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by robbie77
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are these in appropriate remarks for a nun to make to a layperson?
Replies: 28
Views: 2927

Re: Are these in appropriate remarks for a senior nun to make to a layperson?

I think I'll email the Abbott to see what he thinks. Thanks for your responses and reflections! I won't be posting the name here. :anjali: I would ask her directly before (or only). Asking the abbot won't do much since there isn't really anything he can do. The only things this will do will be that...
by robbie77
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are these in appropriate remarks for a nun to make to a layperson?
Replies: 28
Views: 2927

Re: Are these in appropriate remarks for a senior nun to make to a layperson?

I think I'll email the Abbott to see what he thinks. Thanks for your responses and reflections!

I won't be posting the name here.

:anjali:
by robbie77
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?
Replies: 23
Views: 2765

Re: What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?

Yes I see them. Th asks for sharing and I see now what Buddha taught.
by robbie77
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?
Replies: 23
Views: 2765

Re: What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?

Thanks but I felt when reading the sutras that the Buddha was describing what enlightenment was and what had happened to him rather than prescribing a way to get there through a formula or technique etc. Have you read any of the suttas that have been recommended to you in this thread? You've been g...
by robbie77
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are these in appropriate remarks for a nun to make to a layperson?
Replies: 28
Views: 2927

Are these in appropriate remarks for a nun to make to a layperson?

I said I didn't want to share the information to which she responded by saying "because you are very good looking"! Is that inappropriate for a nun to talk to a man like that? Any thoughts?
by robbie77
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?
Replies: 23
Views: 2765

Re: What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?

Thanks but I felt when reading the sutras that the Buddha was describing what enlightenment was and what had happened to him rather than prescribing a way to get there through a formula or technique etc.
by robbie77
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?
Replies: 23
Views: 2765

What did the Buddha actually teach regarding meditation?

I am wondering what the Buddha actually said about meditation... Did he teach to focus on the breath / body scan / visualisations etc. If anyone can point to verse from the scriptures and quote to show what the Buddha said that would clarify things.

Regards

Rob
by robbie77
Thu May 19, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Etiquette advice
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Etiquette advice

Thanks to everyone for your great advice :anjali:
by robbie77
Wed May 18, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Etiquette advice
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Etiquette advice

Dear Dhamma friends I am wondering if you might be able to help me. I am layperson currently considering ordination in the Thai Forest Tradition. I am staying at Amaravati this weekend and am hoping to speak with Ajahn Amaro after the mealtime when he usually makes himself available for guests. I in...
by robbie77
Mon May 09, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhist philosophy flawed?
Replies: 58
Views: 6957

Re: Is Buddhist philosophy flawed?

Beyond stream entry, there is no doubt. Nor is the dhamma flawed. How true! My one faith has indeed been shaken a little but ultimately, I see very clearly the futility of the worldly search. My life is an ongoing investigation into what causes lasting happiness and satisfaction. The teaching is be...