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by Terasi
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 516769

Re: the great rebirth debate

I can't post anything profound or canonical as I am just a complete beginner, but it is in the learning process that I try to make sense of the teachings, and rebirth is one of the thing that's too difficult to believe - or even just to understand ... yet. I am sure when I "mature", I'll be able to ...
by Terasi
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Love it or leave it
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Love it or leave it

Being a migrant myself, I can't help but think that some people are really ungrateful. Here we are in a new country, paid thousands of dollars to be here, told blatant lies when applying for citizenship, and yet refuse to respect local laws, regulations, and customs. I can't say that I love BBQ or l...
by Terasi
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 134
Views: 53843

Re: Where are you from?

Born in Indonesia, living permanently in Australia since 8 years ago. Citizen here, but I suppose I am still an Indonesian? So selected Asia.
by Terasi
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Science-Big fish?
Replies: 23
Views: 1679

Re: Science-Big fish?

Whoever practices love, compassion, appreciation, and equanimity "acquires four assurances in the here-&-now: "' If there is a world after death, if there is the fruit of actions rightly & wrongly done, then this is the basis by which, with the break-up of the body, after death, I will reappear in ...
by Terasi
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma
Replies: 54
Views: 10358

Re: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma

I am disappointed. Yes, it's naive, but I have to get it out. I've been reading about many matters in Theravada in the attempt to know more about the path of my choice, and so far this is one issue which I fail to persuade myself to understand. As a newcomer to Theravada, I have nothing to say in te...
by Terasi
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Help/Advice With Aversion!
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: Help/Advice With Aversion!

It wasn't long though until some things began to sink in. Everyone is just trying to be happy in their own way. I could wish them well in that, so long as they weren't trying to rip me. And no one has ever said that I'd just have to stand still and let someone abuse me. As I began to understand som...
by Terasi
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 88
Views: 9804

Re: Celebacy

imagine her with really bad diarrhea. That's epic! :twothumbsup: I guess females have it easier in this matter, not so much problem with this. Of course, they doll themselves up, right? Hard to see the foul. But the makeup and deodorant and perfume is a testament to their naturally foul state, as i...
by Terasi
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath Focusing and Staying Present
Replies: 32
Views: 3165

Re: Breath Focusing and Staying Present

Those are wonderful info, thanks guys. I feel where the problem is, because I try too hard to just think about one fixed point in my nose, and that's not being gentle to myself. No wonder the mind rebels. So we are allowed to feel the breath flowing anywhere in my body, and even to become 'aware' of...
by Terasi
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath Focusing and Staying Present
Replies: 32
Views: 3165

Re: Breath Focusing and Staying Present

Hi Guy. :smile: Did you listened to Ajahn Brahm's last 9 day retreat talks ? If not, I think they are definitely worth listening. It seems that the Ajahn improved his technique of "letting go", or rather the way of teaching it. Now he emphasized that there is no need to any sort of effort; Sorry to...
by Terasi
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should Buddhists develop community support?
Replies: 18
Views: 2435

Re: Should Buddhists develop community support?

Is there any going on in Sydney? I'd love to go like, volunteering work, a choir group (chanting and choir, I mean!), or just sit at a cafe swapping thoughts. We can collect waste from restaurants for homeless ppl, or do some hospital visit, or organised blood donor, etc. Doing activities may build ...
by Terasi
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hi, I just have a few questions about Buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 3752

Re: Hi, I just have a few questions about Buddhism

Modus.Ponens wrote:atempt to wound a Buddha
How about Angulimala, didn't he try to kill his mom, and the Buddha?
by Terasi
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Hi from Sydney

Hi Terasi I recently made the firm resolve to not just grudgingly keep the precepts, but to try to really take them to heart, to see with wisdom WHY we need to follow them, not just 'because the Buddha said so', and to actually follow them even when it brings some inconvenience. My meditation impro...
by Terasi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Man’s best friend
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Man’s best friend

oh I got an e-mail from an evangelist Christian friend with the exact same story.
by Terasi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Indonesian Dhamma admirer
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Indonesian Dhamma admirer

Oh hi, I am from Indonesia too, even though I no longer live there.
Maybe I've known you on another forum...
by Terasi
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why should we care about the new life after rebirth?
Replies: 20
Views: 3587

Re: Why should we care about the new life after rebirth?

Hi everyone, I've been away due to a medical condition for a while. Thank you very much for the replies, they do let me see what should be my focus. It struck a chord that trying to train ourselves to good thought, good speech, good action can only result in good habits for this life (personally, th...