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by bodom
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a nice copy of the Jataka Tales.
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Looking for a nice copy of the Jataka Tales.

I've been looking for the same-- this is the most complete printed collection I can find, but still doesn't include all the tales: https://store.pariyatti.org/Jataka-Tales-of-the-Buddha--3-Vol-Set_p_2591.html Look like a winner. Thanks for sharing. Income tax is coming Friday and I'm sticking up my...
by bodom
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)

Yep he was incredible. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice for getting over being humiliated?
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: Advice for getting over being humiliated?

I've been exploring my feelings a bit, and I've just realized that a lot of my anger stems from feelings of humiliation. Other people were bad, insulting, etc. And I've never really recovered my full sense of pride since. I've just recently noticed this problem, and I'd like to move on from it. Can...
by bodom
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Why Do Buddhism Sections in Libraries / Bookstores Omit the Suttas?
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Why Do Buddhism Sections in Libraries / Bookstores Omit the Suttas?

Every bookstore and library I've been to in San Antonio always has a copy of Bhikkhu Bodhi's classic anthology In the Buddhas Words. It's usually selling for around $15 dollars. His other translations in his series ranges from $50 to $100 and might not be cost effective for casual readers. I am grat...
by bodom
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Nirvana permanent?
Replies: 62
Views: 3685

Re: Why is Nirvana permanent?

It seems to me that the same applies to Nibbana. At its simplest, this just means the cessation of greed, hatred, and delusion. For the Buddha, or any arahant, these have ended. Tomorrow they will still be ended, and they always will be ended. So in this sense Nibbana is “permanent” – although this...
by bodom
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the things i do in this life affect my family in my past lives?
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Do the things i do in this life affect my family in my past lives?

There are two people in this world you can never can never really repay and that is your parents. The best you can do for them is to arouse and establish in them conviction, virtue, generosity and discernment. "I tell you, monks, there are two people who are not easy to repay. Which two? Your mother...
by bodom
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: one word to defeat the eternalists
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana

There, monks, I say there is surely no coming, no going, no persisting , no passing away, no rebirth. It is quite without support, unmoving, without an object,—just this is the end of suffering.” https://suttacentral.net/en/ud8.1 Feel free to add any further comments to this thread: Why is Nirvana ...
by bodom
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buying alive fishes to leave them in the river.
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Buying alive fishes to leave them in the river.

For the Buddha, love and compassion were incomplete if they were not extended to all sentient beings. He said that if a monk found an animal in a trap and out of compassion set it free, he would not be guilty of theft, even if conventional opinion considered the animal to be the property of the hun...
by bodom
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2034

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

/.../ One can not abandon his family to ordain without permission. Were these rules about having to obtain permission made before or after the above-quoted discourse about Saṅgāmajī? The Udana ia considered to be one of the oldest books in the Khuddaka Nikaya. As we know the Vinaya was created and ...
by bodom
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2034

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

The man who speaks to us from the suttas was wise, virtuous and compassionate. As I wrote in first line .. the given narrative has always upset me because it is difficult to reconcile the teacher from the suttas with someone who would leave his family in middle of the night. Well again and again it...
by bodom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

Are there are any websites that offer comprehensive lists of commentaries and subcommentaries alongside the suttas? For instance, Sutta Central but with the option to view commentaries. I'm sure someone here has a site for you but I do know a large majority of the commentaries have never been trans...
by bodom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana

"Then, Bāhiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cognized, only the cognized. That is how you should train yourself. When for you there wi...
by bodom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana

"There is that dimension where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension of neither perception nor non-perception; neither this world, nor the nex...
by bodom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Beautiful and inspiring words about Nibbana

And for a disciple thus freed, in whose heart dwells peace, there is nothing to be added to what has been done, and naught more remains for him to do. Just as a rock of one solid mass remains unshaken by the wind, even so neither forms, nor sounds, nor odors, nor tastes, nor contacts of any kind, n...
by bodom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: When the breath becomes more refined I get scared i will die
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: When the breath becomes more refined I get scared i will die

It's a common occurrence among meditators as the result of the body, breath and mind becoming very calm and peaceful. Here is some advice from Ajahn Chah on the matter: Awareness remains with the breath and over time it will penetrate deeper and deeper inside, becoming progressively more refined. Ul...
by bodom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"
Replies: 17
Views: 207

Re: What doed the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"

From Analays brilliant satipathanna commentary Once the posture is set up, mindfulness is to be established “in front”. The injunction “in front” (parimukhaÿ) can be understood lit-erally or figuratively Following the more literal understanding, “in front” indicates the nostril area as the most appr...
by bodom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to meditate?
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: How to meditate?

Hi JC I recommend the following manual on breath meditation, the most commonly taught meditation object, taught both by the Buddha himself and nearly every meditation teacher today: With Each and Every Breath A new breath meditation manual by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu drawing on two sources: the Buddha’s o...
by bodom
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Hello from Chile

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is this a breaking of the 5th precept
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Is this a breaking of the 5th precept

As long as it is prescribed and you are taking the amount prescribed and no more then no. It is always about intention. Always. Always always always.

:namaste: