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by purple planet
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: i am a woman but i like women - is it really bad?
Replies: 112
Views: 28418

Re: i am a woman but i like women - is it really bad?

i think its all in consideration all can see previous posts - and wolf1 has seem to have seen them and bahnte Pesala has also seen them and its clear from them that 1 - being gay is not bad ! 2 - being gay is not making bad kamma 3 - being gay does not slow progress and we all dont know the situatio...
by purple planet
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: i am a woman but i like women - is it really bad?
Replies: 112
Views: 28418

Re: i am a woman but i like women - is it really bad?

We all have bad "kamma" (which is mixed here with vipaka which is what the monk meant) so it seems legit that being gay is "bad vipaka(not kamma)" and the monk could easily said that being a jew is also bad vipaka - and that would be fine what was the reason ? maybe the monk thought that wolf needs ...
by purple planet
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a symbol to represent this moment
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: a symbol to represent this moment

If i could i would but for now i need aid - plus a symbol is a cool thing that can add some "fun" to it all like all the parables - theres one for example that goes : were cleaning our defilements like a smith would purify silver blow by blow (or something like that im not sure ) sudenly it gets "fu...
by purple planet
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a symbol to represent this moment
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: a symbol to represent this moment

im not sure about that symbol - but a symbol or something that represents can help snap me back in present moment - not as a movement symbol - or trying to sell it to others non-Buddhist - strictly for self use
by purple planet
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a symbol to represent this moment
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: a symbol to represent this moment

there is this symbol which i know from the start but i didnt want people to get fixated on the idea that it needs to be a "Created symbol" http://www.radicalcourse.com/here-and-now-symbol-present-moment-awareness/ Present moment this is such a major part of the path i dont know why its not discussed...
by purple planet
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 83 problems in life (108 maybe?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

83 problems in life (108 maybe?)

http://www.examiner.com/article/buddhist-parables-the-84th-problem the 84th Problem Once a man sought the Buddha for help with his life's problems. When the man found the Buddha he presented one of his problems and waited for the Buddha's solution. Much to his surprise, the Buddha simply replied tha...
by purple planet
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 1 hour meditation a day - or two times half
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: 1 hour meditation a day - or two times half

ok first i want to say thanks for the comments you both have a good point - and i am going to put more focus on those issues- more about how i live my life as a whole - i did neglect this way of thinking that is very true and started thinking in times too much About the question which is still relev...
by purple planet
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 1 hour meditation a day - or two times half
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: 1 hour meditation a day - or two times half

by the way i think i should mention this i meditate on the bed while leaning on a pillow that leans on the wall - if i would sit without a pillow and in the center of the room on the floor i wouldnt be able to do even 5 minutes some people might fall asleep like this but for me its good - and i migh...
by purple planet
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 1 hour meditation a day - or two times half
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

1 hour meditation a day - or two times half

I saw in some places that its best to have a daily practice of short meditations then ones a week


But if i meditate daily whats best : 1hour walking and 1 hour sitting ones a day - or ... 30 minutes walking then 30 sitting twice a day morning and evening ?
by purple planet
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: daily short meditations vs weekly long sessions
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: daily short meditations vs weekly long sessions

true i understand what your saying

but this metaphor seems to be falling apart to soon - at least for myself
by purple planet
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: daily short meditations vs weekly long sessions
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: daily short meditations vs weekly long sessions

except for saying that it does seem to me (not sure at all) that its best to go for daily (and ideally daily plus stronger effort on weekends) i would like to ask i really like the starting a fire idiom but something bothers me : if i would like to start a fire and i would have to choose i would rat...
by purple planet
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a symbol to represent this moment
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: a symbol to represent this moment

I put flowing water images in my room (cut from magazines newspapers ect...) and it help me a lot - i have no doubt that an image which would represent to me to stay in the now would help examples like a spring - which always returns to the folded state which can represent the now is a good example ...
by purple planet
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a symbol to represent this moment
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

a symbol to represent this moment

I am looking for a symbol to represent this moment - the here and now - did the buddha ever compare the present moment to something which can represent "the now" ? when i say a symbol it dosnt need to be a made up thing - i mean something to represent the "now" Maybe there is some animal that for so...
by purple planet
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: tonsil stone stuck in the throat
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

tonsil stone stuck in the throat

Last time i went to do a retreat i got this tonsil stone which i never got before and it got stuck in my throat - after some time after the retreat it got out somehow - now did a retreat again and again got this tonsil stone in my throat did anyone here ever got a tonsil stone stuck in his throat ? ...
by purple planet
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: defilements are reduced slowly ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

defilements are reduced slowly ?

I have read in some place of defilement being reduced by amounts - like cutting of leaves of a tree ect ... is there a way of looking at advancement in terms of reducing defilements slowly in their amounts ? and is it a general reducing - or more like : you have reduced a little bit of anger - and r...