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by EmptyShadow
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Devotions with Devas/Spirits/Ghosts
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Devotions with Devas/Spirits/Ghosts

I dont know if this counts as devotion but the recollection of the devas is one of the 10 recollections that was taught by the Buddha. [6] "Furthermore, you should recollect the devas: 'There are the devas of the Four Great Kings, the devas of the Thirty-three, the devas of the Hours, the Contented ...
by EmptyShadow
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Whats the MO...
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Whats the MO...

For a meditator following the vehicle of serenity the attainment of jhana fulfills two functions: first, it produces a basis of mental purity and inner collectedness needed for undertaking the work of insight contemplation; and second, it serves as an object to be examined with insight in order to ...
by EmptyShadow
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Duties of Children/King Ajatasattu
Replies: 10
Views: 3155

Re: The Duties of Children/King Ajatasattu

Keep in mind that existance in heaven is impermanent and that everyone can fall from it, into less fortunate rebirth :smile:
by EmptyShadow
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Satipatthana Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Satipatthana Questions

At this stage you have to develop awareness of whether the in-and-out breaths are long or short. ‘Long’ or ‘short’ here do not refer to length in feet and inches, but length in time, the duration. You should decide for yourself what length of time you will call ‘long’, and what length of time you w...
by EmptyShadow
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Yawares popular culture thread
Replies: 148
Views: 21268

Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Was 'Thor' his real name? :thinking: From Wikipedia. In Norse mythology, Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. The cognate deity in wider Germanic myt...
by EmptyShadow
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Yawares popular culture thread
Replies: 148
Views: 21268

Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Was 'Thor' his real name? :thinking:
by EmptyShadow
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sayadaw U Puññananda and Ku Doeh forest MC
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Sayadaw U Puññananda and Ku Doeh forest MC

Are there any teachings of the Sayadaw translated to english? I would love to read them.
by EmptyShadow
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bedbugs and the 1st precept
Replies: 29
Views: 6823

Re: Bed Bugs

Hello Mettaya Sorry if i have insulted someone with my previous post, it was not my intension. Also it wasn't addressed specifically to you but more to old topic about fleas where many participants dont show any mercy to insects and other animals(mices), and admit that thay kill or would kill them i...
by EmptyShadow
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bedbugs and the 1st precept
Replies: 29
Views: 6823

Re: Bed Bugs

But it's killing! It's "funny" how ppl expect to get rid of bad kamma results by doing more bad kamma. I dont know what's the best solusion for massive infestation but to me it seems that many buddhists dont take the first precept very seriously and go for the poison or call exterminators after seei...
by EmptyShadow
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bedbugs and the 1st precept
Replies: 29
Views: 6823

Re: Bed Bugs

Hello Everyone, I am currently in the unenviable position of dealing with a possible bed bug infestation. I saw one walking across my stairs in broad daylight three days ago and my life has been turned upside down. Besides the obvious difficulties and expenses I'm incurring in preparing my home for...
by EmptyShadow
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Trying too hard
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Trying too hard

I think that the story with Ajahn Mahaboowa is about puting the effort in the wrong place and not about too much effort. And from his books i got the impression that becouse of his extraordinary effort and determination he have succeed in the path. There is similar story with Ajahn Chah and his stra...
by EmptyShadow
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Do good people go to Hell?
Replies: 27
Views: 3802

Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Hello all, Not by Ajahn Brahmavamso, but still clarifying the question in the title of this thread: Who will be reborn in Hell? http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Pesala/Hell/hell.html#Who" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; with metta Chris If one lives heedlessly, enjoying sensual pleasures ...
by EmptyShadow
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Adhiṭṭhāna - what are you determined to achieve?
Replies: 36
Views: 4349

Re: Adhiṭṭhāna - what are you determined to achieve?

I completed my adhitthana successfully. It was my first self-retreat and the first time i meditated for so much. At first i intended to do 10 days but on the second day my motivation and effort dropped significantly so for the next 8 days that resolve to continue, carried me through realy nicely. If...
by EmptyShadow
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!
Replies: 43
Views: 7087

Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Congrats, Cooran!
I dont know much about the role of the moderators but you are one the best contributors in this forum and i'm always happy to read your replies and the links you usually provide are very helpful. :smile:
by EmptyShadow
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Adhiṭṭhāna - what are you determined to achieve?
Replies: 36
Views: 4349

Re: Adhiṭṭhāna - what are you determined to achieve?

I resolve to meditate at least 8 hours a day for the next 8 days, starting from tomorrow. And to abstain from some of the sensual pleasures in that time.

:meditate: