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by Digity
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mindfulness for the overly self-conscious
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Mindfulness for the overly self-conscious

How do you practice mindfulness wisely when you have a problem with being overly self-conscious? I have a problem with being too focused on myself in situations and being mindful seems to further endorse that. How do you deal with this dilemma?
by Digity
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How to stop internet addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 2835

Re: How to stop internet addiction?

I've struggled with internet addiction...it doesn't help that I have an ipad and can search anything, anywhere. Although, my addiction has died down. I eventually just got bored of the constant searching for crap. I'm less of an addict now, but I do have my moments where I can spend two hours or mor...
by Digity
Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Next life and the Buddhist path
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Next life and the Buddhist path

I would feel silly claiming myself as a stream-entrant, but at the same time my mind is pretty fixated on the Buddha's teachings. I think about them constantly throughout the day. I just couldn't see my life without them. So, they have become a strong focal point in my life. When I first learned abo...
by Digity
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 11288

Re: Don't like to meditate

I'm very restless to begin with. I absolutely hate my general agitated feeling I have, but I'm someone whose had his share of anxiety problems in his life. I sometimes don't feel cut out for meditation...and there I go with excuses again! :P
by Digity
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 11288

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: 1084

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: 37941

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: 1219

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: 1219

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: 14498

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: 1219

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: 2194

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: 2194

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: 2194

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: 2820

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 ...