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by jcsuperstar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 2635

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

chownah wrote:The Buddha abandoned his wife and new born child.....
Are you sure about that? or was it an unenlightened worldling who set out and later became the Buddha that left his wife and child*?




*left them well off as a princess and a prince....
by jcsuperstar
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: i-phone apps
Replies: 9
Views: 832

i-phone apps

whats are some good ones that deal with the dhamma? my phone broke, so i broke down and got i-phones for the wife and me. so i guess i should get some apps.

ps i know about A@I i'll definitely be getting it!
by jcsuperstar
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 88
Views: 9414

Re: Celibacy

tiltbillings wrote:
PeterB wrote:I am seeing a lot of aversion here and not so much upekkha.
Yeah. Ya can't get it, so ya might as well hate it.
i had a monk tell me to see all women as a sister, i should have told him I'm from the south :tongue:
by jcsuperstar
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Swastika on Buddha's chest?
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Swastika on Buddha's chest?

seems silly, i've seen statues with it on his chest, and foot prints with it in them, and i believe the foot prints is the normal Theravada way and the chest is a Chinese thing.
by jcsuperstar
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath Focusing and Staying Present
Replies: 32
Views: 3028

Re: Breath Focusing and Staying Present

what method/teacher are you following now?
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 89028

Re: "advice for stream entry"

Goedert wrote:
Why this people don't talk in purity of heart, in purity of mind, in the paramis and brahma-viharas?

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good question
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ontological tension.
Replies: 20
Views: 2754

Re: Ontological tension.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 2635

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Teachings-Prosperity-Home-World/dp/0861715470/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1282033310&sr=1-4 The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World by Bhikkhu Rahula in this book he talks about what these things would mean in a modern context. and altho...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 88
Views: 9414

Re: Celebacy

Practicing Brahmacarya now. Trying to dissolve lust from the mind, though I realize it is a long process. One thing I've really started to notice is how entranced I become upon seeing an attractive woman. The mind becomes stuck, overwhelmed by craving. It's not entirely sexual, but it all has to do...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ontological tension.
Replies: 20
Views: 2754

Re: Ontological tension.

i have friends who absolutely believe in some implicate order to the universe that allows no room for randomness. so if say they dream about a green car and later that day they see a green car it must mean something, my answer is yeah, it means you saw a green car :toilet: the brain is, it seems, ha...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 180
Views: 59466

Re: your home altar/shrine

Very beautiful, JC. Just out of curiosity, where did you get that tapestry? I have been looking for just such an item online, with little success. Regards, Eric its a flag, you can get them easy in Bangkok(you'll see them flying at every temple in Thailand), but also for the non-traveling type, eBa...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 89028

Re: "advice for stream entry"

Hey everyone. I guess I'll jump into the discussion... first of all Nick is a good friend and Dharma brother of mine... its easy to understand why he could get defensive in this thread. To be fair what our teacher proposes is different from the Buddhist 'party line' so of course we are going to dif...
by jcsuperstar
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 2635

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

as far as i understand it, relationships as taught by the Buddha are a two way street, if one party does not live up to their end of the bargain the other is under no obligation to do the same. And regarding a parent-child relationship, what is the "bargain" the child is born into? "In five ways, y...
by jcsuperstar
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 2635

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

as far as i understand it, relationships as taught by the Buddha are a two way street, if one party does not live up to their end of the bargain the other is under no obligation to do the same.