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by Tranquility Base
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Help finding my book!
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Help finding my book!

Hello everyone, Since I have been gone (and why) my computer made a final exit a few weeks back. I had it for over 10 years, and updated to keep her ticking. However, in last year I got lazy and quit backing up files. Now I can't find (on new pc) the excellent book written by (I believe) the forum a...
by Tranquility Base
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bringing upon the change
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Bringing upon the change

Phil, I really love the link you sent, just wanted you to know. Anyone with same question I posted should read it too, it's really helpful. Here it is again: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... el105.html I'm not finished reading it, I read seve...
by Tranquility Base
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Help with a quote from Dr. Snyder's book
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Help with a quote from Dr. Snyder's book

Can someone help me untangle this quote: ―He recalls to mind his various temporary states in days gone by – one birth, or two or three or four or five births, 10 or 20, 30 or 50, a 100 or a 1,000 or a 100,000 births, through many cycles of cosmic contraction and cosmic expansion . . . Now there come...
by Tranquility Base
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bringing upon the change
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Bringing upon the change

Thank you sweet little unspoken, for a fresh perspective. My doctor is the Budhha, if you will. What a wonderful post you wrote. Ideals from young adults are just as important as all of the others. Your youth may grant you clarity. And thanks to all who followed up with the post and second replies. ...
by Tranquility Base
Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bringing upon the change
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Bringing upon the change

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful replies. Phil, I wanted to wait a day or so before replying to allow those who might help me find the post first. To kirk5a whom had mentioned 'procrastinatiom....' (ie 'shortcut') Absolutely not,' I am known for starting fires under all's butt's (including my ...
by Tranquility Base
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thought I'd Join In
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: Thought I'd Join In

Hi again Paul. Hope you enjoy this site as much as i do :)
by Tranquility Base
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bringing upon the change
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Bringing upon the change

This is going to be a strange post I think. I really don't know where to start, but you are the right persons to bring this thought to. As a young teenager, and young adult, i was very very much in control of my emotions. A very logical person, very much like the things I see Buddhists striving for....
by Tranquility Base
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Unlock the sutta study threads! Let them be Free!
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Unlock the sutta study threads! Let them be Free!

Although I am new here, and don't know the reason they were locked, I agree with Phil. I try to read one a morning, but cannot ask any questions. it might be helpful to new people like me if we could ask questions in the appropriate places.
by Tranquility Base
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How to 'pay'
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: How to 'pay'

i am quoting this from a book I am studying now, i think I even received the link to the book here. 'the complete book of Buddhas' lists - explained' This is on page 52: (For other beginners, here is link: http://www.thedhamma.com/buddhaslists.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) A l...
by Tranquility Base
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Dropping of the 'R'
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Dropping of the 'R'

Thank You Tiltbillings for the answer. I knew it was a dialect change, just not the details. I'm a sticker for knowing detail. O like the fact that it stays within the older texts, that leads me to believe a more true translation. :) Hi Paul :) I'm new to this sangha as well, and have been treated w...
by Tranquility Base
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Dropping of the 'R'
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Dropping of the 'R'

Why is the 'R' dropped in words such as dharmma, karma? What brought this change about?
Nichole
by Tranquility Base
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How to 'pay'
Replies: 8
Views: 974

How to 'pay'

I know the monks and nuns take no firsthand payment, at least that's what I understand from my readings thus far. So f I were to visit temple, say here in town; in what manner would I 'pay' for their services? The buildings/land/electric must all be upkept. How is this done with no insult to the mas...
by Tranquility Base
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 30536

Re: Proper Pronunciation

Thank you Mike, for your quick response, as well as Chris's instanteneous help :) What a friendly, accepting forum I am finding this to be. I initially joined just to start with that question. me being me, I jumped in head first and did not read through the other categories and listings here. Everyt...
by Tranquility Base
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The importance of friendliness (metta)
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: The importance of friendliness (metta)

I wholeheartedly agree Individual. I am always friendly, by nature. But the last few years i've noticed that the children of today (especially) are not graced in social mannerisms. This is definitely from upbringing/ignorance. but the more of us that continue along our path and keep doing the 'frien...
by Tranquility Base
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 30536

Re: Proper Pronunciation

Thank you very much Chris. I'm going to go through those links right now. :)
Nichole