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by ShanYin
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Ciggarettes

lol probly not.
by ShanYin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Ciggarettes

I can think of a positive reason to stop. I won't be engaging in a waste of time that is annoying to run through my mind in the obsessive way that it does. And a negative consequence of not stopping is death.
by ShanYin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Ciggarettes

I got excited to quit. I just threw out 5 packs of ciggarettes. I am worried in the morning I will give up on my cold turkey attempt and here's the thing. I am worried because if I do start then that means I wasted 5 packs because I started back anyway. That is the wrong thing to be afraid most like...
by ShanYin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Ciggarettes

I am wondering if I am just closed minded towards quitting.
by ShanYin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Ciggarettes

Watch Judson Brewer's (psychiatrist and addiction expert) TED talk and apply what is said. Also, look into James Clear's book Atomic Habits —particularly the parts about cue/craving/response/reward, and the counter-actions related to these, and with modifying your environment (all these being most ...
by ShanYin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Ciggarettes

Yes. Just treat it like any craving. It also helps to throw away any tobacco, smoking implements, lighters, ashtray etc. Then note the looking for them. Edit add. It also is a good idea to wash clothes, bedding pillow caseetc. Tobacco smoke stinks horribly to a non smoker, while it can act as a tri...
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bringing the mind to stillness
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Bringing the mind to stillness

I'm not sure if anyone here has experience with neuroleptics, severe mental illness label and meditation or dharma in general. ... I talked to a teacher who said it was OK to meditate, and probably to stay away from vipassana and just do Samatha. Is samatha a good technique for stillness? ...: I st...
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

Sounds like fictional superstition to me, but sometimes I have felt that I always open a book right where I need answers. Like on the exact page.

:rolleye:
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

Should my prayers be directed towards a being? Who should I pray to? How should I pray?
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

Sorry didn't notice the link
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

I just google Kali Yuga. It is an age we live in? Could you expand on that also? According to some suttas (not sure if they are genuine or not) they talk of Dharma Ending Age.

Is Kali Yuga a Hindu thing?
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

I prayed to Christ and Buddha that my sisters would recover from cancer. Things are looking up for them as of now. Maybe my prayer was answered.

I'm such an oddball :rolleye:
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

Thanks! :clap:

Are you saying that the view that there is no God is wrong view and will lead to suffering? In my humble opinion David Silverman proved there is no God in an interview with a story.
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

cappuccino wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:18 am
ShanYin wrote: I am of the opinion that it can be proven that there is no God.
our view counts for everything


hence we prove our view, even if it's wrong
Could you expand on that?
by ShanYin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha and God
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Buddha and God

I am of the opinion that it can be proven that there is no God.