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Although meditation is an important factor of the Noble eightfold path it is not everything. Meditation means to reflect or ponder on a subject perhaps to investigate and observe. Concentration is another thing although similar to reflection there is a fine line of distinction between the two. One could say that concentration is one pointedness of mind similar to a laser beam that stays fixed on a certain object. Continue reading
Sariputta and Maha-Moggallana were such wonderful disciples that the Buddha said the assembly of monks appeared empty to him after their death. It was marvelous he said, that such an excellent pair of disciples existed. But it was marvelous, too, that, in spite of their excellence, there was no grief, no lamentation on the part of the Master, when the two had passed away.
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Disagreements with people.
In a discourse about the eight worldly conditions – Loka Dhamma sutta, the Buddha explains:
are the eight wordly conditions that humans will experience frequently in the world. Continue reading
The meeting was productive and the minutes will be posted shortly. This year the meeting was held at Wat Sangharataranang on the Gold Coast.
In the last few months I have had conversations with people about communicating with heavenly Devas or divine beings. I really cannot comment on this because the way I see it – it is not that easy to do. Continue reading
There is a practice:
‘Mudita’ (Empathetic joy)
“May all living beings not be parted from the good fortune they have obtained”.
Furthermore: Continue reading
Loka forums now located @ lokanatha.org.
Update 26th September
The forums had to completely re-installed. At the moment all the languages below need to be re-installed again. At the moment Italian language is activated. The previous installation had some bugs so we were forced to delete and do a completely new installation. Continue reading