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by Terasi
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why we still need monks and nuns
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Why we still need monks and nuns

A lot of this author's books appear when someone searches for free books on Buddhism (for example: http://www.freebooksifter.com/?c=260). They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, but it actually is if integrity of a teaching is considered otherwise it will be just like that drum in Ani Sutt...
by Terasi
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Majjhima Nikaya YouTube lecture series
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Majjhima Nikaya YouTube lecture series

Viscid wrote:Not sure how well known this is, but Bhikkhu Bodhi has over 100 hours of lectures on MN 2-67 uploaded on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23DE0292227250FA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hopefully he does more!
Thank you!
by Terasi
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Nyanadhammo
Replies: 10
Views: 5268

Re: Ajahn Nyanadhammo

Cittasanto wrote:I'd prefer to be blessed by his holy water! :jumping:
I heard an anecdote once about a military officer came to him asking for holy water, Ajahn Chah then spat to him because the spat came from a monk so it must be holy.
by Terasi
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why do Monks/Bhikshus have to Chant early in the morning?
Replies: 11
Views: 3350

Re: Why do Monks/Bhikshus have to Chant early in the morning?

in Theravada prostrations are not used as a long ritual or practice, you do the prostration a pon entering and exiting dhamma halls when you are going to do a talk or meditate etc. I watched a monk in Youtube saying that observing our bodily movement while prostrating is a good preliminary exercise...
by Terasi
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 166
Views: 43109

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

I am an infant too! I am currently living in Sydney, Australia, but I came from a South East Asian country. My ID there had always been marked as "Buddhist" but actually I knew nothing about it, it's marked that way because I went to Chinese Dao/Confucian temples, noone understood the difference inc...
by Terasi
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I'm so depressed
Replies: 35
Views: 4374

Re: I'm so depressed

Whenever you can when you are on a train, or in waiting room, or just doing nothing, close your eyes, take deep breath, put your mind on your breath, your limbs, your chest, your bottom, your nose, everywhere you can "feel", imagine looking at yourself from outside and realise you are sitting here i...
by Terasi
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What tradition do you follow?
Replies: 83
Views: 24130

Re: What tradition do you follow?

I am too novice to even know where I am :tongue:

My centre is Thai Forest style, and many of the visiting monks are Ajahn Chah's lineage, but I learn mostly from non Thai Forest books. In a few years, if this poll is still up, maybe I will come back to cast a vote.
by Terasi
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Depression
Replies: 51
Views: 8222

Re: Depression

I've been diagnosed as suffering from major depression for over 12 years, I've been various medications during this time but still feel as though I'm getting nowhere with gaining emotional well being. Is there a Buddhist interpretation of what depression is? Am I paying the price for negative karma...
by Terasi
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any girls on this forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 1718

Re: Are there any girls on this forum?

I am a woman not girl although I think more like a girl. Women tend to shy away from speaking up their minds or to come forward, there are more fears of rejection and humiliation. I am not sexist, but I feel that's how it is with women around me even in more developed countries. Writing on forum fal...
by Terasi
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma propagation - most effective form?
Replies: 56
Views: 16552

Re: Dhamma propagation

Can't remember, probably chanting for me. That time I knew nothing about Buddhism, but I think they recited something in language that I didn't understand so it must be chanting. After recovered, I visited the Theravadin group and the Tibetan nun's monastery. Probably one more thing in propagation i...
by Terasi
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Seduction of a Monk
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: The Seduction of a Monk

This master Lu?

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by Terasi
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Thinking about ordination in UK and Broken Buddha
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: Thinking about ordination in UK and Broken Buddha

Hello everybody, And then other question, I practice yoga since a long time, and practice it everyday, I was wondering if it's considered as a problem, if it is forbidden if you take the 8 precepts? Is it seen as dancing or as a distraction? Hi Isa, This monk is a serious Yoga practitioner, and he'...
by Terasi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma propagation - most effective form?
Replies: 56
Views: 16552

Re: Dhamma propagation

I was in the hospital, got some visitors with religious messages. One of them was a group of Theravadins, and a Tibetan nun. I settled with Theravada.

I think if you'd like to form a dhammaduta group, please do not forget hospitals.
by Terasi
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Indonesia
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Hi from Indonesia

Saya Indo :-)
I am learning too.
by Terasi
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?
Replies: 60
Views: 7687

Re: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?

I had half glass of sangria on Friday. Funny thing is, I had it when going out with friends from my Buddhist centre. I let my glass filled because everyone had theirs, and since it's in my glass, I finished it. I don't think there's anything wrong with it because we didn't order any second jug, but ...
by Terasi
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Autobiography of a Bhikkhu
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Autobiography of a Bhikkhu

I've listened to many recorded talks of Bhante Rahula's downloaded on the Internet. He has very straightforward and practical approach to practising Dhamma. Two things that's always in my mind are: - be aware of the status of your practise, if you are not aware, it may degrade and fade away, that yo...
by Terasi
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?
Replies: 60
Views: 7687

Re: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?

A. I remember when I first joined this forum a bit more than a year ago, I had 1.5 boxes of beer in my living room. They are still there, but I didn't touch not even a single drop. But I use cooking wine, and I buy cooked food quite often. I still eat cakes with alcohol though, because they won't ma...
by Terasi
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: KIVA
Replies: 23
Views: 3601

Re: KIVA

Joined, and loaned. I didn't know there's a Theravada group there, at first I joined Kiva Buddhist group because they are on the front page.
by Terasi
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 42703

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

I think precepts are there to help us avoid actions that will harm other people, that will create unwholesome thoughts/emotions in ourselves, because that in turn will carry to unwholesome intentions (covering up shame by lying, etc). So not harming others is an important link here. For example, che...
by Terasi
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Motivation
Replies: 28
Views: 4266

Re: Theravada Motivation

Hearing the claims that Theravadin practice is selfish in nature etc etc (and reading a particular book about problems in Theravada tradition), I've got to admit that some questions arose in my mind as to whether by treading this path I am more or less training myself to be even more self-centered. ...