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by appicchato
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 21569

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

ArkA wrote:
"should gather"
Is this means all the monks who ordained at WPN are required to travel to WPN on January 16th?
much written, but ArkA's simple question not yet answered! :)
No
by appicchato
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Elementary Pali Course Online
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: Elementary Pali Course Online

:thumbsup:
by appicchato
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?
Replies: 96
Views: 8248

Re: What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?

Dan74 wrote:...I fail to see the point of the whole thread...
Ditto...
by appicchato
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?
Replies: 96
Views: 8248

Re: What if Thailand turns into a Christian majority nation?

...in Sri Lanka and Thailand...150 years ago, there was very little practice to be found...
Mmm...debatable...
by appicchato
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Re-branding...
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re-branding...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/2 ... d&ir=World

Less suffering=more happiness/end suffering=happiness...

But, oh no, no way can we broach the Buddhist angle...this class was taught 2500 years ago... :pig:
by appicchato
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Getting closer to being able to ordain
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Getting closer to being able to ordain

Chill...in, or out of, the robes, you'll still be yourself...just try to be open, and go with the flow...(depending on where you're ordaining) you'll be told what is expected of you... Google is your friend...so is google saffron, buddhisma2z, accesstoinsight, buddhanet, etc...read up on what to lo...
by appicchato
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do it yourself!
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

Re: Do it yourself!

(1) Is it possible to practice in India or Nepal nowadays? Do modern citizens support independent renunciants? How are they seen by the society? (2) How should one proceed in order to live like that? (3) I think getting new visas would be a problem, wouldn't it? (4) If that is definitely impossible...
by appicchato
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beautiful video on Myanmar
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Beautiful video on Myanmar

Beautiful is right...thank you...
by appicchato
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Best meditation technique to fall asleep fast?
Replies: 27
Views: 2558

Re: Best meditation technique to fall asleep fast?

You know why the lotus position was invented ? In order for you not to fall asleep and say more focused. I do not know about vipassana but concentration meditation works extremelly well at falling asleep. The thing is that you should not have falling asleep as a goal. The only way to make it work i...
by appicchato
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's stopping you?
Replies: 30
Views: 2970

Re: What's stopping you?

cooran wrote:Age IS a barrier for any older female thinking of ordaining.
I stand corrected...hopefully that will change...
by appicchato
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's stopping you?
Replies: 30
Views: 2970

Re: What's stopping you?

I'm to old.
If one is able to live unassisted, age is not an obstacle to ordination...
by appicchato
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Descartes
Replies: 48
Views: 2207

Re: Descartes

I perceive a lack of fun-based humour on this forum....
Some may even consider it a NoBSZone... :coffee:
by appicchato
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Descartes
Replies: 48
Views: 2207

Re: Descartes

He got one thing wrong; His...quotation, is sadly flawed.....
Maybe, maybe not...'right' and 'wrong' (as well as 'flawed') are subjective arenas...

'Sad' is when someone is hungry, or hurt...
by appicchato
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Descartes
Replies: 48
Views: 2207

Re: Descartes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes

Seems plausible he may have (unbeknownst to him) had some leanings in that direction...
by appicchato
Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jennifer Aniston considers Buddhism conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Jennifer Aniston considers Buddhism conversion

Tell me again...why did I open this?... :coffee:
by appicchato
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and modern psychology course...
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Buddhism and modern psychology course...

Thanks for drawing the course to our attention... Would be interesting to submit an assignment... Happy to oblige... Interesting, yes...although this one is way beyond composing an 800 word essay (on any topic), let alone in any way approaching coherency...we'll see though...still have a week to go...
by appicchato
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can Monks read non dhamma books?
Replies: 50
Views: 3083

Re: Can Monks read non dhamma books?

...a large problem for monastics to deal with is boredom. Mmm...perhaps a more accurate description might be 'for some (or even most) monastics'...also, one might postulate that those who do become, or are, bored have not (yet, or are unable to have) delved deeply enough into the program (practice)...
by appicchato
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can Monks read non dhamma books?
Replies: 50
Views: 3083

Re: Can Monks read non dhamma books?

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What's to be said about a monastic who goes about reading this sort of thing, of an afternoon?
Really?...
by appicchato
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why do monks cut their hair?
Replies: 20
Views: 25929

Re: Why do monks cut their hair?

...growing your hair long will help with your spirituality.
<chuckle>