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by bodhifollower
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 52
Views: 28942

Re: Ciggarettes

You have to slowly reduce the amount of nicotine entering your brain. So you have slowly reduce the amount you smoke over time. This will take a long time so write it in a calendar. Nothing but perfectly adherence to the schedule will work. If you falter you will ruin the plan. Week 1, 5 cigarettes ...
by bodhifollower
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you show me a proof that the phenomenon streamenterer excist?
Replies: 19
Views: 469

Re: Can you show me a proof that the phenomenon streamenterer excist?

Yeah, Take one stream enterer, and a group of worldlings. Subjecting them to various tortures. Abusing them and call them horrible things. The one who is the stream enterer, will be the least affected, and will still act with clarity of mind. Then you can see the power of stream entry. He will quick...
by bodhifollower
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada

The Buddha plainly states that Nibbana is the highest, best, most pleasurable state of mind. "The goal of the holy life." That is all. Anything else that others claim about Nibbana is made up. Because they do not know. The state of mind is completely beyond mere logic. It's hard to see. You and all ...
by bodhifollower
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Dad bods are best for family men
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

Re: Dad bods are best for family men

So you win in the eyes of women who want to keep you under their power so they can live off you and make you their slave. Family man=slave man. Exert energy to live the life you want.
by bodhifollower
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Which person do you start with?
Replies: 6
Views: 7023

Re: Which person do you start with?

The Buddha doesn't say imply or condone that you should start with yourself. You wish all beings pleasure, because, as Buddha Gotama said, if you give all beings pleasure, you receive a part of that pleasure in return. Now, the number of beings in infinite, so theoretically, if one practices this fo...
by bodhifollower
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Need Mudita Phrases
Replies: 14
Views: 8223

Re: Need Mudita Phrases

May all living beings not lose the good fortune they have gained.
by bodhifollower
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: kill cockroach
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Re: kill cockroach

Yes. Cockroaches have prana, they are alive. Setting down poison is also breaking 1st virtue. Because your intention is to kill them. It seems to be death by negligence. You should have checked to poison more carefully to see if it was really lethal or not. It's understood that poison kills, you sho...
by bodhifollower
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 12352

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

I don't know, but I think in my opinion probably but its wisely not something the Buddha mentioned. How would it be to say, yes these stream enterers can break all morality because they are destined to end karma and be free. That doesn't look good publicly. Hi, wouldn't it be the case, that anyone ...
by bodhifollower
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 12352

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

But the stream enterer, because of his/her intuitive understanding of karma, will immediately realize the pain that is caused by immorality, so he/she is less likely to do immoral things. These are my opinions. That sounds true :anjali: I only took issue with 'break all morality' because there are ...
by bodhifollower
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 52
Views: 28942

Re: Ciggarettes

Perhaps smoking is a form of karma. Perhaps there isn't a way to stop. Perhaps there was never a choice to begin. Perhaps the length one smokes is determined by ones karma in the past. Perhaps this a bizarre form of self harm one is determined to carry out on oneself. Perhaps if people quit, it's no...
by bodhifollower
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How To See Impermanence ?
Replies: 27
Views: 21103

Re: How To See Impermanence ?

Start with the body. Impermanence-changes shape (fat, muscle, hair growth) changes color (tanning, bruises, blushing) changes position (constantly moving, changing postures, blinking) changes age (baby, child, adult, old age, dead body) voice changes (speech is never the same, sound of voice changes...
by bodhifollower
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Looking for nice Metta Bhavana meditation (audio).
Replies: 15
Views: 10854

Re: Looking for nice Metta Bhavana meditation (audio).

Think "May all beings feel pleasure." or "May all beings be happy." However you want to translate the original. Just think this all day. The results are wonderful.
by bodhifollower
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 18
Views: 15845

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

"May all beings feel pleasure." Or "May all beings be happy." However you want to translate it. This was the only mantra taught by the Buddha. He taught this many times but very few actually do it. I find this to be very unsettling in this generation when people have free access to nearly all the Bu...
by bodhifollower
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Imperfect morality and sotapanna
Replies: 153
Views: 12352

Re: Imperfect morality and sotapanna

I don't know, but I think in my opinion probably but its wisely not something the Buddha mentioned. How would it be to say, yes these stream enterers can break all morality because they are destined to end karma and be free. That doesn't look good publicly. Silabataparamasa, the fetter dropped by th...
by bodhifollower
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Living remotely isn't for the unenlightened?

Your quote says it all. Living remotely isn't for the unvirtuous. But if you are virtuous, highly virtuous, not doing the slightest things wise person would censor, the wilderness is very peaceful.