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by Dhammabodhi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Luang Por Liem in India
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Luang Por Liem in India

Thanks!

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by Dhammabodhi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Luang Por Liem in India
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Luang Por Liem in India

How beautiful! I didn't know there was a Thai Forest center in Delhi.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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by Dhammabodhi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kabir
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Kabir

Glad you liked it!

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by Dhammabodhi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kabir
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Kabir

Kabir (Hindi: कबीर, IAST: Kabīr) was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet, Sufi and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib. He was born and raised by a Muslim family. He was nonetheless strongly influenced by his te...
by Dhammabodhi
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Ruth Denison documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Ruth Denison documentary

Such a beautiful documentary! Thanks so much for sharing! :heart:

Near the end, it seems that Ruth is saying her final goodbye when almost everyone starts crying. Was it really close to the time of her passing?

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by Dhammabodhi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

In the Jain tradition, there is the ritual fasting called Sallekhana , aiming for a restraining of the mind and body, eventually leading to death. This is controversial though not considered suicide in this tradition, and its validity has been legally upheld by the Supreme Court of India. So unless ...
by Dhammabodhi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Nature is stranger than we can imagine
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: Nature is stranger than we can imagine

Tragic death, which could have been avoided.

Compare with this though:

by Dhammabodhi
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

FYI, it may interest you that many Goenka centers run Satipaṭṭhāna courses: Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which th...
by Dhammabodhi
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cult of vipassanā?
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: cult of vipassanā?

As someone who has experience of practicing in the Goenka tradition- I can say with 100% certainty that it is NOT a cult. What you perceive as cultish behaviour is a few over-zealous practitioners who haven't understood Goenkaji's message (e.g. it is explicitly warned in courses not to preach others...
by Dhammabodhi
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Experience with Vipassana
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: Experience with Vipassana

Hi Matija, There are scores of such talks available on youtube now. Here's a couple of them to start you off, you can explore these youtube channels on your own for more such talks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfZQLS0ZeYM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGaBKmxiaGs&t=132s https://www.youtube.com...
by Dhammabodhi
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Experience with Vipassana
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: Experience with Vipassana

Thanks for sharing your experience- well-written and quite funny at times! Now there are many Q&A talks of Goenkaji available on youtube- check them out if you wish; sometimes it helps clear out doubts, other times it gives inspiration to continue practicing! May you find great peace and happiness! ...
by Dhammabodhi
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: 12th grade Topper renounces world
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: 12th grade Topper renounces world

Hi Sarath, Rather than focusing on whether he's on the "right path" or not, from what I read- it seems that he genuinely sees the futility of seeking happiness in material possessions and chose to embark on an inner journey to find peace and happiness- and I rejoice on this fact alone. How many peop...
by Dhammabodhi
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: 12th grade Topper renounces world
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

12th grade Topper renounces world

This story came up in the news a few days ago about a young man who topped the school leaving exams deciding to renounce the world to seek inner peace and happiness: Gujarat class 12 topper Varshil Shah set to become a Jain monk Varshil, whose father is a government servant, emerged as one of the to...
by Dhammabodhi
Wed May 03, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: supernormal powers
Replies: 68
Views: 4751

Re: supernormal powers

This video reminded me of R111's experience with the leg-grabbing spirit. I make no claims of the veracity of the video! :popcorn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxVr5kue14A

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by Dhammabodhi
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meditative Experiences of a Himalayan Yogi
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Meditative Experiences of a Himalayan Yogi

The following is a descriptive article by Om Swami on the experiences he had, practising and meditating alone deep in the Himalayas. An excerpt: What happens when you churn milk? It turns into butter and once done, it never goes back to being milk. If milk can stay for a few days before going sour, ...