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by rucontent
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Drug Test Anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Drug Test Anxiety

i understand about the points being made. But my question has to do with the resultant worry. Of course if I hadn't indulged, this would not be a problem. But that isnt really what I am asking. I am asking about the emotional turmoil and their antidotes. Or ways to work with it. What I have heard so...
by rucontent
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Drug Test Anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Drug Test Anxiety

Good afternoon, Yes. Drugs are not good for the mind. They clutter etc. Having said that I have smoked in the last 3-4 weeks but not sooner. I have taken some over the counter tests and i pass them. i.e they return a negative result for the presence of THC. Even though my test is still next week. I ...
by rucontent
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist's killing Muslims in the news?
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Buddhist's killing Muslims in the news?

I have a conspiracy theory friend who often brings up outlandish connections. In one of his latest comments to me, he notified me of Buddhists killing Muslims, in what was once Burma. I was able to find a few articles, but still am confused at how to perceive this sentence. In light of not killing a...
by rucontent
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: OSHO
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: OSHO

I did not know all this info. ALthough i did the wiki pedia search and did not know he was at the center of so much controversy. All this stuff, not withstanding, many of his lectures have very wonderful things to offer. Such a great mind . Too bad his legacy is marred with all this other stuff. I r...
by rucontent
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: OSHO
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

OSHO

I have been listening and reading alot of OSHO's stuff. And I am just curious what people think about his style of teaching. It almost seems like he doesn't claim to be buddhist...but certainly his teachings/lectures touch very much so on meditation and the benefits of it. Anyone have any opinion or...
by rucontent
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Facebook induced suffering
Replies: 42
Views: 4707

Re: Facebook induced suffering

I am glad to see that so many people at least have an opinion. :) Glad also to see that i am not the only that does not find value in the posts. Some people are fortunate probably to have only "aware" friends, and don't have to see too much garbage. I deactivated my Facebook account last week. I lik...
by rucontent
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Facebook induced suffering
Replies: 42
Views: 4707

Re: Facebook induced suffering

I am very pleased to see all the input from other members! This forum is wonderful. And much like what FB isn't. Now that some time has settled and i have sat with my discontent a bit more. I see that a possible "wise" solution would be to just not use it very much. I have almost everyone's status h...
by rucontent
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Wise Action with disciplining the child.
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Wise Action with disciplining the child.

Hello Forum Members, My question today has to do with raising children. In my special case, the child is not mine, but i have in some sense inherited/adopted her as mine. She is 12 years old now. She was 9 when i came into her life. Obviously before i showed up on the scene, a lot of things/behavior...
by rucontent
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Facebook induced suffering
Replies: 42
Views: 4707

Facebook induced suffering

I happen to be in a situation where i have left facebook a few times but ended up returning. However now i am at a turning point once again wherein i feel like not only do i not gain from using it but I feel like the act of looking and checking facebook..induces sankhara's ...... I have talked to ot...
by rucontent
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 10-day goenka retreat
Replies: 135
Views: 26172

Re: 10-day goenka retreat

Well I am just back from the retreat and it was an amazing experience. EXTREMELY difficult from a mental standpoint and the way the course is administered. I benefited greatly from this experience but as time passes wonders if it needed to be so intense and abrupt in its delivery with the strict cod...
by rucontent
Wed May 23, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Why no Journals? Goenka
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Why no Journals? Goenka

The special note on instructions for 10 day retreat includes "no journals" curious about the nature of that "reasoning"...is it to stay in your head.....?
by rucontent
Sun May 06, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: when hindrances run deep.
Replies: 2
Views: 525

when hindrances run deep.

Hello, In this case i am referring to guilt. But i have noticed it with anger as well. It seems sometimes that even in my awareness, the feelings run so deep that i am almost held hostage by something i know is not wise attention. Yet even in sitting with it or looking at it, i can't seem to move ou...
by rucontent
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Your favorite suttas & dhamma talks on overcoming conflicts
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Your favorite suttas & dhamma talks on overcoming conflicts

Starter..... Thank you...Thank you ...Thank you! i have been struggling with this lately. I have a family situation with a sister that we have a cantankerous and vicious past. I am not innocent in some of the verbal altercations we've had. However, with my recent blessing of the dharma I am able to ...
by rucontent
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Creating suffering for family by following dhamma.
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Creating suffering for family by following dhamma.

Indeed, sounds like idiot compassion. That is why i love this forum so many useful resources. The truth is that it isn't only with my family but any kind of group think. When i do something against others wishes and they call me selfish or shun me because of it. It is certainly a snare I can be quie...
by rucontent
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Creating suffering for family by following dhamma.
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Creating suffering for family by following dhamma.

This topic deserves so many words. However, I will say that in following the dhamma, my actions create suffering for my family. Without getting into the details, assume for the moment that i don't mean that i have no compassion for their views. For example, a family of butchers and one son becomes v...
by rucontent
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dead leg/pinched nerve/circulation
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: Dead leg/pinched nerve/circulation

As Daverupa said, I can't recommend a bench or zafu enough. To sit without one is murder on the legs unless you're already pretty used to it. yes i just got the zafu yesterday and have been sitting with it today for an hour or so....i will keep monitoring the pain to be aware of whether or not its ...
by rucontent
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dead leg/pinched nerve/circulation
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: Dead leg/pinched nerve/circulation

Just be cautious if the pain is coming from your lower back or your knees - ignoring that sort of pain is a good way to wreck shop. Nerve pain through the buttock/thigh region isn't a worry. ahh....i do feel some pain towards my knees but it seems more in my calf.....i will have to pay more attenti...
by rucontent
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dead leg/pinched nerve/circulation
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Dead leg/pinched nerve/circulation

Problem 2 Legs Going To Sleep It is very common for beginners to have their legs fall asleep or go numb during meditation. They are simply not accustomed to the cross-legged posture. Some people get very anxious about this. They feel they must get up and move around. A few are completely convinced t...
by rucontent
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 10-day goenka retreat
Replies: 135
Views: 26172

Re: 10-day goenka retreat

I had met up with a few meditators in SOuth Beach Miami that conducted a daily meditation at the beach. In our first meeting, I told them i was scheduled to do a 10 day retreat. And they had asked me who the teacher was. I had told them that i didn't know and that it was free. It was in Illinois, et...