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by Aloka
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 628

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

Carry on as usual! Carry on with the same old usual egoism & habits? :| Possibly consider reading " Kamma & Rebirth " by Ajahn Sumedho. "Carry on as usual " includes my study and practice of the Dhamma.....and maybe you could consider abandoning your own elemental "same old usual egoism and habits"...
by Aloka
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 628

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

Janes Tan wrote: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Carry on as usual!
...the Dhamma is visible in the here-&-now, timeless, inviting verification, pertinent, to be realized by the wise for themselves.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
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by Aloka
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 643

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Manopubbangama wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:34 pm

We still have the Dhamma in this Shakyamuni sasanna, for how long, the way things are going? no clue.
All the more reason to exert manly energy to reach nibanna every single day, as it were our last.
Manly energy? How does that work out for female practitioners like myself?

:thinking:

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by Aloka
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Shravasti Dhammika
Replies: 69
Views: 1729

Re: Shravasti Dhammika

"form" wrote: After 32 years, one will have the 32 marks of a great man.....
Have you read this ?

https://sujato.wordpress.com/2011/04/06 ... -32-marks/


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by Aloka
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 333197

Re: the great vegetarian debate

A "lifestyle" of being tortured on a farm is better than a wild animal?? That's interesting...it's also false. Furthermore, wild animals on the savanna, and what happens with them, is completely and totally irrelevant to how humans abuse and kill animals. The comparison as done above is not appropr...
by Aloka
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Has anyone ordered / seen in person Three Hands Buddha statues?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Has anyone ordered / seen in person Three Hands Buddha statues?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:58 am
Holy Spit, they're expensive!
Don't do it!

Yes, I agree. Similar statues can be found in the big DIY centres with outdoor gardening sections - and also in some of the PDSA charity shops in the UK, for less than that !

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by Aloka
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Self is an Illusion
Replies: 44
Views: 2258

Re: Self is an Illusion

TRobinson465 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:26 am
I just thought i would share the video because it provides an interesting viewpoint similar to whats found in Buddhism (about the five aggregates not being self essentially), but emerged independently.

Sam Harris has connections with Joseph Goldstein and also with Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen .

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by Aloka
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mexico!
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Hello from Mexico!

Welcome, Hilda :hello:
May all of you have a wonderful day!
Thank you - and you too!
by Aloka
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?
Replies: 26
Views: 1102

Re: Did Buddha ever know about the hypnotism?

I remember that one of the forum members (Aloka) is a certified hypnotist, so maybe she could shed light on the similarities and differences between hypnotism and meditation if she wants to. I'm a qualified hypnotherapist, not a hypnotist like the people who do stage shows, supposedly making member...
by Aloka
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: What is delusion?

Hi all, of the three unwholesome roots - greed/aversion/delusion - I am still unsure of what is even meant by delusion in the buddhist sense. Is delusion the process of creating the "Self" image? Is delusion making ourselves neurotic? Is it ignorance - that we dont even know we are creating sufferi...
by Aloka
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Just a Hello

I haven't been here for a long time. I just wanted to say a quick hello and to thank everyone who sent prayers and chanted for me awhile back. As you can see, I am still alive and still struggling. May we all be at ease. :namaste: : Good to hear from you again, sattva! May you be well and happy :he...
by Aloka
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member!!
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: New member!!

Welcome! :hello:
by Aloka
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Newbie

Hellooo and welcome Eleanor :hello:


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by Aloka
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: Compassion fatigue

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There's a recent 35 minute talk by Luang Por Munindo :

"Coping With Compassion Fatigue"

https://ratanagiri.org.uk/teachings/tal ... hn-munindo



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by Aloka
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 581

Re: Buddhism and memory

Is there any sutta that directly use the term "living in the present moment"? Here: SN 1.10 Arañña Sutta: A Face So Calm [Devata:] Those who abide in the forest, Peaceful, living the holy life; Those who eat but a single meal; — why is it their face is so calm? [The Buddha:] They do not grieve over...