New Siladara

Theravāda in the 21st century - modern applications of ancient wisdom

New Siladara

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:25 am

My Friend Valery has just become Sister Kittinani (one who deserves respect through her knowledge)
Image
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
Upāsaka Cittasanto
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
User avatar
Cittasanto
 
Posts: 5686
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin

Re: New Siladara

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:28 am

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Can anyone tell me why does some Burmese art make the Buddha looks like a butterfly on the head? Is it Mandalay? :tongue:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga
VSM VMM WBB TBHT WTBT My Page
plwk
 
Posts: 1118
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 am

Re: New Siladara

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:38 am

Lovely to hear about - lovely to see! Sadhu!

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
User avatar
cooran
 
Posts: 7323
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: New Siladara

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:07 am

Cittasanto,
Please pass on our hearty congratulations!
with metta,

Ben
"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

- Hereclitus


Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global Relief

Buddhist Life Stories of Australia

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com
User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15889
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: Land of the sleeping gods

Re: New Siladara

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:08 am

:anjali:

:clap:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


Dharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum) -- Open flower ~ Open book (blog)
User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14609
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: New Siladara

Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:05 am

Congratulations to her!

Is that Amaravati she is staying at?
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
Iti 26
Coyote
 
Posts: 537
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:42 pm
Location: Wales - UK

Re: New Siladara

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:14 pm

Sadhu!

Congratulations!
User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7912
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: New Siladara

Postby Hickersonia » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:38 am

Awesome news! :)
Hickersonia
http://hickersonia.wordpress.com/


"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of
throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."
User avatar
Hickersonia
 
Posts: 251
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:40 pm
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Re: New Siladara

Postby SarathW » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:12 am

Congratulations :)
SarathW
 
Posts: 1708
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: New Siladara

Postby manas » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:42 am

Gday.cittasanto,

Very.happy.to.hear.this.joyful.news! :D

metta
:anjali:
The greatest warrior of all time turned out to be the most peaceful one.
User avatar
manas
 
Posts: 2098
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:04 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: New Siladara

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:00 am

Sadhu!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
Dana on the Interwebs:
http://greatergood.com
http://freerice.com
User avatar
Khalil Bodhi
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: NYC

Re: New Siladara

Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 01, 2013 8:58 pm

Ayya is staying at Amaravati or Chithurst to my knowledge, she became an Anagarika just after me.

I havn't spoken to her since leaving but I will pass on your Best wishes via a friend who frequents regularly.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
Upāsaka Cittasanto
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
User avatar
Cittasanto
 
Posts: 5686
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin

Re: New Siladara

Postby Sylvester » Thu May 02, 2013 6:43 am

plwk wrote:Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Can anyone tell me why does some Burmese art make the Buddha looks like a butterfly on the head? Is it Mandalay? :tongue:



The "butterfly" on either side is technically known as a "flange" by the specialists. This form is typically known as the Jambupati, after the legendary king whose arrogance caused the Buddha to appear as a crowned figure. Quite possibly (i) the result of older Mahayana influence, or (ii) Pala iconography being imported by pilgrims. A theory by Dorothy Fickle was that the standard explanation of this iconography as part of the Jambupati legend was concocted to white-wash the Mahayana origins of the form.

I've seen similar Lopburi examples being catalogued as Vajrasattvas.
Sylvester
 
Posts: 1500
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:57 am


Return to Theravāda for the modern world

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MarkNZed, Unrul3r and 3 guests