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by Doshin
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First Noble truth
Replies: 18
Views: 1134

Re: First Noble truth

indian_buddhist wrote:1. There is Suffering in Life

or

2. Entire life is Suffering except when you are in Nibbana?.
IMHO:
3. There is suffering

If you expand it by the three aspects, it is:
- there is suffering, dukkha
- dukkha should be understood
- dukkha has been understood.

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Doshin
by Doshin
Tue May 13, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 576027

Re: Word Association Game

Tie
by Doshin
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why seventh precept split in to two?
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Why seventh precept split in to two?

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:
...What is the source of your first example of the 8 precepts?
Both examples are copy/paste from the wikipedia page.

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by Doshin
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Days 2014 United Kingdom
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: Uposatha Days 2014 United Kingdom

waterchan wrote:Hello Bhante Pesala or anyone else,

Does anyone have a link to a calendar for 2014 Uposatha days?
http://forestsangha.org/calendar/

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by Doshin
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving to beggars
Replies: 20
Views: 2941

Re: Giving to beggars

To me it sounds like you have a tough time, letting go of your money(/donation), after you have given it to somebody else ? To me it sounds like you've decided to judge my motivation without even knowing me. Yes, I admit it could seem like that, when quoted without the context, I commented on. Yes ...
by Doshin
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving to beggars
Replies: 20
Views: 2941

Re: Giving to beggars

Some of the beggars here in the UK aren't always genuine. Here's an example: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/facing-jail-professional-beggar-who-fleeced-the-public-but-lived-in-300000-house-8704984.html A very poor looking woman with no teeth used to ask people for money outside a supermarket ...
by Doshin
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Abusing the Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Abusing the Buddha

I don't consider "a good starting-point to work on" being the same as "just be silent and not think of it any further". What I tried to hint on, was that ones feeling offended, might have an internal root within one self; and one would have to peel of one layer of the onion, to get closer to the ca...
by Doshin
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Abusing the Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Abusing the Buddha

I think that the feeling identified with Buddhism, is a good starting-point to work on ; does one have his/her own view, or does on have the "Buddhist" view. What do you mean? That since one might not have the right understanding of the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha yet, that therefore, when one sees ...
by Doshin
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Abusing the Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Abusing the Buddha

Take what ? They are offending Buddhism, not you. Depends on how much one identifies with Buddhism or being part of it or considers it relevant. I think that the feeling identified with Buddhism, is a good starting-point to work on; does one have his/her own view, or does on have the "Buddhist" vie...
by Doshin
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Abusing the Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Abusing the Buddha

I really don't see it as an issue. It seems like an issue inasmuch that under the name of Buddhism, they are teaching and doing things that don't seem to be Buddhist. When one sees others abusing Buddhism - or at least it seems like they are abusing Buddhism ... What they produce is "abused Buddhis...
by Doshin
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Abusing the Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Abusing the Buddha

For those who don't wish to search for it: Abusing the Buddha is the article. It seems to be discussing the phenomenon of mindfulness being applied to achieve worldly goals apart from the eightfold path. Please correct if I'm wrong, but the picture in the article, I dont' think the figure in the ph...
by Doshin
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: list of all theravada monk vows
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: list of all theravada monk vows

The Buddhist Monastic Code is a good reference with the full set of vows and details about how they are interpreted according to the commentarial tradition. ... Your (deep) link is only to Volume I. A better link would be, where you can see what you download, and notice Volume II: http://www.access...
by Doshin
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: does the "practice" help you in worldly tasks?
Replies: 33
Views: 1863

Re: does the "practice" help you in worldly tasks?

but someone gains health in return for the money If they don't have(/pay) money they wouldn't get better "health". Is that an ideal/good situation ? Can/should a doctor refuse to help people in medical need, if he does not get any money ? Yes our society depends on money to measure wealth, and mone...
by Doshin
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: does the "practice" help you in worldly tasks?
Replies: 33
Views: 1863

Re: does the "practice" help you in worldly tasks?

David N. Snyder wrote:
lyndon taylor wrote:I think he's talking about making money at other people's expense, I don't know about Israel but that's almost the only way to make lots of money in America.
Only way? ...
How can one get more money, without somebody else end up with fewer money, as a consequence ?

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by Doshin
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shouldn't lay Buddhists be very successful ?
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: Shouldn't lay Buddhists be very successful ?

Is there such work, that never is good for anything ? yeah i wont work for my boss to get more money so he can go party ... That would (probably) make your boss happy, wouldn't that be nice (being nice to others) ? - but i will work for my family - i wont work for the sake of working - its time was...
by Doshin
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shouldn't lay Buddhists be very successful ?
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: Shouldn't lay Buddhists be very successful ?

I think of the buddhist path, as one where you let go of things, not one where you get more (things/status). Generally I think your thread/theme is based on comparing one (self) to others, i.e. am I being better, worse or equal to others. As far as I see that is a conceit, and I don't think it is a ...
by Doshin
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shouldn't lay Buddhists be very successful ?
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: Shouldn't lay Buddhists be very successful ?

... if someone works to feed his family wont the will and effort to earn more money be wholsome and same : he also develops good-will and also works toward money so he can help others ? Can money satisfy all needs within ones family ? Could you swap a father, for a steady stream of money ? I think ...
by Doshin
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Read Books on the Go
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Read Books on the Go

Hi everyone, If you have an android phone, You can download ... ... Now, you can load any ebook you want in the epub format on FB Reader, and go to "Speak Plus". Your phone will start reading the book for you and you can adjust speed/pitch if you need to. This technology has been very useful to me ...
by Doshin
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Breaking the 5th Precept Consequences?
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: Breaking the 5th Precept Consequences?

What is the karmic consequence for breaking the 5th precept? Hypothetically, if there a was person who never did anything negative ... http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.077.than.html " There are these four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring ma...
by Doshin
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online Theravada Buddhist Degrees
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Online Theravada Buddhist Degrees

http://ibc.ac.th/en/programs/elearning Noticed the most recent date on the website is four years old...gotta tell you something... :coffee: I read your post, as if you imply that it is an inactive page ? I do not know where/how you look, but for one, try Home>Programs>Academic Calendar... Then you'...