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by Aloka
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Evidence of Nibanna
Replies: 52
Views: 825

Re: Question about Evidence of Nibanna

SteRo wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:42 am
...... nibbana is signless.
That's Mahayana not Theravada, see "signlessness" at the link:

https://www.wisdomlib.org/buddhism/book ... 25599.html

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by Aloka
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

Hi all, I’m very new to Theravada, I’ve been a Buddhist for almost a decade in the Mahayana tradition, mainly the Tibetan Vajrayana lineage. Here in South Africa there are no Theravada centres or temples or any presence that I know of. There are many Mahayana centres, mainly Zen and Tibetan. I took...
by Aloka
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 414
Views: 26924

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

. I never read "Yahoo" news. Here's a recent artice from "Science" dated July 31st 2020 ,with the title "From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists" . https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/brain-fog-heart-damage-covid-19-s-lingering-problems-alarm-scientists .
by Aloka
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27535

Re: should I marry or be single?

Maybe I exaggerated when I say one is seen as a lower practitioner but the dhamma being a doctrine of renunciation and peace praises the noble life of those who don't delight in sensuality so it's not black or white but any effort of sense restraint may increase the due progress in the path. Person...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18031

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

It's hardly heavy handed 'policing' to call out an outright untruth given by someone who's supposed to be upholding and spreading the Dhamma. Political ideology and hatred has no place in the Buddha's Dhamma. If monks choose to engage in such lowly public talk then they invite censure by the public...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 636
Views: 18031

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

BrokenBones wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:05 am
There is no Dhamma police... they've been defunded.
Buddhist Internet forums are full of would-be Dhamma police.....oops,lookout! here they are now!


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by Aloka
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 414
Views: 26924

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

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This article " Coronavirus: What it does to the body" mentions multiple organ failure and was written on the BBC website several months ago, on March 14th 2020:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51214864



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by Aloka
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 105
Views: 6447

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

confusedlayman wrote:Cinciousness of awanreness?
What on earth is that supposed to be?

Have you ever considered using a spell-checker, or an online dictionary?


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by Aloka
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27535

Re: should I marry or be single?

'Is there Heaven and Hell?' with Ajahn Brahm.( approx 6minutes)




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by Aloka
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27535

Re: should I marry or be single?

What he is saying is true.. hearing music, indulging in day dream thoughts, idle talk, seeing people with lust perceptions will make gods in heaven talk ill about us.. they wont consider us as someone worthy to interact ... our precept in this world should make gods in far heaven to admire us and t...
by Aloka
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27535

Re: should I marry or be single?

Cortadew wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:03 am
in Buddhism sensuality is seen as an evil, so if you engage in it you will be seen as a lower practitioner.
Is how one is "seen" as a practitioner very important to you, then?


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by Aloka
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27535

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
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 414
Views: 26924

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

From the BBC website:
"Coronavirus: The bogus meme targeting Dr Fauci, and other fake claims

This has been a busy week for fact-checkers looking into false and misleading claims about the coronavirus pandemic."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/53601027
by Aloka
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 414
Views: 26924

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Yet another study of less well known effects of covid-19: The study examined 100 patients who had recently recovered from COVID-19, 28 of whom required oxygen supplementation and two of whom were put on ventilators. There were preexisting conditions including high blood pressure, asthma and diabete...
by Aloka
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 406
Views: 5723

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

. Getting back to basics, this explanation from the Buddha seems uncomplicated and without any need for lengthy commentaries or speculation: AN 3.55 Nibbāna Then the brahmin Jāṇussoṇī approached the Blessed One … and said to him: “Master Gotama, it is said: ‘Directly visible nibbāna, directly visibl...