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by bodom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does negative thinking matter?
Replies: 37
Views: 686

Re: Does negative thinking matter?

This is what the Buddha had to say: “Bhikkhus, whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. If he frequently thinks and ponders upon thoughts of renunciation, he has abandoned the thought of sensual desire to cultivate the thought of renunciati...
by bodom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Ajahn Amaro guided meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Ajahn Amaro guided meditation

This video is not meant to be stand alone in relation to his other talks and meditation instructions just like the satipathanna sutta is not mean to be isolated from the rest of the teachings in the Canon. Ajahn Amaro has plenty of guided metta meditations online. Watch them inconjunction with this ...
by bodom
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

Both are viable practices. I generally close my eyes but will open them if I notice I'm starting to get drowsy. If you sit with your eyes open you will find that when you reach a certain level of Samadhi that the eyes will naturally close on there own. :namaste: For me, that is a different reason f...
by bodom
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

As the OP deleted his question the thread will now be locked.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

Both are viable practices. I generally close my eyes but will open them if I notice I'm starting to get drowsy. If you sit with your eyes open you will find that when you reach a certain level of Samadhi that the eyes will naturally close on there own.

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 1918

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

I received my book a few days ago in the mail. What an absolutely amazing book! I thought that I had known all there is to know about this legendary monk and his teachings but I was wrong. This book is incredibly detailed in not only Laung Por's life and experiences but also the history of Buddhism...
by bodom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 2140

Re: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking

How unfortunate that someone would criticize another for not holding a Buddhist belief system but yet does not follow them himself. 252. Easily seen is the fault of others, but one's own fault is difficult to see. Like chaff one winnows another's faults, but hides one's own, even as a crafty fowler ...
by bodom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 1918

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

I received my book a few days ago in the mail. What an absolutely amazing book! I thought that I had known all there is to know about this legendary monk and his teachings but I was wrong. This book is incredibly detailed in not only Laung Por's life and experiences but also the history of Buddhism ...
by bodom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditations Books
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Meditations Books

Hi No-mind

I don't normally recommend the Visuddhimagga to anyone because of the denseness and complexity of it but in this case I will as it will answer all of your questions above.

Visuddhimagga
https://www.urbandharma.org/udharma14/pathpure.html

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 30
Views: 979

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Just realized he died in England on March 14th 3.14 Pi day! Also Einstein's birthday. What a coincidence!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 2140

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

I don't think we should praise him because he was famous & well-liked & is now dead. I think you should not praise him if you see nothing to praise in him. Other people find things to praise about him and this thread is a place where they have come to remember him and to mention those things which ...
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleeping pill every night
Replies: 23
Views: 735

Re: Sleeping pill every night

Sleeping pills actually cause insomnia, and over time they will damage your liver. I have taken a prescribed sleeping pill for years now and just had an annual check up and my liver enzymes are fine. I sleep great. :namaste: That doesn't mean in the long run you won't encounter side effects which c...
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 30
Views: 979

RIP Stephen Hawking

A great mind.

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

:candle:

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleeping pill every night
Replies: 23
Views: 735

Re: Sleeping pill every night

Kamran wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Sleeping pills actually cause insomnia, and over time they will damage your liver.
I have taken a prescribed sleeping pill for years now and just had an annual check up and my liver enzymes are fine. I sleep great.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cape Cod MA
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Hello from Cape Cod MA

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you attached to?
Replies: 24
Views: 574

Re: What are you attached to?

As far as material possessions, my Dhamma books. I have collected probably close to 200 books. The bookshelf pictured here are my sutta collections and books in the Thai Forest Tradition. The rest boxed up consist of commentaries, Mahasi, Goenka, western Dhamma teachers and Zen books. FB_IMG_152033...
by bodom
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you attached to?
Replies: 24
Views: 574

Re: What are you attached to?

As far as material possessions, my Dhamma books. I have collected probably close to 200 books. The bookshelf pictured here are my sutta collections and books in the Thai Forest Tradition. The rest boxed up consist of commentaries, Mahasi, Goenka, western Dhamma teachers and Zen books. FB_IMG_152033...
by bodom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 125
Views: 2882

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

chowna wrote: Forgive me if this is off topic but this discussion has lodged this song in my head:

chownah
Lol yep that is our national anthem.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you attached to?
Replies: 24
Views: 574

Re: What are you attached to?

As far as material possessions, my Dhamma books. I have collected probably close to 200 books. The bookshelf pictured here are my sutta collections and books in the Thai Forest Tradition. The rest boxed up consist of commentaries, Mahasi, Goenka, western Dhamma teachers and Zen books. FB_IMG_1520336...
by bodom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday ihrjordan!
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Happy Birthday ihrjordan!

SDC wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:48 am
Happy Birthday, jordan!!!!!

Please enjoy this cup of DECAFFEINATED coffee ( :tongue: ):

Image
:rofl:

:namaste: