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by Aloka
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: equanimity like imperturbable?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: equanimity like imperturbable?

. In the book "Parami - Ways to Cross Life's Floods" by Ajahn Sucitto, there's a chapter: "Evenness of Mind: Upekkha Parami - (sutta) quotes and suggestions on Equanimity" which will probably be helpful. It starts on page 191 of the text. I don't have time to look through it myself again right now -...
by Aloka
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

Not Bon . It's definately a wrathful Bonpo deity, as well as Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu ( Hayagrıva). Have a look at this : Rites of the Deity Tamdrin(Rta mgrin) in Contemporary Bön https://www.academia.edu/2385456/Rites_of_the_Deity_Tamdrin_Rta_mgrin_in_Contemporary_B%C3%B6n_Transforming_Poison_an...
by Aloka
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

tamdrin wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:12 am
... Kind of a silly quote really.
Not if you read the quote in the context of the article I referenced.

PS. Isn't "Tamdrin" the name of a wrathful Tibetan Buddhist/Bon deity ?

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by Aloka
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

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The above Ajahn Chah quote was taken from an article "The View from the Centre" by Ajahn Amaro:

https://www.amaravati.org/the-view-from-the-centre/


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by Aloka
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

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"Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all—if you are anything at all you will suffer.”


~Ajahn Chah


:anjali:
by Aloka
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

. This prompted me to ask Ajahn Achalo if he had ever heard anything about the sukhavati Pure land of Amitabha being real or not We have the potential to live in a Pure Land right here on Earth by practising loving kindness and compassion to all living beings and respecting our environment. There's ...
by Aloka
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mystic beings
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Mystic beings

form wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:14 pm

Maybe this is why remains of a Naga etc. has never been seen before.
Remains of Nagas haven't been found because they are mythical creatures from Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist stories.

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by Aloka
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Gentle non-mobile meditation timer (battery operated)?
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Gentle non-mobile meditation timer (battery operated)?

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I use a 60 minute battery free mechanical kitchen timer which can be set to any length of time up to I hour.

https://www.robertdyas.co.uk/tala-kitchen-timer



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by Aloka
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Direct knowledge in meditation?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Direct knowledge in meditation?

I think seeing hell directly will cause more dispassion and take us towards final goal faster than imagining hell but not sure if such a kind of suffering is possible? This is a quote from "True Freedom" by Ajahn Jagaro: Every religion talks about heavens and hells, but as far as the human experien...
by Aloka
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?

The monks have to get up early, eat only one meal. This is an extreme. The layperson cannot drink alcohol or seek entertainment. Must live like a robot. Isn't this a little extreme? How then is Buddhism the middle path? Maybe compared to other paths that were popular back then, it is. But in modern...
by Aloka
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

So I have been playing with the idea of trying to get him to smoke marijuana in the hopes that it might curb him off the alcohol, make him more mellow and perhaps even inspire him to do something creative with his time. You guys think its a good idea? No,definately not, its a very bad idea. You'd j...
by Aloka
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Humour - wrong speach?
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: Humour - wrong speach?

Ruṇṇa Sutta Lamentation Thus have I heard: Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī. There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying: "Monks." "Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said: "This, monks, is reckoned to be lamentation in the discipline of the Ariyan, namely, singing. ...
by Aloka
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Spelling

"Fluent speakers" can still be lazy with their spelling and people with a variety of learning difficulties are often capable of using a spellchecker.

Still, nevere mynd, eye hav noa hintrst yn argeyuwin, yt wud b 2 boaring!

Haf a nyse dai binokewlor!


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by Aloka
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Spelling

Would it be a good idea if there was a spellchecking facility available ? There seems to have been an increase in inaccurate spelling attempts and abbreviated words lately, which doesn't make good reading....well for me, at least!



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by Aloka
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Humour - wrong speach?
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: Humour - wrong speach?

What a sad world it would be if nobody ever laughed or smiled! Humour can help people to relax and lighten up. I've seen Buddhist teachers from two different traditions using humour in their talks and it really helped to get the message across of whatever they were teaching, as well as relax the peo...