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by catlady2112
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Resources for Comparison of Buddhist Canons?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Resources for Comparison of Buddhist Canons?

I am trying to find information on different buddhist canons from different countries, and compares how they are the same or different from each other (in terms of content). Does anyone have any recommendation of books, articles, charts, etc?
by catlady2112
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is your partner/spouse a non-buddhist?
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Is your partner/spouse a non-buddhist?

I'm curious to know how people negotiate relationships when your spouse is not Buddhist (and does not practice any faith). Do you feel creates obstacles, or is it no-big-deal?
by catlady2112
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How do you deal with emotionally needy people?
Replies: 18
Views: 3207

How do you deal with emotionally needy people?

Everyone goes through hard times, and I try to help friends when things happens, but recently I have woken up to the fact that there are people in my life who talk endlessly about their problems and don't seem to want to take actions or suggestions. I find this type of interaction exhausting and fru...
by catlady2112
Mon May 13, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfulness
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfuln

I just asked a Buddhist Theravadin monk with my example about food and he said the difference between 3 and 4 is that: 3: You recognize your mouth waters when you see a piece of cake 4: You can trace back all conditions that came together to make this happen. For example, a memory file of eating cak...
by catlady2112
Mon May 13, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need references on Theravada view of self liberation
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Need references on Theravada view of self liberation

Plotr, Thank you very much for the great passage. Do you know if that passage refers to a Bodhisattva? My understanding is the word Bodhisattva is not mentioned much in the canon. I'm trying to track down references that distinguish differences between Mahayana from Theravada in terms of Bodhicitta ...
by catlady2112
Mon May 13, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need references on Theravada view of self liberation
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Need references on Theravada view of self liberation

My understanding of one difference between Mahayana and Theravada is that Mahayana uses the path of becoming a Boddhisattva on the way to being Englightened, whereas the Theravadin view is that you must be enlighted before you can help others (and that you should work for your arhatship first). Does...
by catlady2112
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfulness
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfuln

Since I am mainly interested in *examples* of what the *experience* between 3 and 4 is (I already am aware of the technical definition/description), am I correct to say that: in 3: I see delicious food, my mouth waters, and I become aware of my mouth watering in the moment as the result of seeing th...
by catlady2112
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfulness
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfuln

Zom, I have a question about what you said.
As I understand what you say,

#3 is noticing one's mind is full of greed in the moment,
#4, You notice how the greed subsides (as an automatic result) of you observing it.

Am I correct?
by catlady2112
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfulness
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

What's the difference b/t the 3/4 foundation of mindfulness

In the Mahasatipatthana sutta can someone tell me the difference between the 3rd (citta sati) and 4th (dhamma sati) foundation? I've read several definitions, but I still can't find a good definition of how these are experienced differently (versus just a technical definition). The best example I re...