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by unspoken
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426756

Re: Possible rebirth?

I'm just afraid that, if I am not dying consciously. Because what if I'm in a nightmare when I die suddenly, I'm in a state of fright. And if rebirth in a realm where I am ruled by feelings of fright and emotionally unstable, my practice will be hindered.
by unspoken
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426756

Re: Possible rebirth?

I just curious for those who passed away due to some accidents when they are sleeping. Where are they going?
by unspoken
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426756

Re: Possible rebirth?

Or at least some one knows something that can relate to it?
by unspoken
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426756

Possible rebirth?

We know that how we die, will affect our next life. Eg: If we die sad, we will reborn in a depressed realm. My question is : If we die suddenly when we sleep, let's say we are sleeping, but suddenly the wall collapse and bricks knocked the head and die instantly. Then what are the possibilities of o...
by unspoken
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feng Shui
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Feng Shui

Since I am a Chinese, I do not sure whether to believe it or not. I do hope that after me, my family and generations will live more peaceful and wise. So I not sure does grave placement affects the following generations. My intention is for them to be good. But if I practice it, will I be against Bu...
by unspoken
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Videos about buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Videos about buddhism

Apart from Life of the Buddha or Dhamma talks, are there anything that appeal to be interesting to teens? I am finding some videos online about Buddhism that we want to play it on a projector screen in school.
by unspoken
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About experience(s)
Replies: 36
Views: 3075

Re: About experience(s)

And is there any connection between "my" experience and "your" experience? Do they have something in common and if so what may it be? (I don't ask for similarities, e.g. every experience consists of name and form and consciousness) I think we all have "similar" experience but not exactly connection...
by unspoken
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feng Shui
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Feng Shui

Sadhu!
by unspoken
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feng Shui
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Feng Shui

Ancestor worshiping but they pick the place to bury. So It's a feng shui.

Then what about Gotama Buddha? After The Buddha's physical body was dead, they burnt it. But afterwards how the disciples manage it?
by unspoken
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feng Shui
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Feng Shui

In Asia here a lot of Chinese believe in Feng Shui. They said that the wealth and health of the following generations depended on the grave of the elders. Something like if that grave is situated in the place with good and big mountains and hill, the next generation will be wealthy and so; if you re...
by unspoken
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Very simple question...
Replies: 20
Views: 2010

Re: Very simple question...

Listen to The Script- The Man Who can't be moved. It helped my friend I don't know how and why
by unspoken
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Troubles falling asleep
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Troubles falling asleep

Did not experienced it before. But if this makes you more and more tiring. Then it's a hindrance
by unspoken
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: a couple questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: a couple questions

:goodpost:
by unspoken
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ghost Festival
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Ghost Festival

Unspoken, are you referring to the Chinese 'All Souls Day', 'Qing Ming' or the Hungry Ghost festival? In the former, they do offerings at the graves and/or ancestral plaques in the temple/home whereas in the latter, it is done at the roadside or designated sites/temples although a small number seem...
by unspoken
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: a couple questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: a couple questions

um, hi i just want to ask one more question to anybody still replying to this topic just for claryfication. is it just a fact of life that since i'm still pretty young that i still have much to learn and also is it still considered unskilled Being young does not meant unskilled. Do differentiate th...
by unspoken
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ghost Festival
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Ghost Festival

There's a period of time in every year where a lot Chinese people will starting to fold burning papers and offering foods in front the grave of their relatives. And sometimes I see paper-made items burn for offering to those passed-away relatives. And I saw a paper written in Chinese words something...
by unspoken
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: hey every one some nooby questions
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Re: hey every one some nooby questions

All meditation themes are right inside of you. Birth, ageing, sickness and death. Same goes for the teacher is right inside of you. You could not see the teacher inside yet, because you are not practicing deep enough to reach into your heart. The book worth the read is your heart. The teacher worth ...
by unspoken
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?
Replies: 24
Views: 9773

Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

Buddha is a buddha. Defilements had been destroyed completely. But, the monks are not. Maybe they got too attached to hairstyles and cling towards beauty. Maybe for monks tidy and fixing up their hairs do waste times and energies. So better off shave it.
by unspoken
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: a couple questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: a couple questions

If you really experienced it, you really KNOW the truth about the topic you arguing or debating about, and they refuse to accept your facts and ideas. Then what you can do is, wish them well and happy. Thinking now he suffer from delusions, hope that he/she will be much wiser, not to fall into some ...
by unspoken
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is Buddhism Anti-Life?
Replies: 18
Views: 3902

Re: Is Buddhism Anti-Life?

Life is suffering
We practice to end suffering
Ending life=Ending suffering---thats what you think

Life is (got) suffering
We practice to end suffering
Ending suffering (in life) but not ending life itself--- that's what we think and what we do
:anjali: