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by lucky-2012
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My girlfriend
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

Re: My girlfriend

Thank you Ben. I did see that documentary ages ago, but will watch it again now - from a very different point of view obviously. My plan is to be more open about my relationship with buddhism now and my girlfriend is slowly coming to terms with that. Also obviously I must respect what the doctors ar...
by lucky-2012
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My girlfriend
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

Re: My girlfriend

The doc tentatively diagnosed with bipolar. I think for now the best thing is to just focus on feeling better - the four noble truths, what causes suffering, etc.

With best wishes
by lucky-2012
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My girlfriend
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

My girlfriend

Friends. I am going through a very difficult time. I feel my relationship with my girlfriend can't survive. I tried to tell her this morning but she wouldn't accept it. I feel like I just want to focus on dhamma and I told her this. I have had mental health issues in the past, and feel like I am goi...
by lucky-2012
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online teachers
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Online teachers

Thank you all for your comments.

With metta

:anjali:
by lucky-2012
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online teachers
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Online teachers

Ben wrote:Greetings,

If you have the time and inclination, a residential meditation retreat maybe very beneficial for you at this time.
kind regards,

Ben
Thank you Ben, I have started looking into this.

:thanks:
by lucky-2012
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online teachers
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Online teachers

Hi Rowyourboat, To answer your question - just bad habits I think. In particular when online (so maybe that is a sign that an 'online' teacher wouldn't be the way to go). Maybe because I work with computers, I have a tendency to let my fingers take over. This has landed me in 'trouble' on facebook, ...
by lucky-2012
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online teachers
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Online teachers

Thanks Cittasanto My main motivation for wanting a teacher is that I am finding it more difficult to maintain harmlessness (e.g. wrong speech), and I am wishing for some guidance on finding my life's "mission" (for want of a better word). However I am open to the idea that maybe just meditation is t...
by lucky-2012
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online teachers
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Online teachers

Hi Can anyone recommend a teacher who accepts students for an online relationship, or is this not a good idea (ie should it be face to face)? I feel I am at a point in my practice where I would like (need?) to have a good teacher. Also how would one go about asking to be a teacher's student? I have ...
by lucky-2012
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Hello

Thanks all for your kind welcomes. May this forum help all its members with their practice!

:anjali:
by lucky-2012
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

Thanks all for your kindness. I have downloaded the files and will listen to them tomorrow. Chanting seems a good way to develop a wholesome mind, especially when the meaning of the verses are reflected upon, and metta is currently an important focus in my practice.

With metta
by lucky-2012
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Thanisarro Bhikku - Metta Chant

I listened to a couple of great talks on metta by Thanisarro Bhikku this morning: http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/050902%20Metta%20Meditation.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/110309%20Metta%20Means%20Goodwill.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href...
by lucky-2012
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Devas v Asuras
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Devas v Asuras

Thanks Mike, that is a wonderful sutta. I hadn't read it before.

WIth metta
by lucky-2012
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Devas v Asuras
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Devas v Asuras

plwk wrote:If these are of any assistance.... 1 2 3 4 5
Yes, thank you!

With metta
by lucky-2012
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Devas v Asuras
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Devas v Asuras

Hello all,

Can anyone explain, or preferably reference a sutta which explains, the difference between devas and asuras?

:thanks:

With metta
by lucky-2012
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?
Replies: 31
Views: 2992

Re: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?

It would be useful for me if you could list the 5 or 10 suttas that you consider as the most useful/important, or simply the first ones that come to your mind thank you Hi Sekha Here's a list of my bookmarked suttas - i.e. ones which struck / strike a chord... Anapanasati Sutta Attadanda Sutta Chac...
by lucky-2012
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Hello

Hi all, I've contributed a handful of posts, now here is a brief introduction! I became interested in Buddhism around 8 years ago. Initially it was Tibetan buddhism (new kadampa tradition), however that didn't really suit me, and in the past year or so I have taken a stronger interest in Theravada. ...
by lucky-2012
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Influence of rebirth of mental illness
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Re: Influence of rebirth of mental illness

Hi Frances, I suffered from extremely severe depression several years ago. When your caught up in depression, it can seem like things will never get better, but they really will. Its at times like that when you have to show faith in the dhamma, and look to it for comfort and guidance. But also, taki...
by lucky-2012
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Morning Coffee Pali Musing
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Morning Coffee Pali Musing

Nice musing!

Isnt 'troublesome' an adjective though, and 'dukkha' a noun?

So I would say 'troublesome' describes 'dukkha', but they are not interchangeable...

:thinking:

With metta
by lucky-2012
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodily fabrication
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Bodily fabrication

Thank you both!

With metta
by lucky-2012
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodily fabrication
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Bodily fabrication

In Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translation of the Anapanasati Sutta, he refers to 'bodily fabrication'.

Can anyone please provide or point me towards a more in depth explanation of what this means?

Thanks

With Metta