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by Weakfocus
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 101880

Month 7

Another month is gone. :broke: If last month I suffered physically, this month it was my turn to be defeated mentally. Mental focus became very weak. I lost most all touch of respiration, and keeping the mind focused on incoming and outgoing breath became a huge chore. Mind became extremely wild and...
by Weakfocus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Questions for those who have travelled to India
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Questions for those who have travelled to India

VictoryInTruth wrote:Dear Dhamma Wheel members... I am contemplating visiting India within the next 2 months and wanted to know if any of you have visited the sites related to Buddhism in India?
Do visit the Global Vipassana Pagoda if you ever come to India.
by Weakfocus
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka and 'The Art of Living'
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

Is there a resource where I can access more of him speaking, I think he has a lovely voice :) Hello Myotai. I have compiled a list for you. There are some videos on the Vipassana website. Vipassana Research Institute has some audio as well as streaming video content. Pariyatti has some free content...
by Weakfocus
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 101880

Month 6

Fifth month of daily sitting is over. Time for the monthly 'report card'. On 23 December I decided to change the height of the cushion I put under my ass. Until then I had been sitting on a firm cushion that boosted me about 3.5", and thus made sitting very easy. But I got to thinking that I would n...
by Weakfocus
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One learns not to react with aversion when It is a unpleasan
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: One learns not to react with aversion when It is a unple

One learns not to react with aversion when It is a unpleasant sensation and with craving If it is a pleasant sensation. But how does It work? When doing Anapanasati meditation, you note that attention has wandered away from the neutral object of meditation (incoming and outgoing breath), and bring ...
by Weakfocus
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say drinking Alcohol is bad?
Replies: 124
Views: 19474

Re: Did Buddha say drinking Alcohol is bad?

as i told you earlier, how come an occasional drinker go to hell? then those who drink other drinks will also go to hell? some medicines have ALCOHOL. in another way, what you are telling is People go to hell by EATING and DRINKING ? The person who consumes medicine (which may have some form of alc...
by Weakfocus
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Backpain...
Replies: 11
Views: 2382

Re: Backpain...

Old topic, hope this helps someone in future.... I had issue with persistent lower back pain. I tried therapy and rest but it was no good. Finally after some reading I found that my issue was lack of flexibility and weak core. So I was able to cure my lower back pain by: Doing stretching for gluteal...
by Weakfocus
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: spiritual pride
Replies: 21
Views: 3427

Re: spiritual pride

There is nothing wrong with feeling a certain amount of pride and self-satisfaction. Reflecting on one's truthful achievements helps go through difficult phases, it helps to fight off negative emotions and gives hope when one is in the troughs. One should not let pride grow uncontrollably and turn i...
by Weakfocus
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?
Replies: 44
Views: 6896

Re: Re:

manas,

You are correct. I did use some terms loosely.

Frankly I am so distant from attaining any Jhana that the issue of building any cravings towards it is not even an issue. That is a bridge I will cross if I ever get there.
by Weakfocus
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why are jhanas considered superior to sensual pleasures?
Replies: 44
Views: 6896

I am also not speaking from personal experience, since I have not attained any of the Jhana(s). But can jhanas not also result in craving and therefore cause suffering? The first Jhana is nothing but perfect one pointed awareness. So if there is any craving for Jhana the meditator will fall out of J...
by Weakfocus
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Resolutions for 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

When someone offers you a cigarette you could say,"Oh good, an offering for the gods" and then shred the cigarette and scatter it to the winds saying, "Oh spirits of the wind, better your lungs than mine." And then bow to the four directions. If you do this a couple of times it is likely that you w...
by Weakfocus
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New subject - Is it like that?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: New subject - Is it like that?

Is it like that? The way to nirvana, that you get much more times with only(just) little hapiness and just Little dissapointment more closer to nirvana one is? I have never heard or read anything to support this line of thinking. What I have heard and read is that one gets more and more equanimous ...
by Weakfocus
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1071

Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Happy birthday DNS, may your life be full of happiness.
by Weakfocus
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: New member

ES06 wrote:Anyway, I am returning back to practice.
Welcome back. You might find the topic The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge helpful for daily practice.
by Weakfocus
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Resolutions for 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

My resolutions for 2014

I have two aims for coming year:
  • To maintain pristine sīla (Five precepts).
  • To meditate at least twice daily with full effort, and improve my samādhi.