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by Dharmapala
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddha tattoo
Replies: 16
Views: 4193

Re: buddha tattoo

Buddha images, no matter what type (type of statue, face, or 4 headed Buddha etc etc) are not to be below the waist at all. Hmmm so putting some adjustments in it to make it some other buddhist related being like a buddhavista or something will not help? I think i'd better let it be like it is then...
by Dharmapala
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddha tattoo
Replies: 16
Views: 4193

Re: buddha tattoo

@ daverupa Thank you Its not just for others to criticise/ no matter if its shown or not, its very well known in Thailand, Buddha and certain deities have to be above the waist and in certain relevance to each other (for example, if there is more than one deity on your body, for obvious reasons it ...
by Dharmapala
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sadhu from New Zealand (intro)
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Sadhu from New Zealand (intro)

Hey mate. Fellow Kiwi here. Do you visit Bodhinyanarama in stokes valley much? I have stayed there for a couple of months in the past 7 years, its a very nice spot for practice. I know the monastery well, but I usually go and visit, Wat Dhammaprateep, which is situated in Wainiuomata. I think they ...
by Dharmapala
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha Pendant
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: Buddha Pendant

I posted this in a forum elsewhere. Sorry if this is a repeated post. But I want advice from Theravada followers since I believe it is most closest to what the Buddha taught. Im staying in India and it is hard to get Buddhist symbols like Dharmacakra since the religion is not very popular here. I h...
by Dharmapala
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Favorite Dhamma Book?
Replies: 15
Views: 2165

Re: Favorite Dhamma Book?

I did a google search for this and found very little on here, so I hope i'm not repeating an already discussed topic, but I'm curious: other than the suttas, what is your personal favorite dhamma book? I'm interested in hearing everyone's rationale for their choice, I think it could be a great way ...
by Dharmapala
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do Thai monks smoke?
Replies: 132
Views: 18317

Re: Why do Thai monks smoke?

I'm sure this has probably been discussed before, but why do Thai monks smoke? Wouldn't this addiction be obstructive to the path? Metta, J. :anjali: My brother-inlaw was a very respected monk, in Lop Buri, who was a avid tudong practitioner, everyone had very high hopes for him, but sadly he died ...
by Dharmapala
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddha tattoo
Replies: 16
Views: 4193

Re: buddha tattoo

Hello people I dont consider myself a buddhist but it is the only organized religion that makes sense to me and i've always thought it is a beautifull teaching and i love studying it. But i'm not a very disciplined person and although i try to stick to some of the basics because i believe it makes ...
by Dharmapala
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sadhu from New Zealand (intro)
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Sadhu from New Zealand (intro)

Hi, Thought it would be right to introduce myself as just registered today. My name is Jon, I am 37 years old and live in Wellington, New Zealand. I have been interested in Buddhism, ever since I first started to practice, martial arts, which has been my hobby on and off, since I was 14 years old. O...