country the Buddhism is a mixture of those two traditions atleast that's what I've heard.
by befriend
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 32
Views: 1081

Re: What's happening to me. Help please!

Try doing some metta. One of the eleven benefits of metta is that animals will love you.
by befriend
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Working with grief
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Working with grief

No, that's not insensitive thank you.
by befriend
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Working with grief
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Working with grief

Thank you
by befriend
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Working with grief
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Working with grief

Is satipatthana the only way to heal grief?