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by peterve
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Winston Churchill & The Buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Re: Winston Churchill & The Buddha

Quite Interesting Story. So the Buddha statuesare made in 1947, that is very old.
Half century old Buddha statue.
by peterve
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Story of the man and the bear
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: Story of the man and the bear

Here’s another good story about a man and his bear, this time from 11th century Iceland. It’s a beautiful illustration of the themes of integrity, generosity, and the two dullabha dhammas . Auðun and His Bear Wow that was one quite good story. I couldn't stop until I finished the whole story. Thanx...
by peterve
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another hello from the UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: Another hello from the UK

Hello Teramangalho,
Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel Forum.
And welcome to learn many beautiful teachings about Theravada Buddhism and related sutras teachings of Buddhism.
by peterve
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Thailand's Bhikkhunis
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Thailand's Bhikkhunis

Very informational videos on Bhikkhuni.
by peterve
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Toronto
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Hello from Toronto

Hello, everyone. I This is my first time posting here. I am just a layperson from Toronto doing some Theravada on my free time. Can I post anywhere on this forum or are there any restrictions? :anjali: Hello Hungry Monkey, There are no restrictions but there are some restrictions on the language yo...
by peterve
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: Hello

At a stage in my life where I am a Christian -- a struggling Christian -- on the verge of accepting that I may no longer be able too keep up the façade for much longer. If I renounce my faith I lose the vast majority of my friends and my fiancée. Hello Wanderer, welcome to Dhamma Wheel. I hope you ...
by peterve
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Newbie Here
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Hi Newbie Here

Hi Mira,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Hope you become active in Dhamma Wheel.
by peterve
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christmas time, suffering and wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1386

Re: Christmas time, suffering and wine

first of all...my apologies for the cheesy title... secondly, my point:- I have been out christmas shopping with my partner today, i over time and practise have lost nearly all materialistic desires on this world, it simply doesnt bring me happiness anymore but i noticed walking around that the sif...
by peterve
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What are the pros and cons of your job?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: What are the pros and cons of your job?

I work in the Technology industry. For many years, I have been very happy with my job, due to the remuneration, travel, colleagues, bosses, working environment and most importantly work life balance. so therefore I am at peace .. hopefully am not ignorant, hopefully am not deviated from the noble e...
by peterve
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What are the pros and cons of your job?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: What are the pros and cons of your job?

from a buddhist perspective, what are the pros and cons of how you earn your money? I unfortunately work in the oil industry,im a small cog in a big machine doing bits of design for cabling and installation drawings for equipment Cons: I hate working and helping oil giants ruin our planet, i care a...
by peterve
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Real Improvement Begins with ACCEPTANCE (article)
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Real Improvement Begins with ACCEPTANCE (article)

Kumara wrote:Here's a very short article I recently wrote.
I agree with Bhikkhu Pesala.
Very interesting on the acknowledgement between things that can't be changed without missing the facts that cannot be denied.
by peterve
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, I would like to ask a simple question
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Hello, I would like to ask a simple question

I've started reading about buddhism recently, pretty basic stuff so I don't know a lot and I have a pretty dumb question to ask. I understood that buddhism is basicly about the non-attachment, but that means that I have to abidcate everything? Because there are things that I really love to do, like...
by peterve
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Physical action is more important than Intention
Replies: 28
Views: 2851

Re: Physical action is more important than Intention

Hello all, I know that in the suttas the Buddha seems to claim that mental intention is more important than physical action. In real life it seems to me that opposite is the case, even if from the pov of Dhamma. Even the 5 precepts are all physical actions. If a person breaks one of 5 precepts but ...
by peterve
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Do mala beads need to be blessed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2800

Re: Do mala beads need to be blessed?

I did a search but didn't find anything that answered my question. I have two sets of mala beads that I made to help me stay focused while doing my chants. I showed one of them to my best friend today while we were at Starbucks. My friend, who is Chinese, asked me if they had been blessed and I sai...
by peterve
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New Discovery may push back Buddha's Birthdate
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: New Discovery may push back Buddha's Birthdate

cooran wrote:Oldest Buddist Shrine in Nepal uncovered - may push back Buddha's Birthdate:

Hmm quite interesting. This may bring revelation to all the people out in the world.

With metta,
Chris