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by Laurens
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 105
Views: 164610

Re: Pali Resources

I stumbled upon this the other day... http://www.vridhamma.org/Pali-Primar-Online.aspx it might be useful for some. Thanks for posting that! I was looking for it at that site the other day, but couldn't find the page. :thanks: Not a problem. I am going through some of the lessons myself, the only p...
by Laurens
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Best Dharma Talks
Replies: 43
Views: 18770

Re: Best Dharma Talks

by Laurens
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 105
Views: 164610

Re: Pali Resources

I stumbled upon this the other day... http://www.vridhamma.org/Pali-Primar-Online.aspx it might be useful for some.
by Laurens
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Music game
Replies: 476
Views: 45867

Re: Music game

Neil Young
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(I think I'm playing it right lol)
by Laurens
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation is dangerous?
Replies: 25
Views: 4705

Re: Meditation is dangerous?

I think the harm in meditation comes from following un-buddhist techniques, such as those that supposedly open up our third eye, or take us out of our bodies. Basically meditation with something other than the ceasation of suffering and the devolopment of wisdom as its goal is harmful in my view. As...
by Laurens
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: Hi

Hello and welcome

Do not be embarressed by any questions that you might have - there is no such thing as a stupid question. At least in Buddhism there isn't anyway. You won't be judged by what you know or don't know.

Best wishes
Laurens
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Wat Pa Pong - N.E. Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

Re: Wat Pa Pong - N.E. Thailand

Wow, nice photos, thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,
Laurens.
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept
Replies: 86
Views: 18208

Re: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept

It's a tough question, because while anti-psychotics do intoxicate, you have to consider which type of intoxication is worse, the intoxication of psychosis or the intoxication of anti-psychotic drugs? From what I have seen the intoxication of psychosis can be more dangerous, but obviously it varies ...
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: mental illness
Replies: 29
Views: 7887

Re: mental illness

Laurens, I am not insisting that we are qualified to treat them (some of us might be, some might not). I am insisting that the mental health system's competency in this area be taken into question, or else not recommended. The techniques used today have poor success rates, and are not as tried and ...
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: mental illness
Replies: 29
Views: 7887

Re: mental illness

I think those rules are in place simply because we are Buddhists, not doctors. If a person is suffering from mental health issues we are not qualified to offer advice. Because the majority of us are unqualified to treat or offer advice to people suffering from mental illness, it could potentially re...
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1177897

Re: Word Association Game

sinew
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some questions about walking meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: Some questions about walking meditation

Manapa wrote:Bud-dho can be used with walking meditation but I am sure there are others here with more experiance to help.
I would essentially say you know what to do!
Thanks. I'll get doing it then!

All the best
Laurens
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dana - suggested places to make donations
Replies: 76
Views: 136162

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

I don't know if it is entirely relevant to this topic, but here is a site in which for each question you answer correctly they donate 10 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.

http://www.freerice.com/
by Laurens
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some questions about walking meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Some questions about walking meditation

I have been doing sitting meditation for a good while now, but I feel I want to incorperate walking meditation into my practice more, as I hear that it has many benefits. My meditation practice is to follow the breath around the tip of the nose, I use 'Bud-dho' to aid my concentration. I understand ...
by Laurens
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Self-Defense
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Musings on Self-Defense

From a biography of Ajahn Chah by Ajahn Jayasaro: "He [Ajahn Chah] had one experience where he was in his glot [??] in the forest and these wild dogs came. It was very freightening cause you've just got a very thin cotton curtain between you and all these very fierce wild dogs, but again this idea o...