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by adosa
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Example of religious harmony!
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Example of religious harmony!

plwk wrote:An update

Typical
by adosa
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: WW3 is not inevitable: what we can do to prevent it
Replies: 36
Views: 2334

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: 674

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: 674

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: 4008

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: 2083

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: 1761

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: 1761

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: 1761

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
Topic: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead
Replies: 33
Views: 2677

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
Topic: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead
Replies: 33
Views: 2677

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: 4571

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: 4571

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: 2381

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...
by adosa
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Craving

Is it any level of insight, whatsoever, to see and experience what a pain in the arse craving really is?


adosa
by adosa
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fox mange
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: Fox mange

Well, she didn't make it. We were able to live trap her, give her to animal control who took her to a local vet who tries to rehab wildlife. Unfortunately she was too far gone to be saved according to the vet.


adosa
by adosa
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fox mange
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: Fox mange

Thanks all. I live in the U.S., in Wyoming, which is not the most animal compassionate state around. Hunting is big here and predators are looked upon as a scourge by a lot of people.....unfortunately. I'll see if animal control will take the time to capture the fox and take it to a vet that will tr...
by adosa
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fox mange
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Fox mange

On our property at work we have a fox running around with mange. It's bad enough that it appears that its eyes are close to closed all the time, its tail has no fur, but it still gets around okay. It appears to be in great pain or irritation. From what I have read mange can spread pretty rapidly amo...
by adosa
Sun May 29, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Paid dhamma teachers
Replies: 59
Views: 8771

Re: Paid dhamma teachers

Godwin Samararatne of the Nilambe Meditation Centrre in Kandy was one of the most well-known lay teachers in recent times. He taught for more than 20 years at the Centre. Does anyone know the model that was used there to sustain his teaching? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin_Samararatne" onclick...
by adosa
Mon May 02, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Osama bin Laden is dead
Replies: 178
Views: 11612

Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

The Iraq war lead by George W. Bush because of wrong information killed many more innocent people than Al-Qaida ever killed. George W. Bush's conduct was not more moral than the conduct of Bin Laden. Having delight in the death of anyone of these killers is lead by delusion. As is clinging to view,...