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I have been missing in action for ages, sorry.
The groups on IT are taking up a lot of my time, particularly more time than I am willing to devote to the virtual world.
I have also had issues with a psychotic admin bitch there who has been sta…
Walking home I started to read the section on "Thinking" which got me thinking about the thought that was thinking about the thought that was thinking...A lot of thought went into it and now I'm thoughtless...I think
it seems some of you do not want to go into the deapth of Buddha's Teaching with 'thama thama nana pamanin/ pacchanthan vethi thbbo'
With all due respect, please drop the Theravada path, @upekka and embrace the Zen path.
I found the discussion in the start of this chapter interesting, as it seems we will have to learn to infer which definition of Kama is being referred to through the book. Desire in general, desire for specific sense pleasures, or …
for the members who can understand sinhala language:
if possible translate it into english and share with everyone
I seriously doubt we have a membe…
Yes, @person: peace, as in inner peace aka cessation of suffering, is the aim of the practice.
Fronsdal's interpretation of the sutta is as if this was the first draft of the doctrine of the Buddha.
The Buddha became enlightened, and this was a…
I don't mean to fry minds in the small hours of the morning but contemplate this.....
What is the Triality?
I can guess overthinking is indulging in duality.
Two for the price of one.
If some of the members who have the book already feel like posting some general comments on the book, maybe you can already begin.
We may all catch up as best we can eventually.
We are leaving on vacation on Sunday, so I am not sure how often …
Be careful of eating too much liquorice if you or your family have a history of high blood pressure or heart problems.
I love licorice tea.
Have been drinking like mad the past couple of years.
I guess I know how my bl…
Part of the reason for learning practices such as:
* releasing tension
* letting go
* breathing out/away
* relaxing etc
is expressly for developing tools to reframe or reprocess the attachment to tension/pai…
The only problem I see, even if we have the impression that some chapters do not have much food for discussion, is that to be able to discuss themes and broad general comments, we would all have had to finish the book.
Maybe we could follow the f…
remember understanding 'Dhamma' is a noble reaseach, not a book research
To me, understanding Dhamma is metabolizing Dhamma, digesting Dhamma, living out Dhamma, making Dhamma out of life.
It means studying the suttas, un…
First of all, the speaker puts together the concept of "mindfulness" and ancient Chinese philosophy... but mindfulness did not begin with ancient Chinese philosophy anyway.
He may be comparing two different things, but to me it feels like talking …
Adam and Eve's story is definitely a metaphor -and by no means a story to be taken literally- of how man came to dualistic thinking from application of his rational faculties.
And how this parting from a oneness thinking engendered affliction, sh…
I recommend you walking meditation, @upekka.
Nothing wrong with using our often underused reflective mind, but there are limits to it.
It's not good being so much in the head.
You may come to the same conclusions by being out there with all…
Almost on chapter 4.
What I love till now, and that is consistent with the Buddha's teaching as I always knew it, is the emphasis in the here and now.
No reference to other lifetimes from his mouth, till now...🐉👍
In an ideal world, I would love to have enough time for Bikram but without the heated room.
My body has never felt as restored as when holding the asanas for long breaths and repeating them twice.
But I have created my own routine integrating ha…
This article, and Fronsdal's book by extension, @Kerome, confirms many suspicions I had about the Buddha's original teachings, especially around rebirth.
Personally, I cannot say I do not believe in rebirth.
But given all the workload I already…
So I was in for a couple surprises yesterday.
The first one: I got this huge hardcover edition book of Jack Kerouac's "Some of the Dharma," which is full of notes and ramblings and quotes by the writer on his path to Nirvana.
An absolute beauty…
Well, according to my age, weight and height, I have been advised to eat 1800 calories.
Honestly, I find it's a lot.
Some days I reach that amount -rough estimate, since I only count on my two days of fasting- and others I guess I don't.
Damn. Now, our days get shorter....
Welcome to the Dark Side ...
Please don't, @lobster.
This dark side stuff leads to unskilful thinking for me, as in how my childhood infat…
How many grams of nuts are considered a normal portion for snacking?
I bought a package today, and the portion is measured by 30 gr.
That does not seem like much
And how come coconut oil has no carbs, but a coconut mousse spread I bought has p…
To me, it's as simple as there is the Dharma wood, and there are the trees.
Either we grasp the whole picture of what Buddhadharma really stands for, aka cessation of dukkha, or we get lost in the trees of minutiae such as squandering time on poi…
Different schools of Buddhism appeal to different personalities.
I use to sing the Heart Sutra when I go through my daily routine of mala praying.
The Heart Sutra is like the picture that is worth a thousand words: either you grasp it in a nano…
sorry lobster and damma dragon,my spelling is horrible,i am happy the moderator have been kind to overlook it. my browser is limited.cant produce capitals,paragraphs,or what not.
I think th…
It was actually helpful to understand how lay Buddhists grapple, or don't, with such matters.
HH the Dalai Lama always says that if a new scientific discovery contradicts a Buddhist teaching, then the Buddhist teaching…
Sorry for getting sidetracked, but I have a passion for old books.
I am not sure I could ever buy a kindle.
I love rare, Buddhist books and underline them and highlight them voraciously.
This 1896 edition of Henry Clarke Warren's "Buddhism in…
I remember a monk telling me that sañña/perception is also memory. So as it relates to your question, memory/perception/sañña does arise. I have to use it to understand what I am reading or looking at.
We seldom simply "…
In our household, it's a sort of Pavlov reflex, Fede.
We sit down to watch tv, and our bodies automatically crave snacks.
We simply must eat something in front of the tv...
I have tried to counteract the habit by drinking tea or mate tea.