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by Sanghamitta
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?
Replies: 72
Views: 6776

Re: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?

I wonder how many who have answered here have raised children. The fact is ALL we can do is attempt to be as positive an influence as we can and then cross our fingers as they hit adolescence... My husband when we were idealistic twenty somethings pointed out a cartoon which was of a baby in a highc...
by Sanghamitta
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I'm so depressed
Replies: 35
Views: 4446

Re: I'm so depressed

Do you think I should give Dhammawheel a rest for a while, just practice? Actually I think you should give practice a rest for a while. Both Vipassana and Zen. I suspect you are not really practicing either anyway. Take lots of walks. Eat well. Talk to friends and family about other things than The...
by Sanghamitta
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: thoughts on jesus
Replies: 24
Views: 3695

Re: thoughts on jesus

And some of us might say that Buddha Dharma only made sense when we respectfully put the Suttas to one side and studied our minds instead once informed to some degree by the Suttas..


" Its not in ANY books, only the book of the heart , its all there, Dhamma.... Buddha " Luang Por Chah.
by Sanghamitta
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Daily Timetable?
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Daily Timetable?

One hours practice mornings
Forty five minutes evenings...always. winter summer in sickness and in health.
And if that means getting up earlier, if travelling for example...then thats what I do.
by Sanghamitta
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Nature
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: Nature

We are nature...we are not an adjunct or alien.
by Sanghamitta
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha nature
Replies: 55
Views: 7195

Re: Buddha nature

After practicing Zen for a couple of years I have started the practice of Vipassana and Samadha, as I prefer these meditations. For the most part I like therevada Buddhism. However I'm still heavily influenced by the Mahayana and I believe in Buddha nature. I've been told more than once that Buddha...
by Sanghamitta
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha omniscient as to the future
Replies: 27
Views: 1613

Re: Was the Buddha omniscient as to the future

I am not not Stefan...but I would certainly not take it literally...and would find it absolutely extraordinary if anyone did.
About as likely as the Book Of Mormon being historical.
by Sanghamitta
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha omniscient as to the future
Replies: 27
Views: 1613

Re: Was the Buddha omniscient as to the future

Which suggests to me, as much as we can glean anything at all from a world view shaped in a distant time and place , by social and cultural forces which differ in both kind and in departure point from anything we know..in translation of a translation of words not recorded in written form for half a ...
by Sanghamitta
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Western Buddhist Order is now Triratna Buddhist Order
Replies: 28
Views: 11841

Re: The Western Buddhist Order is now Triratna Buddhist Order

I am not and have never been a member of the FWBO or its more recent incarnations. I do think though with all its problematic past that a proportion of its members are facing those problems courageously and deserve our support. I think furthermore that we withhold that support at our peril. The T.B....
by Sanghamitta
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..
Replies: 91
Views: 4717

Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

But your having relinquished modship does not alter your automatic response of assuming the worst in my posts Retrofuturist..it was ever thus...
So I will take responsibility for that and withdraw from the discussion..

:anjali:
by Sanghamitta
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..
Replies: 91
Views: 4717

Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Greetings Mike, Who's talking about guru worship? I was speaking against extremes in the Noble Eightfold Path - namely, the unconditional acceptance of teachings from the Sangha, and the unconditional rejection of teachings from the Sangha. The "sterile" "Protestant Buddhism" mentioned as "the only...
by Sanghamitta
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..
Replies: 91
Views: 4717

Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

We cant follow the Buddha. At best we can try to make sense in our own monadal consciousness of utterances made twenty five centuries ago in a culture utterly different to ours , written centuries after they were first spoken and translated to modern languages which are fundamentally different in st...
by Sanghamitta
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yogurt
Replies: 26
Views: 3077

Re: Yogurt

For those with lactose intolerance ( fairly common, gives rise to flatulence and excema) excellent yoghurt can be made by using goats or sheep milk. Vegans can get many of the health benefits of yoghurt ( although not its deliciousness ) by taking probiotic Acidophilus capsules, which helps repopula...
by Sanghamitta
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Goldstein, Kornfield and One Buddhism - what's missing?
Replies: 158
Views: 13361

Re: Goldstein, Kornfield and One Buddhism - what's missing?

Zom, this passage has the essence of it. The question then begins, how do we trace the Dhamma in a particular teaching? Read ancient original suttas from Pali Canon, analize them, ask theravadin teachers to explain, read commentaries, then, apply that to practice - and everything will be allright ,...
by Sanghamitta
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina practice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Kasina practice?

The way that it was explained Ben,,,and my brief experience suggested that it might be accurate, was that there is a natural affinity between calm mind states and the contemplation of blocks of solid colour..Interestingly many people report a strongly calming effect when they contemplate the paintin...
by Sanghamitta
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina practice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Kasina practice?

We were told that it was particularly useful for those experiencing emotional turmoil as a bridge to breath centred practices.
by Sanghamitta
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina practice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Kasina practice?

Together with my husband- to- be I was part of a group which received instruction in Kasina practice in the early days of Wat Buddhapadipa. I found it of great benefit and could see its potential for more depth practice...but around the same time gravitated to Vipassana as taught by Dhiravamsa and f...
by Sanghamitta
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 909
Views: 38887

Re: determinism, prophecies and myths

For example, someone who attains stream-entry is ascertained to attain Nibbana within seven lifetimes. That is a statement which I don't doubt very much. It makes sense to me that someone who has experienced "the taste" of Nibbana and sees the path clearly will never stray from it again. Btw, this ...
by Sanghamitta
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kali Yuga - Age of vice
Replies: 31
Views: 2066

Re: Kali Yuga - Age of vice

As I said we are not going to agree.. :anjali:
by Sanghamitta
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kali Yuga - Age of vice
Replies: 31
Views: 2066

Re: Kali Yuga - Age of vice

I dont accept that as " fact"....but we are not going to agree, are we ?