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by Ferox
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bedbugs and the 1st precept
Replies: 29
Views: 5147

Re: Bed Bugs

this seems to just be one of those things that is unavoidable to the house holder. I agree with what Cittisanto is saying. Bed Bugs is more then a mere uncomfortable nuisance and without a doubt needs to be dealt with in one way or another as it effects not just your family but the whole community.
by Ferox
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 32994

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Hey Don! Sorry to hear that. But don't take it so serious! 52 days, that's a lot. I'm really grateful that you started this thread, because for me it was a good time and a good undertaking. Maybe I should not have made such a silly competition out of it. I just thought it might spur the motivation ...
by Ferox
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 32994

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Remember what I said about vows being made to be broken? ;) friend do not feel bad and down youself. I say all you need to do is your meditation practice and when you are ready it will be given up naturally and without struggle ;).
by Ferox
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)
Replies: 71
Views: 3231

Re: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)

But tell me, Ferox, how do you feel about "intelligent design" being taught in schools in the US? That part of the science curriculum in the US must include creationist ideas? I am not Ferox, but. This is terrible! Wrong views need to be criticized more often. How would you feel if the next US Pres...
by Ferox
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)
Replies: 71
Views: 3231

Re: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)

I'm sorry that there others aren't so interested in the public discourse as I am. C'est la vie. But tell me, Ferox, how do you feel about "intelligent design" being taught in schools in the US? That part of the science curriculum in the US must include creationist ideas? How would you feel if the n...
by Ferox
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)
Replies: 71
Views: 3231

Re: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)

people always seem to be fond of debating things that really don't have an answer to them... or questions that come down to personal belief/choice/freedom that are not even worth debating. Just feels like wasting time to me, but I guess that is also me being judgmental as well.
by Ferox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: mayan prediction
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: mayan prediction

no way to know either way is there? although I'd say that keeping our minds in the present and practicing will help us either way, whether we die after 12/21 or continue to live hehe. that being said.. I am a bit of a fan of these types of end of the world scenarios.. I think it goes back to reading...
by Ferox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: my attempt ... am I doing it the "right way" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: my attempt ... am I doing it the "right way" ?

Venerable Dhamika(sp?) was once asked a question like this, "am I doing it right".. and he said.. I dunno what do you think? lol..he basically said that it is like a sick person who gradually gets rid of the sickness.. you know when you are doing it right, no one else can tell you. I agree 100% with...
by Ferox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Giving away lots of PDF Books for free
Replies: 29
Views: 2917

Re: Giving away lots of PDF Books for free

well done indeed! I will be using this quite often and spreading it to others.
by Ferox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: happy easter!
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: happy easter!

I wonder what the percentage of western Buddhists are that love Monty python LOL.. great video.


Happy Easter to all, even though I have been a Buddhist for many years now, I still get together with the family for all the major holidays, as has been tradition since I was a kid.
by Ferox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Daily life
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Daily life

I've come to notice through mindfulness that as soon as I need to go to the bathroom for an extended period I will reach right for my iphone without conscious thought.. now that I notice it I do it a lot less and I do what the buddha taught, being mindful at all times, even in the toilet. In this wo...
by Ferox
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 32994

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

I think the issue here is having to make a "vow" to do it.... making vows leads to failure and then feeling bad for yourself when you cannot meet the vows as the change has not come across naturally through practice. I posted in another thread about how I came to the point a few months back that I c...
by Ferox
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Intense tingling, general body disassociation
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Intense tingling, general body disassociation

interesting experience, but an experience to be observed and moved on from (ie not become attached to) non the less.. not that that really answers your question. I'd be interested to see some of the responses either way.
by Ferox
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Less Chatty Metta Bhavana?
Replies: 40
Views: 2882

Re: Less Chatty Metta Bhavana?

Mayhap you can practice the two types of metta taught by the buddha? exalted and immeasurable metta. Immeasurable metta is sending metta out to all beings in the 6 directions(you do each direction one at a time), exalted is metta radiating from you and spreading out into the universe( state, country...
by Ferox
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Religious Affiliations for U.S. Adults.
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Religious Affiliations for U.S. Adults.

nothing unexpected, especially the buddhist numbers. I think most of us are probably the only Buddhists we know in our daily lives, even those lucky enough to have a monastery or temple in their tradition fairly close.
by Ferox
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: R. H. Sharf on Protestant Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: R. H. Sharf on Protestant Buddhism

... I'm not sure where he gets that vipassana is a modern thing. It's an idea I've come across before - people saying that the practice of meditation was so nearly completely lost in Theravadin traditions that those reformers had to virtually reinvent it from the scriptures or learn it from other s...
by Ferox
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Too much emphasis on the superficial aspects of Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Too much emphasis on the superficial aspects of Buddhism?

as to bowing. i started practicing bowing in the therevedan way doing kneeling prostrations 2 days ago. it took about 3 minutes before my ego started running for its life. can you imagaine what that does to the ego/pride. bowing your head, to the buddha, dhamma, and sangha, it gave me revelations t...
by Ferox
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: R. H. Sharf on Protestant Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: R. H. Sharf on Protestant Buddhism

I'll make this comment. When speaking with Bhante Gunaratana about ordaining and he told me about the age 36 limit at Bhavana Society( a place where the practice is most important.. hence it's name). I asked if there was an age limit in Sri Lanka. He said that I would not want to ordain in Sri Lanka...
by Ferox
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Too much emphasis on the superficial aspects of Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Too much emphasis on the superficial aspects of Buddhism?

buddhist " cultures" and countries come with them all sorts of extra added things that really have no use or bearing on the practice in the end. Insightful teachers like Ajahn Chah, Brahm, and Bhante G talk about this to a fair degree. one example I can give is the touching of flowers that are passe...
by Ferox
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attack on Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Attack on Buddhism

and... so?

there is no need to engage in any internet debates, better to spend that energy in practice.


also.. there have been documented cases of child abuse in monasterys...and there have been many atrocities in " Buddhist" countries.