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by LauraJ
Tue May 18, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pretty Buddha Wallpaper for Computer Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Pretty Buddha Wallpaper for Computer Screen

I think this makes a very pretty wallpaper for your monitor. Click the following link to right click and save the wallpaper. It's 1024x655. Enjoy!

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zz72tf&s=6

:namaste:
by LauraJ
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Half-way renunciation - cultivating aversion to lay life
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Half-way renunciation - cultivating aversion to lay life

Dan74 wrote:Like Bikkhu Pesala above says, we should bring mindfulness to aversion as it arises and observe it carefully (and without aversion :hug: )

_/|\_
I don't mind confessing. I'm just so ordinary :hug:
by LauraJ
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Healthy recipes
Replies: 56
Views: 20049

Re: Healthy recipes

Easy Veggie Curry Ingredients * 1 tablespoon olive oil * 1 onion, chopped * 2 cloves crushed garlic * 2 1/2 tablespoons curry powder * 2 tablespoons tomato paste * 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes * 1 cube vegetable bouillon * 1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables * 1 1/2 cups water * salt a...
by LauraJ
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Half-way renunciation - cultivating aversion to lay life
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Half-way renunciation - cultivating aversion to lay life

Have you noticed yourself become more averse to all sorts of things in your life since becoming a Buddhist? I have and it's not necessarily a bad thing for sure, if it gets us to drop some bad habits and develop more wholesome behaviours. But if we become averse to the sort of things that are part ...
by LauraJ
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Communicating With Patients in a Coma
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Communicating With Patients in a Coma

That's interesting. Following my brother's car accident I sat with him and talked to him while all his vital signs slid off the edge of the world and became brain dead. From time to time I have wondered whether it was of any benefit. Thanks Bhante. Ben Much metta to you and your brother Ben :anjali...
by LauraJ
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mahayanist Here. Please be Open-minded...!
Replies: 15
Views: 1429

Re: Mahayanist Here. Please be Open-minded...!

Hi, and welcome! I too am a Mahayana (Vajrayana) person and I enjou Dhammawheel very much. You are in good company here :) As was mentioned, the owners of Dhammawheel kindly created a forum for Mahayana folks to exchange too. Dharma Wheel But there are so many good people and precious gems for anyon...
by LauraJ
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 48
Views: 24195

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

Wow Chris, thanks a lot! I can't help but have an interest in Abhidhamma and this is a world of resources. Thanks again :)

Best,
Laura
by LauraJ
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: From little things big things grow...
Replies: 50
Views: 7342

Re: From little things big things grow...

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Today Dhamma Wheel's post count passed 50,000 !

Thank you all for your continued participation and interest in Dhamma Wheel.

I like it here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Awesome! :thumbsup:

I like it too!
by LauraJ
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 4549

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

hmmm, the way the question is worded may lead to the assumption that there would be things that in and of themselves are conducive to awakening, a kind of generic or universalized principle, without considering that what is or is not conducive may depend on specific instances or cases, which may no...
by LauraJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination
Replies: 25
Views: 5373

Re: Temporary Ordination

My question was very well answered in here, thank you.
I can completely understand why someone would do this and it seems very admirable :)

Best,
Laura
by LauraJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: My Shrine
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: My Shrine

It's lovely :twothumbsup:
by LauraJ
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Temporary Ordination
Replies: 25
Views: 5373

Temporary Ordination

I know there must be a simple answer to this :)
Who do people take temporary ordination? Does it benefit one's later lay practice? Is it done for reasons of virtue?

Thanks!
Laura
by LauraJ
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 576809

Re: Word Association Game

curl
by LauraJ
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Issue: Help Sought
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: Personal Issue: Help Sought

Greets everyone! I don't really see what is the problem - the basis of this avoidance - of meeting people who are doing drugs. I am quite new to practical buddhism and just starting to take my spiritual journey into my hands, but this made me wonder. Specially I am thinking about thc (pot) or psych...
by LauraJ
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Issue: Help Sought
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: Personal Issue: Help Sought

appicchato wrote:
theravada_guy wrote:I figured it was okay to chat online, but wasn't too sure.
In the situation your referring to you might ask yourself where, or what, the benefit is...and will this help you in your practice...walking the walk is a full time endeavor...

Be well... :smile:
:goodpost:
by LauraJ
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Deletions
Replies: 12
Views: 1943

Re: Deletions

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by LauraJ
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: E-sangha news
Replies: 103
Views: 18393

Re: E-sangha news

E-sangha outlived its usefulness sometime ago. It is natural for things to split apart, and E-Sangha could not be everything to everyone. Even if E-Sangha were to return, it is most unlikely that I would be participating much, if at all, and certainly not as a mod or an admin. If you want to see wh...
by LauraJ
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - I am new here
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Hi - I am new here

Hi Tree, welcome to Dhamma Wheel :)

Best wishes,
Laura

:anjali:
by LauraJ
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One Dharma? Joseph Goldstein's Perspective
Replies: 87
Views: 8314

Re: One Dharma? Joseph Goldstein's Perspective

I'm glad I left my clause for correction in there! :)

:anjali:
by LauraJ
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One Dharma? Joseph Goldstein's Perspective
Replies: 87
Views: 8314

Re: One Dharma? Joseph Goldstein's Perspective

Christopher, I do understand what you mean. But I think that the statement about a mind free of clinging is positing that there is a thingy, or something existing outside of the aggregates. I don't think it's discussed in Theravada the same way it is in Mahayana. But anyone can feel free to correct ...