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by bodom
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Hi all!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Hello!

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 9714

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Yes get professional help. Also try and meditate everyday if possible. This will train your mind to just observe the craving arise and pass away without acting on it. You may only be able to observe the craving for a minute or two to start with, but that's OK. The more you meditate the stronger you...
by bodom
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!

Or just a strange coincidence and nothing more. :namaste: But was the story intended as one depicting a serendipitous situation or to hint that Devas sent him Pepsi. :namaste: I guess the only way to really know would be to ask the author himself. :shrug: Devas are said to help monks out occasional...
by bodom
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!

I admire Ajahn Brahm a lot but can make no sense of this passage - During his tudong months he visited many of the most famous meditation masters, including Ajahn Tate and Ajahn Maha Boowa. Ajahn Brahm had a special affinity for Ajahn Tate and he found him to be one of the most selfless (in the hig...
by bodom
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Edit option disappearing
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Edit option disappearing

Hi No Mind

The mod team realised that the previous time limit on editing had disappeared, so it was reinstated. You have one hour to edit.

After that you can request a change if it is something significant.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Can we become Buddhas?
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: Can we become Buddhas?

Why did you delete a post from me on this topic? :anjali: Hi Lucas If your post was removed it was because it did not meet the guidelines of the Discovering Theravada forum: Guidelines for the Discovering Theravada forum The purpose of the Discovering Theravada forum is to enable beginners and memb...
by bodom
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Credulity
Replies: 91
Views: 2073

Re: Credulity

Circle5 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:53 am
12th chapter
2th*
Yes 2nd book and 12th chapter as I've noted.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Credulity
Replies: 91
Views: 2073

Re: Credulity

chownah wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:58 am
What is this:
The Book of Causation (Nid›navagga)
chownah
The Nidana Vagga — The Section on Causation the 12th chapter in the Samyutta Nikaya.

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)
Replies: 68
Views: 1611

Re: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)

Thanks Bodom. That's one of the variations I linked to above of SN 3.8/ Ud 5.1: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=31557&start=20#p465428 :heart: Mike Sorry Mike missed that somehow. I need to get a tablet as I use my phone to post the majority of the time and sometimes miss posts. :namas...
by bodom
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)
Replies: 68
Views: 1611

Re: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)

This sutta might be of interest to the topic: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. And on that occasion King Pasenadi Kosala had gone with Queen Mallikā to the upper palace. Then he said to her, "Mallikā, is there any...
by bodom
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Mindfulness

Keep this short, very important sutta, in mind: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was living among the Sumbhas. Now there is a Sumbhan town named Sedaka. There the Blessed One addressed the monks, "Monks!" "Yes, lord," the monks responded. The Blessed One said, "Suppose, monks, that ...
by bodom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 9714

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Whether alcoholism is a disease or not is really not the point. It is what is and is not skillful to say to those struggling with what could broadly be called an addiction or substance abuse problem, and what is and is not right speech from a Buddhist perspective. This isn't a geographic or cultura...
by bodom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 9714

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

In the context of Buddhism, there is also no reason to think that alcoholism is somehow one of those things that are not impermanent; or that when it comes to alcoholism and depression, we must forget about Buddhism and unquestioningly subscribe to the currently popular notions about these things. ...