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by Mkoll
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dhamma and Mathematics
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Dhamma and Mathematics

If we're mindful of an increase of wholesome states and a decrease in unwholesome states with what we're doing, we should continue. If we're stagnating or it's the opposite, we should implement changes. If conceiving of Dhamma in terms of maths leads to the former, great. If not, then change is need...
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

Hello Friends, What are your recommendations and experiences for reading and listening to Suttas before or after meditation. Do you find better results in reading or listening before or after meditation? How about listening to Suttas be read while meditation? Such as listening to mn148 in full no e...
by Mkoll
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1524

Re: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism

Hello! I'm a member of a Lutheran church, the church of my parents, but I take Buddhism very seriously and have a little experience practicing it. I have meditated somewhere around 100 hours and read seven books about Buddhism. At the moment I'm reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, which I...
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 1151

Re: Satva

:candle: :candle: :candle:
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 1151

Re: Satva

:candle:
by Mkoll
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?
Replies: 34
Views: 898

Re: Why is all Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?

Sure, I know exactly what you mean! If I were you, I'd consider getting a good anthology. Bhikkhu Bodhi's In The Buddha's Words is recommended: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buddhas-Words-Anthology-Discourses-Teachings/dp/0861714911 I second this recommendation. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the huge...
by Mkoll
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Collecting Gold Dust by Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Thank you for sharing this.

:anjali:
by Mkoll
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best book about history of Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Best book about history of Buddhism?

Rupert Gethin's The Foundations of Buddhism gives a good overview of Buddhism in general. It doesn't have Buddhist histories of all the countries you listed though; I don't think such a book exists.
by Mkoll
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Skeptical of Samsara
Replies: 34
Views: 1083

Re: Skeptical of Samsara

Firstly, I should note that I am not myself a Buddhist, but have developed a keen interest in the teachings. However, time and time again a major issue keeps popping up, which is that it seems to me that overall Dhamma rests on the reality of Samsara. That is, without Samsara actually being the cas...
by Mkoll
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monasteries in and around California?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Monasteries in and around California?

Abhayagiri in Northern California is great. Been there a number of times. Forest setting, you get your own kuti and walking path to practice in, good Vinaya, good people. I think I found it through Google.
by Mkoll
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1997

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

I've been listening to Buddhist interviews and reading articles lately that has led me to believe there is a wave of millennial anger towards Baby Boomers, blaming them for holding back the future of Buddhism. At first I thought it was a joke -- but it appears not to be. Someone please enlighten me...
by Mkoll
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 1294

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

:goodpost: By the way, don't think that this kamma-tracking system is a far-fetched idea. Right now, if you're a STEM guy working for some corporate America's high tech companies, then Big Brother is logging every single key stroke, every single mouse click you're doing at your desk job. You'd bett...
by Mkoll
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Myanmar Meditation Visa Update
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Myanmar Meditation Visa Update

Thank you for sharing this Bhante.
by Mkoll
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 78
Views: 2326

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Hello, I'm not sure if buddhism with all the bowing and chanting and rituals is for me.I use to be very self reliant on inner qualities like my own virtue and kind deeds but now tried to go to external things and don't feel authentic. I don't feel really inspired when I visit temples or monasteries...
by Mkoll
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 1923

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong? I don't think anyone can give a answer to this question that generally applies to everybody. Each individual case will be different because there are many other determining factors However, I think we say that there is a correc...