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by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What awakens?
Replies: 59
Views: 3082

Re: What awakens?

As long as one has craving, one is a being. This means only fully liberated ones are free from being which I believe is the translation of bhava. so would it be fair to say that an arahant could be viewed as a human done instead of a human being?? :thinking: 'Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Days you feel concentrated vs days you don't
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Days you feel concentrated vs days you don't

Start where you are. Too many meditators get discouraged at the outset because their minds won't settle down. But just as you can't wait until you're big and strong before you start strength training, you can't wait until your concentration is strong before you start sitting. Only by exercising wha...
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 9239

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

Whatever happened to "admirable friendship being the whole of the holy life"? Practicing the teachings _according to whom_? Whose version of the teachings? Whose version of what the Triple Gem is and what it means to take refuge in the Triple Gem? How does one find one's place in the midst of all t...
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 698971

Re: Word Association Game

ascend
by Babadhari
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 4278

Re: Location of the Mind?

some interesting articles relating to new discoveries relating to the heart having its own nervous system and its relevance to emotional states of mind http://appliedconsciousnessintl.com/thinking-from-the-heart-heart-brain-science http://www.mindfulmuscle.com/heart-has-consciousness-knows-before-br...
by Babadhari
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddha and Jesus, Is jesus a reincarnation of the Buddha?
Replies: 44
Views: 4445

Re: Buddha and Jesus, Is jesus a reincarnation of the Buddha

perhaps you might also be interested in the book 'Jesus lived in india' which claims Jesus studied under Buddhist monks in the Himalayas
http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Lived-India ... 0143028294
by Babadhari
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is snuff an intoxicant?
Replies: 69
Views: 6795

Re: Is snuff an intoxicant?

there is such a thing as nasal snuff which goes in the nose. what is being referred to here as snuff i would have regarded as chewing tobacco. anyhow, to the crux of the matter. nicotine is a drug. nicotine creates craving nicotine alters mood. nicotine is an intoxicant therefore snuff tobacco is an...
by Babadhari
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 4278

Re: Location of the Mind?

a brief but interesting article from New Scientist magazine
location-of-the-mind-remains-a-mystery
by Babadhari
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is snuff an intoxicant?
Replies: 69
Views: 6795

Re: Is snuff an intoxicant?

does snuff go up the nose? so its powdered tobacco going up the nose? yuck!

only thing meant to go in the nose is fresh air and the occasional baby finger :oops:
by Babadhari
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is actions?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: what is actions?

This is the idea of choosing your actions based on your values and principles rather than simply allowing habitual and unthoughtful responses to dominate your behavior. If someone yells at you in anger, for example, a common unthoughtful reaction would be to get angry and yell back at them. Someone...
by Babadhari
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: numb to feelings?
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: numb to feelings?

thank you andy for your advise when my councellor asks me what it is i feel at a particular moment and i tell him 'a stinging sensation in my leg' thats not what he wants to hear. :tongue: now i practice a simple breath meditation i would just like to be more aware of my mental feelings as opposed t...
by Babadhari
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Chanmyay Yeiktha email? ..... Switching centers in Burma?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Chanmyay Yeiktha email? ..... Switching centers in Bu

Oh, and while I'm at it, if I went there for three months of retreat, does anyone know how easy it is to switch to another center afterward? meditaton visas for Myanmar are of a 3 month duration with a sponsorship letter so if you wish to stay longer you will need an extension at a cost of $90 for ...
by Babadhari
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: numb to feelings?
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: numb to feelings?

thank you all for your replies i think perhaps ive allowed myself to become emotionally detached and not focussing enough on compassion for myself as mentioned. as advised by Chownah i'll try to allow more pleasant feelings by doing enjoyable activities. even my meditation posture has been pretty un...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 9239

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

indeed the Sangha is very useful for those fortunate enough to have access one. However the community follows the teaching, the teaching doesnt change to accomadate different member. when this occurs new traditions and religions are formed. I think that Binocular's point was that if you are isolate...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 9239

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

indeed the Sangha is very useful for those fortunate enough to have access one. However the community follows the teaching, the teaching doesnt change to accomadate different member. when this occurs new traditions and religions are formed.