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by BasementBuddhist
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Frustration and joy
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Frustration and joy

Thanks y'all! All of this was really really helpful. I realized I was definitely going into meditation with the idea of Learning, and growing, and MEDITATING. That sitting meditation was different and serious business and that it was something apart. I was trying to bend the mind to it. Of course I ...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Frustration and joy
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Frustration and joy

So, recently started meditating again in a big way. Harder than I ever have before. For the first few days the mind was very balanced, Joyful, and accommodating to the meditation and mindfulness. Then, two days ago when I sat down I was shocked to find frustration and resistance. I tried grinding th...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Relationships and the things we let go of
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Relationships and the things we let go of

Thank you, to the both of you. These are both really helpful answers. Intellectually I know what will be, will of course be. We're all just human though. Of course the one thing I won't give up is the one thing that will keep me from achieving the goal. Grrr. I guess we will see when comes the day I...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Relationships and the things we let go of
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Relationships and the things we let go of

I have a best friend who means the world to me. We are basically twins. We know each other inside and out. We can speak without speaking, and read each others minds. At times it seems, we are one person in two bodies. I am growing more and more committed to the practice, meditating for hours a day a...
by BasementBuddhist
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitters Practice--nesajjik'anga
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: Sitters Practice--nesajjik'anga

Thanks James. After reading what yourself and volo sent to me, I guess there is nothing for it but to try it a few days and see. Thanks guys.
by BasementBuddhist
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitters Practice--nesajjik'anga
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: Sitters Practice--nesajjik'anga

Thank you for your response! It was helpful.
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitters Practice--nesajjik'anga
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Sitters Practice--nesajjik'anga

One of the thirteen dhutanga practices is the Sitters Practice. I'm thinking about taking it up, because I feel like a large part of the reason my practice is so unsteady is because I have a very hard time going from sleeping to focused enough to practice Correctly. I feel like waking up in a seated...
by BasementBuddhist
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?
Replies: 16
Views: 2694

Re: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?

No matter what you do, or how you do it, you're going to create problems for your group if Steve and Elly are an Item. Leave it be unless someone asks you to address it. It isn't your place. You're not having sex with your friends girlfriend, nor are you cheating on your partner with his friend. In ...
by BasementBuddhist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Newbie

Congratulations on joining us. Welcome to the forum!
by BasementBuddhist
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Sorry for being disruptive
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

Re: Sorry for being disruptive

Most people here are pretty forgiving. I've made an ass of myself a few times. You just have to learn from your mistakes and resolve to be better about them in the future. You seem to be doing that, so good job. Keep practicing the dhamma and good luck in the future.
by BasementBuddhist
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas Experienced in Nibbana: A way to understand Nibbana
Replies: 38
Views: 3295

Re: Jhanas Experienced in Nibbana: A way to understand Nibbana

Thanks for your reply. That sutta, however, is talking about the jhanas experienced while clinging to the aggregates. This is so because they are described as the path—the way to nibbana. They are not described as occurring while in nibbana. You are correct there I’m talking about jhanas the Buddha...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

Being around people who have different veiws from your own is a great teacher. In what way is that a great teacher? I meant that you learn about yourself. When someone disagrees with you, you generally react to them in some fashion, and this teaches you about your own attachments. It's also a great...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

In some ways yes. In other's no. Being around people who have different veiws from your own is a great teacher. On the other hand, it's very easy to become overwhelmed by strong emotions, if you get yourself into the wrong situation.
by BasementBuddhist
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reading Mahayana books
Replies: 36
Views: 5548

Re: Reading Mahayana books

Mahayana teachings have Bastardized my practice. What I mean is, I've definitely become a mix of the two. Pulling this and that from where it makes sense. I used to believe they were two sides of the same coin, but as I've moved between the two I have noticed a marked difference in tone and spirit. ...
by BasementBuddhist
Sat May 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

Whatever is going on in the mind is the state of the mind. You're getting too caught up in this is this, this is that, and defining things. Stop theorizing, and just focus on what is. What is the default state of a tree? What is the default state of the ocean? Things are what they are.