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by Thanavuddho
Sat May 10, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How is Thanavuddho today?
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: How is Thanavuddho today?

Greetings, I disrobed about half a year ago. In the end the decision was entirely my own. Even though I ended up in a difficult situation as a monk I could have stayed in the robes if I would have wanted. But I had started to question celibacy and other aspects of monastic life and didn't feel comfo...
by Thanavuddho
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11944
Views: 569119

Re: Word Association Game

brain
by Thanavuddho
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?
Replies: 59
Views: 11949

Re: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?

Greetings, I just read the news today. I knew Ajahn Gavesako from Thailand (not very well...). Watching that photo of him and her riding those horses made me laugh. Not in a contemptuous way... We where just talking about senior monks disrobing back in Australia. I think some of us are quite used to...
by Thanavuddho
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspirational quotes from other religions/philosophies
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Inspirational quotes from other religions/philosophies

The authorities teach that next to the first emanation, which is the Son coming out of the Father, the angels are most like God. And it may well be true, for the soul at its highest is formed like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God - Meister Eckhart
by Thanavuddho
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai Buddhist Monks Struggle to Stay Relevant
Replies: 37
Views: 8435

Re: Thai Buddhist Monks Struggle to Stay Relevant

Greetings, Young monks want the use of technology, such as smart phones which their friends have. You can see them sending IMs to their friends outside their temples. Some have WiFi. Thais love Temples to look big and colourful, the bigger, more golden statues the better. Personally I would rather g...
by Thanavuddho
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha's Bones and Piprahwa Jewels - auction?
Replies: 23
Views: 17161

Re: Buddha's Bones and Piprahwa Jewels - auction?

Greetings, I have noticed this too with the so-called relics of Buddha, Sariputta, Moggallana, etc. There are so many temples with supposedly bone fragments of the Buddha that if they are real, the Buddha must have been about 1,000 feet tall to produce so many remains. According to one theory the re...
by Thanavuddho
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 133
Views: 35824

Re: Where are you from?

I will say: “I come from the North Pole” for shock value.
by Thanavuddho
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 84
Views: 12455

Re: Post your original poetry here!

BACK IN THE DAY

For days on end
I used to spend my time
doing absolutely nothing.
It is that simple.
by Thanavuddho
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sutta Central
Replies: 13
Views: 3204

Re: Sutta Central

Greetings,

I am wondering if this site could become like accesstoinsight.org? It seems they are making use of content in other pages as well.

Metta,
Thanvuddho
by Thanavuddho
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 84
Views: 12455

Re: Post your original poetry here!

I AM GETTING OLDER

Green pieces of glass
from a broken Sprite bottle
scattered around a flat rock
like pearls from a broken necklace.

The same story everywhere
around the world
from the 1980's to the present.
Nothing has changed.
by Thanavuddho
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 84
Views: 12455

Re: Post your original poetry here!


THINKING

What is the point of thinking
what others think
about you?
I am my own teacher
questioning myself.
I have to take responsibility
of my own life.
by Thanavuddho
Wed May 29, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attention Seeking and Bullying
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: Attention Seeking and Bullying

Greetings, With online behaviour here at Dhamma Wheel, I believe we have a pretty good balance. In partnership with our membership we have developed a relaxed and respectful environment in which to discuss the Dhamma, our lives and various interests. Excesses of behaviour which breach the TOS are su...
by Thanavuddho
Mon May 27, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 61
Views: 26284

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

My new friends, Tan Kong and Tan Den at the ancient stupa near Wat Suan Mokkh.
by Thanavuddho
Mon May 27, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)

Greetings, In the U.S. where there is no conscription, it is seen more as a career move, especially for officers and they are getting better educated, many with Master's degrees or higher. And perhaps as a result you find more officers reluctant to go to war, although the politicians are another sto...
by Thanavuddho
Sun May 26, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)

Greetings, I want to share a documentary with you. We made it with my sister about ten years ago. We recently added English subtitles to it. Many of my non-Finn friends have heard about my experience as a "total objector" to the compulsory Finnish military service. This film gives a little bit of in...
by Thanavuddho
Wed May 15, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Thanavuddho!!
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Happy birthday Thanavuddho!!

How nice of you people :)
James the Giant wrote:Best wishes Ven T, happy birthday, and have a great vassa over at WBD.
I have a return ticket to Bangkok next monday. I am thinking of going back to Thailand, perhaps to Wat Suan Mokkh. Then I will maybe continue to Sri Lanka.

Metta,
Thanavuddho
by Thanavuddho
Mon May 06, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 84
Views: 12455

Re: Post your original poetry here!

Greetings, Here is a collection of poems I wrote during my stay at Wat Buddha Dhamma and Santi Forest Monastery in Australia. The collection is titled ' Message in the Bottle '. You can download it for free as a PDF file from here: http://www.avoinsangha.fi/keskustelu/download/file.php?id=33 Metta, ...
by Thanavuddho
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 84
Views: 12455

Re: Post your original poetry here!

Greetings,

I will compile a small PDF file of poems and post it here in the near future.

SAMADHI

There is no guarantee
that you will ever come back
if you follow
the bright light.
I wrote that when a woman asked about a bright light she was seeing in meditation.
by Thanavuddho
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: New discussion forum
Replies: 2
Views: 2409

Re: New discussion forum

Great stuff venerable. Best wishes with it! Where are you now by the way? :anjali: Greetings James, I requested to stay at Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth. At the moment there are no free huts available, but there's a little room I could stay. This years rains retreat is fully booked. If I will go th...
by Thanavuddho
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: New discussion forum
Replies: 2
Views: 2409

New discussion forum

Greetings, We started a new discussion forum. Main language will be Finnish, but English can be used as well. http://avoinsangha.fi/keskustelu" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The Finnish name 'Avoin Sangha' translates into English as 'Open Sangha'. You are welcome to join the conversa...