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by DNS
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?

ieee23 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Why do so many of them wear glasses too? :-)
What wrong with wearing glasses? They are Buddhists, not the Khmer Rouge.
https://redditblog.com/2015/10/14/cambo ... llectuals/
by DNS
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 27
Views: 627

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

But if there is no mention of his form in the pali cannon where was it adopted? Carelessly from the mahayana? see this article: There is enough incidental information in the Tipiñaka to get a good idea about the Buddha's physical appearance. . . . . Although statues of the Buddha always show him wi...
by DNS
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Just a Hello

:thumbsup:



:anjali:
by DNS
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does kamma determined our birth ?
Replies: 40
Views: 583

Re: Does kamma determined our birth ?

So it is the way people live that makes them how they are, whether short-lived or long lived, sickly or healthy, ugly or lovely, insignificant or illustrious, poor or rich, in a low class or eminent family, or witless or wise. Sentient beings are the owners of their deeds and heir to their deeds. D...
by DNS
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member!!
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: New member!!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Newbie

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.

Hola

¡Bienvenido a DW!

:anjali:
by DNS
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 75
Views: 35515

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Love those stairs! Mindful, walking meditation + good exercise.
by DNS
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mikael from Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Mikael from Scotland

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Insomnia

I've had issues with insomnia my whole life, and while meditation can often help with my anxiety issues, I still have real problems with falling asleep. What time of day do you eat your last meal? The Buddha ate one meal a day and this diet is catching on in modern times (one large meal around lunc...
by DNS
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 468

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

cookiemonster wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Before he became the Buddha ... at what point in his lifestream was he considered a sotapanna?
He never was a sotapanna. The previous dispensation of Kassapa had died out and Gotama re-discovered the Dhamma. He went straight to fully enlightened arahant and samma-sam-buddha.
by DNS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member (From Ireland)
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: New Member (From Ireland)

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Jhanas and Nirvana
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Jhanas and Nirvana

And what is right concentration? There is the case where a monk; quite withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful (mental) qualities enters and remains in the first jhana . . . second . . . third . . . fourth . . . this is called right concentration (Samma Samadhi) . (Samyutta Nikaya 45.8...
by DNS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 848

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

When they want to leave, you have to insist that they stay longer (regardless if you mean it or not). If you are eating something and don't ask them to eat with you, this would be extremely rude. If they accept your offer immediately, that would be a sign of greediness, and a simple no answer does ...
by DNS
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Jhanas and Nirvana
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Jhanas and Nirvana

Should every person who is going to attain the Nirvana follow the 1-8 jhanas? Or the jhanas only work for some? For example, I know there were many who attained the Nirvana just by listening to a dhamma talk or cleaning a compond of the monastery? So I feel like working on 1-8 jhanas kinda only spe...