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by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 576149

Re: Word Association Game

development
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12667

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

Cittasanto wrote:
Sambojjhanga wrote:What do you mean by a "wisdom text"? Would this be the same thing as an "illuminated text" in some traditions?
No, it is a text which aims at/or can be used to cultivate wisdom.
Thank you for clarifying.
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Dividing Attention vs One Pointed Concentration
Replies: 18
Views: 3559

Re: Dividing Attention vs One Pointed Concentration

I started out with attempting to follow my breathing at my nostrils, but then after listening to Ajahn Brahm, I see that "non-localized" attention to breathing is not only OK, it's PREFERRED. That is what I now do and it has made a HUGE difference in how I perceive my meditation going. I'm curious w...
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426319

Re: the great rebirth debate

I just don't see how those who say that rebirth is ONLY psychological can square this with the many, many references in the suttas about the previous lives of the Buddha and his disciples as well as the future lives of others in the suttas. Including the issue of returner, non-returner, etc. in rega...
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426319

Re: the great rebirth debate

My own personal viewpoint is that both literal rebirth, and moment-to-moment rebirth are real and both are talked about by the Buddha. Those of you who reject literal rebirth, for whatever reason, I do have a question for you. How do you reconcile the idea of the 4 types of stream-enterers and the f...
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 576149

Re: Word Association Game

catatonic (I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.)
by Sambojjhanga
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: best suttas to memorize? techniques?
Replies: 88
Views: 12667

Re: best suttas to memorize? techniques?

I think in practical terms these two are hard to beat no matter the length. but the Dhammacakkhapavatena sutta is supremely useful. yeah see i love this sutta and it's on my list but it's not got a lot of advice directly explaining practice. it's certainly a sutta that includes information i would ...
by Sambojjhanga
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"
Replies: 90
Views: 11104

Re: "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"

I would like to say just two things. First, I am VERY sorry and saddened for the death of the young woman in question and the horror she went through. This thread should be closed on that note. Secondly, the underlying discussion on the unequal power of men and women and the resultant issues SHOULD ...
by Sambojjhanga
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!

Darn, late to the party as usual! Happy Birthday, Khalil Bodhi! Metta :anjali: Dear Sambojjhanga, Why red robe/black beard/alone in the wilderness at night?? Isn' it freezing in SanDiego?? yawares :tongue: It's very cold here right now, actually, yes. If I were out in the mountains right now, I ima...
by Sambojjhanga
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: Happy Birthday Khalil Bodhi!

Darn, late to the party as usual! Happy Birthday, Khalil Bodhi!

Metta

:anjali:
by Sambojjhanga
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: how does zen differ from theravada?
Replies: 30
Views: 5543

Re: how does zen differ from theravada?

I think the biggest difference is that zen is right and theravada is wrong. The biggest similiarity being that they both have an "e" in them. Anyone can make such a statement. Unless you are simply being provocative, can you please innumerate some specific incidences where you find zen "right" and ...
by Sambojjhanga
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Open mindedness
Replies: 49
Views: 5196

Re: Open mindedness

OK, I sensed something going on in there besides what was obvious at first glance. I cannot speak for you, of course, but perhaps the reason that I can't give the other examples is because I don't have the "dhamma eye", yet that the Buddha and many of his disciples had. out of curiosity what did yo...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: book that details theravada practice? (not visuddhimagga)
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

Re: book that details theravada practice? (not visuddhimagga)

i ordered "the meditators atlas: a road map to the inner world" by matthew flickstein. i'll post a new thread about it once i've read it. it is a guide to a guide. it summarizes and explains the visuddhimagga which is generally accepted as the most comprehensive guide to theravada practice. so i'll...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Limited editing time
Replies: 17
Views: 3010

Re: Limited editing time

Dear Anna, Thank you for being patient and kind with me! I know this is the Internet and not always "the way". In fact, the one thing that would change my mind would be abuse of the edit feature. Of course, it would be great if the moderators could catch these, but that's not always possible, especi...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Insight arising naturally in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 2760

Re: Insight arising naturally in meditation?

Raitanator wrote:I tell you what my masters have told me many times: notice what is happening, don't get attached to it, and then continue doing your practice. That's it.
Mine, too.

Metta
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Limited editing time
Replies: 17
Views: 3010

Re: Limited editing time

Thank you, Cittasanto! :smile: No. Sometimes I need to edit very old posts to fix broken links. As long as people don't abuse the edit facility, there's no reason to limit it. Bikkhu Pesala, but there is a reason. 2 people deleted their first posts in the last days. And if you want to fix a broken ...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Open mindedness
Replies: 49
Views: 5196

Re: Open mindedness

. But my signature is always worth remembering. Are you referring to: "This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!"? It's obvious as to what may be "right" or "wrong". Can you give an example of something you might "offer" that would fit in to the "both" or "nei...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 9590

Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Like many here, I started life out as a Christian, primarily because that was the religion of my family. Fortunately for me, they were what I'd call a "moderate to non-practicing" Christian household. I realized at an early age that there were a lot of problems and issues with Christianity, though f...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Limited editing time
Replies: 17
Views: 3010

Re: Limited editing time

I agree with Bhikkhu Pesala here. I think everyone should have unlimited editing capability. Obviously, Anna, you were overusing the privilege and got "dinged". Perhaps you should request for the privilege back and just exercise a bit of restraint in the future? This is what the moderators are for. ...
by Sambojjhanga
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Open mindedness
Replies: 49
Views: 5196

Re: Open mindedness

. But my signature is always worth remembering. Are you referring to: "This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!"? It's obvious as to what may be "right" or "wrong". Can you give an example of something you might "offer" that would fit in to the "both" or "nei...