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by befriend
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best metta teachers, talks and guided meditations?
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: Best metta teachers, talks and guided meditations?

You could chant the karaniya metta sutta.
by befriend
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 36
Views: 714

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

All religions are like different cars all moving in the same direction people who don't see it like that have no light in their hearts- Ajahn chah. we have to remember Christianity Islam were founded after Buddhas life. In the bible it says be still and know that I am God. That sounds like choiceles...
by befriend
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination
Replies: 61
Views: 1107

Re: Discouraging and Encouraging Bhikkhuni Ordination

Even if buddha was reluctant to ordain women, after ananda reminded him that gotami was his wet nurse and helped be his maternal caregiver buddha said under 8 conditions a woman can ordain so we should always fall in line with what buddha decides.
by befriend
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 30
Views: 1183

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

Read the gotami sutta. Sutta 51 in anguttara nikaya it talks about female ordination and what they must do to be a monastic.
by befriend
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: Clear Comprehending

in meditation clear comprehension is knowing one of the five hindrances in a experiential way seeing it intamitely and staying with that intimacy when I do this the hindrance leaves on its own because I've experienced the pain of it.
by befriend
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder

Irritation to sound is a good meditation object it's aversion watch the aversion pass and sound won't bother you.
by befriend
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dana and Social Responsibility in a World of Finite Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Dana and Social Responsibility in a World of Finite Resources

volunteering doesn't require money as long as it doesn't drain your zeal at work or take away from hours at work.
by befriend
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: I am walking

:anjali:
by befriend
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?

its good enough to establish your friends and family in generosity.
by befriend
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: I am walking

Being a Samatha practice would it inevitably lead to jhana or at least access concentration?
by befriend
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: I am walking

For clarity I should have said what are the results of this meditation style like?
by befriend
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: I am walking

I just mean it was a simple formula to practice, that particular style made metta arise and it was a good way to be mindful of the body. It was a comfortable relaxing abode.
by befriend
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Monk

I heard a good phrase, your ready to become a monk when it makes no difference if you become a monk or not. I'm tired of creating my life or trying to be someone interesting. Constantly trying to fill your day with little activities that are only enjoyable because your escaping reality. What if we w...
by befriend
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: I am walking

Thanks for the reply Mike
by befriend
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 551

I am walking

Has anyone practiced intensively how buddha says when walking he knows "I am walking" when lying down, standing, sitting. Literally thinking "I am sitting". I've practiced this somewhat and found good results but never really used it as a tool for meditation. Wondering if anyone here's had good resu...