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by alfa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Object of Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Object of Meditation

:namaste:

Most of the time Buddhist literature and teachers ask you to focus on the breath. Is there any other meditation object that may be quite as effective in creating jhanic states like piti or sukha?

:anjali:
by alfa
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Rage
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Rage

:namaste: We all have our crosses to bear. Mine is not greed or lust. It's rage. Almost bordering on spiteful hate. This rage inside scares me. :crying: Suddenly some memory comes up and triggers this anger. Or there could be some environmental trigger. Even though I don't lash out in the open, it ...
by alfa
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: So confusing!
Replies: 2
Views: 188

So confusing!

:namaste: As I stated in an earlier thread, I struggle with anger, but somehow I can control greed, lust, etc. Let's say I finally tame anger too. How come it is relatively easier to control emotions than it is to control thoughts? I am not saying it's easy as in piece of cake, obviously I am still ...
by alfa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Rage
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Rage

:namaste: We all have our crosses to bear. Mine is not greed or lust. It's rage. Almost bordering on spiteful hate. This rage inside scares me. :crying: Suddenly some memory comes up and triggers this anger. Or there could be some environmental trigger. Even though I don't lash out in the open, it a...
by alfa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: My addictions
Replies: 2
Views: 155

My addictions

:namaste: There is addiction, and there is addiction. Some people are addicted to alcohol or tobacco. I am addicted to watching 2 hours of TV/drinking four cups of coffee. Is my addiction a defilement or hindrance in Buddhism? Or is it just a harmless thing born of boredom? Do we distinguish between...
by alfa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Whack-a-mole approach
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Whack-a-mole approach

:namaste:

Someone once told me Buddhist practice is NOT a whack-a-mole approach, but isn't that what it is?

Mindfulness ... you observe, something comes up, you observe, etc. Rinse, repeat.

It's piecemeal and seems to be never-ending.

What am I missing? :anjali:
by alfa
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Hi folks

:namaste:

Glad to be a part of this forum. I consider myself non-denominational, although I lean towards Nagarjuna's school of thought. Empty, empty, all is empty. :smile:

Hope to learn more and participate. :anjali:

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