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by Euclid
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator
Replies: 44
Views: 5687

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Thanks for all of your hard work Retro!
by Euclid
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fantastic free ebooks
Replies: 17
Views: 9919

Re: Fantastic free ebooks

I'm not sure how the format for ebooks works, but what-buddha-taught.net has a huge wealth of free buddhist publications in the form of PDFs, and occasionally in straight HTML
by Euclid
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where is this found?
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Where is this found?

I don't know if you could find that quote verbatim, but it's a reoccuring motif. I could find at least one sutta where the first part is present, and at least one sutta where the second part is present, but both of them together? Not too sure. The closest I can think of is the Buddha's last words in...
by Euclid
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Letting Go
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

Re: Letting Go

Thanks for the talk Bodom, this is exactly what I needed to hear. :anjali:
by Euclid
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Correct form of address
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Correct form of address

Cheers Retro, I'll keep it in mind.
by Euclid
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 41
Views: 2902

Re: Cannabis

Smoking cannabis is definitely a precept violation. Allow me to ask you this: how would you argue that drinking alcoholic drinks is a violation of a precept if I were to use the same defense? Sure, it specifically mentions alcoholic beverages in the Pali and not specifically cannabis. But what's the...
by Euclid
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)
Replies: 58
Views: 5220

Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

I really like this idea and would love to get on board!
by Euclid
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Correct form of address
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Correct form of address

Seems like a good thread to pose my question: what is the female equivalent of Bhante?
by Euclid
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monks allowed to touch their mothers?
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

Re: Are monks allowed to touch their mothers?

I seem to recall an anecdote of Bhikku Pesala's, of him shaking the Queen's hand in some ceremony of one another (apologies if my memory is incorrect.) In the telling of the anecdote he explained that cultural context outweighs arbitrary rules in some circumstances.
by Euclid
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside

So it should not be underestimated nor should a nice walk outside be declared as walking meditation, even if done mindfully. Greetings venerable, could you extrapolate a bit on this? How would you classify walking meditation, and how would you classify doing 'menial' walking even if done mindfully?...
by Euclid
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do arahants still have delights/sorrows and longings?
Replies: 30
Views: 2435

Re: Do arahants still have delights/sorrows and longings?

The Sallatha Sutta is relevant to the topic. Quite an interesting read
by Euclid
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Walking meditation, inside vs. outside

I do my walking meditation outside, as I walk to and from university each day (40 minutes each way.) If I'm inside I may as well do sitting meditation, and I might as well use that transit time to get my meditate on!
by Euclid
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Pulling for Individual...
Replies: 70
Views: 14694

Re: Pulling for Individual...

I am shocked. He was much too young and his death is most untimely. Such is life, I suppose. Samsara sucks.

Sabbe sankhara anicca :anjali:
by Euclid
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!
Replies: 50
Views: 27197

Re: Dhammakaya replaces "anatta" with "atta" in their Tipitaka!

Wow, if it turns out these accusations have substance, that'll remove any doubt about Dhammakaya. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Bhante
by Euclid
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhas of Bamiyan, BBC Pictoral
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Buddhas of Bamiyan, BBC Pictoral

Thanks for sharing. I've got an electronic copy of a book on the Bamiyan Buddhas written some time ago, if anybody is interested feel free to send me a PM and I'll upload it somewhere
by Euclid
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Inspires You ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1388

Re: What Inspires You ?

Awesome thread, thanks for sharing your sources of inspiration. I especially like that story of Fede's! For me, I would say my inspiration lies in a couple of things. First that comes to mind are the suttas. To read the revolutionary wisdom of the Buddha really is quite humbling and profound, I find...
by Euclid
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: buddha's teaching on posture?
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

Re: buddha's teaching on posture?

Hi end In the mahasatipatthana sutta the Buddha specifies: "There is the case where a monk — having gone to the wilderness, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building — sits down folding his legs crosswise, holding his body erect and setting mindfulness to the fore [lit: the front of the chest]...
by Euclid
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Working at a Glock factory?
Replies: 34
Views: 3652

Re: Working at a Glock factory?

Perhaps we should bring the issue away from the suttas and back to you. While we could discuss the semantics of Pali and try to interpret what the Buddha meant (whch of course is very interesting; thanks David, I didn't know that the Pali wording was that specific / had those implications), how does...
by Euclid
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: A dedicaton...
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: A dedicaton...

:bow: SADHU! SADHU! SADHU! :bow:
by Euclid
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Buddhism. Hello :)
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: New to Buddhism. Hello :)

Welcome! Great username :twothumbsup: