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by Cittasanto
Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Developing mind reading abhinna
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Developing mind reading abhinna

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:28 pm Hi, how to develop mind reading of others after entering 4th jhana? Some people might be showing double face to me.. behaving suspicious... i get cheated easily bcs some people take advantage of my stupidity
Try being cautious around people rather than trying to guess what people think
by Cittasanto
Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Unemployed and poor
Replies: 21
Views: 3826

Re: Unemployed and poor

Why would they discriminate? Hello thank you, im looking for internet jobs, i think people discriminate me thats why i cant have a normal job. My past job was with my family bussiness but due to unsecurity i had to leave it. Maybe coding may works i was thinking of it before. For many reasons is a ...
by Cittasanto
Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Unemployed and poor
Replies: 21
Views: 3826

Re: Unemployed and poor

Why would they discriminate? Hi Mario What jobs are you looking for? Any time I have been unemployed it has never been for long and I live on a small(ish) island of 80,000 people. Are you discounting certain lower paid jobs? Kind regards Cittasanto Hello thank you, im looking for internet jobs, i th...
by Cittasanto
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Unemployed and poor
Replies: 21
Views: 3826

Re: Unemployed and poor

Hi Mario
What jobs are you looking for?
Any time I have been unemployed it has never been for long and I live on a small(ish) island of 80,000 people.
Are you discounting certain lower paid jobs?

Kind regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Sun Sep 04, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practice loving kindness?
Replies: 58
Views: 1894

Re: How to practice loving kindness?

Thanks Dan I have been worse, but getting back to my old self, hopefully with a couple of improvements. Hi, Become your own friend, know your boundaries, respect yourself then... Practice the golden rule. Kind regards Cittasanto Good to "see" you, Cittasanto/Manapa!!! :hello: Hope you are ...
by Cittasanto
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practice loving kindness?
Replies: 58
Views: 1894

Re: How to practice loving kindness?

Hi,
Become your own friend, know your boundaries, respect yourself then...
Practice the golden rule.

Kind regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Alcohol consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Alcohol consumption

Have you ever said something you didn't mean or done something you regret while drinking? I've never heard of someone who can honestly say no. Then you will understand why. Just because alcohol is a part of our culture doesn't mean its "right". :goodpost: Hi bpallister You are not alone K...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to stop porn addiction?
Replies: 49
Views: 2642

Re: How to stop porn addiction?

Gami47 wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:39 pm:namaste:
The simple answer is simply stop. Watch the mind, and when it goes to the object of desire, bring it to the breath and focus on the breath, then say a little mantra on impermanence, or more specifically decay, maranusati

Kind regards
Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Alcohol consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Alcohol consumption

Hi , I don't see how alcohol consumption like its done among friends with 1-2 beers/ drinks causes someone to act harmfully towards others and I am not sure how it is an impediment on the path, can someone more knowledgeable than me please kindly help me understand so that I may eliminate this wron...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: depression treatments
Replies: 30
Views: 4000

Re: depression treatments

do you think depression treatments work, like for depression as a clinical disorder i have usually not favored psychiatric drugs and have not found my limited experience with counseling to be helpful. but i am struggling pretty bad; today was rly hard. Hi salayatananirodha, Sorry to hear about your...
by Cittasanto
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?
Replies: 54
Views: 18256

Re: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?

Hi MP I think the commentaries harden the jhanas but I also think this loosens up the factors. I think the suttas indicate piti, sukkha.. are specific forms and I believe the commentaries are right in distinguishing one form of piti... from another. So you could have all the factors and what can be ...
by Cittasanto
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 26
Views: 22069

Re: Is this wrong perception?

It all depends what you are looking for. If you are looking for nutrition, then dropping the onions... May not be the best idea, or the best idea. Being satisfied with what you have is commendable. I use additives for nutritional purposes, and calorie density. So long as you are getting the nutrient...
by Cittasanto
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?
Replies: 54
Views: 18256

Re: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?

- Profiteering off the Dhamma (see: Charging For The Dhamma ) Hi Paul. This one I believe to be more nuanced, than the face of it, and although this has been discussed before I think it is worth making the distinction. There are certain expenses which goes along with teachings, publishing... And pr...
by Cittasanto
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta Support for Jhana Distinction
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Sutta Support for Jhana Distinction

I was curious where the suttas first describe jhana as either Rupa or arupa. Can anyone provide textual evidence for this distinction? Thank you, Pondera Hi Ponders, As I understand it the Rupa/arupa distinction is commentarial. There is no distinction I am aware of in the suttas. In Truth Cittasanto
by Cittasanto
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Has anyone practiced Contemplation of Virtue? (Silanussati)
Replies: 15
Views: 6813

Re: Has anyone practiced Contemplation of Virtue? (Silanussati)

Hi,
We should reflect before during and after an action.
This would include meditation, and in day-to-day life.
In truth
Cittasanto