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by Digity
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 11002

Don't like to meditate

I really struggle with meditation. I don't want to do it. I usually schedule it for 15 minutes after I wake up, but I've been so off and on for so long. I'm just frustrated by my lack of commitment. Often times after I wake up I just distract myself with my iPhone or whatever...almost like I'm tryin...
by Digity
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Next life and the Buddhist path
Replies: 14
Views: 1005

Next life and the Buddhist path

One thing I worry about is whether I'll continue following Buddhism in my next life. I have no idea what that will be or whether I'll even be human. I strongly want to continue the path in my next life even though I struggle with it in this one. I wish I had some assurance that the next life would a...
by Digity
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 36359

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

I'm off porn too! Lol! My goal is to do the 90 days. I've gone about a week now. I don't think it will change me much, but I still think it's good to get away from the stuff.
by Digity
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Inspiring Account Of What Is Possible
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Inspiring Account Of What Is Possible

Yeah, maybe he's numb to the pain. I guess that's what happened to a lot of people in the concentration camps. Although, if his meditation practice allowed him to deal with it all in a healthy manner then that's great.
by Digity
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Inspiring Account Of What Is Possible
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Inspiring Account Of What Is Possible

Isn't anger sometimes good? I mean, if this guy got angry which eventually lead to the society overthrowing the government, which was treating people unjustly, wouldn't that be better than being "okay" with the situation, even though they're preforming great injustices? I'd have more respect for the...
by Digity
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss
Replies: 146
Views: 13920

Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Of course it doesn't, the Canon wasn't written in English, it was in Pali. He might disagree with the translation, but that doesn't change the fact that the word 'bohi' is in the Canon and that there was a specific moment of awakening. But some of the items on the list were pretty good, especially ...
by Digity
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Inspiring Account Of What Is Possible
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Inspiring Account Of What Is Possible

It seems weird to me to not be mad about having your wife shot over stealing a mango.
by Digity
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Biggest myths about the Buddha?
Replies: 34
Views: 2137

Re: Biggest myths about the Buddha?

Do most people think of the Buddhist cosomology as being a myth or do you think it actually exists?
by Digity
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Biggest myths about the Buddha?
Replies: 34
Views: 2137

Re: Biggest myths about the Buddha?

Yeah, something that was made up. That's there's no real substantial evidence to back up or real reason to believe.
by Digity
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Biggest myths about the Buddha?
Replies: 34
Views: 2137

Biggest myths about the Buddha?

What are some of the biggest myths about the Buddha? For instance, I heard that the story about his enlightenment about never being exposed to suffering, then seeing an old man and then running away, etc. was mostly just a myth. What are some myths you would like to share?
by Digity
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?
Replies: 32
Views: 2732

Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

The Buddha's teachings are just as relevant today as they were 2600 years ago. The teachings are timeless. If you asked the Buddha about purchasing a Mac or a PC he'd probably wonder what your intentions were in purchasing such a product. If your intentions for buying the Mac was to have the latest ...
by Digity
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 497162

Re: the great rebirth debate

Sorry to hear that. I wish him peace in his next life and the opportunity to continue his practice.
by Digity
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How often do you bathe?
Replies: 32
Views: 5800

Re: How often do you bathe?

A guy I use to work with never showered enough and he smelled nasty. Never knew how to tell the guy he needed to shower more without offending him.
by Digity
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arahants have emotions?
Replies: 36
Views: 3378

Re: Do arahants have emotions?

I don't think arahants turn into emotionless robots. I imagine their relationship with emotions is much different and healthier than the average person.
by Digity
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?
Replies: 60
Views: 9134

Re: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?

I drink, but not much and I can't remember the last time I ever got drunk. I still haven't convinced myself that drinking a bit from time to time is a problem. If I go to a bar and have one beer I don't think I become heedless and intoxicated. Although, I doubt the Buddha would advocate me doing it....