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by Caraka
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Notice the breath
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Notice the breath

During meditation I start focus or re-focus on the breath at my nosetip. However this also lead me to breathing 'manually', in and out. It just seems difficult to reach a e.g. state where I notice there is breathing going on outside my nosetip. And when I try let go of the manual breathing, my breat...
by Caraka
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 46.55: Sangaravo Sutta (The Hindrances)
Replies: 12
Views: 2650

Re: SN 46.55: Sangaravo Sutta (The Hindrances)

Let go of
sense-desires... ill-will... sloth-and-torpor... worry-and-flurry... doubt-and-wavering
.., else one will not be able to see what really is?

It sounds easy, I think not so easy :tongue:
by Caraka
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: News from Bangkok - Partying monks arrested
Replies: 1
Views: 626

News from Bangkok - Partying monks arrested

Bangkok post can report about mental defilements just not happens with lay people. CHON BURI – Police raided a temple in Sattahip district and arrested several monks for throwing a party with alcohol, drugs and women at their living quarters. They arrested five monks and seized drug paraphenalia, me...
by Caraka
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drugs and re-enlightenment?
Replies: 39
Views: 4868

Re: Drugs and re-enlightenment?

Insight, whatever discrimination we put into it, is not enlightenment. For if it is, then what to call the enlightenment of Buddha or an Arhat? I must also ask you if you think real insight, is like learning to walk, swim or riding a bicycle or not? I.e. you can ignore, but you do not forget when fi...
by Caraka
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditaion class in Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Funny I did not read your post before 4pm today, a quick google and I was on my way. I was there ten minutes before it started. It was a nice place with nice people, and it was a nice session. Thank you.
:namaste:
by Caraka
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drugs and re-enlightenment?
Replies: 39
Views: 4868

Re: Drugs and re-enlightenment?

the drugs experience was completely different after first stage enlightenmen..
I don't know what your first stage of enlightment is, can you go more in detail here?
by Caraka
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: When do you believe or know that its ok to lie?
Replies: 31
Views: 3364

Re: When do you believe or know that its ok to lie?

there is telling a deliberate lie and being non-discerning. just because you only speak that which is true doesn't mean you say everything at all times. picking the right time is a big part of being truthful. This reminds me of a old saying my grandmother told me about. 'Talking is silver, but sile...
by Caraka
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: When do you believe or know that its ok to lie?
Replies: 31
Views: 3364

Re: When do you believe or know that its ok to lie?

Ethical issues are not so easy, like always telling the truth. Bottom pitt, there is no need to be stupid. E.g. telling a truth that leads to damage of other beings.
by Caraka
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Defilements
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Defilements

Actual mental hunger is a better expression, at least for cause of actions that results into pursuit of sensual pleasures or overeating...

Where does this mental hunger come from?
by Caraka
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tuk Baht
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Tuk Baht

Are you sure he did not play you with 'tuk baht' ?

as in

tuk-tuk; motorized samlor taxi [from the sound of its engine]

and

Thai currency: Baht (TH฿)

:tongue:
by Caraka
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Defilements
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Defilements

Greetings, I'm in need for advices or resources around mental concentration to increase virtue. I believe increased virtue is needed to avoid defilements e.g. of sex and hunger? My body is really not in need to eat to much (a classical example is to much snacks and beer while watching tv), nor do my...
by Caraka
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditaion class in Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Thanks :)
by Caraka
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditaion class in Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Other than the desire for the experience (quite limited that they are), you may/can/will learn infinitely more about meditation investigating/contemplating/absorbing/practicing what is available on the net than a week in Bangkok...no offense meant to anyone in BKK... Yes there is great teachers on ...
by Caraka
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditaion class in Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Meditaion class in Bangkok

Greetings,

I'm heading to Thailand for a couple of weeks.

Is there anyplace in Bangkok to take meditation class without commit yourself for seven days or more, preferable a place with english speaking teachers available?
by Caraka
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Universalism
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Universalism

I'm sorry, but can I ask you how many books you have written before and how many where actual published, I'd also love to know any previous sale numbers if you have been published?
by Caraka
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 6368

Re: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?

Do you consider yourself disgusting?


No, but I am not pretty.
Why?
by Caraka
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from africa
Replies: 11
Views: 1877

Re: Hello from africa

Hi, welcome:)
by Caraka
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 6368

Re: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?

Is there some type of Kamma that will make people detest you just by looking?
Do you consider yourself disgusting?
by Caraka
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Next life and the Buddhist path
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Next life and the Buddhist path

I tend to focus on the small things, that I know I actual are able to change into the better. E.g. not be mind discriminating when I remember, helping when condition arise, saying no thanks to drinking, practise more concentration which again helps me with my defilements. However I have no idea what...
by Caraka
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How to stop internet addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Why internet have such bad influence on peoples? Why does cars have such bad influence on people.. I'm sure this could be the start of a long list, and I can see one common property they share. The disconnection of some senses, when we meet another persons car, or another persons post on the intern...