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by Aloka
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)
Replies: 75
Views: 10046

Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

I'm very relieved to hear that his health has improved!

With kind wishes,

Dazzle
by Aloka
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The benefits of ending selfishness
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Re: The benefits of ending selfishness

Many thanks, Element. A very enjoyable read.

Kind wishes,

Dazzle _/\_
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by Aloka
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Catfight
Replies: 19
Views: 3482

Re: Catfight

Ahhhhhhhhhh! :clap:
by Aloka
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Catfight
Replies: 19
Views: 3482

Re: Catfight

You are very naughty Element! Nice dollies by the way, but not sure about the top one's lip-liner! Ha ha ha!

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by Aloka
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)
Replies: 75
Views: 10046

Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell

Sending many good wishes to you , get well soon Ven Dhammanando.


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by Aloka
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Catfight
Replies: 19
Views: 3482

Re: Catfight

Neither will win, after a few brief hisses they'll become great friends and purr away into the sunset.

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by Aloka
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3300

Re: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?

Lovely, thanks very much for clarifying, Element.

Kind wishes ,

Dazzle
by Aloka
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: I just found out were getting laid off in two months
Replies: 33
Views: 6301

Re: I just found out were getting laid off in two months

Hope things improve for you BBB.

Lots of good wishes

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by Aloka
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3300

Re: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?

Clarity and awareness free from mental activity then? Would you also call this experiential understanding of emptiness? I'm not sure if this kind of terminology is used in Theravada, so forgive me if I'm a little dim! :embarassed: . You would call it mindfulness. Non Judgmental bare awareness of wh...
by Aloka
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3300

Re: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?

Clarity and awareness free from mental activity then? Would you also call this experiential understanding of emptiness?
I'm not sure if this kind of terminology is used in Theravada, so forgive me if I'm a little dim! :embarassed:

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by Aloka
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3300

Re: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?

Hello,

Is it correct to assume that Vipassana meditation will help to reduce papanca?


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by Aloka
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!
Replies: 48
Views: 10798

Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Lots and lots of good wishes for the new Zen group and if anyone who's a serious practitioner with any of the main traditions feels like popping in to my group occasionally to help out with newcomers, you'll be very welcome.

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by Aloka
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Clarification needed
Replies: 21
Views: 4104

Re: Clarification needed

Thank you very much for that reference, tiltbillings. I also found this one: http://www.forum.websangha.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=906&p=15095&hilit=bhaktaglenn%E2%80%A6#p15095" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I simply don't have the scholarly background of the moderators at either site t...
by Aloka
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Clarification needed
Replies: 21
Views: 4104

Re: Clarification needed

Thank you for your help everyone, its much appreciated. You're always welcome to call in at BWB anytime.

Warm wishes,

Dazzle _/\_
by Aloka
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Clarification needed
Replies: 21
Views: 4104

Re: Clarification needed

He also stated "one may achieve union with him by Buddhist Samatha Meditation" When I asked for a Theravada reference for this he replied: " Theravada reference: Buddhist Cosmology http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/bhumis.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Refer to The first Jhana T...