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by Ryan95227
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 209
Views: 9300

Re: Coronavirus?

Based on your estimate of 45 million infected, if this were corona virus instead of regular flu. That would be 450,000 deaths in the most conservative range. Since this seems even more infectious, scientists are saying that 90+ million americans will eventually get the virus that means millions of p...
by Ryan95227
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Sense restraint question
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Sense restraint question

For many years, I've struggled with the concept of sense restraint. In one situation, you can say that you can enjoy the pleasures of life such as watching movie, going out with your friend, playing some games, and enjoying some gourment. On other hand, you have to just completely cut off all sensua...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A short talk for laypeople by Ajahn Nyanamoli
Replies: 64
Views: 3210

Re: A short talk for laypeople by Ajahn Nyanamoli

Thoughts? Again, why I don't hear anything about such thing as Gradual Practice, which is there in many suttas? I really don't understand why buddhists keep ignoring it, especially those who teach Dhamma. This topic just cannot be ignored when talking about practice, and especially so, when talking...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

Re: Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw

Yes, I have had similar experiences. In meditation, I have experienced my body disappear, and the insight of impermanence has grown stronger. I shared this in a recent discussion on impermanence: For a while I have been experiencing tangible things in my life as if they were like dry sand slipping ...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 693372

Re: the great rebirth debate

I honestly don't get buddhists who do not believe in rebirth. If rebirth is not true what REALLY is the point of Nibanna then? Nibbana appears rarely defined in the suttas as the "end of rebirth". Nibbana appears mostly defined as the here-&-now end of greed, hatred & delusion. You say life is enjo...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 693372

Re: the great rebirth debate

I honestly don't get buddhists who do not believe in rebirth. If rebirth is not true what REALLY is the point of Nibanna then? You say life is enjoyable and just live in the present! No, life isn't enjoyable. Impermance isn't enjoyable. We are told to practice equanimity in this world of suffering. ...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw

After a few day’s rest, they came again for another week of meditation. That cousin of mine then reached the stage of the Knowledge of Dissolution. Although he was noting “rising, falling, sitting,” he did not see the abdominal shape, and his body seemed to have disappeared. So he had to touch it w...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Pure dhamma discord channel
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Re: Pure dhamma discord channel

I've been trying to find a good theravada discord too. The popular Buddhism one seems too big and covers all the schools. Unfortunately this one seems like just a discussion forum for lals site than an early Buddhist forum. same. The popular buddhism is populated with people not really knowing the ...
by Ryan95227
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Pure dhamma discord channel
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Re: Pure dhamma discord channel

How do you know puredhamma.net is based on actual teachings of buddha? Why should we suddenly disregard the work done by many prominent monks who worked tirelessly all their lives to interpret what the Buddha taught? Are you saying we should listen to a man whose life isn't that properly documented?...
by Ryan95227
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 693372

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: 1232

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: 1232

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: 1232

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: 1192
Views: 164256

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: 1232

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?...