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by salmon
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: About not kill any living being
Replies: 107
Views: 11238

Re: About not kill any living being

Thanks for the link to the story bodom!
by salmon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand Buddhist Flag
Replies: 19
Views: 2427

Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

appicchato wrote:
...the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:
It's a funny world...thirty three unbroken years in Thailand and never seen a one...
here?

I'm more used to seeing the tiny ones that are strung up with the Thai flags in a bunting.
by salmon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand Buddhist Flag
Replies: 19
Views: 2427

Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

I found it! I saw this flag in the tooth relic temple. I think it's very nice.
by salmon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand Buddhist Flag
Replies: 19
Views: 2427

Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Hi Bhante and TG, the Dhammacakra flag is synonymous with Thai Buddhism so I guess in a way it is "kindda" Thai, no? there is actually another flag that I notice when I was in Sri Lanka and I think it might have had a deeper history than the current recognized flag (in TG's avatar). Let me see if I ...
by salmon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4177

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

1) It was too far to walk
2) He had the foresight that his disciples would be able to propagate the dhamma far and wide.
by salmon
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: About not kill any living being
Replies: 107
Views: 11238

Re: About not kill any living being

This might be completely irrelevant...but I once saw a Thai forest monk (who is very well respected) accidentally swat a mozzie on his arm, thereby killing it. I must have looked quite shocked coz when he noticed me staring, he grinned and said "mai mii Cetana" (trans. No Cetana present). His mindfu...
by salmon
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bothersome insects during meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Bothersome insects during meditation

Find a different spot. At least during the time of year for those particular insects. Insects always have a season. Its usually fairly short. I dont think we need to actually add any more distractions to those which arise anyway. :smile: Yes, only for the season. We have mozzies all year round!! Bu...
by salmon
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's the story behind your user name?
Replies: 61
Views: 3497

Re: What's the story behind your user name?

I guess mine's quite straightforward and the answer is in my signature. :thinking:
by salmon
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bothersome insects during meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Bothersome insects during meditation

Find a different spot.
by salmon
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Ambhavan contact information
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: Wat Ambhavan contact information

Meditation method : http://www.watmahamuneetx.com/AdvantagesChanting.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Youtube of LP Jarun teaching : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQgJU8YbMII&feature=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Unfortunately the video is in Thai :( Wat A...
by salmon
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: About the 8 precepts?
Replies: 21
Views: 2720

Re: About the 8 precepts?

I sleep on the floor and I still laze :rofl: what gets me up immediately is an uncomfortable pillow...but that ruins my sleep too.
by salmon
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sila samadhi panna
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: sila samadhi panna

Have you ever played this game called "Lap Sit" where a group of people stand in a circle and try to sit on the lap of the person behind him? Sila-Samadhi-Panna works the same way as the game.
by salmon
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: About not kill any living being
Replies: 107
Views: 11238

Re: About not kill any living being

cooran has summarize it already but here's a "cut & paste" from buddhanet Q>But surely it is good to kill sometimes. To kill disease-spreading insects, for example, or someone who is going to kill you? A>It might be good for you but what about that thing or that person? They wish to live just as you...
by salmon
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Practice Question
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Re: Practice Question

Beginners see a car...as they progress, they notice the colour...then the number of doors...then the make of the car. Likewise in breath meditation, beginners see the breath...as they progress they notice the length of the breath...then the rising and falling of each breath. Same SOP different level...
by salmon
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Simplifying Practice for Easy Application
Replies: 17
Views: 1301

Re: Simplifying Practice for Easy Application

An easy application one of my teachers taught...

When with others, watch your mouth
When alone, watch your mind.


:anjali:
by salmon
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can Arahant suffer from clinical depression?
Replies: 34
Views: 3329

Re: Can Arahant suffer from clinical depression?

Whether biologically they suffer from hormonal or chemical imbalances or not, I believe the people around them will not be able to notice, since their mindfulness would have been so sharp as to catch it before it manifests into anything physical. So in terms of the condition called "clinical depress...
by salmon
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: what types of meditation do you do?
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Re: what types of meditation do you do?

Depends on the state of my mind at the point in time. I usually try to maintain mindfulness throughout the day, as and when I remember to :tongue: ... however, when I do some formal sitting, I will use one of the below 2 strategies:- - If I've had a rough day and my mind is abuzz, I'll do mainly "ob...
by salmon
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism in Art
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Buddhism in Art

SANKARA by Sinhalese writer/director Prasanna Jayakody is a very nicely done short art film about a young buddhist monk's struggles with worldly desires.

:popcorn:
by salmon
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Statues facing East
Replies: 41
Views: 16003

Re: Buddha Statues facing East

Perhaps this east facing/west facing this has some cultural strings attached. In some Asian countries, people will choose a house which gets "morning sun" (east) rather than the "evening sun" (west). When I asked why, I was told that while morning sun is conducive to health, evening sun is harsh. Wh...