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by adosa
Sat May 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 932

Re: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email

It all seems pretty weird to me.

"Can I ask what happened?"

"Had to take High Dose Prednisolone = Steroid Hormone
against a complication called Vasculitis = Autoimmune
reaction in the arteries including those to the kidneys:"
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by adosa
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Example of religious harmony!
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: Example of religious harmony!

plwk wrote:An update

Typical
by adosa
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: WW3 is not inevitable: what we can do to prevent it
Replies: 36
Views: 3135

Re: WW3 is not inevitable: what we can do to prevent it

I prefer the US to China and Russia, for obvious reasons, What are the obvious reasons for preferring the US to China and Russia? Well, the three countries are police and corporatist states, which is to say they are fascist regimes. The difference is in the degree of authoritarianism. In China you ...
by adosa
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Controlling the long breath?
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Controlling the long breath?

Thanks for all the great replies. In the past I've always ended up putting anapanasati aside in favor satipathana as I found I've had trouble losing the breath on and off the cushion. I have also noticed that subtly, I would control the breathing a bit every time I watched it. Sort like "there is no...
by adosa
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Controlling the long breath?
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Controlling the long breath?

In Bhikku Buddhadasa's 'Breathing with Mindfulness' he talks about controlling the long breath (and the short breath) to observe the effects on the mind and body. This just seems different than anything other approach I have come across where we are not really to control the breath but observe the v...
by adosa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Trying to separate tanha from vedana
Replies: 19
Views: 4232

Re: Trying to separate tanha from vedana

Nothing wrong with enjoying a delicious distraction as a respite from the world. And your experiment provided you with a valuable learning moment, and an opportunity to graphically understand an important point from the Dhamma. You should be able to enjoy the tea without becoming "attached" to it t...
by adosa
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Nature
Replies: 15
Views: 2787

Re: Nature

Thanks for your replies. I wrote a song recently, I hope you don't mind if I share the lyrics with you? SWANS IN THE SNOW Verse 1 Taking in the cold day by order of the solitary way A mind consumed with all that I know gives way to Swans in the snow Verse 2 A tired river lies cold This day has quic...
by adosa
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving while being mindful?
Replies: 42
Views: 2898

Re: Craving while being mindful?

Well, this is interesting. I think I would say no. One can only be fully mindful when the five hindrances are not active. This means there is also no craving (or at least no sensual craving) because this is one of the hindrances. here is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in & of its...
by adosa
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving while being mindful?
Replies: 42
Views: 2898

Re: Craving while being mindful?

DarwidHalim wrote:......
Thank you Darwid for the thoughtful post. :anjali:

I'm just curious as to which school of Buddhism you have most trained in.

adosa
by adosa
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving while being mindful?
Replies: 42
Views: 2898

Craving while being mindful?

Can craving arise while being completely mindful? Or at the moment craving arises, is that a signal that mindfulness has stopped and mental proliferation or fabrication has started?

Thanks

adosa
by adosa
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Tex wrote:A shame, indeed.
If you think it's too soon, don't click on this hastily concocted tribute song.

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Metta,
Retro. :)

That's two terribly distasteful posts in one thread. What do you say we just let her R.I.P., struggles and all?

adosa
by adosa
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead

I would not want to judge Winehouse's level of wakefulness during her troubled life. We should be very careful not to look at people like her and assume that 'we are practising dhamma, and she wasn't'. What, did we see inside her heart, that we can make such judgements? Ok, she did drugs ...but if ...
by adosa
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me
Replies: 60
Views: 5322

Re: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me

Again, if you reference the diagram in my previous post, notice Feeling is part of the Mental Factors group. In your example, when you're excited about something, that means you're "attracted to", "like it", or "attached to" it, these are all volitional formation. I'm not sure I follow you here. I ...
by adosa
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me
Replies: 60
Views: 5322

Re: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me

As mentioned, emotions belong to number 4., volitional formation, not number 2., feeling. So, there's no contradiction.. But emotions then cause a feeling, no? If I'm excited about something it causes an adrenaline rush that I can feel. Doesn't all of our existence eventually produce a sense stimul...
by adosa
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reading the suttas is fun!
Replies: 24
Views: 2596

Re: Reading the suttas is fun!

Hi alan, I don't know if it's fun but the Okkantisamyutta sure is encouraging. The first is "The Eye" but they all follow the same theme with their definitions of a "faith-follower" and a "dhamma-follower". I have faith that a lot of the good people here fall into either category. adosa http://www.a...