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by Geonny
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

Here is a list of tallest statues in the world and you're right, the super tall (Buddhist) ones are all in Asia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_statues I could have sworn I saw some pretty big ones in Canada, but I guess they were all under 30 feet. The cool thing about this particul...
by Geonny
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

Well now I’m keen to find out if their claim to fame is still actual as they erected it in 2009 or so, if memory serves me correctly. After some intense(2 mins searching google 😂), it seems we have some intense competition cooking up here. The Mt Carmel temple claims a 37 foot Buddha statue. However...
by Geonny
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

It's pretty, but it's not very big. I'm very surprised it's the largest in the western hemisphere. Anyway, thanks for the nice photos! You’re very welcome. And agreed. It’s dwarfed by most Eastern Buddha statues. Apparently not too many temples this side of the world have them. This one “only” stan...
by Geonny
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

DNS wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:39 pm
The video didn't play for me. Can you post a photo? Where is the largest samadhi statue in Western Hemisphere?
Here is a google upload of the video as well. It’s beautiful at night.
by Geonny
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

45821D6D-B8DC-45C0-9ED6-96DA9D04FFE2.jpeg Here you go sir. It is located in Princeton/Franklin New Jersey. If you are ever visiting the North East it is definitely worth a visit. It’s very serene and inspiring. The new Temple/Meditation Center is in progress. The monks here are still utilizing a 19...
by Geonny
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 9
Views: 74

28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

This is from the Sri Lankan temple I go to for meditation and Pāli chanting and Dhamma talks. Last night we held the 28 Buddhas Puja. Here’s a short video for you attached to see if you enjoy such things.
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by Geonny
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Do we know?

Good point. What else can we do but follow the eight fold path and not worry. Exactly. Buddhism is not a strict list of commandments. Think of it as a guide. If followed leads to the end of suffering. It is the middle way. It veers from intense pleasure and intense suffering. Don’t take it so serio...
by Geonny
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Do we know?

Clinging to and craving for stream entry will not get us there. We must put effort and strive to follow the 8fold path and understand the 4 noble truths to the best of our ability. Practice Dana, Sila and bhavana as much and as best we can. If we place our focus on these things and these things only...
by Geonny
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 2 different types of approaches to reading the Nikayas
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: 2 different types of approaches to reading the Nikayas

I can’t speak to that which is more superior or inferior. However my practice was to read the nikayas which I did not yet understand(admittedly still learning and probably always will be), in order to better understand it. Then with eagerness and effort, put what I have learned/read it into practice...
by Geonny
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karuna prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Karuna prayers

May befriends mother be well.

May she be free of her current ailments and afflictions.

May she rest well and not suffer from any pain.
by Geonny
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Way to Mute other users from certain posts to no derail them
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Way to Mute other users from certain posts to no derail them

Great feedback and advise. Thank you both.

I will try this out!
by Geonny
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Way to Mute other users from certain posts to no derail them
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Way to Mute other users from certain posts to no derail them

I love this forum and the space it provides to learn and understand the dhamma. However there are a handful of people who are clearly only hear to debate and show that they know more than everyone and tend to ruin or derail many, if not all topics. It would be nice to have a way to mute certain peop...
by Geonny
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Did the Buddha foresee that his teachings will become writings in mass distribution?

My faith in the Buddha, dhamma and sangha makes me feel as if Buddha knew all, but said little. And since not everything he knew had benefit for us, he didn’t advise us.

This is purely speculative. But he is said to be all knowing, which is what leads me to this.
by Geonny
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4TN are not for everyone
Replies: 70
Views: 1185

Re: 4TN are not for everyone

It makes no sense to apply everyday common sense to 4TN, just as it makes no sense to apply Newtonian laws to the level of elementary particles at which the laws of quantum physics operate. I feel that It makes perfect sense to apply the 4NT to everyday life. We have such little time in this planet...