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by Ryan95227
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6232
Views: 650072

Re: the great rebirth debate

Even from the American atheistic “you only have 1 birth, life, death” view.... we were suddenly born into this world without choice, we experience life, and we die and we go back to that same “place” before birth. What do you think is stopping “you” from experiencing a new “birth” as a new identity...
by Ryan95227
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: Story of a small giant

From buddhist perspective, how can a normal person like him who has never been exposed to buddhist teaching do such generous activities that remind me of the buddha? I can't even fathom of anyone generous as he is. Do you think that this kind of "selflessness" has anything to do with anatta? a bit....
by Ryan95227
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: Story of a small giant

People are clapping for him because they saw him in other tv show. The restaurant/shop owners at the top of the mountain pay him. The mountain name is "Seol Ak Mountain" Yes he carries pretty much everything (sometimes injured tourist). I found a google map for seol ak mountain and it appears to be...
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: Story of a small giant

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:23 pm
though he has virtue, he doesn't necessarily have wisdom

though he earned heaven, there is more possible
It's a shame that he's not exposed to buddhist teachings.
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1158
Views: 131613

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal:

Really amazing just how much you dedicate in doing this. I wish I had similar motivation towards my practice :namaste:
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: Story of a small giant

Did you see the legs on that guy? He might actually be able to carry 140kg. Notice how his carrying frame puts the weight right over his hips so the only part of his body that carries all the weight is his legs. Why are all the people standing around clapping for him?....is he a tourist attraction?...
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: Story of a small giant

cappuccino wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Ryan95227 wrote: There's a man in South Korea by the name of "Im Gi Jong"
I think he is fictional
I posted a clip :anjali:
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: Story of a small giant

There's a man in South Korea by the name of "Im Gi Jong." He's a man who carries up to 140kg worth of food, gas, supplies, and even small refrigerator on his back What is the source of this story? 140kg would be roughly the weight of an adult giant panda. At a weightlifting contest in Pattaya yeste...
by Ryan95227
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Story of a small giant

There's a man in South Korea by the name of "Im Gi Jong." He's a man who carries up to 140kg worth of food, gas, supplies, and even small refrigerator on his back and climb the treacherous mountains for 3+ miles everyday. He has been doing this for 46 years. His meal consists of fruit and only rice ...
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 2227

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

Use whatever free time you have to practise. If you have one hour, walk for 20 minutes noting each part of the steps in detail, then sit for 40 minutes noting the rising/falling movements. During the day, practise during quiet moments. I meditate regularly when going out for alms, sitting on the bu...
by Ryan95227
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 2227

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

Is it only practical to note all day only during retreat? I just do not have time to schedule a 10 day retreat unfortunately and was wondering if there were any venues as to how I could note all day. Was wondering if i should just find time to note? Obviously I will set aside 1-2 hour for formal no...
by Ryan95227
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?

Right now, I'm trying to figure what would be the best for a guy like me who can't really attend long retreats. i know mahasi style method would work best if one can attend retreat and follow good instructions from a good teacher (from sayadaw lineage). They emphasize maintaing the momentum of mindf...
by Ryan95227
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 2227

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

Is it only practical to note all day only during retreat? I just do not have time to schedule a 10 day retreat unfortunately and was wondering if there were any venues as to how I could note all day. Was wondering if i should just find time to note? Obviously I will set aside 1-2 hour for formal no...
by Ryan95227
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 2227

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

It is not practical to note precisely throughout the entire day while engaged in a typical lay life. If you're doing a job that entails discursive thinking then just pay attention to doing that job well. If you're laying bricks, working in a factory, cutting grass, or doing any kind of work that is...
by Ryan95227
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 2227

Mahasi Noting for main practice

I just started practicing Mahasi Noting style and I was wondering how one should go about noting throughout the day in the busy modern life? Is noting all day possible? People say to ease it down but I found out that counter productive because you just get into habit of not noting and just noting wh...