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by befriend
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 16
Views: 216

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?

I am also schizoaffective and am also Leary of intense practice as it brings up the defilements so you can know and let go of them we tend to have stronger defilements then most people so this can be dangerous in my experience. I also don't have a regular meditation routine maybe 3 days a week of mi...
by befriend
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 57
Views: 725

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Let's just stop arguing about arguing and find the middle path of this which would be continuing to correct people by quoting suttas. I'm sorry I started this shit storm.
by befriend
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Re: Slandering buddha

:goodpost:
by befriend
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Re: Slandering buddha

If the moderators don't agree then that's fine. If they dont like my idea then this thread should be locked.
by befriend
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Re: Slandering buddha

We both agree Buddhas teaching on kamma vipaka should be known and corrected and we shouldn't argue or feel angry at others who misrepresent the Dhamma. My point of this thread is to stop arguing and correct people before they post by putting kamma vipaka as a Theravadan Buddhist teaching in the tos...
by befriend
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Re: Slandering buddha

All Buddhists can agree on mundane right view that's all I'm saying. I'm not saying buddhists can agree on other things like abhidhammic authenticity or whatever again I'm just talking about mundane right view. I posted this topic because i don't want to argue anymore on the internet. I'm done tryin...
by befriend
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Re: Slandering buddha

Good call scottpen.
by befriend
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 169
Views: 1710

Slandering buddha

Dear moderators, after reading the superstition thread, I think we should have a policy in the forum rules guideline that inhibits people from putting false words in shakyamuni Buddhas mouth. Coming up with theories that say "Buddha taught about ghosts because he had to teach to the audience". Thing...
by befriend
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Love in sutta or commantaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Love in sutta or commantaries?

Dipa Ma the life and legacy of a Buddhist master. Awareness meditation and compassion meditation should not be looked on as being seperate when you are doing one you are doing the other. Paraphrased.
by befriend
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Love in sutta or commantaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Love in sutta or commantaries?

My point about kamma being a kind of love is that it encourages us to do good and avoid evil. It always supports us when we do good things buddha called the law of kamma the light of the world. So metaphysically speaking the heart of the universe is good willed in believing that we receive happy exp...
by befriend
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Love in sutta or commantaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Love in sutta or commantaries?

The law of kamma vipaka is a law of nature like gravity. When you act from a place of goodwill which is unconditional love, compassion or renunciation, there is a good fortune or experiential inheritance in the form of human life, beauty, longevity heaven and similar positive things and also the bli...
by befriend
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 832

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

The mindfulness generated from zen cleared up my mind and I have less negative thoughts today from last night. So shikantaza is when you sit with correct posture, breathe from the belly, open your eyes, have a soft gaze at a 45 degree angle downwards and let thoughts pass. It's nothing more than bei...
by befriend
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 832

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

Zen practice allows you to let go of defilements cultivate huuuuuge amounts of sincere compassion and leads to insights I did some shikantaza last night and had an insight into the nature of thought which was thoughts are just nothing but conventional signs pointing to reality they are not realities...