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by Volcommerce
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: As a Buddhist, how do I handle the lost monies or goods?
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: As a Buddhist, how do I handle the lost monies or goods?

Hi I'd like to share a story that is related to this situation you are facing to provide some perspective. I found a wallet near my house with a few hundred dollars in it. I contacted a business with information from a card in the wallet and found out who the owner of the wallet was, I contacted the...
by Volcommerce
Mon May 14, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nature of distractions, distractions in nature
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Nature of distractions, distractions in nature

Hey everyone, This happened tonight. While running along the path near the boats, a local homeowner was running a sprinkler, and a punctured tube was spouting water all across the path. Approaching the spray at a quick pace, anticipating receiving an unfortunate soaking by the sprinkler, inference o...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

That was beautiful

I burst in to tears.
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

To be honest, I don't know. To the best of my understanding, in consideration of karma and rebirth, it would seem consistent that our past lives have contributed to the current nature of our current lives - that being said, it would seem consistent that the nature of an enlightened mind would persi...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Claims of Enlightenment...
Replies: 34
Views: 3689

Re: Claims of Enlightenment...

Interesting sutta, In reflection and consideration of truth regarding any statement regarding the path to enlightenment - it would not be a most venerable expression to use ''I'' in relation to an accurate explanation, however, as the Buddha stated, it is within a worldly nature of speech that one w...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

The statement: I am not a Muslim. Or, I am a Muslim, I am Jew, I am a Christian would be as applicable, but also not because... It would not be relevant or productive on this forum, in consideration of teaching of Buddha and the path to enlightenment, to discuss any beliefs regarding this matter...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Claims of Enlightenment...
Replies: 34
Views: 3689

Re: Claims of Enlightenment...

Acinteyyo,

Than you for posting these verses from the Brahmajala Sutta and clearing up any misconceptions - I am unfamiliar with them but I knew they would exist to be of this nature.
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

I am unfamiliar with the other form of Buddhist doctrine you mentioned but I am very familiar with islam,

The source of which is the Qu'ran which is the word of god delivered by inspiration to Muhammad, may peace be upon him.
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Hi, I hope this post answers any question. I suggest that you should not seek to learn anything about me, and none of us should seek to learn anything about Buddha's achievement, only we should seek to understand the nature of the conditions that led to his enlightenment and the subsequent diagnose...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Hi friends, I have considered your thoughts. I am not aggrieved - even as those around me have lost interest in conversing with one who is capable of explaining to you the nature of enlightenment - this is ok with me and I was previously unaware of the response I would receive but I have a better u...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Again, I will continue to provide personal in depth explanations of anything and everything substantial related to enlightenment and Buddhist doctrine. If you are not prepared to do the same, please not not contribute your conjecture and opinions for it would be unbecoming and unproductive. Goofaho...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

I think if you take the time to reflect on the information I have presented, you will see that my core message consists of substantial insight in to the core of Buddhist practice and insight, for, if I have indeed made claims to that which I have acquired, I should be able to speak wisdom from my o...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

I find it interesting that you are of a confident opinion as to how an enlightened person should conduct his or herself, as if you hold some knowledge pertaining to the correct method of how an enlightened person should express his or her enlightenment. Could you please refer to Buddhist doctrine p...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Hi Manas, I experienced a dawning of awareness when I was around seven years old. I have memories before this time, but I recall this time as being the entrance of my current awareness in to my body. Since this time, I've been undergoing constant meditative experience, constant self reflection, con...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

First I would like to state my continuous, unbroken stream of meditation. There is no longer a ''being aware'' of my thoughts and thinking about my thoughts. I am currently thoughtless, unthinking, unbound. If I was to attend a meditation, there would be change for me to ''meditate'' than to experi...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Claims of Enlightenment...
Replies: 34
Views: 3689

Re: Claims of Enlightenment...

Sigh, The dhamma is the what Buddha realized through direct experience and spoke about his condition. He did not ''study'' the dhamma prior to his enlightenment. You must emphasize the nature of his intention, action and human condition if seek to express an understanding of Buddhism. Standing behin...
by Volcommerce
Fri May 11, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Claims of Enlightenment...
Replies: 34
Views: 3689

Re: Claims of Enlightenment...

Hi friends, to get the bottom of this matter, and to avoid speculation; Modus, Can you refer us to where Buddha did not prohibit people from making claims to enlightenment? Similarly, to the other posters, can you please provide support of your opinions and claims in reference to Buddhist doctrine? ...
by Volcommerce
Thu May 10, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Hi friends, I am fully wiling to submit to a master for a through discussion, examination, explanation and exploration. I advise everyone not to get wound up in my claim to enlightenment, this is not important, I do not seek anything by making this claim; I do not seek the acknowledgement of this c...
by Volcommerce
Thu May 10, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat
Replies: 155
Views: 8380

Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Hi Cittasanto, First of all, I apologize for abbreviating your name, I meant no disrespect by it - it was akin to calling Johnathan, John; or Michael, Mike. I cannot claim to understand your personal request to be called a certain thing as a name creates attachment and I feel you should reflect on w...
by Volcommerce
Thu May 10, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: i think i need to simplify my practice
Replies: 13
Views: 2274

Re: i think i need to simplify my practice

Hey, I would recommend you to ask you, and write down, what it is about buddhism that you feel is relevant to you, and why? If your answers do not seem or feel up to ''par,'' thats fine, from here you can guage a starting point on what you are seeking. If you don't feel comfortable expressing this o...