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by Inedible
Sat May 15, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: how to understand this? developing access concentration
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Re:

so thinking consciousness as same will fail to destroy hinderance? how? consciousness is neutral when observing breath>? You write like someone who has spent time trying to actually practice and experience the Dhamma. I do, too. Most people here just seem to like to argue about technical points and...
by Inedible
Sat May 15, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: how to understand this? developing access concentration
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: how to understand this? developing access concentration

The breath can be used for concentration or insight. If you are developing concentration, you will focus more on how it stays the same. To develop insight you see breath as a combination of processes which arise and pass away. Either way, you need to contemplate the five hindrances and be in a condi...
by Inedible
Thu May 13, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 28
Views: 499

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

The purpose of getting everyone vaccinated quickly is to prevent the development of new forms of covid-19. Delay helps to create a new version which is different enough to need a new vaccine.
by Inedible
Wed May 12, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conquering Masturbation
Replies: 21
Views: 462

Re: Conquering Masturbation

It is a difficult habit to beat. Cutting back is a good start. The important thing is you can't wait to do something about it until the stress is getting to you. It is essential to stop thinking about sex the rest of the time and to avoid sexually stimulating images. Establishing good habits for str...
by Inedible
Tue May 11, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Plagarism or copy pasting is stealing?
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Plagarism or copy pasting is stealing?

Write a new pdf based on the information and give credit to your source. Ideally use more than one source. Make your new pdf better than the original.
by Inedible
Mon May 10, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: Money with jhana

Coëmgenu wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 12:56 am Mahāyāna Buddhism is learned from those who have renounced money.
I'd like to meet that kind of Mahayana group.
by Inedible
Sun May 09, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Money with jhana
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: Money with jhana

Does anyone else find jhana absorbtion not possible with a large bank account? Actually, I find it to be the opposite. You need a lot of money for instruction, books, retreats, travel to retreats, missing work. It is much worse in Mahayana. You really have to be well off to be in Vajrayana. At leas...
by Inedible
Sun May 09, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Persons of the Path and the Paramis
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Persons of the Path and the Paramis

All my Theravada experience is from books, but I have been reading Buddhism since starting in 1989. The only groups I have connected with have been Mahayana, including the one Zen group. I liked the Zen one best when they still spent a lot of time meditating. So perhaps I should have just said that ...
by Inedible
Sat May 08, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Persons of the Path and the Paramis
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Persons of the Path and the Paramis

Okay. No, there are no such associations. Having collected more of the paramitas does help, but it is more of a Bodhisattva thing. In the Theravada we collect awakening factors. Mindfulness, investigation, energy, rapture, tranquility, concentration, and equipoise. Mindfulness is always good. The ne...
by Inedible
Sat May 08, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How many times a day does a monk take bath?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: How many times a day does a monk take bath?

Ritual bathing for purification was more of a Hindu thing.
by Inedible
Sat May 08, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A supreme man
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: A supreme man

Supreme is for gasoline and pizza.
by Inedible
Sat May 08, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where exactly is "Here" ?
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Where exactly is "Here" ?

This is part of working with the experience of the five aggregates. Form or materiality is where you are. Here, if you prefer. Feeling is how you are. Perceptions, impulses, and consciousness are harder to say.
by Inedible
Thu May 06, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Request for a book recommendation
Replies: 56
Views: 779

Re: Request for a book recommendation

mikenz66 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:42 am
Ven Analayo's book, Satipatthana Meditation, A Practice Guide, PDF here is also quite practical.
Ven / Bikkhu Analayo may well be my new best friend. Thank you.
by Inedible
Thu May 06, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: lay person and job
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: lay person and job

hi, in daily work people always motivated by greed and self-view and they say they want to improve themselves and waste time in personality development when they are not freed from birth, aging, etc... how can people waste time? but again it comes to basic survival All the people I know in person c...
by Inedible
Tue May 04, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: lay person and job
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: lay person and job

Earning a living can be very challenging. It is an opportunity to learn, grow, and change for the better. You have to deal with a variety of difficult people. It also tends to be the biggest source of structure in the life of a layperson. If you want to retire from work to meditate, you only need a ...