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by Alino
Fri May 21, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Upadana - what is it, anyway
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Upadana - what is it, anyway

As I understand it: Imagine a flexible sphere that can be distorted. This sphere is our mind. Happiness is while the mind is at peace, like à drop of water out of terrestial gravitation takes spherical form. Nothing lack to it's shape, it's perfectly spherical and complète. This completeness and pea...
by Alino
Wed May 19, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disagreements about nirvana.
Replies: 93
Views: 1154

Re: Disagreements about nirvana.

Experiance is information; Information is anicca itself (oscillation between 1 and 0 (..100101110..)); If there is any perception or feeling, if there is any information - it's an impermanent, insatisfactory, ownerless state So you want zero perception. That is your aim? What do you mean by "ownerl...
by Alino
Wed May 19, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disagreements about nirvana.
Replies: 93
Views: 1154

Re: Disagreements about nirvana.

Experiance is information;
Information is anicca itself (oscillation between 1 and 0 (..100101110..));

If there is any perception or feeling, if there is any information - it's an impermanent, insatisfactory, ownerless state
by Alino
Tue May 18, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: so the aim of buddhism is to stop fabricating thoughts ?
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: so the aim of buddhism is to stop fabricating thoughts ?

One can don't take them seriously in the same manner as one don't run after clouds. We can't order clouds to stop, it's impossible. But we can stop running after them. By running after them we loose our path, also we injure oneself and others because instead of watching one's feet we look upward and...
by Alino
Mon May 17, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how not to cling to consciousness?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: how not to cling to consciousness?

Watch closely...
Do you have a rulership over consciousness? Do you make a decisions of what being vonsciouss of and what to not?

Consciousness don't matter about you, you dont exist for it, it just do its job without you...
by Alino
Mon May 17, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conquering Masturbation
Replies: 28
Views: 707

Re: Conquering Masturbation

I´d say that your efforts will be in vain unless supported by solid concentration, mindfulness and insight. Many people advise asubha meditation, which might help when the urge is really strong, but I don´t think it´s a viable long-term strategy in itself. In fact, you must relax into brahmacharya,...
by Alino
Thu May 13, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conquering Masturbation
Replies: 28
Views: 707

Re: Conquering Masturbation

Dear all, One of the most strong attachment is the sexual drive. It can be quelched at the first wave of desire yhru observations but the waves keep hitting the castle in the sand until it collapses. At some point the stress becomes very hard to deal with and negatively impacts different areas in l...
by Alino
Thu May 13, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Brahmas still deluded by Mara? + more questions
Replies: 45
Views: 592

Re: Are Brahmas still deluded by Mara? + more questions

Marketing director of the desire realm? I don't know for sure, but his job of a Tempter is petty close to Marketing Dorectorship... Make people self-identify with the character and buy things with cash (kamma dept). Also kamma law seems to be very close to algorithms of youtube facebook etc. : it s...
by Alino
Tue May 11, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how to meditate at 4 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: how to meditate at 4 AM

Try to take shower after waking up and sleep for 6 to 7h30 (go to sleep at 22h or 20h30).

I do this way and there is no problem. Also need dome time to let the body habituate to new schedule...
by Alino
Fri May 07, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mudita
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: Mudita

Letting go of desires and attachments.
by Alino
Fri May 07, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What today's monasteries need most - bhikkhus or lay supporters?
Replies: 10
Views: 421

What today's monasteries need most - bhikkhus or lay supporters?

Hello,

A question arose - what today's monasteries need most: good bhikkhus or good lay supporters?

If ordained Venerables could clarify this interrogation it will be great !

🙏🙏🙏
by Alino
Fri May 07, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?

Only by our own example. If we apply Dhamma in our daily life, and if we explain to our childrens why in this situation we acted like this (non-greed, non-hatred, non-delusion) and not like that (greed, hatred, delusion) - it will be our best gift to them. But if we will teach them Dhamma, but our b...
by Alino
Thu May 06, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Hesitating
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Hesitating

Thanks, Bhante. How have you distinguished between a good community and a not so good one? (Yesterday I red about an intresting thing. Ajahn Nanadhammo from Thai Forest Tradition said that when meditation masters visit a monastery, firstly they check meditation paths. If paths are long and well use...
by Alino
Mon May 03, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Brahmas still deluded by Mara? + more questions
Replies: 45
Views: 592

Re: Are Brahmas still deluded by Mara? + more questions

Good video on Mara : https://youtu.be/4h7eWXRNC8A I suppose Mara to be some kind of Marketing Director of this game called Samsara. He is not a bad guy but his job is to keep costumers play his game by encourage them to create kammic dept etc. Or some kind of mother that keep his childrens in golden...