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by tamdrin
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A deed so good it caused death
Replies: 2
Views: 93

A deed so good it caused death

I read the following in a 12th century Tibetan text: "For example, when a female patron gave a cow to Jowo Atisha (Indian Abbot of famous monastery in ancient times) she died the same evening, since her body, which had been accomplished through negative actions, was not able to bear the merit of the...
by tamdrin
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is necessary learn Thai Language before becoming a monk
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Is necessary learn Thai Language before becoming a monk

Have you travel to Thailand? Can you talk with monks? Can you speak Thai? Can you share your experiences? My English and is basic and I'm starting to learn Thai. I find Thai a hard language to learn. Is possible to learn Thai after becoming a monk? Is possible to learn in Thailand or is it necessar...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 10235

Re: Obstacles to going forth

Earlier I was working in a foreign country , I had a good job,and good comfortable life.. But then again every weekday I had to get up early to go work. Still when look back.. thinking that I had to get up to go to work gives me goose bumps. But Then when I was in the monastery In the morning after...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?
Replies: 23
Views: 4451

Re: Poll: the most difficult precept for you?

Not drinking alcohol is the most difficult one for me.
by tamdrin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: If I lived close to a monastery I'd be like Anāthapiṇḍikha
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: If I lived close to a monastery I'd be like Anāthapiṇḍikha

I'd give my life to the monastics. I'd prepare delicious food to give them everyday in the piṇḍapāta. I'd give them the best requisites. Monastics, be like Sāriputta. Lay followers, be like Anāthapiṇḍikha. :toast: I hope Mr. Anāthapiṇḍikha meets Buddha Metteyya to attain aranhantship. :meditate: Wh...
by tamdrin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 66
Views: 1038

Re: Bodhicitta

Bodhicitta is the cause of becoming a Buddha. It is not talked about in Theravada.
by tamdrin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 154
Views: 38243

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

The desire to attain jhana IS a hindrance. Without desire u cant attain jhana Without desire or intention, u cant do anything I don’t think that is true. I don’t think I have ever experienced anything close to jhana, but all I know is that my best meditation experience ever lived was when I sat in ...
by tamdrin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Desiring the unhapiness of some beings.
Replies: 23
Views: 3105

Re: Desiring the unhapiness of some beings.

There is a certain US president who I find it hard to have good thoughts towards. As well as his supporters.
by tamdrin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: If I lived close to a monastery I'd be like Anāthapiṇḍikha
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: If I lived close to a monastery I'd be like Anāthapiṇḍikha

I'd give my life to the monastics. I'd prepare delicious food to give them everyday in the piṇḍapāta. I'd give them the best requisites. Monastics, be like Sāriputta. Lay followers, be like Anāthapiṇḍikha. :toast: I hope Mr. Anāthapiṇḍikha meets Buddha Metteyya to attain aranhantship. :meditate: I ...
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 154
Views: 38243

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

I've concluded that jhana is beyond me for this life. it is easy if u keep precepts and train under monk who can do it... dont give up.. there is nothing like jhanaic pleasure that u can find outside jhana.. so its worth pursuing and trying on daily basis Thanks for the encouragement. Did you train...
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?
Replies: 154
Views: 38243

Re: How many of you really tried to attain jhana?

I've concluded that jhana is beyond me for this life.
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Eating non veg
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Eating non veg

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:09 am
tamdrin wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:06 am According to Theravada eating meat is not bad.
According to Mahayana it is.
It seems Mahāyānikas also don't like garlic and onion.
Watch this video by Ven. Shen Yen.

That is a Chinese Buddhism thing.
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Eating non veg
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Eating non veg

According to Theravada eating meat is not bad.
According to Mahayana it is.
by tamdrin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: where is Maha Kasappa now?
Replies: 42
Views: 11219

Re: where is Maha Kasappa now?

The arahant doesnt want to extend their life. Life is suffering, nibbana is happiness. For ordianry ppl, extending their life is good, but for the arahant, nibbana is much better because this body is full of suffering. Eating is suffering, living is suffering.. They always choose nibbana, there is ...
by tamdrin
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.

Tibetan Buddhism is colorful but it still all boils down to the single key point of understanding the nature of mind and all phenomenon.