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by Babadhari
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Scripture that is well known to those raised Buddhist
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: Scripture that is well known to those raised Buddhist

Ven. Bodhi says that in many Theravada countries they chant this in Pali at funerals. He said the Pali then gave a rough translation. This is from one of his Systematic Study of MN presentations " All formations (all conditioned things) are impermanent . Their very nature is to arise and vanish." "...
by Babadhari
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: breathing through your pores?
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: breathing through your pores?

:goodpost: :thumbsup: well said Mkoll
by Babadhari
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 696234

Re: Word Association Game

organic
by Babadhari
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Hello everyone :-)

welcome :hello:
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: what happens to people who commit suicide?
Replies: 24
Views: 2295

Re: what happens to people who commit suicide?

Hi Cianna the Buddha said to achieve birth as a human is an extremely rare occurance. to take your life is an absolute disregard for this chance at liberation from the process of Samsara, surely meaning further rebirths in realms beneath that of human. make the most of this oppurtunity and learn fro...
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks and facebook/internet
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Monks and facebook/internet

hi mao, welcome to Dhammawheel the images might give the monks a good idea of the hindrances they still have to deal with. perhaps they will feel lust or perhaps they will just see bodies. in my opinion it is not wrong, it just is . Gazing upon a image like that would be a breach of the precept. hi...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 4258

Re: Location of the Mind?

thanks santa, thanks villkorkarma
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What awakens?
Replies: 59
Views: 3075

Re: What awakens?

ive just been coming across different translations of citta referring to both heart and mind respectively lately in different passages as this alternative translation of the same passage illustrates This the Blessed One said. Pleased, the group of five monks were delighted with the exposition of the...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What awakens?
Replies: 59
Views: 3075

Re: What awakens?

NB*** Translating the poem has presented a number of difficulties, not the least of which has been getting a definitive reading of the original manuscript. Ajaan Mun wrote during the days before Thai spelling became standardized, some of the passages were smudged with age, and a few seem to have be...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks and facebook/internet
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Monks and facebook/internet

Good day, Correct me if i'm wrong. I do believe Buddhism is a religion who adapt to changes. No doubt to reach out to the lay people, especially around the world, now we can access to blogs, twitter and facebook of some great bhikkhu/teachers. But Is it a good ideal as the internet is a unlimited r...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 4258

Re: Location of the Mind?

The 'Visuddhimagga' (XIV, 107) Herein, the mind-element has the characteristic of being the forerunner of eye-consciousness, etc., and cognizing visible data, and so on. Its function is to advert. It is manifested as confrontation of visible data, and so on. Its proximate cause is the interruption ...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What awakens?
Replies: 59
Views: 3075

Re: What awakens?

"What gains total release from the five khandhas?" "The heart, of course, & the heart alone. It doesn't grasp or get entangled. No more poison of possessiveness, no more delusion, it stands alone. No saññas can fool it into following along behind them." http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/mun/b...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can buddhism be explained via evolution?
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Can buddhism be explained via evolution?

i was going to ask if evolution could be explained by kamma but i found some good points raised on this topic already http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 29#p165452
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is our modern era conducive or inhibitory to the path?
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Is our modern era conducive or inhibitory to the path?

a great essay by Bhikku Bodhi on this topic: As Western technology and its offshoot, the consumerist culture, spread to the far corners of the world, the breakdown of meaning and the sense of self-alienation became endemic to many lands, and today this sense of meaninglessness has reached a truly gl...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Days you feel concentrated vs days you don't
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Days you feel concentrated vs days you don't

i was under the impression that equanimity was a result of a calm concentrated mind.