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by Dhammavaro
Sat May 12, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phra Ajahn Plien Panyapatipo passed away?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Phra Ajahn Plien Panyapatipo passed away?

I found some news on a German website :
(https://www.muttodaya.org/de/programm.html)

"Samstag, 26. Mai 2018 (Vorabend)

19 Uhr Gedenkfeier zum 100. Tag nach dem Ableben von LP Plian Paññapadipo"

100 days after the death of ajahn plien they will do a ceremony.

Sad moment for the world.
by Dhammavaro
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 159
Views: 5649

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

5 of my friends are living in Buddhist temple since 10 to 30 years. But on the paper , they are still Christians. In my country it's not good to leave the Catholic Church for some reasons.

But real Buddhism will not attracte many people.
Mara is too strong
by Dhammavaro
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

After a 3 month retreat in Thailand, I got more telephone numbers than ever before.
I am not longer interested in relationships, but I made beautiful friendships in retreats.

I wish you luck and peace.
by Dhammavaro
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Suggestions for ordination at age 53 in Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Suggestions for ordination at age 53 in Asia

I have spend some years in Thailand with 8 Precepts, and for a year as a Monk. You have to find a temple which supports the elder Monks , specially the westerners. It's easy to ordain somewhere in Thailand, but it's difficult to find a place with real support. Specially the famous places are already...
by Dhammavaro
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can devas make progress towards nibbanna?
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Can devas make progress towards nibbanna?

justindesilva wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:23 am

pl. read Teacher of the devas www. accesstoinsight
written by Susan Elba Jootla.
This article explains the much needed explanation in detail.
Thank you for your answer !
But i will only read my heart. This is enough.
I wish you peace !
by Dhammavaro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 105
Views: 6820

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Thank you @ Kusala !

I have been there.
But here in the west, we get only one part of the truth.
by Dhammavaro
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can devas make progress towards nibbanna?
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Can devas make progress towards nibbanna?

Sometimes when our mindfulness is very strong, we are able to see such things. But it's not so important for our practice.
But if we are able to help, we should help.
It's a good exchange for both, Devas and Humans.
by Dhammavaro
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 2120

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

I experienced a moment of blanking out of consciousness and seem to remember reading about this as a side effect of insight meditation (which i do not practice, i do a chan method). It was disconcerting, like being completly gone for a split second while wide awake and then blinking back into exist...
by Dhammavaro
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 174
Views: 58609

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Hi ! I am 37 years old. Born in Austria. First experience with meditation around 16 years ago with a teacher from the Hindu tradition. First contact with Buddhism in China (2004) Around 2006 I went to Thailand for a 7 day retreat, but I stayed there for 112 days. 2007 I was able to practice in a Kor...
by Dhammavaro
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can devas make progress towards nibbanna?
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Can devas make progress towards nibbanna?

Devas can work together with humans.
We can invite them to our meditation.
We can share loving kindness towards the Devas.
In some points they can help us and made some merrit.

Without out us, they will stuck in their realms.
by Dhammavaro
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 72541

Re: How common is stream entry?

Its very common, but most people don't speak about it. I made it in my (!) first retreat. We had not many books and dhammatalks. We had to usa a Mantra (buddho) During my first retreat, I had no idea about the different stages of enlightenment. We had only one interview / week. For 2 or 3 days I tho...
by Dhammavaro
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women cannot become Buddhas?
Replies: 35
Views: 3234

Re: Women cannot become Buddhas?

If you believe that you are a women or men...you have no chance.
by Dhammavaro
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 5734

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Muslim shrine, Bodh gaya,Vatican City, Muslim,Hindu,Buddhist = Anicca .