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by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 789730

Re: the great rebirth debate

I honestly don't get buddhists who do not believe in rebirth. If rebirth is not true what REALLY is the point of Nibanna then? Nibbana appears rarely defined in the suttas as the "end of rebirth". Nibbana appears mostly defined as the here-&-now end of greed, hatred & delusion. You say life is enjo...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 789730

Re: the great rebirth debate

I honestly don't get buddhists who do not believe in rebirth. If rebirth is not true what REALLY is the point of Nibanna then? You say life is enjoyable and just live in the present! No, life isn't enjoyable. Impermance isn't enjoyable. We are told to practice equanimity in this world of suffering. ...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw
Replies: 17
Views: 4379

Quote from Mahasi Sayadaw

After a few day’s rest, they came again for another week of meditation. That cousin of mine then reached the stage of the Knowledge of Dissolution. Although he was noting “rising, falling, sitting,” he did not see the abdominal shape, and his body seemed to have disappeared. So he had to touch it w...
by Ryan95227
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Pure dhamma discord channel
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Pure dhamma discord channel

I've been trying to find a good theravada discord too. The popular Buddhism one seems too big and covers all the schools. Unfortunately this one seems like just a discussion forum for lals site than an early Buddhist forum. same. The popular buddhism is populated with people not really knowing the ...
by Ryan95227
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Pure dhamma discord channel
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Pure dhamma discord channel

How do you know puredhamma.net is based on actual teachings of buddha? Why should we suddenly disregard the work done by many prominent monks who worked tirelessly all their lives to interpret what the Buddha taught? Are you saying we should listen to a man whose life isn't that properly documented?...
by Ryan95227
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 789730

Re: the great rebirth debate

Even from the American atheistic “you only have 1 birth, life, death” view.... we were suddenly born into this world without choice, we experience life, and we die and we go back to that same “place” before birth. What do you think is stopping “you” from experiencing a new “birth” as a new identity...
by Ryan95227
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Story of a small giant

From buddhist perspective, how can a normal person like him who has never been exposed to buddhist teaching do such generous activities that remind me of the buddha? I can't even fathom of anyone generous as he is. Do you think that this kind of "selflessness" has anything to do with anatta? a bit....
by Ryan95227
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Story of a small giant

People are clapping for him because they saw him in other tv show. The restaurant/shop owners at the top of the mountain pay him. The mountain name is "Seol Ak Mountain" Yes he carries pretty much everything (sometimes injured tourist). I found a google map for seol ak mountain and it appears to be...
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Story of a small giant

cappuccino wrote: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:23 pm though he has virtue, he doesn't necessarily have wisdom

though he earned heaven, there is more possible
It's a shame that he's not exposed to buddhist teachings.
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1265
Views: 236593

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Lal:

Really amazing just how much you dedicate in doing this. I wish I had similar motivation towards my practice :namaste:
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Story of a small giant

Did you see the legs on that guy? He might actually be able to carry 140kg. Notice how his carrying frame puts the weight right over his hips so the only part of his body that carries all the weight is his legs. Why are all the people standing around clapping for him?....is he a tourist attraction?...
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Story of a small giant

cappuccino wrote: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Ryan95227 wrote: There's a man in South Korea by the name of "Im Gi Jong"
I think he is fictional
I posted a clip :anjali:
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Story of a small giant

There's a man in South Korea by the name of "Im Gi Jong." He's a man who carries up to 140kg worth of food, gas, supplies, and even small refrigerator on his back What is the source of this story? 140kg would be roughly the weight of an adult giant panda. At a weightlifting contest in Pattaya yeste...
by Ryan95227
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Story of a small giant

There's a man in South Korea by the name of "Im Gi Jong." He's a man who carries up to 140kg worth of food, gas, supplies, and even small refrigerator on his back and climb the treacherous mountains for 3+ miles everyday. He has been doing this for 46 years. His meal consists of fruit and only rice ...
by Ryan95227
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 4619

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

Use whatever free time you have to practise. If you have one hour, walk for 20 minutes noting each part of the steps in detail, then sit for 40 minutes noting the rising/falling movements. During the day, practise during quiet moments. I meditate regularly when going out for alms, sitting on the bu...