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by Mojo
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Equanimity practice during or after metta practice?
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Equanimity practice during or after metta practice?

I've been thinking about it, and perhaps the second part of Bhante G's metta phrase really is about compassion and not equanimity? Thanissaro stated in his book: Compassion is the attitude that goodwill develops when it sees people suffering or acting in ways that lead to suffering. You want them to...
by Mojo
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Equanimity practice during or after metta practice?
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Equanimity practice during or after metta practice?

Do you think it makes a difference? Bhante G includes it during metta instructions he gives in Mindfulness in Plain English. 1. May I be well, happy and peaceful. May no harm come to me. May no difficulties come to me. May no problems come to me. May I always meet with success. May I also have patie...
by Mojo
Fri May 31, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My foot keeps falling asleep
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: My foot keeps falling asleep

I also vote chair
by Mojo
Wed May 29, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 206175

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Mojo
Wed May 29, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 206175

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Mojo
Mon May 27, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Do you watch tv?
Replies: 38
Views: 5925

Re: Do you watch tv?

I quit paying for cable because of the expense Oct 11 and am in an area where I can't get digital reception, so I've been just watching dvds from the library since. I don't ever plan on paying for cable or satelite again, though I'd get an antenna someday if my geography permits to watch PBS. I hate...
by Mojo
Sat May 25, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Amitabha or Sakyamuni statue
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Amitabha or Sakyamuni statue

I don't mind when people refer to Hotei as the Buddha. It creates an opportunity to teach people a little about Buddhism without seeming proselytical. Anyways, Hotei is an incarnation of Metteyya, the next Buddha, according to prophecy. So, to call him Buddha isn't that far off. https://en.wikipedia...
by Mojo
Tue May 21, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: chafing problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2621

Re: jock itch

Jock itch is a fungus and oesn't just come and go, though like other fungal infections, it can be fairly dormant and then bloom suddenly. Fungi love dark warm moist environments, like your jocular region after a workout. The best way to keep it from blooming is by completely getting rid of it. And d...
by Mojo
Mon May 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 114602

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

The need to have sex is in our DNA as a means of species continuity. I don't think it is healthy to fight our biology. So at the very least, if practicing religious celibacy, masturbation should be allowed. Though, I really believe marriage and therefore sexual intercourse with the spouse should be ...
by Mojo
Sun May 19, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation

I would offer kaya contemplation: basically training to experience breathing as a whole-body event, and sustaining attention away from chains of thought. Then, talking with them about calming involvement with that has a good foundation, and in this way the first tetrad of anapanasati is introduced ...
by Mojo
Sun May 19, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation

Perhaps an intro to metta?
by Mojo
Sun May 19, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation

Howdy all. I have a stressed out work acquaintance that I'd like to introduce to a basic breath meditation. I'm really looking for something short and sweet - something eyecatching but useful - nonsectarian. This person is online alot which is why I'm going the youtube route instead of a book. This ...
by Mojo
Fri May 17, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where are all the hairy monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Where are all the hairy monks?

more body hair = more testosterone = less interest in monkish endeavors?
by Mojo
Thu May 09, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Violent sports
Replies: 43
Views: 6855

Re: Violent sports

There are some grey areas here. Sports that inflict pain and injury on others is not wholesome exercise, even if human beings are able to consent to being hit or injured by participating in such sports. Take a look at this extract from the Venerable Sayādaw's Gonasūra Dīpanī, and contemplate the mo...
by Mojo
Thu May 09, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Violent sports
Replies: 43
Views: 6855

Re: Violent sports

I have always enjoyed martial arts as a form of personal development and self defense. Sparring is good practice. I could even support an argument that full fledged MMA fights are a test of personal development and mastery of one's mma skills. I just wish it was not tested in front of crowds of non-...