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by Jechbi
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 57
Views: 8982

Re: Metta Meditation

Hello Manapa, In my opinion, metta meditation is fundamental. Unless I feel a great resistance, I try to take the time after every sitting to practice a few moments of metta meditation. If I remember, I try to give metta in those moments when I see anger, hostility, sadness, despair, death. Here's a...
by Jechbi
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Life in a Theravadin country
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: Life in a Theravadin country

Wonder how this guy would respond.
by Jechbi
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Smilies
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Smilies

Can we get cooler smilies?
:ugeek:
:roll:
:?:
by Jechbi
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The first Buddhist U.S. president?
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

The first Buddhist U.S. president?

Okay, this is obviously toungue-in-cheek, but still.

;)
by Jechbi
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana-element with no residue
Replies: 13
Views: 4580

Re: Nibbana-element with no residue

Hello Retro,

There's another translation here that you might already have seen. It does not contain the phrase "in this very life." I wonder if the phrase "in this very life" is meant to convey some wording for which there is no direct English translation.

Cheers
:)
by Jechbi
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Hi Retro,

I've read this book to my kid I don't know how many times, and I always feel good about it. Tho I wonder how this tidbit fits in exactly:
retrofuturist wrote:And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)
I guess there are no 100% guarantees.

;)
by Jechbi
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Sections
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Re: Sections

Dmytro wrote:- Issues of practice (perhaps with Virtue, Concentration and Wisdom subsections)
This in particular seems like an excellent suggestion. It's a natural division of topics of practice. It also would serve as a reminder that practice is, as you say, a way of life.

Just my 2 cents.

:)
by Jechbi
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Greetings, everybody!

Hello Dmytro,

Is there a place to go for the English version fo the Dhamma Wheel and Awakening Forum Web sites that you mention?

BTW, welcome!

:)
by Jechbi
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Make a difference
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: Make a difference

Thank you, Ben. That is an excellent idea.
by Jechbi
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey.
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Hey.

I'm very happy that you are here.
:)
by Jechbi
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 522544

Re: the great rebirth debate

Hello Retro,
retrofuturist wrote:Where there is no view of self, these wrong speculative views are not held.
By "no view of self," do you mean free from a false view of self in the sense that a Sotapanna is free from this view? Or do you mean something else, such as a philosophical viewpoint that there is no self?

:)
by Jechbi
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the 5th precept
Replies: 60
Views: 11598

Re: the 5th precept

Hello all, This thought from Ven. Dhammanando provides some practical insight: To what substances other than alcohol the precept might be applicable is a matter of contention, but the question to ask is whether the substance will lead to loss of appamāda , meaning non-negligence, heedfulness, dilige...
by Jechbi
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Make a difference
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Make a difference

Everything is right with this board. One suggestion: Maybe we could have a place called "make a difference" where people can share insights about bringing practice out into the world to do some good.

Metta
:)
by Jechbi
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 9444

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Dear Retro,

Thank you for posting this here. I did not understand why it was regarded as controversial in the first place. One question: When I first saw this chart, I had the impression that literal rebirth is implicit in it. What do you think?

Metta
:)
by Jechbi
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Goenka technique
Replies: 132
Views: 30019

Goenka technique

Hello all, I would be interested in hearing more about the experiences others have had with Vipassana as taught by SN Goenka. I first encountered the technique in 2004 and have been engaged with it since that time. I'm aware that different people of different experience levels view the approach thro...