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by Ordinaryperson
Sat May 07, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.

The Buddha cautioned us not to engage in such speculations in MN 25 : ...But then they came to hold views such as ‘the world is eternal’ and ‘the world is not eternal’ and ‘the world is finite’ and ‘the world is infinite’ and ‘the soul and the body are the same’ and ‘the soul is one thing and the b...
by Ordinaryperson
Sat May 07, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.

I have been busy lately so here goes my reply. 1. I am just comparing notes so everyone should simply forward their views. 2. Read Ajahn Mun biography just to see the content but in my basic understanding you need to try it out yourself i.e. investigate them yourself. My understanding is that there ...
by Ordinaryperson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.

The 31 planes of existence is existence divided/categorized into 31 planes. By definition, something that isn't in one of those planes, doesn't exist (to be more exact, nothing can exist out of those 31 planes). Where is that stated in Sutta? I did support this with four paragraphs of text. Yes, th...
by Ordinaryperson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.

Parinibbāna is the complete breakup of the mind and body. No one "enters" parinibbāna and there is no existence after this, neither beyond the 31 planes of existence—which is impossible—or in them. Nothing is permanent; it is simply the end. It is not annihilation for many reasons which have extens...
by Ordinaryperson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Ajahn Maha Bua, eyebrows, and visions.

So I was reading through this thread: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19302 Let me make clear first that what I'm about to say isn't with certainty. I'm only going by what I've read in the above thread and I welcome your correction. I learned about Ajahn Maha Bua's mentioned attitud...
by Ordinaryperson
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 17586

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

How did the Lord Buddha talk to Acharn Mun? Perhaps while the latter was undergoing an hallucination or pleasant snooze. “Bhikkhus, just as when the stalk of a bunch of mangoes has been cut, all the mangoes on it go with it, just so the Tathāgata’s link with becoming has been cut. As long as the bo...
by Ordinaryperson
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump

She is Not the President of Myanmar but a special adviser to the civilian President where the closet definition in the Western political term is similar to a Prime Minister. She was appointed few days ago or recently. She cannot become the President because she is married to a British and Myanmar's...
by Ordinaryperson
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump

You claim to be some kind of expert on Myanmar, yet you are under the mistaken illusion that Aung San is the Prime Minister of Myanmar, perhaps you need to step back and educate yourself a little bit more before making so many statements. She is Not the President of Myanmar but a special adviser to...
by Ordinaryperson
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 263
Views: 22493

Re: POTUS 2016

You claim "greed is the greatest danger of all". And yet you support the right wing Politicians who's greed is their greatest attribute, Greed is what creates Billionaires, and Right wing parties are what makes more Billionaires possible, so I suggest you change you statement to something more appr...
by Ordinaryperson
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump

Myanmar is the country of my birth, the country of some of my relatives and the country of many of my closest friends. Please restrict your ill informed political ideology to you country and stop meddling and misinforming in mine or you run the risk of being accused of hypocrisy. metta dagon Not mi...
by Ordinaryperson
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump

Many Burmese people do not support Trump - some do. Unless you have close and personal access to Burmese people you are unlikely to know what they think. Many community leader are very focused on the hand over of some of the Military powers to Democratically supported leaders and are not rocking th...
by Ordinaryperson
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump

Trump has very little support in the rest of the world. Mostly from extreme right wing fascist like people. Like the far right wing monks in Myanmar. No. That is the misconception because many do support Trump for the reason that he is very obvious and honest about who he is or is not. They might l...
by Ordinaryperson
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 263
Views: 22493

Re: POTUS 2016

[Even though i divided the above into three, but they explain a somehow common way of thinking especially among Trump opponents. It is all meddling....some of it you like and some of it you don't. Everyone is this same way about meddling. I like some meddling and I don't like other meddling the sam...
by Ordinaryperson
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 263
Views: 22493

Re: POTUS 2016

I would "vote" for Trump simply because the British (some not all but very vocal) hate him. I live in Britain by the way. I hope my reason is good enough to justify why I would vote for Trump. I do not hate the British people but their left wing supports are always quick to dismiss all things unless...
by Ordinaryperson
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Myanmar’s anti-Islam monks see an ally in Donald Trump

Don't they know that when Trump bans Muslims he's also banning Buddhists and Hindus, because he thinks Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus are all the same?? I think the best thing to do is to let the people there or in the far east decide for themselves who they intend to support rather than telling the...
by Ordinaryperson
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?

Ordinaryperson, you may find Buddhism And Psychic Phenomena quite interesting... http://dhammaloka.org.au/donate/item/687-buddhism-and-psychic-phenomena.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ...
by Ordinaryperson
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?

Sorry Ordinary person, it is not what I meant. Those realms are not out there in a very far distance. Person who is living in a million light years away also have the same space as what you and I share (Say for the argument sake) You can experience the Brahma realms in this very human life. The sam...
by Ordinaryperson
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?

Have you read Ajahn Lee's account of these realms http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/lee/knowledge.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" o...
by Ordinaryperson
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?

Have you read Ajahn Lee's account of these realms
No, I have not.

Could you forward me the link please as I am researching on the locations of my dreams.

I think I might have visited several realms but I am not that sure.

:anjali:
by Ordinaryperson
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms?

Can someone please post links to sutras decsribing hell and other realms? I have been away from Dhamma Wheel for a while (2 to 3 years may be longer) until now. During that time I have encountered many things that appeared in my life (real) and in my dreams which were out of ordinary which I shall ...