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da24d No.348

It's non-white be is there anything we can learn from it to improve ourselves? recommended reading?

6bfb4 No.349

>>348
Buddhists give some pretty good advice on stress management and meditation.
I'd skip most of the spiritualism and idolatry, but a lot of Eastern religions have some good lifestyle tips.

da24d No.350

>>349
is meditation worthwhile? how much time is good for a beginner? will 10-20 min do anything?

6bfb4 No.351

>>350
Well, I haven't done it in a while, but it can help with stress and whatnot, yoga too.
>will 10-20 min do anything?
I'm no expert, but taking a moment to just chill and clear your mind could be beneficial.
Meditation is basically getting relaxed and just doing nothing: not thinking or moving. Some say it helps them relieve stress or focus on the tasks they need to do.
There's probably a better source to look into about it though.. idk very much..

2f481 No.352

>>348
I practice yoga myself. You can do it at home, gives you time for yourself to think, stretch and just chill out. Don't go to classes, they are a waste of time and money. I'd also suggest this could go in the /üb/ since it technically fits in.Id also suggest mix yoga with weight lifting. Yoga as the warm up and lifting as your gains

da24d No.353

>>352
I was more wondering about the philosophy behind it but I guess that also works in /ub/.

2f481 No.354

>>353
Aye, works for that too since one must be connected to themselves if they wish to improve mentally and physically. Blending East and West is not bad imo

da24d No.355

>>354
how do we get the mods to move the thread to /ub/?

82e1f No.356

>>355
Done

2f481 No.357

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>>356
Thanks m8.
On the note of yoga, start with the top line first before moving down the list. You have to work up being limber, if you already do stretches, feel free to try the entire list. If you feel strain, stop. You can hurt yourself pretty hard. On the note of the spiritual aspect, I tend to do my thinking while stretching so I'm not much help on that part of yoga, the meditation

2f481 No.358

>>357
First two lines**

5b6ec No.365

>>348
Sanskrit shares a common phonetic origin with English and German along with Persian. They derive from similar Indo-European origins it can be said.

88280 No.366

>>356
thank you

ccfc3 No.468

>>348
>he doesn't know white people taught them that
They themselves say the Yi Ching was written by white people at first, and that Buddha was a white nobleman.

f1405 No.491

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>>348
How to into Buddhism:

Buddhism is a fascinating religion. It's unique in that its' teachings are entirely human. The buddha did not claim to be a god, nor divinely inspired. He achieved all he did through human intelligence. So yes, he was enlightened by his own intelligence.
Buddhism does have teachings on the divine, but he tells you not to rely on them for enlightenment. Because of all this, Buddhism can be practiced largely with other religions, or none at all. He even tells you not to take his word as law, and if you find something else which brings you more peace than Buddhism then to practice that instead.

Buddhism in a sentence: attachment is the root of all suffering. When you are attached to nothing, you are free to enjoy thing as they come and let them go when they go. This ultimate freedom is enlightenment, the ultimate goal; Nirvana.
This does not mean you do not love, or feel emotion or anything like that. Some people mistake enlightenment for an eternal apathy. Volumes upon volumes have been written on trying to explain Nirvana. But as I understand it, it is to live life like a stone in a river. All waters wash over you. Some are hot, some are cold, but you hold on to neither. You are free to enjoy the good, and take peace that the bad will end.

This is another key teaching: everything is impermanent. Every thought, object or sensation is ever-changing and has an end. This is why you musn't hold onto the good, for you will be sad when it ends. You can take peace that the bad will end, too.

I won't touch on Karma, rebirth, the circle of life and such, not here. That's a whole cosmic system in itself. I'll write up a post if anyone's interested. I'll say this: Karma as a metaphysical currency of good vs bad is mainly hindu. In buddhism, Karma means both the effects of one's actions in a very straightforward way, and deals with how you're reborn.

But enough about religion. Here are some resources.
>Pic related
Commonly thought as the best introductory text available. It gives the message without being too complicated or overly simple. I've read it and give it a personal commendation.
>Don't want to read?
Head to youtube and watch a documentary. "The Buddha" is the best I've found. It covers the life of the Buddha, the major lessons he learned, and the basics of the religion.
There are also various cartoons for children which can give the basics. Most are subtitled.
>Can't sit to watch either?
Reddit is also good. The subreddit for Buddhism is focused, the users knowledgeable, and the sidebar isn't bad either. Even reading old threads is a good way to wing it.

>Meditation

There are an extreme number of meditation types. Most people know of "breath meditation." This covers a basic principle: to live in the moment. Budhissm teaches this is best. When in the moment, you can give your entire attention to a problem. You are untroubled by the past or the future. Appreciation of the moment brings happiness.
There are other meditation types which boil down to contemplation, whether on the body, the mind, death and rebirth, etc. Those I don't know as much of.

I think I'm knowledgeable enough to answer any questions which people may have. I usually stop by here daily. So voice any questions and I'll answer if I can.

da24d No.647

>>468
is that the whole "jade-eyed" emperors thing?

0b585 No.648

>>647
I hope your not expecting a reply anytime soon.

da24d No.649

>>491
if you're just starting with meditation how long is good/effective? also do you need to know about buddhism to be good at it?

7beaf No.650

I was once told by a man without a central nervous system that in order to communicate to my waifu, I will have to learn sanskrit.

bd51a No.651

>>650
Sanskrit is the best language desu. Each character is produced with a single blow of a hammer and chisel. Its MUCH more resolve-demanding than just writing.

7beaf No.654

>>651
I heard some of the nice mystique of it before. I like it. What would be the right path in learning it?

f2874 No.655

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>>649
There's no boundary to meditation beside your own discipline. Don't think if you're meditating for too long or not enough. The baseline you set yourself should be according to your own mind.
If you're starting breath meditation to better your focus and awareness, you can measure progress by how long if takes your mind to become exhausted from the effort, or with how much ease it slips from focus.
In my experience, meditation progress is nowhere near a neat line of any kind. It's more like pic related. Some days will be great, some will be bad, but there's a slow and overall improvement. So don't be take to heart a sudden dip or rise in quality.

As for knowing about Buddhism, it depends what you mean. If you want to fully follow the teachings and 'convert' as it were, then yes, you should go and research the core principles and teachings at least. Buddhism is not like other religions, however. It shows you the way and asks you to walk it yourself. So; to achieve enlightenment is something only you can do for yourself, and no amount of knowing 'about' Buddhism will help you with that.
If you meant meditation and other mind-based practices, it depends.
Some meditations are meant to be spiritual, with specific goals and ways of thought. Others, such as breath meditation, are not dependent on faith at all, and are entirely personal as to your technique, method, goal, etc.
It never hurts to do your research, and the wisdom you hear from others may very well help you greatly, but with meditation it is your own mind fixing your own problems. You can see that this comes down to your own wisdom, and not that of others.

Hope this helps, Anon.

da24d No.735

>>655
it does, thanks



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