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by vesuyul
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 63
Views: 10462

Re: Buddha's skin colour

The 32 marks of a great man are a result of the bodhisattva's extensive and perfected trainings in the fields of parami. Among them, the Buddha had 40 teeth, was extremely tall, hands which reached the knees without bending etc. I had seen one such person whose hands reached up to his knees without ...
by vesuyul
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anatta and Romance
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Anatta and Romance

That's why the wise of old and even now.....all go forth to the homeless life and practice meditation. There is no higher bliss than Nibbana. If not, follow conventional reality and be your best in efforts to be a good husband, good wife, good child, good father, good mother etc etc. In a relationsh...
by vesuyul
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261974

Re: vegetarian vs veganist

Its ok to eat meat in Theravada provided that a few criterias are fulfilled: "Jivaka, I say that on three instances meat should not be partaken, when (1) seen, (2) heard, or when (3) there is suspicion. I say, that on these three instances meat should not be partaken. I say, that meat could be parta...
by vesuyul
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Future Buddha
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Future Buddha

"And in that time of the people with an eighty thousand-year life-span, there will arise in the world a Blessed Lord, an Arahant fully-enlightened Buddha named Metteyya, endowed with wisdom and conduct, a Well-Farer, Knower of the worlds, incomparable Trainer of men to be tamed, Teacher of gods and ...
by vesuyul
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are some good Quotes from venerables today?
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: What are some good Quotes from venerables today?

People don't study that which is beyond good and evil. This is what they should study.
"I'm going to be like this, I'm going to be like that," they say. But they never say,
"I'm not going to be anything because there really isn't any 'I'." This they don't study.
- Ajahn Chah
by vesuyul
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Who is your favorite great disciple?
Replies: 40
Views: 6109

Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

venerable Sariputta for his wisdom....he was chief disciple. He also had powerful psychic powers born of his cultivation.
by vesuyul
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 507
Views: 61280

Re: How common is stream entry?

how common is stream entry? A sotapanna has unshakeable faith in the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha. If a person would come along and say there is no Buddha, Dhamma or Sangha, and threatened to kill him if he did not agree, the stream enterer will not budge...he rather die. Stream enterers are not like ...