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by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prince Harry on mental health.
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Prince Harry on mental health.

In addition to the mental health, another important message from this interview is that even if you become a prince that you are not free from Dukkha.
It is unfortunate Prince Harry does not have any understanding of meditation or Buddha's teaching.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Near death experiences

Thanissaro Bhikkhu has a very interesting story about almost dying by electrocution in Thailand early on in his life. He talks about it during his dhamma talks and it really is quite fascinating. Particularly of interest is that he could see his mind trying to find "somewhere else" to go because he...
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Welcome Bhante.
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prince Harry on mental health.
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Prince Harry on mental health.

Prince Harry on mental health.

Prince Harry opens up to reporter Bryony Gordon about the impact of losing his mother.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p052kwrb
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

Actually, I did not think about it.
Generally, people who talk the truth get killed.
Devadatta attempted to kill Buddha.
:shrug:
by SarathW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation for beginners - Anicca
Replies: 13
Views: 158

Re: Meditation for beginners - Anicca

I don't know where to start or what is the 'proper/traditional way' to go about.
Welcome to DW!
It is very simple. Start observing the five precepts.
That is your first lesson.
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings - Krakow, Poland
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

:hello:
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant? Interesting article. ============ Nanavira Thera attained Sotapatti [Path entry] on 27 June 1959 and wrote the following letter in classical Pali, sealed it, 'To be opened after my death' and sent to the senior monk at the Island Hermitage: - 'Homage to the...
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

:goodpost:
Jhana and Bhavanga are the only types of consciousness that can occur in unbroken succession for more than 7 mind moments.
I can't recall reading this in Abhidhamma. Can you give the link from Sutta?
by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 45
Views: 30334

Re: Introductory resources

by SarathW
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

It's an Afro-Buddhist forum that I admin. I hope to gather everyone here eventually. If you want to gather everyone I suggest you change the name Afro-Buddhist. If I see this as the name I will think this is only for Afro black Buddhist. It is impressive to see that you have eight thousand members....
by SarathW
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA

This will be me for the next forty-eleven months: :coffee:
Welcome!
It seems I am going to learn something from you from your first post.
What is meant by " forty-eleven months"?
:D
by SarathW
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

"Buddhists of color" hugely outnumber white Buddhists. There are millions upon millions of buddhists in asia and India/Sri Lanka, and only tens of thousands of white-skin buddhists in western countries. This concern and hand-wringing over inclusion and equality and diversity within Buddhism... is j...
by SarathW
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

I was searching for an end to suffering
Sorry if If you felt uncomfortable.
But perhaps Buddha did not talk about a round earth was the very reason it is not relevant to the goal that is the end to suffering.
:anjali:
by SarathW
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

Thanks but it doesn't sound convincing to me. The above sounds like a peanut butter and salad sandwich. :smile:
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Well, I respect your opinion if that all you can learn from that.
:sage: