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dhammarelax
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Meditate before you post

Post by dhammarelax » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:07 pm

Dear Friends

What about a new sub forum where all the people that post in there are committed to even 30 minutes of daily mediation, on the one hand it will motivate people to meditate and on the other it will ensure to get a more practice oriented dialogue.

Or a new tick on the log in asking if you have meditated today? if not then you should be unable to log in, or a pop up reminder that meditation is more important than posting?

Maybe just under the text next to the logo of "A Buddhist discussion forum...." it could say something like: "“Over there are roots of trees, over
there are empty dwellings. Meditate. Don’t regret later that you didn’t meditate, that you didn’t practice.”

I think there are unused opportunities to motivate the users to meditate.

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Even if the flesh & blood in my body dry up, leaving just the skin, tendons, & bones, I will use all my human firmness, human persistence and human striving. There will be no relaxing my persistence until I am the first of my generation to attain full awakening in this lifetime. ed. AN 2.5

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bodom
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Re: Meditate before you post

Post by bodom » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:34 pm

Hi Dhammarelax,

There are those of us here who have children and careers and it is not always feasible for us to sit meditation for 30 minutes everyday. Most days I am able to sit for half an hour. Some days I may only be able to fit in a 10 or 20 minute sit and others not at all.

Meditation ideally is to be practiced at all times and should not be limited to a cushion. If some members here would like to take on this discipline for themselves then that's fine but I dont believe it should be imposed on anyone.

"If you have time to be mindful you have time to meditate." - Ajahn Chah

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Meditate before you post

Post by dhammarelax » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:12 pm

bodom wrote:Hi Dhammarelax,

There are those of us here who have children and careers and it is not always feasible for us to sit meditation for 30 minutes everyday. Most days I am able to sit for half an hour. Some days I may only be able to fit in a 10 or 20 minute sit and others not at all.

Meditation ideally is to be practiced at all times and should not be limited to a cushion. If some members here would like to take on this discipline for themselves then that's fine but I dont believe it should be imposed on anyone.

"If you have time to be mindful you have time to meditate." - Ajahn Chah

:namaste:
Hi bodom

I agree I dont seat every day either but I cannot say is because I didn't find 10 minutes, I think is because I did not prioritize my activities, I think a reminder of the importance of the practice would be positive, sure meditation should be an all day activity but that is a skill that needs the sitting to start with.

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dhammarelax
Even if the flesh & blood in my body dry up, leaving just the skin, tendons, & bones, I will use all my human firmness, human persistence and human striving. There will be no relaxing my persistence until I am the first of my generation to attain full awakening in this lifetime. ed. AN 2.5

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Re: Meditate before you post

Post by Crazy cloud » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:15 pm

The stillness of the mind that develops during and after meditation is lost by forcing oneself to participate on social forums

I prefer to keep the peace and be silent as long as it lasts

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your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

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