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by cookiemonster
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras

Hi, i am new member of this forum. I need some help from buddhist perpective on exorcism rituals it's actually for myself Every second (every day) i hear voices speaking to me (there are 3 voices) these voices continuously speaks to me non-stop every day. This causing me unable to perform other dai...
by cookiemonster
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: enlightenment in theravada

There is one more thing which puzzles me in Theravada Buddhism. Normally, Enlightenment is described in Buddhism the same way as in Hinduism (mokcha) which is just "The Sphere of Neither Perception nor Non- Perception" or some kind of state of mind which is reached via meditation. OK! But then in T...
by cookiemonster
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 2463

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Hello all, I have question. I have actually seen this question asked on other Buddhist discussion groups but the people who answered always kinda deflected the question using Thanissaro Bhikkhu's famous commentaries on self. So this might be a better place to ask it. The Buddha states that "nibbāna...
by cookiemonster
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 26
Views: 2698

Re: Compassion fatigue

Has anyone experienced compassion fatigue? i volunteer and also help my parents and it makes me happy in moderation but it's taxing on me or taxing on my defilements I'm not sure. Before I do something good I have to give myself a pep talk about how Buddha fed himself to a hungry tigress and all th...
by cookiemonster
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 2013

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

IMO if "Buddha" means the Awakened One, then any teachings which are conducive to awakening would indeed be from a Buddha, whomever he, she, or it may be historically.
by cookiemonster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the Buddha?
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: Where is the Buddha?

Where is the Buddha now? What happens when you attain nirvana? And whats the difference between parinirvana and everyday normal nirvana? IMO the Buddha's lifestream has disbanded into parinibbana, just as a flame disbands when it is blown out. The attainment of nibbana means the attainment of wisdo...
by cookiemonster
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do monks change their legal name when they ordained?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Do monks change their legal name when they ordained?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:24 pm
So Ahahn Braham is his nickname or the stage name?
An ordination name is the name given and recognized by and within a monastic/ordaining government.
A legal name is the name given and recognized by and within a civil government.

Both are "real" names, in their own spheres.
by cookiemonster
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Dangers of Meditation

This the reason why people should practice meditation by following the Noble Eightfold Path. It start from right view then follow to right concentration. Without this people get in to wrong concentration which is dangerous. :thumbsup: Sadly - as I see it - Westernized Buddhism and newcomers to it t...
by cookiemonster
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 68
Views: 4421

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

A question for those well-familiar with non-Theravada traditions and texts, as titled: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions such as Zen or Mahayana result in Ariyupavadantaraya*? *offense of reviling a Noble person IMO, no. Dismissal of a path does not equal dismissal of a person.
by cookiemonster
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Looking for a sutta

My Google-fu is failing me. I'm looking for a sutta where a monk without concentration is described as 'no monk at all', or something very similar. Someone here had it in their signature for a while. I think its an exclamation or a Dhp verse, but I can't seem to find it. Any help would be much appr...
by cookiemonster
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 67
Views: 5934

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

None of the introductionS to theravada buddhism mention anything about "experiencing non-duality". However, Some buddhists say that they meditate in order to experience non-duality, and it is an important part of buddhism and path to enlightenment. How important is experiencing non-duality in thera...
by cookiemonster
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?
Replies: 21
Views: 1879

Re: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?

Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise? This is something I always wondered. IMO it's probably because they are often inflamed and/or bloated from being given lower quality (inexpensive) chemical & pesticide-laced foodstuffs, or from being provided excessive carbs (rice, v...
by cookiemonster
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is consciousness the problem
Replies: 32
Views: 1310

Re: Is consciousness the problem

and NOT just the contents of consciousness? The content could be just about anything - pain, joy, grief, anger, compassion, anything. But in all cases, it is only consciousness. So is consciousness itself the problem, regardless of what its contents are at any given moment? If we choose between one...
by cookiemonster
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 67
Views: 5934

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

None of the introductionS to theravada buddhism mention anything about "experiencing non-duality". However, Some buddhists say that they meditate in order to experience non-duality, and it is an important part of buddhism and path to enlightenment. How important is experiencing non-duality in thera...
by cookiemonster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Chinese-language books, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Chinese-language books, etc.

Does anyone know of any Chinese-language books that focuses entirely on Theravada Buddhism on an introductory level, written in a way that does not syncretize with Mahayana, Zen, Tibetan, or any other form of Buddhism?