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by appicchato
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello friends
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Re: hello friends

genkaku wrote:Welcome Vinayanandabk. I hope your studies go well and that you find something useful here.
:thumbsup:
by appicchato
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati for beginner
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: Anapanasati for beginner

Maybe I'm overanalyzing.
:coffee:
by appicchato
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Using chants to say in English
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Using chants to say in English

It's (either/or, or both) entirely up to you...
by appicchato
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Walk to feed the hungry, NYC, 1st November
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Walk to feed the hungry, NYC, 1st November

http://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlob ... undraisers

For those interested there are ten walks in different states (of America) on varying dates in the next two months...
by appicchato
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday martinfrank!
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Happy birthday martinfrank!

:thumbsup:
by appicchato
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Unsure where to go
Replies: 23
Views: 4634

Re: Unsure where to go

Dear Ven... In a nutshell...for Caucasians in Asia the situation, any situation, be it lay or ordained, is always, always, tenuous at best...from day one to the last...we are not accepted, we are tolerated...and should any (even the slightest) situation head south, it's over... Although there are f...
by appicchato
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Unsure where to go
Replies: 23
Views: 4634

Re: Unsure where to go

Greetings, Some good (for the most part) info from martinfrank here...even though it's not clear whether you want to 'live the monastic life' or ordain as a monk...either way be aware, generally, repeat, generally speaking the monastic communities of Southeast Asia are not particularly Caucasian fr...
by appicchato
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Revealing a cheating spouse: Wrong Speech?
Replies: 37
Views: 2134

Re: Revealing a cheating spouse: Wrong Speech?

In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, beneficial, but unendearing & disagreeable to others, he has a sense of the proper time for saying them. Confusing...firstly, factual is true, why say 'true'? (granted, it's a sutta quote), beneficial, to whom?...secondly, it's (con...
by appicchato
Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Student Of The Path
Replies: 135
Views: 17750

Re: Student Of The Path

All the best to you... Try to remember the lute(?) simile...strings not too taught, not too loose... In eight years in the robes the two words I've heard most from monks (not Caucasian, and virtually no command of English), on innumerable occasions, is 'No serious'...it's all, repeat, all good...no...
by appicchato
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks that work?
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: Monks that work?

I propose not to judge. Life comes in many shades of gray. We'll always be relatively good and relatively bad at the same time and we should look at others with the same indulgence we have for our own weaknesses.
<cough>Amen... :candle:
by appicchato
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: searching Dhamma groups in San Diego Ca or Yuma Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: searching Dhamma groups in San Diego Ca or Yuma Arizona

Im thinking in going to San Diego or some place near the border to encounter with some buddhists. Below are some links to Theravada or non-sectarian Buddhist spots...although some sites don't exist anymore (not sure about these)...there are many more near the border but most are Mahayana, Vajrayana...
by appicchato
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to support a monk in Asia
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: How to support a monk in Asia

Perhaps contacting your friends, stating your desire to provide support, and ask them what is allowable, and/or what they may be in need of...
by appicchato
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Samsara...the film...
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Samsara...the film...

Five years...21 posts... :thumbsup: ....(glad you enjoyed it)...
by appicchato
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi article in Inquiring Mind
Replies: 41
Views: 6173

Re: An active moderator shouldn't enter debate

One may consider putting themselves into the position of a moderator for a moment...a (basically) thankless, time consuming slog through virtually (if correct) every post...to ride herd on, and weed out, the possibly far flung (out there (of which there are many)) topics, and ((not infrequent) nebu...
by appicchato
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do monks shave?
Replies: 19
Views: 2144

Re: How do monks shave?

...shave with just water as well. Some monks must still do so today, no?
Your use of 'must' may be construed as ambiguous...but yes, commonly...
by appicchato
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How did Buddha live under a tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

Re: Do monks suffer from insomnia?

Insomnia has nothing to do with where this thread is going...and an uneducated answer to your question is: some do, most don't... :zzz:
by appicchato
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Samsara...the film...
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Samsara...the film...

by appicchato
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In memorium...
Replies: 9
Views: 684

In memorium...

...of William Young's (a.k.a. Individual) birthday... :candle: