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by Virgo
Thu May 23, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

SarathW wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Why Buddhism is not growing?
There are not as many people with the kind of kamma for it.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun May 19, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

Hi Robert, thanks for starting this thread. "While the meditator is thus practising the exercise of noticing with unhindered mind, the noticing mind will close in upon and fix on whatever object is being noticed, and the act of noticing will proceed without break. At that time there arises in him in...
by Virgo
Sun May 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Advanced searches on Suttacentral
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Advanced searches on Suttacentral

If you know any more tricks please share. I don't have or know any other advanced tricks for searching the website but I use DuckDuckGo as my default search engine for privacy reasons because friends don't let friends get tracked . DuckDuckGo uses bangs to help you search domains quickly and easily...
by Virgo
Fri May 17, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dealing with death and grief.
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Dealing with death and grief.

Here is an older post from Venerable Dhammanando that might be helpful:

viewtopic.php?t=24412#p351083

:anjali: Kevin
by Virgo
Wed May 15, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2423

Re: Abortion sources

Bumping up this topic, with the reminder of the intent of this thread: In addition to sources already cited, anything from the canon related to the birth process & the termination in the womb of that entity; also any teachings on kammic results of such. “Here, brahmin youth, a certain woman or man ...
by Virgo
Tue May 14, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Days According to the Suttas & Vinaya
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Uposatha Observance Days According to the Suttas & Vinaya

week of may 26 - june 1, when do i keep it? should the eighth day not always fall on a quarter? the full moon is always the 15th day? does a day begin at midnight or is it different? i'd like to be as faithful as possible to the observance times but i am not sure how to do this definitely want more...
by Virgo
Mon May 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Intent
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Karma and Intent

I am not sure that it addresses your question specifically, but this is still a good read on Kamma: An Introduction to Kamma.

:namaste: Kevin
by Virgo
Sun May 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Days According to the Suttas & Vinaya
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Uposatha Observance Days According to the Suttas

The "fortnights of special displays" and so on, I think might refer to the times of eclipses. But those always fall on new or full moon days anyway (1,15) when the sun or moon are also within 12 degrees of the lunar nodes.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun May 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Days According to the Suttas & Vinaya
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Uposatha Observance Days According to the Suttas

Can anyone tell me what all of this refers to? I do not know but I can tell you that there are roughly 30 days in a lunation. The Indians count these days as 1-15 from the new moon day (the conjunction of the sun and moon) to the full moon day (the opposition of the sun and the moon). They then cou...
by Virgo
Sun May 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 101
Views: 7150

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

For anyone who wishes to attain jhanas, I suggest learning meditation from Ajahn Brahm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOWONsVx9So

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri May 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Hi

Welcome. :anjali:

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed May 08, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Problem Editing Link in Signature
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Problem Editing Link in Signature

Got it, and I tried it and can confirm it is working properly now. Thanks for looking into it, Paul.

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed May 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Problem Editing Link in Signature
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Problem Editing Link in Signature

OK Paul thank you. I never posted anything that could be considered offensive or controversial in the past, so I can't imagine why it would be set that way, but thanks for resetting it.

:anjali:

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue May 07, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Problem Editing Link in Signature
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Problem Editing Link in Signature

I checked the settings, bbcode is enabled. I thought it might be my grammarly app because it has access to the site but that is not the culprit because I disabled it but I am still having the same problem.

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue May 07, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Problem Editing Link in Signature
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Problem Editing Link in Signature

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:33 pm
Greetings Kevin,

Interesting.

Can you try this?

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[url=http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/]Abhidhamma Forum[/url]
Metta,
Paul. :)
I just tried it. Same issue. :shrug:

Kevin