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by Strive4Karuna
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 10 perfections?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

10 perfections?

I have read that the Buddha needed to complete the 10 paramis before he could be born into his last life as a Buddha. I am remeber recalling the Buddha saying every arahant is different has his own dispositions, different personalitys etc. Some prefer to teach others prefer to stay aloof and keep to...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Confession of Wrong doing
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Confession of Wrong doing

I do not know how long ago it was, sometime earlier this year but I was put on suspension from this board for claiming to be the next Buddha, Maitreya. I want to make a confession to help alleviate any negative kamma that has accrued from my past offense. I was heavily under the use of Marijuana at ...
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you feel an ego connected to your post?
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Do you feel an ego connected to your post?

When you make a post, do you feel like a sense of ""importance" , "ego" or "self" or "me" or "mine" or "good post " or "bad" or is it just my delusive egotistical prideful arrogant sense of self? I mean unless you are an arahant because even anagamins can still be conceited. Like why do I feel every...
by Strive4Karuna
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When I was 4/5 years old I had my life visons
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: When I was 4/5 years old I had my life visons

Every reply was beneficial. You guys are so awesome. Thank you. :goodpost: so helpful Great community. You guys do amazing things for eachother. Honestly I do not want spend so much time reading this because it feeding my "ego" and making me feel "special" to garner the attention from this thread. I...
by Strive4Karuna
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When I was 4/5 years old I had my life visons
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: When I was 4/5 years old I had my life visons

Thank you for the replies. All of benefit. Yes I have seen a few mental specialist before. That Nick gentleman is incredible... I live in the suburbs a few minutes from Toronto, Canada and I believe that there are many wise teachers in my area but if anybody knows someone worth seeing, please advise...
by Strive4Karuna
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When I was 4/5 years old I had my life visons
Replies: 22
Views: 929

When I was 4/5 years old I had my life visons

When I was 4/5 years old I had 2 seperate daydream visions while I was wide awake. 1) I saw myself as a Buddhist monk ( I can tell you I had no idea what Buddhism was, what a Buddhist monk was but this vision was terrifying to me) 2) Second vision i saw was what looked like an adult version of mysel...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 20th century Female Arahant Biography- Ven. Mae Chee Kaew - By Ven. Bhikkhu Dick Silaratano
Replies: 1
Views: 327

20th century Female Arahant Biography- Ven. Mae Chee Kaew - By Ven. Bhikkhu Dick Silaratano

This is another highly recommended read by me although I have not yet finished it. http://www.forestdhamma.org/ebooks/english/pdf/Mae_Chee_Kaew.pdf Here is the link to a synopsis of the book. https://snfwrenms.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/thailand-maechee-kaew/ Honestly, a beautiful fairy tale/ biograph...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven. Ajahn Mun Biography - Free online read.
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Ven. Ajahn Mun Biography - Free online read.

Is it realistic? I was told, by a monk actually, that the book includes a lot of magic, mystical things that most people from a science background would not accept. Everything the Buddha taught is to be experienced. The experience is tangible. The experience Is to be only experienced by those who a...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven. Ajahn Mun Biography - Free online read.
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Ven. Ajahn Mun Biography - Free online read.

So on a retreat I read the hardcopy of a bio on Venerable Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta that I have not finished and found out it is available for free distribution online. https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/aacariya-mun-bhuridatta-thera Very interesting read I recommend to everybody even though I have not fin...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?
Replies: 61
Views: 4353

Re: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?

One of the most important things in my experience is a deeply tranquil meditation and experience meditating on non self. You need to develop something better to fall back on. The other practices of course found in theravada text include meditation on the foulness of the body (32 parts) but just as i...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My Dog is Dying, What can I do that will be of benefit to him?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: My Dog is Dying, What can I do that will be of benefit to him?

Like what you suggested, give him your presence, a lot of love, care and warmth. There is also the popular belief of letting it listen to the chanting of suttas, perhaps with the aid of a CD player, so the memory of this sound is imprinted in its consciousness. :thumbsup: thank you. I will start bo...
by Strive4Karuna
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My Dog is Dying, What can I do that will be of benefit to him?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

My Dog is Dying, What can I do that will be of benefit to him?

I was just told today that my dog has approximately 3 weeks to live max. I want to do something that can help him in the future. I want him to have a more favorable rebirth, one with less suffering, preferably one where he can find the Buddha and for himself practice for the realization of nibbana f...
by Strive4Karuna
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditating while High
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Dangers of Meditating while High

I would like to share my experience of meditating while under the influence. Please stay away. Most of us already know that intoxicants lead to the weakening of our mind and later to great regret. This is especially so for us meditators and spirtualist, who put greater stock into the health of our m...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where does the line lie between facing your fears and throwing away your life?
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Where does the line lie between facing your fears and throwing away your life?

What is the Buddhist way towards facing your fears in a situation where your life is at risk. It is part of the process of a monk to face his fears, stay in cremations grounds and enter forest in order to conquer fear. That being said, if I am not mistaken, the Buddha also warned us about staying aw...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Taking something without permission..yet knowing the answer is yes
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Taking something without permission..yet knowing the answer is yes

Taking something on trust is not breaking any precept. Take a look at the Ghaṭīkār Sutta of the Majjhimanikāya. Even monks are allowed to take something without asking, if they are really sure that the owner will be pleased. If it turns out that they were mistaken, and the owner is not pleased, it ...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Taking something without permission..yet knowing the answer is yes
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Taking something without permission..yet knowing the answer is yes

My dad has an old cell phone recharger. Since then he has purchased a new phone and the recharger has been sitting in my room for months. My parents are very generous towards me, even if he needed it, i know he would likely still give it to me, however, i believe he no longer needs it and know 100%,...
by Strive4Karuna
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: I saw suspicious behavior. What would you do if you saw an illegal act?
Replies: 3
Views: 535

I saw suspicious behavior. What would you do if you saw an illegal act?

Lets say you saw someone attempt to steal something, the owner was not around to report it. Would you call the police? Would you speak to the person directly and question them about why they are taking property that does not belong to them? Possibly enlighten them about the repercussions, now and in...
by Strive4Karuna
Sun May 01, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is making music right livelihood?
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Is making music right livelihood?

Is making music right livelihood? There is a lot of different music out there. A lot that nurtures unwholesome qualities. If one were in the music industry as their livelihood, and made music that only brought happiness and peace, and nurtured wholesome qualities like love and right view, would it b...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ethical jobs with freedom to work anytime?
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Ethical jobs with freedom to work anytime?

I would like an occupation with the freedom to take time off whenever I want. I want to spend more time at the monastery, and I would like an occupation that would allow me lots of freedom to work as I please and visit the temple & monastery whenever I want. Some examples would be a computer program...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: For Practitioners in Toronto, Canada
Replies: 0
Views: 700

For Practitioners in Toronto, Canada

For awhile I've been looking for temples where I could get involved with the dhamma & practice in the greater toronto area. These are some places I have found for English speakers that offer group meditation and/or dhamma talks or reflection. If you have any more suggestions for the Toronto area ple...