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by vanquisher91
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)
Replies: 33
Views: 3983

Re: Beating yourself up for strength (iron body)

In my opinion, martial arts (under a respectful master) are not in conflict with lay Buddhist practice. Lets face it, peaceful words and avoidance don't work all the time and sometimes it comes to a physical altercation, some people are just out for blood and to cause problems no matter what the oth...
by vanquisher91
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta contradiction?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Sutta contradiction?

And when the Blessed One had set the Wheel of Dhamma in motion, the earth devas cried out: "At Varanasi, in the Game Refuge at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by priest or contemplative, deva, Mara or God or anyone in the cosmos." O...
by vanquisher91
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who was the youngest Arahat?
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Who was the youngest Arahat?

I believe Rahula was the youngest to become ordained by The Buddha at age 7, but was he also the youngest to attain enlightenment?
by vanquisher91
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

lojong1 wrote:MN 1: The monks did not delight in the Blessed One's words.
Wow...thats like finding a needle in a haystack. Good job! :thumbsup:
by vanquisher91
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Fisherman pants
Replies: 11
Views: 3617

Fisherman pants

I was searching for these on google and came up with a huge list of foreign retailers and have no clue who to buy them from. I was wondering if anyone has bought a pair and if they could recommend a retailer for me? I don't want to spend more than $40 US on them.
by vanquisher91
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Insecure with myself
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Insecure with myself

*Brace for impact, this might be a long (although duly paragraphed :twothumbsup: ) topic* Tuesday I will be taking a two hour trip up to Abhayagiri Monastery with my wife and mother-in-law to spend most of the day and share a meal and tea with the monastics and hopefully speak with them. I'm excited...
by vanquisher91
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: God!
Replies: 72
Views: 5750

Re: God!

I would say that to believe in a Christian God would be to place your faith in that God. This is completely counter to the guidance given by the Buddha. 33. Therefore, Ananda, be islands unto yourselves, refuges unto yourselves, seeking no external refuge; with the Dhamma as your island, the Dhamma ...
by vanquisher91
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Need translation for tattoo
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: Need translation for tattoo

Hmm....thanks for clarifying. Would the first noble truth simply be: Dukkah? Forgive my ignorance of Pali. I think I would prefer either Thai or Sanskrit lettering for the translation.
by vanquisher91
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Need translation for tattoo
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Need translation for tattoo

I'm not here to discuss the merit of getting things tattooed on my body...etc, I'm just here for info. I've been wanting a meaningful tattoo for a long time and now that I"m out of basic training and on my own, I feel that it's time. I was looking up the pali text for the First Noble Truth: Life is ...