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by tamdrin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Remembrance of past lives
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Remembrance of past lives

I don't have any personal memories but I have had two Buddhist teachers tell me some different things. One was a Tibetan Rinpoche/Guru who told me I had done some tantric practice in a past life. Another, more recently, was a Thai Monk who is very developed in meditation who told me I had been the l...
by tamdrin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 455
Views: 8326

Re: Monastics and suicide

tamdrin wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:35 am
Can someone provide me with the link where I can get more info about this monk and the circumstances of his death?

Thanks.
ok I found it, so never mind!
by tamdrin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 27
Views: 1645

Re: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita

This is sad news, although I didn't know Bhikkhu Samahita, I feel bad for anyone who is suffering like this.


May he be at peace.
May he be free of suffering.
May he see the light of Buddha, wisdom and compassion.

Namo Amitabha.
by tamdrin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 455
Views: 8326

Re: Monastics and suicide

Can someone provide me with the link where I can get more info about this monk and the circumstances of his death?

Thanks.
by tamdrin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Secrets of the Yogis of Tibet

It's an interesting documentary. One of the yogis who spent over 30 years meditating in caves said "When I meditate I can see all my past lives, I have been born in the realm of hell, as a hungry ghost, and an animal".. or something to that effect. His name is Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche.
by tamdrin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 455
Views: 8326

Re: Monastics and suicide

Can someone tell me which monk committed suicide? Is there any article or any more information? That is terribly sad... Bhikkhu Sammahita, there is another thread with that information, I’m sure someone can provide a link. I haven't been able to find it. If you could kindly provide the link...
by tamdrin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 455
Views: 8326

Re: Monastics and suicide

Can someone tell me which monk committed suicide? Is there any article or any more information? That is terribly sad...
by tamdrin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

The one thing I don't hear talked about in Theravada texts that is talked about a lot in Mahayana and Vajrayana is the motivation of Bodhicitta. bodhi = enlightenment, citta=mind. The motivation with which one does ones spiritual practice is crucial in determining whether ones path will be hinayana ...
by tamdrin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?

It has it's origination in Hinduism, which calls the current age we are in the "Kali Yuga" or age of spiritual degeneration.
by tamdrin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: /study-psychiatric-diagnoses-are-scientifically-meaningless

I have had schizophrenia for 13 years. It took me a long time to believe it (one of the symptoms is denial/ failure to recognize you're sick) but I now believe it is an accurate diagnosis for me. I used to be anti psychiatry but now I realize I might have met an inauspicious end if it weren't for th...
by tamdrin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An interesting Mahayana Sutra.
Replies: 0
Views: 276

An interesting Mahayana Sutra.

Someone recommended this to me for help with my mental illness. It basically calls on the loving kindness of the buddha for help as well as the arhats and pratekya buddhas.

Check it out if interested.

https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/tea ... a_lttr.pdf
by tamdrin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm

I have heard not such good things about Ajahn Martin from my friend who is an Australian monk here in Chiang Mai. He seems a little harsh on his students judging from his videos but his teachings seem ok.. Do you have the money to come to Thailand and take a look around for a few months? Ajahn Achal...
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

We will never really know unless we get to his level. It's all theoretical speculation.
by tamdrin
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does this quote have a basis in the Pali cannon?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Does this quote have a basis in the Pali cannon?

Hello, I heard a teaching from the Mahayana that goes something to the effect of "Consider yourself a sick person. Consider the Buddha as a doctor. Consider the dharma as a medicine. And consider diligent practice as the way to recover". Does this or any similar idea have basis in the Pali cannon? T...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

That’s very cool. The place looks beautiful as well. :thumbsup: I'd like to visit that temple some day. It has that beautiful statue and also it's almost exactly the other side of the planet from Maha Bodhi Temple in India. See this post I made over at DWM: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=2...