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by MrLearner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 18334

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

There's a sutta exactly for this but i can not find it. A disciple asks why he isn't calm even he realized the desires are dangerous. The answer is that until he tastes the happiness of giving up, his mind will not calm. OTOH, the depression is rooted in desire, your desire makes you feel depressed...
by MrLearner
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 27233

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Thanks for all the replies. They are all very nice. @Robinson: Nice sutta. Thanks @Doot: Thanks for the detailed response @rhino: It is not my birthday but, thanks for the wishes. Another thing I want to clarify is, many have pointed that god realms are also suffering, because there also happiness i...
by MrLearner
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 27233

Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Hey, I have a question about god realms, in buddhism that can be reached when you do good karma. 1. The god realms are full of hapiness, but my question is will gods eventually get bored of this continuous happiness even before there good karma finishes. Does this mean without letting go, too much h...
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 18334

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hey thanks for all the replies. I think before i reply to any i have to clarify the first noble truth 1. Life is suffering Does this mean there is absolutely no possible way to have a world without suffering. What if I was reborn into realms of devas, wouldn't their world be without suffering. Why w...
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 36
Views: 18334

Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hello everyone, So I have been questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth. However my reaction is depression. I feel like this worldly things are useless but this makes me depressed and not energetic to find liberation . I hope you all understand my question. I m...
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 19448

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hey thanks for all the wonderful replies. Will take time to grasp all that. I especially liked Sam Vara's comparison to sportsmen.
by MrLearner
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 19448

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hey thanks for all the wonderful replies. Will take time to grasp all that. I especially liked sam vara's comparison to sportsmen.
by MrLearner
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 19448

How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

Hey everyone, First of all I'm not the jealous type at all, quite the opposite I'm very happy about other people's success but I have noticed it is easier to be happy about other people's success when you also have it. For example lets say someone brought a new car, it is easier to be happy about th...
by MrLearner
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to forgive people when you are correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 953

How to forgive people when you are correct?

Hello everyone, Hope everyone is safe in this tough time. I have a question about forgiveness, no big issues in my life but just asking to improve my day to day life. 1. I sometimes find it difficult to forgive people when we come to some conflict like verbal arguement and i'm correct. I have no pro...
by MrLearner
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 2843

Re: No soul, consciousness confused?

Thank you everyone for their replies :console: I found all of them helpful but I'm getting more questions as I try to understand this. Now my new question is, 1. Can there be rebirth but no karma? I mean when we die, obviously energy is released (atleast if nothing else from our decaying body), now ...
by MrLearner
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: No soul, consciousness confused?
Replies: 30
Views: 2843

No soul, consciousness confused?

Hello everyone, I'm really sorry these are basic questions but i did a search on this forum about these all but still confused. So if there is no soul in buddhism what goes to the next life? If it is consciousness that goes to the next life, how can you say body doesn't make consciousness, so when b...
by MrLearner
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is thinking too much bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 3294

Is thinking too much bad?

Hello everyone, I have always been a person who when problems arrive like to think a lot and come to solutions. I also have this habit of thinking of all the possible outcomes to a problem and then fear for the worst consequences. I don't do this intentionally but i feel not thinking about bad outco...
by MrLearner
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Re: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?

Hey thank you all for the wonderful replies. I read them all. I think as many have pointed maybe the problem is I want people to behave in a way that pleases me. Being disappointed by people comes from having an unrealistic expectation. Generally most quibbles with others boil down to one thing; you...