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by Demarous
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Finding time in my hectic life!
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Finding time in my hectic life!

i will try and do this, the early meditation and helping others.
:bow:

Metta.

Demarous.
by Demarous
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Finding time in my hectic life!
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Finding time in my hectic life!

You're so right, its so easy to get caught up and taken away by the stresses and strains of everyday life, it really is back to basics, taking in the things that we take for granted. I shall try and be more observant! :thinking:

Thank you so much for your opinions. :bow:

Metta,

Demarous.
by Demarous
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Finding time in my hectic life!
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Finding time in my hectic life!

Hi all, been very busy recently and not had much time to get on the computer much! I'm finding it very difficult to relax recently, i get agitated that i don't get time to meditate very often and get to my local monastery. Is there any way or suggestions that i can motivate myself more as i know ho...
by Demarous
Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: "dissattachment" is and what it entails...
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: "dissattachment" is and what it entails...

Thank you all for your input into this subject, it has made alot of sense!

Metta,

Demarous.

:bow:
by Demarous
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has anyone heard of....???
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Re: Has anyone heard of....???

Phew!...I know everyone has the right to believe whatever they want....but....there really are some fruits out there!!!!! :jumping:

Metta,
Demarous.
by Demarous
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has anyone heard of....???
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Re: Has anyone heard of....???

Now that....is Amusing!!! :jumping:
by Demarous
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has anyone heard of....???
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Re: Has anyone heard of....???

I thought it sounded a little cult like at first! So definately not a new school of buddhism then!?

Metta,
Demarous.
by Demarous
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has anyone heard of....???
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Has anyone heard of....???

An old friend of mine got back in contact with me the other day, we were chatting and Buddhism came up. She said that she has been going to a retreat in Worthing, West Sussex, well.. she said "Have come across the Brahma Kumaris? They are a worldwide organisation, with a retreat here in worthing. T...
by Demarous
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How cool is sushi!
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: How cool is sushi!

The first and last time i had sushi....i was very sick :jawdrop: .....Never again!!!!!

Now pot noodle...THATS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!! :woohoo:

(I am of course joking...but not really!)

Metta,
Demarous.
by Demarous
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tattoos, help or hindrance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Tattoos, help or hindrance?

I remember we had a discussion on tattoo's a while ago, and as it is not a problem even if the Sangha are allowed tattoos, whatever they be, related or not, they are not a problem. I can see the help that 'reminder' tattoo's can give, for instance if you are getting angry, a buddha reminder on you a...
by Demarous
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Middle ground.
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Middle ground.

Thanks very much, i'm glad you can see my intension is good. :smile: I'd be interested to hear if anyone thinks it would be a bad idea and why??? To get the other view, if anyone feels that way of course, to which i will take no offense personally. Well if any of you ever go on facebook, i have jus...
by Demarous
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Middle ground.
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Middle ground.

My aim would not to promote the different schools as such,as i definitely do not know nearly enough about any school to do that, just to grab some more attention towards buddhism in general then let people decide what way, school they want to follow by giving them links, like to this and Dharma whe...
by Demarous
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teaching Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Teaching Kids

My six year old boy is fascinated when he see's me meditating sometimes and having conversations with my wife on Buddhist related topics. So i have told him the basics of Kamma, in the aspect that if they are rude it will not only hurt others feelings, but make them feel bad for hurting them too, a...
by Demarous
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Middle ground.
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Middle ground.

To be honest, until i was sue of what "nonattachment" :bow: meant, i was not sure whether i was definately of the Theravada way, but i am now sure ! Thats good to know, i am hoping to make people more aware of buddhism, in all of its traditions / schools, using Facebook. I was thinking of using a n...
by Demarous
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Middle ground.
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Middle ground.

By support, i mean to financially support and promote the awareness of!

Metta,
Demarous.
by Demarous
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: "dissattachment" is and what it entails...
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: "dissattachment" is and what it entails...

Thanks Ben, that has helped alot,

So the dissattachment, is the removal of needing and clinging, to realise the cycle of life where everything is inpermanent, and to accept that???
Is that right?

Metta,
Demarous.
by Demarous
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: "dissattachment" is and what it entails...
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

"dissattachment" is and what it entails...

With regards to Dissattachment, what does it actually mean? My conception of it i believe is wrong, and the only thing holding me back from committing to Theravada fully as my path. Everything else seems to work and sit well with me but this word Dissattachment and disspassion, as a family man, con...
by Demarous
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Middle ground.
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Middle ground.

I'm not that clued up on this, hence asking.
Is it possible for a lay follower to support both Theravada and Mahayana?
Would it be frowned upon by either of the traditions?

Metta,
Demarous.
by Demarous
Mon May 18, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Trouble settling...
Replies: 21
Views: 4244

Re: Trouble settling...

Thank you for your advice, :bow:
so am i still to go back to focusing on my breath when i recognise i am thinking, hearing distracting sounds etc?
metta,
Demarous
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