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Prayer request forum.

Postby Individual » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:12 pm

Could we have a prayer sub-forum?
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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby clw_uk » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:13 pm

I didnt think Theravadins pray?
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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby Individual » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:28 pm

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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby clw_uk » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:31 pm

True, i suppose it depends on what you mean by prayer since its such a broad term

My understanding is that in Buddhism or at least Theravada its only used as a secondary tool as an aid to meditation so not like the theistic religions where prayer is communication with a being or an attempt to change situations for the better
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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:11 am

If we are going to have something like that, let us call it something else that does not have a theistic/Christian ring to it.

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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:01 am

Greetings Individual,

I don't see why someone couldn't already instigate such a request from within the Lounge or Personal Experience forum as they have done previously?

Generally speaking, we're reluctant to create new forums that will be virtually empty and/or lead to Dhamma Wheel becoming a labyrinthine maze of sub-forums etc. We like to see how such a restructure can facilitate discussion in a way that wasn't possible before, rather than just disperse it.

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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:49 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Prayer request forum.

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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby phil » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:00 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Prayer request forum.

Postby phil » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:16 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
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