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The terms "sati paccupaṭṭhitā" mean "mindfulness of the present moment", whereas "sati" means mindfulness. This could make a huge difference given the wide range of interpretations of 'mindfulness', especially in the West.


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Wikipedia is wrong. We should follow the definitions found in historical Buddhism rather than the definitions of contemporary amoral Americans. Unless you have decided to practise the "signless meditation", mindfulness does not explicitly mean the psychological process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present ...


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could it be because those entertainments are one of five hindrances?


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The expression of the monk is certainly not clear. As it actually is, we don't see the light 'touching' the retina, we just don't. We can however understand and conceive of this eventuality as a requisite condition. It can be known that the light in contact with the eye is a requisite for what is thought about as seeing and which is named 'seeing' or 'the ...


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The advice in the video is illogical & contrary to Buddhist principles because a practicing Buddhist will never see pornographic images (apart from when doing an internet search on another topic but sometimes pornographic images appear). The scriptures refer to controlling the mind when a monk sees a woman or a scantly dressed woman in the village while ...


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Reality is our interpretation. The signs that stimulate lust (certain curves, sounds, lines, colors) take your effort to get converted into an erotic picture in your mind. If you stop applying that effort you'll just see the raw signs - shapes, colors, lines - that's it. It's up to you to see it erotically or to see it as something else. The interpretation ...


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Simply zoom in, to get more clear, and what good householder will face are just pixles... "light". What's actually there to get foolish on it? Zoom even into the single pixel. More, deeper. What's there that makes one foolish? Z00m out again, look another time. And now try the same investigation with your skin, hair... You may come to a point ...


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What he means on a basic level is that porn is basically just "light from a screen", not "light reflecting from a partner". Honestly, I don't find it a good argument. The problem is, you can apply the same reasoning like this: When you read the sutra's, it's just light reflected from paper, not the Buddha speaking When you use the ...


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In our minds, we have the idea of "I am the thinker" i.e. the idea of the self. That's the primary object in existence in our reality. We also have the idea of non-self objects i.e. everything else. We objectify and classify everything around us, into non-self objects, according to their relationship to the self. For e.g. my hand, my car, not my ...


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Young householder, It can happen in regard of asking and answering of questions for the sake of entertainment too! Yet the mind, not free from desire after sensuality, from the even greater desire for becoming, gaining a stand, needs, if not inclined toward Jhana, an entertaining, a livelihood. Good to seek out for a "hobby", kammatthan, something ...


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Whatever you give frequent attention becomes the inclination of mind. This is similar to how recitation & memorizing works, as more attention is given the recall becomes easier. Video games are in the scope of sensuality and it becomes the inclination of mind. It is based on tendencies that are wrong such the perception of attractiveness in the ...


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What happened to me? How those videos cause me to lost my interest for buddhism? How I lost that resistance? I suspect something you wrote points to the answer – you wrote that college work stressed you out, and these videos “helped me forget the problems.” People respond to stress in their own way, e.g. overeating, indulging in drugs or sensual pleasure, ...


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At many times in our lives, the food given us is given in faith. This is certainly true of monks. It is also often true of householders who have yet to earn a living. AN7.72:11.2: Which is better—to have a strong man force your mouth open with a hot iron spike and shove in a red-hot copper ball, burning, blazing, and glowing, that burns your lips, mouth, ...


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I occasionally take antihistamines, and I too get extremely drowsy and muddled for up to 10 hours. I only take them before going to bed, but even the next morning I feel like I'm in slow motion and weighted down. Given the unavoidable side effects of these medications, have you tried all alternatives? This includes environment changes, dietary changes, ...


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Their principle relation is they are merely words and concepts with obvious and less obvious "mental molding". Mindful of the process or not, setting aside or not, we can not fully explain in words even the simplest of sensations, like lifting your arm, or the taste of fruit. Words are extremely limiting if you truly want to describe your complete ...


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Mindfulness means to recollect, bring to mind & keep in mind preexisting, even learned, knowledge/understanding, as follows: When one has heard the Dhamma ...one recollects that Dhamma and thinks it over. Whenever, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu dwelling thus... recollects that Dhamma and thinks it over, on that occasion the enlightenment factor of mindfulness is ...


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Antihistamines have side effects that can include drowsiness or restlessness. Drowsiness is tough to conquer. Venerable Moggallāna struggled with that a lot even though it was not from antihistamines. Perhaps the longest sutta on drowsiness is AN7.61, which has a list of many things to try: AN7.61:2.3: “So, Moggallāna, don’t focus on or cultivate the ...


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