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by Crazy cloud
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: Compassion fatigue

Has anyone experienced compassion fatigue? i volunteer and also help my parents and it makes me happy in moderation but it's taxing on me or taxing on my defilements I'm not sure. Before I do something good I have to give myself a pep talk about how Buddha fed himself to a hungry tigress and all th...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 21
Views: 194

Re: enlightenment in theravada

There is one more thing which puzzles me in Theravada Buddhism. Normally, Enlightenment is described in Buddhism the same way as in Hinduism (mokcha) which is just "The Sphere of Neither Perception nor Non- Perception" or some kind of state of mind which is reached via meditation. OK! But then in T...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: Compassion fatigue

befriend wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:07 pm
My intentions should be coming from a place of compassionate thoughts rather than just doing good. That's really helpful thank you kalyanamittas 😀
When you let go of intentions, the only thing left is doing the right thing

Thoughts are not to trust!
by Crazy cloud
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: Dangers of Meditation

Now if this is the case, then wouldn't it make the 'idle mind-devil's workshop' saying true? If so, why bother with meditation when it's only going to bring out the worst from inside of you? Inside is outside , and meditation puts you into a position where you can see this clearly, and with time an...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: Dangers of Meditation

Now if this is the case, then wouldn't it make the 'idle mind-devil's workshop' saying true? If so, why bother with meditation when it's only going to bring out the worst from inside of you? Inside is outside , and meditation puts you into a position where you can see this clearly, and with time an...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 30
Views: 607

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

Maybe the biggest obstacle is lacking trust of goodness in man ...
by Crazy cloud
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Alms Round in the West
Replies: 30
Views: 607

Re: Monastic Alms Round in the West

It takes it's time to make the locals become inspired. one can't beg and nag, or charm people to give their time or resources before they really understands the power of dana. One aspect i have experienced different individuals find intriguing and "pure" is that the Samana doesn't beg for someone to...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?

I haven't taken intentionally to BV, but general practice lead me into an intensive period of deep BV practice (3 months), and the power and effects of that practice left me speechless - now practice is "normal" again, but the result of doing this has been harvested . But I didn't choose it, it aris...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 1629

Re: Drawing parallels with nature to rationalize Buddhism

As I said above, letting go of all dialectics is the key. Perhaps there are people here who see and experience this. I would love to hear them speak up. For myself, the letting go must take place first, then the nature of mind and all phenomena can be 'seen' as I wrote above. If it is a result of s...
by Crazy cloud
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Absorption in Insight Meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 297

Re: Absorption in Insight Meditation

Maybe noting is another word for "praying", and when one stops noting activly is when the one taking notes has vanished and only a process of aware noting goes on ...

I have no clue, just throwing things into this space ... :juggling:
by Crazy cloud
Wed May 02, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: If you need cheering up...
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: If you need cheering up...

:goodpost:
by Crazy cloud
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is brahma vihara is important in Buddhism ?
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Why is brahma vihara is important in Buddhism ?

It is the most important aspect for keeping one's spirit alive and bright for the moving forward in a steady pace on the path, and especially when the going get's tough
by Crazy cloud
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 90
Views: 2218

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

The path of JK might be to regard the present moment as a personal present, and then it's obvious to anybody how one open a present like that ...

:smile:
by Crazy cloud
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why are we trying to protect religion?
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: Why are we trying to protect religion?

You may remember the story of how the devil and a friend of his were walking down the street, when they saw ahead of them a man stoop down and pick up something from the ground, look at it, and put it away in his pocket. The friend said to the devil, "What did that man pick up?" "He picked up a pie...