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by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ayya Patācārā chants the Parittas (Buddhist Protective Verses)
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Ayya Patācārā chants the Parittas (Buddhist Protective Verses)

Ayya Patācārā chants the Parittas (Buddhist Protective Verses) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmwmHVqYhE Ayya Patācārā was a Buddhist nun at Santi Forest Monastery in New South Wales, Australia for many years. She was ordained by Bhante Sujato, abbot of the monastery at that time. She disrobed in ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 354
Views: 20615

Re: Coronavirus

New York City marks first day with no coronavirus deaths since March https://nypost.com/2020/07/12/new-york-city-marks-first-day-without-coronavirus-death-since-march/ New York City Reports Day with Zero COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since Pandemic Hit U.S. The area was once considered to be the e...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beings in 32 realms of existence
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Re: Beings in 32 realms of existence

Nagas can physical beings, spirits and the 2 .. beings that can live in the 2 planes .. Aliens Physical Planes of Humans and Animals .. Many are Humanoids .. I read recently that some advanced aliens also inhabit some dimensions for example fourth or fifth dimension... I don't know what that kingdom...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 107
Views: 1381

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Rajja Sutta: Rulership SN 4.20 I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the Kosalans in a wilderness hut in a Himalayan district. Then, as he was alone in seclusion, this train of thought arose in his awareness: "Is it possible to exercise rulership without killing or cau...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 107
Views: 1381

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Middle Way "There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects: base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable; and that which is devoted to self-affliction: painful, ignoble, unpr...
by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 942
Views: 200718

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Buddhist Monastery in England The Dhammakaya Foundation has build a Monastery in Newcastle, England by buying a 148-year old abandoned church to be rebuilt as a Buddhist Monastery to develop Buddhism to prosper in UK. https://web.facebook.com/b4wph/posts/880763482392076?__tn__=-R Buddhism in Denmark...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?
Replies: 81
Views: 857

Re: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?

I recently read a comment on a quote from Veros 45 from Tao Te Ching .. I think it helps us understand a little bit about Nibbana .. Verse 45 Transparency and Quietude act Governing under Heaven Under heaven it means a manifested world; and Transparency and Quietude correspond, respectively, to Wú J...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Advice regarding donning robes
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Advice regarding donning robes

Buddhist Monks Around The World



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by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Advice regarding donning robes
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Advice regarding donning robes

The Monks Robe The Pali word for robe is "civara". The civara of Buddhist monks is called Kasava (or Kasaya) after the yellow stain applied to it. The Kasaya is composed of three parts so it is also sometimes also called Ticivara (literally the triple robe) Antaravāsa The antaravāsa is the inner rob...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Origin of the World
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Origin of the World

aṅguttara nikāya - 4. book of the fours 77. Unconjecturable “There are these four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about them. Which four? “The Buddha-range of the Buddhas is an unconjecturable that is not to be con...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters
Replies: 35
Views: 1708

Re: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters

Greetings Lucas, For me too, dharmapaths is off .. (google chrome) today came back, but then it was off again .. Ah, I didn't realise it wasn't just me. I'll let DNS know. :thumbsup: Are the updates that were happening in the forums over yet? I'm pretty sure it's done, unless we uncover any residua...
by Lucas Oliveira
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters
Replies: 35
Views: 1708

Re: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters

Greetings Nicholas, For #1, do not forget poor old Dharma Paths for a third option. Certainly not forgotten, but since the link currently appears broken, it seemed imprudent to link to it yet. If it comes back online, I shall include it. Thank you for your suggestion. Metta, Paul. :) For me too, dh...
by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 354
Views: 20615

Re: Coronavirus

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:45 pm
It is strange to see how the number of deaths is starting to reduce in a place like Italy.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
this will happen with any country that takes guidelines such as wearing masks, social distance and staying at home seriously..

:namaste:
by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: Why Meditation Doesn't Work For Many People?

I think so.. I remembered those words of the Buddha.. When he had spoken, Moggallāna the Accountant said to the Buddha, “When his disciples are instructed and advised like this by Master Gotama, do all of them achieve the ultimate goal, extinguishment, or do some of them fail?” “Some succeed, while ...