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by ES06
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1778
Views: 150823

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Heart sutra in Sanskrit by Imee Ooi.

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by ES06
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: Happy Easter

Happy Easter. This is what we eat in Finland. Some people claim it has dubious appearance...
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by ES06
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Renouncing INTERNET thread -
Replies: 23
Views: 2546

Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Actually, the internet has given me a lot of good things. corrine One good thing would be excellent access to the Dhamma and Buddhist forums. Surely, there is literature and Buddhist groups but groups are hundreds kilometers away and books costs and might be inadequate. Things have good and bad sid...
by ES06
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bad meditating
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Bad meditating

As suggested keeping mindfulness could ease formal meditation. Chores like cooking and washing dishes are quite meditative themselves already to me... Meditating while eating is also something I do. Chew food carefully, count 30 chews before swallowing it and concentrate taste of the food. This make...
by ES06
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Cooking with alcohol?
Replies: 74
Views: 4902

Re: Cooking with alcohol?

Good texts have been in this thread, especially Panang put it well. :anjali: I thought excusing something with attachment sounds contradicting to Buddhism, but fact is also that we only Buddhists, not Buddhas. And we have attachments. Using something else than alcohol in food would resonate with pre...
by ES06
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Cooking with alcohol?
Replies: 74
Views: 4902

Re: Cooking with alcohol?

Using alcohol for cooking may break the precept, but putting it for flavor breaks right intention in the noble 8-fold path, right?

I use spices in food too, but excusing breaking precepts by an attachment seems contrary to Buddhism for me.. :thinking:
by ES06
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's stopping you?
Replies: 30
Views: 2839

Re: What's stopping you?

Spending in monastery short period of time (months - 1 year) is intriguing and would probably be very beneficial for my practice. (I was a bit irregular in the past, but now I have got deeper conviction...) But there is several reasons right now that it won't happen in near future. For longer time -...
by ES06
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: how important is meditation?
Replies: 29
Views: 1595

Re: how important is meditation?

how important is meditation to following the Dhamma as taught by the Buddha? for all a persons study and intellectual knowledge can we really understand dukkha, anicca and annata without meditating? " To understand Anatta, you have to meditate. If you only intellectualize, your head will explode. O...
by ES06
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Inspiring quote!
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: Inspiring quote!

Was it Buddha or someone else who said about a finger pointing the moon: if someone points the moon, do you watch the moon or the finger?

Wise quotes both, anyway.

:anjali:
by ES06
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Does karma only operate on the mind ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Hello, sometimes I hear from others that karma or the fruit of karma is only responsible for mind phenomens (feelings, mood). Other times I hear that karma is even responsible if one has wealth and success in life, so that for an evildoer there will come misfortune events in the future and a gooddo...
by ES06
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Life on other planets
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Life on other planets

It'll be interesting to know what an advanced civilisation thinks of the Buddha Dhamma. On the other hand, they could be technologically advanced but still worship some weird alien god with 11 heads. I think the Dhamma has probably arisen in other civilizations too at some point in the infinite his...
by ES06
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?
Replies: 80
Views: 9066

Re: Should one try to convert non-Buddhists?

I think good question would be why try to convert? If there is no rebirth or afterlife, Buddhism is more like lifestyle choice and philosophy. If my non-Buddhist friend is happy with their own conviction, there is no reason to convert. In that case only important think in the end of life would be wh...
by ES06
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 576377

Re: Word Association Game

attachment
by ES06
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is snuff an intoxicant?
Replies: 69
Views: 5839

Re: Is snuff an intoxicant?

I think they kind of break it. Surely, intoxicants may not break the precept in literal sense, but I still think that spirit of the precept covers also oneself. Of course, not harming other living beings is more important point of the precept, still... But this all is just my view. And yeah, I guess...
by ES06
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 576377

Re: Word Association Game

existence
by ES06
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is snuff an intoxicant?
Replies: 69
Views: 5839

Re: Is snuff an intoxicant?

I'm not condoning the use of tobacco in any way, but the use of tobacco in any form does not break the 5th precept. In Thailand many monks use cigarettes & I'm sure that oral tobacco is also used by monks in some countries. There are health risks associated with any tobacco use but assuming you're ...
by ES06
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Choosing to be unmindful
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Choosing to be unmindful

I think you just have to consider consequences of playing games and decide for yourself. You are responsible for you action only to yourself. (Another question would probably be, why play games instead of doing something else) There are definitely more harmful things to do, especially when you don't...
by ES06
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My happy place
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: My happy place

Talking about being slippery...

Today I had to go out and streets were extremely slippery, almost like an ice rink! I had to watch my every step and concentrate on walking there - right mindfulness in action. It was almost meditative!

Now I am just happy I am at home and I didn't fell at all...
by ES06
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 3392

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

I don't think many actively choose one tradition over another. It's more a matter of where their kamma leads them. I didn't "choose" Theravada. It was just that every time I found any inspiring texts on Buddhism, it was most often Theravada. It just makes most sense to me. Mahayana demands too much...
by ES06
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: New member

Weakfocus wrote:
ES06 wrote:Anyway, I am returning back to practice.
Welcome back. You might find the topic The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge helpful for daily practice.
Thanks for the tip.

And thank you all for welcome :anjali: