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by tellyontellyon
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Quakers
Replies: 4
Views: 4517

Quakers

Hi, I've been looking into the Quakers recently. There seems to be a variety of different sorts of Quakers... The ones I'm curious about are the 'unprogrammed' Quakers... They don't have ministers or a creed, and their services are conducted mainly in silence. They practice a kind of 'silent waiting...
by tellyontellyon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Help!

Hi.
I'm wondering... for Buddhists and Theravada Buddhism I'm particular, are there any beings, deities, spirits to pray to or invoke if you are in some sort of trouble?
I've heard 'paritta'? chanting can help with some things... What is that? How does it help? Thank you :)
by tellyontellyon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bullworker, isometrics and blood pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 16491

Re: Bullworker, isometrics and blood pressure

I'm not an affiliate, and it works ok for me. I don't think it's for building big muscles, but for toning up and improving my strength, it works fine for me... I guess you get out what you put in? You can do moving exercise with both pieces of equipment... as you see in the videos? There is hype in ...
by tellyontellyon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Right View
Replies: 5
Views: 10958

Re: Right View

:heart: thank you, marvelous!
by tellyontellyon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Right View
Replies: 5
Views: 10958

Right View

Hello...
Would you please tell me what are the best Suttas in the MN and the AN that explain/discuss Right View.
Thank you.
:reading:
by tellyontellyon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bullworker, isometrics and blood pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 16491

Bullworker, isometrics and blood pressure

I like to use this old school bit of equipment called a Bullworker. They've changed a bit since the 70's but are still quite similar. Had anybody else used one of these? I find it quite good for toning up without too much huffing and puffing. I've also started using something called an Iso-Flo, whic...
by tellyontellyon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Deva realm Buddhists
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Deva realm Buddhists

The suddhavasa (pure abodes) are inhabited by anagamis and arahants. Can there be communication between beings in the human realm and those Arahants in the pure abodes? Can they teach us or help us. I guess the Buddha was able to communicate or visit or observe this realm as he could tell us about ...
by tellyontellyon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Deva realm Buddhists
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Deva realm Buddhists

Hello, from what I can tell, Buddha has devotees among the devas as well as human followers. E.g., Brahmā Sahāmpati.
What do we know about these followers and are there Arahants amongst the devas?
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by tellyontellyon
Mon May 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 11758

Re: Secular Buddhism

To me, my understanding, is that secular 'Buddhists' come at practice from a decided materialist view. So there can be no Karma, beyond this life, no rebirth. But that is rejecting aspects of the core view of Buddhism, intricately woven into the Buddha's teaching. There is a difference between havin...
by tellyontellyon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 14014

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

Don't think of them as ignorant brutes, and don't worry about winning arguments or anything else.
Practice kindness and patience, check any conceit in oneself.
Didn't the Buddha describe this path as the path of non-contention.
by tellyontellyon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Ajahn Amaro guided meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Ajahn Amaro guided meditation

I heard another talk by Ajahn Amaro where he talks about a story of the Buddha and his disciple Ananda eating a beautiful meal. Ananda began to talk about how wonderful it was that the Buddha was indifferent to the taste of the food. But the Buddha told Ananda that he was wrong and gave Ananda some ...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 13688

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

I practice Tibetan Buddhism but I also like the teachings from the Theravada forest tradition. I find there is more similarity than you might realise. The skillful means can seem more elaborate at times in Tibetan Buddhism, but it is more a matter of style and emphasis. There has been ignorance on b...
by tellyontellyon
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist quote reference
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Buddhist quote reference

Thank you, brilliant.
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by tellyontellyon
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist quote reference
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Buddhist quote reference

Hi, I came across a quote, something like:
"That which you concieve is always other than the truth... "
Or something like that! Does anybody know the exact quote and scriptural reference?

Thank you in advance.
Cheers, thanks, ta.

Google not much help...