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by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you (:
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you (:

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness. :anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Brahmacariya Breach
Replies: 30
Views: 1941

Re: Brahmacariya Breach

I am very impressed by some of the responses on here. Very proud of the posters. There is definitely some true Dhamma wisdom being shown on his thread. Congratulations! :anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?
Replies: 39
Views: 11520

Re: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?

idea of being in somebody is imagination by thought when beingness thought arises, stress arises when beingness thought cease, stress cease when ur dog dies u cry because u assume a entity dog inside dog body suffers pain and die but when u see ur dog 5 aggregates (non living thing if seen properly...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newly Joined
Replies: 69
Views: 40976

Re: Newly Joined

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.
:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: May I introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: May I introduce myself

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.


:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 46
Views: 30823

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

A big problem with Buddhists including myself is that there is always that feeling we are giving up something important. Actually there is nothing important worth attaching to in the conditioned world. Nothing in Samsara is worth our attachment. I would encourage you to spend time in a monastery as...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 68
Views: 31858

Re: Sadhguru

Does theravada accept this statement ? This is a common Zen saying. I would that indeed Theravada Buddhism accepts the idea that we all have potential to become a Buddha. They won't utter the words the Zen use, but say it differently. They are more likely to say that you to have awaken to become Bu...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 46
Views: 30823

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

Around 4 - 6 year ago I was going to various Mahayana/Vajrayana groups and activities as this was the time I was opening up to Mahayana/Vajrayana Buddhism. Part of that exploration also involved me visiting Mahayana groups. I have been to a few Zen groups, a Seon group and a Chan group. I have a hi...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: New guy

I share many of the issues you do, dear friend.

While in Buddhism we have strong morality, one should have no shame.

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here!
Replies: 7
Views: 3769

Re: New here!

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 4383

Re: Hello

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 4
Views: 4644

Re: New here

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 128
Views: 23026

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Yes, Theravada is very cut and dry. Really? :tongue: If you have ever dabbled in Tibetan Buddhism, Theravada looks like a much easier maze. I could never get my head around Tibetan Buddhism, even though I have greatly enjoyed their talks on emptiness, visualization meditations (the great silence), ...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 128
Views: 23026

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

How long did he last in robes? I actually find Theravada practice terribly boring. Those who can do it for a living are troopers. Theravada Buddhism isn't for all Buddhists. Some people prefer other traditions, based on their personalities. Yes, Theravada is very cut and dry. But that's the beauty ...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 128
Views: 23026

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Monks disrobing doesn't make the Dhamma less true, Peace is the highest happiness, which comes from seeing that all external pleasures lead ultimately to suffering; it comes with knowing that you have no real identity; it comes from knowing that everything is fine as it currently is somehow. :anjali: