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by Magoo
Tue May 07, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Feathers wrote:Thanks :smile:

Edit: huh, you have to pay to post? Interesting. Still useful to be able to browse.
I think the cost to be a member on Dhammaloka is about $2 which is a user pays philsophy to cover costs of administration etc.
by Magoo
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 9365

Re: natural progression of meditation?

Hi Allan and others, Below is an interview that I stumbled upon. I have never heard of the Monk or the Website before but I found the interview excellent reading and very useful in regard to some of your questions Alan. http://www.wiseattention.org/blog/2012/09/07/learning-meditation-from-the-buddha...
by Magoo
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 9365

Re: natural progression of meditation?

have you read brahm? he implies that only his very specific nimitta method can allow one to enter jhana. he even implies that the nimitta must look they way he teaches or it's incorrect. In regard to the above statement, I dont agree that this is what Ajahn Brahm implies. I have heard this directly...
by Magoo
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Raw Diet?
Replies: 58
Views: 9311

Re: Raw Diet?

DN 1 Brahmajāla Sutta: The All-embracing Net of Views 10. "Or he might say: 'The recluse Gotama abstains from damaging seed and plant life . He eats only in one part of the day, refraining from food at night and from eating at improper times. He abstains from dancing, singing, instrumental music, a...
by Magoo
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Raw Diet?
Replies: 58
Views: 9311

Re: Raw Diet?

Hi Corrine, It appears you eat mostly Raw but not entirley Raw? Bread isnt Raw and a lot of wholegrain cereals arent necessarily raw depending on which ones. I make a Raw Granola which is one of teh best breakfasts imaginable in my opinion. So there is Raw and there is Raw. As it is commonly thought...
by Magoo
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Achieving the "Highest Happiness"
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Achieving the "Highest Happiness"

The only time one would know this, is when one has attained Nibbanna, so I cant answer this just yet. Maybe tomorrow? :thinking:
by Magoo
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Raw Diet?
Replies: 58
Views: 9311

Re: Raw Diet?

Hi Marci, I am not trying to get into a back and forth either but very interested in nutrition particularly of late and open to learning the truths. I have no position other than eating healthy, after undertaking experiments with all diets (ie meat eating, junk eating, vegetarian, vegan and raw). Ac...
by Magoo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Raw Diet?
Replies: 58
Views: 9311

Re: Raw Diet?

cooking food increases the bio availability of most nutrients and drastically reduces the risk of contamination I agree that cooking (eg Starchy foods) increases the bio availability, however I wouldnt agree that this is the case for most nutrients? But these discussions could go on for ever as the...
by Magoo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Raw Diet?
Replies: 58
Views: 9311

Re: Raw Diet?

Hi all, I am a Raw Vegan Vegetarian?? Sound confusing...well it is. I have been vegetarian for a while for healthy eating reasons, but mostly out of kindness to the poor animals that suffered for my selfish tastebud pleasures. My awareness and contemplation on what I was actually doing by eating mea...
by Magoo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Raw Diet?
Replies: 58
Views: 9311

Re: Raw Diet?

the raw food diet theory is based on flawed understanding of nutrition & how humans absorb nutrients unfortunately. it's not unhealthy, per say, but what makes it healthy is the high intake of fruits and vegetables... not that they are raw Chimps do pretty well on a diet of fruits and vegetables (m...
by Magoo
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What continues from one life to another?
Replies: 28
Views: 4711

Re: What continues from one life to another?

Thanks to those who responded to my question.

The responses were clear and unifed which has put this little dilema to bed for me. 6 different realms is something I forgot about. Thanks for the reminder.

With Metta
Eamonn
by Magoo
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What continues from one life to another?
Replies: 28
Views: 4711

Re: What continues from one life to another?

Hi all, Since time began for human existance, the world population of humans has never stopped increasing. Given this, it obviously is true that more people are being born than are dieing. This is one of the few points that create doubt or confusion for me in regard to re-birth (the other is that it...
by Magoo
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Thai Forest Teachers
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Thai Forest Teachers

I've read a lot of good things about the Thai Forest Tradition. I'm interested in finding a teacher within this tradition that can provide me with thorough instructions in meditation practice, however I've heard that the Thai Forest Tradition does not emphasize meditation necessarily. Within this t...
by Magoo
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dream World v Real World!
Replies: 60
Views: 5710

Re: Dream World v Real World!

Here is a very simple question for those who still believe this is the real world as it currently stands: The teaching of the Buddha is to allow one to escape samsara, it is telling you that everything is an illusion, a dream and one would need to wake up from that dream.....but yet, you choose to ...
by Magoo
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dream World v Real World!
Replies: 60
Views: 5710

Re: Dream World v Real World!

I can only speak from my experience. When I am asleep, if I hear a loud noise I will wake up. If someone was to put under my nose something that smelt very strong, I would wake up. If I became cold, I would wake up. Therefore in some subtle way, my hearing consciousness, my smell consciousness and m...
by Magoo
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dream World v Real World!
Replies: 60
Views: 5710

Re: Dream World v Real World!

When there is this then that will arise. :sage: Just to add to this and something that I have only just read that Ajahn Sumedho wrote and is very profound and that is that the above should read: "When there is this, then this will arise." (rather than this and that) This difference is subtle but si...
by Magoo
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism vs Everyday Life..
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Buddhism vs Everyday Life..

I have recently discovered that many Buddhist principles fit me better than principles of other religions--specifically Christianity--and am doing some investigating on the philosophy as a whole. My biggest concern is whether my everyday life and my plans for my life will compete with the 8 fold pa...
by Magoo
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dream World v Real World!
Replies: 60
Views: 5710

Re: Dream World v Real World!

When there is this then that will arise. :sage: Just to add to this and something that I have only just read that Ajahn Sumedho wrote and is very profound and that is that the above should read: "When there is this, then this will arise." (rather than this and that) This difference is subtle but si...
by Magoo
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is inevitable ... My thoughts on spiritual practice.
Replies: 61
Views: 8011

Re: It is inevitable ... My thoughts on spiritual practice.

Hi Scott,

Can I be a devils advocate and ask a question please?

If you have to start work at 5.00am in the morning, how do you make sure that you are there at 5.00am? What is the process that you would go through? :thinking:

:namaste:
Eamonn
by Magoo
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to deal with expectations of other people
Replies: 15
Views: 2025

Re: How to deal with expectations of other people

For example, she would like me to experience stronger emotions (of joy or sadness), enjoy wordly pleasures, Hi Puppha, Something I have learnt in my journey which is constantly evolving, as the path does. There was a time when I too thought that I was not supposed to "enjoy wordly pleasures", so I ...