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by nobody12345
Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 88
Views: 8023

Re: Celebacy

Hi all, I'm posting here cos I am in a hurry and don't know where else to post...I wonder if any other householder experimenting with complete sexual abstinence has found that just when they have begun to taste some higher pleasure in meditation, just when they feel like they have had a GLIMPSE of ...
by nobody12345
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 88
Views: 8023

Re: Celibacy

My attempts at finding a 'middle way' of enjoying sexual pleasure 'moderately' have always ended in failure. In my mind, the whole idea of pleasure is to maximize it, not to stingily give it to myself in little drips. So I have found that I tend towards sexual obsession, trying to squeeze more and ...
by nobody12345
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Human reborn as Human
Replies: 160
Views: 9694

Re: Human reborn as Human

Hello, people born in other realms such as hell, hungry ghosts, deva realms, etc. can be reborn as humans based on some past good kamma, this means there will always be people being born into the human realm. What the Buddha seems to be saying is that most humans go to the lower realms after they d...
by nobody12345
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism defeatist or escapist?
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: Is Buddhism defeatist or escapist?

No it is not. True Buddhism (Theravada tradition) is the path of a victor, the one who crushes THE enemy (Mara) and roars his lion's roar in the end. There's a reason why the Buddha used the expression of the lion's roar. Lion is the absolute power who forcefully dominates all the other creatures in...
by nobody12345
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 80748

Re: Dhamma book written by arahat?

I think that just letting your mind wander where it wants is highly detrimental to advancement on the Path, and reading endless texts purporting to be about Buddhism, particularly those whose authors contradict the most basic tenets of the Pali Canon, involves allowing your mind to do just that. I ...
by nobody12345
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 80748

Re: Dhamma book written by arahat?

Relevant to this thread, if one rejects all the Buddha's descriptions of arahantship then one cannot reasonably claim to be an arahant. It would be like saying "I reject the teaching that apples are red and have edible skin. I believe they are yellow and have inedible skin." What you're talking abo...
by nobody12345
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How many hours of sleep is ideal for meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: How many hours of sleep is ideal for meditation?

Thank you for all of your inputs!
They gave me a better understanding on the issue.
In metta.
:anjali:
by nobody12345
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How important is The Buddha to Buddhism?
Replies: 115
Views: 6480

Re: How important is The Buddha to Buddhism?

I agree with Blackbird's post that it's of the utmost importance. I don't think it's true Buddhism when you don't trust the supreme teacher (the Buddha) and his enlightenment that was the most significant thing ever happened in our own aeon. I don't think it's true Buddhism when you don't trust Kamm...
by nobody12345
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do hostile spiritual forces exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: Do hostile spiritual forces exist?

Ven Dhammika describes believing whatever is written in the texts as "Flat Earth Buddhism," but that is not how I describe it. Flat Earth Buddhism, for me, means dismissing whatever is beyond your own personal experience. For example, if one stands on the cliff tops at Dover, one can see France, an...
by nobody12345
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How many hours of sleep is ideal for meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

How many hours of sleep is ideal for meditation?

How many hours of sleep is ideal for meditation? I realize that many recommend less than 6 hours sleep. Recently reported Buddhist meditation retreat in England had 4 hours and 30 minutes sleep for everybody for around 2 years. My question is what is ideal amount of sleep to make meditation breakthr...
by nobody12345
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Racism
Replies: 13
Views: 1321

Re: Racism

Who wrote that then ? Sorry for the confusion. Above statement is what came up to my mind. No body said exactly what I said. The similar reference is "This is not mine This I am not This is not myself" But no one used the formula with 'WE'. Perhaps I should have been more clear that I was making a ...
by nobody12345
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Racism
Replies: 13
Views: 1321

Re: Racism

What race?
I thought we are a bunch of skeletons covered with veins and tissues?
:tongue:
Just deleted the portion following the emoticon because it seems my comment created some confusion.
With metta.
by nobody12345
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words
Replies: 46
Views: 24199

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

I owe a lot to this book.
Bhikkhu Bodhi is one of the most gifted messenger of Dhamma.
His lecture mp3 is something that I listen to every single day and night.
:bow:
by nobody12345
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Los Angeles.
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Hello from Los Angeles.

I live in Los Angeles and currently looking for the proper Sangha of Theravada tradition to attend (if possible, within 30 minutes drive range) Los Angeles is a big city / county, which part? There are many temples and centers in L.A. http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Category:Los_Angeles" ...
by nobody12345
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Los Angeles.
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Hello from Los Angeles.

Hello from Los Angeles. Hello everyone. Nice to be here! I live in Los Angeles and currently looking for the proper Sangha of Theravada tradition to attend (if possible, within 30 minutes drive range) I have never attended a Sangha before and any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. I have been ...