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by 2600htz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to deal with humiliation?
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: How to deal with humiliation?

Hello: Something that its hard to swallow, is that bullies are attracted to people who display weakness, and that weakness many times its because they are not living in harmony or in line with the dhamma (or because of a past life kamma). I give you an example: If you see any hollywood teenage movie...
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Intermittent fasting now its cool
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Intermittent fasting now its cool

Hello: Looking from the outside, i watched for years how the fitness world praised frequent eating, stating that 5-8 meals a day was the most healthy thing a person could do, even for weight loss. Even the typical 3 meals a day diet was underappreciated. Eating one meal a day was plainly unhealthy a...
by 2600htz
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Your successes in overcoming obstacles and hindrances to meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Your successes in overcoming obstacles and hindrances to meditation

Hello: Emm for me the basic was to learn that mind and body are connected, and that listening to the body was a lot easier. Calming the body fabrication, learning what things make the body tight, and what things not. Then you just begin to cut things that make the body upset: Not resting when you ne...
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia and mystical experience
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Schizophrenia and mystical experience

Hello: Schizophrenics have a tendency to follow esoteric doctrines. Depressive people have a tendency to seclusion. Anorexics have a tendency to eat one meal a day. Pedophilics have a tendency to conceil their sexuality by celibacy. Your observation is very interesting. Other than the last one, the...
by 2600htz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia and mystical experience
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Schizophrenia and mystical experience

Hello: Schizophrenics have a tendency to follow esoteric doctrines. Depressive people have a tendency to seclusion. Anorexics have a tendency to eat one meal a day. Pedophilics have a tendency to conceil their sexuality by celibacy. This are truths, so you will find among some buddhists this trades,...
by 2600htz
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1092
Views: 94870

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello:

Thank you Lal for the answers.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1092
Views: 94870

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal:

I like the "moral meditation" approach.
Question:

-In some suttas it seems people gain stream entry without hearing a discourse on “anicca, dukkha and anatta”, but on other topics.
What is your explanation for that?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 820

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

Hello: Emm its a weird text. "gods exist" is a broad answer. “I’ve understood the existence of gods in terms of causes.” its a more profound answer (gods are subject to conditions, they arise, they cease, they are not eternal, and i know the laws which govern that process) But no idea if thats actua...
by 2600htz
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Subduing sexual feelings
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Subduing sexual feelings

Hello: Sorry that you are having those kinds of thoughts and feelings. The way i see it, almost every monk has sexual desire, yet they are able to mantain celibacy, and not be overpowered by those feelings. I don´t see any reason for thinking that someone with sexual desire for children can´t do the...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Sexual Energy

Hello:

Its all related.
Morality is for freedom from remorse, and freedom from remorse is to have joy arising.
With joy arising, you have energy.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

Hello: I would say lust for male forms comes from "gazing often the features of a man". While lust for female forms comes from "gazing often the features of a woman". In the case of a gay man, ummm, its a difficult question. If being gay is not negative kamma, maybe its a being that while having lus...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice

Hello: I give you an analogy to explain my position: There is a coarse way to do good, and a clean way to do good. The coarse way to do good is giving something to someone because you want to win the support of that person. The clean way to do good is giving something to someone just as an act of pu...
by 2600htz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana and Conditioned Phenomena
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Nirvana and Conditioned Phenomena

Hello:

No, Nibbana is no conditioned phenomena.
The path to nibbana, the noble eightfold path, it is conditioned.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we basically waiting for death?
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Are we basically waiting for death?

Friends :smile: I do not mean to sound morbid, but as Buddhists we believe that liberation from the cycle of birth and death (or nirvana, simply) is the ultimate goal. So basically, this would mean that we are prisoners in this world awaiting freedom (which only comes with the death of the body). A...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you have faith in celibacy?
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: Do you have faith in celibacy?

Hello; There are some that dont practice celibacy because they follow a gradual training, having in mind first being consummated with the 5 precepts. Making that kind of vow takes a lot of energy and determination, if the person doesnt have those qualities he/she would just break, causing more stres...