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by JC938
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I deal with this. (negative thoughts)
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: How do I deal with this. (negative thoughts)

To me, focusing on breath can help to remove distracting thoughts, by not giving them any attention. Even if I need to focus on something else, still giving attention to breath just as much as needed to remove it from such thoughts can help. These thoughts can also emerge from lack of relaxation, r...
by JC938
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I deal with this. (negative thoughts)
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: How do I deal with this. (negative thoughts)

Hi, I have alot of negative thoughts. Is this common? Sometime I think like, could I be mara? I just want to speak my problem and believes hoping someone would come and break it. Can anyone help me with reason if I'm or not? Sometimes I think positively, even if I'm, but if I continue to do good an...
by JC938
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?

Show them this movie, the little buddha (1993)
by JC938
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do I deal with this. (negative thoughts)
Replies: 7
Views: 119

How do I deal with this. (negative thoughts)

removed..... i'm a human.
by JC938
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 346

Re: Need help to keep the 6th precept.

I have updated my signature, when I say God earlier, I meant everything, from devas to Buddhas, to Nature, to universe, to yourself. It's a prayer, just like prayer in buddhism. Prayer in the sense, like spreading metta, may I be happy, here is may I be lead from unreal to real... What I believe and...
by JC938
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help to keep the 6th precept.
Replies: 30
Views: 346

Need help to keep the 6th precept.

Hi, I have been trying to keep sila 8 for a few months now. But I have trouble keeping the 6th precept, I did able to keep for sometime but then sometime like today I ate in the evening (night). I want to continue keeping for lifetime but sometime I give up and thought of going back to eating after ...
by JC938
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Holding sila 8 and eating after noon time.
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Holding sila 8 and eating after noon time.

Hi, If Im holding sila 8 and I some days eat in the evening. Is it ok? Is it bad? I have been holding for about 1-2 months but some days I eat after noon as I want to walk the middle path and dont want to be too strict and steessful. I eat bevause I have urge but if I wanted I could control I believ...
by JC938
Wed May 19, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abstaining from listening to music.
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Abstaining from listening to music.

Hi,

I find the rule in sila 8 but in patimokkha 227 rules of the monk, i dont find it. Where did buddha says monk should abstain from listening to music.

Thanks.
by JC938
Sat May 08, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How many times a day does a monk take bath?
Replies: 2
Views: 225

How many times a day does a monk take bath?

Hi,

I would like to know how many times a day does a monk take bath? Is it one time or two and is it in the morning or evening.

Thank you.
by JC938
Wed May 05, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: Signs you will not attain enlightenment ?

Keep going, daan, sila, bhavana, keep on going and don't worry about anything.
by JC938
Tue May 04, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Where do you sit to do meditation?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Where do you sit to do meditation?

Hi, I ask this question in another section but I think this is more appropriate section. I want to ask, where do you sit to do meditation, is bed room ok? I prefer sitting on grass in the open, the only place i can think of where i live (bangkok) is closed due to covid. Where do you do meditation? ...
by JC938
Tue May 04, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Where do you sit to do meditation?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Where do you sit to do meditation?

Hi, I ask this question in another section but I think this is more appropriate section. I want to ask, where do you sit to do meditation, is bed room ok? I prefer sitting on grass in the open, the only place i can think of where i live (bangkok) is closed due to covid. Where do you do meditation? T...
by JC938
Tue May 04, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where do you sit to do meditation?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Where do you sit to do meditation?

Hi,

Where do you sit to do meditation?

Is using bed room ok to do sitting meditation?

I prefer sitting on grass in the open along with trees and nature but i live in bangkok. And the nearest place i can think of is puttamonthon but its currently closed due to covid.

Thanks for the answers.
by JC938
Tue May 04, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: lay person and job
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: lay person and job

Be aware of the arising of greed. You don't need anything more than the basic needs which you get as gifts when you become a monk.