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by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: One moment meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: One moment meditation

Love it. Good thread. I think of every moment as an opportunity to meditate. I recently read a meditation guide that said, "You can even be mindful in a fit of rage". This may possibly be hyperbole, but each moment we definitely have the opportunity to choose between a) mindfully seeking skillful ac...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Preparation
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Meditation Preparation

Meditation is difficult. In the morning I'm too tired to focus on anything. During the day I have a hard time calming down. At night I tend to space out on a blissful non-jhana (more like that late night high that makes dumb jokes seem funny). What I have found that works for all three is to put a l...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Detached vs Involved
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Detached vs Involved

We detach from greed, hatred and delusion not from generosity, loving kindness and wisdom. :goodpost: What a wonderful response. I can't top that, but just to add another approach: My understanding is that it should be detachment from results. Even the most detached person should get off the cushio...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: A GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING TO MEDITATORS
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: A GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING TO MEDITATORS

I would laugh, but I'm too busy practicing equanimity :meditate:
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Newton's Laws
Replies: 31
Views: 2001

Re: Karma and Newton's Laws

If you are looking for a metaphor, i like the "stone dropped into a still pool" better. It at least allows for more complex relationships. Despite what newton, the materialists, and b.f. skinnner say, we dont live in a universe simple enough to allow for simplistic one to one causal relationships. ...
by Buckwheat
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Hello from California

Hello, Kavi. I am also in NorCal. I'm also new to this forum and learning a lot from the experience. I look forward to seeing your posts.
by Buckwheat
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Newton's Laws
Replies: 31
Views: 2001

Re: Karma and Newton's Laws

as far as Buddhist law goes what ever ceases first, arises last what ever ceases last, arises first thus the cycle continues. it is not the same as Newton's law. metta. Please cite a reference. This sounds kind of cryptic without the context. I know I've heard something similar before, but it needs...
by Buckwheat
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Newton's Laws
Replies: 31
Views: 2001

Re: Karma and Newton's Laws

I like the analogy. I know some people don't like the math/science analogies to the Dhamma, but I like them, if they help. Thanks, David. You're the first response that seems to understand that I am not trying to make a direct parallel, but a loose analogy that we can toy with to develop a new pers...
by Buckwheat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dear One's.
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Hello Dear One's.

Hello!! Hope you have good experience.
by Buckwheat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all.
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Hello all.

Thanks, everybody. I am really enjoying this forum. Seems like a great vibe, and all participants should take pride in it.
by Buckwheat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Newton's Laws
Replies: 31
Views: 2001

Re: Karma and Newton's Laws

I am not trying to reduce kamma to a scientific or physical principle, only to set up an analogy (not a direct parallel) between karma and physics. My purpose is to take another look at kamma from another perspective so that I can deepen my understanding. Dependent origination seems to me very simil...
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: stone head syndrome
Replies: 29
Views: 3862

Re: stone head syndrome

Thanks, all. I had a hunch that all I had to do was relax, maybe improve my posture, and feel more expansions in my meditation, but since stone head was only slightly reduced and still sticks around, I was worried I might be missing something else. I think I've played with stone head long enough. No...
by Buckwheat
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Newton's Laws
Replies: 31
Views: 2001

Karma and Newton's Laws

I would like to compare/contrast Karma and Newston's Third Law of Motion, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." I would like to leave rebirth out of this discussion. They seem like very similar concepts to me, both inferring that all actions have consequences. It seems Karma i...
by Buckwheat
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: stone head syndrome
Replies: 29
Views: 3862

Re: stone head syndrome

Great thread. I also get something similar that has worried me for about 6 months. It's more in the center of my head, lots of pressure. At first it felt really soothing, but over time it got almost painful. It does not seem correlated to my level of concentration and goes off at work and throughout...
by Buckwheat
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all.
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Hello all.

Howdy, I read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse about 12 years ago because my high school English teacher was trying to save me from a downward spiral. It seems to have worked, because since then I searched lots of religions, settled on Buddhism a while back, and then practiced at a Zen temple for about si...