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by bodom
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a lay person learn, practice and become peaceful and happy?
Replies: 33
Views: 1074

Re: Can a lay person learn, practice and become peaceful and happy?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:26 pm
the Thai women there seem to be some of the most genuinely happy and joyful people I've ever met.
But you are not living with them.
You can't gage the happiness of a person by just meeting a person in a temple or a pub.
Yes that's why I said "seem to be".

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a lay person learn, practice and become peaceful and happy?
Replies: 33
Views: 1074

Re: Can a lay person learn, practice and become peaceful and happy?

mikenz66 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:27 pm
I know a lot of happy lay Buddhists, the majority married Thai women.

:heart:
Mike
Yes I agree with this 100 percent. There are a couple Wats in my city and all the Thai women there seem to be some of the most genuinely happy and joyful people I've ever met.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Bodom!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Happy Birthday Bodom!!!!

Thanks guys I had a good one. Received a new copy of Bhikkhu Bodhi's Suttanipata translation, Buddhadasa's new book on dependent origination Under the Bodhi Tree and Analayo's Compassion and Emptiness all from my wife. She did good!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Bodom!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Happy Birthday Bodom!!!!

Thanks so much guys!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Bodom!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Happy Birthday Bodom!!!!

SDC wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Hope today is a great one!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:
Lol Thanks brother. As usual your taste in picking COB songs is impeccable \M/(><)\m/

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Survivalism and Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 520

Re: Survivalism and Dhamma

They go to many a refuge, to mountains, forests, parks, trees, and shrines: people threatened with danger. That's not the secure refuge, that's not the highest refuge, that's not the refuge, having gone to which, you gain release from all suffering and stress. But when, having gone for refuge to th...
by bodom
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from New York City
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Hi from New York City

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 2351

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Hi everyone I came across this on Abhayagiri’s website today. https://www.abhayagiri.org/news/240-stillness-flowing-available-march-1-2018 :woohoo: Thank you KF I'm really, really looking forward to this book. Have been hearing about for years now that it was in the works. Glad to see its finally c...
by bodom
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

Thank you Bodom. Isn't contemplation on Dhamma (Dahamma Vicaya) form of meditation? Yes it is an important part of the practice but by itself will not lead to deeper insights. It leads to conceptual knowledge not insight knowledge. One needs both tranquility and insight. Concentration is a crucial ...
by bodom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

In my case, I have never done formal sitting meditated more than thirty minutes due to my back pain. However, I spent many hours studying and contemplating Dhamma. As you may have noticed I am in Dhamma Wheel 24X7. Limit your time studying. Don't waste your time all day online when it would be bett...
by bodom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Online games addiction

I like to play Madden NFL Football on my Playstation 4 once in awhile. I'm such a hedonist! :stirthepot: You get more dhamma points for Madden. I played call of duty/black ops which I think Mara probably invented. Lol oh I definitely got down on some Black Ops. These days it's pretty much just spor...
by bodom
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Online games addiction

I like to play Madden NFL Football on my Playstation 4 once in awhile.

I'm such a hedonist!

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