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by subaru
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Slowing down to be mindful
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Slowing down to be mindful

Dear Venerable Bhikkhus and learned Dhamma friends, I understand the rationale behind the need to maintain physical stillness and slowness during formal sitting and walking meditation. I believe it is more conducive for concentration and awareness mental states to arise, thus facilitate cultivation ...
by subaru
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If the Thai Forest Tradition is the one you "follow", then why?
Replies: 27
Views: 5518

Re: If the Thai Forest Tradition is the one you "follow", then why?

Dear Venerable Subharo, I am a Buddhist householder aspiring to hold 8 precepts soon, perhaps more percepts, if I can find the wisdom . I suspect I have benefited a lot from Ajahn Chah's teaching, I often find less excuses to cultivate my mind ever since I listened to his teachings and read his book...
by subaru
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The most simple food
Replies: 33
Views: 4895

Re: The most simple food

Several years ago, I developed skin allergy. The dermatologist suspected I was allergic to something I ate, but he was unable to tell me exactly what I needed to abstain. I decided to stop eating and drinking everything except what was needed to sustain my life. I only ate brown rice, boiled white e...
by subaru
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is meditation the only way?
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Is meditation the only way?

Thanks to all for your thoughtful replies. I must have been deluded when I asked the question. Thanks to a Venerable Bhikkhu for reminding me not to give in to doubt and laziness, namely two of the 5 hindrances of mental cultivation. And he also pointed out that nothing is stopping me from developin...
by subaru
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is meditation the only way?
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Is meditation the only way?

Whatever the current state of your perfections, striving to cultivate mindfulness can only improve them, while giving in to doubt and laziness will only squander however much or little time you have left of this precious human existence. By all means cultivate the other perfections too, such as gen...
by subaru
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is meditation the only way?
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Is meditation the only way?

Dear learned Dhamma friends, In the Jataka, stories of Buddha in his previous lives, the Bodhisatta were practicing generosities, morality, truthfulness and other qualities beside wisdom via mental cultivation. How can I know if I have sufficient pre-requisites to even attempt mental cultivation? Ho...