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  • @Hozan said: @upekka i totally agree with @dhammachick and @karasti. To be honest I find it quite patronising and insulting to see you type breezily about medications not needed for medical conditions. That is utter nonsense. My son has Cystic Fi…
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 20
  • @karasti said: @upekka that is simply not true. I believe strongly in the mind body connection, and that we do have vastly more control over our health than we have been lead to believe. I do believe that a large % of people who are on medication…
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 20
  • @dhammachick said: And just to add so people don't think it's another dig at one of your posts (even though it kind of is because I think it's a ridiculous statement)...... I am living with a non curable, degenerative neurological disease …
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 20
  • @eggsavior said: @upekka i am confused by your mention of elements and change. though change is inevitable, what if it comes on too slowly? if someone is direly mentally ill, they need change forced upon them through intervention. as you say,…
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 20
  • @dhammachick said: Ok so I guess rushing in and taking that pesky chemo 20 years ago was pointless too right? i did the same thing 15 years ago I mean if I'd just WAITED the cancer would have cured itself if i knew what …
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 20
  • @federica said: Are you reading the book, @upekka ? i read this: IV. ATTHAKAVAGGA. * KÂMASUTTA. Sensual pleasures are to be avoided. * If he who desires sensual pleasures is successful, he certainly becomes glad-minded, having…
  • @upekka said: the first concrete step towards unbinding is meditating to: understand the perception is a word be able to see the world without words tranquility meditation, both tranquility meditation and insight meditation or insigh…
    in Unbinding Comment by upekka July 19
  • i think it is better to take all vada, yana etc., Theravada, Mahayana, Hinayana, Zen etc. into account and practise our own practice will tell us what is right and which way we must go then what we are practising is Buddha's Teaching only then t…
  • @Kerome said: I found this morning that worry almost seemed to arise out of the body... I woke up feeling tranquil, my mind then during breakfast settled on something smallish, and before I knew it I was experiencing worry again. While in the lar…
  • until one is dead one or others can not know how the death happens even if one is trying to suicide, one can not know for sure whether that would be successful according to the plan in other words, to know when to die or how to die is impossible …
    in How to die Comment by upekka July 19
  • @Kerome said: The "chemical imbalance" theory of the cause of mental disorders has been disproven pretty thoroughly by now, most mental disorders seem to be sociogenic in origin. https://www.madinamerica.com/2015/04/spurious-chemical-i…
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 19
  • @namarupa said: Without Buddhism I don't know where I'd be, either dead, insane, or 1000 times more depressed than I already am maybe. Perhaps anger is not just something to be unrooted this lifetime. Perhaps maybe I decided last lifetime…
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 18
  • @lobster said: The mind based solution for me is insufficient or rather inefficient compared to working with the mind-body complex as a whole. Hmmm. .... what if 'i'm here and now' what exactly the 'i'm here and now' is another quest…
    in Mx Angry Comment by upekka July 18
  • **Doing nothing for which he himself would rebuke himself, the enlightened person doesn't adhere to what's seen, to what's heard. Comprehending perception, he'd cross over the flood — the sage not stuck on possessions. Then, with arr…
  • @genkaku said: if something puts you off your feed -- I really don't like anchovies -- then don't consume it. spot on
  • @Shoshin said: I often 'think' about this... But "I" don't always get it right.... can you see the empty space in between the letters, in this case T H I N K what we always do is add them together and give it a meaning it is a…
  • @vinlyn said: @Dhammika said: Even delusion is impermanent. that is why there is a hope for freedom @vinlyn said: but I've known people who have been deluded for at least decades. in my case i had been deluded 54 year…
    in 4NT Revisited. Comment by upekka July 18
  • this thread is very old, but it is valid for today http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/4619/the-four-noble-truths the suffering is two kind: mental suffering and bodily suffering insight meditation helps to see the difference, in other words,…
    in 4NT Revisited. Comment by upekka July 17
  • the first concrete step towards unbinding is meditating to: understand the perception is a word be able to see the world without words tranquility meditation, both tranquility meditation and insight meditation or insight meditation listening…
    in Unbinding Comment by upekka July 16
  • @karasti said: But reading is not testing to me. reading or thinking over what we have read is not testing actually thinking increases suffering I develop hypotheses for a lot of things. But they aren't proof until they are actual…
  • @karasti said: so what exactly did you do to test rebirth? have you heard/read Dependent Origination (paticca samuppada) have you heard/read Four Frame of Reference (sathara-sathi-pattana) i have been practising FFR and by doing so yo…
  • @karasti said: Except Buddha told us not to have faith even in his teachings. If none of us can ever prove definitely what happens when we die, then how do we trust it without simply doing so "because he said so." ? He even said "Do not go upon.…
