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by salayatananirodha
Sat May 08, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Letting go of merit.
Replies: 27
Views: 3767

Re: Letting go of merit.

Here is a beautiful quote from Ajahn Lee on this subject: As for greed, aversion, and delusion, they're very big, very powerful, very well known. The mother of all these Maras is ignorance (avijja). Everything comes out of ignorance. Goodness comes from ignorance. Evil comes from ignorance. To call...
by salayatananirodha
Mon May 03, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 45
Views: 790

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

This is the sort of thing best determined for one person at a time. For that one person, it is best to start with a general medical examination in person. Environmental changes might be recommended. For some, however, once all that is ruled out the best answer is medication to bring a person back i...
by salayatananirodha
Mon May 03, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 45
Views: 790

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

Psychological diseases are treated by psychological measures : psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychoactive drugs. It is not a philosophical question, it's medical. And sometimes they get it right, and sometimes they do even more harm to the patients. They hardly go to the root cause, but focuses in on ...
by salayatananirodha
Sat May 01, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 45
Views: 790

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

Where is the option that ‘Dhamma can solve all of your problems’? thats a good one, i forgot to include it, but 'other' and some of the other options i think pertain to dhamma Psychological diseases are diseases like physical/bodily ones. They need to be treated in the same way : with therapy, medi...
by salayatananirodha
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 45
Views: 790

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

I’ve witnessed how the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms in micro-doses is a very effective treatment for anxiety. yeah, and i mean you get people who take drugs because something is missing in their life but its considered 'just getting high' but there's more to it than that and the war o...
by salayatananirodha
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 45
Views: 790

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

Can we use drugs (ice etc) instead of psychotropic medication? literally idk what the difference is between street amphetamine and adderall (prescription). thats just one example Just a general thought: Are these surveys effective when you can choose every one of the 10 options? do you think people...
by salayatananirodha
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 45
Views: 790

what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

i may not have captured all of the opinions possible so i added 'other' [update:] two people appear to have voted for "these drugs treat symptoms without fixing the causes" but this option originally said "there is nothing immoral or unethical about taking psychotropic medications". i edited this on...
by salayatananirodha
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: It depends what you mean by rebirth
Replies: 82
Views: 1368

Re: It depends what you mean by rebirth

Then Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, bowed down to him and sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One, "Lord, this word, 'becoming, becoming' — to what extent is there becoming?"[1] "Ananda, if there were no kamma ripening in the sensuality-property, wo...
by salayatananirodha
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Why did Mahasi chose the rising and falling of the abdomen instead of the nostrils or just the breath?
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Why did Mahasi chose the rising and falling of the abdomen instead of the nostrils or just the breath?

my personal opinion is that the sutta means to say 'mindfulness to the fore', as in summoning the quality of mindfulness and keeping it present. not being mindful of any particular location or segment of space. then, in whatever way you call breathing to mind, be it the wind element, or the bodily m...
by salayatananirodha
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 8.63: Lover goes back to the future to file for divorce from Jhāna
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: AN 8.63: Lover goes back to the future to file for divorce from Jhāna

ven ñāṇananda calls it deliverance of the heart (cetovimutti) via 'universal love' (mettā) as he did share your concern about lustfulness its not 'friendliness', frank, you've got that wrong https://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Deliverance_of_Heart.pdf Screen Shot 2021-04-20 at...
by salayatananirodha
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 8.63: Lover goes back to the future to file for divorce from Jhāna
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: AN 8.63: Lover goes back to the future to file for divorce from Jhāna

so, when a mother "loves" her only son and would protect him with her life, what verb do you prefer for that?
by salayatananirodha
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Nanarama's stages of purification
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: Question about Nanarama's stages of purification

So obviously he inherited the anti-commentary views such as Nama excluding vinnana, Sambhavesi ..etc Greetings Eko Care, So obviously he inherited the anti-commentary views such as Nama excluding vinnana Oh. Are you saying SN 12.2 is anti-commentary view? And what is name-&-form? Feeling, perceptio...
by salayatananirodha
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'
Replies: 59
Views: 1685

Re: 'drink and drugs that cause carelessness'

majjapa is a drunkard