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by Aloka
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Never imagine a desire is a trivial thing
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: Never imagine a desire is a trivial thing

Ven. Ajahn Sumedho talks about desire for approximately 14 minutes:




:anjali:


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by Aloka
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

In my life, most often, I keep going back to my past because of lack of closure. I like explanations. That is the downside of being rational. I like everything to be explainable or at least have few hypothesis about why event X happened the way it did. The past is gone, maybe you just need to relax...
by Aloka
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Hello to everyone

Welcome Lisa :hello:
by Aloka
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 1646

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

And the same to you, Ms/Mr/ Mrs Brahma.


:anjali:
by Aloka
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 62
Views: 999

Re: Bodhicitta

MahaBrahma wrote:If you believe in nonsense like this......
I could say exactly the same about your own beliefs, Ms/Mr/Mrs/he/she/they, Brahma.
the Mystic Law of the Lotus Sutra is the way to Enlightenment.

To you maybe, but it certainly isn't for me.

Have a lovely day.


:anjali:

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by Aloka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-Birth
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Re-Birth

frankboase244 wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:10 pm Yes, I know we've all be here before (pun intended).
But my questions are;
What is Reborn?

Endless speculation about rebirth is what is reborn.


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by Aloka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 81
Views: 14694

Re: Abortion

DooDoot wrote:Since this forum is a Theravadva Buddhist forum and since a Theravada monk is immediately "defeated" or "disqualified" if encouraging an abortion, in my opinion, you should change your User Name . Obviously you are not a Theravada monk and I think your User Name is deceiving people.

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by Aloka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 62
Views: 999

Re: Bodhicitta

Have you ever noticed the goal of Guatama Buddha was to make everyone a Buddha like Himself, I haven't noticed a sutta where the Buddha declares "My goal is to make everyone a Buddha like myself". Could you provide sutta references please? . Thank you for asking. Shariputra, you should know that at...
by Aloka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 1646

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Every single actual Brahma is a full Buddha. One doesn't create a Universe and maintain it for hundreds of trillions of years without attaining Buddhahood. However, in Buddhist canon Buddhas are often described as coming in the form of Brahmas, such as Avalokakitesvara in certain cases, Source from...
by Aloka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 1646

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Every single actual Brahma is a full Buddha. One doesn't create a Universe and maintain it for hundreds of trillions of years without attaining Buddhahood. However, in Buddhist canon Buddhas are often described as coming in the form of Brahmas, such as Avalokakitesvara in certain cases, Source from...
by Aloka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot

I always have a flu shot every year and have never had any side effects from it, nor have I had 'flu since I started getting the vaccination.


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by Aloka
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 62
Views: 999

Re: Bodhicitta

"Mahabrahma" wrote:Have you ever noticed the goal of Guatama Buddha was to make everyone a Buddha like Himself,
I haven't noticed a sutta where the Buddha declares "My goal is to make everyone a Buddha like myself". Could you provide sutta references please?


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by Aloka
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 1646

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

binocular wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:45 pm Aww, this is so cute! The OP asks "Are gods bored and can they meditate?" and Mahabrahma replies!
:rofl:



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by Aloka
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: If I lived close to a monastery I'd be like Anāthapiṇḍikha
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: If I lived close to a monastery I'd be like Anāthapiṇḍikha

If you want to associate with Maitreya I assure you He is present in many monasteries as well as Buddhist communities and places of worship. If you truly want to meet Him, the Universe will send Him to you. ...and here He is, sent by the Universe, alive and well and self-isolating in Nottinghamshir...
by Aloka
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 550
Views: 128939

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

him ?? ....does this "soul" have an exclusive male sex then? . What is the color of the horn of a hare? :goodpost: This question about the horn of a hare is not connected to Theravada teachings, but is a well-known phrase borrowed from Tibetan Buddhism, see the "Conclusion" at the Tibetan Buddhist ...