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by Mawkish1983
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?
Replies: 223
Views: 14595

Re: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?

A breach or not, it's unskillful
by Mawkish1983
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Meditating babies
Replies: 24
Views: 1862

Re: Meditating babies

As for babies not sure experiencing aversion, waking them up at 6:30am by opening the curtains wide then shoving a camera in their face seems to do the trick
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by Mawkish1983
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Meditating babies
Replies: 24
Views: 1862

Re: Meditating babies

I'm enjoying this thread; very informative discussions going on. For the record, I don't really think my daughter is meditating when she looks like this.
by Mawkish1983
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Meditating babies
Replies: 24
Views: 1862

Meditating babies

My 11-month old daughter finds the half-lotus position most comfortable. Here, she's gazing off into space (not watching TV or anything, we don't let her). Maybe, with her less-developed linguistic skills, it's easier for her to tame her monkey mind. Maybe she's recalling memories of lives past, alt...
by Mawkish1983
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Nepal Earthquake
Replies: 20
Views: 2717

Re: Nepal Earthquake

Those tectonic plates,
Silently sliding around.
Unaware of death.

:candle:
by Mawkish1983
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Under the table money and karma - Simple meditation technique
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Under the table money and karma - Simple meditation technique

If by 'under the table' you mean as a means to avoid tax, then that's theft as far as I'm concerned, which is against the second precept. So, yes, unskillful behaviour, unwholesome kamma. There are plenty on non-Buddhist meditation techniques and teachers. I don't know what 'do nothing' meditation is.
by Mawkish1983
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How to measure spiritual developement?
Replies: 54
Views: 5320

Re: How to measure spiritual developement?

I've actually seen an app like that already, because I was going to use it for timing my sittings. I quickly stopped using it. Edit: I cannot remember if it was this one, but there are a lot of them floating around: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bmt" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by Mawkish1983
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Music to make one cringe
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Music to make one cringe

Thanks Reductor, that's very kind of you and your kids to say.
by Mawkish1983
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samatha Trust
Replies: 16
Views: 2819

Re: Samatha Trust

Upāsaka Sumana wrote:he said that he wasn't sure about it, though because his practice has given him lots of benefits, he is inclined to believe it. Something along those lines.
Seems like a sensible approach.
by Mawkish1983
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Music to make one cringe
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Music to make one cringe

Ben wrote:I am sure it's wonderful
It isn't, but thank you for the confidence vote. Thanks for the chords. I actually have them on my office wall already :)
by Mawkish1983
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Music to make one cringe
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Music to make one cringe

I thought I'd record a version of Stuart Davis's Savoring Samsara. It's somewhat simplified because 1) I'm not very good at playing the ukulele yet and 2) I cannot find the chords, so I had to figure them. Pretty terrible singing but a departure from my usual style, for those who remember that. http...
by Mawkish1983
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Mindfulness strikes again...is as good as antidepressants
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Mindfulness strikes again...is as good as antidepressants

I think the comments of that article are particularly interesting. One of them highlights a big misunderstanding of what mindfulness is.
by Mawkish1983
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Clustrmaps
Replies: 11
Views: 2930

Re: Clustrmaps

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:It would be better to remove this bit of nonsense.
I agree with Bhikkhu Pesala. Maybe it could exist on a separate page for people who are interested, via a discreet link?
by Mawkish1983
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What is that Dhammapada passage?
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: What is that Dhammapada passage?

Or it could be that passage from right at the beginning: "He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me,"--in those who harbour such thoughts hatred will never cease. "He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me,"--in those who do not harbour such thoughts hatred will cease. For ...
by Mawkish1983
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: I like dhammawheel.
Replies: 16
Views: 2253

Re: I like dhammawheel.

Six years later and the title of this thread is still true.

I noticed that JCSuperstar had replied in this thread. He was a good man. I hope his rebirth is going well.