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by SamKR
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A sotapanna
Replies: 84
Views: 19299

Re: A sotapanna

Dear Virgo, I am inclined to believe that you are a sotapanna. Now please strive towards being Sakadagami, Anagami and Arahant asap!!! But it would be better if you do not make public of your attainments being compassionate towards we Anariya people who can become very confused because of the claim...
by SamKR
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A sotapanna
Replies: 84
Views: 19299

Re: A sotapanna

Dear Virgo, I am inclined to believe that you are a sotapanna. Now please strive towards being Sakadagami, Anagami and Arahant asap!!! But it would be better if you do not make public of your attainments, being compassionate towards we Anariya people who can become very confused because of the claim...
by SamKR
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A sotapanna
Replies: 84
Views: 19299

Re: A sotapanna

There's a part of me that believes it and a part of me that remains cautious to such claims. The part of me that believes says congratulations :hello: I also want to say the same. Congratulations Virgo. What kind of practice were you undertaking before it happened? ...and I want to ask the same que...
by SamKR
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is Mara?
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

Re: Who is Mara?

Thanks everybody for your replies. They help a lot to understand about Mara.
by SamKR
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is Mara?
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

Who is Mara?

The Buddha suggests frequently (in Tipitaka) to overcome Mara. But who is Mara? Reading the Suttas I get impression that Mara is a real evil being.
I am looking for a clear and concise answer, but I would welcome any of your inputs regarding this question.
Thank you.
by SamKR
Sat May 08, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The Time has Come: Bhikkhuni articles
Replies: 6
Views: 3504

Re: The Time has Come: Bhikkhuni articles

At http://sujato.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/the-time-has-come.pdf there are a collection of articles on the recent Bhikkhuni ordination controversy. They will be published in the summer 2010 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly magazine. Including The Time Has Come The traditional “eight hea...
by SamKR
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wishing "were he dead 10 years ago..."
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Wishing "had he died some 10 years ago..."

mikenz66 wrote:
[PS, off topic really, but can you give us a link to the news?]
Hi Mike, here are the related links:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girija_Prasad_Koirala" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by SamKR
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wishing "were he dead 10 years ago..."
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Wishing "were he dead 10 years ago..."

Hi everybody, Recently a prominent leader in my country (Nepal) died. Many of Nepali people dislike the leader. But there are many die-hard supporters of him too. So we cannot absolutely say that he was a bad guy or a good guy. Anyways, after he died I saw comments of rejoice in his death in Faceboo...
by SamKR
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is there a Sangha in the deva realms?
Replies: 13
Views: 4550

Re: Is there a Sangha in the deva realms?

karuna_murti wrote: On ordination, a person is asked if he/she is a human being.
Interesting!
by SamKR
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5386
Views: 596942

Beef?

Followers of Hinduism are prohibited to eat beef (they may eat chicken or lamb etc.). But is it forbidden to eat beef in Buddhism, especially Theravada? Is there any source that talks about this issue?
Thanks.
by SamKR
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 35252

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

the words "hina" or "hinayana" are so unpleasant to my ear I just don't want to hear them. well here's an odd thing. I have always found the word "hinayana" to be exceptionally beautiful in sound. It is rhythmic, soft and lofty. Or is it? Certainly if you feel the way you do, that proves my percept...
by SamKR
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 35252

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

hi 5heeps hina doesn't just mean lesser hīna : [pp. of hāyati] diminished; dwindled; wasted away. (adj.), low; inferior; base; despicable. although I would be interested on what hina means in Nepali & modern Indian if it is different? In Nepali, "hin" or "hina" has very negative meaning. If someone...
by SamKR
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 35252

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Being a native speaker of Nepali language I find the word "hina" extremely offensive.
by SamKR
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depersonalization disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 5766

Re: Depersonalization disorder

Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. Thanks nibbida for the information about the study.
SamKR
by SamKR
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depersonalization disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 5766

Depersonalization disorder

How can I convince someone that the Buddha's teachings is not dissociative teaching (related to dissociative disorder) and particularly insight into "Anatta" is not Depersonalization disorder?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization_disorder" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

SamKR