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by Alobha
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Alobha!
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Happy Birthday Alobha!

Thank you everyone :) I had a very peaceful birthday. Time passes by so fast. Ah well. :D
by Alobha
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Help the Bhikkhunis Purchase a Monastery
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Help the Bhikkhunis Purchase a Monastery

For people outside the US, the payment options are very limited on the Indiegogo campaign. The Dhammadharini Vihara also offers Paypal as a donation method on their website, see here if you look for a method other than VISA card or american express.
by Alobha
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Looking for specific Sutta
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Looking for specific Sutta

Hey all, I'm looking for a specific sutta but can't seem to find it anymore. In it, the Buddha said something along the lines that if people wouldn't have already believed in celestial beings etc, he would have not taught about them. But because people already believed in them, he taught about it. P...
by Alobha
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If the Thai Forest Tradition is the one you "follow", then why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2325

Re: If the Thai Forest Tradition is the one you "follow", then why?

I am inspired by their adherence to the monastic code, their focus on meditation, and their forest-dwelling practices. Those are the reasons why I'm more into the Thai Forest Tradition than into other schools or branches or general: they live as closely to the Buddha's teachings as they can. Person...
by Alobha
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Hello!

Welcome Cathy :smile:
by Alobha
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Hello

Welcome :)
by Alobha
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: meditation late at night
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: meditation late at night

I think that's the best way to go:
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I wouldn't recommend Option C with this in mind.
by Alobha
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Death of an old friend
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Death of an old friend

:candle:

:anjali:
by Alobha
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New moderator: SDC
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: New moderator: SDC

SDC :twothumbsup:
by Alobha
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Khamma of Trolling
Replies: 2
Views: 480

The Khamma of Trolling

Heya everybody There's quite an interesting story on Kotaku where 10 former internet trolls talk about their lifes , why they trolled and harassed people and why they quit. If you're interested in the Khamma of Trolling, this might be really interesting and helpful. It's a good lesson in wholesome a...
by Alobha
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 79880

Re: Why one meal a day?

If you read up on anthropology, you will find out that our ancestors, for many millions of years, lived probably eating only one meal a day—sometimes nothing at all for many days, when food was scarce. We have biologically evolved to live in such a way. Studies have been conducted about intermitten...
by Alobha
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have Theravadin traditions engaged with scientists?
Replies: 23
Views: 2064

Re: Have Theravadin traditions engaged with scientists?

Hi Alobha, I don't have an issue with the points you raised with me. In fact, I don't think we disagree substantially. I'm not a fan of clinicians using Satipatthana or Satipatthana derived secular practices for relaxation or this or that treatment. The appropriation of meditation by science and ps...
by Alobha
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have Theravadin traditions engaged with scientists?
Replies: 23
Views: 2064

Re: Have Theravadin traditions engaged with scientists?

It's the scientists who need to examine their own brains by meditating seriously using the Satipaṭṭhāna method for a few weeks or months. Then they will understand what the benefits are. I agree, but unfortunately this will not be enough to convince clinics and governments to train therapists in te...
by Alobha
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Purpose of meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Purpose of meditation

Hi there, new member here. :anjali: I am interested in Buddhism - concepts like dukkha, impermanence etc. - make sense to me. But I am no fan of meditation in the strict, disciplined sense. So my question is, did Buddha mean something else by meditation (like simply reminding oneself that all this ...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 79880

Re: Moderation in eating: Social eating

If you have trust enough in this people you can just tell them that you are trying to eat only until 12 and that you would appreciate their help. Good point. I'm not very confident that people will understand or accept what i'm doing but I may try that nontheless. Don't be so attached to a routine....
by Alobha
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 79880

Moderation in eating: Social eating

Heya, I've tried for a while to be more moderate in eating without any breakthrough so far. Whenever I have a good run and get into a good routine of eating healthy, what usually happens that occasions out of my control screw the routine in a very bad way. Examples: Example A: A friend comes by in t...
by Alobha
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Best careers/jobs for good kammic cultivation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: Best careers/jobs for good kammic cultivation?

Any job describe as Samma Ajiva. The fifth of the Eightfold Path; right life, abstaining from any of the forbidden modes of living. Five kinds of livelihood are discouraged : trading in animals for slaughter, dealing in weapons, dealing in slaves, dealing in poison and dealing in intoxicants. http:...
by Alobha
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 15
Views: 15712

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

Great job Mike! :anjali:
by Alobha
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Are any of the Theravāda teachings considered esoteric?
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

Re: Are any of the Theravāda teachings considered esoteric?

As the Buddha himself put it: "These three things, monks, are conducted in secret, not openly. What three? Affairs with women, the mantras of the brahmins. and wrong view. "But these three things, monks, shine openly, not in secret. What three? The moon, the sun, and the Dhamma and Discipline procla...