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by Aloka
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Help!

Chanting Ratana Sutta (The Jewel Discourse) is said to be helpful.


by Aloka
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 40
Views: 783

Re: death of forum member dylanj

:candle:



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by Aloka
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 460

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

No_Mind wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:26 pm
Is that not bordering on self hypnosis?
A previous topic....

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by Aloka
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.

Crazy cloud wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:31 am
Dont ask if I'm enlightened, ask yourself why you're not enlightened yet ...
- Ajahn Chah

:goodpost: :twothumbsup:


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by Aloka
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: Fully Enlightened modern (or un-modern) Theravada Monks/Teachers/even Lay people we can learn from.

Some of their devotees believe Venerables Mun and Chah were Arhats. I think its something that is probably common to all Buddhist traditions and even encouraged by some. When I practised Tibetan Buddhism just about everyone could name some teacher or other that they thought was enlightened or had m...
by Aloka
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dandapani - the spiritual salesman!
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: Dandapani - the spiritual salesman!

confusedlayman wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:50 pm
if u want to become famous....

I don't want to become famous.
by Aloka
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dandapani - the spiritual salesman!
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: Dandapani - the spiritual salesman!

Sorry, its not for me, there so many people liike this on Youtube.

I got bored after a few minutes and turned it off ......to silence and peace.


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by Aloka
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Definition of "justice"
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Definition of "justice"

after they work through the effects of their negative karma. yes, life is suffering No. _ the first noble truth, simply put, is that clinging is suffering. It's because of clinging that physical pain becomes mental pain. It's because of clinging that aging, illness, and death cause mental distress....
by Aloka
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Australian story!
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Australian story!

confusedlayman wrote: most australian people i heard had irish accent or most ireland english speaker sound similar to aussie
:rolleye:


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by Aloka
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone.
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Hi everyone.

Welcome, Maddy :hello:



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by Aloka
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 1452

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

Pointers to the Utimate by Ajahn Sumedho: https://buddhismnow.com/2014/08/06/pointers-to-the-ultimate-by-ajahn-sumedho/ Excerpt: What I see about Buddhism — especially in the teaching of the Four Noble Truths in the Pali scriptures — is that it’s very much like a perennial philosophy. It points to ...
by Aloka
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Mara

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"I know you Mara " ----approx. 6 minutes with Ajahn Amaro. ( I love the part about Oklahoma!)







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by Aloka
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: How Dalai Lama is so sure he will live until he is 94 years old?

My friend told me he has psychic power. He said, if not how did he lead 100+ people to escape under the noise of the communist army. Why would he have needed psychic power to escape? Lots of other people escaped over the Himalayas into India from different places in Tibet as well, including the lat...
by Aloka
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 95
Views: 6826

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

binocular wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:50 am
Ceisiwr wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:41 amThoughts?
Nomen est omen. I never get past the name. Who gave him that name? He himself?
"Who was Nagarjuna?"

https://www.lionsroar.com/who-was-nagarjuna/


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by Aloka
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Dreams during meditation. Please give advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Dreams during meditation. Please give advice.

It sounds like the hindrance of sloth and torpor. You need to sleep more, and during meditation, exert yourself so that you can stay pleasurably with the meditation object. You can also try opening the eyes slightly, or walking meditation. I don't think the content of the dreams is significant. I A...