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by Crazy cloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 2108

Re: Why are you in this forum?

9 Learn and share & 10 Other The "Other" reason is similar to the below post by Crazy cloud: I'm using this place for practice, and especially testing the force of one's attachments to this fleeting world. No mind said: it is not very possible because of lack of good teachers. I agree with a certai...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Star Water Blessing...

A lot of people that say the love this practice, is sadly arrogant to the value of simple rituals like a bow, or anjahli or or. Being a westerner myself, I often feel a bit ashamed of our western swollen heads when mingle and "chit chat, or what "they" say "discuss Dhamma". I think i let all of my s...
by Crazy cloud
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?
Replies: 18
Views: 514

Re: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?

"no wish" is the only wish

Maybe something like: endless possibility is not using it - when a fragment bursts into a small big bang, the end is near, and endless possibilities with it activity.

stillness in a state of awe
by Crazy cloud
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will this life always include tons of miseary?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Will this life always include tons of miseary?

Will it get better and stay like that (better) in this life? If you suddenly realised that exactly this state of being was reached caused by "your suffering", and it couldn't have been otherwise, or else you would continue spiraling on and on and on, until in another life, but same being, asking yo...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time

Interesting, thanks friend @budo

_/\_
by Crazy cloud
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Monk

Student22 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:52 am
:anjali:

Who should become a monk ?
:namaste:

You !
by Crazy cloud
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly are we supposed to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 578

Re: What exactly are we supposed to do?

Since we are here in this world, what exactly are we supposed to do? Finding the question, and let it be! And your question looks good to me, - so if I were You, I would keep this question floating in the back of my mind, let it marinate as long as it likes, and suddenly the mind serves you the sil...
by Crazy cloud
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly are we supposed to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 578

Re: What exactly are we supposed to do?

alfa wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:25 am
but we are still in the prison???
We are in prison!

freedom from above and below ...

We are not in prison!
by Crazy cloud
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: Compassion fatigue

Clearly a lot of people on these forums have lost compassion. Not only that, instead of helping each other learn, so many are quick to use their knowledge of the suttas to put others down . Agree, and adding: and a lot of practitioners behaves like goody goody cosy cosy little fuzzy Bhuddas , and d...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?
Replies: 20
Views: 608

Re: Empty meditation does exist in text? Witch name?

Hi everyone Simple question I think. I like to do meditation with no thinking at all.Even emptiness or whatever. Just nothing. If I am looking on internet or this forum, witch time I do some research, I write emptiness because its emptiness but Its just no-thinking. Do you the name (all language li...
by Crazy cloud
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 51
Views: 1499

Re: Third Eye Meditation

After charging the body and mind with light (floodlight/car), I stood watching my own shadow and resting the mind - then I became aware that the shadow had a vibrating energy field outlining it, and in the center of this shadow I saw a circle (no shadow) right beneath the navel area. In later weeks ...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]

Meditate more, and find the answer to this question too ..

Ehipassiko!
by Crazy cloud
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 39
Views: 1116

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

We're quite skilled with our western mind to diagnose depressions, while to me it's not that interest in looking for one's constante sadness in the aisan communities one practice together with. Maybe it's not such a big problem, maybe it's our focus that makes the problem become the issue ... There ...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 31
Views: 1414

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Is the image of Lord Buddha, experienced by numerous meditators after his paranibba, actually not the true and right picture of him ...

:sage:
by Crazy cloud
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Pleasant sensations

Any disturbance of a still mind is dhukka ...

:buddha1: