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by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

Good idea.
Is it possible to do this using say Skype?
I do not have a face book account and I do not intend to crate one.

So people can see each other.
Just a thought.
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Do you mean without Right Knowledge and Right Release?
Yes
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
I just wonder why we instruct people to follow the Noble Eightfold Path, not the NTP?
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prince Harry on mental health.
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Prince Harry on mental health.

In addition to the mental health, another important message from this interview is that even if you become a prince that you are not free from Dukkha.
It is unfortunate Prince Harry does not have any understanding of meditation or Buddha's teaching.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Near death experiences

Thanissaro Bhikkhu has a very interesting story about almost dying by electrocution in Thailand early on in his life. He talks about it during his dhamma talks and it really is quite fascinating. Particularly of interest is that he could see his mind trying to find "somewhere else" to go because he...
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Welcome Bhante.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prince Harry on mental health.
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Prince Harry on mental health.

Prince Harry on mental health.

Prince Harry opens up to reporter Bryony Gordon about the impact of losing his mother.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p052kwrb
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

Actually, I did not think about it.
Generally, people who talk the truth get killed.
Devadatta attempted to kill Buddha.
:shrug:
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation for beginners - Anicca
Replies: 15
Views: 201

Re: Meditation for beginners - Anicca

I don't know where to start or what is the 'proper/traditional way' to go about.
Welcome to DW!
It is very simple. Start observing the five precepts.
That is your first lesson.
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings - Krakow, Poland
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

:hello:
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant? Interesting article. ============ Nanavira Thera attained Sotapatti [Path entry] on 27 June 1959 and wrote the following letter in classical Pali, sealed it, 'To be opened after my death' and sent to the senior monk at the Island Hermitage: - 'Homage to the...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

:goodpost:
Jhana and Bhavanga are the only types of consciousness that can occur in unbroken succession for more than 7 mind moments.
I can't recall reading this in Abhidhamma. Can you give the link from Sutta?
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 45
Views: 30356

Re: Introductory resources