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by Sasana
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: as new as it gets
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: as new as it gets

Hello and welcome, don't worry we are all new once :D

With Metta,

Adam

:anjali:
by Sasana
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6085
Views: 416623

Re: the great rebirth debate

Aloka wrote:
Sasana wrote: I would like everyone to be happy bunnies!
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Ha ha thank you for this, it's made my awful day just a little bit better.

With Metta,

Adam
by Sasana
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6085
Views: 416623

Re: the great rebirth debate

I find it rather disconcerting that people are so passionate about theses views. This shouldn't be a debate about who is right and who isn't, it should be in reality accepted that people have different views and that is a fact of life. I agree with you on maintaining a neutral stance and find it od...
by Sasana
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6085
Views: 416623

Re: the great rebirth debate

Hi Bodom, My view is that there seems very little point in having a rebirth debate if obsessing about it is the only position accepted. I have spoken privately to Ajahn Sumedho about these matters. Our conversations will remain private, but the main point is that he considers focus on present momen...
by Sasana
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6085
Views: 416623

Re: the great rebirth debate

I think practice does change when a person starts to believe in rebirth- it becomes more essential to end the rounds of rebirth -therefore the person will put in more effort into the practice - hence progress further along the path. This can go both ways though. For some people the assumption of on...
by Sasana
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma
Replies: 54
Views: 9030

Re: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma

Sorry but that to me sounds silly, I think in reality whatever differences lie underneath they do not qualify as superiority or inferiority. Now I'm not sure if you meant in the fact that women are not equal in terms of in society now, which I would agree. But if you meant women are not equal at al...
by Sasana
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma
Replies: 54
Views: 9030

Re: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma

Rather than engaging in speculation, I think it would be better for some monasteries to make men and women equal in rules, and for other monasteries to keep the traditional rules. Then we can be mindful of the results. If there are already monasteries out there which are like both, perhaps people w...
by Sasana
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma
Replies: 54
Views: 9030

Re: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma

Rather than engaging in speculation, I think it would be better for some monasteries to make men and women equal in rules, and for other monasteries to keep the traditional rules. Then we can be mindful of the results. If there are already monasteries out there which are like both, perhaps people w...
by Sasana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma
Replies: 54
Views: 9030

Re: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma

I am disappointed. Yes, it's naive, but I have to get it out. I've been reading about many matters in Theravada in the attempt to know more about the path of my choice, and so far this is one issue which I fail to persuade myself to understand. As a newcomer to Theravada, I have nothing to say in t...
by Sasana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to win a woman?
Replies: 97
Views: 6081

Re: How to win a woman?

Nun. Amazing pun my friend! Also I think in terms of women, it's a point to evaluate what you are practicing for, is it the eventual enlightenment in another time or the here and now, if the former then practice non attachment, realizing the reality of human relationships and when you meet someone ...
by Sasana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sawadee Krap!
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Sawadee Krap!

Ben wrote:Greetings Adam!
Melbourne's not a bad place to hang out between trips to Thailand! There are few Melbournites on this board.
kind regards

Ben
Oh I was born here haha. But it's weird being home!
by Sasana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6085
Views: 416623

Re: the great rebirth debate

I'll throw in my 2 cents! I fall into the category of not really proclaiming to know either way and focusing on the here and now as it's knowable. This is not to discount the Buddha's teachings, but I don't think practice changes with or without it as long as we stay on the path as much as possible ...
by Sasana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sawadee Krap!
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Sawadee Krap!

cooran wrote:Hello Adam,

Sawadee ka! :smile:
Thailand is one of my favourite places, and I learned a lot there too.

with metta
Chris
It's amaziiing there! Going back in just a few months to live for a while!

Can't wait!

Metta,

Adam
by Sasana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sawadee Krap!
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Sawadee Krap!

Hello friends, I would just like to introduce myself, My name is Adam! Hi! I have had a keen interest in the "teachings of the elders" for a fair few years now and thought it would be great to meet others! I'm Australian, But have been living overseas for 2 years (i've just recently returned.) I hav...