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by PadmaPhala
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: devas and nagas are real entities?
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

Re: devas and nagas are real entities?

thanks for the links =)
by PadmaPhala
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: devas and nagas are real entities?
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

Re: devas and nagas are real entities?

i think i will rather read it in sanskrit or pali, that's a weird english for me.

i meant devas interested in the buddhadharma...
by PadmaPhala
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: devas and nagas are real entities?
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

Re: devas and nagas are real entities?

i'm mostly interested in ways nagas and devas (which are real) will help in increasing the mumbers of awakenings. from knowledge (nagas) to meditation techniques which lead to phala. basically, it wll be most beneficial to go from telepahy to actual manifestation, if anyone knows anything about spec...
by PadmaPhala
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: devas and nagas are real entities?
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

devas and nagas are real entities?

is there an issue with sincerely asking and talking about this?
by PadmaPhala
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Replacing sensual pleasure with a higher pleasure.
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Re: Replacing sensual pleasure with a higher pleasure.

an anagami is not celibate, that's useless unbuddhist dogma. an anagami has both jhānas at will and is not a slave to sensual pleasures... yes, the bliss of jhāna is superior; but if you think about it as a "better drug"... you don't get it. also, someone can be a jhāna junkie but without being anag...
by PadmaPhala
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are thoughts outside the brain?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Are thoughts outside the brain?

the brain is a receptor of mind, but this is more a personal cognitive science theory than something supported by buddhadharma.
by PadmaPhala
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death and Separation
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Death and Separation

maitri is stronger than death; you can meet prior friends, wife, family in new lives and recognize them as such.

...but this is tricky (craving, and if not recognized as such can lead to confusion, fear of vulnerabilty, even anger due to this confusion).
by PadmaPhala
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anachronisms in Vinaya & whether a fresh start is due
Replies: 121
Views: 5449

Re: Anachronisms in Vinaya & whether a fresh start is due

if a woman bowed to me, If it was an honest bow, I will most probably hug her and (also if I know her) kiss her head. japanese custom includes answering the bow btw... and japanese zen is a respectable current, modern school that influences even high-tech design (yummy, apple pie). within the Pāli T...
by PadmaPhala
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: BuddhaDharma and Galdr (odinic and runic magic)
Replies: 1
Views: 467

BuddhaDharma and Galdr (odinic and runic magic)

are quite compatible, personal experience. music-aided samādhi with Tool, Therion and Rhapsody :sage: doesn't contradict themselves, Odin becomes an entity similar to Shakka (in category). ratio can be about 9/108 Galdr and 99/108 BuddhaDharma. Galdr becomes mantras, some mantras (specially in buddh...
by PadmaPhala
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 188696

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Guns N Roses (aka Slash and friends) - Welcome to the Jungle (studio version)
by PadmaPhala
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Life on other planets
Replies: 19
Views: 1603

Re: Life on other planets

my immediate past life was in a habitable planet orbiting Pleione, in buddhist cosmology it is called deva namanarati.
so yes, due to first hand experience there's life on other planets.
by PadmaPhala
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 658217

Re: Word Association Game

Snow
by PadmaPhala
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 134
Views: 48286

Re: Where are you from?

United States @ 108...

there was a mistake, it is Central America not South America.
still not in Italy, Europe -_-
by PadmaPhala
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhislm is Absurd
Replies: 20
Views: 2841

Re: Buddhislm is Absurd

someone that doesn't see the 4 Noble Truths as self-evident...

maybe 4 is too difficult to comprehend, try with TriLaksana (Tri = 3).
by PadmaPhala
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks can create art, but not Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: Monks can create art, but not Music?

is there a precept for not creating music?

~
:sage: with a Les Paul