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by bodom
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2895

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

I received my book a few days ago in the mail. What an absolutely amazing book! I thought that I had known all there is to know about this legendary monk and his teachings but I was wrong. This book is incredibly detailed in not only Laung Por's life and experiences but also the history of Buddhism...
by bodom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 3216

Re: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking

How unfortunate that someone would criticize another for not holding a Buddhist belief system but yet does not follow them himself. 252. Easily seen is the fault of others, but one's own fault is difficult to see. Like chaff one winnows another's faults, but hides one's own, even as a crafty fowler ...
by bodom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2895

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

I received my book a few days ago in the mail. What an absolutely amazing book! I thought that I had known all there is to know about this legendary monk and his teachings but I was wrong. This book is incredibly detailed in not only Laung Por's life and experiences but also the history of Buddhism ...
by bodom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditations Books
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Meditations Books

Hi No-mind

I don't normally recommend the Visuddhimagga to anyone because of the denseness and complexity of it but in this case I will as it will answer all of your questions above.

Visuddhimagga
https://www.urbandharma.org/udharma14/pathpure.html

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 33
Views: 1549

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Just realized he died in England on March 14th 3.14 Pi day! Also Einstein's birthday. What a coincidence!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 3216

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

I don't think we should praise him because he was famous & well-liked & is now dead. I think you should not praise him if you see nothing to praise in him. Other people find things to praise about him and this thread is a place where they have come to remember him and to mention those things which ...
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleeping pill every night
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Sleeping pill every night

Sleeping pills actually cause insomnia, and over time they will damage your liver. I have taken a prescribed sleeping pill for years now and just had an annual check up and my liver enzymes are fine. I sleep great. :namaste: That doesn't mean in the long run you won't encounter side effects which c...
by bodom
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 33
Views: 1549

RIP Stephen Hawking

A great mind.

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

:candle:

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleeping pill every night
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Sleeping pill every night

Kamran wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Sleeping pills actually cause insomnia, and over time they will damage your liver.
I have taken a prescribed sleeping pill for years now and just had an annual check up and my liver enzymes are fine. I sleep great.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cape Cod MA
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Hello from Cape Cod MA

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are you attached to?
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: What are you attached to?

As far as material possessions, my Dhamma books. I have collected probably close to 200 books. The bookshelf pictured here are my sutta collections and books in the Thai Forest Tradition. The rest boxed up consist of commentaries, Mahasi, Goenka, western Dhamma teachers and Zen books. FB_IMG_152033...
by bodom
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are you attached to?
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: What are you attached to?

As far as material possessions, my Dhamma books. I have collected probably close to 200 books. The bookshelf pictured here are my sutta collections and books in the Thai Forest Tradition. The rest boxed up consist of commentaries, Mahasi, Goenka, western Dhamma teachers and Zen books. FB_IMG_152033...
by bodom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 4705

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

chowna wrote: Forgive me if this is off topic but this discussion has lodged this song in my head:

chownah
Lol yep that is our national anthem.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are you attached to?
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: What are you attached to?

As far as material possessions, my Dhamma books. I have collected probably close to 200 books. The bookshelf pictured here are my sutta collections and books in the Thai Forest Tradition. The rest boxed up consist of commentaries, Mahasi, Goenka, western Dhamma teachers and Zen books. FB_IMG_1520336...
by bodom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday ihrjordan!
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Happy Birthday ihrjordan!

SDC wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:48 am
Happy Birthday, jordan!!!!!

Please enjoy this cup of DECAFFEINATED coffee ( :tongue: ):

Image
:rofl:

:namaste: