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by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: numb to feelings?
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: numb to feelings?

as part of the drug treatment programme i am told to cut all ties with ALL friends still using drugs as if they are bad people because of their behaviour..............
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 845143

Re: Word Association Game

process
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 12001

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

tiltbillings wrote: A lot of people claim to talk to god and that god talks to them,
withhout being disrespectful and judgemental this is a common symptom of schizophrenia and unfortunatlely psychatric wards contain many patients who converse with God.
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 12001

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

to take refuge in the Sangha as a matter of fitting in or to belong is to do so in ignorance, neglecting the teaching of anatta I think that's an interesting take on the matter. But it depends on what exactly do you mean by "anatta", given that this is one of the more hotly disputed issues among Bu...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 101233

Re: 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 a...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Surfing Pig
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: The Surfing Pig

Sam Vara wrote:
Mkoll wrote:That pig must've been a good human surfer in a past life! :tongue:

:pig:
Well, a good surfer, maybe, but evidently not such a good human!
:rofl:

lets hope this little piggy will be spared from the bacon slicer !
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: numb to feelings?
Replies: 11
Views: 855

numb to feelings?

"Monks, these six are conditions that are conducive to amiability, that engender feelings of endearment, engender feelings of respect, leading to a sense of fellowship, a lack of disputes, harmony, & a state of unity...... ? AN6.12 reading the Saraniya Sutta translated by Thanissaro Bhikku, draws m...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 12001

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

I had issues with the whole concept of God that were cropping up as strong thoughts in my mind when I first became a Buddhist. As time has gone on, those thoughts have greatly subsided and carry little strength. It just doesn't bother me anymore because I've divested the entire concept of any atten...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Inspiring quote!
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Re: Inspiring quote!

Mkoll wrote:Lao Tzu was certainly a very wise man!

:anjali:
lao tzu wrote:
“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 5207

Re: Location of the Mind?

And what is it, friends, is the method of becoming high that when developed and made much of results in knowing and seeing?[6] Here, friends a beggar focuses his mind on the perception of light. Fixing on the perception of day, as by day, so by night, as by night so by day. Thus he unblindfolds the...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: conceit
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: conceit

is there a practice i can do to safeguard me from developing conceit? "'This body comes into being through conceit. And yet it is by relying on conceit that conceit is to be abandoned.' Bhikkuni Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.159.than.html translated by Thanissaro Bhikku
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?
Replies: 27
Views: 1789

Re: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?

I think I need to judge by myself and some faith is necessary. Indeed I believe in the Buddha and the so many master after him . this is a good starting point "let's try to reach it first. Probably I will know by then". the Buddha has shown us the Path, Up to us to do the practice and experience th...
by Babadhari
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Minimalist living
Replies: 44
Views: 3869

Re: Minimalist living

well as regards to minimalist living, i once spent a month living in a hut with no electricity, walls and floor plastereed with cow-dung, and the roof made of iron sheets, my only possesions were a change of clothes and two books. my bed a mat spread on the floor. no phone, no television, dinner coo...
by Babadhari
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Effects of meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Effects of meditation

Eightfolder wrote:well said....well said

:bow:
+1

meditation without metta and the Dhamma may have made me calmer and more relaxed but only ever served to increase self-centredness and egotism :toilet:
by Babadhari
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?
Replies: 27
Views: 1789

Re: how do you know Jhana and Nibbana are real?

Modus.Ponens wrote:
But there's nothing like aiming for it to experience it ourselves.
or from what i've read:

not aiming for it! :thinking: