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by Thisperson
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Too much tech around us?
Replies: 22
Views: 868

Re: Too much tech around us?

Why drive to a store, when you can walk?

:shrug:
by Thisperson
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 117
Views: 10012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:32 am
Off topic! :offtopic:
Go start a new thread to argue about whatever you want,
Good point. Thanks for sharing your experience here. :anjali:
by Thisperson
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 117
Views: 10012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Sure, but I'm curious as to why you quoted the section about escape. You were looking for sutta reference about the dangers of sensuality and other things mentioned earlier right? The danger is obviously what is escaped. If the escape is abandoning craving & lust then obviously these are the danger...
by Thisperson
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 117
Views: 10012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

This sutta speaks of the gratification, danger, and escape of sensual pleasures, as well as other things. http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/middle-length-discourses-buddha/selections/middle-length-discourses-13-mahadukkhakkhandha-sutta OK. Thanks. And what, bhikkhus, is the escape...? It is the remova...
by Thisperson
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 117
Views: 10012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

There is gratification in lay life that you enumerate in your post with many examples - sensual pleasures that give much joy and satisfaction Which sensual pleasures that give much joy and satisfaction? Thanks but then there is the danger as well: old age, sickness, death, the impermanence of all a...
by Thisperson
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 117
Views: 10012

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Greetings, Imo, young monks should not call themselves Bhante nor should be called Bhante. Technically bhante is a term of address akin to "sir", so should only be used when actually speaking to a bhikkhu, not about one. Thus, the name "Bhante [such-and-such]" doesn't really make much sense at the ...
by Thisperson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1606

Re: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread

Thank you Bhante. :anjali:
by Thisperson
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?
Replies: 34
Views: 2343

Re: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?

JohnK wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Nice summary and putting the task into context.
Thanks. Good point on the metta cultivation aspect as well.
by Thisperson
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?
Replies: 34
Views: 2343

Re: The crux of Buddhist practice - where and how do we cut the chain of Dependent Origination?

To escape this endless cycle, we must cut this chain, so the question becomes: where and how do we cut it? The Four Noble Truths contain the answer. Dukkha is clinging to the aggregates as "me, mine myself". The cause for this clinging to the aggregates is craving, which is the second Noble Truth. ...
by Thisperson
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ajahn Chah Facebook page
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

Re: Ajahn Chah Facebook page

Thanks Bodom. I'm a fan of the other page that doesn't post as often too. Nice to see the new page. 8-)
by Thisperson
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Sumedho at PFOD tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: Ajahn Sumedho at PFOD tonight

Awesome, thanks for recording and posting this! :thumbsup: What a time to be alive. Dhamma from thousands of miles away at the click of a button.
by Thisperson
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Ven. D!
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Happy Birthday Ven. D!

Happy birthday! :anjali: :thumbsup:
by Thisperson
Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: supernormal powers
Replies: 68
Views: 4981

Re: supernormal powers

by Thisperson
Thu May 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from U.S.A, quit job, ordaining soon
Replies: 23
Views: 3463

Re: Greetings from U.S.A, quit job, ordaining soon

:twothumbsup:
Cool, thanks for the update.