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by PeterB
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pali Canon - can it be attributed back to the Buddha?
Replies: 37
Views: 5661

Re: Pali Canon - can it be attributed back to the Buddha?

I think we need to see this in the context of a culture which placed great emphasis on recall and the spoken tradition. Our culture for hundreds of years has favoured the written record in both hard copy and more recently in its cyber form. Just as peole thought it extraordinary in the Middle Ages t...
by PeterB
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Theravadin limerick challenge
Replies: 128
Views: 23167

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Sorry folks.I have just read back and seen Chris's " word" rule. so to make amends,

There was a young seeker from Bali
Who never could manage anjali
He'd start off to bow
then make quite a row
He should have just said it in Pali.
by PeterB
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Theravadin limerick challenge
Replies: 128
Views: 23167

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

I rather like aberrant anti-limericks as well, as in A young poet who came from Japan Wrote verses that never would scan When asked for the reason he said " in this season I always like to make the last line as long as I possibly can ". ( Ogden Nash I think ) So on that note. A young monk who lived ...
by PeterB
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Theravadin limerick challenge
Replies: 128
Views: 23167

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

There was a young man of Bombay
Who heard an old Bhikkhu once say
You need peace of mind
If the answers you'd find
So he started to Sit the same day.
by PeterB
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: I am determined to abstain from pornography
Replies: 73
Views: 9764

Re: I am determined to abstain from pornography

Its actually easy. The alarm goes , you can either turn over and go back to sleep or put your legs over the edge of the bed and stand up. Likewise when you feel the need to watch porn....dont. Simple. Everytime, just dont. No analysis, no reflection, just dont. If that isnt possible because of other...
by PeterB
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 333168

Re: Poll: Are you vegetarian/vegan?

That was nearly two hundred years ago, we have moved on a little in Bonny Scotland. Now we just get drunk and crash our cars which provides a steady supply of cadavers. :o
by PeterB
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating with the Flu
Replies: 19
Views: 3301

Re: Meditating with the Flu

It is also possible to direct bare attention to body sensations as they arise. The tongue on the palate, the pressure of the bottom on the seat, or back , bottom and back of legs when lying down etc. The attention can go from head to toe..

:namaste:
by PeterB
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Torn between soto zen and thai forest
Replies: 37
Views: 6277

Re: Torn between soto zen and thai forest

Is the breath going into and going out of your nose Soto, or Forest Tradition, or is it it perhaps Dzogchen ? :?:
Is it Japanese or Thai or Tibetan ?
All I know is that if we follow it , it can take us home.

:anjali:
by PeterB
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Greetings

And Metta to you Drolma.. :namaste:
by PeterB
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Greetings

Greetings to you too Manapa

:namaste:
by PeterB
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Greetings

Thank you Ven. Dhammanando :namaste:

Hi Ben, yes it really is ! Good to see you. :hug:
by PeterB
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Greetings

Thank you CLW.

:namaste: :smile:
by PeterB
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Greetings

:clap: Nice to see you too Annabel !
by PeterB
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Greetings

:namaste:
by PeterB
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Greetings

Hello , shanti, metta, and greetings to my friends who follow the Way of The Elders.
I just wanted to say hello and to wish you and this forum well.

Peter B.