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by Still Searching
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some wise words I told this young lady
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Some wise words I told this young lady

I have quite a lot of Thai people in my friend list, I try to converse with them as much as possible but it can be somewhat difficult as I can only speak English, French or Chinese. This woman messaged me "Not that it was Jesus or the Lord kill me." or "Do not know the Lord or kill it." or something...
by Still Searching
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is your favourite animal?
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: What is your favourite animal?

Spiny Norman wrote:I like seals, but I don't think my bath is big enough to have one as a pet. :P

Seals are adorable.
I used to watch the movie Andre a lot as a kid.
I loved that movie, it was beautiful & heart warming. :smile:
by Still Searching
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is your favourite animal?
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: What is your favourite animal?

Forgot to mention, foxes are beautiful creatures.
I enjoy watching them walk around through woods.
They're actually very friendly, even if they do rammage through our rubbish! :tongue:

My brother loves penguins (not sure I spelt it right). He owns a cat and a lizard.
by Still Searching
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is your favourite animal?
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: What is your favourite animal?

I don't own any, but I enjoy meeting cats. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O0KH0vckkXQ/TrP4haOYC9I/AAAAAAAADdE/JCettRUBpM4/s1600/nice+to+meet+you+catz.jpg :anjali: :tongue: lol I'm friends with my neighbourhood cats. Once, one followed me home from town, I stopped by a fast food place and shared a bag of...
by Still Searching
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is your favourite animal?
Replies: 12
Views: 942

What is your favourite animal?

I pretty much love all animals but my most favourite are cats.
Spiders & snakes scare me but I wouldn't hurt them.

What about you?
(If this thread already exists, I apologize.)
by Still Searching
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 6663

Re: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

To those who hope to or are planning to ordain: What is currently holding you back from ordaining? Travel money, debt, I also need more practice. How long have you been practicing Buddhism? 3 years. How old are you (not really relevant, just curious)? 26. Do you have a particular place you would li...
by Still Searching
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks and shaving
Replies: 16
Views: 4167

Monks and shaving

This might sound gross but do monks/nuns also shave their underarms, pubic region and legs as well as head and eyebrows? I'm just curious. Would men have to shave their chests too?
by Still Searching
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is your favorite English word?
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: What is your favorite English word?


Nice. I quite like that one. :smile:
by Still Searching
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is your favorite English word?
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: What is your favorite English word?

Food. I dunno why. :shrug:
by Still Searching
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Looks like I'm gonna make it after all
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Looks like I'm gonna make it after all

So my body was in pretty bad shape last time I posted here. Well, I'm gonna make it after all. Transplants & medicine. I'm gonna make it. As for the accomodation part. I'm still in a bedset but I'll be heading over to London soon, but I'm still saving up to visit some monasteries & temples and still...
by Still Searching
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: No promises but I may have a chance
Replies: 7
Views: 923

I'm awake or close

Whilst in hospital, I experienced something beyond. It's hard to describe but everything that made no sense to me is beginning to make sense. I've basically got into the similar state Siddhartha was. I was constantly thinking, none stop thinking. Then I meditated (I am practicing meditation and hopi...
by Still Searching
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Foods for Anxiety
Replies: 27
Views: 4208

Re: Foods for Anxiety

Well, I know my answers offend you or aren't very helpful but suffer from anxiety. I stay away from caffeine and take Kalm tablets. I also drink chamomile tea. Another mothed I used was the paper bag thing. Unfortunately, panic attacks can last a long while :cry: but they do disappear eventually! :s...
by Still Searching
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?
Replies: 223
Views: 11866

Re: I'm giving up tobacco, permanently

My suggestion would be to go cold turkey as you'd still be feeding the habit but that's just my theory.

Motivation can distract you.
Replace 1 addiction with another like say sports, gym work, college, cooking, gardening, art etc.
by Still Searching
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: No promises but I may have a chance
Replies: 7
Views: 923

No promises but I may have a chance

As explained, my organs are slowly failing and my health is slowly deteriating due to my depression and numerous self-harm attempts. I'm in hospital again, the doctors are going try and see if I can be stable from other methods but the chances are very low. If my kidneys & liver a little stable, the...
by Still Searching
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Passing Away
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Passing Away

Are you sure it is terminal? Hopefully, the doctors can prescribe something to fix you back up. Hope you get well. :buddha1: Hi David, They've tried everything. I suffered from stomach ulcers and my thyroid hormones were all over the place. Due to the increase of self-harm attempts, my organs are s...
by Still Searching
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Passing Away
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Passing Away

Doctors have runned tests and I ain't got much time.
I have some gaestric/digestive complications.
My white cells have increased.

I'm sorry if this makes anyone depressed.
Thank you for the friendship.
I didn't make it to nirvana but I did some things for the community, I hope that was enough.

AJ
by Still Searching
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault
Replies: 19
Views: 2057

Re: Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault

This is just silly... parade a bunch of young women wearing flashy dresses around in a place where practitioners of strict celibacy are dwelling... That's why I said being in sex-restricted area can cause this problem. Again, it's about self-control. Before I was part of DW and took interest in Bud...
by Still Searching
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault
Replies: 19
Views: 2057

Re: Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault

Many religious people perform such cruel acts, it can be anyone, a rabbi, nun, priest, monk, anybody. It's all about self-control. They might be mentally unwell or angry or just is greedy and can't control his libido. I am not ready for a monastery life but I'm training, I have managed to ignore all...
by Still Searching
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Frustrations.
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Frustrations.

Hi PsychedelicSunSet, I too struggle with anger and frustration. I managed to meditate and was successful. I achieved this by ignoring my thoughts, sitting still and letting the world do its work. I closed my eyes for 15 minutes, not thinking about anything and after that, I felt refreshed and amazi...
by Still Searching
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: I would like a Pali teacher
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

I would like a Pali teacher

I would like to learn this language as I wish to be ordained (although I'm not ready yet) and want to train.