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by DNS
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: OK so now I have started what about?.....
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: OK so now I have started what about?.....

There are some good points, suggestions, and tips mentioned over in this thread: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1622" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; All the posts in that thread are good, but especially the posts from those who are parents (you'll be able to tell). :t...
by DNS
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Immediate rebirth
Replies: 28
Views: 4182

Re: Immediate rebirth

I seem to recall that in the Vimanavatthu and the Petavatthu there are stories of various lay people who have done some deeds (good to Vim., bad to Petav.) and then immediately are reborn to those realms. I think the term "immediate" was even used, but unfortunately I don't have my copies of the Vim...
by DNS
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New World Record
Replies: 29
Views: 3580

Re: New World Record

Beautiful pictures! It looks like Ajahn Brahm is giving his autograph in picture #40 (but I'm sure it's just an e-mail or something). :tongue:
by DNS
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum
Replies: 26
Views: 6848

Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Welcome back!

Good to have you back!

:clap:

:thanks:
by DNS
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Immediate rebirth
Replies: 28
Views: 4182

Re: Immediate rebirth

“ Here, friend, as I was coming down from Mount Vulture Peak, I saw a skeleton moving through the air. Vultures, crows, and hawks, following it in hot pursuit, were pecking at it between the ribs, stabbing it, and tearing it apart, while it uttered cries of pain. It occurred to me: It is wonderful, ...
by DNS
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lord Buddha in Theravada
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Lord Buddha in Theravada

Your assessment sounds about right for the Theravada. The Buddha perfected his paramitas over many lifetimes and acquired much merit over many lifetimes and even met, in one form or another the previous samma-sam-buddhas in previous lives; but basically was a man. The Mahayana, I think, have include...
by DNS
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A good place for a retreat...
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: A good place for a retreat...

http://www.dhamma.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

(And not just because it is almost the exact same address as the one above.)
by DNS
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attachment and my new baby daughter
Replies: 18
Views: 2749

Re: Attachment and my new baby daughter

getting rid of attachment completely is only possible only at the non returner stage. I take it you are not there yet! so dont worry about this now- prematurely taking on such a huge project like getting rid of attachment is not likely to succeed at an early stage. so continue with your practice th...
by DNS
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Begginer
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Begginer

Good Question, Good Answer http://www.buddhanet.net/qanda.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Good book, but I think that is the older version. Here is the 4th edition: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/gqga-4ed.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and now Ven. Dhammika...
by DNS
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Hello!

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma in Seven Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1993

Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Another one: Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha Wisdom, morality, concentration :oops: just noticed we are defining Dhamma (not Buddhism) so I shouldn't use the same Dhamma term in a definition. Here's another one: 1. mindfulness (sati) 2. investigation of mental phenomena (dhamma vicaya) 3. energy (viriya) 4....
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma in Seven Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1993

Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Annabel wrote:The
Buddha
used
more
than
seven
words
:thumbsup: That's a nice one! Exactly seven words and very true; the Tipitaka is some 40 volumes long.
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma in Seven Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1993

Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Guy wrote:Do Good,
Avoid Evil,
Purify the Mind.
:thumbsup:

You beat me to it. I think that one sums it up best.

Another one:

Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha
Wisdom, morality, concentration
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha
Replies: 28
Views: 4029

Re: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha

Bhikkhu Bodhi talks about tolerance and specifically about the cartoon depictions of Muhammad in this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7097641319082262652&ei=uu5CSp2BNY_CqAP0lojDBg&q=Bhikkhu+Bodhi+on+the+cartoons+of+Muhammed&hl=en&client=firefox-a In the video (not that long) he makes ...
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: QUEENSLANDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: QUEENSLANDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Queenslander?! The hell with that. LAKER'S RULE ! The Los Angeles Lakers recently won their 15th NBA title, led by Phil " The Zen Master " Jackson as head coach. http://dhammawiki.com/images/9/9a/Philjackson.jpg http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Phil_Jackson" onclick="window.open(this.href);retu...
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who is GOD in Buddhism?
Replies: 64
Views: 6554

Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Greetings Ben, Over the last week I have been thinking about how some people feel that they can mock the Buddha and Buddhism but the same people don't have the courage to mock Mohammad or Islam. But I think that it is our equanimity that is our strength. I think it's the perception that we're less ...
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Can you add BBcode for Youtube?
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Can you add BBcode for Youtube?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7097641319082262652&ei=uu5CSp2BNY_CqAP0lojDBg&q=Bhikkhu+Bodhi+on+the+cartoons+of+Muhammed&hl=en&client=firefox-a We added video functionality. To add a video like the one you see above, start with writing a new post. Click the "video" button on the far right ...
by DNS
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sasanaramsi Burmese Temple in Singapore
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Sasanaramsi Burmese Temple in Singapore

Beautiful!

I love those statues, the marble or tile floors, paintings, all of it!
by DNS
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The questions of king milinda
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: The questions of king milinda

A great book, answering good questions with some good answers. Bhikkhu Pesala has an online PDF of it here:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/milinda.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;