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by Aloka
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Greetings

Hi Aloka! It is good to know you are interested in it too. Yes, I know the Amaravati website and they have good resources indeed. I would be nice to know what you have been studying recently. Vitor Hi Vitor, I have been listening to the videos made by Ajahn Sumedho around the time of his 86th birth...
by Aloka
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How To See Impermanence ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4329

Re: How To See Impermanence ?

kevin52193 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:27 am
Hello friends,

How do we train ourselves, so that we can see clearly that whatever arises, has to cease ?
Be aware of the impermanent nature of everything around you, including observation of the changing seasons and their results .

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by Aloka
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Greetings

Hello everyone. My name is Vitor, I am a Brazilian but I live in the US. I've been interested in the Dhamma for around a decade, especially the Theravadan/Thai Forest tradition. My practice, however, has been very lax, with very long periods of no practice at all. I deeply want to find people to di...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 133
Views: 3950

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

So, we are left with the conclusion that Buddhist teaching can be positioned on the political spectrum between left-liberalism and radical leftism, or we can say on the very left end of left-liberalism, or we could say progressivism, or maybe even democratic socialism. Or maybe trying to find a pol...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 34
Views: 1895

Re: Ciggarettes

Perhaps smoking is a form of karma. Perhaps there isn't a way to stop. Perhaps there was never a choice to begin. Perhaps the length one smokes is determined by ones karma in the past. Perhaps this a bizarre form of self harm one is determined to carry out on oneself. Perhaps if people quit, it's n...
by Aloka
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 34
Views: 1895

Re: Ciggarettes

Smoking. I smoke alot, lately I have been going through a carton in about 3 days. I decided to start smoking one day, at work as a dishwasher and at the smoking section in high school where I also smoked weed. How can I quit? I have read Alan Carr's book, it didn't work. I I feel utterly lost in me...
by Aloka
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dhamma friends!
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Hello Dhamma friends!

Welcome Chieu Khai Thanh ! :hello:


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by Aloka
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Buddhist Schools
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Buddhist Schools

I don't think any kind of "faith" school is a good idea, nor is brainwashing children with religious fanaticism. Better that they should investigate and choose for themselves when they reach maturity.

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by Aloka
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 1023

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

“They speak of this thing called the ‘signless immersion of the heart’. “‘Animitto cetosamādhi, animitto cetosamādhī’ti vuccati. What is the signless immersion of the heart? Katamo nu kho animitto cetosamādhīti? ... https://suttacentral.net/sn40.9/en/sujato :anjali: Mike Thanks Mike, much appreciat...
by Aloka
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 58
Views: 1023

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

SteRo wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:42 am
...... nibbana is signless.
That's Mahayana not Theravada, see "signlessness" at the link:

https://www.wisdomlib.org/buddhism/book ... 25599.html

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by Aloka
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

Hi all, I’m very new to Theravada, I’ve been a Buddhist for almost a decade in the Mahayana tradition, mainly the Tibetan Vajrayana lineage. Here in South Africa there are no Theravada centres or temples or any presence that I know of. There are many Mahayana centres, mainly Zen and Tibetan. I took...
by Aloka
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 418
Views: 29082

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

. I never read "Yahoo" news. Here's a recent artice from "Science" dated July 31st 2020 ,with the title "From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists" . https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/brain-fog-heart-damage-covid-19-s-lingering-problems-alarm-scientists .
by Aloka
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 28182

Re: should I marry or be single?

Maybe I exaggerated when I say one is seen as a lower practitioner but the dhamma being a doctrine of renunciation and peace praises the noble life of those who don't delight in sensuality so it's not black or white but any effort of sense restraint may increase the due progress in the path. Person...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 646
Views: 19032

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

It's hardly heavy handed 'policing' to call out an outright untruth given by someone who's supposed to be upholding and spreading the Dhamma. Political ideology and hatred has no place in the Buddha's Dhamma. If monks choose to engage in such lowly public talk then they invite censure by the public...