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by anthbrown84
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 51
Views: 28729

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

sometimes they themselves appear and talk if they find any interest in us! no. in the suttas, i only recall the devas visited the enlightened ones rather than the puthujjana. Not true.. Brahmashampati appeared to a monks mother because she was doing worthless offerings of foods to Brahma when her s...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dont give up.... stream entry is entirely possible..
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Dont give up.... stream entry is entirely possible..

Friends The samyutta Nikaya has a sotapatti section Highly recommend it. It appears experiential faith in The Triple Gem is essential... coupled with either (preferable to have them all of course) good ethical conduct, insight or acceptance after pondering of impermanence and generosity as stated be...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A wonderful Zoom class for anyone looking for a community
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: A wonderful Zoom class for anyone looking for a community

Feel free to friend:)


Also, here is the link to the next meditation and teaching..

https://uclahs.zoom.us/j/275044644

With a smile

Anthony
by anthbrown84
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I would like to start following the teachings of Amaravati Monastery. I would appreciate any tips or guidance!
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: I would like to start following the teachings of Amaravati Monastery. I would appreciate any tips or guidance!

I would HIGHLY recommend Ajahn sumedhos anthology... starting with volume 1

"Peace is a simple step"

This anthology is like the "covers everything" kinda book for the western thai forest tradition...
by anthbrown84
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A wonderful Zoom class for anyone looking for a community
Replies: 7
Views: 735

A wonderful Zoom class for anyone looking for a community

Hello everyone, I have been attending a reply beautiful weekly meditation and talk by a monk over in the states. He does it every week from 4.30pm GMT.. It starts with an opening for anyone who wants to ask a question, followed by a meditation period (which is approximately 1.75 hours with an interm...
by anthbrown84
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two Nibbana elements
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Two Nibbana elements

There is of course just one Nibbana, but what the sutta is pointing out is that whilst alive the Arahant still has to experience past kamma in the form of the aggregates whilst at the end of life these aggregates cease without remainder. Obviously any speculation beyond that is not wise. Do you agr...
by anthbrown84
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 25
Views: 14453

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

May I ask, Does anyone have any ideas of how to raise money this way? It is appearing to be very difficult to generate interest even in devoted buddhist circles you see. I'm really not sure what else to do and I just dont want to see someone who has went forth having not having a roof over his head....
by anthbrown84
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 25
Views: 14453

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

Greetings, I hope he manages to escape California Buddhism in order to find dwellings more conducive to ideal solitude. Metta, Paul. :) Yes me to. Unfortunately he was in a rather remote centre and was told he could stay there for however long he wanted. Unfortunately for him the lay guests were no...
by anthbrown84
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 25
Views: 14453

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

I have indeed :) And of course, just whatever is within your means. I'm sure most of us are in hard times right now, so this is only meant for people who can and also want to :) I wish you well:) Anthony Where is the link? Can i receive the link? so i share now... Sorry, I forgot to post it... I ha...
by anthbrown84
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 25
Views: 14453

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

I have indeed :)

And of course, just whatever is within your means. I'm sure most of us are in hard times right now, so this is only meant for people who can and also want to :)

I wish you well:)

Anthony
by anthbrown84
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 25
Views: 14453

Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

Hello all, Candana Bikkhu is based in California and has had to leave the centre he was staying at (i wont mention its name as it was troublesome for him) after he found out that lay guests were drinking alcohol on the premises (he found a bottle of vodka in the bin). Amongst other troubling conditi...
by anthbrown84
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A wonderful Zoom class for anyone looking for a community
Replies: 7
Views: 735

A future Bikkhu in need of Dana

Hello all, A friend of mine is about to become a Bikkhu :) Due to the fact he has been giving Dhamma talks for a good amount of time as a lay person. His preceptor is in the Sri Lankan tradition has encouraged him to give Dhamma talks as a lay person for around 22 years....also has orally related al...
by anthbrown84
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 4648

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

If the Buddha ate meat, it doesn't make it ok for me, because I don't presume to be on the same level as a Buddha, nor do I want to eat the dead bodies of other beings. Why don't people who like eating meat eat the bodies of dead humans from hospitals and morgues? It would save a lot of animal suff...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 4648

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

No it's not, but as lay people if you follow 5 precepts you are called a virtuous lay follower, meat eater or not :) Yes, but the issue does not concern the precepts to begin with. It doesn't have anything to do with the precepts or even kamma. The animals in question, that are being killed, don't ...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 4648

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

Is anyone saying that? I don't think so. Even slaughterhouse workers have compassion for animals. That's precisely the reason why such work causes them so much psychological damage. If they didn't, then chopping animals heads off would be no different than chopping up wood. But nobody gets PTSD fro...