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by Stephen18
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greatest Theravada teachers alive
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Greatest Theravada teachers alive

I am posting this thread in order to learn more about the greatest teachers in the Theravada tradition and their teachings. Who are the most reputable? Who do you think are the greatest or the best? Not necessarily monks or nuns but you can also list great lay teachers along with monks or nuns. They...
by Stephen18
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Knows Best rap song
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Buddha Knows Best rap song

by Stephen18
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 42
Views: 1822

Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Who are your favourite modern non-Buddhist philosophers?

Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
by Stephen18
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Most famous teacher of all time?

Who in your opinion is the most famous Buddhist teacher of all time?

I think Nagarjuna.
by Stephen18
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known

Other Buddhas not amongst the 28 Buddhas in the list of Buddhas which is recorded since Ancient Indian times have existed all over of the world who taught the Dhamma but not as complicated as Gotama's. For example, some of them taught only 6 Dependent Origination link factors as in Ancient Ghana/Cot...
by Stephen18
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Secrets about Buddhism everyone wish they'd known

Here are some facts about Buddhism you didn't know that I got from certain sources but am forbidden from sharing what those sources are. Buddha's special dates: Conception: 4 July 567 BC Birth: 24 May 566 BC 21:09 UTC Escape from the Palace: 1 August 537 BC 01:46 UTC Buddhahood: 27 May 531 BC 17:59:...
by Stephen18
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Best books on Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Best books on Samatha Meditation

What are the best books on Samatha? Something like a stage by stage guide would be nice, as well as general instructions and tips.
by Stephen18
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Inaccurate knowledge can damage the seeker of truth
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Inaccurate knowledge can damage the seeker of truth

You can't reach the truth without knowledge but [inaccurate] knowledge can damage the seeker of truth. Be careful what you believe, because what you read or hear cannot always be trusted because you can't make sure it comes from the words of a Fully Enlightened One. For example, how much can you tru...
by Stephen18
Wed May 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about Tantra...
Replies: 52
Views: 3012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

I must try it. Sounds good. I was making a small joke based on the possible two meanings of your reply "bang on!" First I suspect is the one you intended: "Yes, Sam, you hit the nail on the head as to why I am now leaningh away from monastic life." Second: "Bang" being slang in some places for sexu...
by Stephen18
Wed May 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?
Replies: 17
Views: 2381

Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Front row, on the left, is Ajahn Gavesako.
Thank you, Bhante, but that is the Japanese monk. What is the monk's name to the furthest left, standing to the right of Ajahn Gavesako, a bit further behind?
by Stephen18
Wed May 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about Tantra...
Replies: 52
Views: 3012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

JohnK wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Stiphan wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Sam Vara wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:28 pm

That's a big change for you!...Is it the recent addition of "Tantric Sex" that appears in your signature?
Bang on!
Is that the Tantric Sex mantra? :)
I must try it. Sounds good.
by Stephen18
Wed May 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about Tantra...
Replies: 52
Views: 3012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Well done for disrobing. Lay life is better these days than being a monk. I have resolved not to be a monk myself -- at best I may try it for a brief period if I'm not in a relationship. Monasticism is not as good anymore. Hi Stiphan, That's a big change for you! Your ambition was always to ordain....
by Stephen18
Wed May 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 120
Views: 19061

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Well done for disrobing. Lay life is better these days than being a monk. I have resolved not to be a monk myself -- at best I may try it for a brief period if I'm not in a relationship. Monasticism is not as good anymore.
by Stephen18
Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?
Replies: 17
Views: 2381

Re: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

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What is the name of the Sino-Tibetan monk on the left?
by Stephen18
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?
Replies: 17
Views: 2381

What are these Ajahn Chah sangha monks' names?

http://dharmata.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Ajahn-Chah-Sangha.jpg I am wondering what all of these monks' names are. I recognize, of course, Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Brahm, and Ajahn Pasanno, but I don't recognize the rest. Especially, I would like to know the name of the monk at the rig...