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by Aloka
Fri May 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 30
Views: 767

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

Is a yakkha a ghost ? Ghosts are already dead, so they can't be "killed".


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by Aloka
Tue May 05, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 301
Views: 19659

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

sentinel wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 3:15 am

By the way , Congratulations to everyone here , most probably many of us are Sotapanna !
I wish everyone
Happy Entering into Stream !!!
:rolleye:

" Those who have awakened don’t talk of what they’ve awakened to, because it lies above and beyond all words.”

(Ajahn Dune Atulo)

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by Aloka
Mon May 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodily Fabrications
Replies: 48
Views: 1091

Re: Bodily Fabrications

DooDoot wrote:I better return to bed now, after making my online Covid-19 grocery order. In Australia, we are battling for groceries due to hoarding by the ex-British-convicts. :roll:
Alas, the Brits are battling for online grocery orders here in the UK too!

:coffee:

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by Aloka
Sun May 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Buddhism: clear explanation
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: What is Buddhism: clear explanation

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There's also "An Outline of Buddhism" from Wat Pah Nanachat which is worth reading by newcomers:

http://www.watpahnanachat.org/an-outline-of-buddhism-1


:anjali:

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by Aloka
Sun May 03, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Regular Online Events from Amaravati Monastery
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Regular Online Events from Amaravati Monastery

Regular Online Events From Amaravati Monastery – Update https://www.amaravati.org/regular-online-events-update/ :anjali: Thanks Aloka, unfortunately 1am NZST is a little late for me to watch Ajahn Amaro live... :zzz: But I must catch up with some of the recordings... :anjali: :heart: Mike Yes that'...
by Aloka
Fri May 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Nibanna element
Replies: 30
Views: 1012

Re: Nibanna element

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:28 am
Nibbana element is when there is the experience of spacious peace when the mind is free from craving & attachment.
:goodpost: :twothumbsup:


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by Aloka
Fri May 01, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Five questions on meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Five questions on meditation

Hi LukeS,

"Finding the Missing Peace" is a helpful little beginners meditation book by Ajahn Amaro and there's a section about walking meditation at the back of the book.

https://www.amaravati.org/dhamma-books/ ... editation/


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by Aloka
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 95
Views: 3804

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:39 am

What situation? World War 2 ended 75 years ago. :idea: Best to give up porn, video games & Hollywood movies.

:goodpost:


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by Aloka
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: ufo and aliens visit
Replies: 40
Views: 998

Re: ufo and aliens visit

Pentagon formally releases "UFO videos taken by USA Navy Pilots"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video ... deos-video


(the videos were said to have been taken between 2004 and 20015)


................ :alien:
by Aloka
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 84
Views: 3211

Re: Lockdown Stress

Its also very true what Soto Zen teacher Brad Warner has to say about social media in this 10 minute video "Be Kind Even to Strangers on the Internet"




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by Aloka
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ghost Karma
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Ghost Karma

PS

....and the filming of the Rolling Stones video must have been done at dawn.


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by Aloka
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ghost Karma
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Ghost Karma

What leads to becoming a ghost? Because the world is a ghost town presently! Ghost Karma? .... Nonsense, Its definately not like "a ghost town" in UK parks, outside B & Q stores, and in the queues ouside food supermarkets! Nor was it at the back of my home yesterday, because I was chatting to neigh...
by Aloka
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Greetings

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Welcome, WaywardCloud :hello: