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by thecharmedbaja
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Life Sux
Replies: 63
Views: 7652

Re: Life Sux

Remember where the first Noble Truth leads - there is always a way out. I also noticed that you said life 'sux' - is that because some individuals believe the only way out is death; you can only become enlightened at death? Think of Gautama Buddha: he was able to teach for forty years after his enli...
by thecharmedbaja
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Mindfulness in Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Mindfulness in Buddhism

Thank you both very much - your answers were deeply appreciated! :D
Hope you're both having a good day,
Metta
Jasmine
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Mindfulness in Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Mindfulness in Buddhism

Hey all :D I was just wondering about mindfulness and the five skandhas/aggregates - if one is supposed to rid themselves of the 'self,' which includes the last of the aggregates - consciousness, why is it, then, that we are supposed to be mindful of ourselves? Surely that is one of the things we mu...
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I see some names I know
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: I see some names I know

Welcome, Pax :D
I'm sure you'll add to the community brilliant, no matter how large or small your words of wisdom are :)

Metta,
Jasmine
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monk for a Month?
Replies: 56
Views: 16315

Re: Monk for a Month?

Even though it's not free, yet there are free alternatives, that looks absolutely amazing! I'd love to go :)! The other activities (teaching english to student monks, meditation retreats in nearby forest temples and guided day tours of the area) also sounds perfect, especially the second one! :D Wha...
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Hi :)

Hello :D

Thank you all for the warm welcome! :)

Metta,
Jasmine
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi - i'm new
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: hi - i'm new

Welcome!! :D

How are you? :)
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Hi :)

Thank you both :) :mrgreen:

How long have you two been Buddhists? Why did you both become Buddhists? :D
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Hi :)

:namaste: everybody, I'm new to both this forum and Theravada Buddhism! I seeked refuge on the Duruthu Poya day last week, after serious thought and searching into all the world religions, and finally came to the conclusion that Buddhism was the only one that made sense to me :D Forgive me if I ask ...
by thecharmedbaja
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The Concept Of Anatta - No-Self
Replies: 30
Views: 3864

Re: The Concept Of Anatta - No-Self

The answers so far are correct with regards to the most widely studied part of the Theravada canon which is contained in the Nikayas. These are the "Suttas" you will come across. But if you study abhidhamma or talk to people who studied a lot of it you will most likely get a definitive "no" to the ...
by thecharmedbaja
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The Concept Of Anatta - No-Self
Replies: 30
Views: 3864

The Concept Of Anatta - No-Self

:namaste: :D I have very recently become a Buddhist (on the last Poya day, to be exact!), so have been looking further into what all you like-minded people believe. I had always been led to presume (by my friend and dad who are Buddhists) that it is a Theravadin belief of there being no 'self,' howe...