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by DarrenM
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Majjhima 146 :If consciousness is the shadow of the Rupa how there could be a re-birth?
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Majjhima 146 :If consciousness is the shadow of the Rupa how there could be a re-birth?

Sarath, do the five Aggregates cease at death for a puthujanna? Or do they carry on?

Only for the Arahat will consciousness cease.
by DarrenM
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hillside Hermitage
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Hillside Hermitage

http://www.hillsidehermitage.org/ Ajahn nyanamoli thero has many audio talks and now some video that can be found at the website of hillside hermitage. Personally I've gained much from his teachings. Has anyone else found the dhamma he expounds to be refreshingly profound as the Buddha dhamma shoul...
by DarrenM
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice

Hi Volo just found this in my wallet, if you need to contact them.
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Korean Temple
by DarrenM
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 1484

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

My honest opinion, from someone who has had depression and anxiety in the not so distant past, is that, in my experience it was absolutely essential that I started to take responsibility for my experience, in the sense of trying to understand it. By seeing it as pointless and an illusion, we may be ...
by DarrenM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice

I stayed there in October. Due to a mix up at the hotel I booked I ended up staying at the Korean monastery. I paid the guy there 500 RS (£5) to stay the night. No doubt you’d get it cheaper paying for a full month. They have a mediation hall there as well but I didn’t have time to check it out. The...
by DarrenM
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Anapanasati Sutra
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Re: Anapanasati Sutra

Analayo has a book on Anapanasati practise out in 6 months time. May be worth checking out.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindfulness-Br ... ds=analayo
by DarrenM
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I am a day and a half away from ordination in Thailand :)
Replies: 20
Views: 1534

Re: I am a day and a half away from ordination in Thailand :)

That’s fantastic, I rejoice and wish the very best in your monastic life.
by DarrenM
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

It’s very difficult at times to see the intention of posters because we can’t really put a tone to our words online. That’s why a little of emoji use at times can show your intention when the post may seem harsh otherwise.. :smile:
by DarrenM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Livelihood

I say take a good look through Digha Nikaya 2 and see if your livelihood is any of the wrong livelihoods listed. I don't know the answer to your question (only you know, I think), but you can use that sutta as your reference. Hi Salayatana, my job isn’t one of the wrong. Livelihoods, Thankyou for y...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Livelihood

I have been reading, and I will also now explain the risks of the customers pets getting poisoned if they enter the loft or catch any poisoned vermin, and also the smell if the vermin die in their loft space. Also suggest other natural approaches to the customers. A combination of ultrasonic repell...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Livelihood

dharmacorps wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:21 pm
To me this also does not seem like a breach of the 1st precept. You are not killing, or ordering anyone to kill. You are not telling anyone they must kill rats, or requiring them to do so.
Thankyou Dharmacorps. I realise this now.
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Livelihood

Hi Sam, I understand what you are saying, it is the fact that our office insist in the Environmental Health providing a certificate to show there is no vermin present. I know from going back to the properties to inspect the work after it has been done that they have always put poison down. Sure. Yo...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Livelihood

Hi Sam, I understand what you are saying, it is the fact that our office insist in the Environmental Health providing a certificate to show there is no vermin present. I know from going back to the properties to inspect the work after it has been done that they have always put poison down. I have be...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Livelihood

My job involves conducting surveys for central heating systems and Insualtion on a fuel poverty, government run sheme for domestic properties. I have to go into customers loft/ attic spaces to check for insulation and possible pipework runs. I often come across vermin droppings and for us to complet...
by DarrenM
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 52
Views: 4137

Re: Origination of feelings

When you divorce dependent origination from a "one-life only" approach, you free yourself to see how links can act as supporting condition for other links, regardless of order. For example, without birth as a being, how could there be any experience at all? Yet birth is the 11th of 12 links with th...