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by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhanas in lying meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

Re: Jhanas in lying meditation

I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to attain jhana whilst lying down, although for the umteenth I shall mention the sleepiness issue, the trouble is we associate laying down with going to sleep, so this makes it easier for us to fall asleep in this posture. I would say if you can't sit upright ...
by Laurens
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 950534

Re: Word Association Game

Dhamma :D
by Laurens
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 950534

Re: Word Association Game

Tea

(ok that wasn't so much related to 'abstain' but I saw the word 'drinking' and I've got a cup of tea in my hand... And I probably drink too much tea anyway so what the hey... :tongue:)
by Laurens
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhism in one sentence
Replies: 21
Views: 7482

Re: Buddhism in one sentence

Buddhism is the art of being kind and letting go.
by Laurens
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 25
Views: 3752

Re: The Beatles

Haha it is indeed, a lot of their stuff can be quite deceiving too. My brother learnt Rain recently, then just gave up, realising how little the guitar has to do compared to McCartney's brilliant bassline. Here's a little snippet that I recorded of the first segment of A Day In The Life. It took me...
by Laurens
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 32493

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

Well as Ajahn Brahm says if the greater vehicle (Mahayana) is like the bus, then the lesser vehicle (Hinayana) is like a bicycle, so we're simply doing our bit to reduce our carbon footprint :rofl: His intentions in making this joke may be good. But by accepting the erroneous translation "the lesse...
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 950534

Re: Word Association Game

feet
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 25
Views: 3752

Re: The Beatles

I just learnt Her Majesty on the guitar, its surprisingly hard to play for such a short song!
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 32493

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

Well as Ajahn Brahm says if the greater vehicle (Mahayana) is like the bus, then the lesser vehicle (Hinayana) is like a bicycle, so we're simply doing our bit to reduce our carbon footprint :rofl:
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures
Replies: 42
Views: 7935

Re: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures

Laurens I think you might be missing the main thrust of this. The numbers of people dying from seasonal flu reflect what happens to the elderly population with underlying health concerns. What is different about Swine Flu is that a high proprotion of those dying are YOUNG. Being older actually conf...
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures
Replies: 42
Views: 7935

Re: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures

Some Swine Flu facts. As at 26/11 Swine flu deaths in the UK stand at 245 Which is minimal compared to the amount of people that die of seasonal flu each year: Every year, around 8,000 people die from seasonal flu-related complications during the winter months in England and Wales. Source: http://w...
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures
Replies: 42
Views: 7935

Re: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures

Dont be afraid of the vaccine either. The point I was making is that Swine Flu has been blown out of proportion by the media - it has died down somewhat in recent months, but a while ago it was all over the news. The might as well have had a pale man, sweating and shaking on our screens repeatedly ...
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?
Replies: 33
Views: 5792

Re: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?

I agree the Dhammapada is an excellent choice, its not too heavy to read, its easy to pick up and put down without getting lost also there are a few sayings there that Jesus ripped off :tongue:
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to get Meditate DVD for us????
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: How to get Meditate DVD for us????

I'm not entirely sure which DVD you mean, but perhaps you mean the one mentioned in this topic:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2828

I hope that helps you
Laurens
by Laurens
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6793
Views: 730220

Re: the great rebirth debate

I have come to the conclusion that instead of debating endlessly here we should all go off to our own individual caves (or bedrooms) and meditate untill we attain knowledge of the passing away and rising of beings. Then we can come back here and debate afterwards :P Anyone?? Haha, nah I'm just jeal...