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by Jon. S
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Violence in order to do good for someone in the long-run?
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Violence in order to do good for someone in the long-run?

A friend and I were discussing whether it's correct to inflict violence upon someone if it benefits them in the long-run, and his argument was that the Buddha explicitly taught non-violence. Of course, I disagree, but I can't seem to find any references in the cannon to support my argument. What do ...
by Jon. S
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen, Dogen and being put off...
Replies: 45
Views: 3730

Re: Zen, Dogen and being put off...

BuddhaSoup wrote:i
it is samatha and vipassana practiced simultaneously.
after hearing one of his senior priests complain, after a daylong "sesshin," that he was "tired of all of this bulls**t sitting and staring at a wall." Probably the best teaching moment I experienced that year.
:jumping:
by Jon. S
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 3393

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

Because Vajrayana empowerments are expensive.
by Jon. S
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: (Purported) relics of the Buddha stolen...
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: (Purported) relics of the Buddha stolen...

Bad karma.. :shrug:
by Jon. S
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?
Replies: 149
Views: 17248

Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

In Maha Boowa's biography, Samana, he also talks in-detail about his enlightenment.. I've always been kind of confused about that point. Aren't bhikkhus prohibited from speaking of attainments?
by Jon. S
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Artificial flowers on altar?
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Artificial flowers on altar?

Is this acceptable? I usually buy fresh flowers but they can get very expensive.. was also thinking about buy orchids but I am not so skilled with them..
by Jon. S
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 52263

Re: your home altar/shrine

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by Jon. S
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Is Nibbana
Replies: 35
Views: 2928

Re: What Is Nibbana

Right at that moment. But because its impermanent, suffering is just around the corner. My question was about the happiness of nibbana. "Nibbana is to be experienced by the wise." There's no answer to your question, especially coming from non-arahants. And even if an arahant were to answer that que...
by Jon. S
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The citta as a permanent self?
Replies: 102
Views: 8528

Re: The citta as a permanent self?

Relevant Ajahn Maha Bua quotes (emphasis mine): 'Being intrinsically bright and clear, the citta is always ready to make contact with everything of every nature. Although all conditioned phenomena without exception are governed by the three universal laws of anicca, dukkha, and anattã, the citta’s ...
by Jon. S
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The citta as a permanent self?
Replies: 102
Views: 8528

The citta as a permanent self?

As I understand it, Luangta Maha Boowa teaches that the citta or heart/mind is the only thing that moves from life to life. But is this not contradicting to the teaching of anatta that includes the mind? I'm a little confused with this point, if someone could clarify I would be very grateful. :namas...
by Jon. S
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On W

We shall kill them all.. with loving-kindness. :meditate:
by Jon. S
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest Monastery in Virginia
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Forest Monastery in Virginia

phongdharma wrote:Is there a website for Ajahn Dick's monastery? I might go to bhavana next month and would love to swing by his place for a visit.
Here:
http://www.forestdhamma.org/

I stayed there and just came back a week ago, its a really beautiful place. Just so you know, they are still in construction.
by Jon. S
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 6671

Re: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

>What is currently holding you back from ordaining? I am not 20 years old just yet. Also, the money towards expenses. >How long have you been practicing Buddhism? For about 2 years. >How old are you (not really relevant, just curious)? 17 >Do you have a particular place you would like to ordain? If ...
by Jon. S
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 52263

Re: your home altar/shrine

Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste: http://i.imgur.com/iyuSVYdl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/FTaGby8l.jpg I like that rupa. What style is it? I'm not too sure, I got it over at Buddhagroove. I think it may be Chinese, possibly Japanese. Again ...
by Jon. S
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 52263

Re: your home altar/shrine

Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste:

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