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by Ben
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: About romantic relationships
Replies: 9
Views: 1527

Re: About romantic relationships

There are many wonderful Buddhist practitioners and teachers engaged in romantic relationships. I think this is because there is often much more clinging and aversion in avoiding romantic relationships than there is in maintaining them. Relationships can also provide a lot of opportunities for prac...
by Ben
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 185119

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Ben
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Your calling.
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Your calling.

Its a beautiful song, Louise. I'm glad you like it.
by Ben
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Your calling.
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Your calling.

mikenz66 wrote:London Calling?

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Mike
NO you big ding dong!

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by Ben
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhante Dhammanando!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: Happy Birthday Bhante Dhammanando!!

welcome back, Ajahn!
And many happy returns to you on your birthday!
by Ben
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism speaking of Theravada
Replies: 29
Views: 2624

Re: Tibetan "Buddhism" speaking of Theravada

I think this has a precedent in the Buddhavamsa, on which I've actually just created a thread (that I wouldn't mind seeing merged with this one, since the topics are essentially the same). The Buddhavamsa lists one of the conditions of becoming a samma-sambuddha as being a man and not a woman or in...
by Ben
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 8374

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

You really don't know what you're talking about. Dear Ben, I accept your criticism. I'm not a scholarly person, but I have faith in the Sutta that hell is physical realm where beings can take rebirth. As mentioned previously, the Sutta leaves no room for interpretation, or even debate. If the Buddh...
by Ben
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 8374

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

cappuccino wrote:THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS ARE ABOUT REBIRTH.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Noble_Truths
You're citing a Wikipedia article on the four noble truths on a Theravāda forum? Are you serious??
by Ben
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pictures that prove Australia is the Craziest
Replies: 55
Views: 4973

Re: Pictures that prove Australia is the Craziest

kendali wrote:The quoll is adorable. I'm still not sold on spiders. :tongue:
My arachnophobia became manageable when I took an interest in spiders and began learning about them.
The risk of being hurt and/or killed by a spider is, in most places, fairly remote.
kind regards,
Ben
by Ben
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pictures that prove Australia is the Craziest
Replies: 55
Views: 4973

Re: Pictures that prove Australia is the Craziest

Thanks Kim! My secret weekness for the spotted tail quoll is revealed! Not really secret, Ben - you seemed pretty happy about the photo you posted here a few weeks ago :smile: so I figured you might like the baby. I was lucky enough to see one a few nights back. One of my guests turned to me and sa...
by Ben
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm
Replies: 86
Views: 8374

Re: Lifespan of beings in the hell realm

Those were just speculations made by Gombrich and Gethin. How are these speculations relevant to the practice of Dhamma? One can say they're just a waste of time. Richard Gombrich is an Indologist and scholar of Sanskrit, Pāli, and Buddhist Studies. He was the Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the Uni...
by Ben
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pictures that prove Australia is the Craziest
Replies: 55
Views: 4973

Re: Pictures that prove Australia is the Craziest

Thanks Kim! My secret weekness for the spotted tail quoll is revealed! I was lucky enough to see one a few nights back. One of my guests turned to me and said after that fleeting glimpse that seeing one in the wild was on his 'bucket list'. The next day I took the same gentleman on a walk around one...
by Ben
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Anagarikas ...
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Anagarikas ...

pilgrim wrote:Many people bow to Goenka when he was alive.
Myself included. But to be clear, SN Goenka was not an anagarika.
by Ben
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Opinions on Sadhguru
Replies: 30
Views: 2299

Re: Opinions on Sadhguru

Yes SarathW, he is not Buddhist. "Shiva is All and in all, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer, and concealer of all that is" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . May he believe in this or not? He...
by Ben
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: t shirts
Replies: 23
Views: 4163

Re: t shirts

Nothing beats this *Buddhist* t-shirt, in my humble opinion. Subtle, understated, classic. Lol, definately my favourite! Its also worth checking through the "Fake Buddha Quotes" website: http://fakebuddhaquotes.com/ . THanks Aloka My facebook timeline is getting spammed by *I love Buddhism* which a...