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by purple planet
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Race, gender a no go?
Replies: 38
Views: 5050

Re: Race, gender a no go?

To talk for myself alone - for me there is no problem if both sides get censored or both allowed - the problem is when the censorship is leaning towards one side : one side gets censored faster one side gets a post removed while another gets the whole thread removed ect
by purple planet
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 58
Views: 8838

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

ven.ajahan chah talks are funny and inspirational

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... kKr36RM1Bw
by purple planet
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What I'd change if I could repeat my first year meditating
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: What I'd change if I could repeat my first year meditati

My mistakes which im not sure are mistakes if you do a different technique than my own - but if you do mahsi style it might be helpful advice I would have done the walking meditation only before the sitting meditation I would have done the walking and sitting meditation exactly the same time https:/...
by purple planet
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1675
Views: 139616

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

phpBB [video]


a music video made from bruce lee talks
by purple planet
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

just to clarify that i didnt mean that he should get some written agreement - only a general understanding with the monk so their would be no surprises for both sides - and plus it can be a good way to assess the different monasteries thanks for replying martin you might be right but personally i st...
by purple planet
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

and wouldn't you say its worth a shot to ask him in an email - if for health reason he will allow an exception ? i dont think he would be offended by the question and if thats the case there is only a chance of gain and no chance of risk
by purple planet
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

Please do not write emails to Thai monasteries asking about eating in the afternoon what is the damage in your opinion in doing so ? i didnt do a retreat in a wat in Thailand so maybe im missing something ... but i do remember contacting Wat Sriboonrouang - that Anagarika recommended (by the way if...
by purple planet
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

just was worried you wouldn't tell them about your health at all I would never do such a thing. It never crossed my mind. I just think that it may be better to talk about my case in person rather than by email. Maybe, I haven't been so clear. Thanks for your suggestions. Abhayagiri in Northern Cali...
by purple planet
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddha tattoo
Replies: 16
Views: 2210

Re: buddha tattoo

I cant find the quote but their used to be a member here that used a drug (dont want to advertise but not weed,LSD,mushroom ) that he thought helped him reach jhana - he said that all drugs are bad except this drug and that he uses it safely ect At the end he said he was mistaken (not because of pre...
by purple planet
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

as far as i know Wat Chomtong also serves 2 meals a day (6:30 and 11:30) of course you should check it before going there

How much do you eat regularly? - if you eat 2 huge meals a day (6:30 and 11:30) is it enough ?
by purple planet
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: question on mindfulness through the day
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: question on mindfulness through the day

As far as my understanding and my current teacher instructions (Mahasi Sayadaw technique) - i dont try to think of nothing - you just should notice things happening and you will see the characteristics automatically - its enough you know about the 3 characteristics you dont need to think about them ...
by purple planet
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

I didnt have any monastery in mind just wanted to know how "flexible" you are in your choices - if you have more choices than just one place sure its a good idea to wait till the idea ripens - just was worried you wouldn't tell them about your health at all - some reasons to tell : 1 . i t...
by purple planet
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

i might be pushy but :

did you send e-mail to a monastery ? and do you have just one monastery in mind or are there others ?
by purple planet
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 671
Views: 75271

Re: I've tried, I've failed. / eating habit / health

just want to add that unless someone here in the forum will find another solution I would talk to the monastery before taking up residence and make sure they allow you the medical exemption. seems like the best idea - to write to some monasteries you like and ask them (by E-mail maybe) if they would...
by purple planet
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddha tattoo
Replies: 16
Views: 2210

Re: buddha tattoo

The most important thing is to follow the 5 precepts meat, women, tattoos, luxury-items ect - are debatable but the 5 precepts are the core but i can say that all drugs are bad and will stop your advancement in the path and will not only stop it but will make you go "back" in the "pat...
by purple planet
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Inflammatory symbols as avatars
Replies: 23
Views: 3136

Re: Inflammatory symbols as avatars

Removed it :anjali:
by purple planet
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Best meditation cushion for bad back?
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: Best meditation cushion for bad back?

I meditate sitting on the bed with a pillow behind my back and the pillow is leaning on the wall - I do walking meditation before the sitting and i do it the same amount of time i do the sitting - this is how the tradition i follow meditates if you can do walking meditation with the technique you ar...
by purple planet
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Looking for a certain sutta...
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Looking for a certain sutta...

well i found this two : MN 147 http://suttacentral.net/en/mn147 and MN 148 http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/middle-length-discourses-buddha/selections/middle-length-discourses-148-chachakka-sutta it doesnt have the similar part in the start of this suttas and the title isnt like you said but myabe its...
by purple planet
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists betray the Teachings - Jack Kornfield
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Buddhists betray the Teachings - Jack Kornfield

the dissonance begins when these things are being perpetrated or incited for in the name of the Dhamma with orange robes flashing in the background on this specific point i agree - monks shouldn't intervene in politics mods please delete this post im not srue of it - actually never was - its beyond...
by purple planet
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists betray the Teachings - Jack Kornfield
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Buddhists betray the Teachings - Jack Kornfield

I would add that while we are buddhist we are not Burmese
i really hope that no one will form a "strong opinion" on this situation without having a very "strong" knowledge first

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