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by bodom
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahant with greed and aversion
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Arahant with greed and aversion

dhammarelax wrote:Dear friends

Could you give me the sutta refference that says the from time to time the arahant changes his perception to balance his greed/aversion, he changes it to perceive the beutifull in the ugly eg


You won't find a sutta that describes an Arahant with greed and aversion.

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Anyone explain Ajahn Chah's Experience ?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Can Anyone explain Ajahn Chah's Experience ?

As Ajahn Chah himself says of the experience : When I came out of this condition, I returned to my normal state of mind, and the question arose, "What was that?" The answer came, 'These things are just what they are; there's no need to doubt them:' Just this much said, and my mind could ac...
by bodom
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Been a long time!
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Been a long time!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clarifying Buddhist position on prayer
Replies: 35
Views: 1049

Re: Clarifying Buddhist position on prayer

This was the Buddhas advice regarding prayer: Then Anathapindika the householder went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there the Blessed One said to him: "These five things, householder, are welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard...
by bodom
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A fake Ajahn Chah quote?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: A fake Ajahn Chah quote?

Its in part 2 of A Tree in a Forest (A collection of Ajahn Chah's similes) : Cars All religions are like different cars moving in the same direction. People who don't see it like that have no light in their hearts. http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/tree-forest.pdf :anjali: Thanks. :namaste:
by bodom
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A fake Ajahn Chah quote?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: A fake Ajahn Chah quote?

I own and have read everything in English by Ajahn Chah and dont recall this quote from anywhere. Could be wrong though.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: How did historical Buddha looked like?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

And what, brethren, are the Thirty-two Marks of the Superman, wherewith endowed two careers lie open to him and none other:—that of a Monarch, Turner of the Wheel … that of Buddha Supreme? (1) He hath feet with level tread. That this is so counts to him as one of the marks of the Superman. (2) More...
by bodom
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Huston Smith (1919-2016)
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Huston Smith (1919-2016)

:candle:

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from saṃsāra
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Hello from saṃsāra

:namaste: I've been visiting a wat in the United States of America. Before that spent a lot of time studying zen. I'm interested in the lesser vehicle. The monks and novices have been very helpful in understanding portions of the teachings. Also with various meditation techniques. :anjali: Welcome ...
by bodom
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HI Everyone !
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: HI Everyone !

Welcome!

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by bodom
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fill in the blank fields
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Fill in the blank fields

Welcome!

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by bodom
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder

Happy birthday David!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Arizona
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Hello from Arizona

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suttanipata trans. by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Suttanipata trans. by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi

I did mention it in passing here: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=20670#p289323 :anjali: Mike Looks like he's been working on it for a long time. Makes sense, 1568 pages is a real boatload. Must be a lot of new material because Sn itself is probably less than 100 pages. Apparently it is ...
by bodom
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christmas Day: A Bodhisatta of Compassion
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Christmas Day: A Bodhisatta of Compassion

Christmas Day: A Bodhisatta of Compassion Ajahn Karuṇadhammo • December 2012 It’s Christmas day. I don’t know much about Christianity. Even though I grew up as a Christian, I wasn’t very attentive to the religion. As Buddhists, we can sometimes have our own limited perspectives about Christianity. ...
by bodom
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi From Orlando Florida!
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Hi From Orlando Florida!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, still searching
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Hello, still searching

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oneness in buddhism
Replies: 20
Views: 376

Re: oneness in buddhism

We Are Not One Twenty-five years ago, one of my teachers, Ajaan Suwat, led a meditation retreat in Massachusetts for which I served as translator. During a group interview session one afternoon, a retreatant new to Buddhism quipped, “You guys would have a good religion here if only you had a God. T...
by bodom
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The so called conspiracy theories have ended up true
Replies: 34
Views: 1016

Re: The so called conspiracy theories have ended up true

"This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? Havi...

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