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by Kusala
Mon May 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 57
Views: 3105

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by Kusala
Thu May 04, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: supernormal powers
Replies: 68
Views: 1859

Re: supernormal powers

Here's another interesting story -------> http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/community/ ... -4th-Jhana
by Kusala
Thu May 04, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: supernormal powers
Replies: 68
Views: 1859

Re: supernormal powers

Well take it fwiw this are my personal beliefs, Ever since meditative attainment i seem to occasionally know intuitively about things that happen away from me but will affect me as stress. One time i saw a dream where i was told i was going to crash, next day i lose consciousness. Several times ive...
by Kusala
Thu May 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: supernormal powers
Replies: 68
Views: 1859

Re: supernormal powers

form wrote:This regularly appears in the nikaya. Has anyone seen any in real life?


Here's Ajahn Achalo talking about his parents at 50:21- 59:15 and supernormal powers .

by Kusala
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good religions
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Good religions

A goal of heaven usually leads to heaven… Does this sutta remind you of a certain belief system? Then Yodhajiva[1] the headman went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: "Lord, I have heard that it has...
by Kusala
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi on War and Thanissaro's rebuttal
Replies: 382
Views: 20203

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

Of course it's not. And what's more is that the logic according to which this would be done to reduce overall casualties doesn't work at all for stateless armies scattered all over the world even if they also happen to have a pseudo state, and that misguided strategy actually achieves the opposite ...
by Kusala
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Misunderstanding the Buddha
Replies: 82
Views: 2305

Re: Misunderstanding the Buddha

His marks include blue eyes? In the commentaries, focusing on blue kasina internally, the only body tissues that is blue in colour will be blue eyes. Is there any other body part that is blue? I am also very puzzled by the part in mn that his private part is in a sheath (interpretated as his sexual...
by Kusala
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Exactly WHAT was the Buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Exactly WHAT was the Buddha

Hello, I'm sorry if this question has been asked already (if so, kindly redirect me to the thread, I haven't seen any that matches my question) but I'd like to better understand why the Buddha is ascribed so many abilities that are absent in 'normal' human beings. Why was he able to know things tha...
by Kusala
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The mistrust of science
Replies: 77
Views: 3226

Re: The mistrust of science

Ajahn Brahm on science...1:00 - 3:38

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by Kusala
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Example of religious harmony!
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Example of religious harmony!

Buddhist Monastery in Bangladesh Feeds Hundreds of Poor Families During Ramadan http://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/buddhist-monastery-in-bangladesh-feeds-hundreds-of-poor-families-during-ramadan :anjali: This is why I love being a Buddhist! No hidden agenda...just "dana" in its purest form...
by Kusala
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 57
Views: 3105

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by Kusala
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 586
Views: 80439

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by Kusala
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 57
Views: 3105

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by Kusala
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 57
Views: 3105

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by Kusala
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha admiring the beauty of the sorrounding landscape
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: The Buddha admiring the beauty of the sorrounding landscape

Ven. Dhammika : According to the Vinaya the Buddha asked Ananda to sow the pieces of cloth making up monk’s robes in the pattern of ‘the fields of Magadha’ (Magadhaketta, Vin.I,287). While in India in December I saw this scene as I looked out of the window of the vehicle I was travelling in, the id...
by Kusala
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Update on Orlando Shooting
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Update on Orlando Shooting

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by Kusala
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dying without attaining Sotapanna
Replies: 51
Views: 3593

Re: Dying without attaining Sotapanna

Speaking of dying, my brother's friend passed away a few days ago. He was in his early 50s...friends, loved ones, and even the doctor(never before in his life) witnessed what some might call "spirit" leave his body. Spirit, energy, whatever it is, may we all cherish this human birth and m...
by Kusala
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dying without attaining Sotapanna
Replies: 51
Views: 3593

Re: Dying without attaining Sotapanna

Speaking of dying, my brother's friend passed away a few days ago. He was in his early 50s...friends, loved ones, and even the doctor(never before in his life) witnessed what some might call "spirit" leave his body. Spirit, energy, whatever it is, may we all cherish this human birth and ma...
by Kusala
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual Debt?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Spiritual Debt?

I understand the act of dedicating merit is an integral part of Theravada Buddhism, but what about the concept of spiritual debt? Thanissaro mentioned how in Thailand there's this idea of paying off old debts...is this concept part of mainstream Theravada Buddhism or is it unique to Thai Buddhism? 6...
by Kusala
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 85
Views: 4770

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Thanissaro: "I was given a lecture a while back by someone who was quoting an academic, saying that 'to say that there is a right Dharma and a wrong Dharma is very dangerous thing'. The analogy they gave was, 'the Dharma is like a map, everyone's Dharma is like a different map and as we know a...

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