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by shjohnk
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Is "The Dhammic free-for-all" a worthy approach to Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 3809

Re: Is "The Dhammic free-for-all" a worthy approach to Buddhism

I stay away from that forum. I have enough self-produced pappanca.
by shjohnk
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do Bodhisattas Get Started?
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: How do Bodhisattas Get Started?

Sounds more like a topic for http://www.dharmawheel.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, the Mahayana sister site.
by shjohnk
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from India
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Hello from India

Greetings! You live in the place which fostered this round of Sharma.. Fantastic :)
by shjohnk
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore

Welcome Bhante! Thank you for your noble example!
by shjohnk
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Why are the sutta's so didactic?
Replies: 23
Views: 2314

Re: Why are the sutta's so didactic?

Also, the roundabout way of asking and answering questions was probably typical of the culture in india at that time, particularly when asking questions of gurus. Contrast incidents from the Suttas like when Dandapani (probably SIC) was deliberately direct and rude to the Buddha in the 'Honeyball Su...
by shjohnk
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Kalyama mitta network
Replies: 0
Views: 896

Kalyama mitta network

Hi DW Friends, As someone who relies on DW for 100% of my contact with fellow Theravadin practitioners, I would like to suggest that members can express interest in corresponding via MSN or e-mail with other practitioners/interested people to help expand Kalyama Mitta networks and provide more suppo...
by shjohnk
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6085
Views: 417631

Re: Is hell and hungry ghost realm to be taken literally?

Once a Budhist reverend told me that one day in hell is 50 thousand years. If that is really the case than that is horific and extremley cruel and disproportionate punishment. Honestly I hope there a is no hell or at least if Budha was right than I hope they are to be taken metaphorically. Remember...
by shjohnk
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favourite contemporary teachers
Replies: 89
Views: 23629

Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Ajahn Brahm - Drew me to Theravada, if everyone took his advice the world'd be a better place (cue John Lennon..) Ajahn Chah: No Chah, No Brahm (or Sumedho, Pasanno, Sucitto...you get my drift!) Bhikkhu Samahita : Love his 'Dhamma drops from Ceylon' - Simply presented and very powerful. If you haven...
by shjohnk
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Self Identity Reacting with Fear to Realisation of Not Self'
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: Self Identity Reacting with Fear to Realisation of Not Self'

G'day Ben and Kim, Ben: Thanks for your support and advice, mate. You always give no-nonsense and useful comments. Kim: Sounds exactly right :sage: Thanks for the insight! Ian: Just saw your input, that's what I'll strive for! Thanks. I'm actually happy that i had these minor insights, hope to have ...
by shjohnk
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Self Identity Reacting with Fear to Realisation of Not Self'
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Self Identity Reacting with Fear to Realisation of Not Self'

Hi DW Friends, I am loathe to broach such a metaphysical topic with my shallow understanding, but I thought I'd put my two cents worth in after having a couple of experiences recently. They were along the lines I've read in at least one previous thread, where at first I was getting a real feeling of...
by shjohnk
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest monks in Cambodia
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Forest monks in Cambodia

Greetings Bhante,

May I ask, how would a mountain hermit monk obtain food? Are there certain lay-people who seek them out to give Dana, or do they go on Alms round in remote villages?

Your journey sounds fascinating :)
by shjohnk
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody.
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Hello everybody.

Bem Vindo Jahf! Here's a good starter: http://www.goodquestiongoodanswer.net/content.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There's a link to a Spanish version on the left if you'd prefer (Sorry, no Portugese version yet..anyone here who could do one? :thinking: ) And make use of this bo...
by shjohnk
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Putting the shoes on to walk the Noble Path
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Putting the shoes on to walk the Noble Path

Welcome, may you find great peace :)
by shjohnk
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Kanchuu from Nepal!
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Kanchuu from Nepal!

Cool, you are able to walk in the steps of the Buddha without leaving your homeland :buddha2:

Warm welcome!!!

John
by shjohnk
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana at the same time?
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Samatha and Vipassana at the same time?

Thanks Xtensity :) Sharing your experience of this helps answers some questions for me! May your practice bring you great benefit :buddha1:
by shjohnk
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Drama Wheel
Replies: 51
Views: 4278

Re: Drama Wheel

And when we argue, we are arguing with ourselves really. A bit pointless...
by shjohnk
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monks allowed to touch their mothers?
Replies: 22
Views: 6225

Re: Are monks allowed to touch their mothers?

This also begs the question of monks who identified as homosexual in their lay-life; i personally
know one gay Buddhist who is seeking ordination. It therefore seems that discretion is the key; there is touching and there is 'touching', regardless of the gender involved.
by shjohnk
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Becoming Ajahn Brahm's disciple
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Re: Becoming Ajahn Brahm's disciple

Hi Stefan, Another thing to consider is that some of AB's followers (Aussies: I don't mean Allan Border :tongue: )have become abbots of monasteries too, and they may accept disciples too (Eg: Ajahn Khemavaro in New South wales, Australia). The waiting list at these monasteries might not be so long, ...
by shjohnk
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Extreme Paranoia
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Extreme Paranoia

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
It sounds like you have become completely preoccupied with achieving a certain state to the exclusion of all of the other aspects of the 8FP.
:goodpost:
by shjohnk
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Buddhists.
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Hello Buddhists.

Welcome to Dhammawheel! I think you'll find that you don't have to label yourself a Buddhist to benefit from the teachings.