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by Clarence
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: dating a girl of 18 when i am 22
Replies: 19
Views: 2423

Re: dating a girl of 18 when i am 22

General party rule of thumb:

Age divided by two plus seven. So, you are 22 /2+7=18 This works until a certain age.
by Clarence
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 17032

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Nice stories Dhammanando. Just curious but is there a place you would deem appropriate to stay at? Where both the Vinaya and the practice are uphold according to orthodox standards? I don’t personally know of any Thai monastery of which I could say: “All (or most) of the monks living there both obs...
by Clarence
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 17032

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Nice stories Dhammanando.

Just curious but is there a place you would deem appropriate to stay at? Where both the Vinaya and the practice are uphold according to orthodox standards?

Thanks
by Clarence
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Four Western Theravadas
Replies: 17
Views: 4059

Re: Four Western Theravadas

I think the venerable would welcome any comments with substance. Please elaborate on the simplicity of that post for a simple mind such as myself. :anjali:
by Clarence
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition
Replies: 35
Views: 7676

Re: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition

Yes, very cool. I think Zom asks a very good question. Hope you will answer it.

Where is Kruba Phrommajak's main site located nowadays? Hard to find any info on google.

Thanks again. Very interesting.
by Clarence
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition
Replies: 35
Views: 7676

Re: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition

Venerable,

If I may ask, but what is your tradition? Do you consider yourself a forest tradition monk or do you have a different background?

Thanks,
by Clarence
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

If you peruse http://www.wanderingdhamma.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; there is a mention of the Wat of MahaBua. There is an English speaker there. Very interesting reports on that site.
by Clarence
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In rememberance of jcsuperstar
Replies: 36
Views: 5830

Re: In rememberance of jcsuperstar

:candle:

Hope his family is doing okay.
by Clarence
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating when sleep deprived
Replies: 13
Views: 6348

Re: Meditating when sleep deprived

There is a tradition in Thailand where, at the end of one's retreat (21days or more), one has to meditate continually for 3 days and nights. Don't know how they do it but sounds pretty cool.
by Clarence
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Thoughts on weightlifting
Replies: 46
Views: 10008

Re: Thoughts on weightlifting

Look into Cross-fit. We do a lot of weight stuff but also a lot of cardio, flexibility, coordination and other work. In about 2 months, 2x a week I have gotten a lot stronger and fitter. I can now do pull-ups, chin-ups and a lot more push-ups than before.
by Clarence
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Having children with a strongly deluded spouse?
Replies: 40
Views: 5741

Re: Having children with a strongly deluded spouse?

Hi Puppha, I am glad you thought my questions were helpful. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to help you further. If I were in your situation, I would get a divorce. But, first I would try therapy--after having my wife's head examined (this only because in one of House's episodes the sudden onset o...
by Clarence
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Having children with a strongly deluded spouse?
Replies: 40
Views: 5741

Re: Having children with a strongly deluded spouse?

Puppha, Sorry to hear about your situation. I have a few questions for you though: Do you still love each other? When you married, were you Buddhist and she Christian? Do you think this is only a phase where she will eventually grow out of? Do you think she might have a brain injury or other sort of...
by Clarence
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Congratulations David N Snyder!
Replies: 38
Views: 3150

Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Happy birthday!
by Clarence
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monk Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Monk Blog

Thank you for all the links. :anjali:
by Clarence
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monk Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Monk Blog

Thank you very much! That's it. Any other interesting blogs anyone knows about?
by Clarence
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monk Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Monk Blog

Hello all, I have no idea wheter or not this is the correct place to post this but I was wondering if someone could help me. Some time ago I read a blog by a Buddhist monk who had spent considerable time (over 10 yrs., might have even been 18 yrs.) as a forest practitioner. He now lives in the US, m...
by Clarence
Sun May 27, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are ther any Buddhist rites for Exorcising Demons?
Replies: 21
Views: 14152

Re: Are ther any Buddhist rites for Exorcising Demons?

Maybe not the right place but ask at the sister forum dharmawheel.net
by Clarence
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can an arahant know someone is an arahant?
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: Can an arahant know someone is an arahant?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Anyone might get some benefit from meeting an Arahant.

The story of Vangisa Thera is interesting.
Thanks Venerable. Nice story.
by Clarence
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can an arahant know someone is an arahant?
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: Can an arahant know someone is an arahant?

The arahants in the Susima Sutta had no psychic powers. Thanks for that link. You must have read my mind :) I was thinking of posting a link to that discourse, but I couldn't remember its name. Venerable, Can an unlightened being with the psychic power to read minds read the mind of an Arhant or Bu...
by Clarence
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Stream-Entry/ordination/cancer
Replies: 19
Views: 3697

Re: Stream-Entry/ordination/cancer

I am very sorry. I can't give you advice but I wish you all the best. I hope you recover soon and fully and become a Bhikkhu and enter the stream in this life.