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by MrLearner
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is thinking too much bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Is thinking too much bad?

Hello everyone, I have always been a person who when problems arrive like to think a lot and come to solutions. I also have this habit of thinking of all the possible outcomes to a problem and then fear for the worst consequences. I don't do this intentionally but i feel not thinking about bad outco...
by MrLearner
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?

Hey thank you all for the wonderful replies. I read them all. I think as many have pointed maybe the problem is I want people to behave in a way that pleases me. Being disappointed by people comes from having an unrealistic expectation. Generally most quibbles with others boil down to one thing; you...
by MrLearner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?

Hello everyone, After a long time, don't know what I say will make any sense First of all I'm no saint and not reached any higher state but I try to be a nice person as much as possible and try to follow the Buddhist way as much as i can. But when people around me act in an ignorant way, I feel demo...
by MrLearner
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Re: Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?

I was actually thinking about this a long time before and was also stimulated by no_mind's post. My post? I am a strong believer in material happiness (in properly calibrated doses) and unlimited emotional and spiritual happiness. :namaste: So sorry. I misread your reply. "You replied saying think ...
by MrLearner
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Re: Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?

Hello everyone, I was actually thinking about this for a while. I was wondering whatever the combination worldly happiness never works, for example. 1. Normally we crave things, when we get them we become happy, and novelty wears off back to suffering 2. Lets say now there is a heavenly world where ...
by MrLearner
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why does happiness never last?
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Re: Why does happiness never last?

Thanks for all the answers :). Yeah good post by no_mind, i was actually thinking about this too before. Which makes me feel to make another thread on a similar idea.
by MrLearner
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why does happiness never last?
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Why does happiness never last?

Hello everyone, While this is a fundamental truth in buddhism. I would like to know why this is? I have noticed that we often think when I buy a new car I'll be happy when I buy a new house I'll be happy when I go on vacation I'll be happy but after a while this happiness vanishes and does not last....
by MrLearner
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question about "loving yourself" buddhist quote?
Replies: 14
Views: 3271

Question about "loving yourself" buddhist quote?

Hello everyone, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Gautama Buddha It is a great quote. Since I'm a beginner I'm bit confused with loving yourself and been selfish. Stupid thing to say but does following this advice mean you have to be selfish...
by MrLearner
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4716
Views: 412218

Does been a vegetarian mean gods are with you?

Hello everyone, This is a very strange question I would never have thought of asking previously, because I'm a very scientific person. But anyway since my mother and elder sister have been vegetarians for sometime now, staying with them after a long time recently I have also become a vegetarian. Now...
by MrLearner
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Deepak chopra vs richard dawkins?
Replies: 35
Views: 5018

Re: Deepak chopra vs richard dawkins?

@dhammacoustic: Yes I completely agree with what you are saying,especially dawkin's philosophical knowledge but I think Dawkins is a guy who obviously has not been fortunate enough to meet Dhamma, his attitude also would make sure he will never accept it in this lifetime, but if you look at what he...
by MrLearner
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Deepak chopra vs richard dawkins?
Replies: 35
Views: 5018

Re: Deepak chopra vs richard dawkins?

Thanks for all the replies :) I'm glad that my initial instinct of dismissing Deepak's views due to his pseudoscience, was right according to majority. I think the reason why he has a following is that, he also teaches meditation etc to celebrities and people who are unaware of it. They immediately ...
by MrLearner
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Deepak chopra vs richard dawkins?
Replies: 35
Views: 5018

Deepak chopra vs richard dawkins?

Hello everyone, I recently watched a debate on youtube between deepak chopra and richard dawkins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4c_CrQzUGw I can easily understand dawkins and agree with him mostly. I tried my best but I don't understand what Deepak Chopra's view is, he uses lots of technical word...
by MrLearner
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you do meditation with any type of single thought or activity?
Replies: 31
Views: 2949

Can you do meditation with any type of single thought or activity?

Hello everyone, Problem with meditation for me as a beginner is 1. I find concentrating on breath going in and out so boring after a while. Is there anyway to make it more interesting? 2. Can I do meditation with any neutral or positive single thought that I find interesting (obviously not negative ...
by MrLearner
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can you attain enlightenment without experiencing all world desires?
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Can you attain enlightenment without experiencing all world desires?

Lots of good points raised. So majority people are saying you don't need to experience worldly desires to know that they are fruitless. From the point of view of rebirths, we all experienced every pleasant/unpleasant worldly situation. No need to re-experience it for gadzillionth time. Good point Al...