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by Digity
Sun May 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 1318

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

What I find is that those thoughts that cause suffering tend to have an underlying negative emotion attached to them. I've had to dig a little deep to see what's causing me to think negatively and bring those underlying emotions to the surface. Once you expose them they lose a lot of power and then ...
by Digity
Tue May 01, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Observing the 5th Precept
Replies: 15
Views: 1753

Re: Observing the 5th Precept

First off, if you decide to stop drinking and your friends don't want to hang out with you then those were not real friends...they were drinking buddies. When I stopped drinking it created some awkwardness with my old friends who knew I use to drink. They didn't like seeing me stop. However, they kn...
by Digity
Tue May 01, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does meditation reduce your heart rate?
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Does meditation reduce your heart rate?

I measured my blood pressure not too long ago and it was 107. I've never seen it that low. Not sure how much to attribute to meditation, exercise, diet...it's probably a combination of all three.
by Digity
Tue May 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Metta meditation

Ven. Katukurunde Nanananda's Deliverance of Heart (Developing Metta) Your link is broken...correct one below: http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Deliverance_of_Heart.pdf cheers mate I read the first few pages. Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda doesn't seem to be a fan of the tradition...
by Digity
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I've yet to even meet/speak with the neighbour but I put a sign up very recently that says to clean up. I'm curious to see if that changes anything.

I may just put up a fence, but we'll see how it goes. I hope this person is reasonable and just isn't aware of the issue. I'm skeptical though.
by Digity
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I have a new neighbour whose dog poops on my lawn and he doesn't clean it up. I've put up a sign to say to clean it up. I'll see how it goes. Would it be un-buddhist if I started taking the poo and dumping on his lawn if they don't clean it up from mine?
by Digity
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 1383

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

The temple I go to usually has five or less people showing up to weekly events like meditation, study, etc. Some of these events barely happen anymore due to lack of attendance. It's pretty discouraging when you go there to meditate and wonder if you're the only one who will show up. That hasn't hap...
by Digity
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

alan wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 am
No, you should not.
Too difficult to understand for a beginner, and even if you are not, there is no use reading the commentaries. Much better to spend your time on the original teachings.
Are you implying that the commentaries are incorrect?
by Digity
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:02 am
Digity wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:06 am
Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
You can start reading it, but I can guarantee you won't get to the end of it!
Why do you say that? I think it's a fascinating read for a Buddhist meditator.
by Digity
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

I took the book out from the library but now plan to buy it. I'm at Chapter 4 and plan to read the whole thing. I'm finding it fascinating and it's confirming and also explaining a lot of different understandings I had of the teachings.
by Digity
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?
Replies: 29
Views: 2778

Re: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?

I mostly abstained from watching tv for the month of March, with some small exceptions of video watching....I did it as an experiment. The biggest issue I had was a sense of boredom and not knowing what to do with myself when I was at home with nothing to do. I think part of the problem is a lack of...
by Digity
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The Daily Tejaniya
Replies: 31
Views: 6576

Re: The Daily Tejaniya

I'm a big fan of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. I can sometimes be too uptight, so his relaxed style is good for me.
by Digity
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

I started to read "Manual for Insight" by Mahasi Sayadaw, but I see that it bases a lot of stuff on the commentaries. I've mostly ignored the commentaries up to this point and just studied the "original" teachings. That's why I'm hesitant to finish the book, because I'm not sure if I can trust stuff...
by Digity
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the practical use of this body?
Replies: 21
Views: 889

Re: What is the practical use of this body?

[When this was said, the Blessed One responded:] "I tell you, friend, that it is not possible by traveling to know or see or reach a far end of the cosmos where one does not take birth, age, die, pass away, or reappear. But at the same time, I tell you that there is no making an end of suffering & ...