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by Aloka
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

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A previous topic with some positive comments and including links from my old Dhamma friend Stuka.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=117


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by Aloka
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old

Hi Anna, There are some free e-books for children at the Buddhanet website and some of them are suitable for children as young as 3. http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_childrens.htm They also have a Buddhist Studies section for Primary Students (ages 4-11) which includes some guided meditations . Its p...
by Aloka
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 137
Views: 6002

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

cappuccino wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:39 pm

in other words, there is a lot more to learn

Or alternatively, a lot more to let go of!


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by Aloka
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings
Replies: 137
Views: 6002

Re: Quibble on Buddhadasa's teachings

the teaching isn't just emptiness also, emptiness is not really a "teaching" :goodpost: What about this article by Thanissaro Bhikku ? : The Integrity of Emptiness in which he highlights: "Emptiness as an Approach to Meditation", "Emptiness as an Attribute of the Senses and their Objects" "Emptines...
by Aloka
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Do you like a Traditional Theravada Sub-forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Do you like a Traditional Theravada Sub-forum?

Greetings, The compulsion to respect someone can not be forced upon another - that is not how respect works. Feelings of respect come from within, and the suttas give criteria to show what should and should not be respected, from the Buddha's perspective. That said, civility is a reasonable expecta...
by Aloka
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is an Arahant?
Replies: 24
Views: 446

Re: What is an Arahant?

Some useful information from Dhamma Wiki:

Lay arahant

One of the misconceptions about Buddhism, especially early Buddhism / Theravada is that only monks and nuns can become Arahants, fully enlightened.

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Lay_arahant

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by Aloka
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1326

Re: On Verification

the Theravadins are asked a question - we answer it, and when people don't like the answers, and cannot refute them, they resort to name-calling, and typical bad-faith argumentation. Isn't that the wrong way round ? Who's "we" by the way? ....oh, wait, I forgot, ...it's you and SDA and budo. :think...
by Aloka
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1326

Re: On Verification

budo wrote: It's a good thing you're reading the suttas. May you read all the suttas and have faith in them, and live according to them.
I've actually been reading suttas since about 2009, thanks .

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by Aloka
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1326

Re: On Verification

I'm personally way past that stage, both on a logical level, and experiential level, the 3 fetters destroyed I can never believe in a mundane ritual (chanting, candles, etc..), a mundane lifestyle and view Maybe it would be a good idea to read Sn 4.3 Dutthatthaka Sutta: Corrupted. Excerpt: Whoever ...
by Aloka
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 67
Views: 1326

Re: On Verification

Another thing that I find interesting, are the behavioural patterns of the Buddhadasa followers; unique, to say the least. I don't think any of it can withstand scrutiny, which adds to the fiercely hermetic and defensive-cult like Aura that this internet tribe creates around the seat of their leade...
by Aloka
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

The Khandas are Not Self Addressing a Bangkok audience in English, Ajahn Pasanno (of Abhayagiri Monastery USA) recalls some key teachings of Ajahn Buddhadasa and discusses the five khandas as not self. Ajahn Pasanno answers questions on citta and consciousness, mindfulness, and others. https://www....
by Aloka
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 225

Re: New to Buddhism

Welcome, Tom. :hello:


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by Aloka
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

Although his formal education only went as far as the ninth grade and the beginning levels of Pali studies, five honorary doctorates from Thai universities have been bestowed upon this monk. The Sangha in Thailand has honored him with other ranks, but he continued to be known as Buddhadasa Bhikkhu....
by Aloka
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

Buddhasada Lives On Buddhadasa Indapanno was one of the most renowned Elder monks in Thai history. He was a monk who did an abundance of things that were of great benefit to the Buddhist religion and the Thai nation. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40860932?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents From a Biograph...
by Aloka
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Positive Comments About Buddhadasa Bhikku

I thought I'd start a respectful topic, for posting only positive quotes and comments which are free from verbal aggression and hate speech, about the late Thai teacher Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. From the Buddhanet Buddhist Studies section: Buddhadasa, Bhikkhu (1906-1993) Buddhadasa ordained as a bhikkhu (...