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Well... it’s an interesting question. If buddhism is about the path to the cessation of suffering, does that necessarily mean happiness is the answer? It sounds kind of new agey if it is... to my mind happiness is the opposite of su…
Can one believe in God and still practice Buddhism? I am having problems believing their is no higher force in the Universe. I find it hard to believe all the plants and all the different animals were created by luck, by evolut…
Let’s not be too hard on him, any member of our virtual sangha can sometimes ask a few questions more than is pertinent... perhaps he is having difficulty absorbing it.
So that is why I am asking h…
Even though I theoretically understand that I may die, but this understanding remains as a thing I know in my brain, but unless I deliberately think about it this thing does not even come to my mind. How to deepen thi…
Hello everyone! This is my first time posting my own thread on here so please be gentle with me. I am experiencing issues with my meditation practice, namely deep pain in the ankles and the inability to drift into "deep" meditati…
Seems likely, but I'm not sure. What do you think?
"Knowledge is a redundant lecture; wisdom is a redundent teacher. The knowledgable takes notes and the wise one listens" -Carlita
The Dharma> @JaySon said:
Throw out all the teachings of the Buddha, all concepts, ideas, signs, and notions.
The teaching are just tools. They aren't ultimate truth. Use them to build the door to ultimate reality…
Oh that's delightfully depressing, LoL.
I think anyone - when they feel like death warmed over - should read and re-read this poem!
Thanks for sharing, @Carlita.
(I felt like that last night and this evening.
Pleasant as these are, they never seem to stay for long, most lasting only a second or two. Has anyone ever sat down and tried to categorise the types of meditative bliss? Or attach a meaning to them? I must have encountered at leas…
Was thinking. Anyone can do breathing meditation and practice mindfulness. A step further is actively observing And seeing everyday occurances and experiences as a result of one's own karma.
Was thinking. Anyone can do breathing meditation and practice mindfulness. A step further is actively observing And seeing everyday occurances and experiences as a resukt of one's own karma. Then, for every action worth looking into try finding patt…
Note...I was going to post this in "Buddhism Basics" but then thought "General banter" would be more appropriate
Recently @federica started a "thread" about how the NewBuddhist forum has changed…Which got me thinking about …
what ways can we give simple advise to those new to buddhism?i'll start.the study aspect.study and reflect.go slow.about practice. do--your best--and be.practice the art of balance or middle way to counteract of possible tendency t…