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by dhamma_spoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta
Replies: 35
Views: 5475

Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Retro: " I don't think it matters too much if people interpret things differently... in many ways it's good to hear alternative perspectives and come to a conclusion on your own, based upon the available evidence and perspectives." ChiengmaiGreg: "It was interesting to watch the different schools(I ...
by dhamma_spoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta
Replies: 35
Views: 5475

Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Hi, JcSuperstar and Retro - My several years of suttas discussion with friends and friendly foes teached me the followings: 1. Less than half of them were comfortable reading the suttas by themselves. Yet, when I tried to give some guidance (or suggestion), they often disagreed. 2. Among those who t...
by dhamma_spoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Insight practice and Metta-- at once?
Replies: 19
Views: 2930

Re: Insight practice and Metta-- at once?

Hello friend, One who have the tendencie to byapada , its is better to this one use metta meditation first, then his practice will become more easy. One who have the tendencie to uddhaccakukkuca , it is better to this use anapanasati first, then his pratice will become more easy. That is an importa...
by dhamma_spoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Not Easy to Find Out if Someone Wrote Me a Message
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Not Easy to Find Out if Someone Wrote Me a Message

Yes, Kim, the 'View your posts' link works pretty well for me too.

I appreciate all ideas and suggestions from the members of this forum!

Tep
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by dhamma_spoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Not Easy to Find Out if Someone Wrote Me a Message
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Not Easy to Find Out if Someone Wrote Me a Message

Hi, Retro and Kevin, - Thanks to you both for kindly and quickly getting back to me. Yes, the "linear approach" is convenient in the case of normal writing. But for a heavy-writing talkative guy (or gal) it takes some time to search as Kevin has suggested. Just a thought with no intention to complai...
by dhamma_spoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

You are right, my friend Phil. No one is in the mood for "heavy lifting" all the time! A proper mix of different levels of Dhamma discussion that vary from a light stuff (like a country music) to a heavy one (like the classical music) is probably "the best" approach! :quote: Very nice of you to chat...
by dhamma_spoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Not Easy to Find Out if Someone Wrote Me a Message
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Not Easy to Find Out if Someone Wrote Me a Message

Hi, -

There may already be a quick way to find out if there is one or more messages for me that are hidden under some sub-topics of certain forums, but I do not know how! In that is the case, then kindly show me how. Thanks !


Tep
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by dhamma_spoon
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

phil wrote:Hi Tep!

Very happy to see you here! :clap:

Metta,

Phil
I am very happy to be welcomed by you, my long-time friend, to this bigger and more exciting forum than SariputtaDhamma at Yahoo!
Do you feel more "at home" here, Phil? :bow:

Yours truly,


Tep
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by dhamma_spoon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Insight practice and Metta-- at once?
Replies: 19
Views: 2930

Re: Insight practice and Metta-- at once?

Hi, RYB - Your meditation boat is an advanced one [it is equipped with an engine with overdrive gearing, so you don't have to row it!]. I like your linking of MN 99 and MN 10 to MN 117 ! Expanding a little more on MN 117, I think this sutta is unique in the sense that it clearly shows how the mundan...
by dhamma_spoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: Hi from Sydney

Hi Terasi - Greetings! Welcome to the DhammaWheel group of friendly and wise people. Your first impression was : " I am glad to have found this forum, everyone here seems to be very knowledgeable but practical and relaxed. Sounds like my box of chocolate ". Chocolate tastes yummy, but it can make yo...
by dhamma_spoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how to stop controlling breath
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: how to stop controlling breath

Hi to Effort and all active, kind and wise advisers [Zavk, Mikenz66, Jcsuperstar, Rowyourboat, Ñāṇa] -- The Question by Effort : "i feel like during daily life i breath so subtle and as i look at it i change it. is there any technique to stop changing the breathe? ... one way is to lie down, then th...
by dhamma_spoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

rowyourboat wrote:Welcome to the forum Tep. I remember you from another couple of forums. Nice to have you on this forum.

With metta

RYB
It is nice for me to see you here too, RYB. Let's discuss Satipatthana soon at the Meditation Forum!

Tep
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by dhamma_spoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

Hi, Retro and Ben -- It is very kind of you both to welcome me to the group! It is amazing how consistently and tirelessly you both have greeted all new members. Thanks! Tep ----- Its a pleasure, Tep! I'm looking forward to your contributions, particularly regarding the commentarial literature. Met...
by dhamma_spoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

"Are you referring to bodom's avatar picture? That's Ajahn Chah unless bodom is his identity twin."

Oops! I didn't know it was a young and thin Ajahn Chah! :cry:

Tep
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by dhamma_spoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tep's Self Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Tep's Self Introduction

Hi, Sam - SamKR: "My favorite topic is Anatta, but I mostly enjoy reading the posts in the forum, rather than creating threads. What is your favorite topic, Tep?" I do enjoy reading the posts here too. But only a few energetic persons can create new threads after reading the so many posts! My most f...