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by Mkoll
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What advice would you have given yourself when you began meditating?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: What advice would you have given yourself when you began meditating?

In your newfound enthusiasm for meditation, don't contort yourself into positions (such as half or full lotus) before your body is flexible enough for them. Sometimes, pain is not something to patiently endure but a warning to move before you hurt yourself.

Great idea for a thread!
by Mkoll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What does "'burning up' its own support" mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: What does "'burning up' its own support" mean?

But let me clarify: I'm interested in the technical/canonical explanation of what this means. Perhaps Venerable @Dhammanando may know? I'm not really sure. If sannissayaḍāharasā is translated as "burning up its own support", as Bhikkhu Bodhi does, then I've no idea what it could mean. That is, I do...
by Mkoll
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What does "'burning up' its own support" mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: What does "'burning up' its own support" mean?

Thanks for your response.

But let me clarify: I'm interested in the technical/canonical explanation of what this means. Perhaps Venerable @Dhammanando may know?
by Mkoll
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What does "'burning up' its own support" mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 787

What does "'burning up' its own support" mean?

What does Spk-pt mean here? The sutta is SN 14.7.
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by Mkoll
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free PTS eBooks
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Free PTS eBooks

:anjali:
by Mkoll
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lack of progress
Replies: 65
Views: 1710

Re: Lack of progress

:goodpost:
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dhamma and Mathematics
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Dhamma and Mathematics

If we're mindful of an increase of wholesome states and a decrease in unwholesome states with what we're doing, we should continue. If we're stagnating or it's the opposite, we should implement changes. If conceiving of Dhamma in terms of maths leads to the former, great. If not, then change is need...
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

Hello Friends, What are your recommendations and experiences for reading and listening to Suttas before or after meditation. Do you find better results in reading or listening before or after meditation? How about listening to Suttas be read while meditation? Such as listening to mn148 in full no e...
by Mkoll
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1715

Re: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism

Hello! I'm a member of a Lutheran church, the church of my parents, but I take Buddhism very seriously and have a little experience practicing it. I have meditated somewhere around 100 hours and read seven books about Buddhism. At the moment I'm reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, which I...
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 2146

Re: Satva

:candle: :candle: :candle:
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 2146

Re: Satva

:candle:
by Mkoll
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?
Replies: 34
Views: 1166

Re: Why is all Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?

Sure, I know exactly what you mean! If I were you, I'd consider getting a good anthology. Bhikkhu Bodhi's In The Buddha's Words is recommended: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buddhas-Words-Anthology-Discourses-Teachings/dp/0861714911 I second this recommendation. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the huge...
by Mkoll
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Thank you for sharing this.

:anjali: