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by Upasaka
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kindness
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Kindness

There's so much bad news in the mainstream, I think maybe it's worth spreading some of the good.

http://www.kindnessblog.com

:namaste:
by Upasaka
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation difficulties
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Meditation difficulties

Hi Jack,At 3.30 I got up, did the usual toileting stuff, and had a cup of tea. I went straight to the suttas most relevant to the stage of practice I am at right now. I studied the sections most relevant also, paying attention to special pali lines of text / terms, what they mean in relation to the...
by Upasaka
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex, Drugs & Precepts 3 & 5
Replies: 29
Views: 4319

Re: Sex, Drugs & Precepts 3 & 5

danieLion wrote:I can't get a clear idea of what sexual misconduct (kamesu micchacara) actually is.
For me, sexual misconduct is any sexual behaviour which could cause harm to others or myself.
by Upasaka
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drugs: A tool, useful for good and bad?
Replies: 47
Views: 5501

Re: Drugs: A tool, useful for good and bad?

Hello and welcome to the forum. :smile: And yet, I still wonder - what are the downsides? In answer to your question I would like to offer you the thought that such substances can potentially give one just as much pain as pleasure. Whilst it seems that you are obviously having good experiences, last...
by Upasaka
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Poll: How much time do you meditate per day?
Replies: 12
Views: 1523

Re: Poll: How much time do you meditate per day?

10-20 minutes per day Metta meditation x 2
30 Minutes Anapanasati per day x 1 or 2.
Just started walking meditation.

Hoping to increase the above slowly but surely across the next 12 months by making more of my day to day activities part of my mindfullness practice.
by Upasaka
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Hello

Welcome :)
by Upasaka
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the state of unbridled spirit! :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Hello from the state of unbridled spirit! :-)

Welcome to the forum :thumbsup:
by Upasaka
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Global Moderator - Khalil Bodhi
Replies: 16
Views: 2120

Re: New Global Moderator - Khalil Bodhi

Welcome :)
by Upasaka
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Learning Dhamma
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

Re: Learning Dhamma

Learning dhamma isn't about getting "one's philosophical ducks lined up before its possible to engage in practice." It's about understanding Theravāda Buddhism I am of the feeling that learning Dharma, via the Theravadan tradition, is at heart simply the practice of bearing witness to conditioned p...
by Upasaka
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Hello

Just wanted to say hello :)

:anjali:
by Upasaka
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practice in daily life to overcome defilements?
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: How to practice in daily life to overcome defilements?

Just wanted to say thank you to Starter! Much to chew on! :anjali:
by Upasaka
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quotes -
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Quotes -

"Whatever we do, we should see ourselves. Reading books doesn't ever give rise to anything. The days pass by, but we don't see ourselves. Knowing about practice is practising in order to know." Ajahn Chah "A woman wanted to know how to deal with anger. I asked when anger arose whose anger it was. Sh...
by Upasaka
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can someone please correct me on the idea i got from this.
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: can someone please correct me on the idea i got from this.

This idea here is making lose faith in the positive idea of life because it seems like eternity is just going to be hell and heaven. Please note that I am only offering my opinion here and other forum members are far more learned than me and so I would kindly advise you to listen to them more than ...
by Upasaka
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: meditation in public areas
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

Re: meditation in public areas

Currently I am practicing Metta meditation on the journey to and from work, which involves being sat on a bus surrounded by other people. I close my eyes as if I am dozing etc, relax, welcome the moment as it is and gently do the practice. I have found it to be a beneficial way to spend time whilst ...
by Upasaka
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, with metta
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Hello, with metta

Welcome from another newbie :anjali:
by Upasaka
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What tradition do you follow?
Replies: 83
Views: 24196

Re: What tradition do you follow?

Thai Forest tradition for me.
by Upasaka
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quotes -
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Quotes -

David2 wrote: I have started recently a blog where I collect buddhist quotes.
Here is the entry where I collect quotes from the Buddha himself:

http://buddhist-quotes.blogspot.com/201 ... mself.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thank you :D
by Upasaka
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quotes -
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Quotes -

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” This sounds like it was said by a zen master. (Thich Nhat Hanh maybe?? Just a guess.) Yes, it certainly does sound like his way of expressing things :D “Only one book is worth reading: the heart”. Ajahn Sumedho “...
by Upasaka
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quotes -
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Quotes -

“The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid”. ~Author Unknown “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha “Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve...
by Upasaka
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quotes -
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Quotes -

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace”.
Victor Hugo

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
Etty Hillesum