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by kilanta
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A day in the life of a novice Buddhist monk
Replies: 24
Views: 4638

Re: A day in the life of a novice Buddhist monk

Thank you very much for sharing your day.
Bhante Lucky wrote:[...] a useful book about Buddhism and depression [...]
It would be most kind if you could share the name of this book you are referring to.
by kilanta
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Possibility of Stream Entry
Replies: 63
Views: 4866

Re: Possibility of Stream Entry

So whether it is possible or not for us personally will depend on several factors such as ability, intelligence, faith, effort, honesty, morality, etc. Of these, faith and effort are critical factors. If you think and believe it's not possible, it's not possible. If you believe it is possible, then...
by kilanta
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why Ordain?
Replies: 17
Views: 1978

Re: Why Ordain?

One reason for choosing monasticism is the sort of companionship available to you. For what it is worth, I think this is one of the most important reasons to ordain. Even if one has an independent source of income and can be picky with one's relationships with others, it might be quite a bit easier...
by kilanta
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and physical pain
Replies: 29
Views: 2772

Re: Arahants and physical pain

paul wrote:http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
:anjali:
by kilanta
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and physical pain
Replies: 29
Views: 2772

Re: Arahants and physical pain

I do not question of course the importance of spiritual growth, but one of the goals of Buddhism (maybe the main one?) is the eradication of all suffering, including physical suffering. Perhaps there is a subtle difference between eradicating the suffering rising from wanting to avoid experiencing ...
by kilanta
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can I get all the scriptures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: How can I get all the scriptures?

I really really want to read it all. Though there has been very helpful and useful responses in this thread, I would like to offer one more point of view. Even though craving for more Dhamma is nothing but beneficial, this might still be a good opportunity to reflect why there is such a strong urge...
by kilanta
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: urban buddhist monk
Replies: 28
Views: 2305

Re: urban buddhist monk

So no it is not possible to be an urban monk except in short spells of a month. Maybe a rare person here and there can. But over long time such a reclusive life while living amidst few million people will cause mental problems unless the person had schizoid, loner tendencies to begin with and was i...
by kilanta
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Gym or no gym
Replies: 26
Views: 6646

Re: Gym or no gym

[...] is the gym not just a way to boost ones ego and become attached to the body? This is a big dilemma for me Going to a gym is what you make out of it. Observe what your feelings towards not going are. Skip a session or two and see what feelings arise in the mind. Whatever feelings occur after y...
by kilanta
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Face is twisting
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: Face is twisting

Hi, I have a question regarding my meditation. Since more than 3 years, after my first vipassana (Goenka) retreat, I have the feeling that my face is moving, twisting. Sometime if I feel more relax, all my upper body is twisting. Does anyone have an idea of what is it? Thanks for any advices Librar...
by kilanta
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't all ordain...right?
Replies: 33
Views: 3065

Re: We can't all ordain...right?

As far as continuation of human race goes there will have to be some sex for procreational purpose. After giving some thought about this I fail to find any reason why continuation of human race would be something that necessarily should be endorsed from theravadan point of view. I'm not knowledgeab...
by kilanta
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 4200

Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Magoo wrote:
Feathers wrote:Thanks :smile:

Edit: huh, you have to pay to post? Interesting. Still useful to be able to browse.
I think the cost to be a member on Dhammaloka is about $2 which is a user pays philsophy to cover costs of administration etc.
Sound more like a spam-prevention measure to me.
by kilanta
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 82762

Re: Eating after midday.

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: b) Unless following the Dhutaṅga (ascetic practices), one can eat as often as one wants from first light to midday.
Does this apply to lay devotees and monks or just lay devotees?
by kilanta
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu
Replies: 19
Views: 3670

Re: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu

Thank you for the welcome. I am now a one month-old monk. This has been one of the best things I've ever done. It's been a great experience so far, even if the most challenging. I congratulate you all on finding the right path. A wonderful life. What an inspiring career move, Bhante. May I ask you ...
by kilanta
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monastics allowed to use footwear and headcover?
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: Are monastics allowed to use footwear and headcover?

"84. Should any bhikkhunī, not being ill, use a sunshade and leather footwear, it is to be confessed. [Sunshade: Cv.V.23.3; Footwear: See Mv.I.30, Mv.V.4.3, Mv.V.5.2]" -- Does it mean non-leather footwear is allowed? From Thanissaro Bhikkhu's exposition of the buddhist monastic code (mentioned earl...
by kilanta
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sloth/Torpor vs Back Pain
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Sloth/Torpor vs Back Pain

Well, the title kind of describes it all. Normally this wouldn't even be a problem to be honest, but I am doing a retreat in about 3 months time and it's a 10 day Goenka retreat and although I am confident that I could sit through the pain; it doesn't necessarily mean that I should. Mr. Goenka's ta...
by kilanta
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Orthodox interpretation of rising numbers of humans
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Orthodox interpretation of rising numbers of humans

What would be the most plausible explanation according to the orthodox classical theravada to rising numbers of humans? It seems that the number of humans has been raising for quite a while, but lately, during last century or so, the growth has been exponential. Maybe devas have, en masse , decided ...
by kilanta
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikku's Regarding Money & Activities
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: Bhikkhus Regarding Money & Activities

Does A Bhikkhu Beg? Note that a bhikkhu can ask his blood relatives for requisites, even if not invited. Now there must be a some bhikkhavo who don't have any living blood relatives left or maybe some there are some who have gone forth as orphans. Are these special cases allowed to ask requisites f...
by kilanta
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: In need of advice about going forth
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

Re: In need of advice about going forth

On the other hand, right now I'm having serious drama with my parents. My father stopped communicating with me, my mother is very uspet but alseast she gave me the opportunity to expalin what this is about. Any advice on this ? On principle, one cannot ordain if there is opposition from one's famil...
by kilanta
Mon May 27, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you watch tv?
Replies: 38
Views: 5501

Re: Do you watch tv?

I watch documentaries and dhamma talks from Youtube quite frequently, but don't own an actual television apparatus and haven't had one since 90s. So yes, I watch tv in a way.
by kilanta
Fri May 24, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Itivuttaka 1.26 Giving
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Itivuttaka 1.26 Giving

If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of selfishness overcome their minds I have always thought this one is as tantalising as it is inspirational. What did he know? What are those results? And perhaps just as importa...