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by pilgrim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 16
Views: 169

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

I would say no. Disliking an idea is not the same as disliking a person . I may disagree with the whole idea of Pure Land practice but I recognise that some who practise it may achieve remarkable samadhi as a result of that practice even if that was not their original intention.
by pilgrim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Strong aversion against blue veins
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: Strong aversion against blue veins

Another thing you can do is to observe the aversion when it arises. Experience how it feels , where the feeling manifests in your body, its shape, tightness, how it feels. Aversion arose because your eyes came into contact with the veins. But when you direct the mind at the aversion itself, the stim...
by pilgrim
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Chinese-language books, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Chinese-language books, etc.

There are several resources in this thread, but I don't know if they suit your requirements of books of an Introductory nature as I can't read Chinese.
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14976
by pilgrim
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?

There are these two Dhammapada verses which won't make sense unless you accept the Commentarial explanation. Verse 294: Having killed mother (i.e., Craving), father (i.e., Conceit), and the two kings (i.e., Eternity-belief and Annihilation-belief), and having destroyed the kingdom (i.e., the sense b...
by pilgrim
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can everyone share their views on dependent origination ?
Replies: 32
Views: 512

Re: Can everyone share their views on dependent origination ?

Greetings , I was wondering if anyone can share their own understanding of how the dependent origination goes about ? Each one explain in their own way so that one can learn from each other, what do you think ? My understanding is in accordance with the orthodox Theravada position. This view is ver...
by pilgrim
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1334

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Could the search algorithm vary for different countries? My google for Buddhist forum returned Dharma Wheel as no 5 and Dhamma Wheel as no 7.
by pilgrim
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation for Migraines
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Meditation for Migraines

I've lived with migraines for 40 years. Focusing on the pain objectively may help to reduce aversion ( what is called the 2nd arrow) but it doesn't do much to alleviate the pain itself. The best action apart from drugs is to sleep it off in a cool, dark room. Migraines are complex and there are many...
by pilgrim
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you like or dislike devotional practices?
Replies: 18
Views: 229

Re: Do you like or dislike devotional practices?

I think the practice grows on one. To an observer, sitting thru devotional practices may sometimes appear awfully boring. But one can experience strong piti when taking part in paritta chanting sessions, esp with a large crowd and better when there is good acoustics. Although I participate rarely, I...
by pilgrim
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lay movements in Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Lay movements in Buddhism

Lay meditation movements span a range of types. As an Asian Buddhist I can say that Buddhists generally view the Goenka and similar groups as within the ambit of Buddhism , even if the Goenka practitioners themselves vigorously deny the label. But less so with the secular Mindfulness meditation grou...
by pilgrim
Mon May 28, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: FAcebook group for Theravadins in Melbourne and Victoria
Replies: 1
Views: 43

FAcebook group for Theravadins in Melbourne and Victoria

If you are a Theravadin Buddhist in Melbourne/Vic, Australia, please join this new FB Group.
"Theravada Buddhist Community of Victoria".
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThBCV/

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
by pilgrim
Fri May 25, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos and Bangladesh
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos and Bangladesh

We also hear little about Buddhism in Cambodia and Laos as English is not widely spoken here and tourism is small. For close to 10 years, I managed a project called Dhamma Aid Asia to print Dhamma books in the local languages for free distribution in these countries and also in Vietnam, Nepal and In...
by pilgrim
Thu May 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

Here is another option for Sri Lanka.
http://bhaddekavihari.org/about
by pilgrim
Sun May 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa?

I am planning to ordain in Sri Lanka at the end of this year. I am seeking a monastery where there is an opportunity to focus on meditation, long term stability, and an English speaking teacher. I have narrowed my search to Na Uyana or Mahamevnawa. If anyone has direct experience with either or bot...
by pilgrim
Tue May 08, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No objections to Livelihood by Archery?
Replies: 24
Views: 395

Re: No objections to Livelihood by Archery?

i wonder why others are defining wrong livelihood as something other than those five professions the buddha lists Point taken...but it does seem odd that the Buddha would cite archery as a means of Livelihood in this verse. Why would he advise how one becomes skillful in a livelihood that potential...
by pilgrim
Tue May 08, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No objections to Livelihood by Archery?
Replies: 24
Views: 395

Re: No objections to Livelihood by Archery?

But I think the Buddha would not cite examples of Livelihood he disapproves of even when talking about persistent effort. Perhaps archery here could be in reference to the king's guards or soldiers. Your career won't go far if you're a lousy shot.