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by dagon
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhante Dhammanando!!
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Happy Birthday Bhante Dhammanando!!

Happy birthday Bhante

:anjali:
dagon
by dagon
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: An Alternative Education for Self-Sufficiency
Replies: 2
Views: 347

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
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

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
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

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: 2958

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: 1393

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: 1132

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
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1254
Views: 92692

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: 1260

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: 12201

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
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

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: 3230

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: 4229
Views: 258708

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: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Nanamoli Thera on Truths
Replies: 4
Views: 578

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: 875

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
by dagon
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Deadly Aussie Animals
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: Deadly Aussie Animals

Kim OHara wrote:Don't laugh about Vegemite - it's one of the few known drop-bear repellents.

:coffee:
Kim
Dead bacteria and salt should be a repellent to all thinking life forms :lol:

At least Red Backs look nice :roll:
dagon
by dagon
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Setting up Buddha shrine
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: Setting up Buddha shrine

I have no idea about rules, but I don't think you should cover it -- that would in a way suggest that: "Okay, the Dhamma is not relevant now." Let the Dhamma stay relevant and let that create some possible discomfort for you when considering engaging in activities that you consider unwholesome. You...
by dagon
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 75
Views: 5884

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

Hold the phone!! Breaking News! Cruz picks Fiorina as his vice-presidential running mate. So Cruz must the presumptive nominee. :rofl: Sounds like a joke, but he really did pick her and she accepted: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/27/politics/ted-cruz-carly-fiorina-vice-president/" onclick="window.open...
by dagon
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Thailand
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Hello from Thailand

Hi Luke in Issan

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel

metta
dagon
by dagon
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Chanting book specially for meditators
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Chanting book specially for meditators

Thank you for posting this valuable link.

metta
dagon