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by A_Martin
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Luangta Maha Bua passes away
Replies: 29
Views: 9984

Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

News about the time after Luangta Maha Bua passed away until his cremation on the 5th of march can now be found:
http://www.luangta.com/English/site/NewsLuangta.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Metta Martin
by A_Martin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Body contemplation
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Body contemplation

Hello Venerable A_Martin, Hello Jhana4, Here are my two cents. While most ordinary people know about impermanence, they prefer to focus on desire-producing ideas and simply ignore "the negative". So they do not use their bad experiences as a stimulus for Buddhist practice, such as development of wh...
by A_Martin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you really find the Dhamma inspiring?
Replies: 43
Views: 3216

Re: Do you really find the Dhamma inspiring?

to Jhana4 you don't have to be a buddhist, you do not have to believe (all) the buddhist texts and you do not have to do body contemplation. But I am afraid, if you don't wont to be reborn again, then the only way to anagami is the contemplation of the body. So far I encountered two possibilities on...
by A_Martin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you really find the Dhamma inspiring?
Replies: 43
Views: 3216

Re: Do you really find the Dhamma inspiring?

To Jhana4 I replied in new topic body contemplation to you, you might want to read. I feel now threads are being mixed up - but it makes sense the topic is body contemplation Bhikkhu Pesala: (Geoff) I know I am a lonely wolf, trained by a forest master, so I do disagree with you. Body contemplation ...
by A_Martin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Body contemplation
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Body contemplation

The original topic was longing for the other sex, in the lounge, but I think it is an interesting topic on its own, much neglected. To follow up the response I had was Venerable A_Martin; I grew up watching my mother slowly die from complications related of multiple sclerosis. Last spring a friend o...
by A_Martin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you really find the Dhamma inspiring?
Replies: 43
Views: 3216

Re: Letting go of longing for a relationship

Alex, I recently started a thread about how while I find meditation and some Dhamma teachers truly inspirational, I have found the suttas only interesting. The following comment has nothing to do with you personally. People who responded to my thread might correctly say what you wrote above is only...
by A_Martin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: ayya khema
Replies: 30
Views: 7280

Re: ayya khema

PeterB wrote:Thank you for that Bhante...Who is your teacher if I might ask ?
My present teacher is (was for he died on 30 jan 2011) Than Acharn Maha Bua.
Metta Martin
by A_Martin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: VajraTV - anything like it in Theravada?
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: VajraTV - anything like it in Theravada?

yes, 24 hours a day, you can view it on satellite TV or internet, but I am afraid it is in Thai. however it covers all the live events at wat pa baan taad Internet: http://www.luangta.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Under his Picture you see a box TV, you can choose flash, but it...
by A_Martin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: ayya khema
Replies: 30
Views: 7280

Re: ayya khema

I had no specific questions Bhante...just interested in any anecdotes etc...I often find finding out about the lives of dedicated practitioners inspiring. Peter, I didn't read her biography, so I don't know what I should tell or can. But One Day in November she asked us to open the windows of the m...
by A_Martin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: buddhism brought Islam!
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: buddhism brought Islam!

On the other hand, I read somewhere, sometime, that after the Muslim invasions of India/Pakistan, those areas that earlier had been Buddhist, were those that most easily were converted to Islam. The reason was said to be that most of the learned Buddhists were concentrated in large centers like for...
by A_Martin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: ayya khema
Replies: 30
Views: 7280

Re: ayya khema

Tell us more Bhante ? :namaste: Correction of failing memory, it was dec 1992 til sept 1994, for oct 1991 til nov 1992 I was living in chithurst and harnham monasteries. The rest of the time til feb 1995 in sharpham community, Devon England In that time in Buddhahaus her husband (Gerd) was visiting...
by A_Martin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: ayya khema
Replies: 30
Views: 7280

Re: ayya khema

I lived with her in Buddha haus from Jan 1992 til sept 1994
Metta Martin
by A_Martin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: “True nature” approach to liberation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1672

Re: “True self” approach to liberation?

I just heard a Dhamma talk where Ajahn Chah answered a question (if the enlightened one has no more kilesas) like this: the kilesas and the (enlightened) mind coexist but the (enlightened) mind is not affected by the kilesas. So the kilesas are only "guests" to the pure mind. The enlightened one di...
by A_Martin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: “True nature” approach to liberation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1672

Re: “True self” approach to liberation?

Sorry I think I posted the above in the wrong forum. If one practices meditation as taught by the Lord Buddha, correctly, then one would understand what I was talking about. I was not talking about True Self. For there is no True Self. There is nibbana, whatever nibbana means And let us remember, th...
by A_Martin
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: “True nature” approach to liberation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1672

Re: “True self” approach to liberation?

food for thought does anatta know it is anatta, does anicca know its anicca, does dukkha know it is dukkha? So who (the hell) then is it who knows that the five aggregates are anicca anatta and dukkha??? Who is the one that wants to get up in the morning or wants to sleep a bit more? So do we take t...
by A_Martin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Luangta Maha Bua passes away
Replies: 29
Views: 9984

Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

There is a video taken at magha pujaa of the cremation site and surrounding area of Wat Pa Baan Taad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMXcNX1GBmU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The remains of Tahn Acharn Maha Bua will be carried from the inner saala to the cremation site on march 4th 2...
by A_Martin
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom for uprooting greed and hatred
Replies: 40
Views: 3900

Re: Wisdom for uprooting greed and hatred

Hello Bhante, -- Hm ... I'd think the phu ru is not gone -- would the arahants still have this "phu ru"? I also don't consider it as avijja, but as the luminous mind "as it actually is present" (taught by the Buddha): "Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements. The wel...
by A_Martin
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 116238

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Very interesting, comparing it to the Forest tradition of Ajahn Mun daily practice of meditation of 14 to 18 hours a day. Than Acharn Maha Bua says, that real meditation practice starts only after 3 hours in a stretch. Be it walking meditation or sitting meditation. He himself sat quite often 12hour...
by A_Martin
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom for uprooting greed and hatred
Replies: 40
Views: 3900

Re: Wisdom for uprooting greed and hatred

Will people with stronger attachments to mind (than to body) also be able to break self-identity view by only contemplating asubha? Starter It is especially helpful for this kind of people, for they take there biological robot for granted! But fail to see, that the kilesas use the body to keep us i...
by A_Martin
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom for uprooting greed and hatred
Replies: 40
Views: 3900

Re: Wisdom for uprooting greed and hatred

And one more realization (learned from Ajaan Chah and his disciples) to share with you and other friends, which is about the wisdom for uprooting greed and conceit for fruit status: When we think “I am a sotāpanna”, we should ask "ourselves": "who is this 'I' and who is this 'sotāpanna'?" -- Whatev...