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by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

If you were to sum up the pratice in a few words, what would it be? Is the pratice simply"letting go"? Harmlessness towards the world. Letting go to develop meditation. Wisdom knowledge about the nature of reality. While the suttas summarise most briefly as "letting go" (MN 37), I consider the foun...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

alan wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:10 am
Be Smart. Don't be Stupid.
Because your life depends on that.
Unfortunately ive been more stupid then smart. Your right, my life does depend on it and i have brought much suffering upon myself. Thanks for your post.
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Probably the shortest version that i know of but i do not think it is much sufficient as instruction. From the Dhammapada, verse 183: “Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.” Second was not formulated by the Tathagata but was enough for V...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:08 am
Or how about 16 words...
right view,
right resolve,
right speech,
right conduct,
right livelihood,
right effort,
right mindfulness,
right samadhi.
That is good too. Thank you for your words.
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:05 am
Sila, Samadhi, Panna. Or whatever translation you like of those words.
Foundation of Morality, leading to Stillness of meditation, leading to Wisdom or Insight.
Beautiful James
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 206

What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

If you were to sum up the pratice in a few words, what would it be? Is the pratice simply"letting go"?
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?

It's not a requirement, but recommended, from DN 16: “ Ananda, there are four places the sight of which will arouse strong emotion in those with faith. Which four? Here the Tathagata was born, this is the first place. Here the Tathagata attained Enlightenment, this is the second place. Here the Tat...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?

I vaugey remember reading somewhere that the Buddha said that there is some sort of benefit on going on a pilgrimage to visit the holy places. Did he say that it was in our well being to do so? If my recollection has not failed me was it something a long the lines that all beings who visit all the s...
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: free valentine card
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: free valentine card

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:28 pm
for that "special" someone
Thank you Dhammarakkhito
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleep regulation
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Sleep regulation

Kamran wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 am
You should get plenty of sleep.

Ajahn Chah, and the Buddha were wrong about some things.
The buddhas words are spoken out of compassion for our well being
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does anyone here pratice raw vegan diet?
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Does anyone here pratice raw vegan diet?

Does anyone have any tips on maintaining a raw vegan die? I did it for about a month or 3 weeks and my body never felt better. Eventually i caved in to my cravings and broke the diet. The end of my diet started with the "raw vegan sweets, dehydrated chips etc." and then it was all over.
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: What does the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"

Hello: It just means being in the present moment without mental proliferation, not inside your head. "Then, Bāhiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In refer...
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?

Has anyone just showed up and have been allowed to stay? Looking to stay for about a month. I've been there in Suan Mokh some 3-4 times, I don't even remember now, it was quite some time ago. Back in those days you didn't need to inform them about your visit. And you could stay as a guest in a gues...
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?

Doodoot, thank you! If you are interested in formal retreats, an addition 7 days retreat is also on Koh Samui Island, where bookings are required: http://dipabhavan.weebly.com/retreat-booking.html It is a beautiful part of the world. :ugeek: Click image to enlarge. https://imgur.com/a/0Ag3D Sounds ...
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Convincing my family to stop selling insecticides, pesticides
Replies: 19
Views: 206

Re: Convincing my family to stop selling insecticides, pesticides

Hi there strive , Perhaps you can try suggest to them change to selling health products instead . And share with them long term close contact with poisonous products could be harmful to ourself and others . Regards . James i like that idea, dont know how much they would like it though. Thanks for t...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?

Do I have to let Wat Suan Mokh know if i am coming beforehand? No. For retreats (held in formal meditation centre): Suan Mokkh 10-day silent med­i­ta­tion retreats start at the 1st of each month. Regi­stra­tion is the day before, which is the last day of the pre­vi­ous month (eg 31st of December fo...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Do i have to let Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Suan Mokh know i am coming beforehand?

When I asked the Guest Monk at Nanachat why he never replied to my letter, he said they don't usually reply to people asking to come. They have a lot of accommodation, in dorms if there are no kutis available. He said he only replies to people if they are unsuitable or if there's some huge festival...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

"Furthermore, when going forward & returning, he makes himself fully alert; when looking toward & looking away... when bending & extending his limbs... when carrying his outer cloak, his upper robe & his bowl... when eating, drinking, chewing, & savoring... when urinating & defecating... when walki...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

I would like to add, as to how i heard about the "no text in dirty places rule", it was from some Mahayana layfolk. Not sure if it an actual rule in Mahayana Buddhism or just their personal opinion on how the text should be treated.
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

Greetings, I want to know whether it is okay if i read the dhamma on my smartphone while using the toilet or having a ciggarette while reading the dhamma? Any rules against that? The suttas were transmitted orally as opposed to being written down. As such, I'm not aware of any pre-emptive provision...