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by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: View your posts...
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

View your posts...

sorry guys but i don't see a Technical Issues area on the forum so i'm posting here (apologies!). when i click on 'view your posts' i get this message: [phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/search/fulltext_mysql.php on line 529: Missing argument 14 for fulltext_mysql::author_search(), c...
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 695680

Re: Word Association Game

by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Preparatory stretches for Lotus / sitting
Replies: 23
Views: 8104

Re: Preparatory stretches for Lotus / sitting

awesome guys, thanks for the videos!!!! my hips are getting a lot more flexible - much appreciated! i was speaking with a monk a couple weeks ago and he mentioned that a lot of monks develop bad knees in their later years so it's also important to compliment flexibility with increased muscle strengt...
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: baby boy
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: baby boy

when your child is killing insects or whatever he is experiencing the results of his actions. it doesn't matter how old the individual is; it depends on the type of action(s). i don't think an eleven month old can practice vipassana, as you need a strong concentration practice as the foundation for ...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Contribution to Thanissaro's Book distribution program
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: Contribution to Thanissaro's Book distribution program

electronic donations can be made to Metta Forest Monastery here: http://www1.networkforgood.org/

just type in "Wat Metta" in the keyword section, and then click on the Donations button.

this is 100% verified - i have recently confirmed this with the monastery.

:buddha2:
by makarasilapin
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: why drowsiness give pleasure?
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: why drowsiness give pleasure?

i would contact a meditation teacher rather than ask people on an internet forum Thanks, was thinking the same yet i'm still interested with the variety of answers might get from this forum and was confident with the knowledge and wisdom of many forum members whom i think are equally capable of tea...
by makarasilapin
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: why drowsiness give pleasure?
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: why drowsiness give pleasure?

i would contact a meditation teacher rather than ask people on an internet forum
by makarasilapin
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco
Replies: 70
Views: 10011

Re: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco

very insightful, manas - and i'm finding myself quite inspired by your determination. may you always find the strength to achieve your goals!
by makarasilapin
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco
Replies: 70
Views: 10011

Re: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco

lol awesome. i love how you're doing this and that the forum is such a strong support. only 7 days to go!!
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco
Replies: 70
Views: 10011

Re: This time: TEN days, zero tobacco

hey manas, just seeing this thread for the first time. i smoked for 12 years before giving it up, so i understand the struggle!

best of luck to you! :jedi:
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?
Replies: 42
Views: 8206

Re: Is meditation the only way to reach englightenment?

Further, there is this story: It is said that when the dispensation of the Kassapa Buddha was declining, seven monks who were saddened by this decided to strive for nibbāna, and they climbed onto a tall rock, then threw away the ladder, and started to meditate. One of them became an Arahant that ni...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How to know if you are suitable?
Replies: 25
Views: 5158

Re: How to know if you are suitable?

James the Giant wrote:Just go try it. It's not like you have to cut off a body party or tattoo your forehead. You can go back to lay life at any time.
lol +1!
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Having children with a strongly deluded spouse?
Replies: 40
Views: 7101

Re: Having children with a strongly deluded spouse?

holy crap, i feel for you man but i don't think there is too much to debate here, ie. get out of the relationship and try to get custody of your daughter, and raise her to have a rational mind... obviously it's going to take some time to do this as harmlessly as possible, but the sooner the better. ...
by makarasilapin
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?
Replies: 11
Views: 3645

Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Ajahn Sudhiro is Dhammayut I belive, see http://www.rightview.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Other than that I don't think there is a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand setup for westerners anywhere near the degree Wat Pah Nanachat is. I was at Wat Pah Baan Tat a couple of months a...
by makarasilapin
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: obtaining an invitation letter
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Re: obtaining an invitation letter

James the Giant wrote:My understanding was that you could go on a tourist visa, visit the monastery you decide on, get the letter, then have your visa changed over.
that's more work than i'd like - are you familiar with thailand's immigration office? :D