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by Hoja
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks/Nuns and Music
Replies: 25
Views: 2578

Re: Monks/Nuns and Music

Thank you Ben for the quick reply. Now, I have question related to Mahayana/Tibetan Buddhism and other sects. Do monks/nuns in Buddhism other than Theravada allowed to do music (singing, instruments etc.)? The Komuso monks in the Zen tradition used to play a bamboo flute called Shakuhachi, but they...
by Hoja
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A new interpretation of the Pali Canon
Replies: 107
Views: 9748

Re: A new interpretation of the Pali Canon

(...) If there's one thing you take out of this post, please let it be that this is not a doctrine to be intellectually analysed and radical conclusions drawn from. It is a doctrine to be practised. Only by practising the Noble Eightfold Path (of which meditation is a large proportion) can one come...
by Hoja
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does metta-bhavana literally impact others?
Replies: 26
Views: 4973

Re: Does metta-bhavana literally impact others?

In my own experience, I've noticed a literal impact on the objects of my metta-bhavana practice. It obviously benefits the meditator, but I have no doubt that it also benefits the object. I guess we could have a very differente world if more and more people start practicing metta. When an attitude o...
by Hoja
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Smiling in meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 2724

Re: Smiling in meditation

I find consciously smiling a small smile to be a great tool, both while meditating and in many other situations, as a reminder that 'it's all good'...it manages to lighten many a load and has the ability (for me anyway) to put one's self in a good (better) 'space'...I highly recommend acquiring the...
by Hoja
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Smiling in meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 2724

Re: Smiling in meditation

Obviously is not Theravada, but Thich Nhat Hanh instructs to do sitting meditation with a gently smile.
by Hoja
Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mrs Retro
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Hello from Mrs Retro

Hi Stephanie,
welcome to DW!

Metta
Hernán
by Hoja
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Chess
Replies: 30
Views: 2582

Re: Chess

I'm not a good player, but I'm in for a tournment!
by Hoja
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design/Creationism
Replies: 152
Views: 9470

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design/Creationism

clw_uk wrote: If there is a God that is the "source" or "ground of being" etc then on some level it "designed" or created the universe and if its all knowing it knew how it would end up
But why we supose it has to be all knowing? It could be like the Force concept in Star Wars.
by Hoja
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what is "esoteric buddhism"?
Replies: 75
Views: 8707

Re: what is "esoteric buddhism"?

vinasp wrote:If a student of the teachings believes that everything that the Buddha said is true , then what happens when / if he finds a contradiction in the teachings.
Very interesting question. I guess it worth it's own tread.
Metta.
by Hoja
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: One person's meditation retreat...
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: One person's meditation retreat...

Very interesting article. I'm wondering when will I have the opportunity to attend a retreat.
Thanks for sharing Venerable.
by Hoja
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19511

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

chicka-Dee wrote: I wish you well and thank you for your insightful post.
Thanks Dee! Keep your practice too.
:anjali:
by Hoja
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19511

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

It can become an exploration, not always comfortable, in looking at these things, or it becomes a matter of emotional comfort in believing what one believes. Yea, I can undersand your point. I'm trying to explore and do my best, but I'm afraid that sometimes it's hard to move away from my comfort z...
by Hoja
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19511

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

I'm skeptical when i read certain things, that the Buddha actually said them. Such skepticism arises, and its not usually based on emotion. But i also recognize that i'm not nearly enlightened enough to make such distinctions, so i try (not always successfully) to be as open-minded and uncritical a...
by Hoja
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I AM QUINN !
Replies: 23
Views: 3291

Re: I AM QUINN !

Hi Quinn! It's really great to see a boy learning and sharing the Dhamma with his father.
My daughter is just 5 now, but considering all the interest she have in Buddha related things I'm sure she will be here too some day.

Metta
Hernán
by Hoja
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Seeing Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 5039

Re: Seeing Impermanence

appicchato wrote:Easy...put a freshly cut flower on the table for a week...the same scenario, in one shape or another, applies to everything...that's just the way it is...having no control over this MO there's really no need for stress nor unwanted thoughts
Excelent and simple! Thank you Bhante!