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by Biija
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 687
Views: 229276

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

I'm curious: is there a name for your condition? I'd like to know more about it. The second doctor did not mention a name for my condition. He said that I have no problem, it's just a physical characteristic. He said that I stayed under catabolic state for long periods of time (days, weeks, month) ...
by Biija
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 687
Views: 229276

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

It would seem you meet the medical criteria for being given special exemption to eat after 12pm, however finding a monastery that accepts that and allows it may not be as easy, a note from your doctor would help, I would talk to the monastery before taking up residence and make sure they allow you ...
by Biija
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 687
Views: 229276

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

How was it at the monastery you were at? Did the monks have juice or any food in the evenings? The reason I ask, is I have heard that many monks do eat some of the allowable tonics in the evening when the hunger pains are too strong. This is considered allowable for an ill monk and some have interp...
by Biija
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 687
Views: 229276

I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

Sawadee krap! _/\_ Recently, I lived 3 months in Thai monasteries with the intention to go forth. I really enjoyed the lifestyle and I was invited to become an anagarika. Except for one thing I could not continue: nutrition . I got sick after one month of eating only one meal a day (09h30 AM), so I ...
by Biija
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 18286

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

This is essentially a link to the PDF of everything I have memorised, and what I used http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/bm2.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; if you start memorising the pali satipatthana I have a good sound file to help. Hello, friends. Has anyone got the PDF file men...
by Biija
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monasticim and parental permission
Replies: 37
Views: 10458

Re: Monasticim and parental permission

Would it be valid? I don't know what the policy is at Wat Bananas, but at most Thai wats they will just take your word for it (that is, if they even bother to ask you about it). At the few which require evidence a letter from your parents will suffice. Dear Bhante, thanks for the information. I tak...
by Biija
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monasticim and parental permission
Replies: 37
Views: 10458

Re: Monasticim and parental permission

Hi, fellows! I'll become an anagaraka at Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand. I'm 29 years old, have a sister almost two years older than me and my parents allow me to ordain. Although the full ordination is still an uncertain event, must I request to my parents an authenticated letter in which they give me ...
by Biija
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Problems continuing my practice
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Problems continuing my practice

Hello, NerdyPete! If something is not going well in your meditation practice, it probably has to do with one of the Five Hindrances or a combination of them. I strongly recommend a dhamma talk given by Ajahn Brahmavamso on the Five Hindrances (see link below). We all make mistakes, we're not perfect...
by Biija
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: white robes
Replies: 40
Views: 8822

Re: white robes

gavesako wrote:They should have white clothes for you, or they can tell you where to go to buy some (probably just in the village nearby).
Thank very much, Ven. Gavesako!
by Biija
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: white robes
Replies: 40
Views: 8822

Re: white robes

Why not ask the people at Wat Pah Nanachat? I am sure they won't mind you asking a few important questions like that. Anyway, good luck with the noble plans! Thanks for the good luck message, David! :twothumbsup: For sure, It would be the best way, but the communication with WPN is difficult. I wou...
by Biija
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: white robes
Replies: 40
Views: 8822

Re: white robes

Hi everyone! I'm going to arrive at Wat Pah Nanachat on January 2, 2014 to live there as an anagarika. I need to know if I must buy the white robes or if the WPN provides it. If I have to buy, where could I find it in Bangkok near the International Airport or in Ubon Ratchathani near the airport, to...
by Biija
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 10820

Re: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

What is currently holding you back from ordaining? Nothing. But before the decision I thought a lot about my parents and my pets. How long have you been practicing Buddhism? Seriously, about 3 years. How old are you (not really relevant, just curious)? 29 Do you have a particular place you would lik...
by Biija
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Brazil
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Re: Greetings from Brazil

OBRIGADO!!! :twothumbsup:
by Biija
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Brazil
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Greetings from Brazil

Hello everyone! Needless to say that this is my first postage at DhammaWheel.Com, but I've been here as a visitor many, many times and I've always been benefited. I thank everybody for sharing their knowledge. Here in Brazil, we have a huge Japanese community and for that reason the Mahayana Buddhis...