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by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 271
Views: 78467

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Full Moon

Apr. 19, Fr


Songkran Festival: the Thai New Year
https://www.asiahighlights.com/thailand ... stival.htm

Next month is the Vesak


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by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 271
Views: 78467

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

New Moon

Apr. 5, Fr


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by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

I think existence is usually assumed in a conditioned phenomena. Here's a sutta reference: And what is it, bhikkhus, that the wise in the world agree upon as existing, of which I too say that it exists? Form that is impermanent, suffering, and subject to change: this the wise in the world agree upo...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 271
Views: 78467

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Full Moon

Mar. 20, We


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by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 271
Views: 78467

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation - Duration vs Quality
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Meditation - Duration vs Quality

Quality is very Important! What's the use of staying 2 hours reliving the past, planning the future, strengthening the shackles? It is also important to bring the quality of Meditation during the Day :anjali: What defines quality? Generally when you sit down to meditate your mind will go to those t...
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are we attached to the world?
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Why are we attached to the world?

:namaste: The first noble truth hits us in the face every day; still, we're so attached to the world. If there is no pain at all, attachment to the world would be the norm. But if there is so much pain, shouldn't attachment NATURALLY and WITHOUT any effort just slip away? In a life full of pain and...
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: to whom theravada buddhists pray?
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: to whom theravada buddhists pray?

Mad Max Fury Road 2015 - Praying to anyone who's listening



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by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 506

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

ToVincent wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:02 pm
Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:25 pm
You have to explain the context.


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The Buddha quotes so many Devas that it would cater to many beliefs in God.

Within each Religion, there are many versions of what God would be.

Would one of these versions of God be Nibbana?

:namaste:

:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: to whom theravada buddhists pray?
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: to whom theravada buddhists pray?

There are gods, miracles do happen

Ajahn Brahmavamso

https://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebdha297.htm



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by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation - Duration vs Quality
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Meditation - Duration vs Quality

Quality is very Important!

What's the use of staying 2 hours reliving the past, planning the future, strengthening the shackles?

It is also important to bring the quality of Meditation during the Day

:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha say gods exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 506

Re: Did Buddha say gods exist?

I, Brahmā, knowing devas to be devas, to that extent knowing that which is not reached by means of the deva's devahood, do not think: ‘It is a deva, (of self) in (regard to) devas, (of self) as a deva, devas are mine’. I do not salute devas. Thus again I, Brahmā, am not merely on an exact equality ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Sexual Energy

:namaste: In many religions - not just Buddhism - sexual misconduct is frowned upon. In Hinduism, specifically, sex is seen as powerful energy; hence, the spilling of semen is seen as the spilling of huge amounts of energy. For this reason, continence is prescribed. So for Hindus, sex is not just a...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the three forms of dukkha?
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: What are the three forms of dukkha?

The concept of suffering can be seen from three aspects: (i) suffering due to pain (dukkha-dukkhata), (ii) suffering due to change and (viparinama-dukkhata), (iii) suffering inherent in the sankhara- dukkhata). All sorts of suffering in life, such as birth, old age, illness, death, association with...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 271
Views: 78467

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Magha Puja Full Moon - Feb. 19, Tu Māgha Pūjā is the second most important Buddhist festival,[1] celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month[2] in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and on the full moon day of Tabaung in Myanmar. It celebrates a gathering that was held between the Bud...