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by puthujjana
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Hello all

Herzlich Willkommen und viele Grüße aus Norddeutschland! :hello:

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dumb Laws Still On The Books
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Dumb Laws Still On The Books

The funniest law I've ever heard is from the UK:

"It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament."

I wonder what the penalty is for breaking this law?

:rofl:
by puthujjana
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kids Books
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Kids Books

btw, the BPS offers two Kids Books: The Life of the Buddha by Martha Aitchison The tale of how a prince came to abandon a life of luxury and comfort and went away to discover the secret of happiness, suffering much penury before he reached his goal, seems the stuff of fairy stories. Yet it was a rea...
by puthujjana
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Ñanananda
Replies: 117
Views: 24507

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Another resource: http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main1.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 114655

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

Hi, sorry if I'm going off-topic a little here, but I have a question regarding sexual fantasies in dreams and involuntary nocturnal emissions. I'd like to know what Buddhist scriptures have said about this(if at all) for someone who is completely abstaining from the point of view of ethics and Sil...
by puthujjana
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'm confused about the different meditation methods
Replies: 19
Views: 3280

Re: I'm confused about the different meditation methods

Hej, thank you so much, everyone! You've helped me a lot. :bow: At the moment I'm inclined towards samatha bhavana. A few days ago I read a Dhammatalk by Bhante Dhammajiva (the current meditation teacher at Nissarana Vanaya/Mìtrigala). He said that you can see if you are a samathayanika or suddhavip...
by puthujjana
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 18
Views: 2490

Re: Hello from Germany

Herzlich Willkommen und viele Grüße aus Norddeutschland! :hello:

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'm confused about the different meditation methods
Replies: 19
Views: 3280

I'm confused about the different meditation methods

I've read/heard so many different opposing views on meditation practice that I got confused. :rolleye: For example: mental noting <-> silently observing jhana is necessary for awakening <-> dry vipassana the Buddha declared the four rupa-jhanas as samma samadhi and he didn't teach a sevenfold path <...
by puthujjana
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravadin Cosmology
Replies: 16
Views: 2313

Re: Theravadin Cosmology

Ben wrote: BTW, I highly recommend Great Disciples of the Buddha, if you can get a hold of a copy.
I'm reading it at the moment and it's so beautiful and inspiring! I can't recommend it highly enough.
by puthujjana
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The moment one attains Nibbana
Replies: 19
Views: 2517

Re: The moment one attains Nibbana

Ayya Khema talked about the moment of fruition in her books: http://books.google.de/books?id=1egKTZ7a4N8C&pg=PA158&lpg=PA158&dq=ayya+khema+tree+rope&source=bl&ots=znUvhzCPRe&sig=vQHclWwc_Zwesy8d8pMDu-uVwMs&hl=de&ei=fspcSvKzIaDKmgOU6MHkAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1" onclick="window.open(t...
by puthujjana
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Old Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 3046

Re: Old Buddha

there's statues of a skinny starving siddhartha (which i really want one of) maybe thats what you saw and not an old buddha? Do you mean these statues? Ascetic pratices can make one look old... :smile: http://www.livius.org/a/pakistan/taxila/skinny_buddha.JPG http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Zvwqq8YYH2s/S...
by puthujjana
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online
Replies: 14
Views: 4951

Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Ben wrote:Hi Putthujana
I would be surprised if there were any substantial differences.
Kind regards

Ben
Thank you very much Ben.

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moin³
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Moin³

Herzlich willkommen! :hello:

:anjali:
by puthujjana
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online
Replies: 14
Views: 4951

Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Are there any differences between the Pariyatti Publishing Edition and the International Edition one can order directly from the BPS, except the different cover designs?
by puthujjana
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Watching the Abdominal Movements
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Watching the Abdominal Movements

Bhante, thank you so much for answering my questions :bow:

:anjali: