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by mlswe
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Photos of thai forest tradition teacher to put on wall
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Photos of thai forest tradition teacher to put on wall

Hello i would like to have photos of thai forest tradition masters to put on my walls in fair size and quality, anyone have any ideas how i go about getting that?
by mlswe
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: history of the times of the buddha
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

history of the times of the buddha

Hello, i would like to find out more about India around The Buddhas lifetime, history, politics, trade, commerce, agriculture, crafts, science, culture, religions etc.

any recommendations ?
by mlswe
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oblations to spirit and deities
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: oblations to spirit and deities

thanks for your replies

how is offerings to the dead relatives and devas customary offered in for example Thailand?

kind regards
by mlswe
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oblations to spirit and deities
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: oblations to spirit and deities

:anjali: thanks for your time Bhante but i don´t find an answer to my question i get the impression that you don´t think i have believe in kamma or am superstitious i am coming from generosity for the depraved and worthy, proctective(edit: by protective i mean in a general sense over the dhamma, com...
by mlswe
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oblations to spirit and deities
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

oblations to spirit and deities

how does one make oblations to spirit and deities ? .

"When riches are thus gotten, he makes the five oblations to kin, guests, spirit, kings and deities"

— AN 5.41
by mlswe
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: which sutta?
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Re: which sutta?

on reflecting, that it was similes of the the N8FP was just an assumption,

didn´t know exactly what i was looking for

But i think Nagara Sutta was it

thanks for your help and for keeping the good wheel turning :)

all the best / ML
by mlswe
Mon May 14, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: which sutta?
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

which sutta?

anyone know the sutta which has similies for the noble eightfold path with sati as gatekeeper and samadhi as food supply or something like that?

Kind regards
by mlswe
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Impediments
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Impediments

reading a Dhamma-book i came across a section :" the impediments mean anything that can obstruct or hinder ones practice. Ten impediments often qouted are : unsuitable dwelling, family/supporters, gains, class of students, building work, travel, kin, illness, books/study, supernormal powers". howeve...
by mlswe
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Apologies and thanks
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Apologies and thanks

I want to apologize for my harsch tone in the "women on buddhist forum" thread I want to apologize for my conceit and letting delusion and overestimation leak out to the detriment of myself and others in various practice-threads There are probably more unskillfulness blurted out on this forum and i ...
by mlswe
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote/s of the Day
Replies: 40
Views: 3240

Re: Quote/s of the Day

"You can observe alot by just watching" - Yogi Berra
by mlswe
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Wise Reflection
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: Wise Reflection

i am very very grateful
by mlswe
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta -practice tips
Replies: 39
Views: 3130

Re: Metta -practice tips

Bhante Gunaratas phrases have been very helpful to counteract tendencies of shallowness and sentimentality and bring real power to my metta-bhavana. The phrases reflect what kind of actions and attitutes loving-friendliness entails and make the abiding more well rounded and generous. When i just wis...
by mlswe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet
Replies: 145
Views: 9142

Re: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet

perhaps a specific subforum pertaining to questions regarding family and work life

alot of kamma is created and coming to fruition in those domains, and hence have to be dealt with, and the Buddha had good advice in these matters and hopefully and probably our members too
by mlswe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Prayers for SATTVA
Replies: 219
Views: 32156

Re: could you pray or chant for me?

may you be always mindful and may your confidence in the triple gem be strong and supportive whatever the outcome may be, may the outcome be to your benefit

may you be healthy, content, surrounded by reliable support and liberated from dukkha
by mlswe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Your sex or gender?
Replies: 65
Views: 6803

Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

i was hoping the poll was between sex and gender

EDIT* i will let this stand, but it doesn´t clearly express what my hope is. Those thoughts might not be appropriate to expand on in this thread.

wishing you all well
by mlswe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet
Replies: 145
Views: 9142

Re: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet

Strictly personal report here - I visit online forums to learn. That means I generally have nothing much of import to say, preferring to lurk quietly. I will occasionally ask a question or make a short comment, but, as I practice in a different tradition, feel it is often inappropriate for me to in...
by mlswe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet
Replies: 145
Views: 9142

Re: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet

when did it go from, why are there more men on the buddhist forums to it is a problem that there are more men on the buddhist forums?


edit*
i think it is a problem, for both men and women, but i am interested nonetheless
by mlswe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Issues with the terminology "lesser beings"
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Issues with the terminology "lesser beings"

where do you often hear them referred as lesser beings?
by mlswe
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet
Replies: 145
Views: 9142

Re: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet

And thats another reason why women join Buddhist forums and tend to just taper off...men take themselves SOOOOO seriously. I admire Cooran , At times she is the sole representative of our gender. Its interesting to consider why. I think online Buddhism is one of the few remaining bastions of male s...