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by Dhammabodhi
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Lullaby hymn of Queen Madālasā
Replies: 0
Views: 56

The Lullaby hymn of Queen Madālasā

Hello all, This is a beautiful Sanskrit composition from the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, in which Queen Madālasā sings a song to her son to stop him from crying. The rendition is perfect. The video was commissioned by the School of Practical Philosophy in Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDd3iupKUy...
by Dhammabodhi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Uganda Buddhist Center
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Uganda Buddhist Center

I met him randomly during a visit to a German monastery where I'd actually gone to meet Ajahn Brahm. He asked me how my life was going, and I told him that my job and financial situation is not secured and that I didn't know what the future holds. He said (I paraphrase), "Life would be really boring...
by Dhammabodhi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

This thread is quite interesting, I did not know such a thing as PBE existed. More interesting is to read the comments on the youtube video, so many people seem to have had similar memories/experiences. Quite intriguing. In the end, however, these memories do not help in reducing dukkha from our liv...
by Dhammabodhi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Sorry for being off-topic, but this right here is gold. :hug: :twothumbsup: I looked again and you are right, you did not say that guides force us here. I did not read carefully what you wrote the first time and so I misrepresented what you said. Please accept my sincere apology for having misrepres...
by Dhammabodhi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Luang Por Liem in India
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Luang Por Liem in India

Thanks!

:anjali:
by Dhammabodhi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Luang Por Liem in India
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Luang Por Liem in India

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

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

:anjali:
by Dhammabodhi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kabir
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Kabir

Glad you liked it!

:anjali:
by Dhammabodhi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kabir
Replies: 3
Views: 179

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: 632

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?

:anjali:
by Dhammabodhi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.
Replies: 7
Views: 380

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: 775

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: 492

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: 758

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: 1666

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: 1666

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! ...