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by bazzaman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

It's not easy to renounce the pleasures of the world. Even the Buddha found it difficult. "Even I myself, before my Awakening, when I was still an unawakened Bodhisatta, thought: 'Renunciation is good. Seclusion is good.' But my heart didn't leap up at renunciation, didn't grow confident, steadfast,...
by bazzaman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oatmeal sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: oatmeal sutta

I did a bit of searching online and, from what I could find, it seems that oat was only recently introduced into India... i.e. in the 1970's. Oat is of Middle-Eastern origin, and most cultivation migrated to northwest Europe. There are articles in Indian publications decrying the recent food fad of ...
by bazzaman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1201

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

Extremist views are banned on this forum What is an extremist view? Generally it refers to views that blithely reject well-established facts. The views themselves may or may not be hateful, but they are always delusional. Such views seem like an innocuous theory, but they often aim at creating a na...
by bazzaman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1201

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

Sutta Central just announced new Anti-BDS legislation banning Antisemitism on their website. Fortunate you are not posting the above, there, to avoid the Gulag. I tried, but failed, to find this notice on https://suttacentral.net/. Could you perhaps provide a link. I find it strange that a site dev...
by bazzaman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

I believe that the practice of Buddhanusati used to be widely practised in Burma. The nine qualities of the Buddha were recited, and one bead of the rosary was rolled. These days people often used "clickers" instead of rosaries to do the counting. Just speculation... but the use of rosaries might ha...
by bazzaman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia

My first reaction to the heretical replies was "but... but... that can't be right!". So I did a search and it turns out that I've been labouring under a misconception for years.,, (granted it's a common misconception). I have been boiling tap water for 8/9 minutes and using that for making coffee an...
by bazzaman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Drinking Water in South & Southeast Asia

Water from wells can be drunk. If the water was doubtful, then I used an electric heater and a tin mug. If there is no access to electricity, you can boil on the fire. I have used this type of electic coil heater; but only to boil water for tea, and the water was already clean. The problem with try...
by bazzaman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Different methods of Vipassana?
Replies: 23
Views: 2086

Re: Different methods of Vipassana?

It might interest some here to view these interviews with Erik Braun regarding his book on the Ledi Sayadaw and the rise of the vipassana movement in Burma amongst the laity. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... BT6EhxUw2u
by bazzaman
Tue May 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you listened to any good dhamma podcasts recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Have you listened to any good dhamma podcasts recently?

justindesilva wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:51 am
The sermons of Rev. Punnajiva on u tube is very educational on a buddhist aspect. He was a Medical practitioner and a scholar and made his sermons with a basis of science .
Perhaps you might provide a link... I searched "Punnajiva" on YouTube and no results were found.
by bazzaman
Tue May 21, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Portable Meditation equipments
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Portable Meditation equipments

thanks for the link
by bazzaman
Mon May 20, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Portable Meditation equipments
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Portable Meditation equipments

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:38 am
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Any link to vendor of the Thai mosquito nets? ... or address in Thailand?
by bazzaman
Mon May 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pannobhasa (David Reynolds) on Morality
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Pannobhasa (David Reynolds) on Morality

Here's a link to an interview the venerable did with Brian Ruhe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2VeKZzQ Not an endorsement of any views expressed in the video...soley for the purpose of information. OK, maybe for entertainment a little bit. BTW I don't know if this has been hashed out on older forums, but...
by bazzaman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Laurence Carroll (U Dhammaloka). The first western Buddhist monk?
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Laurence Carroll (U Dhammaloka). The first western Buddhist monk?

If we are considering possible anonymous Westerners ordaining based upon foreign presence in Buddhist kingdoms, then there were eight or so centuries after Alexander when Greeks were there in number.
Depending, of course, on whether ones definition of 'Westerner' includes Greeks.
by bazzaman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Theravada buddhist temple accept non buddhist donations ?
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Can Theravada buddhist temple accept non buddhist donations ?

The title of your post asks one question, and the text of the post asks another. Regarding the first question only... in Burma it is not uncommon to see non-Buddhists making offerings to monks and temples.
by bazzaman
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: characteristics of ariya
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: characteristics of ariya

santa100 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:11 am

There'll always be folks advocating that "Orgasm-to-Nibbana" practice. Pay them no mind.
Well said!