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by Yana
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Offering and Sharing Lunch Dana?
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Offering and Sharing Lunch Dana?

Hi everyone, I am going to visit a Buddhist Temple soon and i noticed under the activities there was a "Lunch Dana".I know it means offering or sharing food for the monks or nuns.i think. 1.But how would I go about doing that?Do i bring my own plate?Do i use a takeaway style box and give it to them ...
by Yana
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Newtown Shootings
Replies: 132
Views: 13641

Re: Newtown Shootings

I don't understand America's gun culture. Does this look like a weapon "civilians" purchase for "self defense"? Assault Weapons...come on...are you waiting for some kind of zombie invasion...seriously how man rounds can you pump into an intruder.. One man brings a shoe bomb at the airport now everyo...
by Yana
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is embryo thinking?
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

Re: What is embryo thinking?

Thanks all. My queston is whether embryo can think. For further information please refer to page 329 of the link below. I hope this clarify my question. Can you further clarify the follwoing comments in this page http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddha-teachingsurw6.pdf" onclick="window.open(this....
by Yana
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Help with Anapanasati Stages?
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Help with Anapanasati Stages?

Hi everyone, In the practice of Anapanasati Bhavana, how do you know what you should do next? Now, I read the tetrads or the stages of Anapanasati once, and you know what i thought, how can something so systematically laid down at the same time be a mystery. It's like someone showing you which citie...
by Yana
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is embryo thinking?
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

Re: What is embryo thinking?

The human in embryo stage (say first week) haven’t developed six senses. (at least five senses) The reference in regard to embryo in teaching is to say that “O’monk, Radiant is this consciousness “. What is the meaning of this statement by Buddha. Hi Sarath W, I am sorry but I am not sure what you ...
by Yana
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Dark Mental Images During Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 5359

Re: Dark Mental Images During Meditation

I was in a retreat earlier this year, and I encountered the most horrible vivid meditation visions I've ever seen. They were of horror-film kinds of things... murders, people walking and rotting at the same time, slicing knives, and most memorably a zombie with leprous white flesh, long white hair,...
by Yana
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Dark Mental Images During Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 5359

Dark Mental Images During Meditation

Hi everyone, I have been practicing Anapanasati regulary now. I keep my eyes open because that's how i first practiced and it's stuck with me now,my focus is in my nostrils.My body is calm,my mind is calm,i experience bliss but why does my mind keep seeing dark mental images such as,a dark cloak,dar...
by Yana
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: RIP, Jacintha Saldana
Replies: 20
Views: 3460

Re: RIP, Jacintha Saldana

I hope that wherever she is she will be happy :candle: :anjali:
by Yana
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.
Replies: 37
Views: 4933

Re: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.

people kill each other everyday Buddhist or otherwise.
by Yana
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 7604

Re: cause of depression

hi, When i suffer depression it's usually because of unwise attention and lack of mindfulness. I am either caught up in a destructive or negative thought pattern and lack the awareness to take one step back to assess things. Depression can sometimes feel too overwhelming that i can't really practice...
by Yana
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: your take on nibbana
Replies: 28
Views: 3606

Re: your take on nibbana

is the jhana experience of knowing past lives and all that a necessary part of enlightenment? as far as i know it is not, i believe (but i could be wrong) that i've seen it called mundane knowledge. does this mean that a person could be fully enlightened with no direct knowledge of these things? i ...
by Yana
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ego?
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: Ego?

Hi nrose619, Ego is not the same as self-confidence or just 'confidence'. To diminish one's ego means to diminish all the problems that arise from having related to "this ego" in the first place. Problems such as pride,conceit, self-centeredness,low self esteem, bruising one's ego" even fear,worry a...
by Yana
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does one have to fully accept all concepts to be a Buddhist?
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Does one have to fully accept all concepts to be a Buddhist?

Hi Edwhys211, Now Having faith in these things could either lead you astray or strengthen your dhamma practice. For example the only reason i can wake up at 4am in the morning (my only quiet time)to meditate in the cold, is because i believe that if i waste this opportunity and i die the same day.I ...
by Yana
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)
Replies: 13
Views: 2477

Re: What Do I Do?! (Post 4-month retreat)

itching and burning in the scrotum and penis) for the last 3 months. Work? Get a girlfriend? Do yoga? Read books? Watch movies? All this seems like samsara... I have no idea what to do with my life. There's a lot of things you can do but...uh..you need to see a Doctor.. Well maybe make a life plan....
by Yana
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Women can tell when you cheat
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Women can tell when you cheat

damn straight.