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by badscooter
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 117887

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Can someone show one thing that Hillary has done that would qualify her as being a good leader? Can someone tell me what strengths she brings to the table? Can someone tell why, given that it is the perfect time to introduce a third party when both the two major parties have the most unfit candidate...
by badscooter
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 117887

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

lyndon taylor wrote:One would think that Buddhism's emphasis on "seeing the true nature of things" would have some influence on political discussions, evidently not!!
Agreed!!! Seeing how many people actually want Hillary in office makes me lose hope for humanity
by badscooter
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 20245

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

Its interesting that some people posting here believe it's ok for someone to believe that he/she is of the opposite gender of what he/she is when in reality he/she is not of that gender. Or at least that an individual like that doesn't require any help (mental help). However, keeping the same kind o...
by badscooter
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 117887

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

How anyone can vote for crooked, conniving, above the law, do as I say not as I do, irresponsible Hillary is beyond my comprehension. Not saying i'm a genius but i have some intelligence (a masters degree in pure mathematics from rutgers univ) How anyone can trust her with the safety and welfare of ...
by badscooter
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Great talk by Goldstein about what mindfulness is and is not!
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Great talk by Goldstein about what mindfulness is and is not!

great talk.. worth the listen if you have the time..
The first 20 minutes are a guided meditation.. At about the 19 minute mark is where the mindfulness talk begins..

https://youtu.be/3Uqoxo_jPXQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"
by badscooter
Sun May 01, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can we keep "God" (Abrahamic religion) as the meditation object?
Replies: 60
Views: 5862

Re: Can we keep "God" (Abrahamic religion) as the meditation object?

MN 44 trans. Ven. Thanissaro "Now what is concentration, lady, what qualities are its themes, what qualities are its requisites, and what is its development?" "Singleness of mind is concentration, friend Visakha; the four frames of reference are its themes ; the four right exertions are its requisi...
by badscooter
Sun May 01, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: "Its like this"
Replies: 34
Views: 3726

Re: "Its like this"

Greetings Cormac, It seems you are very attached to the teachings of Venerable Thanissaro (all be it you may be a bit confused about some of them). I too enjoy his teachings, but I will say I see nothing contradictory in what was stated by Ajahn Sumedho and others in this thread. It seems you tend t...
by badscooter
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Patrick Kearney on Meditation Technique and Marketing
Replies: 13
Views: 2354

Re: Patrick Kearney on Meditation Technique and Marketing

Bears repeating: As meditators it is important to understand that this is completely nonsense [Patrick, being Australian, uses stronger language...]. The job of the pracitioner is not to discover the one true technique. It's your job to discover the method that works best for you.And it's not neces...
by badscooter
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I am an Om Mani Padme Hum loving Theravadin
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: I am an Om Mani Padme Hum loving Theravadin

Herbie wrote:
Sea Turtle wrote: I'm not sure how metta and compassion would be an obstacle to liberation.
Only if you cannnot let go of metta and compassion.
This is untrue
by badscooter
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Two branches of the same tree
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: Two branches of the same tree

:shrug: Hi. I don't mean to cause controversy here but in the Theravada teachers I have studied I have noticed that they tend to fall into two camps. Certain teachers espouse a more ascetic Dhamma focusing on strong urgency toward liberation, a strict accordance with scripture, a strong dedication t...
by badscooter
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Inspiring University President stands up against intellectual infantilization
Replies: 267
Views: 18496

Re: Inspiring University President stands up against intellectual infantilization

Greetings Mr Man, I didn't realise that expecting people to be accountable for their own emotional discomfiture, rather than lashing out at others for it constitutes "politics" nowadays, but OK. I would call it "spiritual maturity" or "spiritual accountability" myself. What was the Buddha's stance ...
by badscooter
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Who coined "Open Awareness"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: Who coined "Open Awareness"?

:goodpost:
by badscooter
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Metta vs. Breath
Replies: 36
Views: 5103

Re: Metta vs. Breath

Additionally, Metta practice is recommended to overcome hatred. I would say that most people lean more towards sense desires than to hatred. Therefore some asubha bhavana might be a better way to go. Just wanted to point out that althow those are the most powerfull side-effects that come from those...
by badscooter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Stuckness, indecision, doubt, commitment, self-worth and spiritual burnout.
Replies: 18
Views: 1587

Re: Stuckness, indecision, doubt, commitment, self-worth and spiritual burnout.

Dear Oli, It seems to me what you need is to build a close relationship with yourself. I suggest you listen to the first talk here: http://forestsanghapublications.org/downloadListen.php?id=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Sincerely, Ku...
by badscooter
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Choose 1 meditation type and stick with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Choose 1 meditation type and stick with it?

Choose satipatthana and stick with it, each breath, each minute, each hour. Then, when you want to do a seated effort for a time, you just settle down onto your seat and keep up the already-happening practice while giving a certain emphasis to letting go. No need to practice metta ray-guns or breat...