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by Sanjay PS
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Unsure where to go
Replies: 23
Views: 7525

Re: Unsure where to go

Hello David , As a prelude to the monastic life , one can consider doing a 10 day course in Vipassana at a centre nearest to ones location. http://www.dhamma.org, gives details of a centre nearest to your location , with the monthly schedule of courses , giving details of the code of conduct and dec...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: FB connect
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: FB connect

is this the page, Ben ?

https://www.facebook.com/DhammaWheelMS

sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: FB connect
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: FB connect

Ben wrote:Don't forget about our own page: Dhammawheel on Facebook.
i am sorry , i thought it was the DW forum , that was live on the virtual world . Wonderful , connecting over :smile:

sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: FB connect
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

FB connect

The below are a few links that are related to face book groups dedicated to Dhamma and its gradual but sure footed journey across the worlds . https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuddhaSuttaStudyGroup/ https://www.facebook.com/ven.ajahn.chah https://www.facebook.com/groups/vipassana.sng/ https://www.fac...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do persons for instance Christians merit fortunate rebirth
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Do persons for instance Christians merit fortunate rebir

One one side of the shore there are those who do not believe in a self/soul or an almighty ( like the ignorant me ) , but their actions and thoughts are more or less contradictory in actually being attached to a delusion of a self . On the other side of the shore there are those who do believe in a ...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The 10 Difficulties - 8,9 & 10 Most dangerous, being subtle
Replies: 1
Views: 522

The 10 Difficulties - 8,9 & 10 Most dangerous, being subtle

The Ten Soldiers of Māra by Sayagyi U Ba Khin : You have to be very careful. You have to stand firm and face many difficulties, so that you can know true anicca (impermanence) with your own experience. You must work very hard—that is why we repeatedly remind you. Difficulties come at this stage of ...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ethics and parents
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: Ethics and parents

I think the Tathaghat set a very good example . The gratitude was expressed to both the Mothers . True , the Mothers were of sterling quality and virtue , but the troubles which identification has mentioned of his Father , i am sure , we once must have had these kinds of troubles , if not more , in ...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: S.N Goenka: Question and Answers Bank
Replies: 0
Views: 527

S.N Goenka: Question and Answers Bank

The Q & A Bank, serves as a guide and inspiration , and an encouragement to non-students to undertake a a 10 day Vipassana course, and in directly experiencing its immense benefits.


http://www.vridhamma.org/Question-and-Answers
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: ......an inspiration for our practice........
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: ......an inspiration for our practice........

The inspiring thing is the way Ajahn Chah homes in on what he sees as the attachment of his audience. I gather from stories from his students that in other cases he would tell someone to study more... The point of the story is avoiding attachment, not about rejecting study. Rejecting study would ju...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: ......an inspiration for our practice........
Replies: 15
Views: 834

......an inspiration for our practice........

Sometime ago i read of this incident " A scholar in Pali and Abidhamma was not clear with a few aspects in Abidhamma that she had mastered , after enquiring, she learnt that there was a forest dwelling monk , Venerable Ajahn Chah who was well versed in all aspects of Abidhamma . After much travel an...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Giving up....
Replies: 81
Views: 10124

Re: Giving up....

Hello Myotai , Nice to know that you have attributes by way of a caring family :smile: Once again i am sure this state of mind is just a blowing wind which will soon run out of its strength , in turn replaced by a gentler more workable mind . i was looking for a post which i had recently came across...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Giving up....
Replies: 81
Views: 10124

Re: Giving up....

Hi , Please do read these few pages titled " Healing the Healer " , its penned by Dr. Paul Fleischman , and has a perspective from a therapists point of view . http://www.vridhamma.org/The-Experience-of-Impermanence-through-Vipassana#1 Am sure every one bounces back sooner or later :smile: sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

I suspect that the only way to completely avoid killing anything at all, either intentionally or unintentionally, directly or indirectly, is to attain Nibbana and not be reborn in this World at all. Not suspect ; " ekayano mago " the one and only way ; nothing fanatic about it , just a simple truth...
by Sanjay PS
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

[ It seems that many of those things are rather likely to happen within this very lifetime even without "living in the third world starving or doing back-breaking work for 15 hours a day to survive". It may be useful to note that dukkha covers a much broader range of meaning than the English word "s...
by Sanjay PS
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Prior trauma and anxiety about practice
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Prior trauma and anxiety about practice

My dear brother Martin , i am delighted . Your four questions brought on a gentle smile to the face , just letting go of ones own views, and those of others gets much reward :smile: Its understandable.............the ocean of dhamma is limitless......if some one, in one part of this ocean has tasted...