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by Manopubbangama
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 2961

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

Buddha said the biggest threat to Buddhism come from within. This. Buddhists historically have an incredible knack for routing Mohammadanism. Its aggressive inroads into Burma are not even making waves against a Nobel-Peace-Prize winning Pacifist. And the theology? With the murderous prophet who dr...
by Manopubbangama
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, May you all be peaceful...
Replies: 30
Views: 7893

Re: Hello, May you all be peaceful...

SDA has taught much here, and many have learned from him. He is a Buddhist. Actually, I have not noticed many teachings at all. Just trite remarks, copy & paste and novice questions about SN 44.10. My welcome to SDA I regard as appropriate. Also, SDA appears to be the "twin" of Manopubbangama, in t...
by Manopubbangama
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, May you all be peaceful...
Replies: 30
Views: 7893

Re: Hello, May you all be peaceful...

DooDoot wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:22 pm
  • A forty-something man
    Glad to have a chance to learn from Theravada Community
_/\_ _/\_ _/\_
I hope you learn here also. :smile:
SDA has taught much here, and many have learned from him. He is a Buddhist.

May you learn from him, as well. :meditate:
by Manopubbangama
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 200
Views: 23548

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

Christians are people who will rejoice when many many people burn in hell for all eternity. That ought to tell you something about Christians. SDA, imagine if these spiritual crossdressers knew the truth of the Buddhist hells . They would go back to their psychoanalysis and Marxism quicker than you...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist view on Christianity
Replies: 200
Views: 23548

Re: Buddhist view on Christianity

I love christians. Whenever I hear the word "christian," my mind automatically associates it with kindness, compassion, sympathy, un-selfishness, & "Silent Night." I can't help loving ever so pure extremely pious princess Mary from Tolstoy's War and Peace. And, imo, I love Jesus Christ for saving t...
by Manopubbangama
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 4169

Re: VIRIYA

There is a manly Viriya in Dhamma but is only about developing kusala and reducing akusala. Puthujjana Viriya is either akusala or mixed. If one is using akusala viriya there may be a toxicity. When toxicity is involved there will be a kamma result on the spot or later kamma result. Some ordinary e...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and personalities
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Buddhism and personalities

Hello Manopubbangama :hello: I'm not sure I'm familiar with the phenomenon you're referring to, could you PM me as you suggested? Is it your experience that this is more likely to occur with Buddhists of Western backgrounds (assuming that's what you mean by "converts")? Also, what is the 'broken-bu...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right view comes first
Replies: 21
Views: 2110

Re: Why right view comes first

Is the right view really more important than: Now, there are two destinations for a person with wrong view , I tell you: either hell or the animal womb. Yodhajiva Sutta Yeah! I'm glad and feel lucky, my friend, to see you write in full sentences, despite being quoted partially and giving me the ans...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why Thailand's women are so successful in business (but not politics)
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Why Thailand's women are so successful in business (but not politics)

In Thailand, I always had the impression women were historically encouraged to go into business father of my wife So you claim to be married and also a celibate agarika at the same time? :shrug: Either way, I'm happy these Thai women are making their come up in a big way, girls gotta hustle, too. I...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 371
Views: 68068

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

PeterC86 wrote: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:07 pm Greetings to you all,

I recently attained Nirvana.
Only once?

I attained Nirvana three times:

1) Bleach
2) Nevermind
3) In Utero

The second time was the best.

How is it, btw?

Nirvana?
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 9961

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Because as per the OP, this topic is about sexual abuse and misconduct perpetrated by certain Buddhist monastics and teachers, and the dubious "relationships" they have with certain lay followers. Well, I know personally one thai "monk" (who posits himself as "an abbot" and "a teacher") who can be ...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Life Essence retainment - Update
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Life Essence retainment - Update

So I embarked on this journey originally when I was boxing as a young man, and now I started again about a week ago. I feel like my energy levels are about 75% - 125% higher depending on the time of day. I started waking up at 4 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. I don't know if this will taper off or not, I ho...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and personalities
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Buddhism and personalities

I noticed a trend in a huge amount of Buddhist converts on youtube. The first two minutes, the people wear the enlightenment-face; eyes as wide as a hindoo cow; smile from ear to ear, radiating orgasmic-piti, and then cut to 15 minutes in, 30 minutes in, etc, they start sweating, getting more opinio...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Coalface of Practice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: The World and I: where do you stand?

Greetings Dan74-MkII, The coalface of practice I referred to was 'personal experience', i.e. the feelings, sensations, perceptions, volitions and mental formations. Not as abstractions but actual lived experience. Right here and right now. So, basically, all those things that the Buddha repeatedly ...
by Manopubbangama
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 9961

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Actually I do not know you and your struggles and successes on the path are yours alone. If keeping the precepts -- maybe the most basic concept there is -- is beyond you, again this is not truly a matter of worry for me beyond feeling empathy for your struggle. Likewise, my dear! Self-respect is i...