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by adosa
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 265728

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Do they sell stone Naga eggs with different colored glass "gems" inside so you can break the egg and know your lucky lotto numbers?
by adosa
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong with the three lives model of DO?
Replies: 40
Views: 2161

Re: What is wrong with the three lives model of DO?

Well I guess you'd have to answer what it is that transmigrates from one life to the next and see if that notion jibes with the Buddha's teaching of annata. If you find that answer, please let us all know and we can put this debate to rest once and for all. I don't understand that objection. Nothin...
by adosa
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong with the three lives model of DO?
Replies: 40
Views: 2161

Re: What is wrong with the three lives model of DO?

Well I guess you'd have to answer what it is that transmigrates from one life to the next and see if that notion jibes with the Buddha's teaching of annata. If you find that answer, please let us all know and we can put this debate to rest once and for all.
by adosa
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sanna and Vijnana
Replies: 25
Views: 2363

Re: Sanna and Vijnana

So basically nobody knows
by adosa
Sat May 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 4748

Re: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email

It all seems pretty weird to me.

"Can I ask what happened?"

"Had to take High Dose Prednisolone = Steroid Hormone
against a complication called Vasculitis = Autoimmune
reaction in the arteries including those to the kidneys:"
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by adosa
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Example of religious harmony!
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Example of religious harmony!

plwk wrote:An update

Typical
by adosa
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: WW3 is not inevitable: what we can do to prevent it
Replies: 36
Views: 4933

Re: WW3 is not inevitable: what we can do to prevent it

I prefer the US to China and Russia, for obvious reasons, What are the obvious reasons for preferring the US to China and Russia? Well, the three countries are police and corporatist states, which is to say they are fascist regimes. The difference is in the degree of authoritarianism. In China you ...
by adosa
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Controlling the long breath?
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: Controlling the long breath?

Thanks for all the great replies. In the past I've always ended up putting anapanasati aside in favor satipathana as I found I've had trouble losing the breath on and off the cushion. I have also noticed that subtly, I would control the breathing a bit every time I watched it. Sort like "there is no...
by adosa
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Controlling the long breath?
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Controlling the long breath?

In Bhikku Buddhadasa's 'Breathing with Mindfulness' he talks about controlling the long breath (and the short breath) to observe the effects on the mind and body. This just seems different than anything other approach I have come across where we are not really to control the breath but observe the v...
by adosa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Trying to separate tanha from vedana
Replies: 19
Views: 5943

Re: Trying to separate tanha from vedana

Nothing wrong with enjoying a delicious distraction as a respite from the world. And your experiment provided you with a valuable learning moment, and an opportunity to graphically understand an important point from the Dhamma. You should be able to enjoy the tea without becoming "attached" to it t...
by adosa
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Nature
Replies: 15
Views: 4018

Re: Nature

Thanks for your replies. I wrote a song recently, I hope you don't mind if I share the lyrics with you? SWANS IN THE SNOW Verse 1 Taking in the cold day by order of the solitary way A mind consumed with all that I know gives way to Swans in the snow Verse 2 A tired river lies cold This day has quic...
by adosa
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving while being mindful?
Replies: 42
Views: 5506

Re: Craving while being mindful?

Well, this is interesting. I think I would say no. One can only be fully mindful when the five hindrances are not active. This means there is also no craving (or at least no sensual craving) because this is one of the hindrances. here is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in & of its...
by adosa
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving while being mindful?
Replies: 42
Views: 5506

Re: Craving while being mindful?

DarwidHalim wrote:......
Thank you Darwid for the thoughtful post. :anjali:

I'm just curious as to which school of Buddhism you have most trained in.

adosa
by adosa
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving while being mindful?
Replies: 42
Views: 5506

Craving while being mindful?

Can craving arise while being completely mindful? Or at the moment craving arises, is that a signal that mindfulness has stopped and mental proliferation or fabrication has started?

Thanks

adosa
by adosa
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

Re: British singer Amy Winehouse found dead

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Tex wrote:A shame, indeed.
If you think it's too soon, don't click on this hastily concocted tribute song.

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Metta,
Retro. :)

That's two terribly distasteful posts in one thread. What do you say we just let her R.I.P., struggles and all?

adosa