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by chris98e
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: a mini journey
Replies: 0
Views: 842

a mini journey

Has anyone on here ever try to get to a Buddhist Temple but couldn't get to it because it was too far. That's what happened to me in 2006 when I tried to reach a Burmese temple in New Jersey through public transit but wasn't able to get to it. The temple was down the road but it was so late that I t...
by chris98e
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: a by-product of the suttas
Replies: 0
Views: 797

a by-product of the suttas

I just got done reading the Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin. It was a good book. Did anyone else read it?
:buddha2:
by chris98e
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bagvagita and the legend of Baggervance
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Bagvagita and the legend of Baggervance

Someone once told me that the movie legend of Baggervance was based on the Hindu book the Bagvagita. Is that true?
:candle:
by chris98e
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Meteor strike in Russia
Replies: 12
Views: 3547

Re: Meteor strike in Russia

Didn't an Astroid his Russia before around 1901. Anyway Russia is pretty luck that the Astroid hit river that was covered in ice rather than a city.
:coffee:
by chris98e
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and the worlds.
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Buddhism and the worlds.

Does the Buddha ever talk about there being different worlds? I know the abbhidamma does. But did the Buddha ever talk about there being different worlds. You know the six heavenly worlds and then the worlds below the six heavenly worlds?
:coffee:
by chris98e
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Universe Has Finite Lifespan, New Theory States
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: Universe Has Finite Lifespan, New Theory States

I recently took a biology class and the professor told the class that space is not infinite. I probably would have gave my belief that it is infinite if it weren't for that fact that he was the professor and I didn't want to make him my enemy or be in a disccussion where I had to decide on whether I...
by chris98e
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bagvagita and the legend of Baggervance
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Bagvagita and the legend of Baggervance

Has anyone read the Bagvagita and watch the movie the legend of Baggervance? And if so how closely do the two compare with eacher other?
:anjali:
by chris98e
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Hey what's up everyone? I'm back.
Replies: 0
Views: 748

Hey what's up everyone? I'm back.

What's up everyone. I'm back. Just took out The Long Discourses of the Buddha translated by Maurice Walshe. I trying to get back into the Nikayas and probably wouldn't have been able to do it without this discussion forum. I took some time off from this discussion forum to get my associates deggre f...
by chris98e
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: moral situations
Replies: 18
Views: 3431

Re: moral situations

But it can be argued that he was right for shooting the mugger. Or maybe it can't be. I don't know. I think the likely hood of me carrying a gun from now to the next 20 years is pretty low. So, i'll never be in that situation. I would end up giving up my money in that situation. haha. :reading:
by chris98e
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambaṭṭha Sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Ambaṭṭha Sutta

I have a question. It is about the DN 3 Ambaṭṭha Sutta - About Ambaṭṭha, Pride Humbled sutta. One of the thirty two marks of a great man is a sheath coverings his genitals. Ok that I can get by on. My question is how was Ambatha able to see the sheath over the buddha's genitals while the Buddha was ...
by chris98e
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: moral situations
Replies: 18
Views: 3431

Re: moral situations

some people have wonderful intentions, but they still make akusala kamma. take for example ascetics who abuse there bodies or animal sacrifices. good intentions there, not wholesome in the slightest. WISDOM and compassion. I don't think that I make akusala kamma through my intentions. There is of c...
by chris98e
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Books
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Buddhist Books

I think the whole book burning business is why I made the post. The title and the author was secondary to the whole book burning business. :soap:
by chris98e
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Books
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Buddhist Books

I read a Buddhist book once by a Thai Forest monk who came from the U.S. The book has a lily on the cover. I think it was called the mind and the way but when I looked that book up on the Internet it did not show the cover that I once had which was a cover with a lilly on it. Anyway the book said on...
by chris98e
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: moral situations
Replies: 18
Views: 3431

Re: moral situations

Is the first percept "I undertake the precept to abstain from killing living beings...unless in self defense"? No. The first precept is "I undertake the precept to abstain from killing living beings . " Sorry I'm not the perfect Buddhist you are Moth. By the way Moth you have a picture of a Monk ne...
by chris98e
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One Buddhist way or many?
Replies: 41
Views: 6101

Re: One Buddhist way or many?

but it is also better to fine tune how may view points you are trying to look from After reading all of your posts I think 1 out of 4 of you at least 50% aggreed with me. As a result, I am just going to disagree with one statement that I found out of the 4 posts. I hope I am not taking this quote o...