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by salmon
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Nothing wrong with forum. Need help with password.
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Nothing wrong with forum. Need help with password.

This is going to sound weird but I've misplaced my DhammaWheel password and so the only way I can access the forum now is through a particular computer (ie. this one) which auto-signs me in. I can access my control panel but cannot change my password as I can't remember the old one. Any help? Many t...
by salmon
Wed May 05, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If a stream-winner...
Replies: 89
Views: 11232

Re: If a stream-winner...

:goodpost: retro... I think that should address quite a few of Virgo's points too? I would come right out here and say that I have encountered ariyans and have learnt much about them and from their behaviour, but would you believe my claim? ;) OT: A good read about a what a lay ariyan might appear t...
by salmon
Tue May 04, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If a stream-winner...
Replies: 89
Views: 11232

Re: If a stream-winner...

I think there would be only one reason for an aryan to claim "aryanship": if it would increase the effort of people. All the more they wouldn't claim coz it would increase doubt and not effort. In this instance, I'm assuming the OP's supposition that it is a verbal claim and not one of action. Ther...
by salmon
Tue May 04, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Kindness vs. privacy
Replies: 34
Views: 2441

Re: Kindness vs. privacy

Hi Ruud, In chinese custom, for a younger generation to "boot" a elder out, it would result in that younger member being judged, cursed and gossiped about (all of which chinese people loooove to do). Not only would she have to bear with that, so would her parents, their parents and all the forefathe...
by salmon
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sila...with a magnet...
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Sila...with a magnet...

Interesting...those scientists must have very pure morals!
by salmon
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Intellectual Property & Precept 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1452

Re: Intellectual Property & Precept 2

Makes sense. So I guess my safest advise would be for him to question his motive for jailbreaking. If it was as a prerequisite to piracy then it would be a complete break and if it was just to have a display of 5 icons instead of 4 on his screen then there's no harm done. He would however, have to b...
by salmon
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Intellectual Property & Precept 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1452

Re: Intellectual Property & Precept 2

For the less tech savvy, Jailbreaking ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jailbreak_(iPhone_OS) ) means rewriting the software codes so that the locks that Apple has coded in (to prevent other ppl from selling apps they don't approve of) gets unlocked and the user can then purchase third party apps to us...
by salmon
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Intellectual Property & Precept 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1452

Intellectual Property & Precept 2

Hi all, someone asked me if jailbreaking an iPhone is considered a break in precept #2 (stealing). My initial response was YES, but then my friend explained that the iphone was jailbroken to allow deeper programming and customization and that they were still paying for apps. How would that be a brea...
by salmon
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: enough motivation for stream entry?
Replies: 23
Views: 1862

Re: enough motivation for stream entry?

Ben I am in the process of laying down the attitudes and beliefs required for stream entry for some students who had difficulty with the process. It has forced me to identify the key factors which helped a few of us in the process. Of course there is no certainty about it but we can try. I thought ...
by salmon
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I want to ordain..but....debt
Replies: 27
Views: 5888

Re: I want to ordain..but....debt

Hi Fabian, instead of seeking ordination, why don't you speak to the abbot of the temple in Fang where you are currently volunteering at? I believe they might be able to help you apply for a working(?) visa to continue to stay there. I know that there are options for the temples to apply for foreign...
by salmon
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist blogs
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Buddhist blogs

Blog maintained by Majjhima Dhamma Centre and contributed by a well known speaker in Singapore and Malaysia, Bro (Dr) Punna Wong.

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by salmon
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks splashing blood. No authority at the monkhood?
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

Re: Monks splashing blood. No authority at the monkhood?

that's still a real monk. To hazard a guess at what Salmon might be getting at: They may not have ordained for any other purpose than to be seen as monks pouring blood onto the streets.[/speculation] metta Jack Right you are, BlackBird. This is in addition to the fact that there are unothordox fact...
by salmon
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks splashing blood. No authority at the monkhood?
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

Re: Monks splashing blood. No authority at the monkhood?

How do you know that the monks who participated are real monks? I heard in the Thai grapevine that alot of the "monks" who participated in the Red Shirt rally ordained less than a month prior to the event. :thinking:
by salmon
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?
Replies: 60
Views: 6163

Re: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?

This thread reminds me of an excerpt I read in a book called "The little monk's white porridge cafe" (小和尚的白粥馆). It's like "Chicken Soup for Buddhists"...a collection of daily musings by a young novice living in a temple in China. I'll briefly share that excerpt... There was a rich lady, Mrs Lee, who...
by salmon
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The secret to a successful meditation session
Replies: 37
Views: 4413

Re: The secret to a successful meditation session

1. Maintain a clear conscience (ie. keep your precepts ALL THE TIME). A clear sila means that nothing can shake/shock/shame you when you are sitting. 2. When the mind is at a calm, comfortable state, regardless of whether or not I am in a meditation room, just make use of that 5 minutes to meditate....
by salmon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Muchalinda Lake - actual site
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Muchalinda Lake - actual site

Hi, the pond which both mention is the current Muchalinda pond. I've attached an except of one of the websites which mention that the current location is inaccurate. A Japala Nuga Tree was situated in the eastern section of Maha Bodhi across the river Neranjana. Presently the place is marked on the ...
by salmon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Muchalinda Lake - actual site
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Muchalinda Lake - actual site

I've read that the current site of the Muchalinda Lake/Tank is not the original site. I haven't been able to find any documentation about the actual site where the Naga King protected the Buddha from the rains. So I'm going to try my luck here to see if anyone else might know?

Thanks :)
by salmon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath
Replies: 59
Views: 5333

Re: Breath

Then I have a real problem. If you have an issue with the meditation anchor, change the anchor. Breath too subtle for you to be aware but mind states are not? Then use the mind state as your anchor. Watch as your mind states drift from being restless to calm to agitated and back to calm again. And ...
by salmon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath
Replies: 59
Views: 5333

Re: Breath

Sorry Ben...I shan't discuss the fourth jhana anymore in this thread. :oops: Collective, what is the state of your mind at the point when you realize that your breath is too subtle to detect? Slight frustration, agitation, nothing major. I realise these will pass, and try to focus as much as possib...
by salmon
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath
Replies: 59
Views: 5333

Re: Breath

Sorry Ben...I shan't discuss the fourth jhana anymore in this thread. :oops:

Collective, what is the state of your mind at the point when you realize that your breath is too subtle to detect?