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by SamKR
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What do you think of this mindfulness meditation teacher certification program?
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

What do you think of this mindfulness meditation teacher certification program?

What do you think of this mindfulness meditation teacher certification program by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach?

http://www.soundstrue.com/store/ati-teacher-training

:anjali:
by SamKR
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The harder I practice the worse my wrong views get, help!
Replies: 17
Views: 1064

Re: The harder I practice the worse my wrong views get, help!

... Normally I believe in rebirth but the more I practice and the better my practice becomes the stronger the wrong view gets that there is no such thing as rebirth and that such things are not real. Actually, from ultimate sense this (the part I emphasized above) might be true because like everyth...
by SamKR
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 104291

Re: The Path to Nibbana

How is Nibbana to be attained? ... "Nibbana to be attained" sounds oxymoron to me because Nibbana is the end of attainments (or the obsessive need to attain anything), and it it a good example of limitation of language/concepts to talk about what is beyond concepts, and of course there is a need to...
by SamKR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory
Replies: 98
Views: 12456

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory

I mostly agree with Bhikkhu Bodhi here except a few things.
:clap:
by SamKR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did Buddha avoid answering this question?
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Why did Buddha avoid answering this question?

It does not appear to me that Ven. Thanissaro thinks that as viññanam anidassanam, which is quite different. I think the Buddha did not answer the question directly because the question itself is self-contradictory or its premise is paradoxical which may lead to bewilderment rather than clarity. It ...
by SamKR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Which sutta is it?

Not even that, Mike :), but thanks, that too is a sutta with similar message.
by SamKR
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Which sutta is it?

Thanks, dhammarelax. But I think there is still another similar sutta which I am searching, but I could be wrong.
by SamKR
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Which sutta is it?

Thank you, Mike. This sutta looks very close to what I am looking for. But I think there is another even shorter sutta which lists such hierarchy with knowledge of no-self on top.
by SamKR
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which sutta is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Which sutta is it?

There is a short sutta in Nikayas in which the Buddha more or less says that metta is more refined than dana and morality, insight is more refined than metta, and so on (I forgot what this sutta says exactly). Could you please tell me what sutta is it or give me a link?
:anjali:
by SamKR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 99932

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

To all the white guys (I'm a white guy by the way) arguing about being triggered and safe-spaces and the like let me ask you this: how would you feel if your wife were harassed just for being her? How would you feel if your son was physically assaulted? These things are happening here, now in the U...
by SamKR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 99932

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It is trying to dispel the Clinton Campaign's myth, as perpetuated and amplified throughout the campaign by the mainstream media, that a Trump supporter is necessarily (to quote from the article) a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or a “white supremacist”. Once people stop assuming those who disagre...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 99932

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It shows that people have the intellectual capacity to reflect upon and examine a situation in ways other than through the progressive left's favourite lens of "identity politics", whereby all issues are seen through the prism of the superficial characteristics (e.g. race, gender, sexuality, religi...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 99932

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It is trying to dispel the Clinton Campaign's myth, as perpetuated and amplified throughout the campaign by the mainstream media, that a Trump supporter is necessarily (to quote from the article) a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or a “white supremacist”. Once people stop assuming those who disagre...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Awareness and Self
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Awareness and Self

Who or what is it that experiences qualia for example. The constant inner narrative and experience though transient seems to appear to 'me'. No matter how many times I try to refute this there is still an 'I' that seems to acknowledge the experience or apprehend the sense experience. "If there are ...
by SamKR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 99932

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Trump's presidency is a disaster not only for the USA but for the whole world. As an immigrant from South Asia and as a brown person, I feel much less safe and much more anxious in Trump's America. :( That is part of suffering of samsara.
I agree with what Harris says: youtube.com/watch?v=Az1JyDJ_iKU