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by Laurens
Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The most fundamental Buddhist principles
Replies: 11
Views: 2019

Re: The most fundamental Buddhist principles

Morality, concentration and wisdom.

That is the basis of all Buddhism as far as I know.
by Laurens
Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Attainment as Qualification to Teach?
Replies: 26
Views: 4351

Re: Attainment as Qualification to Teach?

I heard Ajahn Jayasaro mention that even being an arahant does not necessarily make one a good teacher, if you aren't the kind of person that can teach people anyway, realising the Dhamma doesn't mean that you would suddenly have the ability to be a great teacher. I guess this means a good teacher i...
by Laurens
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth conciousness & Sheldrake's Morphic Resonance
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: Rebirth conciousness & Sheldrake's Morphic Resonance

Greetings Laurens, I accept that the Buddha himself never spoke directly about Life to Life Rebirth You accepted an untruth right there, in the Pali Cannon the Buddha mentions several times about how rebirth occurs post mortem. The suttas demonstrate the Buddha discussing post-mortem continuance, b...
by Laurens
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rebirth conciousness & Sheldrake's Morphic Resonance
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: Rebirth conciousness & Sheldrake's Morphic Resonance

I accept that the Buddha himself never spoke directly about Life to Life Rebirth You accepted an untruth right there, in the Pali Cannon the Buddha mentions several times about how rebirth occurs post mortem. Whether or not you yourself accept rebirth is another thing, but it's plainly obvious that...
by Laurens
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 931632

Re: Word Association Game

superflous
by Laurens
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 931632

Re: Word Association Game

imagine

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"Imagine no possessions"
by Laurens
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 931632

Re: Word Association Game

worldly
by Laurens
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahm preceptor status revoked
Replies: 50
Views: 9168

Re: Brahm preceptor status revoked

I think that the actions taken by the Thai authorities are unjust considering that Ajahn Brahm is simply trying to bring the monastic order back to the way that the Buddha intended it to be.
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Motorcycling Dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Motorcycling Dilemma

How do you mean 'reduce stress'?

Your personal stress or stresses within the group?
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 931632

Re: Word Association Game

decline
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 238
Views: 23880

Re: World Cup 2010

I tend not to pay much heed to football. I do watch the world cup though, I can't help but be sucked in.

Most of the time I find football boring to watch, and I resent the amount that they are being paid for kicking a ball around!
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhanas in lying meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 5331

Re: Jhanas in lying meditation

In the "sutta jhanas" the senses are not shutted off. It is in the "comentarial jhanas" that the senses are shutted off. As far as I know, the "vipassana jhanas" (of the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition) do not have the senses shutted down _ and thus are similar to the "sutta jhanas" _ and can be attained ...
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 931632

Re: Word Association Game

Today!
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happy Uposatha Day!
Replies: 34
Views: 6564

Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Happy Uposatha Day everyone.

This is actually the first Uposatha day in which I've decided to observe. If I manage it I would like to observe more in future.

Take care all.
Laurens
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhanas in lying meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 5331

Re: Jhanas in lying meditation

I don't think it's possible to attain jhana it walking meditation because one's is up and moving, eyes open, and this, I understand makes it quite impossible to attain jhana. I see it as a possibility. There are people who have mastered jhana to the extent of being able to enter it at will. It woul...