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by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Dhamma-devotee Monks
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Dhamma-devotee Monks

these days there's also chanting monks and comic book reading monks and and... but there is no real formal distinction. but you can tell which is which by spending any time around them or reading their books. also in some monks the labels overlap and you'll fine a scholar monk who is very well pract...
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 3088

Re: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma

:toilet:

thread quickly turn to fights when we involve each other and not just ideas. lets hope this one can be saved as it is an interesting topic.
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3501

Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

i wish them every success! it would be cool to see something like this. especially for my wife.
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An Interview with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: An Interview with Thanissaro Bhikkhu

i think this might be on here somewhere already, but i could be wrong, it's an old interview, i always liked it though
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh: Dependant Co-arising & Inter-Being
Replies: 85
Views: 14088

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh: Dependant Co-arising & Inter-Being

legolas wrote: Interbeing is candyfloss Buddhism. Just my opinion.
but that's TNH, he doesnt seem to be trying to do much else than present a happy buddhism so whats the problem? there are far worse things from him than his interbeing stuff
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh: Dependant Co-arising & Inter-Being
Replies: 85
Views: 14088

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh: Dependant Co-arising & Inter-Being

i always took interbeing as an understanding of emptiness not dependant origination. did i miss something?
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Theravada "leader(s)"
Replies: 22
Views: 4107

Re: Theravada "leader(s)"

jcsuperstar wrote:. there some other really popular monks in asia who are well represented in the west either.
this was supposed to read : are NOT well represented in the west either

sorry
jc
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can´t solve this one
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Can´t solve this one

oh and to add, i think if you want to note long or short, this is fine. some people just do "in and out" or count etc, these are sorta "baby steps" to get you to focus more clearly, one pointedly until you don't need noting anymore. but my question still remains , and the reason i ask is because man...
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Theravada "leader(s)"
Replies: 22
Views: 4107

Re: Theravada "leader(s)"

The two most influential (recent) masters of Theravada buddhism are Ajahn Chah and Mahasi Sayadaw. Others may be Sayadaw U Pandita (disciple of Mahasi Sayadaw), Ajahn Sumedho (disciple of Ajahn Chah), Ajahn Thanissaro (forest monk; makes most of the translations to the access to insight site's sutt...
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can´t solve this one
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Can´t solve this one

Who or where are you learning meditation from?
by jcsuperstar
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quote from Stephen Hawking
Replies: 26
Views: 2750

Re: Quote from Stephen Hawking

bodom wrote:Oh jesus just forget it..sorry I posted the quote.

May you all be Well, Happy and Peaceful!

:anjali:
FWIW i liked it. thanks for posting it. reminds me of some conversations i had in thailand about magic vs kamma
by jcsuperstar
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 309249

Re: what's wrong with eating meat?

there are reasons to assume the Buddha didn't want us to eat meat. however there were more reasons for him to not make it a rule.
by jcsuperstar
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Newbie

:hello: g'day
by jcsuperstar
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Forest Tradition
Replies: 39
Views: 7249

Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

:focus: Are there other centers that claim to be an American tradition besides Dhamma Sukkha? Bhante Vimalaramsi is the only one to be making that claim that I've run across but I'm not widely read or traveled. Hoo "an American tradition" What does that mean? at this point probably nothing good. if...