  • @Jeffrey said: We don't see where anyone goes after they die. So who knows. yes we can't see that's why we have to have a bit of faith in Buddha's Teaching if want to practice it But if some Buddhist were to stop clinging would we…
  • once one sees the outside and the inside is the same one sees what freedom is until then it is a guessing game that is why we need to have a bit of faith in Buddha's Teaching and test it to see whether the Teaching is correct without testing and …
  • @karasti said: @upekka Because I'm pretty sure that celibacy is required of most (not all) monks, and therefore it would be pretty difficult to experience, for example, raising children. It would also be different to experience the challenges in …
  • @silver said: if one is a layperson, how on earth are they to avoid the re-birthing thingy? there are three stages a lay person can practice without going forth How would a spiritual 'teacher' explain it, especially if they are East…
  • @karasti said: yeah, honestly I think it's common here for the man to have more responsibility. it is common to many places My husband is our only wage earner. He certainly wouldn't feel free to renounce his family and responsibilit…
  • @karasti yes i understand it very well it is very hard for a woman with children in my case it is double harder because i am old too
  • @person said: In general though I don't want to deny any deeper meaning or intention in the teachings that can be accomplished because it is too difficult to attain for myself in my life. difficult doesn't mean impossible @pers…
  • @karasti said: For my part, I'm not sure I believe there is only room for one Buddha. As it goes, we all have the identical nature of Buddha within us. If there can only be one on earth at any time, as well as on earth only when the teachings of …
    in Unbinding Comment by upekka July 13
  • @karasti said: I don't think logical understanding is required in any way. It just makes it easier to explain. Buddha KNEW it before he named and explained it. hundred present agreed We can know it the same way. this is Budd…
    in Unbinding Comment by upekka July 13
  • @karasti said: we choose our binding and we can choose to let it go whenever no, we can't choose because we are already conditioned Buddha found out this and introduced Dependent Origination to the world that is why we must try to know …
    in Unbinding Comment by upekka July 13
  • @CedarTree said: Hopefully second Jhana or even the immaterial Jhanas! I practice more a "Simply sitting" style that is known at Antaiji or Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery but before I was also someone from the Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Brahm camp and still…
  • @Bunks said: @upekka. Fyi, Jayson hasn't been around here for ages so I wouldn't expect a response. thanks sometimes i wouldn't log in but just go through the topics hoping he would do the same, i posted
  • i have just listened to a dhamma talk given by a Monk He says even the consciousness is made up of four elements and there are only four elements in the space in other words, even though we talk of our body and consciousness there are only fou…
  • @JaySon said: Metta meditation takes me closer to realizing emptiness than Vipassana does. But maybe that's just me. would like to know your progress @JaySon that would be an inspiration to us too thanks
  • @JaySon said: So, all was going fine. Then weirdness happened. For the first time I clearly identified the "I" that I think I am, and saw that it was a very weak construction that had no substance to it except the idea I've form…
  • @JaySon said: My ill will toward Vipassana doesn't show up in my Samatha Meditation. But yes, you could say I greed for tranquillity at least when I first sit. greed for tranquillity is good because it erase hindrances by degrees …
  • @eggsavior said: A mantra which has helped me with this: Accept everything, Release everything.... ad infinitum hope you have been practising the above and by now you know 'dhamma' better than before
  • @lobster said: Still bound to dharma? Tsk, tsk ... http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/ajivaka.asp
    in Unbinding Comment by upekka July 11
  • @Shoshin said: What is duality ? "Awareness is fundamentally non-conceptual before "thinking" splits experience into subject and object. It is empty and so can contain everything, including 'thoughts' .It is boundless . And…
  • @federica said: We could go on like this ad infinitem, @upekka. But that would just get more and more irritating. Wouldn't it? yes, if one just think about it one gets more and more questions and get irritated and get tired too …
  • @Jeffrey said: How do you see 'change' without that seeing being a perception? is this question arises after practicing 'how to reduce arising the perception and gain a concentrated mind (a period without perception/ jhana)'?
  • @techie said: Is it really possible to separate 'change' and our perception of it? of course first know what the perception is then practice how to reduce arising it and gain a concentrated mind (a period without perception/ jhana) …
  • @Kerome said: I find life reminds me often enough that I still have distances to go before I attain real peace. Like when I went looking for work recently, and found myself getting stressed at job interviews... after all, what is there to be stre…
  • @shanyin said: I have however, become violent at times. I have even expressed the desire to become violent on this forum once. But I have also been on the receiving end of violence from family friends, and the hospital. we all do mistakes…
    in schizophrenic Comment by upekka July 9
  • @Shoshin said: what is schizophrenic? Well @upekka ...Do you have your answer ? yes, but who would believe me better shut up
    in schizophrenic Comment by upekka July 8