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by Alobha
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Open letter to the English Theravada Buddhist community
Replies: 76
Views: 5585

Re: Open letter to the English Theravada Buddhist community

Arhants go great lenghts to teach others Showing they can not feel pain would help to convince many people maybe It costs nothing to them Why simply not do it I am asking a simple question I answered that question on the other thread already. Your question would not persist if you would actually li...
by Alobha
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: my story
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: my story

Welcome jango :smile:
by Alobha
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are kilesas so bad?
Replies: 88
Views: 6054

Re: Are kilesas so bad?

It is far too simplistic to think that way; there can be motivation that is siding with acquisitions and merit and ripens in becoming that is pleasant and even divine, for example. So this can be a wholesome sort of motive even though it is not perfectly liberative. Please relax your ideas about th...
by Alobha
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch
Replies: 4
Views: 3469

Re: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch

A low-priced catalogue of german dhamma texts. - many texts from venerable Nyanaponika Mahathera, some for free as well.
by Alobha
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is it right to get ordained and let your cats behind.
Replies: 30
Views: 2712

Re: Is it right to get ordained and let your cats behind.

Plenty of lost pet stories on the internet about cats traveling hundreds of miles to be reunited with their owners. There also stories about cats, like dogs, smelling illness and waking owners up to save their lives. People making iron clad statements about what cats don't feel may not be completel...
by Alobha
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is it right to get ordained and let your cats behind.
Replies: 30
Views: 2712

Re: Is it right to get ordained and let your cats behind.

I'm really troubled by my situation. I really do know that my cats have not the same relationship with my ex then with me and they would adapt of course if I leave, but it would hurt them for more then just a few weeks. Well you could give them to her for a test-run for a month. They'll be fine aft...
by Alobha
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and physical pain
Replies: 29
Views: 2741

Re: Arahants and physical pain

why not give a final proof to everyone that he has reached this stage? There are several torture techniques that are very painful but cause no permanent damage to the body Take for example waterboarding. I would rather come to the conclusion that somebody who waterboards oneself just to proof somet...
by Alobha
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Skillful means: teaching non-buddhists
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: Skillful means: teaching non-buddhists

I found that people will listen to and accept the message much more when you avoid saying it's Buddhist or use well known Buddhist terminology like karma or rebirth. It doesn't seem to me to have much to do with Right Speech but more about the closed mindedness and attachment to views that other pe...
by Alobha
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Skillful means: teaching non-buddhists
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Skillful means: teaching non-buddhists

Hey everyone :smile: This is a question about the skillful means of talking to non-buddhists about well, wisdom and living skillfully in general. I believe I (and I guess other buddhists around here) may easily remember this or that sutta, this or that buddhist story when we talk with friends or rel...
by Alobha
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Meditation in the workplace
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Meditation in the workplace

Today I talked about 15 people through a 15 minute guided meditation - starting with anapanasati and moving to dhammanupassana . Well done! I certainly would have loved to be there :smile: Any suggestions on how to build and sustain interest? 1. Ensure that there is organisational support for your ...
by Alobha
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: Hello

Welcome! :smile:
by Alobha
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: If it's heavy, throw it away
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Re: If it's heavy, throw it away

:goodpost: Didn't know this one. Thanks!
by Alobha
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: West Misses Point - and Lesson - of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: West Misses Point - and Lesson - of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Yeah. If Ashin Wirathu promotes hurting and killing muslims and burning down their houses, the Sangha should do the right thing here and disrobe him. Politicians should deal with this matter and they can surely find other solutions to this conflict than massmurder.
by Alobha
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newbie to Dhamma Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: newbie to Dhamma Wheel

Welcome! :smile:
by Alobha
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 909
Views: 37032

The Science behind "Determinism & Kamma"

This thread is a branch of Determinism & Kamma [please note that there are only freely-accessible links here, Dhammawheel does not store any of the papers. The articles are stored and offered for download elsewhere. I assume that the papers are provided online either directly by one of the authors o...
by Alobha
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 909
Views: 37032

Re: Determinism & Kamma

Please share your opinions on this. Thanks. Gladly. It's time to put on the neurohat again! :D As for the experiments Sam Harris talks about starting at 2:50... just to give an idea how reliable neuroimaging procedures are: Dead salmon have brain activity under fMRI and there are troublesome Voodoo...
by Alobha
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why most published neuroscience findings are false
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Why most published neuroscience findings are false

I don't know about neuroscience studies that would be good enough from the top of my mind, but there are plenty of behavioral studies which are quite well regarding the methods and show various effects (stress reduction, better sleep, decrease in depressive symptomatic, increase in overall life sati...
by Alobha
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can harsh speech be better than abstaining from harsh speech?
Replies: 25
Views: 2374

Re: Can harsh speech be better than abstaining from harsh speech?

I've done it myself, giving somebody some "honest advice" but later realising that it was more about my need to be right than necessarily whether they were ready to hear it. I agree, that happens to me, too. There is a kind of speech called niggayha or '[justified] rebuke of wrong-doing', which is ...
by Alobha
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can harsh speech be better than abstaining from harsh speech?
Replies: 25
Views: 2374

Can harsh speech be better than abstaining from harsh speech?

Can harsh speech be better than abstaining from harsh speech? For reference: AN 3.28 (3) “And what is the person whose speech is like honey? Here, some person, having abandoned harsh speech, abstains from harsh speech. He speaks such words as are gentle, pleasing to the ear, and lovable, as go to th...
by Alobha
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello <3
Replies: 18
Views: 1912

Re: hello <3

Welcome Sighs :smile: