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by tellyontellyon
Mon May 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 2086

Re: Secular Buddhism

To me, my understanding, is that secular 'Buddhists' come at practice from a decided materialist view. So there can be no Karma, beyond this life, no rebirth. But that is rejecting aspects of the core view of Buddhism, intricately woven into the Buddha's teaching. There is a difference between havin...
by tellyontellyon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 5336

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

Don't think of them as ignorant brutes, and don't worry about winning arguments or anything else.
Practice kindness and patience, check any conceit in oneself.
Didn't the Buddha describe this path as the path of non-contention.
by tellyontellyon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Ajahn Amaro guided meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Ajahn Amaro guided meditation

I heard another talk by Ajahn Amaro where he talks about a story of the Buddha and his disciple Ananda eating a beautiful meal. Ananda began to talk about how wonderful it was that the Buddha was indifferent to the taste of the food. But the Buddha told Ananda that he was wrong and gave Ananda some ...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 5402

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

I practice Tibetan Buddhism but I also like the teachings from the Theravada forest tradition. I find there is more similarity than you might realise. The skillful means can seem more elaborate at times in Tibetan Buddhism, but it is more a matter of style and emphasis. There has been ignorance on b...
by tellyontellyon
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist quote reference
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Buddhist quote reference

Thank you, brilliant.
:thumbsup:
by tellyontellyon
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist quote reference
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Buddhist quote reference

Hi, I came across a quote, something like:
"That which you concieve is always other than the truth... "
Or something like that! Does anybody know the exact quote and scriptural reference?

Thank you in advance.
Cheers, thanks, ta.

Google not much help...
by tellyontellyon
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Lord Darth Vader
Replies: 25
Views: 2620

Re: Lord Darth Vader

I think he spent a lot of time trying to focus all his energy into his helmet... so more of a new-age neo-tantra thing going on... like Sting.
by tellyontellyon
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?
Replies: 44
Views: 4656

Re: How to handle a beggar want to stay in your temple?

I would guess that the homeless person would have to follow the rules that the monks follow, attend services, and work as the monks do . If he is willing to do that, get the guy a robe and hope he stays.
by tellyontellyon
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no God
Replies: 22
Views: 2015

Re: Why there is no God

When the Buddhists say no-soul, they mean that there isn't the Hindu concept of soul 'Atman', like a little piece of God or something Eternal that is the eternal core of our being. For Buddhists we do sort of have a self on a relative level but not in that 'eternal soul' context. For Buddhists the i...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!

Thank you, this is all good help. :heart:
by tellyontellyon
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!

Thank you, this is useful. :heart:
by tellyontellyon
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!

I'm sure this is a common theme here, i.e., knowing what not to do but somehow being unable to stop myself. I've been listening to some online talks by Ajahn Amaro about dependent origination and how this can be used to understand the sequence of events that lead from ignorance to suffering. It seem...
by tellyontellyon
Thu May 05, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a divorced person become a monk or a nun?
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: Can a divorced person become a monk or a nun?

The Buddha himself left his wife and child to follow the path.
by tellyontellyon
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Where is Buddha now? Does his mind stream continue?
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Where is Buddha now? Does his mind stream continue?

That is helpful. I have a copy of the Majjhima-Nikaya arriving by post this week so will be able to study this carefully. Thank you.