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by Crazy cloud
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Loved this ❤️

well, gods knows ... ;)

I like this saying:

"Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."
by Crazy cloud
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

I've had the fortune of slipping down the social ladder ending at the bottom, and everything was just fine. Now I am back on my feat again, and nothing has changed.

But I do believe out of my own experience that a spiritual life can be much harder than a normal life. Harder but truly rewarding :)
by Crazy cloud
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."
Replies: 19
Views: 182

Re: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."

My guess is that the faculty of "Hiri ottappa" is strengthened in a wise person, and combined with lack of doubt to the teachings, and this will balance all actions to fit with the way it is. :smile: Hiri Ottapa is definitely restraining, however i think one would have to change the statement becau...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."
Replies: 19
Views: 182

Re: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."

My guess is that the faculty of "Hiri ottappa" is strengthened in a wise person, and combined with lack of doubt to the teachings, and this will balance all actions to fit with the way it is.

:smile:
by Crazy cloud
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how do you do mettā
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: how do you do mettā

I skipped the word "loving" and replaced it with the much more suitable word "friendliness". During the day of ordinary present moment awareness there will pop up occasions where some friendliness is needed. Then I use a few tools (poems, memories, music, sutta readings, mantras, memorized chantings...
by Crazy cloud
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Loved this ❤️

It makes sense if one regards arahant as being free from responsebility to maintain the body. How many days does the body function without water, 2, 3, or maybe 7?
by Crazy cloud
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 78
Views: 477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

The question is not worth finding answers to because it will be based on speculations, and therefore not dhamma.

So my answer will be that if and when, I hope the my sati will be sufficent for doing what is right.
by Crazy cloud
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1868
Views: 159160

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

more dhamma

by Crazy cloud
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1868
Views: 159160

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

If you see the dhamma, you will see it everywhere. If not, then don't listen to music, because that might be indulging into entertainment!

by Crazy cloud
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 180

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Bound to be small and ordinary

Seeking to stop the empty story
Of all the glory
From spiralling on and on
The end
My friend
Not wanting to be contrary
Was bound to be small and ordinary

And to prevent the heart from leaning
There would be some effort to avoid any meaning

Ajahn Kalyano
by Crazy cloud
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 25
Views: 607

Re: Loneliness

I refute the premise that people who are married are not lonely, that those who have four siblings are not lonely, that those who have lot of real life friends are not lonely. Being alone is the natural state of a human being. In recent decades, it is this natural tendency that is becoming more and...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: why the reluctance??!
Replies: 27
Views: 254

Re: why the reluctance??!

:goodpost: Without clout, it is hard to teach. So I keep to myself. The teachings of the Buddha are alive and well. Best to just stay out of trouble. Who needs to be a bodhisattva? Plenty of those around. Truly liberated consciousnesses do not have to spread dhamma; leave that for the sangha. Does t...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 38
Views: 636

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

I must have taken a wrong turn, because i actually thought that the dhamma was indestructible, ... maybe i should have turned left ... :juggling:

by Crazy cloud
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 38
Views: 636

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Background checking says something about the past, but nothing about the future. And it is people with guns who says: i only keep guns for protection against the wild world. Peaceful people has better "guns". Not my country .. not my problem .. but how is the man in that house going to defend himse...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 38
Views: 636

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Background checking says something about the past, but nothing about the future. And it is people with guns who says: i only keep guns for protection against the wild world. Peaceful people has better "guns".
by Crazy cloud
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 809

Re: Stream Entry

The Stream is The Eight fold Path. To be a winner of this stream means to not just understand it, but to stand under until the taste of liberation is known.
by Crazy cloud
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 809

Re: Stream Entry

How do I experience stream entry? How will I know when I've experienced stream entry? Maybe by watching one's own mind being more inclined to stillness than noise, and every time you try to get it interested in worldly stuff, it gets bored very quickly and drops back to cooling down and finding sti...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1314

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Capitalism invented the mechanism of always keeping us nearly satisfied, but not completely.