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by befriend
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 59
Views: 341

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

have compassion for there defilements. They suffer from them now and in the future. When one is enmeshed in hate greed or delusion one does not know the good for themselves or others. Have equanimity the 4 states of mind Buddha felt were the brahma viharas. What does hatred do? How does that help or...
by befriend
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 21
Views: 305

Re: Feminism for men

Its kind of common knowledge
by befriend
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 59
Views: 341

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

Even if bandits were to sever you limb from limb with a two handled saw anyone who gives rise to a mind of hatred towards them would not be abiding by my teaching.
by befriend
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 59
Views: 341

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

Read the saw simile sutta.
by befriend
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 21
Views: 305

Re: Feminism for men

alot of women get paid less for having the exact same job as a man. This is a gender issue.
by befriend
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Virtue for nibbana
Replies: 16
Views: 205

Re: Virtue for nibbana

To be perfect in conduct one would need clear comprehension which is a form of mindfulness of body wouldnt mindfulness of body help with enlightenment?
by befriend
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Virtue for nibbana
Replies: 16
Views: 205

Virtue for nibbana

If one could be consummate (perfect) in virtue would this alone lead to nibbana meaning if one only had wholesome speech, actions and used skillful methods to remove unwholesome thoughts and created wholesome thoughts?
by befriend
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 430

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

Dhamma practice is about putting all your effort to understand the truth of life always trying to see the truth of matters is what sets you free from misery. Lying is like creating a Mara it runs way outside the direction of the path.
by befriend
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Gems
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Dhamma Gems

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like a never departing shadow. Dhammapada
by befriend
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Vipassana dhura website is Mahasi style meditation not body scan meditation.
by befriend
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

I was doing Mahasi meditation which I have been doing for the majority of my Buddhist path, and I have seen fear based on seeing impermanence, disgust, and I have experienced the sunset to be rancid, not in thought but in a inuitive kind of vision or seeing/feeling. They are not silly.
by befriend
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 3500

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: 229

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: 93
Views: 2301

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: 536

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: 536

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: 729

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: 729

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: 246

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