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by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1849

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

“Why am I here?” is inappropriate attention. The task at hand is to comprehend the mental habits that lead to this type of question and abandon them. I suspect ignoring that mental habit will land you in the same boat five years down the road.

https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN2.html
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not-Self Alternate Meaning and/or Translation
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Not-Self Alternate Meaning and/or Translation

Which means that most things that happen to you (internally and externally through your senses) are basically automatic, fleeting, unsatisfying and never-ending. Neither automatic nor never ending. But you nailed it on fleeting and unsatisfying. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratītyasamutpāda htt...
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Heavy Good Kamma
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: Heavy Good Kamma

Below garuka kamma there is asanna kamma (kamma that is performed just before death), acinna kamma (habital actions that is repeatedly performed over the lifetime), and katatta kamma (other actions that is performed occasionally). Normally what one should focus is on acinna kamma (habit) because th...
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Old age, sickness and death
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Old age, sickness and death

One can see taking care of the body as an act of generosity for any future becoming that will inhabit that form, just as one would help a dear friend.

https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Chant ... _toc_id_10
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1849

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

It is one thing, unlike fear, lust, anxiety etc., that cannot be healed by mindfulness since it cannot be observed as an arising and falling. Like Nibbana, existential angst is a stable state by itself and does not have peaks and valleys. Angst is constant and unwavering? There are not days that it...
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: about 3rd precept
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: about 3rd precept

If investigation shows you have broken a precept then meditation is doubly important.
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An 11-15
Replies: 0
Views: 332

An 11-15

Bhikkhus, when the liberation of the mind by loving-kindness has been pursued, developed, and cultivated, made a vehicle and basis, carried out, consolidated, and properly undertaken, eleven benefits are to be expected. What eleven? 1. One sleeps well, 2. One awakens happily, 3. One does not have b...
by Buckwheat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reintroduction from California
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Reintroduction from California

Hello, I was fairly active a few years back, but I was not strong enough to avoid the bickering that is so easy on a forum. While I had not posted in years, I frequently viewed the site. With the recent updates to the TOS and moving lounge and politics to an entirely different site, along with my de...
by Buckwheat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 28
Views: 4421

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

I’m baffled at the idea that the sutta’s lack detail. It seems I am closer to dhamma when I strip away the superfluous junk and trust the sutta.
by Buckwheat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

I received that from Abhayagiri years ago. It is an excellent volume. One of only a few books I keep readily available.
by Buckwheat
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 314
Views: 113692

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Yes
by Buckwheat
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 178775

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/scien ... .html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

More data.
by Buckwheat
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 18
Views: 2761

Re: Hello

hello,
if she really loves you she'll get over it... but you'll probably still have to escort her to church :juggling:
by Buckwheat
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: euthanasia
Replies: 158
Views: 12093

Re: euthanasia

thank you all for your wonderful comments. KB, sorry to hear you experiencing similar problems. in the end I was never truely tempted. She was sick for a few weeks, prolonged with medicines. when I went to work she was still purring in response to petting, but when I got back from work she was gone....
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: euthanasia
Replies: 158
Views: 12093

euthanasia

kalyanamitta,
I am witnessing a suffering, dying animal. Which sutta/vinaya deal with euthanasia?

metta,
Scott