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by hermitwin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 53
Views: 1412

Re: Rebirth

according to ajahn brahm, you can see your previous lives in meditation, and when you see it, you will not have any more doubts. i cant see my previous lives. but if life is a continuum, its only logical that we will still exist after death. i think the analogy of our childhood experiences is approp...
by hermitwin
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Burmese monks, pa auk tradition chant at funerals?
Replies: 0
Views: 91

What do Burmese monks, pa auk tradition chant at funerals?

Where can I find the pali and English version? Thanks
by hermitwin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free will vs determinism in Buddhism?
Replies: 264
Views: 5856

Re: Free will in Buddhism - technically explained

There is no free will. Everything is conditioned. Every thing you say or do is influenced by your past. Instead of free will, it's conditioned will.
by hermitwin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?
Replies: 42
Views: 5933

Re: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?

The suttas is full of accounts of people who attained Enlightenment while listening to Buddha. Enlightenment is like a fruit, when the conditions are right it ripens, it drops ...
by hermitwin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions regarding my intent to ordain
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Questions regarding my intent to ordain

I don't think you need to tell anyone you are gay. If you are sincere about ordination, I believe you will learn to deal with the problems. Nobody is perfect. No monk is perfect. Just try your best.
by hermitwin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions regarding my intent to ordain
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Questions regarding my intent to ordain

If you wish to ordain, just go for it. Don't worry about your lust for other men, everyone has lust. Most men are not homosexuals, so most of the monks would not be sexually attracted to you. Lust is just another desire you have to learn to control as a monk.
by hermitwin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination with Ajahn Brahm at BSWA, Perth
Replies: 34
Views: 1621

Re: Ordination with Ajahn Brahm at BSWA, Perth

so you don't like ajahn brahm. So you think he's not compassionate, not qualified to talk about sex. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. You are entitled to your opinion. I applaud you for daring to criticise Ajahn Brahm who is quite popular.
by hermitwin
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I believe I have achieved stream-entry.
Replies: 102
Views: 2917

Re: I believe I have achieved stream-entry.

the state of stream entry means that there is no more back-sliding. it means that you have crossed the stream,there is not turning back. if you havent see any significant change in your behaviour and thoughts, i doubt you have achieved it.
by hermitwin
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Most efficient way to practice for a householder?
Replies: 50
Views: 3287

Re: Most efficient way to practice for a householder?

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by hermitwin
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Most efficient way to practice for a householder?
Replies: 50
Views: 3287

Re: Most efficient way to practice for a householder?

2 of the best medidtation teacher s IMO are ajahn Brahm and gunaratana.
by hermitwin
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

My source is very reliable because I heard it from the horse's mouth. The horse is Aj Brahmavamso. lol This happened when Aj Chah was alive. A school principal came to see Aj chah. His wife had a stroke and was paralysed. He visited a prostitute once a week and he asked aj chah whether he was breaki...
by hermitwin
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

I cant remember which sutta.
Buddha said there is no greater attraction to a man than that of a woman and vice versa.

Does anyone know which sutta it is?
by hermitwin
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

To equate sexual pleasures with other kind of pleasure is not in accordance with what Buddha taught. How many monks have disrobed because they have fallen in love and wish to be with their partner?

Sexual acts are in the 5 precepts, 8 precepts , 10 precepts and a major rule in the vinaya.
by hermitwin
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

Sexual needs is a primal biological need. Otherwise the species would just go extinct. To describe it as something easily suppressed is simply not accurate.
by hermitwin
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

Prostitution was an accepted part of Asian countries until the western powers came and imposed their cultural values.
by hermitwin
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

This happened when Aj Chah was alive. A school principal came to see Aj chah. His wife had a stroke and was paralysed. He visited a prostitute once a week and he asked aj chah whether he was breaking any precepts. Aj chah said no. It is easy to judge men or women who visits prostitutes/giggolo. Howe...
by hermitwin
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

Interestingly, Buddha did not say that being a prostitute was wrong livelihood. Nor did he consider visiting a prostitute breaking the 5 precepts.
by hermitwin
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2620

Re: Make partner sexually happy in Buddhism

It is true that when 2 persons fall in love , it is due to the hormones. However, scientists have studied this phenomenon and found that this initial period of high lasts for about 2 months only. It is probably harder for westerners to understand other cultures when it comes to sex and marriage. Mon...
by hermitwin
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Brian Ruhe and Representation
Replies: 148
Views: 10054

Re: Brian Ruhe and Representation

Some people argued that perhaps Ruhe criticised mahayana so that he can feel better about his own beliefs. So, when I criticise muslim terrorists , i do it because it makes me feel better about buddhist terrorists? At least the the buddhist terrorists in burma do not chop off people's heads, they ju...