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Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Melbourne
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: Hi from Melbourne

:hello: Welcome!
by DNS
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Re: Another rookie

Lazy_eye wrote: after, of all things, finding a dhamma text in the drawer of a hotel where I was staying. Yep, right there with the Gideon's and the Book of Mormon.
Cool. :jedi:

:hello:
by DNS
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Re: Why ?

Hi Joop, I remember your good posts. Here we have four Modern Theravada sub-forums and I remember how you liked to post in the Modern Theravada, so your views and knowledge are certainly welcome here! As for the DhammaWheel.com being censored out over there, here is some advice from the Buddha about...
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhagosa
Replies: 47
Views: 12752

Re: Buddhagosa

I have read and studied the Visudhimagga and found it to be somewhat helpful. I would not place it in the same high regard as the Pali Canon (not saying that anyone else does), but still useful. The only perhaps unusual feature of the epic is that it is about 1,000 pages long and primarily based on ...
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambedkarites
Replies: 28
Views: 8952

Re: Ambedkarites

Individual wrote: Why does it matter to you?
Individual
To get educated on the matter, silly.

:popcorn:
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Its a girl!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 8188

Re: Its a girl!!!!

Excellent! Sadhu!

Congratulations!

What a great name! The best part about that name is that it is Buddhist (Maha-Maya-devi, Buddha's mother) and still very Western and modern.

:clap:
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambedkarites
Replies: 28
Views: 8952

Ambedkarites

The Ambedkarites are those Buddhists (usually from the Dalit - untouchable caste of India) who follow the teachings of Dr. Ambedkar and converted to Buddhism. I received an e-mail from an Ambedkarite asking me for "proof" that the Buddha taught re-birth and in the 31 planes of existence. He claimed ...
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Economics
Replies: 19
Views: 6857

Re: Buddhist Economics

Here is an interesting video, which explains the American system of government, well at least "in theory": http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It is sort of the Libertarian Party view, which is some ways is middle way between No government and Total gove...
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Food
Replies: 5
Views: 2932

Re: Food

By food in the Suttas, do you mean which foods are acceptable or which foods the Buddha ate? If it is the latter, I have had a strong interest in that subject and have compiled some references to the exact foods the Buddha ate. They are compiled here: http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Diet_of_Bu...
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: background/upbringing, how important?
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: background/upbringing, how important?

Raised Jewish, now a JuBu, lived in Israel for a couple of years, visited the Temple Mount and Wailing Wall almost daily, now my favorite spot is the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, visited it in year 2006, can't wait to go back. Is background important? Apparently so, at least for me.
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Beginners questions
Replies: 33
Views: 9082

Re: Beginners questions

"Now this, monks, is the noble truth of stress:1 Birth is stressful, aging is stressful, death is stressful; sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair are stressful; association with the unbeloved is stressful, separation from the loved is stressful, not getting what is wanted is stressful. In...
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A hello and a request
Replies: 17
Views: 5521

Re: A hello and a request

Welcome! Cool name for your site. :thumbsup:
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tiltbillings - Global Moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 6739

Re: Tiltbillings - Global Moderator

:hello: Welcome! :toast:
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: book or sutta club??
Replies: 36
Views: 8462

Re: book or sutta club??

Bhante, like many other bhikkhus has many, many other duties that are off-line that we do not see, such as pastoral duties at his temple. I am happy about the wealth of time that we do get with great monks like Bhante Dhammanando and the others who post here. We cannot expect the monks here to take ...
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 1 - MN 26. Ariyapariyesanā Sutta
Replies: 26
Views: 10483

Re: MN Session 1 - MN 26. Ariyapariyesanā Sutta

Yes and no. They are sometimes considered or counted as the '7th' and '8th' jhanas, but are actually part of the formless realms. The jhanas are the first four material states and to follow them are the four formless states or realms and then 'cessation.'