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by dagon
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhante Dhammanando!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1207

Re: Happy Birthday Bhante Dhammanando!!

Happy birthday Bhante

:anjali:
dagon
by dagon
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: An Alternative Education for Self-Sufficiency
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: An Alternative Education for Self-Sufficiency

When I first went to Northern Thailand in 1980/81 I was told off by Akaka Tribes people for disrespecting HRH King Bhumibol for showing lack of respect by crumpling up paper money with the Kings picture on it. They showed me one of the Royal projects that was encouraging the Hill Tribes to stop prod...
by dagon
Fri May 27, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do?: Provide physical, emotional and behavioural care for sick elderly people and people with disabilities according to my employer. Practise Brahma-vihara, explore The 4 Noble truths and associate with Theravada Buddhist co-workers according to me. :smile: How do you spend...
by dagon
Fri May 27, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do?: Provide physical, emotional and behavioural care for sick elderly people and people with disabilities according to my employer. Practise Brahma-vihara, explore The 4 Noble truths and associate with Theravada Buddhist co-workers according to me. :smile: How do you spend...
by dagon
Sat May 21, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: permanently banned?
Replies: 21
Views: 3742

Re: permanently banned?

Many thanks to the Admins and mods who deals with so much of this stuff without us ever knowing.
So much unseen work.

metta
dagon
by dagon
Fri May 20, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Vesak 2560 (2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 1942

Re: Vesak 2560 (2016)

Happy Vesak

:anjali:
dagon
by dagon
Mon May 16, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta-style jhanas: A Western phenomenon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Sutta-style jhanas: A Western phenomenon?

From Pa Auk Forest Monastery Teaching: •Mindfulness-of-Breathing (ānāpānassati) - to develop absorption concentration (the four jhānas) •Most of the 40 Samatha subjects taught by The Buddha - including loving-kindness (mettā) meditation, the thirty-two parts of the body, the ten kasiṇas and the four...
by dagon
Fri May 13, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 123312

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Ah, I didn't realize you were talking about people actually experiencing natural disasters—I thought you meant others empathizing with them. In that case, I do think that running from a tsunami or wildfire is a visceral response on par with facing a dangerous predator. And yes, what someone does ab...
by dagon
Thu May 12, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Role of Lay People in Theravāda
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: The Role of Lay People in Theravāda

I must have misunderstood the 5 Precepts in Theravāda. Within monastic context, I thought the 3rd precept meant abstinence (I'm married) and the 5th precept meant intoxicants including medication (I take an anti-seizure med that binds to gamma aminobutyric acid much like alcohol does, although I do...
by dagon
Wed May 11, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Belief in rebirth
Replies: 143
Views: 16095

Re: Poll: Belief in rebirth

I think it important to express why I myself repeat the Ajahn Sumedho moment to moment explanation, I had great difficullty with the conventional reincarnation theory, upon listening and reading the moment to moment explanation, my doubt was erased, It feels the correct message, it was liberating. ...
by dagon
Tue May 10, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!

Happy Birthday Ben

May your kindness to others be repaid to you

Metta
dagon
by dagon
Sun May 08, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhist philosophy flawed?
Replies: 58
Views: 4812

Re: Is Buddhist philosophy flawed?

Until you understand grief in its diversity and effect no one understands the full reality of the First Noble truth.

metta
dagon
by dagon
Fri May 06, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 315351

Re: the great vegetarian debate

It is fairly rational to argue in support of vegan theory. After all, it is clear that eating meat indirectly provokes the butchers to kill more animals. Even the dumbest people understand it without a hitch. But I think Buddha, the enlightened one was not so dumb at all. When devadatta asked for p...
by dagon
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nanamoli Thera on Truths
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Nanamoli Thera on Truths

Mkoll wrote:Thanks boris, it is a good intro. Where is it from?
http://pneumato.blogspot.com.au/p/nanam ... a-the.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

dagon
by dagon
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation traditions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Meditation traditions?

Mkoll wrote:Pa Auk Sayadaw is another one. They focus on samadhi and the Visuddhimagga.
http://www.paaukforestmonastery.org/boo ... 112014.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

dagon