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by Aloka
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Ideal Wife
Replies: 18
Views: 229

Re: Ideal Wife

Women with such underlying enlightenment potential today would probably not get married & therefore not become a "wife". This topic appears illogical. Many women in the modern world generally, hope to have a fulfilling career rather than being an "ideal wife"! Here's one of my favourite verses: I.1...
by Aloka
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Ideal Wife
Replies: 18
Views: 229

Re: Ideal Wife

Ekocare wrote:They were the role models of ancient Buddhist women.
Will they be the role models of future Buddhist women?
Why speculate and gossip about women on a public forum with other men, instead of focusing on the improvement of your own practice and understanding ?

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by Aloka
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 91
Views: 15441

Re: Metta Meditation

"Broad View, Boundless Heart" is a little booklet by Ajahn Amaro & Ajahn Pasanno which I enjoyed reading in the past: Excerpt: The Brahmaviharas are the qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. What is often not sufficiently emphasized is that the brahmaviharas are ...
by Aloka
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we have to learn Abhidhamma to gain Wisdom?
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: Do we have to learn Abhidhamma to gain Wisdom?

retrofuturist wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:54 am Greetings,
SarathW wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:28 am
Do we have to learn Abhidhamma to gain Wisdom?
The Buddha didn't, so... 😏

Metta,
Paul. :)

Image.......... :goodpost:

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by Aloka
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Memories

Hi everyone, what do you think about taking lessons from past actions (through memories)? It is alright if one remembers past deeds (may think about them to understand what happened and how to be aware of faults from now)? Is this remembering wrong deeds without bad intention (both exactly or inacc...
by Aloka
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beginning with a disrespect towards commentaries
Replies: 31
Views: 737

Re: Beginning with a disrespect towards commentaries

Constantly speculating about such things is pointless - and can become interfering attempts at brainwashing newcomers in itself. Please allow people to have some intelligence and common sense to enable them to discern what is right for themselves, instead of trying to take control all the time. :anj...
by Aloka
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What do you give to a beginner online?
Replies: 38
Views: 1457

Re: What do you give to a beginner online?

Eko Care wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:15 pm
And very important advice:
Never believe Chronology as a trustworthy measure to decide Authenticity.

(It may not help deciding some facts.)
What would help would be to stop writing in giant font in your posts, as if you're shouting!

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by Aloka
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What do you give to a beginner online?
Replies: 38
Views: 1457

Re: What do you give to a beginner online?

If someone online asks "Where do I get started with Buddhism?" or "Where do I learn more about Buddhism?" or "What books/websites/videos/podcasts do you recommend to get started with Buddhism" what do you give? Please share. Thanks. :juggling: Hi Padmist, This brief outline of Buddhism is useful as...
by Aloka
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 722
Views: 163188

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

GnosticMind wrote: but those monks ( I don't refer to Sumedho personally here) are typically stooges of, and apologists for power, and not in any manner speaking truth to power
Venerable Ajahn Sumedho is no longer living in Thailand, he's back in the UK again.


:anjali:
by Aloka
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 722
Views: 163188

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

This is a talk which was given by Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati Monastery in 2007: "Freedom from politics": https://www.amaravati.org/audio/freedom-from-politics/ I enjoyed listening to this talk - and in it he said that the monastic sangha isn't supposed to take sides in politics and try to influence ...
by Aloka
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Allergies

simsapa wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:58 pm I don't use those. Trying to avoid drowsiness.
They don't all cause drowsiness, get some advice from a doctor or other health professional.

:anjali:
by Aloka
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Allergies

simsapa wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:48 pm Seems like allergies are worse this year than in previous. Any tips?
Get some antihistamin tablets from a pharmacy, you can also get eye drops & nasal sprays. If the allergy is really bad, see a doctor.


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by Aloka
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Hello from Sweden

Welcome :hello:


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by Aloka
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would you consider supernormal power as secret knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Would you consider supernormal power as secret knowledge?

I am reading a book on great disciples of the Buddha. Not all of them have supernormal power and for those 5hat have it, they are not the same types and mastery levels are not the same also. Sorry, I don't understand how this relates to my post. . If it is a natural result from correct understandin...
by Aloka
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Anxiety, its forms and manifestations
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Anxiety, its forms and manifestations

bhooooo wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:26 am
Thanks Aloka for sharing, Fear and Doubt are hindrances I already struggled with in the past. Looking forward to listen to the talk!
You're very welcome. :anjali: