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by MrLearner
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Re: Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

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: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Re: Worldly happiness doesn't work, whatever the combination. Am I right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

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: 4562

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: 4562

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: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Question about "loving yourself" buddhist quote?
Replies: 14
Views: 2464

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: 4366
Views: 308369

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: 3800

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: 3800

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: 3800

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: 2402

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: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Can you attain enlightenment without experiencing all world desires?
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

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...
by MrLearner
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Can you attain enlightenment without experiencing all world desires?
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Can you attain enlightenment without experiencing all world desires?

Hello everyone, I was wondering especially child monks, can they achieve enlightenment without experiencing worldly pleasures before hand. I mean how can they convince themselves they are meaningless and not true happiness without experience to fall back on? As a layman this applies for me as well. ...
by MrLearner
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why replies monitored by moderator before published?
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Why replies monitored by moderator before published?

Hello everyone, I have been a member for sometime now and I usually make my topics in "discovering theravada" section because I'm still a beginner and I don't want to dilute general theravada section with my beginner questions. However despite been a member for sometime, and I really appreciate the ...
by MrLearner
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What does consciousness and other hi fi terms mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Re: What does consciousness and other hi fi terms mean?

Thanks santa100 :) So that is what I was thinking. I mean there is some "thing" that passes from the dead body to new body when a person dies. No need to tangle with names, whatever it is called "rebirth-linking consciousness" or someother term, as you said there is some "thing" that passes to the o...
by MrLearner
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What does consciousness and other hi fi terms mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Re: What does consciousness and other hi fi terms mean?

1) On another note, I always wanted to know why there is no soul in Buddhism? I mean what passes to another body when we die, why can not this thing that is passed call a soul? There isn't any particular thing that passes from one life to another. At every moment you have a consciousness that arise...