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Omen
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Hello, I am Omen from Brazil.

My current practice is focused on sila and samatha meditation, and my goals for now are getting rid of food and porn addictions, self-hatred, and attaining at least the level of cula sotapanna in this lifetime. I wish to realize no-self deeply so that I can let go of my suffering :anjali:

My background is non-duality and Mahayana buddhism. Funny story: once an online Chan Buddhism guy told me my philosophy was akin to Hinayana before I even knew what the term really meant, so... I guess I am a good fit for this forum? Joking.

Have a nice day everyone.
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Welcome!

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

- Ajahn Chah
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:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
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I share many of the issues you do, dear friend.

While in Buddhism we have strong morality, one should have no shame.

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
May we all fulfill our deepest wish for happiness

We are already Buddha
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Welcome to DW!

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Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel
You may want to check out the Three Kinds Of Craving to its eradication.
Kamatanha - cravings on sensual objects
Bhavatanha - cravings To Be
Vibhavatanha - cravings Not To Be
Hope this helps to move forward in your Path
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Study the noble eightfold path in depth. Best of luck.
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Welcome! Brasil is so cool. I'd love to visit one day
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Omen wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:47 am Hello, I am Omen from Brazil.

My current practice is focused on sila and samatha meditation, and my goals for now are getting rid of food and porn addictions, self-hatred, and attaining at least the level of cula sotapanna in this lifetime. I wish to realize no-self deeply so that I can let go of my suffering :anjali:

My background is non-duality and Mahayana buddhism. Funny story: once an online Chan Buddhism guy told me my philosophy was akin to Hinayana before I even knew what the term really meant, so... I guess I am a good fit for this forum? Joking.

Have a nice day everyone.
If your goal is stream entry path, then I'd recommend reading this pdf, but you won't like it, given your background in mahayana.
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Welcome :hello:



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Omen
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Thanks everyone for welcoming me.
Chew SK wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:47 am Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel
You may want to check out the Three Kinds Of Craving to its eradication.
Kamatanha - cravings on sensual objects
Bhavatanha - cravings To Be
Vibhavatanha - cravings Not To Be
Hope this helps to move forward in your Path

Thanks for pointing this out friend.
JamesTheGiant wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:25 pm Welcome! Brasil is so cool. I'd love to visit one day
It is a great place in some ways, but it is sad that corruption(greed) is so rampant here nowadays. I have worked as a public employee and observed politicians and I can confirm that stealing is happening on every level of society here, from the big guy to the small guy.
coconut wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:31 pmIf your goal is stream entry path, then I'd recommend reading this pdf, but you won't like it, given your background in mahayana.
I mean, my background is Mahayana, but their values don't hold too much weight for me anymore. It's just in the past now. I eventually lost faith in them mainly due to the doctrine of "samsara is nirvana"; bodhisattvas living in other planes that even though they are "endless in number" don't do anything to relieve the sufferings in the human world; and people claiming to be bodhistavas that are not even capable of keeping basic sila, getting involved in all kinds of scandals. Anyways, thanks for the pdf.
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Do you know about the new Ajahn Chah monastery in Brazil? https://suddhavari.org/
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So, I read this in coconut's pdf:
SN 55.5 explains the four conditions necessary to attain
Sotapatti (Sotapattiyangani):
Associating with a True Man (sappurisa), i.e. a person
who understands the True Dhamma,

● Listening to the True Dhamma,
● Focused attention, and
● Practising Dhamma in accordance with the Dhamma, i.e.
living your life according to the Dhamma — for instance,
keeping the precepts etc..
What is a true man? Is it hard to find one? Does "online association" count?
JamesTheGiant wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:28 pm Do you know about the new Ajahn Chah monastery in Brazil? https://suddhavari.org/
I didn't know about this monastery, thanks. As I read in the site they are not open for monks yet and they say the best option for brazillians who wish to ordain is to travel to Asia. This is a bit disappointing, but still, maybe one day I will pay them a visit and see what I can get there.
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