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by pedro1985
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone with similar practices?
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

Anyone with similar practices?

Is there somebody doing similar practices? For example, since recently I've started to: - eat only 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), instead of eating whenever I feel hungry. This helps me to make craving for snacks lesser. Because I eat only 3 times a day now, I want every meal to give me e...
by pedro1985
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Restrictions for drinking (water, not alcohol)
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

Restrictions for drinking (water, not alcohol)

I know that for monks there are guidelines (restrictions) for eating. Like for example a monk will not eat after noon. Are there guidelines or restrictions for monks too regarding drinking (by this I mean normal drinking, like water, tea, and not alcohol). Can a monk drink as much as he pleases on a...
by pedro1985
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whats the use...
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Whats the use...

What's the use of becoming a monk when one does not belief in rebirth?
by pedro1985
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Name for a new sutta
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: Name for a new sutta

I didnt expect to get such reactions that calling it a sutta is inappropriate, will have bad consequences, and is disrespectful. I suggest taking a look at your intentions.... My intentions are creating an easy accessable book that gives me a summary of everything that is of interest to me which I h...
by pedro1985
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Name for a new sutta
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: Name for a new sutta

What does "maha" in "mahapedrosutta" mean?
by pedro1985
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Name for a new sutta
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: Name for a new sutta

Its not a way of removing valuable information, I still have the Digha Nikaya, Majjhima Nikaya, and Samyutta Nikaya in printed bookform on my bookshelf. To me it will be an easy accessable book of about 300 - 500 pages that contains especially that parts of the suttas which I want to read often, so ...
by pedro1985
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Name for a new sutta
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Name for a new sutta

I am currently studying the Sutta Pitaka. The Digha Nikaya, Majjhima Nikaya, and Samyutta Nikaya I was able to buy in book format. They together are more than 4500 pages. Then there is also Anguttara Nikaya and Khuddaka Nikaya. Some of the teachings are very valuable to me, some of the teachings is ...
by pedro1985
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta about not listening to music
Replies: 34
Views: 5534

Sutta about not listening to music

Is there a sutta why it is better to not listen to music?
by pedro1985
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No difference...
Replies: 1
Views: 336

No difference...

Yesterday I made a post called "no difference..." and some people replied on it. But today the post seems to be deleted?
I wanted to read the replies in more detail, but it seems to be missing now...

Where can I find it?
by pedro1985
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 515869

No difference...

I think this is a good argument: As Buddha said - "if there is no rebirth, there is no living the holy life". The explanation of this statement is this: if there in only one life - no need to practise deep renunciation from the world. No need to be a monk. No need to accumulate kamma, no need to dev...
by pedro1985
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cannot believe in magical things
Replies: 70
Views: 7725

Cannot believe in magical things

I try to practice what is written in the suttas (http://www.accesstoinsight.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;), because I think it is useful. But even though the suttas contain a lot of wisdom, I still keep finding unbelievable things about: - a world of gods, deva's - rebirth - rem...
by pedro1985
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Good resources in non-English languages
Replies: 45
Views: 24434

Re: Good resources in non-English languages

In Dutch: a website that contains Dutch Sutta translations direcly from the original Sutta language.

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by pedro1985
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do monks have hobbies?
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Do monks have hobbies?

This question came up my mind tonight.
"Do ordained monks have hobbies and spend time doing there hobbies?"

Hobbies could be all non-Dhamma related activities. Reading books like thrillers, painting landscapes, sports, anything else you can come up with?

Any idea?
by pedro1985
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bad hair days
Replies: 20
Views: 3444

Re: Bad hair days

Why not go the middle way... Instead of completely bald you can shave your hair down to about 1 centimeter. Its convienent, never have to spend time doing your hair, because its still to short to groom it, you dont look bald, and you never have to spend money at the barberer. Buy an eletronic shaver...
by pedro1985
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sutta about importance of good health
Replies: 3
Views: 2165

Sutta about importance of good health

I was wondering if there are suttas that explain the benefits and importance of keeping your body healthy.