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by JamesTheGiant
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Aus
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: Hi from Aus

Gidday mate!
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

In my country it's growing very very slowly, mostly due to immigration. Now it is 1.5% and in 30 years it should reach 2% if trends continue. So basically Insignificant ! On a personal level the interest is growing. But I see the young people around me, in my class, are less interested in any sort o...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

What do you mean by Good Morning?
Do you wish us a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether we want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?

I feel a moderator coming on... :focus:
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: Interest in Dhamma - growing or slowing ?

Do you mean in the world, or in my own mind and personal interest ?
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 805

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

I'd become a professional criminal. I'd party and steal and rob a bank and use the money to buy lots of drugs. Basically Oceans 11, including the smart suits. why, really why, is your "avatar" a picture of cows? They are sheep, and there's one black sheep in there. The black sheep is commonly known ...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: Ajahn Brahm

...But when the hardcore teachings are given in secret and the softcore teachings are given in public, when the guru passes away, what is left? :shrug: Yes, I thought it strange that Bodhinyana Monastery didn't put those talks online. They're all recorded on audio, and edited to make good listening...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: Ajahn Brahm

Is there any chance I could get Ajahn Brahm to answer a question or two via e-mail? No, unfortunately he is too busy to reply to emails. Pretty much the only way to communicate with him these days, is face-to-face, or through one of the monks at the monastery. I will Private Message you about how t...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: Ajahn Brahm

SarathW wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:55 am
There is a very good monk Venerable Welimada Jinalankara Thero of Dhamma Gawesi Meditation Centre , in Wellington.
Yes, I visited him several times, he gave me good advice about ordaining. He is a nice man.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: Ajahn Brahm

Not off topic... Yeah I suffer from schizophrenia as I posted elsewhere. Doubt I could deal with that as a monk. Yes, everything is so much more intense as a monk, when you're stuck alone with your thoughts and nothing else for most of the day. That's when meditation is really good as an escape fro...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: Ajahn Brahm

How was the experience? It was the same as being at any other Western Theravada monastery that I have stayed at in Australia or New Zealand, not much different. But 25 monks instead of the usual 3 or 4. It was good. .What caused you to leave? I suffer from recurring depression for the last 15 years...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: Ajahn Brahm

It's better to focus on the teachings, not the man, but here's my 2 cents worth: I thought he was a fool, a comedian monk, a monkey, when I just heard a couple of his YouTube talks. Then a friend of mine dragged me along to visit his monastery, and I heard the very different talks he gives to his mo...
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand :)
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Hello from New Zealand :)

Hello Chookidoo, I'm down in Dunedin. Not for too long though, in a year or so I'll be heading north to be near the monastery in the Hutt Valley, or maybe back to Perth to be near the monastery there.
Where are you based?
Welcome welcome!
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "I Thatched my house in the Calm"
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: "I Thatched my house in the Calm"

The old man dying peacefully may be going to heaven, but the poem writer is going STRAIGHT TO HELL for those saccharine rhymes. :mrgreen:
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 689

Re: I give up

Zom and Budo, you guys totally hijacked this thread.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from East coast USA
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Hello from East coast USA

Welcome welcome! It's a fun ride, enjoy!