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by Idappaccayata
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhamma audiobooks
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: dhamma audiobooks

Suttas etc: "The Pali audio site offers a selection of suttas from the Pali canon in English translation which have been professionally read and recorded." https://www.paliaudio.com/ "This section contains over 130 hours of audio recordings in mp3 format of selected texts from the website in Englis...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dhamma audiobooks
Replies: 4
Views: 152

dhamma audiobooks

Does anyone know of any places to listen to free dhamma audio books? I know of the forest dhamma website already, along with the middle length discourses being on audible. I also recently found a couple on the parayati website. Just wondering if anyone might know of any that I'm not aware of. Thanks!
by Idappaccayata
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: equanimity for non-mask wearers (personal experience)
Replies: 72
Views: 1267

Re: equanimity for non-mask wearers

The common medical knowledge: "There are no known medical conditions aside from a severe skin condition [like a very severe burn that needs medical attention] on your face that would prevent a person from wearing this type of mask,” David Kaufman, MD, pulmonologist and director of the medical ICU a...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 126
Views: 3062

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

You might has well have asked "Are you left or right leaning?", Because that's all the responses are.
by Idappaccayata
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Pure dhamma discord channel
Replies: 12
Views: 3343

Re: Pure dhamma discord channel

I've been trying to find a good theravada discord too. The popular Buddhism one seems too big and covers all the schools.

Unfortunately this one seems like just a discussion forum for lals site than an early Buddhist forum.
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 1905

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

I'm not sure why you feel comfortable giving advice on something you have no experience with. Have you ever stayed at a monastery? Maybe you'd be surprised at the benefit you'd gain. I did not say that staying at a monastery cannot be beneficial. The Buddha designed monasticism to be the most coduc...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 1905

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

Hi questioning, I have written a bit about how living according to a monastic code or rules could be an obstacle for progress, even more so if you are able to renunciate as a lay person. You can find the thread here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36127#p540657 It is just about living...
by Idappaccayata
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 1905

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

Hi questioning, I have written a bit about how living according to a monastic code or rules could be an obstacle for progress, even more so if you are able to renunciate as a lay person. You can find the thread here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36127#p540657 It is just about living...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Meditating by oneself
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Meditating by oneself

It's extremely common. With the internet, one can make much more progress in isolation than in the past. Ultimately, the path is personal. Admirable friends are beneficial, but you have to do the work yourself anyway. If you don't have any monasteries near you, maybe you could save and plan to trave...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Considering giving up harsh speech, even about certain politicians I dislike intensely: advice sought.
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Considering giving up harsh speech, even about certain politicians I dislike intensely: advice sought.

If you're notice the affect it has on your mind, it seems apparent the speech is a little too harsh. You could try expressing similar views with more circumspection, from a place of detached observation rather than what sounds like righteous anger.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lack of progress
Replies: 65
Views: 3825

Re: Lack of progress

Not to bring the conversation to such a crude level, but this monk is known almost exclusively because he talks about things that, according to the Buddha, are inappropriate for a monk to talk about. It's not surprising that he struggles with meditation. Those two are almost certainly related.
by Idappaccayata
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 4240

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

daveblack wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:39 am
Never trust someone who claims to be an arhant but is not even celibate. That's not even possible.
:goodpost:

It's amazing how many people overlook this fact.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 62
Views: 5313

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:59 am
Greetings,

Link to PDF sourced from http://seeingthroughthenet.net/

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thank you!
by Idappaccayata
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 62
Views: 5313

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Greetings, I would recommend reading "The Heretic Sage"... a short series of interviews with ven. Nanananda. I won't share it here, because it's probably not 100% appropriate to this section, but it's one of the few examples you will find of anyone knowledgeable in Theravada, responding to and refl...
by Idappaccayata
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 7.48: "Attending inwardly to feminine/masculine faculties"?
Replies: 15
Views: 873

Re: AN 7.48: "Attending inwardly to feminine/masculine faculties"?

It seems to me that it's just pointing out that being attached to these qualities how problematic. A form of self view.