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by dhamma_newb
Wed May 23, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 37427

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Hi Alobha,

Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experiences. I think your use of Dependent Origination to complete the 90 days was pretty smart of you.
by dhamma_newb
Tue May 22, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 31315

Re: Why Meditate?

For further information on how the concept of Buddhism as a religion (and a lot of other things in buddhism) are really western misunderstandings of the cultural context, check out this series of wonderful talks by linguist and dharma teacher John Peacock called "Buddhism Before the Theravada": htt...
by dhamma_newb
Sun May 20, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Talks - Sayadaw U Pandita Retreat 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Dhamma Talks - Sayadaw U Pandita Retreat 2009

Dhamma Talks at Tathagatha Meditation Center June 1-30, 2009 under the guidance of Sayadawgyi U Pandita.

http://www.tathagata.org/node/28
by dhamma_newb
Sat May 19, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It's All in the Breath
Replies: 20
Views: 1309

Re: It's All in the Breath

dhamma_newb thank you for sending so much metta through your words Thank you to you for kindly receiveing it. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share some dhamma words and keep on developping kusala mental states. Being a recipient for the modest offering. Being an objet for the arousing o...
by dhamma_newb
Sat May 19, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 31315

Re: Why Meditate?

Just to note that according to the ancient Commentaries during any moments of genuine insight there can never be any unpleasant feeling, disgust, in the sense of averion in any way, fear, etc. These ideas that people having insight will have unpleasant experiences seems to come from a major misunde...
by dhamma_newb
Sat May 19, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 201730

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by dhamma_newb
Fri May 18, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Enneagram
Replies: 15
Views: 6522

Re: Enneagram

If one wants to understand habitual tendencies, satipatthana is much more suitable than this sort of thing. Yes Dave I totally agree. @ Bhikkhu Pesala: Thank you Bhante for the explanation. I love the Ajanh Chah quote. @ Cittasanto: Looks interesting I will have to check it out. I tied supposedly f...
by dhamma_newb
Fri May 18, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Help with Śīla
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: Help with Śīla

Thanks SDC :smile: .
by dhamma_newb
Thu May 17, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It's All in the Breath
Replies: 20
Views: 1309

Re: It's All in the Breath

]Yes I was a bit confused. My first intro to Vipassana was through an on-line meditation course earlier this year where you were guided through meditation by audio files, so I had no face-to-face contact with a real teacher until the retreat I attended recently. I was using the anapana spot as my p...
by dhamma_newb
Thu May 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Enneagram
Replies: 15
Views: 6522

Re: Enneagram

Haha I guess I should have expected those responses, even if the topic was posted in the Lounge. No biggie. I guess there must be some reason why the Arahants preserved the Puggalapaññatti.. Hi Bhante, I am not familiar with the Puggalapaññatti. Could you explain what it is and why you think it is r...
by dhamma_newb
Thu May 17, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Enneagram
Replies: 15
Views: 6522

Enneagram

Hi DW, I know many of you here have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) but have you ever taken an Enneagram test and found out your Enneatype ? http://i46.tinypic.com/25utsfr.jpg I've taken the test a couple of times through the years and I've gotten different results (it's either Type 4 o...
by dhamma_newb
Thu May 17, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 31315

Re: Why Meditate?

Hi Retro, Isn't "dark night" just a term used to refer to certain unpleasant stages described in Mahasi Sayadaw's Progress of Insight where one can get stuck? Or if you practice is it just a straight shot through the stages right to Nibbana? As far as I'm concerned, I don't feel the need to make the...
by dhamma_newb
Thu May 17, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It's All in the Breath
Replies: 20
Views: 1309

Re: It's All in the Breath

Wow thanks Dave and Retro. I have much to learn!

:anjali:
by dhamma_newb
Thu May 17, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It's All in the Breath
Replies: 20
Views: 1309

Re: It's All in the Breath

Just finished my evening meditation and now that I've been able to relax about my breathing I started to feel sensations in the abdomen. It wasn't a rising and falling movement though. It was a really uncomfortable pulsing,twitchy, flickering sensation right in and around the navel area. Felt like s...
by dhamma_newb
Thu May 17, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It's All in the Breath
Replies: 20
Views: 1309

Re: It's All in the Breath

daverupa wrote:The distinctions between breathing and other sensations are blended at anapanasati's third step, and broken down in the second tetrad.
Hi daverupa,

I have no idea what you're talking about lol.

:anjali: