Sunday, May 2, 2010

Love And Relationships In Buddhism

Like Milk & Water Mixed – Love And Relationships In Buddhism, a talk delivered by Bhante S. Dhammika at Fo Ya Shi Temple, Singapore, on the 12th December 2009. Talk duration 45 minutes. Part 1 Part 2

9 comments:

Tazzer said...

Is it ok if you post the transcript online? Thanks!

John said...

This in an important topic. Thank you for posting it, Bhante. In my five years of on-again/off-again practice, I have found metitation frustrating or not helpful and have been guilty of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. This talk is a good reminder not to give up on the Dhamma nor discount the other six parts of the path. Indeed, I have experienced more happiness and joy practicing real-life metta and Dana than I have every derived from only meditation. I know that meditation is important and I continue to work on that. It's good to hear your voice!

Pháp Hữu said...

I remember somewhere in the Sutta-pitaka, the Buddha says the Dhamma practioners MUST practice Metta. It seems, somewhere in the Anguttara-nikaya as you mentioned in your talks? Could you help point to the Pali source, Bhante? Thanks!

desertboot said...

How soothing and reassuring. Thank you. Metta, always...
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Buddha said...

"he did not teach the Noble 1 fold path"

Quite Nice to hear.

I wish they would invite you to more places to deliver Lectures.

Even i like some others, have Experimented More on Samatha Meditation Types, found it quite an Exiting Experience and when i tried to Simulate it again could not get it, Finally realising that I am Craving for one type of sensation.

My Mistakes have not Ceased even now, where iam trying to attach more importance to Vipassana & Mindfullness.

Your Lecture is a Good food For thought.

Buddha said...

However i feel in India since there are many Hindus, in genral Lay people of all religions naturally tend to attach less Importance to Aspects of Mediation and more on the other Rights , such as Right Livley hood, Right Speech , Right Action etc.

This is Precisley the Reason why i see in Goenkajis Retreats they insists on Practise & More Practise.

Andrew said...

Many thanks for this talk. I have been very confused how to place sexual relationships in the context Buddhist practice. On the one hand sexual relationships appeared to be an impediment to spiritual development. My personal experience seemed to bear that out. I experienced my sexuality as a craving. On the other hand people who inspired me and were obviously leading a spiritual life were in sexual relationships. I guess I take things too literally perhaps. Your talk helped me realize that one's sexuality can be a force good in the right context. And many thanks for reminding us of the importance of the other 6 parts to the Dharma! (more talks please)

OenFriste said...

the mp3s can't be found anymore..are there any alternative sources ?

Thanks..

Oren said...

I was also looking for the lecture in mp3. I thought it was very interesting the first time I heard it. Hope to be able to listen to it again.