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by Kamran
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 101
Views: 21610

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

When I read Leigh Brasington description below I was shocked that it was ***identical*** to a wonderful meditation experience I had but have not since been able to reproduce. http://www.leighb.com/jhana3.htm I had one too, but i dont know how i did it, so never more arrived. I was sitting in metta ...
by Kamran
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 19
Views: 3649

Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

His book on the Brahmaviharas has become my most useful meditation book.

https://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Empti ... 1909314552
by Kamran
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 101
Views: 21610

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

When I read Leigh Brasington description below I was shocked that it was ***identical*** to a wonderful meditation experience I had but have not since been able to reproduce.

http://www.leighb.com/jhana3.htm
by Kamran
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How can vipassana help me break free from my social anxiety
Replies: 13
Views: 4702

Re: How can vipassana help me break free from my social anxiety

Meditation can only help if it's in conjunction with pushing yourself to be more social and take on your fears, slowly, step by step increase your emotional reslience
by Kamran
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: I am thankful to be an American
Replies: 85
Views: 10785

Re: I am thankful to be an American

I am also wondering what kind of world we would live in if it was ruled by Iran for instance, what do you think? would you prefer to live under Ayatollah? The world should not be run any one country, whether its the US or any other country - its the concentration of power in one hand that causes th...
by Kamran
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: I am thankful to be an American
Replies: 85
Views: 10785

Re: I am thankful to be an American

Regardless of the merits of their system of government, the Americans are imperialist warmongers (I.e. Just recently killed 500,000 Iraqis for fake WMDs). Power corrupts, and the Americans have had too much power for too long. They are as now as corrupt as they are obese - represented aptly by Trump.
by Kamran
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 8491

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

Just as with Iraq, the stupid Americans are being suckered into a Vietnam-style quagmire in Afghanistan by Iran. See NY Times Article below. The Iranians know Americans can't control their greed, and use this to sucker them into unwinnable quagmires. Iran will control Afghanistan once The US is kick...
by Kamran
Fri May 26, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: I am thankful to be an American
Replies: 85
Views: 10785

Re: I am thankful to be an American

We are all living in America - great song from Ramstienn

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by Kamran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 9596

Re: Psychotherapy

The founders of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), like Albert Ellis, were highly influenced by Buddhism and the Greek Stoic Philosophers.

There are a lot of similarities, and I believe CBT compliments buddhist practice.

CBT has been shown to be highly effective.
by Kamran
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 22
Views: 36055

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Thanks for posting.

Kindle version is only $.99 :thanks:
by Kamran
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal
Replies: 64
Views: 4927

Re: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal

Should Bannon Resign? He and Milo Fake-Newsed Hillary as Pedophile http://www.juancole.com/2017/02/should-hillary-pedophile.html "Bannon cleverly used far rightwing narcissists like Yiannopoulos to spread around the most ridiculous and yet sinister charges against Secretary Clinton, which were appar...
by Kamran
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Analayo Video Interview: Avoiding Fundamentalism
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Analayo Video Interview: Avoiding Fundamentalism

In this video intereview, Ven Analayo discusses a method for respecting other traditions and preventing the study of Early Buddhism to lead to a type of Fundamentalism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-blp_r2rKOk
by Kamran
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: ACA mandate removed
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: ACA mandate removed

Thanks for posting that. I did not have health insurance last year because my payment would have been around $1,300/month. This year I have insurance which is costing me about $900/mo.
by Kamran
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 6010

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

US Records Lowest Birth Rate in History. More immigrants may be needed. http://www.juancole.com/2017/02/america-without-immigrants.html "In 2016, the US birthrate fell to 59.6 births per 1,000 women, the lowest ever recorded..... There is a strong possibility that Japan and the other shrinking, grey...
by Kamran
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 6010

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

Its part of strategic alliance aimed at containing threats to US interests. It goes back to 1950s when Nationalist and Socialist Arab movements were sweeping away Arab monarchies like those in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria... They thought Saudi was next. So they financed extreme right-wing Sunni bigot r...