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by Ajisai
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Disrespect
Replies: 27
Views: 7308

Re: Disrespect

There is is this popular place in Paris called the Buddha Bar, where basically people drink alcohol and eat in front of a big Buddha statue. I can't help but find this disrespectful, especially towards Buddhist values. The Buddha statue is just there for exotism... A picture of the place: http://www...
by Ajisai
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: hip pain (bursitis)?
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: hip pain (bursitis)?

I had a bursitis in a leg once and could not even walk because of the pain. I recovered quickly with medication.
If it is still hurting, I advise you see a doctor. Waiting might make it get worse.
by Ajisai
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Should I take the Refuge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Re: Should I take the Refuge?

The third precept is not about sex before mariage. It means no raping, no taking advantage of someone to have sex, not having sex with someone who would not be able to say no (mentally handicapped people for example). It also means no cheating.
by Ajisai
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Job Stress, Oy
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Job Stress, Oy

Meditation alone is not enough I suppose. The objective of meditation is to slow down and stop. If your physical condition allows you, you might want to do a bit of sport. I found out that running twice or three times a week helped me a great deal with managing my stress. From that point you have t...
by Ajisai
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Religious criticism
Replies: 19
Views: 2838

Re: Religious criticism

Why is it considered taboo to openly criticise another persons religion in most societies but yet perfectly ok to criticise a persons political convictions? It really depends on the culture you live in. In France for example, three main topics are supposed to be avoided when having lunch with other...
by Ajisai
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 574628

Re: Word Association Game

Legacy
by Ajisai
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Post-Meditation Bliss
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: Post-Meditation Bliss

Hi Roux, Just like you I'm new to Buddhism and meditation, but what you are telling has happened to me many times too. It is not always just after the meditation but sometimes a couple of hours later that I can feel the effects of that "bliss" as you say: being with an attentive, calm mind, less ang...
by Ajisai
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Need help with my studies
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: Need help with my studies

Hello, Still Searching, You might wanna have a look à this topic about introductory books to Theravada: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=148 There are also many Theravadan Dhamma Talks on Youtube. For example, the Buddhist Society of Western Australia has a lot of them (many of them a...
by Ajisai
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: Another new guy

Welcome ! :smile:
by Ajisai
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?
Replies: 223
Views: 11828

Re: I'm giving up tobacco, permanently

Manas,

I wish you good luck even though it seems you are doing very well ! :smile:
by Ajisai
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jeweler kills a robber, becomes a hero on social networks
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Jeweler kills a robber, becomes a hero on social network

Yesterday there was a demonstration of about 800 people in Nice, defending the jeweler, saying that it was self-defense. As you say, David, I cannot see why it is not just considered as plain murder ! And now, to add even more ignorance and stupidity to this story, some people are changing their min...
by Ajisai
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Overcoming anger
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: Overcoming anger

Thanks a lot, I am going to study this carefully. :anjali: It is a bit off-topic but I would like to say I love this forum. I learnt a lot since I registered here and the good atmosphere makes I am not afraid to ask questions. So thanks everyone on this forum, and special thanks to the admins and mo...
by Ajisai
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76946

Re: Month 2

I resolve to sit for at least 25 months every morning and evening. Wow, that's a lot ! :mrgreen: I skipped many sittings too but I'm back on regular practice. I'm trying to sit for 25 minutes too, like you, weakfocus. I'm also looking forward next saturday, when I will attend a Dhamma talk and Vipa...
by Ajisai
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jeweler kills a robber, becomes a hero on social networks
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Jeweler kills a robber, becomes a hero on social networks

I'm living in Japan now but I'm from France. Apparently there has been a lot of talking about a jeweler who killed one of the guys who just robbed him. What is striking about this story is that lots of people are actually supporting the idea that he was right to do so. I have some friends and even s...
by Ajisai
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Overcoming anger
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Overcoming anger

Hello everyone, Being mindful of my thoughts I realized that I have a lot of angry thoughts many times a day. I tend to be quickly upset/irritated by small/stupid things (people walking to slowly in front of me,co-workers making mistakes, etc.). It seems I'm lacking patience. I almost always keeps t...
by Ajisai
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: More Buddha Humour
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: More Buddha Humour

That's right. Sorry. :embarassed:
by Ajisai
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: More Buddha Humour
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: More Buddha Humour

They're fun ! Where did you find these? :D
by Ajisai
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Alchoholic Buddhists
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: Alchoholic Buddhists

Hello Bhikku Cintita,

It is a bit off-topic but i just wanted to say that I love your 'Samsaric Anonymous" expression. It is fun but also so full of meaning!
by Ajisai
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Struggling to get over my ex
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Struggling to get over my ex

Same as BubbaBuddhist. I also loved someone who, in the end, was not the person they seemed/pretended to be. And it actually happened to me twice ! BubbaBuddhist is right when he says that you were not in love with this woman, but the image you thought she was. Most probably, she was a terrible pers...
by Ajisai
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I'm so sorry everyone I don't wanna cause problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: I'm so sorry everyone I don't wanna cause problems

Hello Still Searching, If you are a Bhuddist then you will probably agree with me if I say that every life is precious. So your life is very precious too. You must feel terribly bad, but there is always a way to overcome the greatest difficulties. Posting your message here proves that you have the w...