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by MrsCogan
Tue May 08, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds
Replies: 27
Views: 4704

Re: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

Any documentation for better pain relief during a migraine headache using meditation vs. drugs? Justsit From migraine forum I am in it seems apparent that there is not any effect of meditation on migraine whatsoever and from my own experience I know that an attack itself makes concentration impossi...
by MrsCogan
Tue May 08, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Falling apart
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

Re: Falling apart

I think your plan is a good one and I hope you follow through with it. Meditation can be helpful as long as it is gentle. It can help you practice letting go of things and stilling the stories we tell ourselves about what the world is like. I'm a huge fan of antidepressants. They will not make you h...
by MrsCogan
Tue May 08, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Has anyone tried to recall the previous life?
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Has anyone tried to recall the previous life?

I haven't read through all the replies to this question but if anyone said "no, because it's a foolish waste of time," I agree with them.
by MrsCogan
Sun May 06, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional
Replies: 100
Views: 12334

Re: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional

I'd focus on those lectures that benefit me and not worry too much about those that don't. Ajahn Brahm did give many wonderful lectures on insight and meditation. Here're a few. Enjoy.. 1. Joy At Last to Know THere's No Happiness in the World http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex5a4a40k6s" onclick="win...
by MrsCogan
Sun May 06, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is all doubt bad?
Replies: 20
Views: 1670

Re: Is all doubt bad?

No, I think doubt is an essential part of inquiry and an important part of growth. Certainty is ridiculous. If you've done your thinking and searching it's possible to come to a considerable amount of confidence in what you have discovered. But trying to force that confidence by ignoring questions a...
by MrsCogan
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just Starting To Sweep the Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Just Starting To Sweep the Floor

thank you all for the welcome!
by MrsCogan
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just Starting To Sweep the Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Just Starting To Sweep the Floor

I've been reading about Buddhism for 30 years. The first book I ever read was The Three Pillars of Zen. Interesting, but I didn't understand a word of it. All these years I've been reading and listening to Dharma talks. Interesting, very interesting. About 2 years ago I realized I'd been studying br...
by MrsCogan
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Great doubt, great enlightenment...
Replies: 40
Views: 4340

Re: Great doubt, great enlightenment...

Greetings, There is a saying in the Ch'an Buddhist tradition... Great doubt, great enlightenment; small doubt, small enlightenment Do you think this applies to Theravada (or your tradition, if you happen to be of another tradition)? What does this mean to you? :buddha1: Metta, Retro. :) If you stop...
by MrsCogan
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do I tell my friend I don't like her kind of Buddhism?
Replies: 62
Views: 5242

Re: How do I tell my friend I don't like her kind of Buddhism?

You could say the Buddha taught different methods to people with different capacities and the dharma door of daimoku isn't the one for you. this is an excellent answer and a true one. But I have a feeling your friend won't be moved by it. That means you'll have to just keep saying "it's not for me"...