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by Alobha
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi from miami!
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: hi from miami!

Welcome! :smile:
by Alobha
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?
Replies: 47
Views: 6473

Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

just for further clarification about pointing feet: http://www.google.de/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.jogscotland-cumbernauld.org.uk/userimages/stretch6.jpg&sa=X&ved=0CAkQ8wc4LWoVChMIt_noxL-HxgIVBbUUCh2oVQCK&usg=AFQjCNHVenEQ6LBn7Q5DvXocaVPJuU2HoA People may want to stretch their legs (o...
by Alobha
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sallekha Sutta Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Sallekha Sutta Questions

The Sallekha Sutta (MN8) makes quite extensive use of comparing a noble one's discipline to "others". e.g. (Bhikku Bodhi Translation) "Now Cunda, here effacement should be practised by you: (1) Others will be cruel, we shall not be cruel here: effacement should be practised thus." ... (44) Others wi...
by Alobha
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?
Replies: 28
Views: 2980

Re: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?

dhammarelax wrote: I wanted to learn what the Buddha had to say and not to what other people said, Theravada has the advantage of conserving the teaching in the least adulterated form.
Same here.
by Alobha
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: A story on death and friendship
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

A story on death and friendship

Full story "No one ever told me the truth about dying," says Teague. "Not once. When it happened to my beloved, I lost my footing in more than one way." It's not a pretty story, but one that is filled to the brim with the reality of life and the meaning of being a kalyana mitta. I strongly encourag...
by Alobha
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Meditation and Temple Ambiance (read on for full question) Hypothesis Basis!
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Buddhist Meditation and Temple Ambiance (read on for full question) Hypothesis Basis!

A leading question instead of on open one? So it is already settled that the ambiance must aid meditation? ;) I've sat in very plain meditation rooms too and it didn't make any perceivable difference. A very beautiful buddha statue for example is nice for devotional purposes, but when it comes to me...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Practice for Modern Times
Replies: 10
Views: 1281

Re: Daily Practice for Modern Times

Hi seizan, It's admirable that you put Metta and Mindfulness practice into your daily routine. That is very recommendable! :smile: The routine looks good and compact. If it works for you, roll with it. I'd have two suggestions for you if you want to integrate Sila and the Sutta study more systematic...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?
Replies: 47
Views: 6473

Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

On a side note: Pain during certain sitting postures is not permanent. I've heard from one samanera that he had trouble sitting without a cushion but it was standard in that monastery for the monastics (the abbot is a direct disciple of Ajahn Chah). The samanera eventually learned to meditate on the...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?
Replies: 47
Views: 6473

Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

The usual practice in Thailand is for monks to sit cross-legged in meditation, while eating and when sitting casually with one's peers. The so-called polite posture is used when listening to a Dhamma talk or Pātimokkha recital, giving a blessing or chanting parittas, and waiting upon one's teacher ...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha’s Great Compassion, Bhikkhu Bodhi on Unity FM
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Buddha’s Great Compassion, Bhikkhu Bodhi on Unity FM

Thanks Mike!
Bhikkhu Bodhi's take on things are interesting and the interview is quite worthwhile The interviewer sounded really disinterested most of the time though.
by Alobha
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy birthday, Modus Ponens!
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Happy birthday, Modus Ponens!

Happy birthday Modus! :hug:
by Alobha
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It Needs Saying Buddhism is not a philosophy, science, psychotherapy, or culture. It is a religion. David Brazier
Replies: 48
Views: 3732

Re: It Needs Saying Buddhism is not a philosophy, science, psychotherapy, or culture. It is a religion. David Brazier

I wonder: Wouldn't it be better to avoid the misleading labels like religion, philosophy, lifestyle, technique alltogether and just say that buddhism is "a teaching"? Or Perhaps "a teaching for the cessation of stress and suffering" ? It seems to me that this would be the least misleading approach. ...
by Alobha
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello friends
Replies: 17
Views: 3090

Re: hello friends

:anjali: Welcome Bhante :smile:
by Alobha
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Burmese Monks Recognized for Saving Muslims
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Burmese Monks Recognized for Saving Muslims

True disciples of the Buddha :smile:
by Alobha
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group
Replies: 70
Views: 30332

Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Greetings, Please post: * Ideas on how to better operate the study group here * Your interest in volunteering to lead an upcoming session * Sutta or texts to study * Any other comments and ideas Metta, Retro. :) I suggest to take the content from here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/befriending.htm...