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by nrose619
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Kamma's influence
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Kamma's influence

If a baby dies not long after its birth is that a result of kamma of a past life? and if so, what's to say that my life is not controlled by kamma of past lives?
by nrose619
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Impermanence

I understand that everything has a dependent arising but what about the impermanence of life? If someone is handicapped from birth mentally or physically isn't that limiting factor permanent?
by nrose619
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: spiritual realms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: spiritual realms?

Thank you for the reply. I recently have been moving away from the ideas of spirits, demons, and gods (Christianity) and when I discovered Buddhism it clicked with me and I began to feel at peace. I was just surprised that the Theravada practice confirmed spiritual realms, I always thought that was ...
by nrose619
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: spiritual realms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

spiritual realms?

I heard somewhere that types of Buddhism confirm the existence of "spiritual realms" do any of you have info on this? I have a hard time believing the Buddha would teach such things.
by nrose619
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving of essentials?
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Craving of essentials?

Thanks Ben very insightful :anjali:
by nrose619
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Emptiness

can someone explain in more detail the concept of emptiness? I read that it meant recognizing the world is empty of inherent existence and that with this realization one can see that their attachments to things are empty.
by nrose619
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving of essentials?
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Craving of essentials?

I understand the second noble truth that craving and desire are the source of suffering, but what about essential things like food and water? sometimes I can get really hungry and crave food. Is it wrong to crave things like food or water? and if it is, in what way should I handle them?
by nrose619
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

My mistake. Thank you for your response I will look into both aspects of Buddhism with care. :smile:
by nrose619
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Connecticut USA!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Greetings from Connecticut USA!!

Hey all! I've been reading the book "How to see yourself as you really are" by his holiness the Dalai Lama and other books on Buddhism. I am new but very interested in the buddhist philosophy and would be very grateful if you all would assist me in my journey. :buddha1: