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by Virgo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome. :anjali:
by Virgo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 8121

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BL0f4HrFfI For me, the reasoning in this video is unsound & not particularly convincing. The amount of people using mental health (which is from where the statistics derive) is probably dependent upon the availability & affordability of mental health services. Just ...
by Virgo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Online games addiction

bodom wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:00 am
I like to play Madden NFL Football on my Playstation 4 once in awhile.

I'm such a hedonist!

:stirthepot:
:rofl:


kevin
by Virgo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Structuring lay life
Replies: 103
Views: 4289

Re: Structuring lay life

Laypeople can also practice meditation in retreat to gain firm insight.

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Online games addiction

They can be unwholesome. But a layperson needs to blow off steam. There are many worse ways to do so. We have pressures of a job or career, taking care of a house, many duties, etc. Kevin Doesn't that kind of "steamin off"-activity drive up one's inner temperature , the opposite of what the teachin...
by Virgo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Online games addiction

They can be unwholesome. But a layperson needs to blow off steam. There are many worse ways to do so.

We have pressures of a job or career, taking care of a house, many duties, etc.

Kevin
by Virgo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and metta
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Greetings and metta

Welcome. :clap:

Virgo
by Virgo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1666

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

In buddhism psychological elements of the human person are usually called nāma, so the mind base is mentality, not matter/materiality. Regards. Hi htz, If it doesn't have a physical base it wouldn't be tied to a person. In that case no one would have the experience of your mind (no one speaking con...
by Virgo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1666

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Greetings , According to sutta , the sixth consciousness arises from the contact of the mind which is the sixth sense base versus mental objects . Therefore , what would you think is the sixth sense base ? Would you think the sixth sense base is of matter or non matter ? Hi James, according to trad...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 39
Views: 897

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

You are not meant to sit and meditate on corpses if you can begin anapanasati, corpse meditation is not right concentration it is not free from craving and aversion. Hello thepea, You claim that meditating on a corpse is wrong concentration, but the Buddha taught it, and did not call it wrong conce...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 13
Views: 1464

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:19 pm
Virgo wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Venerable sir, a bar does not appear on the right to scroll down for this Sutta, although it does for the other ones that have the necessary length for one.
Thanks, but please use my forum for feedback. Posts here may be missed for some days.
I will Venerable.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 39
Views: 897

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

thepea wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Virgo wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Why do you say this? The Buddha taught many subjects of meditation.

Virgo
What is an artificially created object that can lead to liberative wisdom?
You must have vipassana for wisdom, but there are many meditation subjects that fall under Samma Samadhi (Right Concentration).

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 39
Views: 897

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

There are other meditations using artificially created objects which lead to samadhi but you are not observing the nature of reality between body and mind and therefore is not right concentration or Samma samadhi. They are not leading to dhamma (truth). Why do you say this? The Buddha taught many s...