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by DNS
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 687
Views: 214339

Re: Why one meal a day?

It depends on the type of food you eat. If one eats a lot of meat and other things that cause constipation, then you'll have constipation. If one eats more nutritious foods, with fiber, then it doesn't matter if one eats the calories for the day in one meal. I think it would be better to consume all...
by DNS
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Wonderful re-birth story from Sri Lanka!
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Wonderful re-birth story from Sri Lanka!

Out of curiousity, why the one year gap? I had thought that in Theravāda, one death leads into the next birth instantly. Does time not play into this? One thought followed by another thought so rebirth shld be instant.. im also confused Don't forget the 9 month pregnancy, since rebirth is around th...
by DNS
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: "Bad Gateway" and various sign in issues
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: "Bad Gateway" and various sign in issues

Should be fixed now.
by DNS
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Nirvana of the Arhat and the Nirvana of the Buddha, and also the difference between an Arhat and a Buddha.
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: The Nirvana of the Arhat and the Nirvana of the Buddha, and also the difference between an Arhat and a Buddha.

The truth is Theravada does not understand the true nature of nirvana of the buddha. Why? Because Theravada explains the path to arhatship. Mahayana explains the path to Buddhahood. That is a Mahayana view. https://dharmawheel.net/ The Theravada view is that an arahant is one who attains full enlig...
by DNS
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How long are my posts moderated for?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: How long are my posts moderated for?

All new members have their first several posts moderated. This is to make sure a new members isn't coming here to spam or to proselytize another religion. There is no set number, but as long as you continue posting within the terms of service, moderated status will be removed. And then your posts wi...
by DNS
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Four Noble Truths
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Four Noble Truths

The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, the Buddha’s teaching on the Four Noble Truths, has been the main reference that I have used for my practice over the years. It is the teaching we used in our monastery in Thailand. The Theravada school of Buddhism regards this sutta as the quintessence of the teach...
by DNS
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 616

Re: help with a mother's request

Son = putta (use caution, ... It seems like mara has taken so many beautiful and meaningful words and made the illusions of them being phonetically copied in vulgar slang. Some of the most meaningful ancient Sanskrit words have had this happen to them as well. Very sad. The swastika is another exam...
by DNS
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 616

Re: help with a mother's request

SDC wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:34 am Son = putta (use caution, the Spanish word puta means "bitch" and puto even worse than that)
:D Good point, especially in the U.S. where Spanish is the de facto second language.
by DNS
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Dhamma Wheel memorial thread
Replies: 9
Views: 13091

Re: Dhamma Wheel memorial thread

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by DNS
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 44
Views: 1417

Re: death of forum member dylanj

Oh no! Very sad! Thanks for letting us know.

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by DNS
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newly Joined
Replies: 24
Views: 543

Re: Newly Joined

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: Venerable Dhammanando's video

Kapok, yes, as Mr Man noted. It is common in Zen zafus. https://zafu.net/product/kapok https://www.amazon.com/Kapok-Zafu-Meditation-Cushion-Black/dp/B000HG5OWQ It is very hard and dense. But it becomes softer and more cushiony with use. If you go to someone's home and see a dense, hard zafu, that me...
by DNS
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando's video
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: Venerable Dhammanando's video

You never know what will come up during your meditation. Check out the dog blocking the path of walking meditation, around the 10:00 mark. That's good that wasn't edited out.
by DNS
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhist birthdays
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Buddhist birthdays

I think there are a few cultures that count birth from around conception, rather than the cutting of the umbilical cord.

I wonder if some modern cultures would have been less receptive to abortion, if we had counted birth age from conception rather than the pregnancy coming to term.
by DNS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 1186

Re: Theravāda is

Is Theravāda the bearer of the torch, or is it merely a schismatic sect? Just imagine a scene similar to the world open martial arts championship, at one corner of the ring is Mara, the undisputed world heavyweight champion, and the opposite end are his many challengers from all different styles: T...