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by Babadhari
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 15345

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

it means that one will never be liberated from dukkha while the clinging to a belief in a creator God exists. the author explains the Buddha's teachings on this quite clearly. it is not a matter of being fit to be a Buddhist or belonging to Buddhism- its a matter of following what the Fully Awakene...
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: And therefore, God does not exist!
Replies: 221
Views: 15345

Re: And therefore, God does not exist!

"Buddhism and the God Idea" by Nyanaponika Thera http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanaponika/godidea.html What exactly does this mean? If one doesn't subsscribe to the ideas in this essay, then one is not fit to be a Buddhist? it means that one will never be liberated from dukkha while t...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1056677

Re: Word Association Game

mist
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: how important is meditation?
Replies: 29
Views: 2854

Re: how important is meditation?

Once my practice once became just studying and thinking Dhamma. What happened? It all became confusing and seemed pointless. I gave up Buddhism. Last year I returned to meditation without special plan to return to Buddhism. However, I started to lean back Buddhist practices and principles naturally...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Science Delusion and New Mindfulness
Replies: 81
Views: 8380

Re: The Science Delusion and New Mindfulness

But are these really refinements of ‘mindfulness’ as understood in Buddhist tradition? It's not a refinement but a complete reinterpretation at best and a perversion at worst. Do these lead to the same ultimate goal of liberation? Only the Noble Eightfold Path leads to liberation . :meditate: some ...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Back, Shoulders Slouching
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Back, Shoulders Slouching

rt. However, I feel I have something going on in the background. I still feel vipassana sensations like heartbeats, itching, etc here and there. When my backbone is absolutely straight, these are more prominent. I feel more mindful and meditative regardless of what I'm doing and start to observe vi...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Science Delusion and New Mindfulness
Replies: 81
Views: 8380

Re: The Science Delusion and New Mindfulness

Sam Vara wrote: . If someone repeatedly uses a muscle, it does indeed get stronger. But what are they going to do with that extra strength?
very well put.
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Core teachings
Replies: 20
Views: 4407

Re: Core teachings

dont lose it when you stand up
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 555
Views: 176171

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

poor ricebowl disappeared after the post.... :shrug:
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Science Delusion and New Mindfulness
Replies: 81
Views: 8380

Re: The Science Delusion and New Mindfulness

it just boils down to companies introducing employees to methods which reduce stress that wont have them hungover or stoned at work. mindfulness meditation reduces the minds tendancy to become distracted from the task at hand. it would be naive of the 'corporations' not to take advantage of these me...
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: tasty meditations ??!!
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: tasty meditations ??!!

Keep your focus on the object of meditation which is your breath. Anything else that arises - is just a distraction. As one develops calm and concentration, one becomes aware of subtler mental and physical phenomena. If you become distracted, return to the breath. All the best, Ben still have the s...
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Webu Sayadaw
Replies: 21
Views: 7840

Re: Venerable Webu Sayadaw

my thanks also to Bhikku Gavesko for linking to that website, my gratitude Bhante
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Webu Sayadaw
Replies: 21
Views: 7840

Re: Venerable Webu Sayadaw

thank Sarath for displaying the search function
by Babadhari
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1056677

Re: Word Association Game

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