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by Kare
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana - Insight Knowledge
Replies: 138
Views: 24267

Re: Vipassana - Insight Knowledge

The Zen master Roshi Kapleau was asked if he was enlightened. He responded, " if I say no, all the beginners will leave and never come back. If I say yes, all of the advanced students will leave and never come back. " A Zen master, but the response could apply to anyone from any tradition. :goodpost:
by Kare
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddhists in jain texts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2476

Re: buddhists in jain texts?

I don't know about Jains, but there is a book with the title: "Buddhism as presented by the Brahmanical systems", by Chitrarekha V. Kher. I have not read it yet, but it seems to give informations about the Hindu views of Buddhism.
by Kare
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from norway!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Hello from norway!!

Hi :namaste: I am Ann from norway, beeing a buddhist for many years now, but i don`t know other norweagian buddhist around here, i know only thaiwomen as buddhists here, most of them live ca.2 hours from here, so when there is celebration or ceremony i go with them, only me norweagian then.. I hope...
by Kare
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'm confused about the different meditation methods
Replies: 19
Views: 4563

Re: I'm confused about the different meditation methods

This is what I call real serendipity! I was searching for this quote from the Tipitaka, and could not remember where to find it. After spending half an hour leafing through files and books, I felt I had to relax a bit and have a look at The Dhamma Wheel. And there I found just the quote I was lookin...
by Kare
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'm confused about the different meditation methods
Replies: 19
Views: 4563

Re: I'm confused about the different meditation methods

You have already got very good advice from several persons here. I just would like to add a quote from Jack Kornfield, 'Living Buddhist Masters': A Western monk once asked permission of his forest teacher to journey to Burma to try the intensive meditation systems of several other well-known teacher...
by Kare
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Old Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 3577

Re: Old Buddha

Wow thanks for the pics :) On an image of Buddha as an old man, its a shame there arent any statues of him at old age. For me it would make it more life like Why don't you make one? Or ask some sculptor to make one? People seem to have felt free to make Buddha images in a large variety of shapes al...
by Kare
Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: To buy hardcopy or print e-Dhammabooks
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: To buy hardcopy or print e-Dhammabooks

Print one page. Memorize it. :reading:
Throw it away.
Then print the next page ... :rofl:
by Kare
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Life without Men
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Life without Men

If we are heading for a world without men, we should lose no time reviving the bhikkhuni order! :rofl:
by Kare
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: if you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 81
Views: 12855

Re: if you could ask the Buddha one question

It doesn't take much to turn the OP into a realistic question: "What do you think is the single most important question you could ask a wise teacher?" Which is quite another situation. Far from being a useless question I have found it to be very relevant. When I get an opportunity to talk with Bhik...
by Kare
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: if you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 81
Views: 12855

Re: if you could ask the Buddha one question

Friends, this is a futile and pointless exercize. Fantasizing about posing a question to a person we never are going to meet will only lead into a tangle and a thicket of views. Let us put intelligent and penetrating questions to ourselves, to our teachers, to our kalyanamittas and to the Tipitaka. ...
by Kare
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: if you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 81
Views: 12855

Re: if you could ask the Buddha one question

Well, my first impulse was to kill him ... or rather to kill the hallucination of being able to put a question to a guy who has been dead for more than 2000 years. But then I thought that one should treat even one's hallucinations with some kind of metta ... so therefore I would just ask: "How can I...
by Kare
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?
Replies: 24
Views: 6268

Re: Is enlightenment possible without a teacher?

Is Nibbana (or at least sotapatti) possible to attain without a teacher or a kalyanamitta? There are rumors about a guy called Gotama who did it ... :D Of course it is helpful to have access to a teacher. A living person who can answer your questions and give guidance is most useful. But remember t...
by Kare
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: if you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 81
Views: 12855

Re: if you could ask the Buddha one question

"How can I help you, my friend?"
by Kare
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 20
Views: 2770

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

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It's great studying music.
Wonderful tremolo playing! :anjali: :clap:

Many years ago, when I played the guitar, I never quite managed to make tremolos sound even - not even close to even ...
by Kare
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Brahm's Basic Method of Meditation
Replies: 37
Views: 6528

Re: Brahm's Basic Method of Meditation

Nathan, I'm not sure what you are arguing about. Ajahn Brahm teaches breath meditation and jhana meditation. He simply teaches these as steps that are built upon present moment meditation. Different people will like different approaches to meditation. I do not see any need to criticize one or extol...