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by salmon
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Working in Entertainment -- a Right Livelihood question
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Re: Working in Entertainment -- a Right Livelihood question

Films can pander to defilements. Films can also spread teachings. Depends on your intention and perspective.
by salmon
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how does nirvana look like?
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: how does nirvana look like?

villkorkarma wrote:I was seeing kind of redyelloworange light and i becamed very happy this happened for just 1 second and it happened after i opened my eyes and blinked a couple of times.
What was that?
Piti.
by salmon
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425503

Re: Who has verified rebirth personally?

Ben wrote:
salmon wrote:A friend's...
Coincidence? Rebirth?
With respect, more like a shaggy dog story.
Sure. As would anyone who is hearing this second, third, fourth or fifth hand might say.
by salmon
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 425503

Re: Who has verified rebirth personally?

A friend's father passed on about 10 years ago. 3 years later, a child was born in the family. When the child was about 2-3 years old and very ill, my friend's mother took care of him. In his delirious state, the child suddenly called out to his grandmother (my friend's mother) by a pet name that on...
by salmon
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Suggestions/advice about starting a group meditation session
Replies: 24
Views: 7680

Re: Suggestions/advice about starting a group meditation session

Hi Zavk, A few years ago, together with a few friends, we set up a monthly group meditation. We had much to consider prior to doing this. Questions like did we have what it takes to manage situations that would disrupt normal meditation? Were we, ourselves, committed enough to dedicate this time? Ar...
by salmon
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Taking Notes After Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Taking Notes After Meditation

My first teacher also did not encourage notes taking. My subsequent teacher did. The danger about note taking, in the form of keeping a diary of every single sitting, is that the imaginative mind will try to come up with new things every time, or the mind will try to value add to what actually happe...
by salmon
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where Are the Ven's Robes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: Where Are the Ven's Robes?

The point is not to say whose fault it was...whether the Venerable was forced to do it, or he agreed to do it. This has shown how much the Dhamma has degenerated - not to the disrespect of the Venerable - to a point such that politics and statuses are able to command religious behaviour at their fan...
by salmon
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where Are the Ven's Robes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Where Are the Ven's Robes?

I was reading the buddhistchannel.tv when I chanced upon this article on how a Buddhist monk had to don layman's wear to receive a title.

I don't quite know how to react.

:o
by salmon
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Devas Pictures in Sri Lanka
Replies: 36
Views: 5552

Re: Devas Pictures in Sri Lanka

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

I suspect it's the blurry orange things that are allegedly devas?

Metta,
Retro. :)
That's what I think they are...you can vaguely see the details of a "being"...however, they look strangely Thai!!
by salmon
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?
Replies: 54
Views: 3993

Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

The temple I visited in Melbourne 2 years ago was struck twice by flooding in the last 6 months. Not sure if they were affected by the current flooding in Victoria. In any case...take care, friends in Australia/Brazil/anywhere else there's a natural calamity!! Be brave in the face of danger. May the...
by salmon
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Devas Pictures in Sri Lanka
Replies: 36
Views: 5552

Re: Devas Pictures in Sri Lanka

Nice picture.

By any chance you have a link to the original post & file? I'm wondering about the background of the photo...like under what occassion/condition it was taken, etc.

Thanks.
by salmon
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?
Replies: 18
Views: 1127

Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

dhammapal wrote: How do I get rid of the idea of Nibbana as eternal life?
Don't think about it.
by salmon
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation 'plateaus' at home?
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Meditation 'plateaus' at home?

Things have calmed down a bit now so I'm sitting daily for 45 minutes, but feel that my progress has plateaued. I'm doing anapanasti, though find it difficult to focus on the sensations of the breath as I have a chronically blocked nose (which I'm having treatment for). Just a basic level of samadh...
by salmon
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Colloquial Question for Thai Bhantes/Buddhists
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Colloquial Question for Thai Bhantes/Buddhists

Thank you for the link Alexei!
by salmon
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Colloquial Question for Thai Bhantes/Buddhists
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Colloquial Question for Thai Bhantes/Buddhists

Thanks for that Bhante.

It's interesting that this term is used quite freely in thai teachings. I thought a glimpse of nibbana was what you got when you hit stream entry. Guess I thought wrong haha. I heard "ni-pan noi" mentioned in the same conversation as achieving sunnata in meditation.
by salmon
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Do not get angry, buddy"
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: "Do not get angry, buddy"

It's like Aeroplane Chess!! :)

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by salmon
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Colloquial Question for Thai Bhantes/Buddhists
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Colloquial Question for Thai Bhantes/Buddhists

Some teachers in Thailand use the term "ni-pan noi". It is directly translated as "small nibbana". Any of the Thai dhamma friends here are familiar with this local slang? What's the exact meaning of this term?

Thanks much!

:anjali:
by salmon
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Do you feel good also very good how do you feel?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Do you feel good also very good how do you feel?

There is a teaching on the differences between tanha and chanda...I can't quite seem to find it now :(
by salmon
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What did the Buddha teach about the age of practitioners?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: What did the Buddha teach about the age of practitioners?

Since I began study and practice in the doctrine and the discipline much earlier and longer than some people who began later and have less experience, I feel fear to speak of what I know for fear of sounding conceited, arrogant, and dismissed as juvenile because they are still older than me. Not fr...
by salmon
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Dropping of the 'R'
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: Dropping of the 'R'

I think the fact that the 'R' is dropped in Pali is a good thing for those living in some Buddhist countries. Thais in particular have a real problem pronouncing R :-) The Chinese too.... Only the Southern Chinese linguistic groups. Not a problem for the Northern Chinese, with their plethora of ini...