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by Namu Butsu
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is It Possible to Be a Lay Theravada Buddhist?
Replies: 52
Views: 9824

Re: Is It Possible to Be a Lay Theravada Buddhist?

It is also possible for a lay disciple to become enlightened. As Bhikkhu Bodhi notes, "The Suttas and commentaries do record a few cases of lay disciples attaining the final goal of Nibbana. However, such disciples either attain Arahantship on the brink of death or enter the monastic order soon aft...
by Namu Butsu
Mon May 21, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The body and the breath
Replies: 15
Views: 2433

Re: The body and the breath

Hello,

A lot of times when I put my attention to breathing and feeling my body I end up feeling what feels like energy or aliveness in parts of my body (Mainly i can feel it in my hands and feet) other times with breathing I can feel it in my belly. Is this feeling the body?
by Namu Butsu
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?
Replies: 43
Views: 7852

Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?

Alright weird title. But I am curious after reading through many talks by Ajahn Chah. It seems as if he has a zen like approach. Sort of just do it and also the fact that he keeps saying that we can be liberated at any moment. From this perspective it seems zen like, but perhaps its because I dont k...
by Namu Butsu
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Layperson ethics
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: Laymen ethics

Hey ben

this is good material. A lot to look through, this is what I was looking for. Insight seems to have a lot of good material.

thanks :bow:

:buddha2:
by Namu Butsu
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Layperson ethics
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Layperson ethics

I opened a thread in the other section concerning laymen practice and I want to perhaps discuss in more detail the ethics and virtues that a laymen should try to implement,. I think I am overdue to start practicing some virtue. I am currently trying to observe the mind and all sensation as awareness...
by Namu Butsu
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lay person Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 3268

Re: Lay man Theravada

This is great information on lay practice and my sort of off topic question on women> I still am confused as to why women are still not seen as equal with monks. These are some of the problems I am finding as I probe deeper. I am starting to find myself move a bit away from Mahayana approaches. I li...
by Namu Butsu
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lay person Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 3268

Re: Lay man Theravada

Awesome feedback ben. I am reading a work of lectures of Ajahn Chah and its interesting how he speaks to some lay people. It seems that he thinks they can also attain. I love his way of teaching I was surprised to see that it was therevadan. Not in a negative sense, but it seemed a bit zen like comi...
by Namu Butsu
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lay person Theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 3268

Lay person Theravada

What does laymen therevada look like?

Like vegetarianism or no vegetarianism
meditation
sexlife
enlightenment
practice
etc.
by Namu Butsu
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19953

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

You are right and no offense is taken. I admire the buddhist around me. That is why I am contemplating taking it as a path. But I am trying to be patient. I have already went to a theravada temple, Zen, and Tibetan center. Though I am taking my time. I have also went to two Hindu temples. I want to ...
by Namu Butsu
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19953

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

Namaste, I didnt want this to turn into a debate. I just wanted to see if people understood the hindu concept which it still seems like they dont. I am sure there has to be some article ill find online to address it and a refutation from a buddhist perspective. Now as far as it not being compatable ...
by Namu Butsu
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19953

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

Its another way to free us from suffering. According to the hindus when the Yogi realizes that he is not seperate from God then the yogi experiences liberation. There is no such thing as death and rebirth. It is identical to nirvana. So perhaps its the same thing. This is what I am pondering.
by Namu Butsu
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19953

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

It explains the unborn, indestructable, beyond time and space, our true nature that we are not separate from.
by Namu Butsu
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19953

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

It appears that Namu Butsu is poking his head in here, interested in Buddhist ideas. It is not easy to let go of the God idea. It took me a while. For example when I was just a kid my parents died. I immediately replaced them with God, my parent-in-space. Just like letting go of them (the parents),...
by Namu Butsu
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 19953

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

I just did yet again above. But nevermind im not getting answers. Thank you for your time.