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by befriend
Sat May 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teachers
Replies: 35
Views: 677

Re: Teachers

A teacher can give you more knowledge in a half hour than reading a handful of Buddhist books and clear up confusions you may have regarding Dhamma perspectives.
by befriend
Thu May 27, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kindness and compassion
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Kindness and compassion

Brahma viharas on top off increasing kindness also give spiritual unworldly pleasant feeling tone which decreases greed in the mind for sensual pleasures and also diminishes hatred two huge fetters to be abandoned on the path to nibbana.
by befriend
Mon May 24, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New logo for monastery
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: New logo for monastery

Maybe a a drum as buddha beat the drum of the deathless
by befriend
Wed May 19, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: satipanna / sati sampajanya
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: satipanna / sati sampajanya

I have bhante Gunaratanas book the four foundations of mindfulness with me i will paraphrase the chapter on clear comprehension. Purpose is to purify the mind overcome sorrow lamentation to end grief and despair to progress on the path towards liberation to attain liberation and end suffering suitab...
by befriend
Wed May 19, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: satipanna / sati sampajanya
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: satipanna / sati sampajanya

Purpose suitability domain and non delusion are the 4 attributes of sati sampajanna or mindfulness with clear comprehension these apply to actions with purpose meaning why are you doing this action suitability means is this appropriate timing for action domain is 4 foundations of mindfulness body fe...
by befriend
Wed May 12, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kindness and compassion
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Kindness and compassion

It's good for happiness, and being able to be more curious which helps your mindfulness practice if you are in pain it's good to bring curiosity to it mindfully and with a gentle compassion. The only emotions Buddha had were the 4 brahma viharas so I would say as a Buddhist their defenitely applicab...
by befriend
Thu May 06, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How can we help (our) kids from buddhism?
Replies: 18
Views: 804

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

Teach them the danger of gossip. Lying, no one will trust them. Putting yourself in other people's shoes. The bliss of charity.
by befriend
Thu May 06, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

I don't know what might prevent one from accessing this ability, I just know it's there. I find Gabor to be wise and true. https://youtu.be/GaWmzR_x3cM He usually means a different trauma -- a traumatic event in the past. Acute PTSD, like in veterans of the war, is almost always absolutely uncurabl...
by befriend
Tue May 04, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

Vigorous exercise and meditation because of their ability to relax the body can bring forth the cause of the symptoms I was somewhat convinced I was possessed by a Mara or yakkha until recently I understood it was childhood trauma PTSD. When the body can relax a lot the issue is in the tissue or you...
by befriend
Mon May 03, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: what are your thoughts on taking psychotropic medications for mood disorders?

I have to take these medicines or else I would be in a hell on earth.
by befriend
Sun May 02, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 557

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

He used words to shock people in a good way. He doesn't literally mean there was no Buddha he's emphasizing the true refuge. The true refuge is always here and now. Not 2,500 years ago.
by befriend
Sun May 02, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 557

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

I think he's talking about resting in awareness Ajahn sumedho talks about this a lot. Being instead of doing he would often say something like if you can't go forwards or backwards and you can't stand still where do you go? like a koan. The Buddha is used here as a metaphor as knowing the present mo...
by befriend
Sun May 02, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?
Replies: 27
Views: 3450

Re: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?

I think They had wrong view they were trying to connect find union with God so this wrong view obstructed right view. Not sure if I'm correct.
by befriend
Sat May 01, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Choiceless awareness books
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Choiceless awareness books

Thank you very much.