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by lavantien
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

One may take precepts for practical reasons, but when one announces to everyone that he did, this itself (in most cases) is a matter of conceit and bolsters one's ego. Thank for pointing out my mistake. After pondering about your words for quite some time. I've realized that I shouldn't post any mo...
by lavantien
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

why is it someone talks about their eagerness to keep strong sīla and their recommendation to do so and they get accused of being boastful, thats just not what this appears to be. i've had it happen to me too, i dont care about better or worse, i want the fruits of great practice. the more people k...
by lavantien
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

What stands behind this topic - compassion or conceit? 8-) The main reason is compassion, this line of thought occurred to me "keeping 8 precepts is so much benefits, why don't I prompt people's mindfulness?" But I'm not free from conceit yet, so technically both :tongue: I am very pleased to see t...
by lavantien
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

Hi everyone, I think any serious practitioner of the Buddha's Dhamma should plan some periods of your life to observe 8 precepts continuously, start with at least the full moon day of each lunar month (Uposatha), then gradually work towards keeping the 8 precepts everyday without lapses for the rest...
by lavantien
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"

I would love to invite you to improve this answer, or let me know about how you would answer to these kinds of question from the skeptics or non-Buddhists. For the lasting wellfare and happiness of people :anjali: Cut it down to 100 words maximum. Yes I tried to trim it down as much as possible wit...
by lavantien
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Using EBTs to respond to the question: "If there is no soul, what is rebirth/reincarnation?"

Hi everyone, Here is my respond to that frequently ask question on both online places and meeting, if we succeed to give them a comprehensive and convince answer they may actually change they mind and study more about the teaching of Lord Buddha, and giving them a chance to gain faith in Lord Buddha...
by lavantien
Fri May 31, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Share poems relate to Dhamma
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Share poems relate to Dhamma

Hi everyone, Last week, while I was surfing the forum :reading: I encountered certain person claim that in Zen there is many poems and wise stanzas, provoke creativity, as oppose to Theravada. Why don't I post of my poems that I was casually composed :stirthepot: to express my faith in the Dhamma? :...
by lavantien
Wed May 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha indirectly revealed the lifespan of the universe?
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Did the Buddha indirectly revealed the lifespan of the universe?

Hi all, In Bakabrahma Sutta SN6.4 (https://suttacentral.net/sn6.4/en/sujato) the Buddha told Baka that his lifespan is two quinquadecillion years. From here (https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/31_planes_of_existence) it states that Maha Brahma lifespan is 1 aeon (a time length from one birth of the un...
by lavantien
Tue May 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Hi Tien I can relate to your story and I can believe it perhaps we are from asian back ground. I like your story writing as well. Keep us update on your progress. :anjali: Hi SarathW, I will sure update when I think I totally uprooted greed and hatred. Til that time, can be many many dozen years la...
by lavantien
Tue May 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Hi bodom :anjali: Doesn't make sense to me. If anything they have one less mouth to feed so they can save more money. In my life, I've lived in five countries, and in each of these countries it was normal for kids to move out around college time or army time. I personally moved out at 20 years old a...
by lavantien
Tue May 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Two weeks ago, I asked my parent for going forth, and my mother said if I going to leave home and live a homeless life she and my dad will retire from work and whole family will be dying out of starvation. Doesn't make sense to me. If anything they have one less mouth to feed so they can save more ...
by lavantien
Tue May 21, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Hi everyone, I want to share my personal experience about Dhamma

Hi everyone, This is not a self-claim or boasting about attainments, but only for the sake of inspiration. 1. Personal Information: I'm Tien, currently 23 years old, live in Vietnam :sage: , studying Computer Engineering (no interest at all). I was a single child in a below-average (in term of wealt...