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by simsapa
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?
Replies: 19
Views: 2063

Re: Which Pagoda or Cetiya contains Lord Buddha's relics?

Xuanzang wrote about various stupas and sites he encountered during his travels. Maybe you could find something useful in there. But I'm guessing a lot of those sites are underground at this point.
by simsapa
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 26
Views: 2449

Re: Sugar

If you can stop eating sugar cold turkey, do it. But if this proves overly difficult for you, as it has for me, you can try substituting for it. I find a small piece of dark chocolate (70%+) satisfies my craving for dessert while keeping sugar consumption down. Carbonated water substitutes for soda...
by simsapa
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 24
Views: 3030

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

Ok, thanks, Bhante.
by simsapa
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: I need help with remembering...
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: I need help with remembering...

My understanding is that the questioner is referring to a Mahayana text not available in the Pali, but rather in the Canon available in Vietnamese. Or it's a practice commentary. If it is in the Pali, then this is a fine place to ask about it.
by simsapa
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kathavatthu
Replies: 21
Views: 13077

Re: Kathavatthu

Yes, I've read some of the PTS print edition at my local temple. I could not understand what it was trying to convey. A fully annotated version with historical context would be a great resource for me.
by simsapa
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 24
Views: 3030

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

Thank you, Bhante. I'll keep doing research on this. There is another sutta referenced in the video: the Buddha tells a brahmin that the reason for not remembering what was memorized in the past was restlessness and remorse. I'm not sure if the venerable is using standard translations, as searching ...
by simsapa
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 24
Views: 3030

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

https://youtu.be/Hkg-y_FXBm4 With utmost gratitude and metta. 🙏 Thank you for posting this video. These instructions have educated & inspired me. I thank Ven. Samahita for taking the time to make this; I know he's passed away, but still, I thank him. He has helped me. 🙏 I am trying to find the ...
by simsapa
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello and Happy New Year
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Hello and Happy New Year

Happy new year and best wishes.
by simsapa
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: I need help with remembering...
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: I need help with remembering...

Thanks for your question. This is not a Mahayana forum. It will not be the best place to get information on the Agamas / sutras. You should ask a respected member of your community for advice on this topic.
by simsapa
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kathavatthu
Replies: 21
Views: 13077

Re: Kathavatthu

I find it very interesting and certainly educational. If anyone interested to know how Theravada is different from other Buddhist schools and what orthodox view is, Kathāvatthu is a must.
What specifically did you find useful about this text? I'll be using a print version if I read it again.
by simsapa
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 26
Views: 2449

Re: Sugar

Are you overweight due to sugar consumption?
Yes.
by simsapa
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 26
Views: 2449

Sugar

How can one overcome the tendency to eat too much sugar? Usually, I indulge in eating too much sugar because I feel overwhelmed or disappointed.
by simsapa
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Protection against demons in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 27
Views: 1485

Re: Protection against demons in Theravada Buddhism?

Thanks. I'm not a bodhisatta and haven't attained ceto-vimutti through metta, but I stand corrected.
by simsapa
Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Protection against demons in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 27
Views: 1485

Re: Protection against demons in Theravada Buddhism?

I suppose all of them have such ability to affect one's dreams.
And the Theravada teachings don't mention dreams at all really, except for a short part of the Milindapanha. Otherwise, I haven't found anything.