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Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition
Replies: 40
Views: 9359

Re: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition

I'm interested in investigating the teachings of some western teachers in the Thai Forest Tradition that didn't train under Ajahn Chah or belong to his monasteries. I don’t think there’s very much to investigate here. Outside of those in the Ajahn Chah circuit very few western monks in the TFT have...
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hindrance and fetter , same or different ?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Hindrance and fetter , same or different ?

There must be much overlapping, when one can see the overlappings one made progress to a higher level.
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening
Replies: 23
Views: 1704

Re: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening

You may find Goenka's answer to a related question useful. 1. What is the effect of Vipassana on the chakras ? Chakras are nothing but nerve centres on the spinal cord. Vipassana takes you to the stage where you can feel activity in every little atom of your body. Chakras are just a part of that. T...
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening
Replies: 23
Views: 1704

Re: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening

Upeksha wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:42 am
"Don't take advice over the internet by people who have no idea what you're experiencing."

:anjali:
Best advice as above.
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Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is idle chatter?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: what is idle chatter?

Thanks Dhammararkkhito. I like what u quoted. That is for the highest standard, apply to monks a d what a lay follower can aim for.
by form
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is idle chatter?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: what is idle chatter?

I was pondering this morning, can idle chatter be any talk that stirred up distractions instead of steadying a determined mind towards liberation.
by form
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is idle chatter?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

what is idle chatter?

What is noble silence?
by form
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 47
Views: 1311

Re: If you could ask the Buddha one question

Are the mystical content in the canon added in later after your death.
by form
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?
Replies: 27
Views: 657

Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

chownah wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:34 am
In thailand many of us eat ant eggs. Does anyone here know of a way to tell if an ant egg is hatchable?
chownah
What about bacteria and virus?
by form
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth and population increase.
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Rebirth and population increase.

The Buddha ever mentioned most human that died will end up in a lower realm and it is difficult for those from animal or other realms to become human again. So very rarely can they be human again. So it is weird that human population is on the rise. Of course if we consider there are humans from oth...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 27
Views: 919

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

Daoism is much more poetic (and therefore confusing, to me at least), which I feel is reflected here. IMO translations of Daoist scripture are poetic and confusing. Try comparing literally any two translations of the Dàodéjīng at all. They will almost always be completely different. Imagine reading...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 27
Views: 919

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

We think that we are awake but actually we are dreaming all the time.
by form
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 87
Views: 3271

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Thanks for sharing.

I think this guy is a real maccoy of spiritual development.