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by Sanjay PS
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: A dedicaton...
Replies: 10
Views: 4162

Re: A dedicaton...

Ben wrote: S.N. Goenka wrote: There is so much misery all around. If we can wipe the tears of even a few people who are suffering, we have paid back a little of our debt of gratitude to the Buddha and to the Sangha, the chain of teachers who have maintained the tradition from ancient times. May all...
by Sanjay PS
Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Alcohol gift
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Alcohol gift

There is so much of alcohol stashed away in our home , my Father having been an army man has accumulated much of these bottles in the cabinets , although he has the discipline of having the barest abstemious amounts once in a blue moon. Please see my earlier thread on Exorcising Evil Spirits Well t...
by Sanjay PS
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Alcohol gift
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Alcohol gift

Gifts of alcohol are Unrighteous Giving adhamma-dāna, and unwholesome kamma. Obeying your father by running an errand for him is wholesome kamma. The volition to buy alchohol is his, the volition to help your father is yours. Compare the story of the Stream-winner who was married to a hunter. When ...
by Sanjay PS
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: watching porn can be adultery?
Replies: 78
Views: 16649

Re: watching porn can be adultery?

I was watching a movie a while ago and the love scene pretty much turned into pornography... I did not masturbate. Also, even more to the point, last night I clicked over to site with nude ladies, but after a few minutes I realized that I did not need to be doing that and left without masturbating....
by Sanjay PS
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: watching porn can be adultery?
Replies: 78
Views: 16649

Re: watching porn can be adultery?

But then Ben , why watch in the first place itself. I am not justifying indulging while watching , but to do away from unwholesome content ( whether or not there is subtle or gross mental proliferations occurring ) is very beneficial to the mind and well being . Hence , it is best to side step viole...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: My Vipassana Experience & Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 18374

Re: My Vipassana Experience & Questions

I had very many unpleasant experience too over the years - I attempted numerous ways to struggle to get rid of them. They never worked. They come and go on their schedule and have minimal concern on how the mind wishes. After long time struggle this way, the mind eventually gave up with hopeless & ...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: My Vipassana Experience & Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 18374

Re: My Vipassana Experience & Questions

It looks to me like you are trying to retrofit what you learned in the Goenka course into what you've been practising in the past. Goenka goes to great lengths to discourage this, the practice has nothing to do with energy it is about awareness and equanimity using changing bodily sensation as the ...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sending metta to the dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 3055

Re: Sending metta to the dying?

Thank you! Normally when I do metta for others it is for those I will see that day, because I feel it improves my behaviour to them - so sending it long distance is a bit of a change, hence my first question. Well , i get reminded of the sutta " Milind Panha " , wherein it is very correctly highlit...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: do things exist?
Replies: 73
Views: 5498

Re: do things exist?

Does buddhism believe the outside world is real, or is it just seeing? One approach to this question is this: "These three basic facts of all existence are: Impermanence or Change (anicca) Suffering or Unsatisfactoriness (dukkha) Not-self or Insubstantiality (anattaa). To "see things as they really...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sending metta to the dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 3055

Re: Sending metta to the dying?

Dear Feathers , Your Nan lived a good life , that by itself is very good metta. :smile: You can very well give her metta , which will definitely help. ( metta is not exactly a kind of prayer , where there is an unreasonable expectation of a turn around etc ., and is tinged with more of selfishness )...
by Sanjay PS
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Right Action & Anger
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Right Action & Anger

Its a bit difficult when one encounters such situations . Good that you could save the the dog , and also the man from stretching his returns further . All this at your own peril . Got reminded of an incident a few years ago , when i was driving back home after picking up our two children from schoo...
by Sanjay PS
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good questions , answered
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Good questions , answered

Goenkaji Blessings .jpg The below link opens to a short video interview of about 16 minutes of the Vipassana Master SN Goenkaji at Berkley California , held in 2002 . Some of the questions asked were : 1) Are you enlightened ? 2) It seems that you disapprove of homosexuality/lesbians 3) Is being a ...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca as Constant Flux
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Anicca as Constant Flux

sometime recently , an awareness akin to daverupas avtaar impinged the body and mind . This changing process , further changed, from a very dynamic arising and passing of flare like changes , to a very very quiet , slow, but all engulfing and consuming flux of change , where the observer , the obser...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The prophecy of Venerable Mogaliputta Tissa
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

The prophecy of Venerable Mogaliputta Tissa

According to the prophecy of the monk Mogaliputta Tissa, a bodhisattva was going to set in motion the Dhamma wheel once again from Jambudīpa 2,500 years after the Mahāparinibbāna of Gotama the Buddha. A leading periodical in India , cites the Indian Government has found astronomical jump in figures ...
by Sanjay PS
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: about doubt
Replies: 0
Views: 617

about doubt

If there is a pot of water which is turbid, stirred up and muddy, and this pot is put into a dark place, then a man with a normal faculty of sight could not properly recognize and see the image of his own face. In the same way, when one's mind is possessed by doubt, overpowered by doubt, then one ca...