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by Aloka
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is Mara?
Replies: 16
Views: 1730

Re: Who is Mara?

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Ajahn Amaro - "I know you Mara" (6 minute extract from"Practicing with the Four Noble Truths").





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by Aloka
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 38
Views: 521

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Lol. I know right? I dont understand why a certain group needs to get more privilage than the rest. It brings into mind what Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse said about this - " I suspect that many liberals, atheists and much of the Western media would be delighted if news of a Jain suicide bomber now hit...
by Aloka
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1336

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Spiny Norman wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:27 am
What a strange thread. For some reason it brought this to mind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection

Yes, good point, Spiny! :clap:


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by Aloka
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1336

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

If you mean my efforts to discuss Dhamma in a meaningful way, no, this is not yet over. If it hasn't dawned on you yet, you have completely missed my point. Your posts have helped to make my point regarding personalized comments. You probably still don't get it. Why keep on arguing all the time ? L...
by Aloka
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11945
Views: 570164

Re: Word Association Game

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by Aloka
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 129
Views: 1336

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

. I think in general, it can sometimes be helpful to remember the words of the Buddha in the Honeyball sutta: “According to my teaching, sir, in the world with its devas, Māras and Brahmas, with its creation with recluses and brahmans, with devas and men, there is no contending with anyone in the wo...
by Aloka
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! I am back
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Hello! I am back

Dear Buddhists, My screenname is Dharmasherab. I was born Theravada Buddhist but recently I entered Vajrayana Buddhism. However I still maintain my Theravada practice and continue to learn Theravada like I have always done. I hope to read important threads in Dhamma Wheel forum and get directions f...
by Aloka
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Replies: 91
Views: 1992

Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

. I highly recommend listening to this talk about kamma that Ajahn Amaro gave at Amaravati Monastery a few years ago . He says that deterministic views about kamma are very common amongst westerners as well as asians - but that kamma isn't fixed because if it was, liberation would be impossible. [me...
by Aloka
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: What is Nibbana?

I can understand the bit that says that nibbana is the end of all that is conditioned. No more rebirth in the realm of kama, rupa or arupa cause they are all subjected to ceasing... But it also says that nibbana is not non-existence. It is not nothingness. It is merely the supreme bliss, the superm...
by Aloka
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth - So many human beings
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Rebirth - So many human beings

form wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Can one be rebirth as a germ?

Can one be reborn as a flying pig in a heaven realm?...or would one get cooked and eaten by devas?

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by Aloka
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sila in dreams
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Sila in dreams

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I came across this article:

"Dreams and Their Significance"

byVenerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera.

https://www.budsas.org/ebud/whatbudbeliev/321.htm

I usually sleep peacefully and rarely ever have dreams myself.

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by Aloka
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I got this right?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Have I got this right?

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Hi BlueLotus,

Ajahn Sumedho talks about Anapanasati practice here:

https://www.dhammatalks.net/Articles/Aj ... reath.htm



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by Aloka
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth - So many human beings
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Rebirth - So many human beings

I think if you are trying to look at this mathematically, it is probably something that will drive you crazy. You can't break out a calculator and figure this out. The Buddha shared this to describe a general process, it is best left there. I agree, to me speculating about the rebirth of beings on ...
by Aloka
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is masturbation the same thing as killing?
Replies: 35
Views: 569

Re: Is masturbation the same thing as killing?

Maybe this will help to put your mind at rest about "killing" your sperm:

https://www.quora.com/Is-masturbating-c ... ed-killing



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by Aloka
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: May all beings be well and happy
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: May all beings be well and happy

The short question is, how if I recite "may all beings be well and happy" and I feel warm feeling and experience peaceful mind. And then I recite it again because it brings mental pleasure. Can we say it's connected with greed? Can anyone share your thought please, thank you. Hi D1W1, Wishing happi...
by Aloka
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to
Replies: 30
Views: 565

Re: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to

Bodom wrote:
smh = shaking my head :shrug:
smdh = shaking my damn head :shrug:

Not so easy to understand for people who don't have English as their first language.

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by Aloka
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to
Replies: 30
Views: 565

Re: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to

smh at the view that killing other beings leads to rebirth in heaven. smh at the view that sex equals happiness. smh at the view that there is no kamma, no rebirth, and no result of generosity... smdh Bewildered by abbrevations like 'smh' or 'smdh' in a discussion forum topic.....or am I in the wro...
by Aloka
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Retro!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Happy Birthday Retro!!!

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by Aloka
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha and sleep
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: The Buddha and sleep

Some people find that if they go to sleep mindfully, resolving to wake up after a certain number of hours, they will in fact wake up at the time determined. I don't know if any other methods were employed, though there are several possibilities. When I was a child my alarm clock often didn't work, ...
by Aloka
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Greetings

Hello from the SE of the UK , Derek. :hello:

Looking forward to reading your posts.


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