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by Mr Man
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 96
Views: 2067

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

I am a climate change sceptic. However I agree with the climate pollution which can be achieved by lower consumption. However we should consume low not to protect the climate but to escape from Samsara. I think monks who involve with climate change are influenced by Mara. Monks should guide their f...
by Mr Man
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?

Ceisiwr wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Ven. Nanananda I believe.
He is dead I believe.
by Mr Man
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1658

Re: Pope visits Thailand

pope.jpg
by Mr Man
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 2173

Re: Satva

:candle: :buddha1: :candle:
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?

So do you want to take pain killers so you can get to first jhana I would say so. I experience my pain only when I sit for meditation. Other times it is hidden due household chors. :D Well if that is the case I think you would do better by avoiding pain killers and find alternative methods to deal ...
by Mr Man
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation?

Can I take some pain killers when I do meditation? I can't get to First Jhana due to my back pain. Is it ok to take some pain killers before my meditation session? Hi SarathW So do you want to take pain killers so you can get to first jhana or do you want to take pain killers for your back pain?
by Mr Man
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 1129

Re: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)

Is this in accordance with the Buddha's teaching? Next thing is they want to be knighted by the queen. Ajahn Khemadhammo has been awarded an OBE Venerable Ajahn Khemadhammo (Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht) OBE was born in England in 1944. After training and practising as a professional actor for some year...
by Mr Man
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?

I had a discussion with a friend and he said natural sugar and the artificial sugar the same. His argument was that if both got the same atomic bond structure it is the same. I personally do not believe this, but I could not convince him. Do you agree with this? If not why you do not agree with it?...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The most influential modern theravada books written
Replies: 17
Views: 875

Re: The most influential modern theravada books written

The heart of Buddhist meditation - Ven Nyanaponika
by Mr Man
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

I read somewhere on the internet that almost all buddhism is false. That a tiny vangaurd of intellectual elites and their followers within the past 40 have revived the True Esoteric message of the Buddha. Discuss. :popcorn: True and false are not relevant quantifiers for Buddhism. https://dhammawik...
by Mr Man
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "chinese Whispers"
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: "chinese Whispers"

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:49 am
translation is also interpretation, by whoever translates

perhaps they understand, perhaps not
:that is the question.
by Mr Man
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The mindfulness conspiracy
Replies: 19
Views: 1091

Re: The mindfulness conspiracy

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/14/the-mindfulness-conspiracy-capitalist-spirituality It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism. By Ronald Purser :spy: The Guardian has pri...
by Mr Man
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 1578

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

Anyway, the topic of this thread is semi-legal at best, and there is no hope to actually discuss it in proper depth without venturing into the illegal or otherwise problematic. Well, I personally have always been reclusive since I became a Buddhist therefore I don’t have any compelling experience o...
by Mr Man
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 1578

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

From my own limited observations, men tend to think about their problems more objectively, i.e to analyze how legitimate their feelings are, so how they feel is not the center of their attention but how justified/rational that feeling is. Women on the other hand, tend to approach their problems mor...