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by theravada_guy
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhikkuni Prophecy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4402

Re: Bhikkuni Prophecy?

:shock: Bhikku Pesala. My apologies. Thank you.
by theravada_guy
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhikkuni Prophecy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4402

Re: Bhikkuni Prophecy?

Greetings all,

This is not to open a can of worms, I'm just looking for an online copy of this prophecy from the Suttas.
by theravada_guy
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I actually sat...
Replies: 2
Views: 559

I actually sat...

Greetings all, Today is the new moon Uposatha. I woke up earlier than I usually do this morning. Everything was quiet and calm, I did my puja (with the Eight Precepts instead of Five), let one of the dogs out, was looking through one of my Dhamma books. Things were still quiet, and I kinda just look...
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Wrong Livelihood?
Replies: 22
Views: 3173

Re: Wrong Livelihood?

Thanks Peter and Anna. Anna, the threads were helpful! Thank you! :anjali:
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Wrong Livelihood?
Replies: 22
Views: 3173

Wrong Livelihood?

Greetings all, I was wondering, does working in a restaurant count as wrong livelihood? I used to work at Wendy's. I put condiments on sandwiches, got fries, chicken nuggets and other related things. I definitely don't want to go back to a restaurant, especially a fast food one, but if I did end up ...
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Stupa/Pagoda
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Re: Stupa/Pagoda

Wow! That's an impressive replica. Thanks for sharing David! :anjali:
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Stupa/Pagoda
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Re: Stupa/Pagoda

Thanks everybody. I have found something that goes along with what I'm looking for. I will definitely ask David about that, Ben. :anjali:
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: What is this?

Thanks tilt and Anicca. I kinda thought maybe that it was a yantra after I had seen the term connected with Thai Buddhism somewhere. I definitely know what a yantra is from my Hindu days. Well, I kinda know what they are. I don't put any faith in such things anymore. I had a few yantras, one was und...
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Which Precept is most difficult for you?
Replies: 38
Views: 5055

Re: Which Precept is most difficult for you?

Definitely the fourth precept. Lying isn't really the issue, it's more a matter of swearing and getting irritated with some people, hence the tone in my voice isn't the lightest. Maybe my issue is more a matter of Right Speech, but I figured this would mean the fourth precept is the most difficult f...
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

What is this?

Greetings all, Please take a look at this and tell me what it is, because I have something similar to it, the only differences are minor, such as the man in the main image is different. What are these things? What are they used for? Should I have mine put somewhere where it's not folded up and stuff...
by theravada_guy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Stupa/Pagoda
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Stupa/Pagoda

Greetings all, I have two questions: 1.) Is a pagoda the same thing as a stupa, only it's Chinese? 2.) Where can I get an affordable replica, model, etc. of a stupa from a Theravadin country? I know there are lots of famous stupas, but I don't know any of them. But, I would still like to try and fin...
by theravada_guy
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha's image
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Buddha's image

If you only have so much room for an image or shrine, and possibly the only place to put it is where you sleep, then this is okay. My shrine is in my bedroom as there is no other place to put it. Here is an article that explains this more in depth. It is an excerpt from a book by Bhante Gunaratana (...
by theravada_guy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visiting Temples Outside America
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Visiting Temples Outside America

Greetings all, If, by chance sometime in the future I ever get the chance to do pilgrimage to the Four Sacred Shrines or go to any temple in a Theravadin land, will I ever get looked at strangely because I'm a Westerner? I know when I was a Hindu, sometimes I would get weird looks and I know some of...
by theravada_guy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand Buddhist Flag
Replies: 19
Views: 3634

Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Thanks Mike. I was wondering that myself. :anjali:
by theravada_guy
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: I don't want to jump the gun, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: I don't want to jump the gun, but...

AdvaitaJ,

No, it's in Illinois.

All,

I have heard from Bhante Rahula and he said whenever I would like to meet we can do this. The group meets twice a month, and I e-mailed him regarding the 19th of August, which is one of the scheduled meetings, so I think it will happen then.