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by Mr Man
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Personalised ongoing help with meditation.
Replies: 36
Views: 2115

Re: Personalised ongoing help with meditation.

The student himself needs to be able to understand some basic dhamma even if one could find an ariya teacher . Walk walk and walk for a person without some dhamma knowledge appear efforts done but accrue nothing at the end of the day .The question is , today the vast number of dhamma specialists sc...
by Mr Man
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Personalised ongoing help with meditation.
Replies: 36
Views: 2115

Re: Personalised ongoing help with meditation.

Agree. Right now if I am a teacher I will ask all my students to practice walking meditation. When they say they have a problem with X I would say "walk" When they say they have a problem with Y I would say "Do more walking" If they say that they have a problem with Z I would say "Sit for a while a...
by Mr Man
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Personalised ongoing help with meditation.
Replies: 36
Views: 2115

Re: Personalised ongoing help with meditation.

My observations are that, yes, you're right, most teachers know and favour a particular technique Agree. Right now if I am a teacher I will ask all my students to practice walking meditation. When they say they have a problem with X I would say "walk" When they say they have a problem with Y I woul...
by Mr Man
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna
Replies: 127
Views: 11281

Re: Sotapanna

...I don't think anyone can grant me an answer. ... .... Oh well, what can you do I suppose, just get on it with it then? So you want advice, but don't want to change anything about your life? Uhhh... Ok. I don't want advice about my life? If I did I would have surely asked so I don't know where yo...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad Times
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Bad Times

When things aren’t quite going your way is it wise to reflect that it might be due to past kamma, or would that be unwise speculation? If we are using the reflection to rectify yes. If we are using the reflection to rationalise no. What do you mean by rationalise? I am where I am due to some undete...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad Times
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Bad Times

Ceisiwr wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:59 pm
When things aren’t quite going your way is it wise to reflect that it might be due to past kamma, or would that be unwise speculation?
If we are using the reflection to rectify yes.

If we are using the reflection to rationalise no.
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 97
Views: 5265

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

I am a climate change sceptic. However I agree with the climate pollution which can be achieved by lower consumption. However we should consume low not to protect the climate but to escape from Samsara. I think monks who involve with climate change are influenced by Mara. Monks should guide their f...
by Mr Man
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?

Ceisiwr wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Ven. Nanananda I believe.
He is dead I believe.
by Mr Man
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 2209

Re: Pope visits Thailand

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by Mr Man
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 6114

Re: Satva

:candle: :buddha1: :candle:
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?

So do you want to take pain killers so you can get to first jhana I would say so. I experience my pain only when I sit for meditation. Other times it is hidden due household chors. :D Well if that is the case I think you would do better by avoiding pain killers and find alternative methods to deal ...
by Mr Man
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?

Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation? I can't get to First Jhana due to my back pain. Is it ok to take some pain killers before my meditation session? Hi SarathW So do you want to take pain killers so you can get to first jhana or do you want to take pain killers for your back pain?
by Mr Man
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 5078

Re: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)

Is this in accordance with the Buddha's teaching? Next thing is they want to be knighted by the queen. Ajahn Khemadhammo has been awarded an OBE Venerable Ajahn Khemadhammo (Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht) OBE was born in England in 1944. After training and practising as a professional actor for some year...
by Mr Man
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?

I had a discussion with a friend and he said natural sugar and the artificial sugar the same. His argument was that if both got the same atomic bond structure it is the same. I personally do not believe this, but I could not convince him. Do you agree with this? If not why you do not agree with it?...