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by nobody12345
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Hello again.

Hi David.
Thank you for the welcome!
Also thanks again for your help on the changing of ID.
Have a great day!
David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome back! (to your new incarnation) :tongue:
by nobody12345
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Hello again.

Hi.
I used have an id imaginos.
That id was related to my previous obsession with music.
However, over the time, I have been losing interest in music a lot and therefore, I no longer can identify with that id.
So I have changed my id with the help of the owner of this site.
Have a good Sunday.
by nobody12345
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 10942

Re: Don't like to meditate

@RatherSkeptic, I think you misunderstood my post. I did not say that I have to clench my teeth and fists for 2 years and half day in and day out. I did say 'time to time' that I have to do that in order to sit and meditate. Overall, my meditation practice has been fruitful. And I do experience nice...
by nobody12345
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 10942

Re: Don't like to meditate

Spot on Ben. I think there was once I spotted an Ajahn Chah quote... If you like to meditate, then meditate. If you don't like to meditate, then meditate. That's one of my all time favorite quote of Ajahn Chah. That very motto has been my meditation mantra for past 2 years and half. I think a make ...
by nobody12345
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 10942

Re: Don't like to meditate

Just do it. Indeed. Serious meditation is the hardest work in Samsara. So the mind plays all the tricks and makes all the possible excuse to avoid it. But there really is no short cut or substitute for meditation. I have been meditating twice a day for 2 years and half and still, time to time, I ha...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I'm new here and I have some questions for you guys.
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: I'm new here and I have some questions for you guys.

If one cannot find a truly worthy teacher (Ariya homeless ones), then another alternative is to practice alone in seclusion with the genuine Dhamma (the 4 major Nikayas) as a map/compass for his/her practice.
You cannot go wrong with this method.
by nobody12345
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I stop cycling back into worldliness?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: How do I stop cycling back into worldliness?

@mpcahn, you said it happens whenever your practice gets stale. But in reality, that period of staleness is the best time for practice Dhamma. And the period of pain, agony, and suffering is also great time to practice Dhamma. Dhamma grows when one gets through those tough periods without wavering. ...
by nobody12345
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existence of Nibbana?
Replies: 18
Views: 2077

Re: Existence of Nibbana?

@Cittasanto. Thank you for providing the quote. That certainly put Dalai Lama in much better light than the OP’s quote. If he indeed has a confidence in rebirth, then that’s a great gain for him. And as you said, he didn’t claim stream entry. But even if it’s true that his alleged aspiration (Bodhis...
by nobody12345
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My girlfriend
Replies: 13
Views: 2065

Re: My girlfriend

Friends. I am going through a very difficult time. I feel my relationship with my girlfriend can't survive. I tried to tell her this morning but she wouldn't accept it. I feel like I just want to focus on dhamma and I told her this. I have had mental health issues in the past, and feel like I am go...
by nobody12345
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana
Replies: 16
Views: 2722

Re: Theravada and Mahayana

Thanks for the answers/links. Just a couple more questions: Was wondering with regard to imaginos' comment that the Theravada tradition is closest to the Buddha's original teachings. I'm led to believe the teachings were passed verbally for many generations before being written. We could not then b...
by nobody12345
Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existence of Nibbana?
Replies: 18
Views: 2077

Re: Existence of Nibbana?

He is supposed to be 14th reincarnation of the same entity. So we have 2 possibilities. 1. He came back to human realm way more than 7 times so he is not even a stream enterer. 2. If he said, due to Science, we might have to reject rebirth, then it directly proves that even himself does not believe...
by nobody12345
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existence of Nibbana?
Replies: 18
Views: 2077

Re: Existence of Nibbana?

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear. Denying Rebirth, Kamma, and Nibbana is not Buddhism. It’s called sham Dhamma and the Buddha already warned us about the rise of sham Dhamma. And Dalai Lama does not represent Buddhism. He represents a modified map called dharma, not the orthodox teaching/map we ...
by nobody12345
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 9407

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

do you think all of the people who should become buddhists should have never done drugs? I don't see anything wrong for a user become Buddhist and practice Dhamma. If you read my answer, I stated that I used drug a lot as well. The statement of 'drugs and Dhamma practice don't mix together' is like...
by nobody12345
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana
Replies: 16
Views: 2722

Re: Theravada and Mahayana

No matter how you slice it, Mahayana is a later development. (Even Mahayana defenders agree on this point) No commentator has wisdom that matches the Buddha so modifying/editing Dhamma is like a distorting a map. The most beneficial and safe path one can choose is the original teaching of the origin...
by nobody12345
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 9407

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

'Using drug doesn't help Dhamma practice' is not a moral judgement statement. It is the statement of matter of practicality without value judgement. I understand how difficult to give up drugs. How do I know? Because I was a heavy user at some point. If drugs make one to enlighten, then I should hav...