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by befriend
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder
Replies: 5
Views: 137

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: 106

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: 428

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: 504

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: 428

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: 428

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: 428

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: 418

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: 428

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: 428

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...
by befriend
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

That looks like Ajahn Viradhammo with the sunglasses in the back row to the right of Ajahn Chah
by befriend
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question about insights
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Question about insights

My teacher said when you've been practicing for ten years your still a beginner. Insight knowledges how Mahasi sayadaw teaches took along time for me to show up. I think more than three years. It might be different for different people.
by befriend
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Feeding on rapture
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Feeding on rapture

Thank you :anjali:
by befriend
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Feeding on rapture
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Feeding on rapture

Does anyone know who the audience was when this sutta was taught?
by befriend
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is alcohol dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Alcohol takes away your sense of shame and inhibition you can also break the other four precepts from drinking alcohol.