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by Stuart
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 89
Views: 37879

Re: Pali Resources

Introduction to Pali course by Ajahn Brahmali, based on Warder, lessons 1-16

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by Stuart
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death and Separation
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: Death and Separation

Many thanks for the kind comment; how do you feel when you see birthday party clips, photographs etc? Do you feel sad? Hi Emma. The way it has worked for me is that initially (during the period of grief), there is nothing positive that I could recollected at all. Maybe that is in fact the definitio...
by Stuart
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death and Separation
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: Death and Separation

Both of my parents and the 'love of my life' have all died. To tell you the truth, it's all been incredibly freeing. Before they died, I always feared that the 'worst would happen'. Now that the worst actually has happened, what is there to worry about? Don't get me wrong, there was a fair amount of...
by Stuart
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Another question... Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 23
Views: 3994

Re: Another question... Buddhism and Evolution

:anjali: Hi Claire, Do you mean "evolution by natural selection" as taught in some schools today which has itself evolved from the "evolution by natural selection" that Charles Darwin stated in The Origin of the Species? ... ;) .... ... just kidding .... .... but the serious point is that all things...
by Stuart
Thu May 27, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 5166

Re: Some advice needed please

When the time comes that her suffering is insurmountable and she is terminal then I will do what is best for her, "my" kamma be damned. I love her too much to let her writhe in pain in a terminal situation over concerns for "my" outcome. If I have to burn in hell to alleviate her unnecessary suffer...
by Stuart
Tue May 25, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A Buddhist Time Machine
Replies: 23
Views: 2268

Re: A Buddhist Time Machine

:anjali:
would you like to sit down?
would you like a cup of tea?
is there anything else I can do for you?

I always get good teachings from monks when I open with these ... ;) ....

Stuart
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by Stuart
Wed May 12, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How to live a Simple Life
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

How to live a Simple Life

:anjali:
For UK TV users .... I've just got an email from The Buddhist Society in London saying:
There is a programme this Friday 14th May on BBC2 at 9pm called 'How to live a Simple Life' which contains footage from Chithurst Monastery.
.... pass-it-on .... :)

Stuart
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by Stuart
Tue May 11, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: case of consciousness about copyrights
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: case of consciousness about copyrights

Hi Dukkhanirodha :anjali: , I have rather unorthodox view (for a Buddhist) of copyright .... there was no copyright laws in the time of the Buddha, as far as I'm aware. I think that infringing copyright is no more wrong than taking a photograph of someone without asking their permission - it's a bit...
by Stuart
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Marriage to non-Buddhists
Replies: 25
Views: 2785

Re: Marriage to non-Buddhists

:anjali: nausauketman, I agreed when we first married 28 years ago to become a Catholic as I didn't take spiritual matters that seriously then. Have you been baptised into the catholic church? If so you might wish to ask your wife to contemplate the following catechism 1272 Incorporated into Christ ...
by Stuart
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 15679

Re: Place of plants in the order of beings

Mukunda wrote:
Stuart wrote:I think that the idea that a "being" :quote: becomes enlightened may be a misunderstanding.
And to think that there is not a being who becomes enlightened is an equal misunderstanding.
:anjali:
Indeed - the problem, as always, is becoming ...

Stuart
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by Stuart
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tathagatas' teaching constantly available...?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Tathgatas' teaching constantly available...?

... in higher realms? For devas of Four great Kings, the Buddha died less than two months ago. In Tavatimsa, it was less than a month ago. In Yama, less than two weeks. In tusita, less than a week. In the ones who delight in creation, about 3 days back. In the ones who control others' creations, da...
by Stuart
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 15679

Re: Place of plants in the order of beings

Could it be possible that the Buddha prohibits monks from harming plant because having monks going around damaging plants (some of which were planted and tended even though it might not be obvious to a monk) would be a nuisance to a person or community and in general set a bad example for everyone ...
by Stuart
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 15679

Re: Place of plants in the order of beings

I understand, but the point for me was rather to know whether a particular being has a chance to become enlightened some time in the future or not. :anjali: Hi Dukkhanirodha :anjali: I think that the idea that a "being" :quote: becomes enlightened may be a misunderstanding. There is certainly the e...
by Stuart
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as unintentional thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: Is there such a thing as unintentional thoughts?

There was a time when I was thinking a lot of unwholesome thoughts, I mean I would be sitting there meditating and a whole host of really nasty things would come up. I was getting quite upset. Anyway I went and asked Venerable Dhammajiva how to put an end to this papanca and he said something along...
by Stuart
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Panna Gained / Panna Lost?
Replies: 26
Views: 2436

Re: Panna Gained / Panna Lost?

Thank -you all :anjali:

This is also helping me to understand better:

"Not Sure" - The Standard of the Noble Ones - Ajahn Chah

Stuart
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