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by Mkoll
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: After Warder
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: After Warder

In the meantime get a hold of PALI READER with Notes and Glossary by Dines Andersen. You can get a copy (make sure it has the glossary) for less than $20.00. Good sutta translation practice. http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... ali+Reader
Thanks, tilt; hadn't heard of that one.
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 7573

Re: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

How old are you (not really relevant, just curious)? 25 How long have you been practicing Buddhism? Officially took 5 precepts and 3 refuges about 3 months ago. Do you have a particular place you would like to ordain? If so, where, and why there? I've only been to one monastery, Abhayagiri in North...
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practice metta according to the Buddha’s teaching?
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: The Buddha’s teaching on metta

May you fare well.

May all beings fare well.

:hug:
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Encyclopedia of Buddhism, W. G. Weeraratne
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, W. G. Weeraratne

Dear friends, http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,5945,0,0,1,0#.UnnsWhDXvjM Does anyone have information about this? Does anyone have information about how to get this if from North America? There are some real A-list people involved in the project. I did a search on google and amazon but ...
by Mkoll
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Medicine Chest
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Dhamma Medicine Chest

Dear friends, Does anyone know of a list somewhere in book or digital form of practical Dhamma remedies and preventions from the suttas for various afflictive states? By this I mean, to use some examples, the remedy and prevention for ill-will is the cultivation of loving-kindness, the remedy and pr...
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to learn Pali
Replies: 8
Views: 6821

Re: How to learn Pali

Sādhu, Sādhu, Sādhu!

:anjali:
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Pleasure Trap
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

The Pleasure Trap

Excellent presentation by psychologist Daniel Lisle. The first half goes into the biological and neurological reasons for craving and pleasure seeking. The second applies this to food and eating a healthy diet. Many of the concepts here are applicable to the mind in general and I drew many parallels...
by Mkoll
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting

Well for me the goal is more a matter of opening up the hips, strengthening the back and abdomen, stretching the hamstrings, etc. in order to get to the point where I can sit for very long periods without the body complaining as much. Being able to sit lotus would just be an added benefit of that wo...
by Mkoll
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting

I know nothing of the biomechanics of cross legged postures from a scientific or medical point of view, all i know about is gained from my experience and the expierence of others over 2 decades or so of sitting, so if that is not of interest you can stop reading now and skip to the next post :) I h...
by Mkoll
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Biomechanics of Cross-legged sitting

Dear friends, I'm interested in the biomechanics (I think that's the right term here) of meditation postures, specifically the various cross-legged postures. I currently don't have any serious knee or hip issues but I've heard stories of people damaging their knees in meditation. I don't wish to exp...
by Mkoll
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries

Bhikkhus, just as the dawn is the forerunner and first indication of the rising of the sun, so is right view the forerunner and first indication of wholesome states. For one of right view, bhikkhus, right intention springs up. For one of right intention, right speech springs up. For one of right sp...
by Mkoll
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries

Thank you, friends. Here is a passage on right view, my emphasis added. When one's knowledge is truly one's own [Kaccayana:] "Lord, 'Right view, right view,' it is said. To what extent is there right view?" [The Buddha:] "By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by (takes as its object) a pola...
by Mkoll
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Walking Meditation in the Suttas or Commentaries

Friends,

Can anyone point me in the direction of instructions for walking meditation in the Suttas or the Commentaries? The most detailed phrase I've seen is "walking back and forth".

If there are none or you would like to share, what methods do you use?

Thank you. :smile:

:anjali:

James
by Mkoll
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: schedule

If tired, try going to bed earlier if this is possible. Since I started going to bed at 10pm, I am able to wake at 4am with little grogginess. Whereas when I went to bed at 11pm, I would want to sleep in until 6am or 7am and I would feel groggy upon awakening. Now that I've made early sleep a habit,...
by Mkoll
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Focusing on the nostrils?
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Focusing on the nostrils?

mal4mac said: "Many books say that you don't always get wonderful feelings during meditation, and not to mind this, not to expect it. If you don't expect wonderful feelings, you will not feel frustration. Just do it everyday, maybe for a shorter period each day until things get better? Anyone can d...