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by SamKR
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fine art based on Pali Canon
Replies: 13
Views: 3075

Re: Fine art based on Pali Canon

appicchato wrote:
SamKR wrote:If there were any website dedicated to such paintings/pictures it would be great.
There are many...you just have to 'search' them out... :smile:
Didn't find any what I wanted...
by SamKR
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fine art based on Pali Canon
Replies: 13
Views: 3075

Re: Fine art based on Pali Canon

Art (kalā) is the use of imagination to beautify things, or to represent ideas and feelings in painting, drawing and sculpture. The Buddha had little to say on the subject of art, but he obviously saw its value because he said monks and nuns could beautify their monasteries by painting them differe...
by SamKR
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fine art based on Pali Canon
Replies: 13
Views: 3075

Fine art based on Pali Canon

Is there any website for collection of fine arts based on Pali Canon?
I would love to see fine arts related to the life of the Buddha (and the society during his times) and his teachings.
by SamKR
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to..."
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: "Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to..."

retrofuturist wrote:
The challenge, if you will, is bringing that awareness of impermanence in the "external" world, to that of the inner "world" of which the Buddha spoke...
Thanks retrofuturist for this suggestion and the links.
by SamKR
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to..."
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

"Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to..."

I cannot explain the doctrine to you in detail, but I can give you the gist in brief.' "'Speak a little or a lot, but tell me just the gist. The gist is what I want. What use is a lot of rhetoric?' "Then Ven. Assaji gave me this Dhamma exposition: "'Whatever phenomena arise from cause: their cause ...
by SamKR
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad Kamma in Dreams
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Re: Bad Kamma in Dreams

Doing a quick search, I found this: http://www.buddhistdoor.com/DeerPark/iss15-dream_eng.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; With regards to ethics in dreams, according to Vinaya rules, there is no offence for actions committed in dreams, for example, it is not an offence to dream o...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad Kamma in Dreams
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Re: Bad Kamma in Dreams

Thank you Ben. It seems to me that Pali Cetanā has a little bit different meaning from that of my native language Nepali in which Cetanā means Consciousness.
Anyways, I am still uncertain how could dreams not have intentions.
by SamKR
Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad Kamma in Dreams
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Re: Bad Kamma in Dreams

Hello Sam, Karmma means intentional action. Dreams and their content are not intentional - they just happen. metta Chris Hi Chris, thank you for your reply. I feel that actions in some dreams are intentional...or, maybe I do not know the meaning of intention. What actually is intention? What is the...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad Kamma in Dreams
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Bad Kamma in Dreams

Do good or bad kamma done in dreams bear fruit in future? Do they have any effect? t seems that sometimes these kamma in dreams are intentional at least during the dream.
by SamKR
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?
Replies: 25
Views: 4261

Re: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?

mindfullmom wrote:Recieve all teachings with an open heart, attach to none.
Right
by SamKR
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?
Replies: 25
Views: 4261

Re: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?

Peter wrote:Could you explain why you feel overwhelmed?
Simply because different teachers have different approaches/methods, and interpretations of the same suttas/teaching.

But as I said earlier, I have come to realize that I need guidance of experienced living teacher(s). How fast this mind changes...!
by SamKR
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?
Replies: 25
Views: 4261

Re: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?

Perhaps it is overwhelming if you believe only one of them can be right, or only one of them can be useful. I have not said that only one of them can be right or useful. I don't know you, I don't know your mind, but when someone says to me "I do not want to learn what people have studied and taught...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?
Replies: 25
Views: 4261

Re: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?

What I would like to understand is why most people begin by asking all kinds of questions of other people of all kinds, read all kinds of books and put their faith in this or that or draw this or that conclusion, and then they actually try to look, after already completely making up their minds abo...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?
Replies: 25
Views: 4261

Re: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?

My last post is part 1. Here's part 2. Every teacher and every tradition believes they are teaching what the Buddha really taught. Many hundreds of years and many thousands of minds went into what you have before you. For what reason do you reject all this effort? For what reason do you believe you...
by SamKR
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?
Replies: 25
Views: 4261

Re: Buddha/Pali Tipitaka as the only Teacher?

Which Buddha's words? The Pali scriptures? The Chinese scriptures? The Tibetan scriptures? Pick one and you've already chosen a tradition. Which translator? Pick one you've chosen that translator's tradition. Going to do the translation yourself? Who's dictionary are you going to use? The truth is ...