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Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: does anyone know of good asubha resources?
Replies: 47
Views: 4698

Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Ernest Becker unintentionally and unwittingly produced one of the best asubha resources out there in The Denial of Death with his discussion of "anality." It is a rather profound discourse on the preposterous nature of the human body and the incongruity of having sensual desire for it given its nat...
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day
Replies: 6
Views: 135

this anthill fumes by night and flames by day

just wanted to see if anyone had reflections on this sutta... i guess i'm thinking about how at night when i lie down my mind goes half to the future and half to distracted elements of the "present." when one is thinking about the future what can be done? Anything? Or is "fuming by night" and "flami...
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Day to Day activities
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Day to Day activities

I'm interested in how people remain mindful and aware whilst carrying out the duties below,; 1. Working 2. Talking to people 3. Spending time with family/ children 4. Driving 5. Time to their selves (relaxing) i guess i have issue with the word "remain" as mindfulness will lapse now and then. perha...
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

just wrote a letter asking to be excused
by altar
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: is cessation like a vacuum
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: is cessation like a vacuum

this is related to my other post i guess, too, the one on withdrawal. but all things that are pleasant sounding i'm starting to back away from. the backing away feels unwholesome but the pleasure involved in whatever i'm thinking of doesn't quite seem worth it. for example i'm invited to a wedding a...
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: is cessation like a vacuum
Replies: 10
Views: 254

is cessation like a vacuum

Meditation doesn't happen in some kind of metaphysical and moral vacuum. Are you sure of this?....how would you know? chownah as much as i would like to say "no," there doesn't appear to me to be anything worth upholding, and therefore cessation is what follows. i do things like eat and go for walk...
by altar
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: withdrawal
Replies: 13
Views: 236

withdrawal

i want to compare two kinds of thinking. one is "i am the owner of my actions." and the other is about withdrawal. for example, right now i am asking this question. any action based on self or confidence will do. and it will have an imprint on the world. later i can (and probably will) withdraw, and...
by altar
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Driving is
Replies: 26
Views: 370

Driving is

driving
by altar
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:49 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

I have similar issues. I'm trying to relax my mind as much as possible so I just don't think of food.
by altar
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

I just received a summons. I postponed my duty for a year. Personally I think I will basically follow davidbrainerds suggestion even if he was making fun. I wouldn't mind showing up at court for a day but I recoil at the thought of pronouncing someone guilty. Especially because the punishment will b...
by altar
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: opinions
Replies: 1
Views: 102

opinions

Hi, i'm posting this here to see what people think of it. I posted it on Facebook as a reply to someone and was curious if people here had views on it. It deals with Trump - however, as is probably evident, i'm not concerned so much with Trump himself as with the nature of the views involved "if you...
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: chanting cd
Replies: 3
Views: 151

chanting cd

my birthday is coming and i thought i would ask for a chanting cd. does anyone know of any inspiring chanting cds out there?
by altar
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Real buddhist cannot take stress
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: Real buddhist cannot take stress

I think this is an interesting topic. Are we to endure and investigate stress? Or simply are we allowed to put our attention elsewhere when we are stressed? Is anger about stress to be contemplated or ignored? Dukkha is to be known and its origin abandoned, but does that mean we engage with stress o...
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: tick and flea collar
Replies: 3
Views: 426

tick and flea collar

my mother has asked me to pick up a tick and flea collar to prevent our dog from getting lymes disease. the ad says "kills and prevents" ticks and fleas. it's my character to just ignore such things. however if a tick attaches to me or my dog i do remove it (with tweezers). i'm probably going to jus...
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Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Strange Experiences in Meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: Strange Experiences in Meditation

It sounds like my meditation. Suffused with breath.
by altar
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: what is that start up in thailand?
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: what is that start up in thailand?

found it.
Buddhamettaproject.
https://sites.google.com/site/watpah/buddhamettaproject" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

looks like it is just in the planning phase?
by altar
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: what is that start up in thailand?
Replies: 2
Views: 710

what is that start up in thailand?

Bhante Gavesako mentioned a place that is a kind of halfway between lay life and the monastic life in Thailand bearing the word "metta" in its name.
i'm not sure im ready for that anyway as likely the living conditions are bare.
by altar
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: dhammaduta within the society
Replies: 4
Views: 944

dhammaduta within the society

is such a thing possible? moreover by its nature can it be done deliberately? or must one simply relax and let it go?
by altar
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: the old format
Replies: 1
Views: 470

the old format

i liked the old format for the website, this one is a little too technical. i liked the "open dhamma" section.