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  • Re: Mx Angry

    @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 i know now definetely i wouldn't rush to the doctors

    however i know it is not advisable to suggest people to avoid taking medicine for their illness

    if one knows how to be mindful and have a concentrated mind one doesn't need medicene to cure one's illness
    but can we say everyone does know how to be mindful and have a concentrated mind?
    therefore it is not a generally valid suggestion for everyone
    because only the people who knows how to be mindful and have a concentrated mind can change four elements positively

    if we do not do Insight meditation we can not see the validity of the above writings

  • Re: 4NT Revisited.

    @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 years (more than five decades)

  • Re: dear dhamma friends


  • Re: No thoughts or awareness of thoughts?

    @Fosdick said:
    I found a method where the headache can be stopped by sitting as in meditation and going to a particular dark and silent place in the core of the mind. I cannot at present put words to the procedure, but one thing I noticed about it was that words and thoughts are completely absent.

    no words there is no thoughts
    no words there is no pain
    no words there is no thinking
    no words there is nothing, no thing

  • Re: Cricket and the path

    @Bunks said:
    I was just dwelling on two of my great passions in life and the similarities between them. The game of cricket and this wonderful path. Bear with me:

    Cricket is slow and requires patience. Ditto the path

    Cricket is like a religion in India.
    Ditto the path

    Cricketers wear whites
    Ditto some lay practitioners on the path

    Cricket is governed by a set of rules.that can be difficult to understand and some find absurd
    Ditto the path

    A cricket game can last a number of days and ends with no results
    Ditto Soto Zen meditation

    A type of cricket has been developed over time that includes lots of colour, bright lights and pizazz.
    Ditto Tibetan Buddhism

    I'm sure there are more!

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