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by PsychedelicSunSet
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Torn between two worlds
Replies: 18
Views: 1469

Re: Torn between two worlds

Mkoll, I have trouble keeping the 5 precepts. Why is this? Because socialising, at dare I say my age, involves at the very least the consumption of alcohol. Where I live is not very Buddhist, in fact, I don't know of anyone who follows the dhamma in the same manner as do I. The closest thing to tha...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Monk criticizing another monk. Would that cause a schism ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: Monk criticizing another monk. Would that cause a schism

To qualify as a schism, the division has to meet five criteria: 1) The Community is originally united, which means that it is composed of bhikkhus of common affiliation living in the same territory. 2) It contains at least nine bhikkhus. 3) It becomes involved in a dispute over any of eighteen grou...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Thu May 15, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Pants for stay at a monastery.
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: Pants for stay at a monastery.

Most comfy, practical and useful pants I ever had at the monastery: military surplus M-65 pants, in black tropical weight fabric. Comfy, quite baggy with lots of room for sitting, hard wearing, black to hide the dirt, and millions of pockets. I'd still be using them if I could get them in tropical-...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Wed May 14, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Pants for stay at a monastery.
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: Pants for stay at a monastery.

Nicro wrote:Your best bet would be Thai fisherman pants or a sarong would be good.

I'll be bringing some Thai Fisherman pants, but I don't think they'll be best for outdoor work.


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Metta
by PsychedelicSunSet
Wed May 14, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Pants for stay at a monastery.
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Pants for stay at a monastery.

I'm going to be staying at Abhayagiri, and other monasteries this summer. I'm not sure what kind of pants would be best to bring. I'm thinking I'll be needing something that is cool, as it's going to be fairly hot during the day, that have enough give to be able to meditate in, but that I can also p...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Wed May 07, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?
Replies: 80
Views: 10755

Re: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?

david.sojourn wrote:An Arahant is always a great teacher. It can be no other way.
Source? As far as I know, that statement is untrue.



:anjali:
Metta
by PsychedelicSunSet
Thu May 01, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: stay in monastery as a lay person
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: stay in monastery as a lay person

What is exactly 'lay person'? Lay Person usually refers to a "non-ordained member of the church." So in the case of a Buddhist lay person, it is a non-ordained person who has a Buddhist practice. Do they pay for the food,lodging and retreats? If so is the price fixed? Most monasteries (at least the...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What you think about this way of doing metta?
Replies: 5
Views: 754

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

I say an all encompassing Metta at the end of my sits, or if I'm just walking around I'll sometimes do it. For all beings I do May all beings, Be well, happy, and peaceful, Free from enmity, and free from suffering, Whatever goodness I have done, May this goodness be shared, With all beings, in all ...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why seventh precept split in to two?
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Why seventh precept split in to two?

The factors cannot be combined since the practice differs in content. This precept does not concern just one matter as do other precepts. The first part concerns dancing, singing, watching and listening. The second part involves beautifying the body. Therefore the two parts cannot be turned into a ...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "A New Beginning" a Documentary on the Bhikkhuni movement.
Replies: 2
Views: 537

"A New Beginning" a Documentary on the Bhikkhuni movement.

A New Beginning "A New Beginning" chronicles the journey of two Buddhist nuns who left their lineage to forge a new beginning where they could access the same rights of ordination as monks. The film features the work of the Saranaloka Foundation, a nonprofit stewardship organization founded to brin...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Knees Touching the ground (posture question)
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Re: Knees Touching the ground (posture question)

To my knowledge the important part isn't necessarily having your knees touch the ground (although it's a plus), it's having your knees below or level with your hips. When your knees are elevated above your hips is when problems start to arise. And that sounds like quite a lot of height for your seat...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajaan Dick Silaratano Dhamma Talks
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Ajaan Dick Silaratano Dhamma Talks

I've been looking for dhamma talks by Ajaan Dick, and can't seem to find any. All I can find is his translation work, and one talk he gave at Abhayaghiri on Ajaan Maha Boowa. Does anyone know of any dhamma talks by him?


:anjali:
Metta
by PsychedelicSunSet
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best meditation technique to fall asleep fast?
Replies: 27
Views: 3040

Re: Best meditation technique to fall asleep fast?

Basic yoga is great for this. :smile: The stretching activity has a relaxing effect on the muscles, especially the larger muscle groups of the legs. Combined with gentle attention on breathing while doing the postures, good to do before bed. :anjali: I've always found that yoga before bed wakes me ...
by PsychedelicSunSet
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha not a Prince?
Replies: 21
Views: 3554

Re: Buddha not a Prince?

There is nothing in these characteristics that make any person looks like alien or extraterrestrial. Certainly,any person with these physical qualities bears a majestic figure. Toes and fingers finely webbed, Hands reaching below the knees. Golden-hued body, Ten foot aura around him, Forty teeth, W...