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by Edith Clampton
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist response to Terrorism
Replies: 152
Views: 14032

Re: Buddhist response to Terrorism

He had to advance the interests of his state, fight off wars and wage others, etc. What do you mean? Why did Muhammed have to advance the interests of his state, fight off wars and wage others, etc.? Do you mean to say that he never had the option of just spending his life selling camels and mindin...
by Edith Clampton
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist response to Terrorism
Replies: 152
Views: 14032

Re: Buddhist response to Terrorism

But Ganhi's tactics did not work. His goal was a single united India with muslims and hindus living together in peace.....he failed....there are now three countries in place of his single united one and two of them have been fighting continually ever since their founding. Hi Chownah, No disagreemen...
by Edith Clampton
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist response to Terrorism
Replies: 152
Views: 14032

Re: Buddhist response to Terrorism

And to think that Michael Savage is banned from entering the U.K. for expressing his views. Hello Pulga, I had never heard of the man before, but taking a quick look at his Wikipedia page I’d say it’s not a big surprise that he wasn’t allowed in. He seems to me like one of the less pleasant sorts o...
by Edith Clampton
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist response to Terrorism
Replies: 152
Views: 14032

Re: Buddhist response to Terrorism

I watched the video but I don’t think Ajahn Brahmavamso’s ideas will work. I mean it’s all very well spouting about Mahatma Gandhi, but Gandhi’s tactics only worked because he was dealing with the British. I don’t think they would have worked against the Moslems, Nazis and that sort of type. It’s my...
by Edith Clampton
Fri May 02, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Venerable Father--a Life with Ajahn Chah Have you read this?
Replies: 29
Views: 2069

Re: Venerable Father--a Life with Ajahn Chah Have you read t

Mr Man wrote:Edith Clampton (Mrs) - A blast from the past.
Indeed, a Van Winkle-like awakening after 15-years' hibernation.
by Edith Clampton
Fri May 02, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 188262

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMyY1hTqTzc We Are The Ovaltineys by The Ovaltineys (ca 1935) Charming, isn’t it? It’s the sort of song one could happily listen to all day and night. In fact I’ve recently started using the Ovaltineys’ song as background to my daily boxing and aerobic workout. Like m...
by Edith Clampton
Fri May 02, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Venerable Father--a Life with Ajahn Chah Have you read this?
Replies: 29
Views: 2069

Re: Venerable Father--a Life with Ajahn Chah Have you read t

Tell me why I should keep reading. I read the book too long ago to be able to give you an in-depth analysis of it, and nor would I presume to say why you should keep reading it. What however led me to read the book to the end (despite the author being a projection-prone, delusional moron, not to me...
by Edith Clampton
Thu May 01, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Defilements vs purity
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: Defilements vs purity

I don't know much about metallurgy, Me neither. In fact I now see that my point would have been better made with reference to the uranium in pitchblende rather than the gold in ore. But never mind, let’s move on. Well, you know what happens next...the beings can't help wanting to taste the sweet, g...
by Edith Clampton
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Defilements vs purity
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: Defilements vs purity

yet if something can be "defiled" it must have previously been clean. Not at all; the word ‘defilement’ is quite non-committal about this. With some defiled things there may be a prior state of purity (as with iron before it’s defiled by rust). With others there may not (as with unextracted gold th...
by Edith Clampton
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone translate this for me please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Can anyone translate this for me please?

Not nariphon in particular, but thewadaa/devatā in general (though with more of an emphasis on the earthbound ones than the celestial).
by Edith Clampton
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 188262

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

I have been reading a talk by Ajahn Sumedho called “Religious Convention and Sila Practice”. He says: “One night, we were sitting in our forest monastery in Thailand meditating, when I heard an American pop song that I really hated when I was a layman. It was being blasted out by one of those medici...
by Edith Clampton
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone translate this for me please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Can anyone translate this for me please?

Thanks so much for your reply. I did get a notification of the previous reply but it failed for some reason. It's the names of the chants I am interested in too Hello Tony, I will have another go and we’ll see if it works this time. These are the names of the chants in Thai, Magadhi and English. A ...
by Edith Clampton
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone translate this for me please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Can anyone translate this for me please?

The chants are those used in a Thai Buddhist wealth-increasing paritta ritual that's become very popular since the country's economic crash in the nineties. I did attempt to post a longer reply earlier with translations of all the chants' names, but it's mysteriously failed to get through, so I'll j...
by Edith Clampton
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's stopping you?
Replies: 30
Views: 3237

Re: What's stopping you?

cooran wrote:Hello Bhane,

Age IS a barrier for any older female thinking of ordaining. I think 50 is the upper age.

:jawdrop:

Really? Do you mean everywhere or just in some monasteries?