Why are you in this forum?

Exploring modern Theravāda interpretations of the Buddha's teaching.

Why are you in this forum?

1 Attain any stages of Nibbana
13
18%
2 Attain higher consciousness
6
8%
3 Seeking peace in the mind
7
9%
4 General interest in religion
6
8%
5 Comparative study of religion
0
No votes
6 Prove Buddhism is wrong
0
No votes
7 Socialising
5
7%
8 Pass time
5
7%
9 Learn and share
26
35%
10 Other specify
6
8%
 
Total votes: 74

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dylanj
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Re: Why are you in this forum?

Post by dylanj » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:24 pm

Bundokji wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:46 am
dylanj wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:12 am
Bundokji wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:43 am


Your questions are not clear. Care to elaborate?
What does the Arabic text under your posts say?
Its difficult to translate poetry, but it talks about patience and how when things really get worse it is usually the beginning of them starting to get better. Or as they say, everything starts small and gets bigger except problems which start big and become smaller.

But why? and how this is relevant?
Ok thanks.

It's not. Just wondering.
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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xofz
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Re: Why are you in this forum?

Post by xofz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:44 pm

I'm a creeper. Here to see liberated consciousnesses spread dhamma and keep the veil of ignorance that grows stronger in ordinary discourse at bay.
My real life name is Sam.

SarathW
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Re: Why are you in this forum?

Post by SarathW » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:19 pm

No mind said:
it is not very possible because of lack of good teachers.
I agree with a certain point.
However, you can't expect to find a good teacher on the net except finding a lot of knowledgeable teachers.
I believe you can attain Nibbana in this life at least the Sotapanna.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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binocular
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Re: Why are you in this forum?

Post by binocular » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:06 pm

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:19 pm
I believe you can attain Nibbana in this life at least the Sotapanna.
Yay!
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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Crazy cloud
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Re: Why are you in this forum?

Post by Crazy cloud » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:45 pm

I'm using this place for practice, and especially testing the force of one's attachments to this fleeting world.
If you didn't care
What happened to me
And I didn't care for you

We would zig-zag our way
Through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain

Wondering which of the
Buggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing
- Roger Waters

Upeksha
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Re: Why are you in this forum?

Post by Upeksha » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:48 am

I went for 'other' so I guess I should explain.

Just joined. Have been on online Buddhist forums before - found them useful for learning and clarifying the Dhamma. And also: getting some kind of picture of where Buddhism is at (socially and culturally) in the 21st century, which frankly has been a little depressing.

I left a few years ago because I wanted to get away from too much conceptual-discursive thought, and especially forms of unwholesome or neutral speech. I think speech is extremely important and precious, and we tend to waste it especially in the digital age.

I'm trained as a philosopher, so I do enjoy a good argument - but I realised this medium is not often conducive for open minded and respectful debate.

So, why have I returned after a few years of absence?

Well, I guess the truth is I saw a thread and wanted to PM someone about it. So I joined and now here I am. 12 posts in and I've already been drawn into a silly argument......

SarathW
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Re: Why are you in this forum?

Post by SarathW » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:16 am

wanted to PM someone about it.
Sorry I did not receive it.
;)
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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