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Buddhism and Goals

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Buddhism and Goals

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Re: Buddhism and Goals

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon May 17, 2010 3:34 am

exercise can be great for mindfulness practice, the buddha did a lot of walking!
a healthy body also settles down easier into meditation
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Buddhism and Goals

Postby Dan74 » Mon May 17, 2010 4:51 am

Discipline and focus are the qualities I work on, the ones that don't come naturally at all!

Whether it is to do with the body and eating habits, I think these are great practice qualities in general and without them practice isn't really going to take off. So even these worldly aims, like losing weight, exercising more, etc can be treated as practice, especially if they are done with a focus on the present, sharpening attention, broadening awareness and persevering in the light of the right view, right intention and right action.
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Re: Buddhism and Goals

Postby MayaRefugee » Thu May 20, 2010 7:13 am

The charioteer is asking these questions, he wants to know wether he should hook the horses up to the chariot and if he should then he also wants to know which direction he should point the horses in and wether or not he should whip them into action - as far as he can tell things are fine how they are at the moment and their is no pressing need to hook the horses up and go somewhere or make the situation become something else, all reports from the top seem to share this sentiment as well. The charioteer suspects and openly admits that the remnants of past mental formations could be clouding his perceptions and stopping him from making certain realizations.

BTW, I don't see how giving due consideration to the wisdom of the Buddhas perceptions is pretending to be enlightened - if you think he has put into words something that is true are you suposed to ignore it or deny it's validity - what good are teachings if not used as "teachings"?

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Re: Buddhism and Goals

Postby MayaRefugee » Thu May 20, 2010 9:26 am

Thanks Goof!

Circumstances being the way they are at the moment I do have a lot of time on my hands - I find I spend most if it daydreaming or mentally rehearsing whatever box needs to be ticked next - not very efficent or productive in the eyes of most but I enjoy it.

You're post definately has me thinking, as I compulsively reply I'm rhetorically wondering:

Should I find activities to do for the sake of filling time?

What should I be doing with my time?

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MR

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