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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by kevin52193 » Fri May 10, 2019 1:16 am



Starts off a bit slow, but picks up in the middle.

"If the practice has entered the stream then there's nothing to compare it with. there's no suffering, like the suffering of a dhamma cultivator, and there's no happiness, like the happiness of one either."

Such an inspiring quote.

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Akashad » Sat May 11, 2019 9:07 am

Found this video while I was trying to understand the difference between depression and disenchantment. I found a few articles at how meditation can have negative effects such as a sense of diassociation but I feel mostly content and at peace, think it's only a bad thing from the ego point of view.I mean sure I might have lost interest in many things I Use to like like getting lost in a movie plot or music and i don't know if that depression or disenchantment/moving on but I also lose a lot of things that I don't really need anymore such as negative self talk or positive self talk they both wear me out as self-ing is an exhausting process.I thought it was a short term effect of meditation but its been 6 years and I keep seeing impermanence at this point I feel like I got no other choice but to practice the path.




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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Sat May 11, 2019 9:46 am

I also lose a lot of things that I don't really need anymore such as negative self talk or positive self talk they both wear me out as self-ing is an exhausting process.I thought it was a short term effect of meditation but its been 6 years and I keep seeing impermanence at this point I feel like I got no other choice but to practice the path.
This is very impressive almost close to second Jhana.
However, make a self-evaluation with Jhana formula.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Akashad » Sat May 11, 2019 10:11 am

SarathW wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:46 am
I also lose a lot of things that I don't really need anymore such as negative self talk or positive self talk they both wear me out as self-ing is an exhausting process.I thought it was a short term effect of meditation but its been 6 years and I keep seeing impermanence at this point I feel like I got no other choice but to practice the path.
This is very impressive almost close to second Jhana.
However, make a self-evaluation with Jhana formula.


🙏🙏

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Sat May 11, 2019 11:43 pm

These Dhamma Sermons of Ven Katukurunde Gnanananda Thero are from a CD I had for a long time and I decided to upload its contents along with other uploads
Sinhalese language
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 6rNBlIf0Fa
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

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Post by Will » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:07 pm

This site has probably been cited before, but in case not:

https://store.pariyatti.org/eBooks_ep_49-1.html

Also free printed books from them too.
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Nwad » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:27 am



Realy like Ajahn Sona's videos on Buddhist Cosmology and different realms. :anjali:
Akashad wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:07 am
i don't know if that depression or disenchantment
Depression have sense of havyness (from dukkha), disenchantment have sense of lightness (from dukkha).

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Akashad » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:19 pm

Nwad wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:27 am

Depression have sense of havyness (from dukkha), disenchantment have sense of lightness (from dukkha).
Thanks Nwad,

I feel heavy when I have the wrong lens on ,attach to people or things through this sense of really thinking I am a solid being moving through time but not when I'm spending a lot of time alone contemplating or meditating or being mindful I feel free ,but somehow that's construed as depression as I'm not going out or hanging out as much or socialising,but It feels light and freeing, find it quite painful and draining to indulge in five sense pleasures,things like listening to music,or finishing an entire cheesecake or having a great night out at the movies they leave me feeling heavy regardless of how good, as they feel like weighted ball chains on my limbs sinking me underwater.

For example,you know the feeling of "euphoria".i find it disturbing.Very agitating.Very heavy.Its not the same with the calm mind it's too agitating and I literally feel sick.Maybe I am depressed but I can not stand that mental state it's eating a cake that's way to sweet and giving you a migraine.

However things like meditations or contemplation and renunciation fills me with a lot happiness or just a sense of completeness.

I mostly went through a phase where I felt grief and sadness when I started seeing anicca in everything and I mean even when we change body positions it just dawned on me like I am totally screwed cause I'm trapped in this change.And this heaviness I feel comes from being "attached" to things and getting sad when it changes then dukkha dawned on me.And then slowly I am starting to see that anatta really is the way out.If I don't dissolve along with this change I am screwed basically I feel some sort of panic cause the signs of annicca and dukkha are closing in.

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Nwad » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:50 pm

Akashad wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:19 pm
I feel heavy when I have the wrong lens on ,attach to people or things through this sense of really thinking I am a solid being moving through time but not when I'm spending a lot of time alone contemplating or meditating or being mindful I feel free ,but somehow that's construed as depression as I'm not going out or hanging out as much or socialising,but It feels light and freeing, find it quite painful and draining to indulge in five sense pleasures,things like listening to music,or finishing an entire cheesecake or having a great night out at the movies they leave me feeling heavy regardless of how good, as they feel like weighted ball chains on my limbs sinking me underwater.
You should perhaps trying to keep 8 precepts? ;)
As your worry about annicca its sura that you grasp on something, but you have to examine this closely by yourself :anjali:

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Akashad » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:27 pm

Nwad wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:50 pm
Akashad wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:19 pm
I feel heavy when I have the wrong lens on ,attach to people or things through this sense of really thinking I am a solid being moving through time but not when I'm spending a lot of time alone contemplating or meditating or being mindful I feel free ,but somehow that's construed as depression as I'm not going out or hanging out as much or socialising,but It feels light and freeing, find it quite painful and draining to indulge in five sense pleasures,things like listening to music,or finishing an entire cheesecake or having a great night out at the movies they leave me feeling heavy regardless of how good, as they feel like weighted ball chains on my limbs sinking me underwater.
You should perhaps trying to keep 8 precepts? ;)
As your worry about annicca its sura that you grasp on something, but you have to examine this closely by yourself :anjali:

Yes am really interested and invested in sila. But i want to be able to keep all five precepts for atleast a year first before i add the eight precepts.Its a gradual training.Thanks. :D

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Srilankaputra » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:02 pm

Pali recitation of the sutta nipata. (complete)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 2cPtbgdelP
O seeing one,we for refuge go to thee!
O mighty sage do thou our teacher be!

Paccuppannañca yo dhammaṃ,
Tattha tattha vipassati

“Yato yato mano nivāraye,
Na dukkhameti naṃ tato tato;
Sa sabbato mano nivāraye,
Sa sabbato dukkhā pamuccatī”ti.

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by JohnK » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:35 am

Unfabricated Happiness.
I thought this recent 13 minute talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu was especially clear -- decided to share here.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/y20 ... piness.mp3
Our stressful fabricating obscures the happiness of not.
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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