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by bodom
Sat May 15, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: from Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: from Mahayana to Theravada

Is there anyone here who went from Vajrayana/Mahayana to Theravada? Recently I have wanted to make a transition towards Theravada. I was given refuge by a Tibetan Lama, received teachings and practices, vows, etc. from various Tibetan Lamas as well. However, as time has gone by, I am finding that I...
by bodom
Fri May 14, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste!
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Namaste!

Welcome!

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by bodom
Wed May 12, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Hello!

Welcome!

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by bodom
Tue May 11, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Hello

Welcome!

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by bodom
Tue May 11, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how to meditate at 4 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: how to meditate at 4 AM

Do walking meditation.

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by bodom
Sat May 08, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha endorse Animal Cruelty?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Did the Buddha endorse Animal Cruelty?

To me it sounds like he's just describing what the farmers already do when the oxen wanders into the crop. :shrug:

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by bodom
Fri May 07, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha quotes site
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Buddha quotes site

Aloka wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 6:39 pm There's also a "Fake Buddha Quotes" website which is worth checking out because fake quotes are everywhere! :

https://fakebuddhaquotes.com/about/


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Yep from just a quick view of the linked website I can see that it is completely full of fake Buddha quotes.

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by bodom
Sun May 02, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 493

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

DNS wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 10:04 pm Ajahn Chah was great. If he had been born in China or Japan, he probably would have been a famous Chan or Zen master. Luckily for Theravada, he was born in Thailand.
Indeed!

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by bodom
Sun May 02, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 493

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

I don't get it. How can you explain, using emptiness of conventional reality and labels? Is he saying that Buddha was not physically born? The self is a convention. Yes, but some people seems to get convention and physical reality messed up. They talk about it as all is a projection of the mind. I ...
by bodom
Sun May 02, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 493

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

More From Ajahn Chah: Don’t be anything! Don’t be anything at all! Being a Buddha is a burden. Being a Pacceka is a burden. Just don’t desire to be. ‘I am the monk Sumedho,’ ‘I am the monk Ānando.’ That way is suffering, believing that you really exist thus. ‘Sumedho’ is merely a convention. Do you ...
by bodom
Sun May 02, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 493

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

More from Ajahn Chah: Some people will hear the words, ‘Nothing is mine’, and they will get the idea they should throw away all their possessions. With only superficial understanding, people will get into arguments about what this means and how to apply it. ‘This is not my self’, doesn’t mean you sh...
by bodom
Sun May 02, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 493

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

He is talking about the emptiness of conventional reality and labels. :anjali: I don't get it. How can you explain, So the Buddha was not enlightened in India. In fact he was never enlightened, was never born and never died. using emptiness of conventional reality and labels? Is he saying that Budd...
by bodom
Sun May 02, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 27
Views: 493

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

He is talking about the emptiness of conventional reality and labels.

:anjali:
by bodom
Sun May 02, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: introduction and thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: introduction and thanks

Welcome!

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