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by BKh
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline—Epub, Kindle
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline—Epub, Kindle

A new item for your summer reading list... Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline , translated by I. B. Horner https://readingfaithfully.org/buddhist-stories-from-the-khandhakas-selections-from-the-book-of-the-discipline-epub-kindle/ From the Preface: The Vi...
by BKh
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 34
Views: 1243

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Na Uyana food is so good that I've heard of monks staying there just for that. I hope they will graduate to the next level one day. :popcorn: I honestly think you are misinterpreting the situation. It is important for people to understand how much digestion problems can impact a foreigner's decisio...
by BKh
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Facebook page for ReadingFaithfully.org
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: New Facebook page for ReadingFaithfully.org

Now there is also a facebook group called, not surprisingly, Faithful Readers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/218362938768640/

There is a link in the group description pointing to Dhammawheel.
by BKh
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Strong aversion against blue veins
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Strong aversion against blue veins

I therefore started to continue looking at them until my feeling of aversion has grown weaker. This technique is called exposure therapy. It is possible to do on your own, but having someone trained in it can be helpful. The effectiveness rests on being exposed to the trigger until the negative rea...
by BKh
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Printable checklist for Bhikkhu Bodhi's Thematic Guide to the Aṅguttara Nikaya
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Printable checklist for Bhikkhu Bodhi's Thematic Guide to the Aṅguttara Nikaya

So this page now has a printable checklist of Bhikkhu Bodhi's Thematic Guide to the Aṅguttara Nikāya: https://readingfaithfully.org/bhikkhu-bodhis-thematic-guide-to-the-anguttara-nikaya-linked-to-bhikkhu-sujatos-translations/ It is in Letter and A4, both as full pages (easier for printing) and bookl...
by BKh
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Sure, count me in.
Great! Let me know if you have any problems signing up.
by BKh
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is merit?
Replies: 30
Views: 393

Re: What is merit?

Merit is another word for happiness, according to the Buddha... https://suttacentral.net/iti22/en/ireland “Bhikkhus, do not fear meritorious deeds. This is an expression denoting happiness, what is desirable, wished for, dear and agreeable, that is, ‘meritorious deeds.’ For I know full well, bhikkhu...
by BKh
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

For a while I've been looking for a website that would let a group of people have a reading goal/project together and let them track their reading. I think I have finally found a good one and am seeking voluteers to help give it a test run. The goal for this test run is to read 1 chapter a day from ...
by BKh
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nature and the Environment in Early Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Nature and the Environment in Early Buddhism

Here is a facinating book by Bhante S. Dhammika that came out back in 2015: Nature and the Environment in Early Buddhism https://www.bhantedhammika.net/nature-and-the-environment It is a dictionary/encyclopedia of all the plants and animals found in the Sutta and Vinaya Pitaka. It starts out with an...
by BKh
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New Facebook page for ReadingFaithfully.org
Replies: 2
Views: 117

New Facebook page for ReadingFaithfully.org

There is now a Facebook page for ReadingFaithfully.org here:

https://www.facebook.com/readingfaithfully/

If you aren't on facebook (good for you!!) you can read the page in the right sidebar of any readingfaithfully.org page.
by BKh
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Overcoming Fear of Death
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Overcoming Fear of Death

Ajahn Thanissaro has a great anthology on old age, sickness and death called Beyond Coping . You can download it as an ebook here: https://www.dhammatalks.org/ebook_index.html#beyond_coping You may also be able to find a copy in your local monastery's library. The best way to absorb the truth of the...
by BKh
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth

I realize now I should have just included screen shots of the charts in the post. Here goes...
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