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by Aloka
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

I think its also worth noting, by the way, that the Dalai Lama is not the head of the Gelukpa school. The official head of the Gelukpa school is the Ganden Tripa . HHDL used to be the head of the Tibetan government.


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by Aloka
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

How much more careful a head of a lineage should watch his conduct against a non-blood-related female monastic regardless of whether a lustful mind is there or not. Vajrayana rules are different to Theravada, and as far as I can remember, Tibetan heads of lineage are allowed to marry and still rema...
by Aloka
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

I can't see anything wrong with HHDL and Ven Thubten Chodron greeting each other in public with a hug . There's a video somewhere of HHDL hugging a male reporter in public, should that be criticised and classed as lustful as well? If we were all able to give each other a warm non-sexual hug now and ...
by Aloka
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thought without a self
Replies: 39
Views: 442

Re: Thought without a self

The names of two past Ajahns don't encompass the teachings of a whole tradition in 2019 Sure, but my point was that some Theravada teachers held the view. Plus you haven't submitted any actual quotes to support your statements. There's quotes here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=33652 I'm ...
by Aloka
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thought without a self
Replies: 39
Views: 442

Re: Thought without a self

Please provide some examples of this "eternalistic view, that there is a true self ." I have been attending talks given by teachers at a Theravada Thai Forest tradition monastery for a number of years now and have not heard anything like that. Ajahn Maha Bua and Ajahn Mun, considered among the foun...
by Aloka
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thought without a self
Replies: 39
Views: 442

Re: Thought without a self

Theravada teachers (eg from Thai Forest Tradition) who have basically an eternalistic view, that there is a true self (permanent, happy, unchangeable) or at least something like it, and that it is referred to in the Suttas as the luminous mind - pabhassara citta, and/or the unseen consciousness - a...
by Aloka
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 54
Views: 1185

Re: should I marry or be single?

Most average western white males don't have any choice but to remain single. Young western females are becoming increasingly fussy, conditioned by the decadent media to be attracted to prideful, arrogant and violent males. The majority of females also have a host of potential suitors vying for thei...
by Aloka
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: can enlightened being be reborn?
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: can enlightened being be reborn?

if Nibbana is unconsciousness state forever Reading this book might be helpful: "The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana" by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro: https://www.amaravati.org/dhamma-books/the-island/ Excerpt from the beginning of chapter one: NIBBANNA (NIRVANA IN SANSK...
by Aloka
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Do it excist creaturs that never will become liberated?
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Do it excist creaturs that never will become liberated?

. The Buddha said: “Mendicants, these four things are unthinkable. They should not be thought about, and anyone who tries to think about them will go mad or get frustrated. What four? The scope of the Buddhas … The scope of one in absorption … The results of deeds … Speculation about the world … The...
by Aloka
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 54
Views: 1185

Re: should I marry or be single?

In Dhamma, a woman is not a sex slave. If you don't want to have children, you should have a vasectomy and honestly inform any woman you meet you have had a vasectomy and do not want to have children. Then you will find the suitable marriage partner according to Dhamma; i.e., if you can actually fi...
by Aloka
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mystic beings
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Mystic beings

sentinel wrote:Is this real ?

Its as real as the dragons in"Game of Thrones." or in a "Harry Potter" movie.





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by Aloka
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction

It means having the soles of your feet, or of either foot, directed towards the image. For example, if you sit down with your legs stretched out in front of you.
Having the soles of one's feet pointed towards a shrine, or a teacher, is also considered disrespectful in Tibetan Buddhism.



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by Aloka
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: Is this wrong perception?

The problem is this. If you are still living in the conventional world, you still need to look presentable and in some ways conform to the norms of the society you live in. You need to have a stable income to survive and stay healthy etc. There is no running away from that as lay people. Exactly. W...
by Aloka
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 48
Views: 903

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

After Stream Entry I think I will:

Relax (as in letting go of conceptual thinking) - and talk less.


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by Aloka
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ajahn Sumedho's Sound of Silence practice
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Ajahn Sumedho's Sound of Silence practice

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This is a link to Ajahn Sumedho's book "The Sound of Silence"

https://cdn.amaravati.org/wp-content/up ... ilence.pdf



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