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by Aloka
Wed Aug 02, 2023 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genderless Babies
Replies: 222
Views: 12184

Re: Genderless Babies

Being transgender has nothing - absolutely nothing - to do with having sex. Being transgender is not about doing anything. It is about who you are. If there is any relevance to the subject at hand, you really need to draw out whatever parallel you believe exists in your story. Because I can't see a...
by Aloka
Sun Jul 30, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why do women not involve in war?
Replies: 43
Views: 2908

Re: Why do women not involve in war?

As a general comment on a couple of somewhat related threads, I find it concerning that there is seemingly so many problematic topics of discussion here for a Buddhist forum that likes to distance itself from 'politics,' yet in the last couple of week since I've been back, I've seen threads where p...
by Aloka
Sun Jul 30, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say that "Pain is certain, suffering is optional"?
Replies: 133
Views: 4660

Re: Did Buddha say that "Pain is certain, suffering is optional"?

Thanks. It appears to me that the pain is bodily and the suffering is mental. Buddha said that five clinging-aggregate is suffering. There is suffering only when you cling to it. When you have bodily feelings (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral) (pain) if you cling, it becomes suffering. :thinking: I ag...
by Aloka
Sun Jul 30, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7563
Views: 1365436

Re: Is there any proof of reincarnation? I find it hard to believe in it.

dharmacorps wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 12:09 am Then don't believe it. Buddhism isn't a belief contest and nobody needs to convince you if you aren't interested.

:goodpost:
by Aloka
Thu Jul 13, 2023 6:00 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Luang Por Sumedho’s 89th birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 3286

Re: Luang Por Sumedho’s 89th birthday

bodom wrote: Thu Jul 13, 2023 10:46 am A huge inspiration to me as well. Happy birthday Luang Por!

:namaste:

:anjali:
by Aloka
Mon Jul 03, 2023 6:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Scared on Leaving Vajrayana and Staying In It
Replies: 66
Views: 7731

Re: Scared on Leaving Vajrayana and Staying In It

Ontheway wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:55 am
And I don't think Aloka is of Theravada either. More like modern Buddhism.
You have never met me, so It is extremely presumptuous of you to make personal comments on this forum about me and my beliefs and practice.

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by Aloka
Mon Jun 12, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genderless Babies
Replies: 222
Views: 12184

Re: Genderless Babies

It's irresponsible by the parents to leave such big decisions to the children. The children will thus end up confused and dysfunctional, due to being burdened with too many big decisions; or else, end up narcissistic and entitled. It is false to think that gender identity is a decision, either by k...
by Aloka
Thu May 25, 2023 4:06 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Association with non-Theravadins is hindersome?
Replies: 30
Views: 3853

Re: Association with non-Theravadins is hindersome?

people with wrong view are stupid and surely reborn as common animal.. even in human body, they behave like animal... taking thoughts to be real and beleiving perception, they take action that hurts others Its unlikely that anyone is completely perfect in the modern world, so we need to work on our...
by Aloka
Wed May 24, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Association with non-Theravadins is hindersome?
Replies: 30
Views: 3853

Re: Association with non-Theravadins is hindersome?

It is a peculiar thing when people bring up the Buddha being critical, using that as a justification for themselves to be so. It’s peculiar, to me, as it suggests the person thinks they are comparable to a fully awakened Buddha when, no doubt, they are just a worldly person still fumbling in the da...
by Aloka
Fri May 05, 2023 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two kinds of language
Replies: 39
Views: 1940

Re: Two kinds of language

Ceisiwr wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 4:33 pm Sounds like what Ven. Buddhadasa taught
Here's "Two kinds of language " by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu:

https://buddhismnow.com/2013/10/19/two- ... a-bhikkhu/

:anjali:
by Aloka
Tue Mar 28, 2023 1:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome new admin Sam Vara!
Replies: 19
Views: 7565

Re: Welcome new admin Sam Vara!

Congratulations, and good luck for the future, Sam.

:anjali:
by Aloka
Tue Mar 28, 2023 1:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Renouncing my admin & moderator roles at Dhamma Wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 4196

Re: Renouncing my admin & moderator roles at Dhamma Wheel

Wishing you all the very best as always, Paul.

:anjali:
by Aloka
Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mara's bribes
Replies: 99
Views: 6103

Re: Mara's bribes

form wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:41 am A lot of talks about Mara. But has anyone encounter the manifestation of him as a physical being?
Here's Ajahn Amaro discussing Mara.




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by Aloka
Sat Mar 18, 2023 1:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Vajrayana Buddhism a valid way to enlightenment?
Replies: 83
Views: 5278

Re: Is Vajrayana Buddhism a valid way to enlightenment?

. This might be helpful for anyone who's genuinely interested, (rather than just copying and posting random stuff from the internet.) I have personally attended Mingyur Rinpoche's teachings in the past - and he is is an excellent teacher: https://learning.tergar.org/course_library/vajrayana-online/v...
by Aloka
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Vajrayana Buddhism a valid way to enlightenment?
Replies: 83
Views: 5278

Re: Is Vajrayana Buddhism a valid way to enlightenment?

Uniting meditation study & practice with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.




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