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by Thaibebop
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols
Replies: 96
Views: 16537

Re: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols

Buddhists March in Bangkok to Speak Out to the World to Stop Disrespecting Buddha The KnowingBuddha Foundation is preparing a major march in Bangkok on 30 June, to show their respect for Buddha and to show how so many are disrespecting Buddha. http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/6/prweb9635673....
by Thaibebop
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols
Replies: 96
Views: 16537

Re: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols

I am relaying on my memory but I believe there is a allegory in Buddhist literature about luring children out of a burning house who refuse to leave. The parent offers them toys, I think, even though there are none and that tricks them out of the house. That would be the Lotus Sutra. Ah, thank you....
by Thaibebop
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols
Replies: 96
Views: 16537

Re: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols

I am relaying on my memory but I believe there is a allegory in Buddhist literature about luring children out of a burning house who refuse to leave. The parent offers them toys, I think, even though there are none and that tricks them out of the house. Now, one might argue that the parent lied, but...
by Thaibebop
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols
Replies: 96
Views: 16537

Re: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols

http://www.dhammawiki.com/images/6/6e/Lasvegas2.JPG Tao night club, Las Vegas https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdFG0IY4kjNLw0pQDLqr40kXAaYoTis7hQGmxfFAP8wOsKHPlt Little Buddha, Las Vegas http://www.dhammawiki.com/images/8/81/Brahma.JPG Brahma-deva in front of Caesers Palace, Las...
by Thaibebop
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Online Yoga
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Online Yoga

There are plenty of yoga videos in the following website, on individual postures or classes. I quite like it so would recommend (and it's free!) : http://www.doyogawithme.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; However, I would also recommend that you read about the postures - technique...
by Thaibebop
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ray Bradbury August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Ray Bradbury August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

This was saddening to me. I have always felt that science fiction was important as it made readers think, sometimes outside their comfort zones. I don't know if the science fiction of today, so driven by hollywood action and adventure has the same philosophical bent that masters of the genre like Br...
by Thaibebop
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Logical Sacrifice?
Replies: 49
Views: 4877

Re: A Logical Sacrifice?

[The Blessed One said:] "Equal I am, or better, of less degree": All such idle fancies lead to strife, Who's unmoved by all these three conceits Such vain distinctions leaves unmade.[17] This something I think many tend to forget. It seems we always strive not to think better of ourselves, but neve...
by Thaibebop
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Logical Sacrifice?
Replies: 49
Views: 4877

Re: A Logical Sacrifice?

I was taught that before one is truly ready to let go of the self ("egoless mind") one's got to develop a healthy functioning and well-adjusted self. It seems that a lot of people have difficulty with the notion that cultivation proceeds in stages. Before worrying about jhanas and anatta, it's impo...
by Thaibebop
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Logical Sacrifice?
Replies: 49
Views: 4877

Re: A Logical Sacrifice?

Hi Thaibebop, I am neither a husband, nor a father, but what comes to my mind is that you (if I were asked) pack up the family and book it to Thailand...family, being what it is here, would most definitely make your wife happier...no question...and you having a sheepskin would make finding work no ...
by Thaibebop
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Logical Sacrifice?
Replies: 49
Views: 4877

Re: A Logical Sacrifice?

Dear Thaibebop, I know this thread is old now, I would just like to add my little bit on top of all the good advice that other people gave here. Please remember that if you can feed your family and teach your kids good moral values, you are in the upper half of the Daddies on this Earth. You might ...
by Thaibebop
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Online Yoga
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Online Yoga

Well online yoga is getting famous due to economic situations. Many people suffer from shortage of funds. It is a good idea to do yoga at home through online. You can do this by purchasing DVD's or by you-tube web site. When you start it you have to decide a time period like 30 mints or 40 mints da...
by Thaibebop
Tue May 15, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Online Yoga
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Online Yoga

Wow, thank you all for the recommendations. I am eager to get into a full workout. I have just been doing what I can remember from the classes I took, but I feel I might be doing some of those wrong. This is a great start to developing further!
:namaste:
by Thaibebop
Mon May 14, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Online Yoga
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Online Yoga

I have done Yoga a couple times before, in class situations, but right now I am lacking in funds. I thought about getting started again with a dvd, but I am not sure what to select and again price is a concern. I don't want to spend so much money and get a dvd that I can't follow. So, I thought I wo...
by Thaibebop
Sun May 13, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Secret Lives of Losers
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: The Secret Lives of Losers

Hi Thaibebop I think you'll find that, if your society is anything like Australian society - the current form of social pariah in popular consciousness comes in the form of smokers, alcoholics, the drug-addicted, and the obese. I am sure amongst them you will find they are just like the rest of us ...
by Thaibebop
Sun May 13, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Secret Lives of Losers
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: The Secret Lives of Losers

The kindest person I know is an authentic hermit who lives alone in the rough wilderness not very far from here. He's very tall and thin with that patrician British air about him. I met the man fifteen years ago, long before he decided to completely abandon human-kind. When I met him he'd recently ...
by Thaibebop
Sun May 13, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Secret Lives of Losers
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: The Secret Lives of Losers

Not quite what I meant. I want to tell stories of people that society deems worthless but show their hidden value to either society or to other individuals. I am not trying to show a hidden pain, but beauty.
by Thaibebop
Sat May 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Secret Lives of Losers
Replies: 6
Views: 698

The Secret Lives of Losers

Hello, Some might have remembered that I was curious over the problem of the need to create and the ego that drives it. Well, I have resolved to try to let the creative happen and am asking for your help in this endeavor. I trust this community to understand what I am looking for and to treat this w...
by Thaibebop
Thu May 03, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Training the Emotional Brain An Interview with Richard J. Da
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Training the Emotional Brain An Interview with Richard J. Da

This is a blog from Sam Harris who interviewed Richard J. Davidson about his new book, Training the Emotional Brain . I am going to find a copy and read this myself and thought other here might enjoy it as well. What he discusses is pretty well know to everyone here, that mediation works, but he is ...
by Thaibebop
Thu May 03, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism's effect on the Will
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Buddhism's effect on the Will

Sorry ,it took me so long to post back. It seems again most here are right and in agreement. It seems I have been thinking about this all wrong. This is good news, I just need to start changing what I think when I try to create something. Again, thank you all for commenting. I have no other perspect...
by Thaibebop
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism's effect on the Will
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Buddhism's effect on the Will

I feel like you have a very good point and one that applies, but I am concerned, I think, more about the desire than the ego that could drive it. I want to be recognized in the same ways that I mentioned in the first post. This bothers me. Why am I not happy? Why seek such attention? Thus, I conclu...