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by Pete Mcr
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?
Replies: 25
Views: 2397

Re: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?

Give up giving up ;) edit: ahaha i see someone else already said what I said. D'oh! Thanks Arjan, echoed elsewhere and it could just be the key. Over the week, I've been really trying to understand what the hell is the cause of my suffering...I got little beyond a surface/intellectual level of it. ...
by Pete Mcr
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Sutras: which books/books?
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: Sutras: which books/books?

There are deep parts to the Pali Suttas, certainly if there were no Pali Suttas (or their respective source tradition), then would've been no Mahayana Sutras. But Mahayana Sutras are the kind that are really good about taking on all kinds of new meanings with repeated readings. Mahayana Sutras real...
by Pete Mcr
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?
Replies: 25
Views: 2397

Re: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?

Just found this book on attachment which could be helpful Hooked One can have an empty room with no contents in it.....does not mean one is free! Love this. I can often be hard on myself about owning stuff, and this really brings out the logic in this thinking. I now feel I want to clear my plate a ...
by Pete Mcr
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Sutras: which books/books?
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: Sutras: which books/books?

Pete, advice is cheap, so here is mine: Don't overburden yourself with sutras. Pick one or two and study them, by which I mean, read them often, ponder them, read commentaries. It's the same with schools of Buddhism: We can get real confused trying to navigate through all of them. Perhaps look over...
by Pete Mcr
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?
Replies: 25
Views: 2397

Re: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?

Thanks ever so much for your thoughts, there seems something helpful in all of them. Replace the alcohol with meditation is the only advice I can give, seriously...when you feel like a drink sit instead. It ain't easy but after a few months i'm not missing the alcohol at all. Will give this a shot J...
by Pete Mcr
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Sutras: which books/books?
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: Sutras: which books/books?

Thanks for your responses. These ebook links are great, esp. being freely available. Printed off the Heart and Diamond Sutra, so will start with them before the Lotus. Ordered the Majjhima Nikaya from the library. Thanks all for saving me a few quid! :reading:
by Pete Mcr
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?
Replies: 25
Views: 2397

Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?

I'm trying to downsize to improve conditions for clarity, wakefulness, compassion, meditation, less stress, etc. Wondering what to give up, and under what principles. Anyone got experience or suggestions about what and why to jettison their stuff? This is my thinking so far: Principles Ditch stuff t...
by Pete Mcr
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Sutras: which books/books?
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Sutras: which books/books?

I'm new to Buddhism, have read some secondary texts and now interested in reading the original sutras. Can anyone recommend which versions/collections of sutras are most helpful to begin studying? I'm considering getting this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Awakening-Heart-Essential-Buddhist-Commentaries/dp...
by Pete Mcr
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Process Philosophy and Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Process Philosophy and Buddhism

If you want to discuss, please let's do, right here in this thread. Firstly, I'm new to Buddhism and very new to Whitehead's process philosophy. And because of knowing little of the two, I cant critique the author's comparison. But I'm grateful that the paper is dusting off a long underused philoso...
by Pete Mcr
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Process Philosophy and Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Process Philosophy and Buddhism

I look forward to reading this comparison with Whitehead. I studied philosophy at uni, and still continuing to have a great affinity for the subject 10yrs later. What I took from Western philosophy is largely the process of inquiry into truth, wonder about the world, and desire to live an authentic ...