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by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks everyone!
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

Thank you so much Bhante!
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 2974

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Both men and woman are in the fourfold assembly of the Ariya Mahasangha.
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

The Sallekha Sutta is one of my favorite suttas in the Majjhima Nikaya as the refrains "others will be x we will be y" are wholesome and motivational goals. I was hoping maybe someone can help me grammatically change them from first person plural as a Self Motivator for me before I begin meditation....
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Layman's Handbook of Dhamma
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Layman's Handbook of Dhamma

I once remembered there was a book that detailed a lot of the Buddha's teachings for a layman which was not like the Patimokkha but it was also very instructive about the Buddha's positions on the morals and good character required of people in lay life. I know of the Sigalovada sutta but that is on...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Types of Kamma
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Types of Kamma

I remember a Venerable saying If one urges another to kill, condones killing, or speaks in praise of it, and if someone else kills that person due to one’s speech, then one is guilty of killing, just as if one had done it with one’s own hand. The actions are Doing the killing oneself. Prompting or t...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Types of Kamma
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Types of Kamma

I recall hearing about the impact of kamma in some text but I have forgotten the kinds of kamma in referral to both the pali terms for them but also the kinds of kamma and I'm hoping for a refresher. This is not asking about the niyamas (because I remember those), but about the measure of kammic imp...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Need for privacy in restful garden
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: Need for privacy in restful garden

Thick plant cover does wonders for soundproofing and shielding an area from onlookers. The thicker the shrub/hedge the better. They work better than fences because they completely block sound that would be carried on the wind, and they often grow thicker with every pruning done right. Taking good ca...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Need for privacy in restful garden
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: Need for privacy in restful garden

I've been doing the exact same thing. A couple things you can do depends a little on the amount of privacy you want and the amount of space you have. For example where I live, I can plant flowering quince hedges (zones 4-8) and I have a crape myrtle tree. These are easy at keeping things private bec...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Protective Chants - Parittas
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Protective Chants - Parittas

This will give you a very decent idea of how they worked and when they worked in the past. Some of them have explanations before them with "Introductory Verses" As for why they work, it's really uncertain. Most sacca-kiriyā work in this same way. The necessary requirements for Parittas to work are ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 2724

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

There's many reasons for things happening, but the Buddha does describe them as generally being about 5 things. Weather (utu-niyāma), the laws of physics and chemistry. Seed (bija-niyāma), or the law of biology. Mind (citta-niyāma) – the law of psychology. Dhamma (dhamma-niyāma) – the law of reality...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 2839

Re: Cautious about practicing consistent vipassana with mental health issues?

Doing intense meditation is fine as long as you are consistent with your medicine, and see your therapist regularly. The same trouble that one can have with meditation can in fact happen to anyone, primarily because meditation is not an opiate or a sedative, it's a laxative. It's a purgative. It get...