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by Skeptic
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rohingya Massacres, Theravada Complicity?
Replies: 75
Views: 11803

Re: Rohingya Massacres, Theravada Complicity?

Yes, I had this one in mind. During the war in Balkans there was much more killings and ethnic cleansing than in Sri Lanka, but in beginning nobody cared about it. Western media started to report about it when many thousands of people were already killed. In Sinhalese dominated areas there are many ...
by Skeptic
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 24
Views: 4237

Re: Alcohol

I have tried to stop drinking alcohol many times, but was never successful completely. Many times I had periods of abstinence, but this was mostly when I was in the rural parts of country, away from my friends. Few months ago I was even able to spend my time with friends without alcohol when they we...
by Skeptic
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rohingya Massacres, Theravada Complicity?
Replies: 75
Views: 11803

Re: Rohingya Massacres, Theravada Complicity?

It was very interesting to see the change of attitude of western media during Sri Lanka civil war. For the most part of the war, western media was reporting in favour of Sinhalese and against Tamils, portraying them as terrorists. But when Sinhalese started to recieve Chinese support, the western me...
by Skeptic
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favourite contemporary teachers
Replies: 89
Views: 23924

Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Ajahn Chah Ajahn Amaro Ajahn Sucitto Ajhn Sumedho Bhante Gunaratana Bhikkhu Bodhi Bhikkhu Pesala Bhikkhu Seelananda Chanmyay Sayadaw Jack Kornfield Ledi Sayadaw Mahasi Sayadaw Sayadaw U Jagara Sayadaw U Janaka Sayadaw U Jotika Sayadaw U Pandita Sayadaw U Silananda Sayadaw U Tejaniya Sayadaw U Viveka...
by Skeptic
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in Cambodia
Replies: 10
Views: 1876

Re: Buddhism in Cambodia

Buddhism in Cambodia need more time to recover, communists have almost completely destroyed the Sangha. But the good thing is that according to the last census 96.4% Cambodians are Buddhists, and according to studies about religiosity, Cambodia is among the most religious in the world. Theravada Bud...
by Skeptic
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: did the buddha teach vipasanna meditation?
Replies: 78
Views: 13805

Re: did the buddha teach vipasanna meditation?

Is it possible not to attain jhana when seriously practising vipassana?
by Skeptic
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Influence of rebirth of mental illness
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Influence of rebirth of mental illness

The important thing is to continue to take treatment for it in conjunction with your Dhamma practice. You may also wish to talk to your doctor about including some form of cognitive behavioural therapy, such as mindfulness based cognitive therapy, into your treatment regime. In the CBT manuals I ha...
by Skeptic
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: where does 'sharing of the merrits' come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: where does 'sharing of the merrits' come from?

Maybe it has something to do with this? ...As water raining on a hill flows down to the valley, even so does what is given here benefit the dead. As rivers full of water fill the ocean full, even so does what is given here benefit the dead. "He gave to me, she acted on my behalf, they were my relati...
by Skeptic
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread
Replies: 156
Views: 35258

Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Some nice documentaries available online: http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTAwNDk5MjYyNTFeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU3MDI4NzI2MDc@._V1._SY317_.jpg DHAMMA DANA - THERAVADA MONASTIC TRADITION IN MYANMAR Filmed entirely in Myanmar, Dhamma Dana delves deep into the Golden Land's monastic tradition and reveals...
by Skeptic
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can anyone give me a link to this picture?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Can anyone give me a link to this picture?

When you mentioned Asian contemporary art, it reminded me of this beautiful picture:

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Deer Hunter, by Thai painter Jirapat Tatsanasomboon
by Skeptic
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Cooran!
Replies: 20
Views: 1659

Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!

Happy Birthday

:anjali:
by Skeptic
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1777
Views: 150631

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Skeptic
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols
Replies: 96
Views: 16759

Re: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols

Hello skeptic, This might give you some information: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/hotei.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; with metta Chris Thanks Cooran, I also had a picture from Thailand with large Hotei-like statue of Buddha, but can't find it now. Completely differen...
by Skeptic
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols
Replies: 96
Views: 16759

Re: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols

Buddha garden statues http://www.goddessgift.net/images/buddha-garden-hotei-AT-O-204GRN.jpg I have a little statue looking like this, given to me by a Sai Baba devotee which bough it in India. She said it is the statue of Metteyya Buddha, but when I did some research I have found that this is also ...
by Skeptic
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animals love Buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 6182

Re: Animals love Buddhists

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by Skeptic
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World
Replies: 47
Views: 30734

Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

These beautiful pictures also deserves to be in this topic: http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/7309/1024pxuppatasantipagoda.jpg Uppatasanti Paya, Naypyitaw, Myanmar http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/812/bigstockgoldenpagodains.jpg http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3227/sagainghillmyanmar.jpg Sagai...
by Skeptic
Sat May 26, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 55
Views: 2751

Re: World Chess Championship 2012

My grandfather was a chess master, I trained with him when he was alive, and also played many years with non-professionals, since there was a kind of chess scene in my neighborhood. But I was never even nearly good as my grandfather, I was probably among the worst players even among non-professional...
by Skeptic
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: happy easter!
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: happy easter!

Ferox wrote:I wonder what the percentage of western Buddhists are that love Monty python LOL..
Some of their jokes sounds like zen stories to me :)
by Skeptic
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: happy easter!
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: happy easter!

Happy Easter! :toast:
by Skeptic
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1777
Views: 150631

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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