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by Denisa
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Farewell Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Farewell Intro

For a change, I thought of writing my intro as the last post when leaving the forum :). Some pieces of my bio is evident in my posts. I'm a mother of two and also a grandmother. I have a PhD (nothing to do with wisdom :D) and I worked for UN. My husband is a Professor. Since my retirement is confirm...
by Denisa
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu
Replies: 152
Views: 13146

Re: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu

The Buddha gave the same answer when asked the second time. At the third request, the Buddha told him about the three kinds of miracles which he had known and realized by his own insight. The first was the miracle of psychic power (iddhi patihariya) consisting in the ability to become many and pass...
by Denisa
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu
Replies: 152
Views: 13146

Re: Levitation and a Simple Bhikkhu

The Buddha gave the same answer when asked the second time. At the third request, the Buddha told him about the three kinds of miracles which he had known and realized by his own insight. The first was the miracle of psychic power (iddhi patihariya) consisting in the ability to become many and pass...
by Denisa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 197184

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Denisa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great Betrayal of Theravada Buddism
Replies: 39
Views: 3227

Re: The Great Betrayal of Theravada Buddism

For anyone looking for more in-depth criticism of Buddhaghosa/Commentarial views, I might recommend the writings of Ven's Nanananda and Nanavira. :anjali: Thank you very much Kasina, I'll look into them. I'm already going through the writings by Bhikkhu Sujato & Bhikkhu Analayo , and finding many m...
by Denisa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why are some people able to commit violent crimes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1062

Re: Why are some people able to commit violent crimes?

I could not even watch it, however innocuous the contents may be. The tales it relates are just to horrific for me to 'entertain' if you would pardon the term.... Same here, I can't even slap my own son. Once my son let me watch a video where some Russian secret agents torture a man to death, I cou...
by Denisa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 684469

Re: Word Association Game

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by Denisa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 227
Views: 25584

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

manas wrote:From the article:
"Those four people [protesters] will be brought to the army camp to tune their political attitude later," Somyot told Reuters.
In other words, they will be sent in for some 're-education'...
Correlative words: brainwashing, re-programming.
by Denisa
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 197184

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Sound of silence...
by Denisa
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 197184

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

daverupa wrote:Something a little more groovy...

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Very funny. How about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLexgOxsZu0&feature=kp

It's about NON-DOING :tongue:
by Denisa
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 684469

Re: Word Association Game

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by Denisa
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why are some people able to commit violent crimes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1062

Re: Why are some people able to commit violent crimes?

Why are some people able to commit violent crimes and feel no remorse? After watching this film, I wonder if some people dont have a conscience. http://theactofkilling.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tILiqotj7Y Some people are blinded by very extreme wrong views that they can even commit ge...
by Denisa
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great Betrayal of Theravada Buddism
Replies: 39
Views: 3227

Re: The Great Betrayal of Theravada Buddism

I did lot of charity, especially towards poor people even before I became a Buddhist. But it never occurred to me: "how much merit I gain from this generosity? Is it big? Whether people recognize me for my generosity? What will I get in next life?" I did them because it helps someone in need, made t...
by Denisa
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is water sprinkle blessing allowed in vinaya and sutta?
Replies: 18
Views: 1587

Re: Is water sprinkle blessing allowed in vinaya and sutta?

I often saw that in the end of dhamma talks by bhikkhu, the monks will give water sprinkle blessing (although not all blessing use water sprinkle). It looks like this if you haven't known: the main monk will chant paritta, then while the monk is chanting, the other monks will walk around the audien...
by Denisa
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is water sprinkle blessing allowed in vinaya and sutta?
Replies: 18
Views: 1587

Re: Is water sprinkle blessing allowed in vinaya and sutta?

Appreciate mod help to delete this post since I merged it to make it clear, thank you.