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by Alobha
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi from miami!
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: hi from miami!

Welcome! :smile:
by Alobha
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?
Replies: 47
Views: 4266

Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

just for further clarification about pointing feet: http://www.google.de/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.jogscotland-cumbernauld.org.uk/userimages/stretch6.jpg&sa=X&ved=0CAkQ8wc4LWoVChMIt_noxL-HxgIVBbUUCh2oVQCK&usg=AFQjCNHVenEQ6LBn7Q5DvXocaVPJuU2HoA People may want to stretch their legs (o...
by Alobha
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sallekha Sutta Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Sallekha Sutta Questions

The Sallekha Sutta (MN8) makes quite extensive use of comparing a noble one's discipline to "others". e.g. (Bhikku Bodhi Translation) "Now Cunda, here effacement should be practised by you: (1) Others will be cruel, we shall not be cruel here: effacement should be practised thus." ... (44) Others wi...
by Alobha
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?
Replies: 28
Views: 2459

Re: Why did you choose Theravada rather than Mahayana?

dhammarelax wrote: I wanted to learn what the Buddha had to say and not to what other people said, Theravada has the advantage of conserving the teaching in the least adulterated form.
Same here.
by Alobha
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: A story on death and friendship
Replies: 1
Views: 939

A story on death and friendship

Full story "No one ever told me the truth about dying," says Teague. "Not once. When it happened to my beloved, I lost my footing in more than one way." It's not a pretty story, but one that is filled to the brim with the reality of life and the meaning of being a kalyana mitta. I strongly encourag...
by Alobha
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Meditation and Temple Ambiance (read on for full question) Hypothesis Basis!
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Buddhist Meditation and Temple Ambiance (read on for full question) Hypothesis Basis!

A leading question instead of on open one? So it is already settled that the ambiance must aid meditation? ;) I've sat in very plain meditation rooms too and it didn't make any perceivable difference. A very beautiful buddha statue for example is nice for devotional purposes, but when it comes to me...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Practice for Modern Times
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Daily Practice for Modern Times

Hi seizan, It's admirable that you put Metta and Mindfulness practice into your daily routine. That is very recommendable! :smile: The routine looks good and compact. If it works for you, roll with it. I'd have two suggestions for you if you want to integrate Sila and the Sutta study more systematic...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?
Replies: 47
Views: 4266

Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

On a side note: Pain during certain sitting postures is not permanent. I've heard from one samanera that he had trouble sitting without a cushion but it was standard in that monastery for the monastics (the abbot is a direct disciple of Ajahn Chah). The samanera eventually learned to meditate on the...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?
Replies: 47
Views: 4266

Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

The usual practice in Thailand is for monks to sit cross-legged in meditation, while eating and when sitting casually with one's peers. The so-called polite posture is used when listening to a Dhamma talk or Pātimokkha recital, giving a blessing or chanting parittas, and waiting upon one's teacher ...
by Alobha
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha’s Great Compassion, Bhikkhu Bodhi on Unity FM
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: Buddha’s Great Compassion, Bhikkhu Bodhi on Unity FM

Thanks Mike!
Bhikkhu Bodhi's take on things are interesting and the interview is quite worthwhile The interviewer sounded really disinterested most of the time though.
by Alobha
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday, Modus Ponens!
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Happy birthday, Modus Ponens!

Happy birthday Modus! :hug:
by Alobha
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It Needs Saying Buddhism is not a philosophy, science, psychotherapy, or culture. It is a religion. David Brazier
Replies: 48
Views: 3238

Re: It Needs Saying Buddhism is not a philosophy, science, psychotherapy, or culture. It is a religion. David Brazier

I wonder: Wouldn't it be better to avoid the misleading labels like religion, philosophy, lifestyle, technique alltogether and just say that buddhism is "a teaching"? Or Perhaps "a teaching for the cessation of stress and suffering" ? It seems to me that this would be the least misleading approach. ...
by Alobha
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello friends
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: hello friends

:anjali: Welcome Bhante :smile:
by Alobha
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Burmese Monks Recognized for Saving Muslims
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Burmese Monks Recognized for Saving Muslims

True disciples of the Buddha :smile:
by Alobha
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group
Replies: 70
Views: 21413

Re: Suggestions, Comments and Feedback for the Study Group

Greetings, Please post: * Ideas on how to better operate the study group here * Your interest in volunteering to lead an upcoming session * Sutta or texts to study * Any other comments and ideas Metta, Retro. :) I suggest to take the content from here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/befriending.htm...
by Alobha
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from poland
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Hi from poland

Welcome! :smile:
by Alobha
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The most simple food
Replies: 33
Views: 2603

Re: The most simple food

Hi I am starting a new approach to my food, I am trying to consume every day boiled chicken with rice and peas, is not exclusive occasionally I will eat pork lamb potatoes and saladas but for at least 6 days a week I want to have one meal a day and only this, is this a healthy approach? Bare in min...
by Alobha
Sun May 31, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Studies show about half of doctors prescribe placebos
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Studies show about half of doctors prescribe placebos

One of the articles in the video is called "A Duty to Deceive" and one of the studies mentions of ethical acceptability. The narrator is also a doctor and his video is called "The Lie that Heals." So it seems that there is a moral dilemma here regarding the use of deception and/or falsehood. catchy...
by Alobha
Sun May 31, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Studies show about half of doctors prescribe placebos
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Studies show about half of doctors prescribe placebos

If a doctor prescribed a placebo by deception (i.e. lying) and his/her sole intention is to elicit healing, is this bad kamma? Does it constitute false speech? I'd initially say yes to those two questions but I'd be interested to hear other opinions. The Oxforddictionary defines medicine as "A drug...
by Alobha
Sun May 31, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi (again)
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Hi (again)

Currently I am studying and performing a research paper on religious expressions in social media. I have two questions for anyone who wants to answer them. 1. Why do you the participate in the Dhamma Wheel forum? 2. Do you make use of other social media such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for th...