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by Hickersonia
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Theravadins Simpler ?
Replies: 125
Views: 12749

Re: Are Theravadins Simpler ?

I had let it go. Then my name was dragged back. . No one can "drag" you back by your name... although I'll admit that the conversation has been very interesting to read so I'm glad you keep returning so long as it is not becoming an unnecessary stress on anyone. I hope you are well, friend. :anjali:
by Hickersonia
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wassi Z
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Wassi Z

Well met, Wassi Z. Please be well, friend! :anjali:
by Hickersonia
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Theravadins Simpler ?
Replies: 125
Views: 12749

Re: Are Theravadins Simpler ?

arijitmitter, I have to wonder, friend, if you would be so insistent on your position if you were in the position to confront these Bhikkhus face-to-face? Most of us wouldn't be, even if we were truly offended, I think. I should much rather bow at their feet than possibly offend a noble one. May you...
by Hickersonia
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?
Replies: 59
Views: 16711

Re: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?

I honestly hope they are very happy together and experience as little stress as possible in their marriage. Perhaps they both might yet put an end to suffering in this life? Who knows? :anjali:
by Hickersonia
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 192
Views: 84522

Re: your home altar/shrine

nibbuti wrote:I'm sorry about your father, Hickersonia.

Humble and lovely shrine there.

:bow:
Thank you, friend. I hope you are well! :anjali:
by Hickersonia
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Teaching ethics to your kids
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Teaching ethics to your kids

If by that excerpt he is implying that living (practicing) one's philosophy, as opposed to talking about it, is the best way to transmit it to one's children, I can sort of buy into that...

But the excerpt doesn't exactly say that, so I'm reading between the lines to get to that...
by Hickersonia
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu
Replies: 19
Views: 4522

Re: Black jack dealer to Bhikkhu

Awesome and inspiring indeed! :anjali:

Thank you for sharing this!
by Hickersonia
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...
Replies: 26
Views: 5738

Re: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...

Most of the centres in Cincinnati seem to be Mahāyāna. There is one Sri Lanka Vihāra. Thank you Bhante. Most of the centers I have found in the area are indeed Mahayana, and I have been to a couple. The Khmer Temple I recently visited isn't even on the list. I have met the Sri Lankan monks also. Ul...
by Hickersonia
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...
Replies: 26
Views: 5738

Re: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...

You actually associate with those monks? What can you possibly learn from them if they recite the patimokkha every fortnight knowing they will break it at a moment's notice with no regret or shame? For what it is worth, this is precisely the sort of reaction I'm trying to prevent myself from having...
by Hickersonia
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...
Replies: 26
Views: 5738

Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...

On one hand, I have noticed that every single monastic I have met handles money. On the other hand, about 1/2 of these monastics are Mahayana rather than Theravada, and are ordained in a school that doesn't appear (so far as I can ascertain) to have any prohibition on it anyway. So, in one tradition...
by Hickersonia
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault
Replies: 19
Views: 3349

Re: Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault

Is it common to hold beauty pageants in Buddhist temples? Semantics aside, in Thailand it is not uncommon... :popcorn: They hold a "Miss Songkran" at Wat Buddhapadipa in London. This is just silly... parade a bunch of young women wearing flashy dresses around in a place where practitioners of stric...
by Hickersonia
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Theravada?
Replies: 114
Views: 17049

Re: Why Theravada?

I might be stupid, but I have not yet arrived at a point where I am torn whether to follow the Pali Canon teachings or the conflicting Mahayana teachings. I found different methods and approaches, different attitudes to practice and different positions on some very lofty matters but nothing that ha...
by Hickersonia
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The experience of celibacy for 12 years
Replies: 51
Views: 12051

Re: The experience of celibacy for 12 years

Interesting indeed, Ben. Thank you. :anjali:
by Hickersonia
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Jacobs ladder
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Jacobs ladder

SDC wrote:Ha! Classic delivery with that one, Bhante.
Yes, I'll admit that I LOL'd. :rofl:
by Hickersonia
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: Hello.

Thanks everyone for the welcome and Hickersonia thanks for that response as it did help alot and found a local place in my area that has meetings to focus on learning and meditating so going to go to one next week and hopefully broaden my mind and gain more information. :anjali: You are quite welco...