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by suriyopama
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddhist Flowchart Diagram for Engineers
Replies: 14
Views: 16419

Re: Buddhist Flowchart Diagram for Engineers

A small detail: I think that the red arrow coming down from the hindrances should not go to the "intention to transcend..." line but down to "You are here" block. Having had the intention to follow the path does not assure that the intention will be maintained. Like this: https://i.ibb.co/hHDg4wx/ar...
by suriyopama
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddhist Flowchart Diagram for Engineers
Replies: 14
Views: 16419

Re: Buddhist Flowchart Diagram for Engineers

The links to image files seems broken at the moment. :anjali: I forgot about that graphic. Thank you for the reminder Updated links English: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3c2n0s9uriiyr5q/Path%20Flowchart%20Rev3.jpg?dl=0 Spanish: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ff82r9l4bw400de/Path%20Flowchart%20Spanish%20Rev...
by suriyopama
Mon May 04, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West
Replies: 18
Views: 18261

Re: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

I am living in Thailand since 2010 and I observe that a large number of people goes to the temple with the primary objective of donating food or other goods to the monks. Tamboon (offering) is deeply rooted into the behavior since a very young age. I have to admit that the first time I visited a mon...
by suriyopama
Sun May 03, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West
Replies: 18
Views: 18261

Reason for visiing the monastery. East vs West

"[In late 2019] I was in Thailand. While I was there, I went to pay my respects to Ajaan Uthai, a student of Ajaan Funn. When I arrived, there was already a group of laypeople visiting with him. He asked me a couple of questions about life here at Wat Metta. And one of them was, “When Westerners com...
by suriyopama
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO
Replies: 11
Views: 1459

Re: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO

The information at The Nation is correct, although the title is not accurate "Culture Minister Itthipol Khunpluem announced that their legacies had been praised the Unesco General Conference in Paris on Monday (November 25), where the anniversaries of dates in important peace figures’ lives coming u...
by suriyopama
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO
Replies: 11
Views: 1459

Re: Ajahn Mun honoured by UNESCO

The only official document released so far by UNESCO is a list of proposals by member states for the celebration of anniversaries in 2020-2021 in which UNESCO could be associated. The proposal was presented by Thailand, seconded by China and Vietnam (7) 150e anniversaire de la naissance du Vénérable...
by suriyopama
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 6912

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

Perezoso wrote: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 pm From reading about Buddhism ...
Time to start practicing, to see for yourself? :smile:
by suriyopama
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sensual desire as a Layman
Replies: 24
Views: 5503

Re: Sensual desire as a Layman

Ashuba doesn’t work for me, no matter how many corpses I see. Would you renounce to eat fresh food because you have seen and smell rotten food? Would you not admire a beautiful flower because you have realized that all flowers decay at some point? On the contrary, that leads me to appreciate the mom...
by suriyopama
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: As described in the Suttas: Why would a butcher sit at a crossroad to cut a cow into pieces?
Replies: 7
Views: 3059

Re: As described in the Suttas: Why would a butcher sit at a crossroad to cut a cow into pieces?

dharmacorps wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:54 am From my understanding, a "crossroads" was a common place of commerce at the time of the Buddha. So the butcher was probably going to sell the meat of the cow after he was done taking it apart.
That makes sense. Thank you for the explanation
by suriyopama
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: As described in the Suttas: Why would a butcher sit at a crossroad to cut a cow into pieces?
Replies: 7
Views: 3059

As described in the Suttas: Why would a butcher sit at a crossroad to cut a cow into pieces?

MN 119 Kayagata-sati Sutta: Mindfulness Immersed in the Body "Furthermore, the monk contemplates this very body — however it stands, however it is disposed — in terms of properties: 'In this body there is the earth property, the liquid property, the fire property, & the wind property.' Just as a sk...
by suriyopama
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Vipassana meditation as taught by Luangpor Pramote
Replies: 8
Views: 5703

Re: Vipassana meditation as taught by Luangpor Pramote

My wife was a disciple of Phra Pramote, in Chonburi, following his meditation instructions for several years. It lead her to strange episodes during the meditation that kept her away from practicing meditation for more than 18 years, until now. She says that his method was misleading. Not offering a...
by suriyopama
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Physical posture during seated meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 8130

Re: Physical posture during seated meditation

According to Ajahn Brahm, deep meditation can be attained in the most unorthodox positions. Just be comfortable, according to the characteristics of your body. If you can sit cross-legged with the back erect, that's fine. If you cannot and you need a chair, that's fine. If you are walking or laying ...
by suriyopama
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Physical posture during seated meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 8130

Re: Physical posture during seated meditation

The Sacroiliac joint is of utmost importance. Not only should that joint be straightened as much as one can - it should be in a position where one can let go of dukkha there from. The SI joint is the absolute key to achieving rapture during meditation - and also for achieving rapture as a element o...
by suriyopama
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile
Replies: 5
Views: 2531

Re: 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile

Very interesting.

No greed, good intentions, and probably a great bunch of good kamma from the past. That seems to lead to a healthy life.
by suriyopama
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Saccharomyces Boulardi, the probiotic that I've ordered, is a yeast extracted from lychee and mangosteen. That is the reason why I have decided to try it, given my experience with natural mangosteen. Hope it works. Please, let us know if it is helpful against C.diff. I am getting mixed results. I s...