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by barcsimalsi
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Love and Fear
Replies: 37
Views: 2936

Re: Love and Fear

retrofuturist wrote:
All of which brings me to my question....

Could the couplet of kusala and akusala be profitably understood as love and fear respectively?

:heart: :?

Metta,
Retro. :)
Not according to this sutta.
Conscience and concern seems to be skillful fear.
by barcsimalsi
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: translating english into spanish
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

Re: translating english into spanish

Great, please help translate dependent origination into spanish with spanish vocabulary. Don't have to be 100% identical to the English version, just make it pure spanish. 1. Avijiā-paccayā sankhārā 2. Sankhāra-paccayā viññānam 3. Viññāna-paccayā nāma-rūpam 4. Nāma-rūpa-paccayā salāyatanam 5. Salāya...
by barcsimalsi
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Mindfulness while doing complicated tasks
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Mindfulness while doing complicated tasks

I've been trying to remember to be mindful throughout the day. Most times I find myself enjoying moments of peace. Worries & thoughts of the past or future seem to dissolve as I focus only on on the task at hand. Today I decided to enjoy a ride on my motorcycle since the weather was beautiful. I fo...
by barcsimalsi
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: "Good/Bad" Sits
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: "Good/Bad" Sits

However it's lead me to wonder what everyone else considers as a "successful" or "good" session, and if maybe there's some common threads besides the obvious (I was mindful/maintained concentration on my object of meditation ect.) :anjali: Metta -observe the aggregates and six sense spheres to gath...
by barcsimalsi
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why are most western Buddhists white?
Replies: 118
Views: 11577

Re: Why are most western Buddhists white?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8rKu7AskCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hXMdrD7ag It's almost universal, no? :tongue: Well, at most we only got 3 Yakkas dancing in front of Buddha’s statue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex5VI-EI258 Once upon a time, …while exchanging friendly greetings, arra...
by barcsimalsi
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aversion to my own Defilements
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Aversion to my own Defilements

There are certain qualities, I try to hide inside because I do not want people to see it, or know they will react negatively to it like my conceit, arrogance, vanity, however disliking it, trying to hide it, it seems like the qualities grow stronger and makes it difficult to move past. Is the corre...
by barcsimalsi
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What awakens?
Replies: 59
Views: 3677

Re: What awakens?

In this, habitual and other structures of mind such as 'introversion' and 'creativity' will have been bracketed, according to sakkaya-ditthi, as part of a personal core, but this process of awakening breaks things down; citta's ability to function in these ways can remain while identification with ...
by barcsimalsi
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Days you feel concentrated vs days you don't
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Days you feel concentrated vs days you don't

Imagine the mind as a dirty fish tank, when the fishes were not active the dirt will lay firm at the bottom of the tank and this will fool people to think that the tank has become clean but as the fishes started to stir around, what happen? Similarly, as long as there’s defilement rooted in the mind...
by barcsimalsi
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: trolls
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

Re: trolls

Yet sometimes it is hard to tell a sadist from an open minded over-passionate controversialist.
by barcsimalsi
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Delusion

But it happens all the time, it seems to be a kind of pattern. Just in case, someone has similar experience. Sure the pattern ... and the problem If a person being kept in a secluded small room most of the time and no contact with other human, most people will go mad. Does anyone know what is the s...
by barcsimalsi
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Delusion

There is a case when you feel that you have made a progress in the practice then suddenly you are overwhelmed by doubt and confusion. They hinder your practice, if not stop the practice. After a while they disappear. You make efforts again and it comes back again. So you got deluded not because you...
by barcsimalsi
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Delusion

... I can't see any source says what is the source of strong delusion? What makes someone has a very thick delusion? By witnessing the behavior of any just born babies, it is easy to confer that human life begins with complete ignorance. Through the 5 sense doors, one accumulates more and more expe...
by barcsimalsi
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mental Formations (Sankhara)
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Mental Formations (Sankhara)

Thanks culaavuso, i think my confusion simply lies on the translation.
In the context of the 5 aggregates, will it be more precise to translate sankhara-khanda as volitional formations rather than mental formations?
by barcsimalsi
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mental Formations (Sankhara)
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Mental Formations (Sankhara)

"In-&-out breaths are bodily; these are things tied up with the body. That's why in-&-out breaths are bodily fabrications. Having first directed one's thoughts and made an evaluation, one then breaks out into speech. That's why directed thought & evaluation are verbal fabrications. Perceptions & fe...
by barcsimalsi
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Five Aggregates
Replies: 49
Views: 2611

Re: The Five Aggregates

Yes, good point. So perhaps it's not just the fear of losing perception "abilities", but also the fear of degradation of those abilities? Yes, looks the same to me. since there seems to be an inevitability to the process of perception. So as long as my hearing's OK I am going to hear sounds of vari...