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by polaris
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 61
Views: 14524

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

I'm bog Irish, and it's beyond me. Fortunately. What exactly is a "bog Irish". I don't know about "bog Irish" but I do know Irish "Guinness Stout" a black thick beer- taste quite good( I have stopped drinking totally- bad for my urinary problem I am afraid). Bog irish reminds me of the bog man they...
by polaris
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ejaculation but not intentional
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: ejaculation but not intentional

Oh ,you ladies out there reading this, do ladies get work up when they heard monks don't wear underwears? I know my housemate does, she was looking at me in a strange way. Polaris, if you ask a lot of questions like that, you'll find that a lot of people look at you in a strange way! ;) I don't thi...
by polaris
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: haiku
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: haiku

古い池や 蛙飛び込む 水の音 Translated here as in book: By the old pond The sound of frog Entering the water.    The above Japanese haiku by a famous Japanese poet named Munefusa Matsuo (he called himself Basho- which means Banana, a friend gave him a banana tree which he grew in his garden he like the banana tr...
by polaris
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 61
Views: 14524

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

it is for intellectual but not for rich alone, even poor if he can grasp can read it. I'm bog Irish, and it's beyond me. Fortunately. What exactly is a "bog Irish". I don't know about "bog Irish" but I do know Irish "Guinness Stout" a black thick beer- taste quite good( I have stopped drinking tota...
by polaris
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ejaculation but not intentional
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: ejaculation but not intentional

Can anyone tell me the reason or reasons why in Theravada tradition monks don't wear underwear? I believe, it's cultural, not particularly buddhist. In hot climate it's much easier to go without underwear, especially if you wear a skirt. In Myanmar, where most men wear traditional sarong, lay peopl...
by polaris
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 89
Views: 31451

Re: Lockdown Stress

So we have not looked at this "Lockdown Stress" and carefully analyze it have we? I believe human beings are not supposed to be living close together in large groups- example in flats or condominiums. We have built big cities all over the world. One day a more deadly virus will wipe out a lot more p...
by polaris
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: ejaculation but not intentional
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: ejaculation but not intentional

There are few people who has ejaculation problem like they eject sperm easily without any stimulus. if a guy like this ordains like monk and has this release of sperm problem when women around (but women is not responsible for this ejaculation) .. even with no lust thoughts it can come out .. so is...
by polaris
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Re: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?

Have you tried Boots in Khao San Road? You could phone and ask. Thank you Mr Man . I will go to Khao San Road Boots and see if they have them. And by the way, last night (21 April 2020) I was having pain (quite bad) I have no cream of cortisone or anything to relieve the pain so I took some ice and...
by polaris
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Re: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?

In Thailand I doubt even more that they have Preparation H. I've often seen it in the medical stores of Thai monasteries, which means it's probably quite readily available – the sort of thing that you could buy at Boots. I am now stuck in Thailand with the lockdown I believe I could get this medici...
by polaris
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 154
Views: 28218

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Dinsdale wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Theravada cannot be considered Hinayana, because it is not the Teaching of the Buddha.
But Mahāyāna (which one?) is I assume because of their sutras that totally came from the Buddha?
Mahayana is bigger and better and more American. 😆
Then it is not so good I believe.
by polaris
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Now this is samadhi !
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Now this is samadhi !

I have seen this video before. I think he is describing the second Jhana where you stop Vitakka and Vicara. This is a Samatha practice and not Vipassana. If you experience this while you practicing Vipassana it is called Vipassna upakelesa. (sidetracking vipassana) The problem with Sathguru is he n...
by polaris
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 154
Views: 28218

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

What exactly is a Vihara if it is not a temple? Waiting for your kind answer. Metta temple noun (BUILDING) a building used for the worship of a god or gods in some religions https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/temple For me, a Vihara is a place of practice, not of worship. :heart: M...
by polaris
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 154
Views: 28218

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

What Sheravanichkul reports happening is that some upper-class Siamese were educated at international schools by foreign teachers using English language textbooks. ... Presumably this also explains why one can find odd English translations at Thai Wats in the West (and sometimes in Thailand), descr...
by polaris
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

Re: Hello!

Bien venus à notre forum Luke!
I am giving you a french language welcome. Hope you like it.
by polaris
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Re: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?

There is a native American plant called witch hazel, which is an astringent. It causes swollen tissues to shrink, and is often used in the US for hemorrhoids. Use the pre-soaked pads or just put some on a piece of cotton or soft cloth and apply to the painful areas. Works very well on internal and ...