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by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kansas. :)
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Hello from Kansas. :)

welcome joe
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: intro's better late than never
Replies: 5
Views: 807

intro's better late than never

hello everyone, i joined this discussion group about 5 days ago, i attempted to submit an introduction then, but due to my inept computer skills i was unsuccsessful at posting. i finally fidgured it out with a topic for discussion i posted and things have kind of snowballed from there. anyway, hi fr...
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: inherent goodness
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: inherent goodness

i was thinking that if when anyone does a wholsome action they feel a sense of well being afterwards. doing good deeds, does not make one feel neutral or negative. so wouldnt that make it that our nature is predisposed for goodness. so my point is that, if doing good equate with involuntarily feeli...
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other conditions today???
Replies: 130
Views: 12465

Re: Other conditions today???

dear cittasanto, once someone has found the path the buddha has described, and developed the technique of practice the buddha has described. they become their own teacher their own master, and can progress on the path at a pace that suits them. i see the world we live in today, with the financial di...
by jason c
Sat May 26, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 14971

Re: Plants in Buddhism - Idea of B. Nature of Grasses an Trees

serving on a 10 day goenka retreat, the very wise kitchen manager looked deeply into my eyes held up a bean sprout and said "look at this bean sprout, this is life, how can you eat this and use this energy to do harm or evil. we take the life of this bean sprout and we must use its energy for good s...
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is all doubt bad?
Replies: 20
Views: 1621

Re: Is all doubt bad?

i believe what he means is the experience of pure mind or the bardo of death , the seperation of nama rupa the experience of no-self no permanent "I". one who enters this with conscioussness and returns has broken the dam, stream entry occurs and the meditator is given a glimpse of nibbana. returnin...
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 30842

Re: Why Meditate?

why meditate?
because we never know who will come out of meditation, and sometimes we get a promotion. :woohoo:
jason
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation
Replies: 16
Views: 3042

Re: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation

hi hanzze , inside each of us is our own personal samsara when we act selfishly we recieve unpleasant sensations, when we act selflessly we recieve pleasant sensations. we can look at the outside world and see suffering but all we can do is change ourselves. if others see us so peaceful, so happy, t...
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from pasadena texas!
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: greetings from pasadena texas!

greetings shane, must be getting hot in texas.
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation
Replies: 16
Views: 3042

Re: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation

it is my personal opinion that the teachings of the buddha although incredibly relevant in todays world are dated, they are 2500 yrs old. if the buddha was living in todays world he would have taught with todays tecnologies. we cannot forget evolution, humans are not living the same way we did 2500 ...
by jason c
Thu May 24, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Ignorance

think of a black hole (nibbana) this black hole is ignorant of its self so a birth occurs, energy or (pure mind) pure mind was ignorant of its self so a birth occurs the universe or light or life (mind and body ) ignorance is the flow of life or birth. this was the discovery of the buddha resistance...
by jason c
Thu May 24, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: understanding morality
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: understanding morality

thank you for sharing a part of your self with everyone be friend, that technique seems very effective.
by jason c
Thu May 24, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question about karma.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: A question about karma.

hi hermitwin, it sounds like you would suffer if you owned a chicken farm. so my advice to you is not to pay to much attention to what others do but pay a great deal of attention to what you do. with metta jason
by jason c
Thu May 24, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: understanding morality
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: understanding morality

thanks for the reply be friend, would you be willing to share an example where journaling helped you to practice right speech. my intention is to try and open a discussion about our personal experiences with the hopes of clearing doubts and uncertainty about the precepts. ie: I never understood the ...
by jason c
Thu May 24, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: understanding morality
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: understanding morality

hi khalil bodhi, i will apologise in advance for my poor punctuation. i am a bit of a caveman. it is this meditators experience that by surrendering (non resistance) to the flow of life, the natural gravitational pull of nibbana will take us home. our beliefs or traditional values end up becoming re...