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by mal4mac
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 141: Saccavibhanga Sutta — Analysis of the Truths
Replies: 16
Views: 3619

Re: MN 141: Saccavibhanga Sutta — Analysis of the Truths

"What is right action? Abstention from killing, abstention from stealing, abstention from illicit sexual indulgence, this is called right action. Two of the five precepts are missing - abstention from intoxication, and abstention from lying. Can you follow the path to the end if you drink, somewhat...
by mal4mac
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara Unbearable: How to deal with it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Samsara Unbearable: How to deal with it?

Strive4Karuna wrote:Samsara is so difficult to deal with because everything is so pointless I just feel despair when I let go of indulging in sensual pleasures...
Anapanasati?
by mal4mac
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What are the main diferences between theravada and other for
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

Re: What are the main diferences between theravada and other

The Sutta continues:

If you gain a mature companion,
a fellow traveler, right-living & wise,
overcoming all dangers
go with him, gratified,
mindful.

...

We praise companionship
— yes!
Those on a par, or better,
should be chosen as friends.

---

Metta
Mal
by mal4mac
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Learning Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: Learning Buddhism?

I would recommend http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buddhism-For-Dummies-Lifestyles-Paperback/dp/111802379X/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1374600297&sr=8-1&keywords=buddhism+for+dummies if you are really just beginning - it gives a good very basic overview of all the schools. You'll still need to read mor...
by mal4mac
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Learning Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: Learning Buddhism?

SarathW wrote:Link to What Buddha taught by Walpola Rahula:
http://www.dhammaweb.net/books/Dr_Walpo ... Taught.pdf
Is this the "finished version" that you can buy in book form? There are no publication details, and nothing to say where it was sourced from.
by mal4mac
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Learning Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: Learning Buddhism?

I don't know if it is still pc, and its been so long but a book that was once highly recommended by many is What the Buddha Taught, by Walpola Rahula, is that still a good one, other members??? What other introductions to Buddhism can you recommend for reading. I'm thinking of reading "In the Buddh...
by mal4mac
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are these the teachings of the Buddha?
Replies: 30
Views: 3982

Re: Are these the teachings of the Buddha?

Given all the free-style "quoting", one can easily come away with the impression that Buddhism is pretty much "anything goes." Surely only the very ignorant would make that inference. Most people know that the Web is Wild, and *anything* goes on the Web. So Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Einstein,....
by mal4mac
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Looking for authorized free online resources
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Looking for authorized free online resources

Also, I'd be interested to know which, if any, of Larry's talks on Dharmaseed correspond directly to his book. He says in the intro.: "This book is based on transcripts of more than forty talks given over a three year period at CIMC, IMS, and the Barre centre for Buddhist Studies." I'm not sure whi...
by mal4mac
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?
Replies: 35
Views: 5777

Re: Breathe! You Are Alive - good interpretation?

Generally, Rosenberg is a little less structured in his practice; whereas Buddhadasa instructs one to go through all sixteen steps, one by one, during each session, Rosenberg is more free-form. This might be better for an introduction, but I think Buddhadasa is one who really captures the essence o...
by mal4mac
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are these the teachings of the Buddha?
Replies: 30
Views: 3982

Re: Are these the teachings of the Buddha?

Is the misquote a reasonable summary of the teachings? If not, why not?
by mal4mac
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How craving is released?
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: How craving is released?

§ 51. ... When a monk attends inappropriately, unarisen effluents arise, and arisen effluents increase. When a monk attends appropriately, unarisen effluents do not arise, and arisen effluents are abandoned. How does one attend appropriately? There are effluents that are to be abandoned by seeing,....
by mal4mac
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How craving is released?
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: How craving is released?

pegembara wrote: Then there arise the paradoxical craving/desire to be free from craving.
Need this be paradoxical? If we are properly mindful of the "craving to be free from craving" wouldn't that dissipate the craving, perhaps turning it into Right Intention?
by mal4mac
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How craving is released?
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: How craving is released?

Repeated reflection is how one gets to know the mind, which is the beginning of understanding how to apply remedies... This doesn't answer the question. Assume the questioner has got to a full understanding of his craving, through repeated reflection. How, then, does he release that craving? Or doe...
by mal4mac
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Change registration security question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Re: Change registration security question?

Can spam-bots get past the visual recognition question? I had to make two attempts!