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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: 14270

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: 4142

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: 775

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: 4142

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: 775

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: 2773

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: 314558

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: 700

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: 7446

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...
by jcsuperstar
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati Sutta: How useful?
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Anapanasati Sutta: How useful?

maybe a one sutta is all you need attitude is the problem
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati Sutta: How useful?
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Anapanasati Sutta: How useful?

pretty straightforward sutta.
by jcsuperstar
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you could only recommend 4 books...
Replies: 35
Views: 3278

Re: If you could only recommend 4 books...

Ugh... Why must Buddhists always try to show off their cleverness with quirky, complicated, and poetic answers to even the most basic questions? I only asked for 4 book recommendations... [/quote][/quote] my first dhamma and dharma books were all the words of the buddha. many in the west probably c...
by jcsuperstar
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Best translation of the Book of Protection?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Best translation of the Book of Protection?

I've never chanted it like it was magic or anything, but I've chanted the chants included in that collection many times while living in and visiting temples
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you could only recommend 4 books...
Replies: 35
Views: 3278

Re: If you could only recommend 4 books...

mettafuture wrote:
samadhi_steve wrote::thumbsup:

Digha Nikaya
Majjhima Nikaya
Samyutta Nikaya
Anguttara Nikaya
Again, if someone knows nothing about the 4 noble truths or 8 fold path, would giving them the nikayas really be the best solution? Lol.
where better to learn those things than from the Buddha himself?