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by UpasakaAbhaya
Wed May 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Looking for a Brahmali/Sujato talk
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Looking for a Brahmali/Sujato talk

Dear Friends in Dhamma, I'm looking for a Dhamma talk by either Ajahn Sujato or Ajahn Brahmali that I listened to partially between one and three years ago. All I remember is some language around the various objects of samatha being a way of tricking the mind into jhana. Does this ring bells for any...
by UpasakaAbhaya
Sun May 10, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana Dhamma Talks
Replies: 36
Views: 41601

Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Dear Friends in Dhamma, I'm looking for a Dhamma talk by either Ajahn Sujato or Ajahn Brahmali that I listened to partially between one and three years ago. All I remember is some language around the various objects of samatha being a way of tricking the mind into jhana. Does this ring bells for any...
by UpasakaAbhaya
Wed May 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Happy Vesākha Pūjā - 2563 (2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Happy Vesākha Pūjā - 2563 (2020)

Dear Lucas and all,

Wishing everyone a very happy Vesakha Puja/Buddha Purnima!

Metta and peace,
Bowing and thanks,
Upasaka Abhaya
by UpasakaAbhaya
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 86890

Re: your home altar/shrine

Some of my home setup...
by UpasakaAbhaya
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An Artistic Project
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: An Artistic Project

And...
by UpasakaAbhaya
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An Artistic Project
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: An Artistic Project

Dear all,

Thank you, MettaDevPrac!

I was really hoping people would be inspired by this idea, and make their own to share. I would've thought people had some extra time on their hands. 😋

Please find attached a new attempt by me...

Metta and peace,
Bowing and thanks,
Upasaka Abhaya
by UpasakaAbhaya
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An Artistic Project
Replies: 3
Views: 259

An Artistic Project

Dear Friends in Dhamma, I have project for anyone of an artistic bent, or who has some time on their hands... It occurred to me, in light of passages in MN 28 and SN 22:87, that it might be interesting to simply type out the formula of Dependent Origination in the shape or silhouette of the Buddha. ...
by UpasakaAbhaya
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your Graniest B&W Buddha Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Your Graniest B&W Buddha Photo

Dear Friends in Dhamma,

Please post your most grainy, black & white photo of a Buddha statue/rupa. Outdoor pictures are preferred.

Thank you all in advance!

Metta and peace,
Bowing and thanks,
Upasaka Abhaya
by UpasakaAbhaya
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An old photo
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: An old photo

Dear friends in Dhamma,

Thank you again for all your replies.

I intend to split this topic into two new threads:

- Your Grainiest B&W Buddha photo
(And, a personal project anticipating Confusedlayman:)
- An Artistic Project

Metta and peace,
Bowing and thanks,
Upasaka Abhaya
by UpasakaAbhaya
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An old photo
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: An old photo

Dear DNS,

thank you for this. I've seen this before, and it is indeed a neat picture, but not the one I was looking for. But, do we know or have info about the origin or composition of this image?

Metta and peace,
Bowing and thanks,
Upasaka Abhaya
by UpasakaAbhaya
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: An old photo
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

An old photo

Dear friends in Dhamma, Many years ago somebody posted a pic on Dhammalist, I remember the title as something like: a photo of the real Buddha. I remember the photo as being black and white, dimly lit, showing a white Buddha statue in the meditation posture, possibly during snowfall. It was in the l...
by UpasakaAbhaya
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 27
Views: 3271

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

Dear Friends in Dhamma, I plan to follow up with some summary of my findings. But in the meantime, I am still investigating various sources. Part of my curiosity along these lines is due to having come across mention of a very ancient Buddha, named Brahma-deva Buddha. I came across this in some foot...
by UpasakaAbhaya
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 27
Views: 3271

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

Dear Venerable Sir,

Is the Anagatavamsa not a Theravada commentary?

Metta and peace,
Bowing and thanks,
Upasaka Abhaya 💟
by UpasakaAbhaya
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 27
Views: 3271

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

Dear Cookiemonster,

Those are the only ones mentioned in the suttas, but the Buddhavamsa is counted by many as included within the Pali Canon. I believe the Jinakalamali is a Thai post canonical work.

🙏 Abhaya
by UpasakaAbhaya
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 27
Views: 3271

Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

Dear friends in Dhamma, Does anyone have any information on the names of the Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara? I have found passing mention in various works of Buddhas which supposedly precede Lord Tanhankara. Among those are Sirimata Buddha, Mahutta Buddha, Sumita Buddha, and a previous Metteyya/Mait...