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by Crazy cloud
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Gems
Replies: 16
Views: 131

Re: Dhamma Gems

Every time when reading reaches the final part of this sutta, tears of joy is running down my cheeks ... Just imagine the joy when you know at least one person understood what you discovered. Exactly, and contemplating how the Awakened one came to that knowing makes one want to jump up and cry: Thr...
by Crazy cloud
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 80
Views: 1222

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

“Where there are humans,
You'll find flies,
And Buddhas.”
― Kobayashi Issa

:smile:
by Crazy cloud
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 53
Views: 663

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

First off, friends, I apologize for not getting into the other discussions on this. Makes me so sick. I had to take some time off. Here is why I hate Trump, and why you should, too. 1) He refuses to recognize facts. 2) He is living in his own, separate reality, in which only he is great--all others...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

Yay! Where you live, do you have a proper winter with cold and snow? How have you been handling the dark? Yay back! Southern parts of Norway, but originates from up north, and living up there can be quite challenging in more than one sense - lack of sunlight, to much sunlight and so on. here in the...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Gems
Replies: 16
Views: 131

Re: Dhamma Gems

Every time when reading reaches the final part of this sutta, tears of joy is running down my cheeks ...
Then the Blessed One exclaimed: "So you really know, Kondañña? So you really know?" And that is how Ven. Kondañña acquired the name Añña-Kondañña — Kondañña who knows.
SN 56.11

:smile:
by Crazy cloud
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 80
Views: 1222

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

If one doesn't have a teacher one make use of the 5 precepts and the 3 refuge

:)
by Crazy cloud
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Anyone else running into difficulties with home life?
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Anyone else running into difficulties with home life?

"home life" was difficult before I trusted the teachings enough to stop worrying about being judged a spiritual oddball by normal people.
And in my experience there is no way one can enjoy both "worlds".

best!

:smile:
by Crazy cloud
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 80
Views: 1222

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

I prefer you just the way you are! ... :anjali:

my 15 cents :broke:
by Crazy cloud
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Stream-entry: Would you know?
Replies: 36
Views: 2043

Re: Stream-entry: Would you know?

Find out who is asking about stream entering and discover that the answer is the stream ..

:smile:
by Crazy cloud
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 113
Views: 1806

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

In my experience, when I try to let in the seen be only the seen etc., I end up in a kind of anomic, zoned-out state, like a blissed-out zombie. That can't be right! It isn't right, but it's a fairly common 'wrong turning' for people to take. I'm not sure if I can explain the difference in any unde...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 131
Views: 1910

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

This is an interesting debate and topic imo - can not say I agree or disagree with anyone particular, but when I see leakings of pm's, then something telles me this is not right or fair, and actually quite offensive in my understanding Ajhan Chah had a saying like: "true but not right - right but no...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Want to improve sila
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Want to improve sila

The world is created at home here and now, so a nice activity to start with is optional to the gentle heart ... - I like to have a cup of coffee at first :smile:

A pure heart and a gentle mind will always do whats best in every situation

best!
by Crazy cloud
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire

This is a good concept. Perhaps you can elaborate on how you do this. Is it specifically watching for hunger as the cue which permits you to eat? So like mentioned above, it follows the same pattern as other hindrances do when experienced: As long as I, me and mine are gone, then meditation goes on...
by Crazy cloud
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire

:oops:
many apologies for making a dbl post!
by Crazy cloud
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire

Hi, by coincidence and by doing general practice I discovered that if one manages to stop listening to the mind for what is the right diet, and solely listen to what the body says, - then the diet will be balanced according to the activities one picks up. I been practicing a few months with fasting...
by Crazy cloud
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Asking for Help re: nutriment and sensual desire

Hi, by coincidence and by doing general practice I discovered that if one manages to stop listening to the mind for what is the right diet, and solely listen to what the body says, - then the diet will be balanced according to the activities one picks up. I been practicing a few months with fasting ...