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by greeneggsandsam
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: uplifting practice.
Replies: 5
Views: 654

uplifting practice.

Hi all, Just thought I would share my experience to any of those who feel like they're becoming a little absent during practice. For a little while I was experiencing a little lethargy in my attitude towards dhamma practice, just doing the same thing over and over. Today I went for a little jog, to ...
by greeneggsandsam
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dealing with heartbreak
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Dealing with heartbreak

Any tips on dealing with heart break?

Perhaps useful meditation objects?

Metta as always :)
by greeneggsandsam
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: breath coming and going
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: breath coming and going

@ Goofaholix Yeah, I thought it may have been the case, just wanted to see if I was doing anything contrary to established practices. @Daverupa The method I use involves me sitting on a meditation cushion, then I usually do a bit of a body scan/check at the beginning of the sit, and then shift to br...
by greeneggsandsam
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: breath coming and going
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: breath coming and going

p.s. this seems to always happen in my meditation as of late that when my breath gets to certain point of refinement it bounces back. Has anyone else experienced this? So what's the problem? If awareness is mostly continuous and is aware of whatever is really happening then you're doing it right. W...
by greeneggsandsam
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: breath coming and going
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: breath coming and going

This from Ajahn Chat may be helpful to you: You are at your ease and the mind is free from all external objects. Awareness remains with the breath and over time it will penetrate deeper and deeper inside, becoming progressively more refined. Ultimately, awareness of the breath becomes so refined th...
by greeneggsandsam
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: breath coming and going
Replies: 8
Views: 595

breath coming and going

Hi, I have noticed in my meditation that when my breath becomes subtle and becomes hard to identify as breath, that the awareness of 'my breath has gone' brings back the breath. I know that the breath can be hard to identify when it becomes more refined, but should this be developed? If so, how can ...
by greeneggsandsam
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Torn between two worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Torn between two worlds

Thanks for all the replies :smile: If you're hanging out with people who could care less about the Dhamma, then I can see why you'd feel torn between two worlds, greeneggsandsam. Maybe find some new friends? If you don't want to do this, then don't beat yourself up too much. If you're following the ...
by greeneggsandsam
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Torn between two worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Torn between two worlds

Hi Dhamma friends, I have been feeling an imbalance between two worlds, which two? The world of dhamma and the world of samsara. The problem is I feel this constant tug of war between the two. I live in a western country, which entails western society and friends of a 22 year old, most westerners pe...
by greeneggsandsam
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A meditation I've been doing
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: A meditation I've been doing

I have enough problems following the breath already as it is. No need to make the practice more difficult then it already is. My two cents.
by greeneggsandsam
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

Ok say we cannot act differently from how god already knows does that then infer that we have not made that choice independently? It implies that, since God created with full knowledge, God created "independent choice" which is a contradiction. The moment of creating choice would be the moment of k...
by greeneggsandsam
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

? In response to this statement my family member had this to say: Just because 'god' knows that doesn't mean it is predetermined. What would you argue in response to this? You family member is not addressing the point, which is: How can we act differently from how god already knows we are going to ...
by greeneggsandsam
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

? In response to this statement my family member had this to say: Just because 'god' knows that doesn't mean it is predetermined. What would you argue in response to this? You family member is not addressing the point, which is: How can we act differently from how god already knows we are going to ...
by greeneggsandsam
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

You can believe in an omniscient, omnipotent god and free will, if you wish, but you simply cannot make logical sense of it. Can you please elaborate on this in light of the below; Given the above attributes to God, is it possible that - (a) God has foresight of our choice but that alone does not r...
by greeneggsandsam
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

You can believe in an omniscient, omnipotent god and free will, if you wish, but you simply cannot make logical sense of it. Can you please elaborate on this in light of the below; Given the above attributes to God, is it possible that - (a) God has foresight of our choice but that alone does not r...
by greeneggsandsam
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

Are you a father, are you in the habit of forcing your kids to do what you say or do you give them free choice to make there own decisions??? I don't think any god could possibly prevent all this hardship except by eliminating freedom of choice, you talk about how terrible the world is now, have yo...
by greeneggsandsam
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

Perhaps I should have mentioned this in my OP: In terms of the whole idea of a God, I am quite neutral, if anything I more side with the atheist, since I know of no conclusive evidence of god. I come from a christian family and was having a debate with a family member about whether we really have fr...
by greeneggsandsam
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Re: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free wi

You can read a bit about that here , for a beginning. I had a quick scan through :coffee: but its so long. Perhaps someone can give me a simple answer to a simple question; Given the above attributes to God, is it possible that - (a) God has foresight of our choice but that alone does not restrict ...
by greeneggsandsam
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the experience of nibbana mutual between arahants?
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Is the experience of nibbana mutual between arahants?

Is the experience of nibbana mutual between arahants? This article explains that there are differences between the attainments of arahants: excerpt: ...Among arahants too there are differences in attainment. In one place the Buddha states that in a group of 500 monks sixty are arahants with the six...
by greeneggsandsam
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?
Replies: 96
Views: 2891

Omnipotent and Omniscient God: Do we really have free will?

Hi,

This was brought up a little while ago (but it was off topic and the posts deleted).

I think Tilt said that if God is really Omnipotent and Omniscient then we don't really have free choice?

Could someone please elaborate on this??

Thanks

:anjali:
by greeneggsandsam
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the experience of nibbana mutual between arahants?
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Is the experience of nibbana mutual between arahants?

I can only imagine such matters, as obviously, I am about as far from enlightenment as an object light-years away in space.... I hate to bring this down to earth, and i apologise if I offend anyone's niceties, but I would ask whether the experience of an orgasm is the same between two people? Would...