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by Ananda26
Tue May 13, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven. Nanananda's Nibbana Sermons.
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: Ven. Nanananda's Nibbana Sermons.

Is the script of this sermon available so I can read it my own time? http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/files/eng/books/ms/nibbana_the_mind_stilled_I.pdf Here is a link to one of the books in the series which is also completely available for reading online. The books can also be found starting with...
by Ananda26
Tue May 13, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happy Vesak Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Happy Vesak Day

Happy Vesak Day The full moon day in May is the anniversary of Buddha's birth, gaining enlightenment, and final Nibbana. This year the actual moon day in May is scheduled on May 14. There are activities scheduled around the world to celebrate Vesak and you can do a google.com search to learn more a...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has Tiger Woods attain Jhana?
Replies: 28
Views: 8200

Re: Has Tiger Woods attain Jhana?

I posted the same question, in another Buddhist forum about two years ago without knowing that Tiger Woods was a Buddhist and he was meditating as a very young child. If I am not wrong, I think that he played 18 hole golf at par at the age of five. I think that most of prominent players win in Olym...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma and Mental Illness
Replies: 15
Views: 5530

Re: Karma and Mental Illness

I work in a rehabilitation unit for people suffering from severe mental illnesses. Due to their medical condition and the intense delusional hallucinations can come come with it, namely schizophrenia, some clients have a history of violent behaviour, grievous bodily harm and even murder and pedophi...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No affection? At all? Period?
Replies: 35
Views: 3185

Re: No affection? At all? Period?

Here is a quote from a previous thread of mine: This is the full text from Buddhist Monastic Code: Intention. The Vinītavatthu contains cases of a bhikkhu who caresses his mother out of filial affection, one who caresses his daughter out of fatherly affection, and one who caresses his sister out of...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven. Nanananda's Nibbana Sermons.
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: Ven. Nanananda's Nibbana Sermons.

Nanananda's sermons on Nibbana are just amazing, and I can't help but to share them: http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/eng/gen.php?gp=sermons&cat=nn&p=1 Extremely clear, profound exploration into Nibbana and the supramundane on the path. Recommended to anybody. :anjali: Nice selection from the for...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visiting Sri Lankan Monasteries in May - advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Visiting Sri Lankan Monasteries in May - advice?

Hello, Next month I will be visiting three Sri Lankan monasteries - Mitirigala, Na Uyana and Kanduboda -, each for one week, as a layperson. Does anybody have suggestions on what is particularly important to take to a monastery in Sri Lanka and to any of these three in particular, besides the recom...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awesome Peaceful Buddha Chants
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Awesome Peaceful Buddha Chants

Dear Everyone, Today I am gonna to share to you the Awesome Peaceful Buddha Chants in original Pāḷi Theravāda Buddhism, it is very peaceful and happiness when to hear it. Download the file in here . After download it, extract the files and enjoy. :) LYRICS: Homage To Buddha: Namo tassa bhagavato ar...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are you good or evil?
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Are you good or evil?

Are you good or evil? Good documentary about how mind is defiled of a child due to external factor and his latent tendencies. Good! :clap: Buddha has taught about kamma, action and the results of action. One is owner of one's action heir to one's action. So I understand that I had better be good. N...
by Ananda26
Thu May 08, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two questions on stream entry and nibbana
Replies: 8
Views: 1130

Re: Two questions on stream entry and nibbana

Hello, After reading Mahasi Sayadaw's The Progress of Insight, I got the impression that it is pretty easy to attain stream-entry by merely spending some time (weeks?) doing insight meditation, and that advancing further even up to arahantship is also straightforward and only involves repeating the...
by Ananda26
Sat May 03, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati Help - First day meditating.
Replies: 13
Views: 1659

Re: Anapanasati Help - First day meditating.

Today was my first day of Anapanasati Meditation. I sat down and started focusing on my breadth. Sure enough within 10 minutes of focusing I lost focus on the breadth. My mind drifted and I had a feeling of me walking deeper and deeper into my own mind - something like cutting across layer by layer...
by Ananda26
Sat May 03, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The translation of the steps of the practice in MN 70 & 95
Replies: 21
Views: 2731

Re: The translation of the steps of the practice in MN 70 &

Greetings! I'm attempting to translate the following important teaching on the steps of the practice that was repeatedly taught in different suttas such as MN 70 & 95: "Idha, bhikkhave, saddhājāto upasaṅkamati, upasaṅkamanto payirupāsati, payirupāsanto sotaṃ odahati, ohitasoto dhammaṃ suṇāti, sutvā...
by Ananda26
Thu May 01, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the mind free from defilement before Nibbana?
Replies: 16
Views: 1312

Re: Is the mind free from defilement before Nibbana?

My question is how the mind comes to be free of greed, aversion and delusion as understood in the Classical tradition. Is it that nibbana purifies the mind of defilement, or is that that by becoming free of defilement the mind goes out to nibbana? Is nibbana the cause or result of purification? A N...
by Ananda26
Thu May 01, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: What is the Exposition of Prevalence of Buddha?

The Exposition of Prevalence In some beings greed is prevalent, in others hatred or delusion; and again in others, nongreed, non-hatred or non-delusion are prevalent. What is it that governs this prevalence? It is the root-cause in the previous life that governs the prevalence of roots in the prese...
by Ananda26
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha Pendant
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: Buddha Pendant

I posted this in a forum elsewhere. Sorry if this is a repeated post. But I want advice from Theravada followers since I believe it is most closest to what the Buddha taught. Im staying in India and it is hard to get Buddhist symbols like Dharmacakra since the religion is not very popular here. I h...