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by melancholy
Mon May 12, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional
Replies: 100
Views: 9885

Re: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional

I was at a talk by Ajahn Brahm in Brisbane a year or so ago. He told the same jokes I'd heard from him before, the same stories I'd read in his books - and then he said abortion was o.k. up to about 16 or more weeks. At that point quite a number of the audience walked out. 3.Should any bhikkhu inte...
by melancholy
Sun May 11, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Is "Positive thinking" Good or Bad?

Is "Positive thinking" Good or Bad? ..."How, friends, should resentment be removed toward the person whose bodily behavior and verbal behavior are impure but who from time to time gains an opening of the mind, placidity of mind? Suppose there is a little water in a puddle. Then a person might arriv...
by melancholy
Sun May 11, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional
Replies: 100
Views: 9885

Re: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional

So now you hold a strong belief that it is possible to levitate. Isn't it strange how the mind works? Mr Man, no I do not hold a strong "belief". it is simply i "know", having witnessed. this is not by some youtube video nor by a con. also, earlier i have no disbelief nor a though that it is imposs...
by melancholy
Sat May 10, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional
Replies: 100
Views: 9885

Re: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional

need not to be sad, because it is human nature. without getting attached to the person, if you can take the great things he wrote, there will be no problem, and still you can learn and appreciate the dhamma. :) once attached to the person then you want him to be with no faults, once faults found get...
by melancholy
Sat May 10, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2402

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Today also marks the 29th anniversary of taking refuge for the first time and my 'homecoming' to the Dhamma. Not a day goes by when I do not think of the great effect it has had on my life and the gratitude I have towards the Buddha, the Sangha and my teacher. that is definitely something to celebr...
by melancholy
Sat May 10, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional
Replies: 100
Views: 9885

Re: Ajahn Brahm, unconventional

I don't think levitation (the physical body floating off the floor) is possible but I could be wrong ;) you are wrong for sure, because i witnessed this once. and of course, the monk was not an ajahn brahm student. ;) AB has a rockstar status in my country. But i suspect most people go to his talks...
by melancholy
Sat May 10, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2402

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!!

also, don't forget "jātipi dukkhā": birth is suffering! ;)
by melancholy
Sat May 10, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How do u know if u're misleading others or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: How do u know if u're misleading others or not?

"Monks, these two slander the Tathagata. Which two? He who explains what was not said or spoken by the Tathagata as said or spoken by the Tathagata. And he who explains what was said or spoken by the Tathagata as not said or spoken by the Tathagata. These are two who slander the Tathagata." - AN 2....
by melancholy
Mon May 05, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visiting Sri Lankan Monasteries in May - advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: Visiting Sri Lankan Monasteries in May - advice?

Hey there I spent 2 months in Meetirigala (Nissarana Vanaya) when you were at meetirigala, did u meet rev. jotiko? he is one vassa american bhikkhu from wpn. I eventually got fed up with Meetirigala and the fact I was not only discouraged from reading - Nyanavira in particular, but the only English...
by melancholy
Mon May 05, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Sri Lanka
Replies: 33
Views: 8859

Re: Ordination in Sri Lanka

:D ;)

thanks ArkA, good observation. i edited my post.

regards :anjali:
by melancholy
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 19971

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

...although now everybody should gather at the annual January 16th celebration in Wat Pah Pong. " should gather " Is this means all the monks who ordained at WPN are required to travel to WPN on January 16th? If yes, then what action will be taken for a monk who didn't? much written, but ArkA's sim...
by melancholy
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do it yourself!
Replies: 18
Views: 2182

Re: Do it yourself!

kryptos, are you looking for a lifestyle like ramana maharshi. i mean not the views, but the simple & free living? My knowledge about him is too embryonic. Anyway, I will read his biography. May help! Thank very much! :twothumbsup: I take the opportunity to show the video below. It is about a piano...
by melancholy
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 19971

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

I see... I thought that kind of a sangha-sannipata should be on May celebrating the Tathagata. However, I have seen in some other traditions too putting more weight on celebrating the founding figure of the "tradition". Thanks, anyway. :) these excerpts prove that the buddha never entertained celeb...
by melancholy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya on sports and physical exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 2378

buddha's sense of humour

Seems that the Vinaya is full of awkward humor! It's a pity we don't have an easily accessible translation of it yet, although I hear Bhante Sujato and co are working on getting it to SuttaCentral . how about this for the buddha's sense of humour? Now at that time a certain monk, tormented by dissa...
by melancholy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Sri Lanka
Replies: 33
Views: 8859

Re: Ordination in Sri Lanka

well said beeblebrox, well said! sadhu! sadhu!! surely there is nothing to be disillusioned about, unless the student willingly illusioned himself about the teacher at the first place. buddha gave enough advice regarding how to pick a teacher and the qualifications he must have. to quote thanissaro ...
by melancholy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya on sports and physical exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 2378

Re: Vinaya on sports and physical exercise

The Vinaya passage describing the misbehaviour of the group of six monks includes at the end: "They indulged in many kinds of bad behavior such as ... eating and socializing with women and girls of respectable families; eating after noon; drinking intoxicants; ... etc." http://www.accesstoinsight.o...
by melancholy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Sri Lanka
Replies: 33
Views: 8859

Re: Power & Problems

Check out SN 51.20: Iddhipadavibhanga Sutta... or, the Analysis of the Bases of Power . :anjali: thanks beeblebrox, but ArkA not talking about "chanda, citta, viriya, vimansa". he was talking about my post just before his. it is about the corrupted mundane power and fear about that corrupted power....
by melancholy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya on sports and physical exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 2378

Re: Vinaya on sports and physical exercise

at the time of the buddha, his doctor jivaka saw monks becoming fat and recommended sauna and walking meditation. therefore the buddha allowed monks to use sauna and walking meditation.
by melancholy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Sri Lanka
Replies: 33
Views: 8859

Re: Power & Problems

ArkA wrote:Power can make problems disappear, so they are no longer problems!

;)
well ArkA, power can do that but only if it can abandon the moral judgement. making problems disappear is not the same as solving them!

;)
by melancholy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do it yourself!
Replies: 18
Views: 2182

Re: Do it yourself!

kryptos, are you looking for a lifestyle like ramana maharshi. i mean not the views, but the simple & free living?