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by SamBodhi
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1723
Views: 146608

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

revisiting this.

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with Metta,
SamBodhi
by SamBodhi
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Back to back Goenka retreats
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Back to back Goenka retreats

I am wondering, could you sit, serve, and sit sequentially? This would be a total of 30 days or thereabouts. With a total of 20 days sitting. Seems like something worth looking into if the goal is to spend as much time in retreat as possible.

with Metta,
SamBodhi
by SamBodhi
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11943
Views: 563345

Re: Word Association Game

Thought
by SamBodhi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11943
Views: 563345

Re: Word Association Game

Promote.
by SamBodhi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Welding trade
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: Welding trade

My father was a welder for the Coal Mines through much of my childhood. He provided well for us. However, they rotated shifts so he would be working at night sometimes and we wouldn't see him for up to two weeks at a time. I imagine owning your own business would eliminate that problem. with Metta, ...
by SamBodhi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11943
Views: 563345

Re: Word Association Game

Refuse.
by SamBodhi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Hello

Hello, tamin0. I have found this to be a great place of information and discussion.


with Metta,
SamBodhi
by SamBodhi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Womanizing?
Replies: 45
Views: 5602

Re: Womanizing?

Hold on Bhante, are you saying Buddhist men can freely have sex with prostitutes and still their observance of the third precept remains intact? Yes. And Buddhist women with gigolos, if they're so inclined. I think it is important here to note that Ven. Dhammanando is not saying a Buddhist man/woma...
by SamBodhi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is masturbation a lower hindrance than sex?
Replies: 15
Views: 3533

Re: is masturbation a lower hindrance than sex?

It may be worth considering that the Pratimoksha vows and punishment might be more severe because of the hindrance of result . That us to say, the result of sex is the hindrance of children... So the incentive against having sex is greater than for masturbation. On the other side, the cause is proba...
by SamBodhi
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11943
Views: 563345

Re: Word Association Game

Caveman.
by SamBodhi
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

Have you seen Jet Li's Fearless? There is a scene where his character is helping work in the rice firlds. He learns an important lesson about right effort. It might not be the best image but I would use a still from that scene, if I could find one. Here is a link to his character being awfully conte...
by SamBodhi
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist response to Terrorism
Replies: 152
Views: 12394

Re: Buddhist response to Terrorism

I remember a quote by Ajahn Bram where he said that he was very proud of response he heard from the Buddhist community after some large carvings were destroyed in Afghanistan. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamiyan I remember him saying that the response he heard was essentially, "Everyth...
by SamBodhi
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Joining retreats of different traditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Joining retreats of different traditions

I don't think this is going to confuse you too much. If the second retreat gives interviews with the teacher, you might want to tell them what you learned in the previous retreat so that you are both "on the same page" so to speak. Any difference is going to much more subtle and easy to deal with us...
by SamBodhi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders
Replies: 67
Views: 10016

Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:Those are not Haiku
Strictly speaking there are rules.
Read my notes, above....

...Although I must say
Their expression is profound
Leave them as they are....
Those are Haiku strictly speaking. I don't have time to go into it, but your rules are incorrect.
by SamBodhi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders
Replies: 67
Views: 10016

Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Becoming
Stillness awareness
Are not two.
by SamBodhi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders
Replies: 67
Views: 10016

Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Clumsy is
The mind unchecked, breathe
In, breathe out.
by SamBodhi
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Nibbana under the effect of ayahuasca
Replies: 53
Views: 4781

Re: Nibbana under the effect of ayahuasca

I think that it is important to add to this discussion the idea that it is not necessary to take Ayahuasca.

With Metta,
SamBodhi
by SamBodhi
Sun May 11, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Favorite Dhammapada Verse
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: Favorite Dhammapada Verse

Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a corrupted heart, then suffering follows you — as the wheel of the cart, the track of the ox that pulls it. Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak ...
by SamBodhi
Sat May 10, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Favorite Dhammapada Verse
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: Favorite Dhammapada Verse

I always like the first verse. This is Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translation from Access to Insight. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.intro.than.html Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a corrupted heart, then suffering fo...
by SamBodhi
Thu May 01, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1723
Views: 146608

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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