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Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: metta meditation

how does mid-august sound? please post a thumbs up or something if you're interested.
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Do good people go to Hell?
Replies: 27
Views: 3696

Re: Do good people go to Hell?

There is one realm that, although not an infernal hell realm, still sounds awful, and is not comparable to the christian idea of hell, except as you might find in some old paintings. The buddha speaks of a realm where everything seen, tasted, touched, smelled, heard, (known, is it possible?) is unpl...
by altar
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Love relationships and renunciation
Replies: 13
Views: 2996

Re: Love relationships and renunciation

my friend, i have similar thoughts...

in such times i like to err on the side of the sutta "to gotami"
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
which states the dhamma in brief
by altar
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Sustaining insight after retreat
Replies: 24
Views: 5359

Re: Sustaining insight after retreat

Relax...

also, i agree with goofaholix, that there is nothing to be sustained and this is what insight is about.
on the other hand there is the buddha's simile of starting a fire. it doesn't start if you rub the sticks together on and off, but it must be continual and for a while.
by altar
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Need some positive thoughts for today
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

Re: Need some positive thoughts for today

yes it sounds nice. can i ask what language or style it was recited in?
by altar
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?
Replies: 66
Views: 8682

Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

one of the most delectable suttas, i recall a young monk in england posted on e'sangha, the buddha recommends conjee and honey.
by altar
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?
Replies: 66
Views: 8682

Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

one of the most delectable suttas, i recall a young monk in england posted on e'sangha, the buddha recommends ghee and honey.
by altar
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Buddhism for Tough Guys
Replies: 36
Views: 4468

Re: Buddhism for Tough Guys

i have been freeing the flies in our house, especially when they pang on the windows...............
but the idea still intrigues me...

buddhism for all.
by altar
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: metta meditation

Hi Mateesha, My timezone is UTC -5. So..... that means England time - 5. Where are you others from? I am in the NJ suburbs not too far from New York City. When I "develop my camera" maybe I will post a picture or two. And Mike Khalil-Bodhi is in NY! Btw, here is that site. http://www.facebook.com/gr...
by altar
Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: metta meditation

I am in NJ and I think anytime outside of 12-6 am EST is okay.
by altar
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: metta meditation

you can search the happiest day of your life on facebook.

but for this, for now, why doesn't anyone who is interested say so, and if some people are, we can make an announcement of the date and time, sometime this month?
by altar
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: metta meditation

i got it from a site called The Happiest Day of your life on facebook.
by altar
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About Death (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1709

Re: About Death (?)

ringo, 3 suttas come to mind. dependent origination you should look at. "In the case of a monk who has died & passed away, his bodily fabrication has ceased & subsided, verbal fabrication has ceased & subsided, mental fabrication has ceased & subsided, his life force is totally ended, his heat is di...
by altar
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

metta meditation

Hi,
this is an idea i've had for a while. if anyone likes we could do a forum internet sangha metta meditation. at an appointed time we can meditate from around the world.
by altar
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nice Sutta Find: Attachment To Views
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Nice Sutta Find: Attachment To Views

Another sutta-find. The simile had long been in my head. I remembered it as one regards all formations or self-views as a "murderer with sword raised high." And Thanissaro's translation is that. However this version (Nyanaponika's) is much more peaceful, and has relieved me of perplexion :). "6 Adva...