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by LG2V
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?

I suppose the question is , can a person in level one reaching level two which is higher ? Normally , if you are in the ground floor of a shopping centre , you won't be able to reach say 5th floor , unless using lift or elevator . I suppose I'm mistaken in this case. Volovsky gives a pretty good an...
by LG2V
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?

I was wondering what realm does the Mara reside at ? It was said the Mara could take hold of the Brahma (god) , is this true ? What makes the Brahma so vulnerable to the Mara ? Isn't there a story about an arahant retrogress because the Mara assumed his(/her?) body ? Thanks . I think that Brahma ca...
by LG2V
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

Check out https://ebonyloka.com . It's an Afro-Buddhist forum that I admin. I hope to gather everyone here eventually.

That, and there's a Facebook group for Black Buddhists too, which is a lot more active: https://www.facebook.com/groups/618189548347516/
by LG2V
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma and Computer Science
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Abhidhamma and Computer Science

Wow, thanks Bhante Subhuti. I'll definitely check this out.
by LG2V
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Uganda Buddhist Center
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Uganda Buddhist Center

Cool. Thanks for sharing.
by LG2V
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intentional or deliberate lie meaning ?
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Intentional or deliberate lie meaning ?

I studied linguistics. Personally, I think that lying generally means to tell a deliberate statement that is untrue in its application, i.e. it is in no way isomorphic to any subset of real things that have existed or will exist. So, an example would be: Question: "Did you have take out the trash ye...
by LG2V
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meetings with a Remarkable Monk
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Meetings with a Remarkable Monk

Remarkable indeed. Kudos to him.
by LG2V
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?

I don't think one can like RIGHT after Jhana. Jhana are really refined states of mind engaging in sexual activity right after is a bit too coarse.Its possible to engage in sensual activities but i don't think one would truly enjoy it. Activities like even listening to the sound of music feels very ...
by LG2V
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?

Meditation is different for each individual, but from personal experience, I wouldn't recommend worrying too much about nimittas. They'll come if whatever you're doing is working, such as breath meditation, metta meditation, etc. If you see a nimitta, just treat it as a good indicator and do whateve...
by LG2V
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Maybe oregano could kill C.difficile (or maybe not, because it has already become resistant to the antibiotic) but I am afraid that oregano could also be harmful to the good bacteria that prevents C.difficile from growing. "Oil of oregano comes from a plant that is in the same family as the herbs m...
by LG2V
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Drink a few drops of oregano oil with some juice 3x a day for a few days. It's one of the most powerful natural antibacterials out there. Just be careful, because oregano oil can burn if taken undiluted.

I used to sell nutrition & health products.
by LG2V
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 27
Views: 649

Re: High Blood Pressure

Here's an excerpt from the Anapanasati Sutta. It's a good intro to breath meditation: Mindfulness of In-&-Out Breathing "Now how is mindfulness of in-&-out breathing developed & pursued so as to be of great fruit, of great benefit? "There is the case where a monk, having gone to the wilderness, to t...
by LG2V
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 27
Views: 649

Re: High Blood Pressure

I highly recommend body contemplation meditation, specifically around the heart and cardiovascular system. You don't just have to stick to specific organs. You can contemplate the aorta, carotid arteries, veins, lungs, heart fascia, etc. If you follow that with calming meditation, such as breath med...
by LG2V
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Agreed. It's beautiful, isn't it? Not just the sound of the words, but the shape of the thought.
Indeed
by LG2V
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus

There's something quaintly poetic about the prose of ancient philosophers. It's like their logic exists as antique jewelry. Feels good to read, if for no other reason but to enjoy the writing.