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by 0pper
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Loving-Kindness... its not easy!
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Loving-Kindness... its not easy!

As a person who is newly trying to follow the Dharma I find many things about Buddhism so wonderful & positive. One of the things I am currently working on is Loving-Kindness. To be blunt, it doesnt come to me easily. At this point, I have to write down a list of reminders to do things that are self...
by 0pper
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: An Excellent Talk on Attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 543

An Excellent Talk on Attachment

I really enjoyed this talk on Attachment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJHmmUNRRw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It seems to have clarified alot of questions/concerns I had about craving/desire/attachment.
by 0pper
Wed May 12, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Questions About Re-birth
Replies: 18
Views: 2207

Re: Questions About Re-birth

karma will generate a new form
I have no idea what that means or how one could possibly figure that to be true.
by 0pper
Wed May 12, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Questions About Re-birth
Replies: 18
Views: 2207

Questions About Re-birth

One of the Buddhist concepts I have a difficult time wrapping my mind around is the notion of re-birth. 1. How central is re-birth to Buddhism? Could I profess to be a Buddhist but reject the concept of re-birth? 2. If there is a little moth that gets killed, does it get re-born as a moth again? How...
by 0pper
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is Theravada Less "Religious" than Mahayana?
Replies: 44
Views: 4399

Re: Is Theravada Less "Religious" than Mahayana?

Thank you kindly for the replies. I have definitely learned something. There is a New Kadampa Tradition Buddhist Centre a few kilometres from my condo. Reading their literature they seem very open to welcoming new comers. I think I'm going to go to a guided meditation class they offer, see where thi...
by 0pper
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is Theravada Less "Religious" than Mahayana?
Replies: 44
Views: 4399

Is Theravada Less "Religious" than Mahayana?

I'm extremely intrigued by Buddhism and am well on my way to becoming Buddhist. I've been reading about it for a long time, but I'm close to making a commitment to becoming a Buddhist. I am now in the stage of choosing what specific path of Buddhism I want to follow. My understanding is that Therava...