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by Akashad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 1133

Re: The suffering of others

I am not so sure. I have heard and read several times that people may unduly identify withh a self, but suffering remains very real all the same. So telling myself that people are not really people, does not do anything to reduce the suffering they experience. Nor the suffering I myself experience ...
by Akashad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

Its good that you ashamed by this doing and aware of your misconduct. The best way to liberate yourself from the weight of this action is to tell the truth to the concerned person, saying: Diear friend, i'am sorry, i was affraid about bad consequances for me when you asked this question, so i was i...
by Akashad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

You can't lie and know the truth at the same time. Yes that's true it cancels each other other out. So the karmic effects for lying is eternal suffering. I don't agree with this statement.Lying won't cause eternal suffering as there's nothing eternal in samsara, a few days perhaps till I can set al...
by Akashad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

Sorry, I don't have time now to find the sutta references for the below. Kind regards :smile: Bhikkhus, musavada (false speech) that is thoroughly consumed, developed, and made much of, naturally leads to hell, to animal birth, and to the preta (hungry ghost) realms. The result of false speech of t...
by Akashad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

It isn't supported by a sutta reference, but I like this account from Bhikkhu Bodhi: To realize truth our whole being has to be brought into accord with actuality, https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/waytoend.html#ch4 Bhikku Boddhi really said something that rings true to me, it wasn'...
by Akashad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

Hello, I've been trying to compile a list of karma vipaka to help me keep the precepts better but I can't seem to find much information about what results from lying.I recently had a situation happen at work where where I flat out lied to someone and I feel physically sick.I don't have the habit of ...
by Akashad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 1133

Re: The suffering of others

Hello, I think I'm slowly getting the hang of the useful tricks to mitigate one's own suffering, using the different sorts of ideas aiming at undermining the sense of self and thus diminishing the perceived severity of whatever is hapening to me. But how do you deal with your mother's suffering? yo...
by Akashad
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?

non-monogamous relationship forms like polyamory are increasingly common and personally I think love shared is love multiplied. Are they? I live in a city and I've not yet known anyone of any age in a relationship like that. Sounds more like sexual lust multiplied .. and way too complicated . :shru...
by Akashad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 2276

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

Lets not.Emulate Arahants,Cause we're not arahants. When there is conditions there is phenomenon :) So if some one will emulate arahant perhaps he will know the fruit faster ? 5 precepts its an emulation of Sotapanna. Should we stop to emulate them ? :anjali: I think each one should practice as he ...
by Akashad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 2276

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

It's true that peoples think that 8 precepts its for swag and conceit, One may take precepts for practical reasons, but when one announces to everyone that he did, this itself (in most cases) is a matter of conceit and bolsters one's ego. I think keeping the precepts makes me proud.not in like i'm ...
by Akashad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 103
Views: 53664

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

I feel heavy when I have the wrong lens on ,attach to people or things through this sense of really thinking I am a solid being moving through time but not when I'm spending a lot of time alone contemplating or meditating or being mindful I feel free ,but somehow that's construed as depression as I...
by Akashad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 103
Views: 53664

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Depression have sense of havyness (from dukkha), disenchantment have sense of lightness (from dukkha). Thanks Nwad, I feel heavy when I have the wrong lens on ,attach to people or things through this sense of really thinking I am a solid being moving through time but not when I'm spending a lot of ...
by Akashad
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta and Dukkha
Replies: 61
Views: 2802

Re: Anatta and Dukkha

Ignorance is suffering.
by Akashad
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.
Replies: 27
Views: 1838

Re: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.

https://www.dhammatalks.net/Books/Ajahn ... amadhi.htm The body breathes all on its own: the in-breath conditions the out-breath and the out-breath conditions the in-breath, we can’t control anything. Breathing belongs to nature, it doesn’t belong to us — it is not-self. When we see this we are doi...
by Akashad
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?
Replies: 49
Views: 2475

Re: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?

Experiences are experiencing itself.It's got nothing to do with us.We are just inserting ourselves in the picture. It's like we lay claim to seeing,touching,thoughts,intentions and the one who is doing the observing oblivious to the fact that no one is actually doing the observing, observing is obse...