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by tamdrin
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Please help me join a monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 8308

Re: Please help me join a monastery

As a Buddhist you must accept that this bad situation you have in the lay life is your karma coming from a past life. Nooo Tamdrin no! 😩 Kamma is only one of many things which cause our life situation. And we can change that with effort and action. The Buddha does not teach us to be fatalistic. He ...
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Please help me join a monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 8308

Re: Please help me join a monastery

I would think twice before running away from your problems to become a monk. It is unlikely that this would solve your problems. I am living in Thailand and I know that the life of a Theravada monk is very challenging. So many rules to follow and no room for independence. As a Buddhist you must acce...
by tamdrin
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?
Replies: 26
Views: 5881

Re: Is it good karma to be born as a westerner?

One great Tibetan teacher said it's better to be born as a stray temple dog of a country with dharma than a king of a country without dharma. I'm not sure if this is true but you get the point. However, in modern times thanks to technology, everyone can have access to the teachings. It's very import...
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what u think of tantra?
Replies: 47
Views: 11884

Re: what u think of tantra?

Buddhist Tantra is authentic. Taught by the Buddha Shakyamuni and other Buddhas to select disciples. It brings real results too as can be seen at the time of death of many Tibetan meditators. C'mon. Don't uncritically adopt tibetan myths. Tibetan meditators' deaths aren't different from death of an...
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Maha Bodhi Temple Replicas
Replies: 55
Views: 54504

Re: Maha Bodhi Temple Replicas

Looks like making replicas of the Mahabodhi temple is a popular merit making activity in Myanmar!
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what u think of tantra?
Replies: 47
Views: 11884

Re: what u think of tantra?

Buddhist Tantra is authentic. Taught by the Buddha Shakyamuni and other Buddhas to select disciples. It brings real results too as can be seen at the time of death of many Tibetan meditators.
by tamdrin
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 8978

Re: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?

Digity wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:30 pm
tamdrin wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:34 am Not drinking alcohol is the most difficult one for me.
This has gotten a lot easier for me over time. Have you recently given it up?

Not really. I think the cravings are genetic. MY parents drink a lot.
by tamdrin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 4244

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

Hi, My father has oral cancer stage 4 and just found out about 1 month ago. Before that the doctor just gave my father pain killers, they didnt care because it was free service and my father use to live alone so it wasnt until my brother took him to good paid hospital that we found out. Alright, so...
by tamdrin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Going for refuge to the Buddha
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Going for refuge to the Buddha

I found this passage from the mahasamaya sutta comforting.

"Then another devata recited this verse in the Blessed One's presence:


Those who have gone to the Buddha for refuge
Will not go to the plane of woe.
On discarding the human body,
They will fill the hosts of the devas"

Best wishes,
by tamdrin
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: lady visakha
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: lady visakha

Thanks,

But this is not exactly what I was looking for. I am looking for details about her live as a supreme benefactor of the sangha.
by tamdrin
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: lady visakha
Replies: 3
Views: 388

lady visakha

What are the textual sources that will allow me to find more about this model lay woman during the time of Buddha? Suttas or otherwise?

Thanks.
by tamdrin
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: donation to monestry
Replies: 9
Views: 3557

Re: donation to monestry

confusedlayman wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:06 am Thanks my aim is to support all tradition (theraveda, tibet and mahayana)
This is a good aim :anjali:
by tamdrin
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 18402

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Sarath. I would be careful who you call a "heretic". You, frankly, sound like a nutjob in doing so. Ajahn Sumedho is a very senior and good monk and has done a lot for the spread of Buddhism.
by tamdrin
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 220
Views: 119089

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

If I don't get to the levels of meditation I seek in this life I am committed to keep trying even if that is in future rebirths. Don't give up! But keep a balanced approach with metta and relaxation towards oneself.