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by Aloka
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

. This prompted me to ask Ajahn Achalo if he had ever heard anything about the sukhavati Pure land of Amitabha being real or not We have the potential to live in a Pure Land right here on Earth by practising loving kindness and compassion to all living beings and respecting our environment. There's ...
by Aloka
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mystic beings
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Mystic beings

form wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:14 pm

Maybe this is why remains of a Naga etc. has never been seen before.
Remains of Nagas haven't been found because they are mythical creatures from Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist stories.

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by Aloka
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Gentle non-mobile meditation timer (battery operated)?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Gentle non-mobile meditation timer (battery operated)?

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I use a 60 minute battery free mechanical kitchen timer which can be set to any length of time up to I hour.

https://www.robertdyas.co.uk/tala-kitchen-timer



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by Aloka
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Direct knowledge in meditation?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Direct knowledge in meditation?

I think seeing hell directly will cause more dispassion and take us towards final goal faster than imagining hell but not sure if such a kind of suffering is possible? This is a quote from "True Freedom" by Ajahn Jagaro: Every religion talks about heavens and hells, but as far as the human experien...
by Aloka
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?

The monks have to get up early, eat only one meal. This is an extreme. The layperson cannot drink alcohol or seek entertainment. Must live like a robot. Isn't this a little extreme? How then is Buddhism the middle path? Maybe compared to other paths that were popular back then, it is. But in modern...
by Aloka
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

So I have been playing with the idea of trying to get him to smoke marijuana in the hopes that it might curb him off the alcohol, make him more mellow and perhaps even inspire him to do something creative with his time. You guys think its a good idea? No,definately not, its a very bad idea. You'd j...
by Aloka
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Humour - wrong speach?
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: Humour - wrong speach?

Ruṇṇa Sutta Lamentation Thus have I heard: Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī. There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying: "Monks." "Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said: "This, monks, is reckoned to be lamentation in the discipline of the Ariyan, namely, singing. ...
by Aloka
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Spelling

"Fluent speakers" can still be lazy with their spelling and people with a variety of learning difficulties are often capable of using a spellchecker.

Still, nevere mynd, eye hav noa hintrst yn argeyuwin, yt wud b 2 boaring!

Haf a nyse dai binokewlor!


:heart:


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by Aloka
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Spelling

Would it be a good idea if there was a spellchecking facility available ? There seems to have been an increase in inaccurate spelling attempts and abbreviated words lately, which doesn't make good reading....well for me, at least!



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by Aloka
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Humour - wrong speach?
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: Humour - wrong speach?

What a sad world it would be if nobody ever laughed or smiled! Humour can help people to relax and lighten up. I've seen Buddhist teachers from two different traditions using humour in their talks and it really helped to get the message across of whatever they were teaching, as well as relax the peo...
by Aloka
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 68
Views: 1423

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

And honey and milk are animal products like eggs where no being is killed Cows need to produce calves in order to be able to give milk. The calves are taken away from their mothers and killed when very young for their meat (veal) From the website "Compassion in World Farming": Veal is the meat from...
by Aloka
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sila while civilisation collapses
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Sila while civilisation collapses

Greetings, I do what I can now to practice in accordance with the Dhamma due to the benefits that come from this. The Dhamma does not change when circumstances change - it remains steadfast. Wha are your Sila-plans for the next 10-20 years while our civilisation will fall apart ? Do you reflected o...
by Aloka
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:27 am
How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?
Why do you need to know ? :shrug:

Isn't there an "a " missing, by the way.....eg Sakadagami?


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by Aloka
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what u think of this video (just for fun)
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: what u think of this video (just for fun)

It is not easy to teach Kamma and Rebirth to a non-Buddhist when we are not sure of ourself what we are talking about. Many of us believe Kamma and re-birth on faith, not from our own experience. This is no difference to believe in God. Perhaps we should talk about the present life instead of the n...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: play boy what happens to their family life here and now as well as future?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: play boy what happens to their family life here and now as well as future?

if a play boy has consensual sex with many women who give consent and those who keep it as secret so others don't aware of that situation like parents or future spouse. or if someone undertakes sex tourism but not with prostitutes, what fruits will happen to their family life incase if they want to...