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by justindesilva
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Story of a small giant

There's a man in South Korea by the name of "Im Gi Jong." He's a man who carries up to 140kg worth of food, gas, supplies, and even small refrigerator on his back and climb the treacherous mountains for 3+ miles everyday. He has been doing this for 46 years. His meal consists of fruit and only rice...
by justindesilva
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 38
Views: 988

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

:group: :toast: [quote=form By the way what is SG? [/quote] LOL---LOL--LOL :jumping: What is SG, eh---LOL. :jumping: :jumping: I like to focus upon the humanity of the Buddha, hence I prefer his family name, almost always, in discussion: SG was a Humanist, first & foremost. He demonstrated that one'...
by justindesilva
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 38
Views: 988

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Buddhism with regards to beginning of the universe is more consistent with modern physics. Buddhism minus the myth it contains is a rather scientific religion involving testing its hypothesis on one own effort. It has many parallels with modern psychology as well. Agganna sutta explains the paralle...
by justindesilva
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: They're paying me to meditate
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: They're paying me to meditate

I do a lot of litter picking in my job. Most people hate it, and it can be quite frustrating in the wrong mindset, but it's ideal if you want to practise mindfulness! One can make a whole day programmed for meditation. Eg: While having concentration of putting a morsel of food in to the mouth, chew...
by justindesilva
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma as "wearing a groove"
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Kamma as "wearing a groove"

There is this: Bhikkhus, whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind . If he frequently thinks and ponders upon thoughts of sensual desire, he has abandoned the thought of renunciation to cultivate the thought of sensual desire, and then his m...
by justindesilva
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mystic beings
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Mystic beings

https://sg.yahoo.com/news/largest-flying-animal-history-identified-study-174300792.html The remains of such large animals is very seldom found. Maybe this is why remains of a Naga etc. has never been seen before. We understand that all sentient as nama rupa are mind and form. Mind of course not see...
by justindesilva
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Re: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?

....... The question is , if In every instances there would be Very Very Rare for any realm beings whether they are human , animal , ghost , deity and hell being to be reborn as human again , how then hundred year ago population only one to two billion but now could be near to eight billion ?! The ...
by justindesilva
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?

:namaste: The monks have to get up early, eat only one meal. This is an extreme. The layperson cannot drink alcohol or seek entertainment. Must live like a robot. Isn't this a little extreme? How then is Buddhism the middle path? Maybe compared to other paths that were popular back then, it is. But...
by justindesilva
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?

My faith in the Buddha, dhamma and sangha makes me feel as if Buddha knew all, but said little. And since not everything he knew had benefit for us, he didn’t advise us. This is purely speculative. But he is said to be all knowing, which is what leads me to this. It is clear that lord Buddha 's int...
by justindesilva
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What could rouse more conviction?
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: What could rouse more conviction?

...Is there anything in your life, aside from personal practice, that might give a new practitioner conviction in the Buddha's awakening? Finding a teacher with that conviction who you can trust and who expresses the dhamma in a way that makes sense to you. Not the old texts , not what preaches, no...
by justindesilva
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Pali Chanting in the Sri Lankan Tradition
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Pali Chanting in the Sri Lankan Tradition

Each monastery might have its own chanting list, which might also include text, which are not from the Canon. Unlike long (whole night usually) paritta chanting (which has a standard version), there is no standard list for daily chants for all Sri Lankan monasteries. Therefore it's better to ask mo...
by justindesilva
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy and physical health
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Celibacy and physical health

Is there any info in the nikaya that states Celibacy can lead to good physical health? Celibacy usually refer to just for male or both genders? The term used for Celibacy is Brahmacari. Abstaining from sex is only one aspect of celibacy. In fact brahmacari means superiority in spirituality. One sup...
by justindesilva
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy and physical health
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Celibacy and physical health

Is there any info in the nikaya that states Celibacy can lead to good physical health? Celibacy usually refer to just for male or both genders? The term used for Celibacy is Brahmacari. Abstaining from sex is only one aspect of celibacy. In fact brahmacari means superiority in spirituality. One sup...
by justindesilva
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 68
Views: 1447

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Sutta or Vinaya does not say that breaking an egg equal to breaking the first precept Vinaya. Do they? The Vinaya Piṭaka doesn't mention eggs at all, except as the vehicle for two similes. The judgment of Vinaya scholars regarding eggs is derived inferentially from what the texts say about oviparou...
by justindesilva
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 68
Views: 1447

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:42 am
This question could be answered by "Amagandha sutta.
Could someone give the Sutta reference and link to Sutta Central?
Please try Sn 2.2 : Amagandha sutta