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Boring newbie questions - Dhamma Wheel

Boring newbie questions

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Sadge
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Boring newbie questions

Postby Sadge » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:57 pm

Why theravada over mayanyan?
How long can you (yup you) sustain your attention on a singular object for?
Why is there no glossary of terms on this forum (pali) it appears to be the forum with the most traffic.
Is it possible to get significantly proficient in meditation without being a hermit or living a monastic life?
Anyone go to Chithurst monastery in Sussex?

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Re: Boring newbie questions

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:52 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Boring newbie questions

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Re: Boring newbie questions

Postby Tex » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:18 am

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

Sadge
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Re: Boring newbie questions

Postby Sadge » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:02 pm

Thanks people :D

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Sam Vara
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Re: Boring newbie questions

Postby Sam Vara » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:22 pm


Sadge
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Re: Boring newbie questions

Postby Sadge » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:08 pm

Oo hello. No not really, well I have opinions about the nuns order but that that is another thread. I used to go loads but I've seriously got out of the habit. Really need to put more effort in, so lucky to live within driving distance from a theravada monastery. It's only 40min down the road.
Do you go for the Dhamma talks and guided meditations?

What do you think of sucitto?

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Re: Boring newbie questions

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