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by Aloka
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Free resource's
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Free resource's

Gottzi1 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:24 pm
Hi all,
Can anybody recommend any free resource's to help with my journey on the middle way?
There are lots of free articles, audio talks, videos and books avaiable on the website of Amaravati Monastery UK.

https://www.amaravati.org/#

:anjali:

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by Aloka
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Essex England
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: Greetings from Essex England

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Welcome David, I'm from the UK too. :hello:






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by Aloka
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 26
Views: 664

Re: Arguments

"5 funny Buddhist suttas that have a great message" were referenced at Sutta Central in the past:

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/5- ... ssage/4492


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by Aloka
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma for difficult times - resources
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Dhamma for difficult times - resources

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...from Amaravati Monastery UK:

"Heavenly Messages"

- A Dhamma Reflection from Ajahn Amaro in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.


https://www.amaravati.org/heavenly-messages/


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by Aloka
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 26
Views: 664

Re: Arguments

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:23 am
Ceisiwr wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:55 pm
How can we practice in accordance with the sutta when it comes to discussing stress, origin of stress, meditation etc?
By simply not misconstruing 'vibrant discussion' as 'arguments'.
Yes, something that we all need to keep in mind, including myself!


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by Aloka
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 26
Views: 664

Re: Arguments

It seems that the factor differentiating these two different types of argument is that the former focuses on the person making the argument, whereas the latter sticks to the topic in question. The examples are about you being wrong, and me being right, and the people themselves being trapped or sav...
by Aloka
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1560

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

SteRo wrote:As we have learned in this forum even members of Thai forest tradition teach Hindu-like dhamma
Could you provide some examples with links, please?



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by Aloka
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1560

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

There are some comments about Buddhaghosa in this article "The great Betrayal of Theravada Buddhism" by Professor MMJ Marasinghe - and the introduction of South Indian Hindu gods is mentioned. http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=103629# Buddhaghosa...
by Aloka
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A queston about karma.
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: A queston about karma.

user99 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Can everyone experience the same karma forever?
The Theory of Karma:

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/karma.htm


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by Aloka
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A queston about karma.
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: A queston about karma.

user99 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Can everyone experience the same karma forever?
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/karma.htm


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by Aloka
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 172
Views: 6450

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

The Boy with Divine Powers: ' Buddha boy' under investigation in Nepal over missing devotees https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/07/nepali-police-investigate-buddha-boy-ram-bahadur-bomjan-after-several-devotees-disappear THE DARK SECRETS OF NEPAL’S FAMOUS BUDDHA BOY https://melmagazine.com/e...
by Aloka
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: craving for happiness is craving
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: craving for happiness is craving

Nibbana is the ultimate happiness. Nibbana is the ultimate peace, emptiness. Listen carefully. Worldly happiness isn't the ultimate happiness. Worldly emptiness isn't the ultimate emptiness. The ultimate emptiness is empty of clinging. The ultimate happiness is peace. There's peace and then there's...
by Aloka
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science
Replies: 172
Views: 6450

Re: Rebirth admission would collapse modern science

A number of years ago, when I was a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner and doing a course to become a hypnotherapist, I asked my late Tibetan teacher ( who was "recognized" as a "tulku" when he was a child ) if I should offer 'past life regression hypnotherapy' to clients .... and he said he didn't thin...
by Aloka
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)
Replies: 18
Views: 767

Re: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)

"The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts" by Bhikkhus Sujato and Brahmali isn't a new publication, its been around since early 2014 and was mentioned here in a previous topic:

viewtopic.php?t=20306


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by Aloka
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 35
Views: 1592

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

I dislike explaining Buddhism but Deathless means Amrita (that which cannot die). Google search would lead you to description of a heavenly nectar like ambrosia so I suggest you don't confuse yourself. Meaning of Deathless can be little problematic to grasp if you are from a Judeo-Christian backgro...