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by Alino
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the happiness of defeating the enemy?
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: What is the happiness of defeating the enemy?

Anicca is dukkha. Peace of stability is happiness. Our Ego is a strategy for the mind to find some island of relative stability in this ocean of unstability. Ego is a refuge. When someone attacks another's refuge, and try to destroy it physically or verbally, it destabilize the mind's refuge and bri...
by Alino
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

On your place I will rejoice about these neighbhous because they could be great guardians, bees help plants, wasp are hunting flyes, etc...but because of chemicals and hostility of peoples bees are almost extinct in Europe, Asia etc... I agree. But what is the solution when you have a bee nest in y...
by Alino
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

Its said that Metta helps to protects from wild animals. So these bees could be a very good guardians of your house and protect it from evil peoples. Lovely peoples wouldn't be afraid of these useful and lovely creatures... I had rats in my house, instead of killing them or chasing them, I fed them ...
by Alino
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No one asked budda how to meditate?
Replies: 35
Views: 357

Re: No one asked budda how to meditate?

Thank you Doodoot for quotes !🙏😊👍
by Alino
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: at what stage.. all fears/phobia ends forever?
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: at what stage.. all fears/phobia ends forever?

Only Arahants are free from fear. Because they are eliminated all forms of Bhava Tanha
by Alino
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Staying motivated
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Staying motivated

Dear Jgood, It's ok to fall while you climbing, it's ok that some parts of the stream pulls you away when you swim it for the first time. You dont know the topology of your mind and your kamma, you can only learn it by going through it and confronting yourself to your mind. You can encounter an obst...
by Alino
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 26
Views: 6081

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

🙏🙏🙏😊
My favorite book! So inspiring!
by Alino
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: After a year of meditating....
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: After a year of meditating....

Today's Yellow Page Teaching
by Alino
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara must have an end?
Replies: 78
Views: 964

Re: Samsara must have an end?

Cessation of dukkha is the aim of compassionate teaching that the Lord Buddha gave us.

Dukkha should be understood. As deep we understand dukkha, as deep we abandon it...
by Alino
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: After a year of meditating....
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: After a year of meditating....

Hello🙏 Thoughts and emotions are not the problem, the problem is to follow them, wanting to get rid of them, or distracting yourself from them. As say Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro, "meditation is about awakening. If our aim is to get calm mind we will find all kind of distractions arise, if our aim is t...
by Alino
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is panna? Is it permanent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: What is panna? Is it permanent?

Vinc wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:06 pm So what is panna?

Thank you.
Pañña, as i understand, is the ability of the mind to take a distance from mental and physical fabrications.

By taking distance, mind can see phenomenas directly as not me, not mine, not myself, as impermanent, as dukkha...
by Alino
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 446
Views: 4809

Re: Unconditioned

Technically you will not recognise it, rather it will recognise you... A koan 🙏 Its like trying to watching yourself without mirror... Or as if you were to be attached to branches of the three and afraid to fall down, but once you realised that you are already standing on the ground, you not afraid ...
by Alino
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 446
Views: 4809

Re: Unconditioned

Not born ? How to know and recognise it ? If you encounter it, you will not miss it because it wake you up, as you can't miss that you opened your eyes. You can recognise ot by it's unconditional nature. Try this, it's what I used to do: while you encounter any phenomena inside or outside, watch cl...
by Alino
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 446
Views: 4809

Re: Unconditioned

Imagine a world where people always smell some odours, they are addicted to odours... smoke odour, flower odour etc... They think that it's impossible to breath without an odour. So they continue to buy odourants, get overdosed then change aroma, on and on... And then a good man say them: Hey guys! ...