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I haven't seen the video yet, but I'd say that no scientic theory would be able to tell us how are we supposed to live or what is valuable to follow and what to abandon. Science shows what is the world and what is the relation between its parts; philosophy, ethics, spirituality and religion try to give us a "why" should we follow one way of life or ...


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"The freedom of my swinging arms ends at your nose." This video promotes the value of developing consciousness beyond personal concerns into a consciousness that embraces the world around us. In the suttas, one reads the equivalent: AN9.33:6.2: If someone should say, ‘I do not know or see where the perception of the dimension of infinite space ...


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Theory of Evolution is not a theory at all. Just listen to what it essentially says, it says that things are the way they are because other ways died out(Natural Selection). That is not any logic at all.Although things change based on past karma, we can't say that the modern theory of evolution is correct. The discussion on youtube link is very basic and ...


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Of course. Buddhism isn't beholden to evolutionary theory! What makes evolution the standard bearer for what constitutes right livelihood?


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I feel the same before before. Can try some physical exercise that suitable to you? Just my 2 cents as below. Well, I am used to have intensive sport exercise like HIIT (High Intensitity Interval Training) which I believe most effective way to temporary distract u from unwanted mind thought and release endolphin (a chemical inside your body to make you feel ...


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- Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa - A monk endowed with these five qualities is incapable of entering & remaining in right concentration. Which five? He cannot withstand (the impact of) sights, he cannot withstand sounds... aromas... tastes... tactile sensations. A monk endowed with these five qualities is not capable of entering & ...


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I’d suggest you to meditate in a quiet environment. It’s more relaxing for the ears, and then the mind. It also enables you to face yourself in silence and might help you realize the emptiness of things... If you really want to have some chilling music in the background to help you relax at the beginning of your meditation it’s not bad per se but don’t ...


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From what I have learned , I think you should meditate alone at secluded places. Buddha has repeatedly said employ “empty” huts to meditate ... you should avoid the noise of city and music for better meditation.


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Meditating with music is inadvisable: AN8.41:8.1: ‘As long as they live, the perfected ones give up dancing, singing, music, and seeing shows; and beautifying and adorning themselves with garlands, fragrance, and makeup. However, if the mind needs a focus, it may be helpful to consider the third opportunity for freedom: AN5.26:4.1: Furthermore, it may be ...


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Listening to music, among other liminally conscious activities, like scribbling or tapping a pencil while listening to a lecture in class, are ways of distracting one’s attention from other more disturbing phenomena such as street noise, but the goal of meditation is to focus the mind, not distract it. I suggest that buying some industrial grade earplugs (...


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The buddha said that sound is a thorn for mediation https://suttacentral.net/an10.72/en/sujato More generally, the idea that right meditation is the focus on object of the senses is from the commentators from their lack of yoniso manasikara, ie ''right thinking''. and their ideas taken from the hindus that mantras, the sound Om and so on, can get you into ...


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If you simply observe everything, eventually, the mind starts wandering. So, observation of the breath in vipassana serves a few functions: It anchors the mind into the task of observing the breath and you need mindfulness to keep returning to this task, to prevent the mind from wandering. It calms the mind down. With the breath, there comes other physical ...


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When you watch your breath, seeing the quality or character of each in-breath and out-breath allows you to really see your feelings (not sensations, that's a bad translation). Breath is the best pointer at your emotional state.


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Aren't these two mutually exclusive? No. When the breath is known within the body, simultaneously sensations within the body will be felt. Also, the impermanence of the breath will be experienced.


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