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by lojong1
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: which dhamma texts would you pick?
Replies: 33
Views: 3852

Re: which dhamma texts would you pick?

manas wrote:I don't know if people could actually learn the Dhamma *just* from books, without losing their way.
They would have each other. They ought to be able to make some progress with...

the MAJJHIMA NIKAYA
by lojong1
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Huge asteroid to fly closest ever to Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Re: Huge asteroid to fly closest ever to Earth

my spooky beautiful viision says it misses, changes direction really. How it will affect us? don't know
by lojong1
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Becoming
Replies: 49
Views: 6277

Re: Becoming

Becoming/bhava and the bhavana of let's say anapanasati bhavana or metta bhavana...is this the same idea?
(I have still not read the book)
by lojong1
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Info on turner, apprentice and craft?
Replies: 11
Views: 2494

Re: Info on turner, apprentice and craft?

Yes, I'm wanting to hear more about the practice of 'turning' as it was back in the day.
by lojong1
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Info on turner, apprentice and craft?
Replies: 11
Views: 2494

Info on turner, apprentice and craft?

Why have I been picturing a blade guided across wood turning on a lathe, with a turn being one pass across?
by lojong1
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: ayya khema...
Replies: 14
Views: 2310

Re: ayya khema...

Just listened to Ayya Khema for the first time, I'm all giddy now.
:heart:
by lojong1
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: most distilled dhamma?
Replies: 28
Views: 3458

Re: most distilled dhamma?

alan... wrote:...the theravada dhamma is IMMENSE...
Neat; i'd never thought of it that way before.
by lojong1
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Progress

Jay1 wrote:Is this true:...
"Animals approaching you fearlessly that are normally timid or wild
Small children spontaneously coming to you in a trusting way"
Yes. They experience your presence, movements, sound, etc., as pleasant.
by lojong1
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: sutta about speed of consciousness?
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: sutta about speed of consciousness?

This here assutava sutta says that significant changes of the mind are seen by the average joe to be faster than the body, but not that they are actually faster: “Better, monks, to let the ordinary person, in all ways unlearned in spiritual knowledge, proceed from the assumption that the self is thi...
by lojong1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is conscious daydreaming or fantasizing unksillful?
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Is conscious daydreaming or fantasizing unksillful?

philosopher wrote:escaping
some fantasies are better than others
by lojong1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Emotional Metta
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: Emotional Metta

Could you be encountering the near enemy of another brahmavihara?
by lojong1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Developing regular practice...
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: Developing regular practice...

I would begin by focusing more on reasons for increasing regular meditation periods.
by lojong1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Jogging
Replies: 37
Views: 7160

Re: Jogging

You could spice up the run and develop neglected muscles with some light parkour basics.
by lojong1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thich Nhat Hahn
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Thich Nhat Hahn

[in a sheepish whisper from behind the wall] Theravada always was Mahayana.
by lojong1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Help with Vipassana Mediation
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: Help with Vipassana Mediation

Without knowing whose instruction you are following and where you want to be led, help is tough. You haven't done a retreat of any kind... I wonder what would happen if you just simply sat wakefully following no instruction for 1 day, with minimal movement. I think this would leave you with a better...