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by Dhammakid
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 15.3 Assu Sutta. Tears.
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: SN 15.3 Assu Sutta. Tears.

This is one of those teachings that my mind has held onto over the years, and I've managed to remember it. I think the most pertinent part for me is the emphasis on practice because of the truth of pain and suffering, and the necessity to overcome it. I think even without an understanding of rebirth...
by Dhammakid
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 10.176 Cunda Sutta.
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: AN 10.176 Cunda Sutta.

I like how the Buddha so easily brings Cunda's attention back to the actions that actually change a person, the actions that have tangible effects on health, mental strength, and well-being in the community. Very fulfilling to read this sutta.
:anjali:
by Dhammakid
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Queen of Katwe
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Queen of Katwe

Thanks for the recommendation, I will watch it as soon as I get the chance. My family also will be interested to see it. It reminds me of the 2006 film "Akeela & The Bee" - among many others just like it.
K
by Dhammakid
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from a past member
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Greetings from a past member

Aww thanks. Nice to see familiar faces!
by Dhammakid
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from a past member
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Greetings from a past member

Hello everyone, Many blessings and well wishes to you all. I am one of those on-and-off again members who have been active and then inactive several times over the past 7+ years, and recently I've been gone so long that I figured it might be a good idea to re-introduce myself. I am Kourtney Andar. I...
by Dhammakid
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 60
Views: 9748

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Really great stuff here. I will offer this video of a talk by Kusala Bhikshu. He is not a Theravadan monk but I really enjoyed his humor and simplicity and how he relates to this non-Buddhist crowd. He also jams out on blues harmonica at the end :tongue: http://youtu.be/D_CSTLTUtm8" onclick="window....
by Dhammakid
Mon May 11, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?
Replies: 223
Views: 11830

Re: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?

Forgot to mention that I'm currently attempting to give up all smoking and intoxicants and to eventually take refuge and the precepts again. Coming back to Dhamma Wheel is a part of the process for me.

Really enjoyed that article, by the way. Good read.

:anjali:
by Dhammakid
Sat May 09, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?
Replies: 223
Views: 11830

Re: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?

I haven't called myself a Buddhist in a long time because I've begun smoking both cannabis and tobacco and drinking alcohol again, after having given it up. Because of this, I haven't taken the precepts or refuge in years. I think one can rationalize something if they really just want to do it. But ...
by Dhammakid
Mon May 05, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74603

Re: Where does one go on attaining Nibbana

There are some really good responses here. I'd like to offer this text by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a comprehensive exploration of the concept of nibbana. Mind Like Fire Unbound http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/index.html Even just reading the abstract greatly helped me under...
by Dhammakid
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Falling asleep during meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Falling asleep during meditation

Hi Ananda, Thank you for your wonderful advice. I never thought about using the pain associated with the lotus position as a meditation object. That's interesting. But really, that position is hell on my legs and feet. The few times I've tried it for an entire session, I could barely move them at th...
by Dhammakid
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Falling asleep during meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Falling asleep during meditation

Bodom: Ah yes, walking meditation. I'm quite familiar with it but I don't practice nearly enough. Thank you for this reminder. I notice that if I sit first then the drowsiness occurs. I may try walking first, or maybe walking as a break from sitting. Ian: that is great yet simple advice. Establish m...
by Dhammakid
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Falling asleep during meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Falling asleep during meditation

Hey folks, This has been something I've struggled with ever since first beginning meditation practice years ago and haven't been able to solve. I quite often fall asleep during sessions, particularly during mindfulness of breathing when I'm counting in-and-out breaths. I also sometimes doze off even...
by Dhammakid
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, again
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Hello, again

Thanks everyone!

My posting will be intermittent since I don't currently have consistent internet access. But I'll stop by whenever I can.

:anjali:
Kourtney aka Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, again
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Hello, again

Hi everyone,
I'm Kourtney. I actually joined the forum in 2009 and have had an active account ever since. I tend to be active for a while and then disappear, but I always come back for some reason. Still haven't figured that out, lol.

Anyway, cheers. I hope you all are well.

:anjali:
Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Thai Buddha Tattoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Thanks again, everyone. It's looking great since it finally stopped peeling and scabbing. I can't wait to add the text. I've also been thinking about adding some soft fire effects, a lotus flower and maybe a dhamma wheel somewhere around it. We'll see what the artist can come up with next time I vis...
by Dhammakid
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Thai Buddha Tattoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Thanks everyone. I'm very happy with it. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done peeling and scabbing. I want to get text added eventually - "Inquire Within" - to the neckline. I know it's not a specific Buddhist phrase, but it's short and fits the space.
by Dhammakid
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Thai Buddha Tattoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

My Thai Buddha Tattoo

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My first tattoo. Got it this past Saturday, October 13, at Always Heavenly Bound tattoo shop in Helen, GA.
by Dhammakid
Sun May 13, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quotes Attributed to the Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Quotes Attributed to the Buddha

Greetings, If it was on Facebook, where people go for social networking, I would be satisfied with a comment that encouraged others to do good, and avoid evil... even if not 100% accurate. On somewhere like Dhamma Wheel or a Facebook group dedicated to the Dhamma, where people go specifically for t...
by Dhammakid
Sat May 12, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quotes Attributed to the Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Quotes Attributed to the Buddha

Yes, I think Kim has the right idea, and that's usually how I approach it. Most people are at least somewhat interested in getting it right, at least if they plan to use the quote multiple times (e.g. on the favorite quotes section of their profile). But others just continue misquoting, which is whe...