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by thornbush
Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful
Replies: 109
Views: 11808

Re: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful

Well, the 'Hell' of Buddhism is not a forever thingy, nor a conception of some "Old Man in the Sky' 's 'sadistic pastime'.
Even so, a 'temporal' stay in 'it', even for one moment, may seem like forever....so it's not a preferred destination...by all means... :thinking:
by thornbush
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attention parents
Replies: 27
Views: 3267

Re: Attention parents

When he cries I cry, when he lays on the floor kicking the air, I do the same and ask him if I am doing it right, or I aks him if he is done with it. He usually starts laughing and stops the wild behaviour. http://www.lach-forum.de/images/smilies/rofl-big.gif I salute all who have the guts to be so...
by thornbush
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Dis-Association Game
Replies: 22
Views: 2427

Re: Word Dis-Association Game

vase
by thornbush
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 624614

Re: Word Association Game

painting
by thornbush
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 624614

Re: Word Association Game

clinging
by thornbush
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Dis-Association Game
Replies: 22
Views: 2427

Re: Word Dis-Association Game

bed
by thornbush
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The Late Ven. Dr. K Sri Dhammananda
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

The Late Ven. Dr. K Sri Dhammananda

http://www.bodhilankarama.net/History/Ven.Dhammananda.jpg http://thestar.com.my/archives/2009/3/29/sundaymetro/ms_06vihara.jpg http://www.myflowershop.com.au/ssl/images/flowers/TF7020_thumb.jpg http://www.canefan.com/ancientwisdom/burningincense1.jpg http://www.spur.asn.au/Oil_lamp_Flame.gif The La...
by thornbush
Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jayamangala Gatha
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

Jayamangala Gatha

I found a poster on another Forum asking on this famous and common chant: the 'Jayamangala Gatha', (The Victorious and Blessings Stanza) a component of Theravada daily and devotional chants. So I found this interesting short excerpt: http://eng.buddhapia.com/_Service/_ContentView/ETC_CONTENT_2.ASP?p...
by thornbush
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 12196

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

Since this is a Theravada focused Forum, all I can say is, whatever that is compatible with the Pali Canon, found also in the Mahayana, I am somewhat sure that it is of no issue of reading or reflecting for practice. Similarly, vice versa. After 2500 over years, surely, we have learned how to sit do...
by thornbush
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Minding my own business
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Minding my own business

Once, many many years ago, whilst I was working part time in a shopping complex, a husband and wife came over to my apparel brand counter and started shouting abusive words at her, then took her by her hair and slapped her continuously like it was her annual tight slap day and dragged her away. I ca...
by thornbush
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Minding my own business
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Minding my own business

As the title suggests...
Where do we draw the line on that? Where do we not draw the line on that?

Opinions? :thanks:
by thornbush
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thailand travel in the current political climate
Replies: 29
Views: 3624

Re: Thailand travel in the current political climate

Looks like it's getting grave... The Malaysian Embassy in Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand has issued a travel advisory to all Malaysians to cancel or avoid travelling there in view of current escalating tense conditions and Malaysians who are already in Thailand are advised to ensure and exercise ca...
by thornbush
Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Does the Image Consecration Ritual Do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: What Does the Image Consecration Ritual Do?

Hehehe I recall this thread on another Forum :rolleye: :jumping:
http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index. ... opic=77613" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Happy reading :tongue:
by thornbush
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone can go to heaven, just be good
Replies: 62
Views: 6732

Re: Anyone can go to heaven, just be good

genkaku wrote:Nitwit or sage ... what other choice is there?
The average and reasonably fool proof joe/jane in the street? :rolleye:
by thornbush
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"
Replies: 10
Views: 4841

"Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Dearest Dhammafarers, I found this on another Forum site being discussed and took the main link from there: http://bibleprobe.com/buddhatoldofjesus.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And I would seek your kind and learned comments on this as the moment I read it, I felt it was a conc...
by thornbush
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Ananda, the gathering isn't pure."
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: "Ananda, the gathering isn't pure."

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Craig,
Which sutta is this from?
Metta,
Retro. :)
Uposatha Sutta

Namo Amitabha Buddha!
by thornbush
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Penor Rinpoche passes away
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Penor Rinpoche passes away

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May He return back riding on His Vows :anjali:

Dukkha, Anicca, Anatta
Om Amitabha Hrih!
by thornbush
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: prediction of doom in 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4760

Re: prediction of doom in 2012

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I read so many failed versions of such claims that it is beginning to bore me :rolleye:
Buddha Dhamma rocks :thumbsup:
by thornbush
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma
Replies: 59
Views: 6507

Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

From: The late Fr. Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest, influenced the world through his powerful understanding of the human condition. Through the use of parables and teaching stories, de Mello pointed the way to reclaiming our true power. Born in 1931 and died in 1987, he was known throughout the w...