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by Claudia
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The world will end (again) on Friday night
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: The world will end (again) on Friday night

If this also would be the end of my Samsara, I would really appreciate it. :thumbsup:
by Claudia
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thoughts on jesus
Replies: 24
Views: 4008

Re: thoughts on jesus

To me, Jesus seemed to be a great teacher - especially in loving kindness.
by Claudia
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against ..
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: Honoring your parents and at the same time going against ..

Venerating and helping and loving parents doesn't mean that you have to do everything what they say That's how I think, too. My parents both had a lot of problems, my mother was depressive, my father neurotic and violent and even though I dedicated my life to the dhamma, in retrospect it was good t...
by Claudia
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "Samsaro"
Replies: 1
Views: 417

"Samsaro"

Dear friends, yesterday, I attended with one of the mothers I work for, a talk about young refugees. We watched a movie about a young man who reported about his escape in a crowded container and how he experienced the death of another refugee there. The most disconcerting report was told by a social...
by Claudia
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there any girls on this forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: Are there any girls on this forum?

I am a woman, too...... :D
by Claudia
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Understanding the fourth precept
Replies: 405
Views: 15943

Re: Is it ever O.K. to lie?

I take my vows (Silas) very, very seriously and I really try to keep them strictly. But if it ever would happen, that a Neo-Nazi would stand in front of my door and ask if my african adopted daughter or my african and disabled foster daughter is here, I definitly would lie and say "no" to protect my...
by Claudia
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The train morality problem
Replies: 108
Views: 16309

Re: The train morality problem

Frankly I think, I would become so desperated and overchallengend that I would become completely incabable of action and getting a mental breakdown.
No matter how much I am trained to act in challenging situations - this situation would freeze me.
by Claudia
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Metta Sutta, why so important?
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: The Metta Sutta, why so important?

This matter is touching me, although I don't have a direct answer, but I like to write why the Metty Sutta is maybe the most important Sutta to me. Before I start with my meditation, I often recite the Metta Sutta (translation by Sharon Salzberg) and it helps to open my heart. Depending on my own mo...
by Claudia
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 5481

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

At the moment, the question on justice seems to overstrain me a little. For many years, I worked for an international Human Rights Organisation and I still volunteer at the refugee council. I made many experiences, I experienced many times that sometimes I felt to be on my limit of tolerance and whe...
by Claudia
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 5481

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Additional, another thing came up into my mind. I asked myself: "What would the Buddha say about this?" (A friend of mine gave this inspiration to me - once he said: "When you have doubts and when you have to find answers: just think about: what would the Buddha do?") So I thought about, if the Budd...
by Claudia
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 5481

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

I had intended the discussion to revolve around a Buddhist response to a monk acting in this way. The Muslim component is quite beside the point, and the emerging tit-for-tat mentality in some posts is quite embarrassing. I also think, that "tit-for-tat" is not the right way ( I wanted to write som...
by Claudia
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine
Replies: 54
Views: 5481

Re: Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine

Although Muslims have destroyed countless great monuments in Buddhism but there is no need to destroy their shrine.
I agree with you. At the moment I feel confused, because that's not the way how I understand the Dhamma.
May they be able to find a peacful way and dialogue to solve the problems.
by Claudia
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Going to temple
Replies: 18
Views: 1370

Re: Going to temple

To me it is always very special when I go to the temple and see my teacher there.
After a visit at the temple, I always feel inspired and it confirms my confidence. I feel so happy that we have a temple not too far away from us.
by Claudia
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where were you on 9-11?
Replies: 23
Views: 1977

Re: Where were you on 9-11?

I also remember this day very well. On this day (I was 31 years then), I did a little job in a jewellry store, a long time before I started social working. I remembert that this day started very relaxed and I went with a sunshiny feeling to work, because I always enjoy to work. As far as I remember,...
by Claudia
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: the earth shook
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: the earth shook

I am glad to read that you are all right.
The news hit me: I had been so many, many, many times in Washington DC and I was really glad to read in Facebook that friends of us are doing fine.