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by thaijeppe
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Thailand
Replies: 82
Views: 42391

Re: Ordination in Thailand

Maybe it would be good advice not to travel to Thailand during the Rains Retreat (vassa) from 2 AUG to 30 OCT 2014 as most monasteries will be full and busy. After the Rains Retreat the monasteries will return to normal and resident monks will have more time to talk to visitors. Just to get the righ...
by thaijeppe
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco
Replies: 70
Views: 9632

Re: seven days with zero tobacco

Good job so far Manas If you can stop for 7 days you can stop forever. Don't start after the 7 days. I stop smoking 16 month ago and I can tell you the first days are the worst and then it slowly fade away, today I never think of it, and I feel as I haver never smoked. Just keep up the good work, yo...
by thaijeppe
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Happy Birthday thaijeppe, forestmat, zavk!!!

Thank you very much

:anjali:
Jeppe
by thaijeppe
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Attachments
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Re: Attachments

:goodpost:
Well said
:anjali:
jeppe
by thaijeppe
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhadasa talks
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Buddhadasa talks

For you my friend

http://www.suanmokkh.org/audio_01.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Jeppe
by thaijeppe
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Solitude
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Solitude

What is meant by solitude in Buddhism? Cittasantos explanation is eminent How important is solitude to practice? Solitude is an important part of the practice, in the beginning it is proberly difficult for most, but when you develop your pratice it becomes rather natural. Also when you practise med...
by thaijeppe
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...
Replies: 23
Views: 3928

Re: Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...

Hello everyone. I totally support the current politic, and I think all Mods do a very good job, compared to many other boards, Dhammawheel is always a pleasent place to be, so let us keep it that way. I have also had post deleted, but I don't mind, it is not a big deal, and the idea with a "trashcan...
by thaijeppe
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Next life and the Buddhist path
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: Next life and the Buddhist path

digity wrote I'm constantly evaluating my inner world to see if it's becoming more clear and refined. In some areas it is and in other areas it continues to be a mess. There's certain aspects of my personality, which I feel will always be flawed...like my anxiety...and I wonder if I'll ever experie...
by thaijeppe
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Next life and the Buddhist path
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: Next life and the Buddhist path

Hi Digity Don't worry, just practise. If you practise deligently and continously, develop Sila,Samadhi and Panna to the best of your abbilities, then you are on the path and the possibilities about what will happen in the future are good, that is the whole idea of the path. Remember don't use time o...
by thaijeppe
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism vs Everyday Life..
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Buddhism vs Everyday Life..

My plan is to practice law in order to help people and to raise a family. But now I feel like that is desire and therefore wrong Remember in English we have only the word desire and therefore it is rather problematic. In Pali we have Tanha, unwholesome desire-craving. And we have Chanda, wholesome ...
by thaijeppe
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How important is keeping Precepts?
Replies: 18
Views: 2944

Re: How important is keeping Precepts?

:goodpost: For me, the precepts are the foundation. When I keep the precepts I feel happy. When I feel happy I am relaxed. When I am relaxed I concentrate easily. When I concentrate easily I meditate better. When I meditate better, I am a little closer to nibbanna. Totally agree Sila is the cornerst...
by thaijeppe
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Any Theravada branches compatible with annihilationism?
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Any Theravada branches compatible with annihilationism?

Hello Are there any branches of Theravada, no matter how modern or unorthodox, where holding this belief is acceptable, or am I just plain not a Buddhist? I can't pretend to be agnostic on this issue - cessation of the mind at death is a core belief for me. The answer to your question is clearly no ...
by thaijeppe
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana experience
Replies: 20
Views: 4354

Re: Jhana experience

The book is Mindfulness in plain English

http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/mindfuln ... nglish.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali: jeppe
by thaijeppe
Wed May 09, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 10383

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

@manas, Agreed. Trying to crush the craving for sensual pleasure is difficult/exhausting because we have not fully penetrated things as they really are. It's like a hostile companion or even Gollum for the reason that it follows you even when you don't see or sense it. Most times, it follows you whe...
by thaijeppe
Sat May 05, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Words & Understanding
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Words & Understanding

Hello Why do you want to put it into words? From what I get from your post, you understand it, but are unable to put words on the experince, that is fine, the important thing is for you to understand it. Many times if we try to put words on our experinces, especially meditation experinces, we only c...