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by one_awakening
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Posture
Replies: 17
Views: 182

Re: Posture

Just find a posture where you're comfortable but not so comfortable that you fall asleep.
by one_awakening
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Frames of Reference
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Frames of Reference

Why are the four ​satipaṭṭhānas referred to as frames of reference?
by one_awakening
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Beyond Mindfulness: In Search of Wisdom in a Secular Age
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Beyond Mindfulness: In Search of Wisdom in a Secular Age

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This is my favourite line in the book;
...to suggest that mindfulness just involves nonjudgmental awareness proves to be nonsensical under basic scrutiny.
Thank you for explaining what minfulness isn't
by one_awakening
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can You Be Attached To Having a Clean Kitchen?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Can You Be Attached To Having a Clean Kitchen?

If it's an attachment then it will lead suffering and will need to be let go of at some stage
by one_awakening
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati and vipassana
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Anapanasati and vipassana

Notice anything that pulls you away from the breath and bring your attention back to the breath. Investigation of the five aggregates is an advanced practice which requires a deep state of meditation, something you're unlikely to be able to achieve when you're starting out.
by one_awakening
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living in the present.
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: Living in the present.

Important things happen in the present. Stay present so you're aware when they arise so you can study them and understand how they cause suffering.
by one_awakening
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First precept
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: First precept

Most food is covered in micro-organisms. For example an apple is not sterile.
by one_awakening
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Mentally ill
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Mentally ill

Samana_Johann wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:34 am Aside of an Arahat all are considered to be mental ill.
Yes people who don't have a mental illness and don't consider themselves to be mentally ill are actually mentally ill. The mental illness of ignorance.
by one_awakening
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question about guarding the six sense-doors
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

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The result of the abandoning the underlying tendency to lust for pleasant feelings and the abandoning the underlying tendency to aversion for unpleasant feelings and the underlying tendency to ignorance in regard to neither-painful-nor-pleasant feelings is true knowledge. Well if lust for example a...
by one_awakening
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question about guarding the six sense-doors
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re:

sunnat wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:08 pm when you are meditating, it is when you are continuously maintaining non-judging awareness (of the continual change of all composed things) that you are progressing on the path.
How does non-judging awareness develop wisdom? Without wisdom you can't progress very far.
by one_awakening
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When someone's words hurt you.
Replies: 24
Views: 2137

Re: When someone's words hurt you.

coconut wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:44 am The sentient being affected by deeds/karma. The form they take is irrelevant.
Give it a go! :smile:
by one_awakening
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When someone's words hurt you.
Replies: 24
Views: 2137

Re: When someone's words hurt you.

coconut wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:18 pm lol, this is the most absurd form of no-self I've ever seen on this forum.
It may sound absurd, but humans are mostly water with a few other elements. So where is the self in that?
by one_awakening
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When someone's words hurt you.
Replies: 24
Views: 2137

Re: When someone's words hurt you.

How can words harm a bag of water?
by one_awakening
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation, silence and mental health
Replies: 4
Views: 4079

Re: Meditation, silence and mental health

Only speak if it is useful