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by Reductor
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dalai Lama!
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Happy Birthday, Dalai Lama!

Maybe the second buddhist book I ever read was written by The Dali Lama (and third, and fourth), so I must thank him for putting it out there for people like me who didn't know anything about Buddhism. May he live for many more years and continue to be a good example of Dhamma, as Sattva rightly poi...
by Reductor
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 555
Views: 206133

Re: self pleasure or drink?

Cool! But no one is promoting masturbation. We are just not condemning it. That's all. I have no beef with the view that indulgence in any sensual pleasures is incompatible with nibbana.[/q "What's the harm of an occasional wank? Get real." -Dan "Wanking should be fine, minus a rampant porn habit. ...
by Reductor
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: gaps in between the breath
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: gaps in between the breath

What should I focus on in between the breaths while there is a pause? focus on the pause - if you're focusing on the nose, feel how the nose feels when the breath is still. If you're focusing somewhere in the body, notice if the pause has a tense feeling, or a feeling of relaxation. There are sure ...
by Reductor
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 555
Views: 206133

Re: self pleasure or drink?

Wanking should be fine, minus a rampant porn habit. Just don't get addicted to other men's wives, whatever else you do :tongue:
by Reductor
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How you improved since you started ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2892

Re: How you improved since you started ?

I'm still a lusty, resentful prick. Just less so. Hahaha. Honestly, I am much less prone to turning that first bad thought or feeling into an enormous mass of bad thoughts and feelings. Good thoughts and feelings are still pretty good - but I don't get so bent out of shape if I can't get them. I sti...
by Reductor
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: dating a girl of 18 when i am 22
Replies: 19
Views: 4144

Re: dating a girl of 18 when i am 22

You should never, ever date a woman who is more than a week younger than you are.


I'm joking. If the two of you appear equal or similar in age and beauty, there isn't much reason to worry (except for the usual romantic troubles of course).
by Reductor
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where is God in Buddhism?
Replies: 367
Views: 31754

Re: Where is God in Buddhism?

Thanks for the informative posts guys. I would also be interested in hearing your personal beliefs regarding the nature of God if anyone cares to share. I assume that no one here believes there is no God, as knowledge comes from experience, not lack of experience. I'm an agnostic atheist: I believe...
by Reductor
Sat May 10, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 5656

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Hooray! It's a great day!

Happy birthday, Ben.
by Reductor
Sat May 03, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati Help - First day meditating.
Replies: 13
Views: 2477

Re: Anapanasati Help - First day meditating.

It helps to know what instructions you're using. I suspect you're mind is becoming dull and is sinking into inactivity, so my first thought would be to stay loose, not over focus - don't focus HARD on one thing, trying to keep everything but the breath OUT, just relax and come back to the breath wh...
by Reductor
Sat May 03, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati Help - First day meditating.
Replies: 13
Views: 2477

Re: Anapanasati Help - First day meditating.

It helps to know what instructions you're using. I suspect you're mind is becoming dull and is sinking into inactivity, so my first thought would be to stay loose, not over focus - don't focus HARD on one thing, trying to keep everything but the breath OUT, just relax and come back to the breath whe...
by Reductor
Thu May 01, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The 5 stages of Buddhist life
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: The 5 stages of Buddhist life

As far as my understanding extends, there are 5 stages of Buddhist life. When one has all of them - one is complete. 1. Learning 2. Contemplation 3. Practice 4. Realization (attainment) 5. Teaching Would you agree with that? Do you think I've missed anything? I think that's a pretty decent order. I...
by Reductor
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2347
Views: 367133

Re: Where does one go on attaining Nibbana

3. No one stays in nibbana for ever. But once greed, hate and delusion have been existinguished in a human being, they don't return. So, this non-returning of greed, hate and delusion could be seen as eternal nibbana. Are you sure about this?. I thought Nibbana was a Deathless state - a Permanent s...
by Reductor
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2347
Views: 367133

Re: Where does one go on attaining Nibbana

Nibbana - from my understanding is the deathless stage. It signifies the following:- 1. Complete destruction of Greed, Hatred and Delusion. 2. No more rebirths in any realm of existence. 3. It is a deathless stage. My questions are :- On attaining Nibbana:- 1. Where does one go?. 2. What are the qu...
by Reductor
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday SDC!
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Happy Birthday SDC!

Happy birthday, SDC! Here's to many more. :toast:
by Reductor
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: advertising
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: advertising

Yeah, I accidently got a program called 'coupon companion' installed on my computer which would hyperlink words on DW with links to ads. I couldn't remove all of it as its a stubborn little prick.