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by jcsuperstar
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati Sutta: How useful?
Replies: 8
Views: 953

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: 953

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: 3222

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: 843

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: 3222

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?
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: OK or not OK to ask about teacher's attainments?
Replies: 18
Views: 1332

Re: OK or not OK to ask about teacher's attainments?

Annapurna wrote:Sounds like you're questioning your various teachers attainments.

Don't they show in action?
we need that story Bhikkhu Pesala always posts about the monk who didnt know his teacher was an arahant...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: OK or not OK to ask about teacher's attainments?
Replies: 18
Views: 1332

Re: OK or not OK to ask about teacher's attainments?

the best way to know is to just hang out with them, see how they act, spend lots of time with them. and also sit sit sit, have some experiences yourself and ask about them. it no use to know what your teachers can and can not do, or have attained if you yourself aren't putting in the work and attain...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: American Buddhist Forest Tradition
Replies: 39
Views: 7246

Re: American Buddhist Forest Tradition

mirco wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:
American born / teacher who follows wisdom, Suttas and Vinaya.
as are most of the forest monks mentioned here
it's not an foreign Theravadan lineage.
unless he just ordained himself he brought it from somewhere, as have the above mentioned monks.
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you could only recommend 4 books...
Replies: 35
Views: 3222

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

- Introductory Dhamma: What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula - Intermediate Dhamma: In The Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi - Introductory Practice: Insight Meditation by Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein i've given all of these to people before who have come to me wanting to learn Buddhism fr...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Snp 4.15 Attadanda Sutta
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Snp 4.15 Attadanda Sutta

Snp 4.15 PTS: Sn 935-954 Attadanda Sutta: The Rod Embraced translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu "When embraced, the rod of violence[1] breeds danger & fear: Look at people quarreling. I will tell of how I experienced dismay. Seeing people floundering like fish in small puddles, competing w...
by jcsuperstar
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen Vs Therevada
Replies: 59
Views: 6442

Re: Zen Vs Therevada

the counting doesnt come from buddha it comes from commentaries, theres a difference. and those commentaries arent mahayana so dogen isnt really saying anything too foolish
by jcsuperstar
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Introduction to Insight Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

yeah, i've given a ton of those away, i got a bunch for my Wat a couple years back
by jcsuperstar
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai/Burmese malas
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Thai/Burmese malas

in Burma i don't know, but an ajahn of mine brought me one when he went there. in Thailand, not too much these days, seems in the north a century back they were used in meditation but now i've only seen them used to count off repetitions in ceremonies when doing long repetitive chants on holidays wh...