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by Just another Bhikkhu
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did meditation really "die out" ?
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: Did meditation really "die out" ?

There has always been monks practicing in the forest or secluded from the rest of the world. They usually don't leave any marks, text's, buildings or anything. So when people look back in time and they are unable to find any record of a meditation practice tradition thru archeology, texts and the li...
by Just another Bhikkhu
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice

If you do go there, would you please update me as how things are going and how Bhante is doing? Thanks :)
by Just another Bhikkhu
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Savatthi/Shravasti: need advice

look for Pubbārāma the "Easter monastery. It is about 30 or 40mins walk from Jetavana and it seems that it's not in most people's radar. There is one Bhikkhu taking care of the place who is very kind and willing to help practitioners, the place is very quiet and secluded from the tourist chaos and t...
by Just another Bhikkhu
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: What are the ways in which a monk can disrobe or be disrobed?

Chanh Dao wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:09 am
Haha walking to wat pah nanachat. Hilariously idealistic sounding :'D
Not at all
by Just another Bhikkhu
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My Thanissaro-meets-Mahasi style “6R’s” Meditation Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: My Thanissaro-meets-Mahasi style “6R’s” Meditation Practice

As long as you are clear on what you are doing/trying to do, then it's just a matter of skillfully using whatever tools you have/know. If you get too fixated on using or refining the tool(s) at the expense of them leading to where they should, then there is trouble. The difficult part is actually ha...
by Just another Bhikkhu
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a buddhist need to practise khanti ?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Does a buddhist need to practise khanti ?

Khantī paramaṃ tapo titikkhā! ;)
by Just another Bhikkhu
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: Where can a 50 y/o man go to become a monk?

If you change your mind about Asia you might want to try going to Pa Auk in Myanmar. You can get full ordination there in a few months. The place has a good enough reputation for you to be accepted in other monasteries in Thailand and Sri Lanka after you spend a few years training there. May you be ...
by Just another Bhikkhu
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition

I can see the line of reasoning in trying to link the practice of Buddhanusati with the Thai practice of the Budho mantra, but still it feels to me a bit of a stretch from a scriptural point of view
by Just another Bhikkhu
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition

Volo wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:34 am
I find more puzzling why Buddha never mentioned anything similar to mental mantra repetition.
I think that's the most important question to be asked here