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by Aloka
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Padmist
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Greetings from Padmist

Welcome, Padmist.

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by Aloka
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to meditate?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: How to meditate?

To Vincent.. and your point in picking through a little book I referenced which has been helpful to many people - is what? Plus having been to a lot of Ajahn Amaro's talks at Amaravati Monastery, I'm pretty sure he has a lot more knowledge of meditation and the suttas than you think you have yoursel...
by Aloka
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to meditate?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: How to meditate?

There are basic meditation instructions in the little book "Finding the Missing Peace– a Primer of Buddhist Meditation " by Ajahn Amaro:

https://www.amaravati.org/dhamma-books/ ... editation/

:anjali:

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by Aloka
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.
Replies: 18
Views: 1838

Re: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.

Let's strive for liberation, friends!! You're still likely to become old, wrinkled, and probably disabled, (and maybe obese too) even if you do become "liberated"! . Perhaps old age, sickness and death motivate towards the path. Many people chose many different paths unless you are a Buddhist with ...
by Aloka
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.
Replies: 18
Views: 1838

Re: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Let's strive for liberation, friends!!
You're still likely to become old, wrinkled, and probably disabled, (and maybe obese too) even if you do become "liberated"!

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by Aloka
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.
Replies: 18
Views: 1838

Re: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.

Seeing films and photos in the media of people dying of Covid19 in hospitals, and hearing about the extra makeshift mortuaries for the bodies is enough for me to feel a sense of horror.

Ageing or obese people (like in the above photos) are just regular sights I see in the streets every day.

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by Aloka
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Newbie Impermanence topic question.
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Re: Newbie Impermanence topic question.

Perception of Impermanence SN 22.102 (Bhikkhu Bodhi translation) :

https://suttacentral.net/sn22.102/en/bodhi


:anjali:
by Aloka
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Newbie Impermanence topic question.
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Re: Newbie Impermanence topic question.

Hello, as a new student , I am having great trouble understanding the concept of impermanence. I read passages " We will not struggle for fame, money, or lust anymore because we know that these things are temporary " -- Tich T. Tu. . I understand this concept perfectly, except when I apply it to go...
by Aloka
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sub-consciousness notions in dream
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: sub-consciousness notions in dream

SteRo wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:10 am
These won't be an issue if practice is pursued.
:goodpost:
by Aloka
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?
Replies: 16
Views: 764

Re: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?

The eight precepts were designed to support people to do intensive practice, if somebody wants to go on a retreat and surf the internet for entertainment then it's not much different from home life. Having the precept gives one the opportunity to ask the question, why is it that I crave entertainme...
by Aloka
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 72
Views: 2165

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

Do you have contact with the extraterrestrial lifeforms? perhaps you are a channeler? is your interest about rising planets vibration and ascend all together?do you think this waking life is a dream? Definately some weird and inventive questions created there! Questions upon questions ... what you ...
by Aloka
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?
Replies: 70
Views: 1005

Re: Buddhism and Science. Are they compatible?

SteRo wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:47 pm Only science can save us from obsessive buddhism ;)
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by Aloka
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reading about NDEs
Replies: 28
Views: 482

Re: Reading about NDEs

My point in starting a thread about it is that there are people who have an NDE and after it they changed. There is less attachment to money, possessions, and status. ... But that happens with people who simply were close to death but survived. That doesn't need mysterious NDE on top of it. Simply ...
by Aloka
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reading about NDEs
Replies: 28
Views: 482

Re: Reading about NDEs

cappuccino wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 am
Aloka wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:18 am
SteRo wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:27 am
by misrepresenting the teaching you are merely harming yourself
I am certainly not misrepresenting any teachings -and you are harming yourself by being so eager to criticise me.

:console:
by Aloka
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reading about NDEs
Replies: 28
Views: 482

Re: Reading about NDEs

but this knowledge about spirituality can help us better understand the Buddha's Dhamma and help us along the way. I disagree, I think that obsession with fantasy and the supernatural, and watching ridiculous videos of people claiming enlightenment or other experiences, is a sign of the deteriorati...