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by GrahamR
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feng Shui
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Feng Shui

Since I am a Chinese, I do not sure whether to believe it or not. I do hope that after me, my family and generations will live more peaceful and wise. So I not sure does grave placement affects the following generations. My intention is for them to be good. But if I practice it, will I be against B...
by GrahamR
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feng Shui
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Feng Shui

In Asia here a lot of Chinese believe in Feng Shui. They said that the wealth and health of the following generations depended on the grave of the elders. Something like if that grave is situated in the place with good and big mountains and hill, the next generation will be wealthy and so; if you r...
by GrahamR
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Since many here visit Thailand often.
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Since many here visit Thailand often.

Although it's true everywhere it's especially applicable in Thailand...you never know what's next...anything, and everything, goes...steering clear of the Downtown Hotel might not be a bad idea... Hmm dodge night spots are best avoided. Actually drunken drivers are quite a hazard too. I worked in T...
by GrahamR
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, from Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Hello, from Thailand

KosaloBhikkhu wrote:Been at forest temples in the Isaan area until this past February, though I now reside at Wat Asokaram in Samut Prakan (hence the internet access).
Ha ha you are near my mother in law!
by GrahamR
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Comedy shows
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Comedy shows

Ha ha not watched TV in months, but liked 'The Office', 'Fawlty Towers'
Sorry, job, boat building and kids take up my time, life is a real sitcom.
I do meditate most days though.
by GrahamR
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Thailand

What are your favorite places in thailand/ things to do/ meditation centers &monasteries? Thanks Well I live in Surat Thani, so I have to say its my favourite place :) Not too commercial, clean and lots of sea and rivers to explore. Wat Suan Mokkhaphalaram is not far away and the late Buddhadasa Bh...
by GrahamR
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lay person Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 2855

Lay man Theravada

What does laymen therevada look like? Like vegetarianism or no vegetarianism meditation sexlife enlightenment practice etc. Hi I can only speak for myself: I am vegetarian, I don't drink alcohol or use drugs I have sex with my wife and have two children as a result! I try to do at least 10 minutes ...
by GrahamR
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 115937

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

EmptyShadow wrote:Graham, just to let you know that your avatar is little too big and it cuts off the beginning of the sentences on your posts.
hi Empty Shadow,
The avatar is within the limits of the forum and it displays ok in my IE8, sorry, you may need to adjust your settings :)
by GrahamR
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Do you have physical/spiritual goals?
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

Do you have physical/spiritual goals?

Hmmm some super goals :) I have two young kids to look after, so they take up most of my time. But .... I have lost weight, I cycle to work.... I'm trying to increase meditation time, even if I have to get up at 5am. I'm building a boat to take the family out in........ Trying to appreciate my wife ...
by GrahamR
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 115937

Wat Dhammakaya

I am not saying that the Dhammakaya organization is Nazi or Communist in its ideology, but I am saying that such regimentation is an expression of power of an organization over large numbers of human beings. It is a form of muscle flexing. I would add that things at Dhamma Kaya are heavily regiment...
by GrahamR
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 115937

Wat Dhammakaya

Ok, Halemalu, I have a specific question. Will you please describe the meditation technique advocated by this group, and why you believe it is beneficial. Butting in on this point, as I recall they follow the breath to their centre (stomach) rather than just at the nose as I was trained to in our t...
by GrahamR
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tech Help Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Tech Help Needed

For Christmas, a friend got me the movie LITTLE BUDDHA. I had recently purchased a yoga dvd and someone made an older VCR tape into a dvd format. None of these play on my computer. I don't understand it. I remember getting several dvds from the library and using them on this computer in the past. R...
by GrahamR
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoon violence and death
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Cartoon violence and death

No wonder nowadays kids kept fighting with each other. Change to spongebob! Violence free cartoon! :jumping: Hi, I have young kids and I only let them watch DVD cartoons which I can control. The TV controller stays out of reach and DVDs are rationed. I can recall before the advent of Sat TV, having...
by GrahamR
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Boat name suggestions please
Replies: 17
Views: 2169

Boat name suggestions please

You could give it a Viking name. A famous Viking ship in the Sagas (it belonged to King Olav Trygvasson of Norway) was "Orminn langa", which means "The Long Snake (Dragon)". Translated into Pali that would be Dighanaga, or Mahanaga. Kare Interesting ideas, many thanks. My ancestors were probably pa...
by GrahamR
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Boat name suggestions please
Replies: 17
Views: 2169

Boat name suggestions please

James the Giant wrote:Boat names... hmmm... is it a Greater Vehicle or a Lesser Vehicle? :tongue:
Hi,

Thanks for the advice, I may go for Mahanaga (great snake) or Brahma Yana (Noble Vehicle) unless I get a better idea :thinking:

Thanks again everyone.

Graham
by GrahamR
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thai abortion scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 1591

Thai abortion scandal

appicchato wrote:
Individual wrote:Where I live, there seems to be a taboo about getting abortions.
Good...
Surely the taboo should be having unplanned pregnancies.
by GrahamR
Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Boat name suggestions please
Replies: 17
Views: 2169

Boat name suggestions please

Hi Folks
I'm building a 5m motor/sailing/rowing canoe to use around Thailand.
Could anyone suggest a name from Buddhist tales or failing that Hindu or Chinese mythology please?
Many thanks,
Graham in Surat
by GrahamR
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thai abortion scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 1591

Re: Thai abortion scandal

Hello all, Have a look at this site for statistical data: TOTAL, 1922 - 2010 : 863,000,000 - reported abortions, estimated 950,000,000 total abortions Estimated current global monthly average : 1,237,000 abortions http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/abortion/wrjp3310.html" onclick="window.open(t...
by GrahamR
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to basics
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Back to basics

If you could relive your life, be brought up in a different way, learn different things at different ages- how would you change it so that the Dhamma comes more naturally to you? Hi I would not have got married or had children :tongue: they really take up my meditation time, my 4 year old will pull...
by GrahamR
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living in Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Living in Thailand

In case you haven't already done so, I suggest you join the Thaivisa Buddhism forum, which is comprised mostly of expats living in Thailand. http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/forum/42-Buddhism/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Edit: to be more precise, join (register) with thaivisa.com, t...