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by jungblood
Fri May 02, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: sutta references to entertainment
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: sutta references to entertainment

Thanks so much Santa for taking the time to post these excerpts for me... there are many forms of generosity, and generosity with one's time is for me the most signficant... I really appreciate you sharing these with me! :anjali:
by jungblood
Thu May 01, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: sutta references to entertainment
Replies: 2
Views: 283

sutta references to entertainment

Hello friends, So for the past few weeks I've quit watching TV altogether... I had already got rid of cable a couple of years ago (due to it being a monstruos time-suck, more than any concerns about its impact on my practise)... I know the Buddha talked about entertainment being one the things those...
by jungblood
Thu May 01, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What you think about this way of doing metta?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: What you think about this way of doing metta?

I tend to agree with the 'whatever works for you' approach... At times I will carry a small digital tally counter in my hand, and I silently wish joy, love and freedom from suffering to each person I see as I'm walking about the street... doing this, it's easy to generate metta for one hundred or mo...
by jungblood
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Questions for those who have travelled to India
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Questions for those who have travelled to India

I'd echo the doubts of others about tour companies... lots of money and I feel it depersonalized the experience... I spent time in Varanassi and the Deer Park where Buddha spoke... I also spent a few weeks in Dharamshalla in the north - a truly magical place in the mountains where the Dalai Lama liv...
by jungblood
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dāna & the poor
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: Dāna & the poor

Hello all, There are some great points and insights in this thread... One of the things that most attracted me to Buddha's teachings was their acknowledgment that things change with time and even 'fundamentals' like the VInaya should be adapted accordingly in future times so as to enable people to e...
by jungblood
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Passing of First African American Bhikkhu
Replies: 11
Views: 3015

Re: Passing of First African American Bhikkhu

Thank you Dhammanando for sharing this obituary, and giving those of us, like myself, who are relatively new to Theravada an opportunity to learn a little about a teacher and pioneer who was clearly a very special man as well...

:anjali:

Deep bows,
Lucas
by jungblood
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a part
Replies: 26
Views: 1923

Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

I need a teacher's support to make progress in understanding the Dhamma.... and that's just a lay practitioner... if I tried to go solo, and full-time, I expect things would get pretty wacky! But then that's just me - I've got a LOT of 'ancient twisted karma' swilling around in my little head... :ju...
by jungblood
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey :)
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Hey :)

Welcome to the forum Auguste! I'm relatively new too... I signed up a few months ago but have only really started making use of the forum recently - it's a great forum with a lot of experienced and knowledgable participants - a real resource! I look forward to reading your posts... :anjali:
by jungblood
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 79912

Re: One meal a day... at night?

Thanks everyone for your input... some real food for thought (no pun intended).. I wasn't aware that the Vinaya guidelines on meals were intended to ease strain on lay supporters... in my case food is central sense pleasure fixation - though I'm lucky that I dont put on weight, I'm conscious that I ...
by jungblood
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Indirect consequences of actions
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: Indirect consequences of actions

But the purpose here is not to kill the sentient beings; they are being killed indirectly for the cultivation of vegetable sustenance. Thanks for this Mkoll....for me, intention is such a key issue in navigating morality and ethics... intention, intention, intention... sometimes it can be difficult...
by jungblood
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 79912

One meal a day... at night?

Howdy folks, So as I understand it, Buddha said that the Vinaya should be adapted as different times and contexts required, right? I'm a lay practitioner, but I like to incorporate the Vinaya into my life in my own modest and imperfect way... one way I'm doing this is by sticking to one meal a day.....
by jungblood
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mara's sweet as sugar!
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Mara's sweet as sugar!

Hello again, I've been looking over your responses to my post about sugar again, and I felt compelled to say a word of thanks.. some great input and honesty about a very simple but blunt, visceral for of craving... Modus ponens, I really like what you say - that the 'sweetness sensation is the physi...
by jungblood
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta study: where to start
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Sutta study: where to start

Thanks everyone for your input here... this is really helpful, and the materials you've highlighted are a real treasure trove... I'm glad I found this 'online sangha' - Though I'm a zen student heart, I'm learning so much by engaging more with the Theravada canon... you¡re input is much appreciated ...
by jungblood
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta study: where to start
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Sutta study: where to start

Hello all, I'm a Zen student, but very interested in studying the Pali canon more in-depth... I'm figuring I'll get started on Bhikku Bodhi's translations, starting with 'In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses'... Obviously the Pali canon is pretty huge, and it's unlikely I'll manage to c...
by jungblood
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mara's sweet as sugar!
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Mara's sweet as sugar!

Hi guys, Thanks for your responses... yup - sugar can be quite the adversary... one of the things I'm really learning is the importance of meeting craving itself with metta... learning to meet all of life - both those who I encounter and my own internal processes - from a place of loving kindness is...
by jungblood
Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mara's sweet as sugar!
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Mara's sweet as sugar!

hello friends, So I'm working on cutting back on sense pleasures... I quit alcohol and other intoxicants years ago, but sugar has proved to be a much more enduring foe for me... anyone else faced this issue? Sticking to one meal a day makes it easier, but I seem to slip back into sugar madness over ...
by jungblood
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.34/AN 3.35 Hatthaka Sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: AN 3.34/AN 3.35 Hatthaka Sutta

Thanks Mikenz for your service in posting these translations... These lessons on the value and power of renunciation are so very pertinent to me today... much appreciated!

many bows,
Lucas
by jungblood
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: benefits of renunciation..
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

benefits of renunciation..

hello all! I'm a lay practitioner, but one of the things that really attracted me the Theravada school is its more explicit focus on renunciation... the antithesis of the futile consumerism I practised for many years... these last months I've been working on simplifying my life; letting go of many o...
by jungblood
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The addict's suttas: the Dhammapadda
Replies: 1
Views: 528

The addict's suttas: the Dhammapadda

So I've been reading Eknath Easwaran's translation of the Dhammapada. As a recovering addict (I'm 12 years clean and sober, but I still have 'issues' with sugar and shopping - hence 'recovering' as opposed to 'recovered'! :thinking: )I'm reproducing some of the verses that seemed particularly signif...
by jungblood
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Orleans USA!
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Hello from New Orleans USA!

Welcome Guy! I look forward to reading your posts...

Lucas