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by Crazy cloud
Tue May 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is there such a kind of rule ....
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Is there such a kind of rule ....

I remember one Myanmar Sayadaw was asked, why monks sometimes cover their face with a fan while giving a dhamma discourse, he said "Oh, fan is very useful. You can put there a piece of paper with the Dhamma talk written if you cannot remember it!" Well , i was hoping someone could come up with a be...
by Crazy cloud
Fri May 15, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

Public "education", aggressive health care, social ridicule, and lack of wholeheartedly devotion is the cause of decline in reports of heavenly beings.
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?
Replies: 36
Views: 606

Re: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Crazy cloud wrote: do you take all that's written and said to be a matter of fact?
yes, I have faith


yet I moved on from Zen & etc.
Faith is not a fact.
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 323
Views: 32665

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

If you find nothing that interest you, just scroll! Rupert has a sharp mind, but he's not the only one who say similar things. I've used some time listening to different scientists, and there are a lot of debates amongst. them that supports my own understanding. But I'm not looking for someone to ag...
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?
Replies: 36
Views: 606

Re: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?

cappuccino wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Crazy cloud wrote: Maybe 95% of the religion is windows dressing
slander, confusion… how could anyone think this?
Maybe so in your mind, but let me ask you; do you take all that's written and said to be a matter of fact?

I follow ehi passiko!
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 323
Views: 32665

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

Now is space. I have experienced memories of the past, with and without the release of accompanied emotions. We can accumulate understanding of, through time moving in space, but this awareness of understanding is always in the now. So there is no separation between space and time, but there is spa...
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 323
Views: 32665

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

Space! Is Now bigger than space? Or are there numerous small bits of Now moving freely in space? Now is space. Have you ever experienced the past? I have experienced memories of the past, with and without the release of accompanied emotions. We can accumulate understanding of, through time moving i...
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?
Replies: 36
Views: 606

Re: Do we have an idealised image of Nibbana and the Buddha?

Do we have an idealized image of Nibbana and the Buddha?

Yes of course, because we are humans and the method has become a religion. Maybe 95% of the religion is windows dressing, but that doesn't mean that the method is invalid as a means to end suffering.
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 323
Views: 32665

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

PeterC86 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Crazy cloud wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:15 pm
If now is on the move, then what is it moving in or through?
Space!
Is Now bigger than space? Or are there numerous small bits of Now moving freely in space?

Have you ever experienced the past?
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 323
Views: 32665

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

If now is on the move, then what is it moving in or through?
by Crazy cloud
Tue May 12, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 323
Views: 32665

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

The shortest cut I can make is to say: Raise up and take one step towards yourself! The awareness goes nowhere because there is no space or direction for it to move. If I say: Are you aware of the tingling sensation in your left foot? The awareness goes down to my foot, experiences the feeling, retu...
by Crazy cloud
Mon May 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?
Replies: 39
Views: 1086

Re: Poll: What do you consider authoritative?

" I do not consider anything authoritative but my own interpretation, and use what I please from all sources."

If "interpretation" was changed to "understanding", I could also vote.
by Crazy cloud
Fri May 08, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 323
Views: 32665

Re: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West

I wear, a smile, Is what, me wrote, You see in me, is what I see in you. WHEN all is done and said, in the end this shall you find: He most of all doth bathe in bliss that hath a quiet mind; And, clear from worldly cares, to dream can be content The sweetest time in all this life in thinking to be ...
by Crazy cloud
Fri May 08, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 1301

Re: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists

If you actually said "get rid of suffering", I agree with your father's remark about complicating things.