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by Wesley1982
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 254345

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Its ok to eat meat once in a while
by Wesley1982
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What are you thinking while meditating?
Replies: 37
Views: 4137

Re: What are you thinking while meditating?

Usually nothing at all
by Wesley1982
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Exotic Karachi, Pakistan!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: The Exotic Karachi, Pakistan!!

Hope you had fun! .....
by Wesley1982
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1719
Views: 145699

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

whatevers blipping thru the speakers
by Wesley1982
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Re: 4 Noble Truths

Does the eight spokes of the Dhamma wheel represent the Eight-Fold Path?..
by Wesley1982
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's an American Buddhist?
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: What's an American Buddhist?

An American who has imported Buddhism from some strange exotic land?....
by Wesley1982
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha statues are not idols?..
Replies: 52
Views: 8031

Re: Buddha statues are not idols?..

I don't know about you but that's one big Buddha.
by Wesley1982
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha statues are not idols?..
Replies: 52
Views: 8031

Re: Buddha statues are not idols?..

There might be a difference between the Historical Buddha and the modern one. W
by Wesley1982
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha statues are not idols?..
Replies: 52
Views: 8031

Re: Buddha statues are not idols?..

A statue of the Buddha is pretty much the same thing as a statue of a saint or virgin mary.
by Wesley1982
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha statues are not idols?..
Replies: 52
Views: 8031

Buddha statues are not idols?..

How are Buddha statues not idols?..
by Wesley1982
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Simple Diet please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4664

Re: Simple Diet please?

Well, you would get bread,fruit,vegetables,cheese and crackers.
by Wesley1982
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Buddhist believe in god?
Replies: 204
Views: 19609

Re: Do Buddhist believe in god?

It sounds alot like the Creationism vs Evolution controversy :juggling: Except that I can see why there is some diverging opinions on what to call Buddhism, but in regard to creationism vs. evolution it is much more simple: some cling to mythology and some prefer to look at the mountain of evidence...
by Wesley1982
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: chinese medicine
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Re: chinese medicine

I think chinese medicine is root extracts like gingko biloba or yerba and other things extracted from plants..
by Wesley1982
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Buddhist believe in god?
Replies: 204
Views: 19609

Re: Do Buddhist believe in god?

It sounds alot like the Creationism vs Evolution controversy :juggling:
by Wesley1982
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Buddhist believe in god?
Replies: 204
Views: 19609

Re: Do Buddhist believe in god?

It seems like Buddhism is polytheistic...
by Wesley1982
Thu May 31, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Re: 4 Noble Truths

What are some common mistakes that beginners make?
by Wesley1982
Thu May 31, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

4 Noble Truths

I'm a beginner but here goes ~ from - What the Buddha taught [/u]- by Walpola Rahula. The heart of Buddha's teaching lies in the Four Noble Truths (Cattari Ariyasaccani) which he expounded in his very first sermon to his old colleagues, the five ascetics, at Isipatana (modern Sarnath) near Benares. ...
by Wesley1982
Wed May 30, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are ther any Buddhist rites for Exorcising Demons?
Replies: 21
Views: 13927

Re: Are ther any Buddhist rites for Exorcising Demons?

Are ther any Buddhist rites for Exorcising Demons?


Yes, but its only done by lamas or teachers who actually know what they are doing.
by Wesley1982
Tue May 29, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravada tradition
Replies: 33
Views: 8639

Re: Question about Theravada tradition

polarbuddha101 wrote:When did followers of the Dhamma-Vinaya start calling themselves Theravadins?
Hmm, I think Theravada Buddhists are traditionally Indian. As pertaining to their local custom.
by Wesley1982
Tue May 29, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravada tradition
Replies: 33
Views: 8639

Re: Question about Theravada tradition

Of course, Theravada tradition can be looked up on Wikipedia [/u] but its better to discuss it. Since this topic can be exhausting, has been discussed many times before, and you are a new member, it may help if you give a few reasons why you want to have this discussion. Just an idea. I spent some ...