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by jcsuperstar
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 180
Views: 60090

Re: your home altar/shrine

:twothumbsup: i like the disk behind him
by jcsuperstar
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Suggestions are requested
Replies: 20
Views: 1673

Re: Suggestions are requested

One of the Thai/Kiwi girls I know here is called Anjali (actually I think her mother spelled it with a Thai spelling of Anchali but thats a detail), which I thought was clever, since it just sounds like one of those new-fangled spellings that seem to be fashionable these days... Perhaps there is a ...
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Jataka Tales
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Jataka Tales

i just ordered the collections that BPS put out
http://www.bps.lk/jataka_tales_completeset.html
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?
Replies: 102
Views: 11066

Re: Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?

none of us really have any real idea of what the buddha was like, we have the sutta collections but we have no way of asking questions of the people who were there to remember those things questions to what exactly he was like, or what he could do etc. could he really lick his eye brows or what ever...
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dhamma Tattoos
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Dhamma Tattoos

David N. Snyder wrote:Image

The Dhamma Wheel, of course! :tongue:
i've got one on my wrist :twothumbsup:
by jcsuperstar
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 2683

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

chownah wrote:if you've got access to the internet and to public transportation and food stamps (in the US) then you are argueably better off than a princess and prince from Mr. Gotama's time....I guess.

chownah
i find this highly doubtful
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: best book on mahasi style?
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: best book on mahasi style?

i have a lot of his books, but for some reason i felt a thread needed to be made
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 89704

Re: "advice for stream entry"

i think it's past someone's bedtime
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About nibbana
Replies: 71
Views: 5887

Re: About nibbana

Kenshou wrote:Pardon me, what are you talking about? Lacking context.
nevermind mispost sorry :tongue:
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About nibbana
Replies: 71
Views: 5887

Re: About nibbana

Sunrise wrote: Bhante Vimalaramsi seems to be explaining this as a mere "total blackout" and does not lead to Nibbana i believe when he is describing the blackout thing he is criticizing the Mahasi method I didn't get any clue that he is specifically criticizing the Mahasi method but then again I h...
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did the Buddha ever say to be relaxed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Did the Buddha ever say to be relaxed?

what do you mean by relaxation?
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About nibbana
Replies: 71
Views: 5887

Re: About nibbana

Sunrise wrote:
Bhante Vimalaramsi seems to be explaining this as a mere "total blackout" and does not lead to Nibbana
i believe when he is describing the blackout thing he is criticizing the Mahasi method
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 72316

Re: How common is stream entry?

According to the Pali Commentary, six types of defilement would be abandoned by a Sotāpanna: 1.Envy 2.Jealousy 3.Hypocrisy 4.Fraud 5.Denigration 6.Domineering it seems a rare person ideed who has given up these. Abondoned, not just reduced? Which commentary? Is this commentary online? might be link...
by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: i-phone apps
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: i-phone apps

Monkey Mind wrote:I

Bhikkhu P. A. Payutto has a few books available in App format, which are handy references.
oh yeah! i remember seeing those a while back and being bummed that i didn't have an iphone. now i can get them!