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by bodom
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: "In this very life"

AN 3.54 : A Wanderer Then a brahmin wanderer went up to the Buddha … Seated to one side he said to the Buddha:“Master Gotama, they speak of ‘a teaching visible in this very life’. In what way is the teaching visible in this very life, immediately effective, inviting inspection, relevant, so that se...
by bodom
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: "In this very life"
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: "In this very life"

AN 9.46: In This Very Life “Reverend, they speak of ‘a teaching visible in this very life’. In what way did the Buddha speak of a teaching visible in this very life?” “First, take a mendicant who, quite secluded from sensual pleasures … enters and remains in the first absorption. To this extent the...
by bodom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Buddhist Village
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: A Buddhist Village

Where do I sign up?

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by bodom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Christmas?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Christmas?

Santa Claus and presents, decorations and cookies all for my kids. Also the little kid in me enjoys it too. :tongue:

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by bodom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassanupakilesa - defiled contemplation
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Vipassanupakilesa - defiled contemplation

Ajahn Lee Dhammadaro on the defilements of insight: The enemies of insight are: a. Splendor (obhāsa): an amazingly bright light, blotting out your surroundings—e.g., if you’re sitting in a forest or patch of thorns, they won’t exist for you—bright to the point where you get carried away, losing all ...
by bodom
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello friends!
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Hello friends!

Welcome!

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by bodom
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting and Bowing
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: Chanting and Bowing

Some reflections on bowing from the Ajahn Chah autobiography Stillness Flowing: Bowing Expressing devotion to non-material realities, such as wisdom and compassion, by bowing to material forms expressive of them – Buddha images in particular – is an ancient Buddhist practice. The nature of the bow v...
by bodom
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting and Bowing
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: Chanting and Bowing

A talk from Ajahn Passano: 5. Chanting: Benefits Of An Ancient Way Earlier today I was talking to one of the monks about chanting. I said that at some point maybe I’d give a talk on this topic. Well, there’s no time like the present. I thought that this evening would be a good time to give a few ref...
by bodom
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 41
Views: 1484

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Hey, guys. I'm going to start studying the suttas. A good book is In The Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi, but it is not recommended for beginners. Do you think Glenn Wallis's book (Basic Teachings of the Buddha) is a good book to read before Bhikkhu Bodhi's book? Hi Zolbec I'm not sure where you ha...
by bodom
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: hello

Welcome!

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by bodom
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a Scotsman in Beijing...
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Re: Hello from a Scotsman in Beijing...

Welcome!

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by bodom
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 28
Views: 839

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

Off topic posts on Buddhadasa Bhikkhus Paticcasamuppada interpretation have been moved here:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1160&start=150

Please keep posts on topic and Positive as requested by OP.

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by bodom
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Hello to all

Thanks to all who keep this forum turning. I was beside myself today, posted a plea for help, and was helped nearly immediately by several generous members. I live in northeast Pennsylvania, USA, and would be grateful to know if anyone lives in eastern Pennsylvania. I’ve practiced for about 12 year...
by bodom
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 801

Re: neutering a cat?

All of my pets are rescues. They are with me because i took them off of the street homeless, abused and hungry. They are not here for entertainment. They are family.

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