Hello from the land of Buddha!

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
spicylilashi
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am

Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by spicylilashi » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 am

Hi All

My name is Ashish, I am Indian, from the state of Kerala. Nice to meet all you Buddhist and meditators here. I have done 4 Goenka style retreats and serving in one. I am also interested in trying out other styles, particularly those with more emphasis on anapana. I hope all of you are doing well and may you all be happy!

User avatar
Manopubbangama
Posts: 925
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Location: Pennsylvania Route 969 *Europe*

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by Manopubbangama » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:14 am

Hi Friend!

Are you from Nepal?

I love Nepal, the land of the Buddha.

I also love the Indo-Iranians who pushed through the Khyber Pass and settled in Lumbini (the ancestors of the Buddha).

In fact, I love everyone! :heart:

May you be happy and at peace, my friend. :anjali:
Last edited by Manopubbangama on Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
robertk
Posts: 3318
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:08 am

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by robertk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:21 am

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:14 am
Hi Friend!

Are you from Nepal?

I love Nepal, the land of the Buddha.

I also love the Indo-Iranians who pushed through the Khyber Pass and settled in Lumbini (the ancestors of the Buddha).

In fact, I love everyone! :heart:

May you be happy and at peace, my friend. :anjali:
welcome too!
Just so we are clear, I think Kerala is quite a distance from Nepal.
nepal.JPG

User avatar
Manopubbangama
Posts: 925
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Location: Pennsylvania Route 969 *Europe*

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by Manopubbangama » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:28 am

robertk wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:21 am
Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:14 am
Hi Friend!

Are you from Nepal?

I love Nepal, the land of the Buddha.

I also love the Indo-Iranians who pushed through the Khyber Pass and settled in Lumbini (the ancestors of the Buddha).

In fact, I love everyone! :heart:

May you be happy and at peace, my friend. :anjali:
welcome too!
Just so we are clear, I think Kerala is quite a distance from Nepal.

nepal.JPG
OH, you are totally right, Robert!

Sorry, I had read "the home of the Buddha" which is quite obviously Nepal so I didn't quite get that the OP was from a place that is totally far and unrelated from the actual geographical home of the Buddha.

But in an esoteric sense, all of us are in the land of the Buddha now, if we take refuge in the triple gem, so in that sense I believe the OP is totally correct.

Did Buddhism ever get to Kerala at all?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala

I see it is home to Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Scientologists, but Buddhists?

:anjali:

User avatar
Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Posts: 793
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:06 pm

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:07 pm

spicylilashi wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 am
Hi All

My name is Ashish, I am Indian, from the state of Kerala. Nice to meet all you Buddhist and meditators here. I have done 4 Goenka style retreats and serving in one. I am also interested in trying out other styles, particularly those with more emphasis on anapana. I hope all of you are doing well and may you all be happy!
Hi spicylilashi,

Greetings from Myanmar.
I ❤️ india.
& Welcome to DW.

My suggestion is, imho, if SN Goenka style suits you, just go with that. It will take you very far.

That being said, if you want more emphasis on anapana in the light of vipassana, Webu Sayadaw would be one of the top suggestions.

If you want more emphasis on anapana in the light of jhanas I would recommend Pa Auk Sayadaw.

For many other great teachers, much more knowledgeable & experienced ones than me on DW are ready to help you, I am sure.

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Metta,
.


🅢🅐🅑🅑🅔 🅓🅗🅐🅜🅜🅐 🅐🅝🅐🅣🅣🅐

Self ...
  • "an entirely and perfectly foolish idea" :D ~ MN22

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 6417
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by bodom » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:32 pm

Welcome!

:anjali:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 21879
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:54 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

User avatar
JamesTheGiant
Posts: 1083
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:41 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by JamesTheGiant » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:17 pm

spicylilashi wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 am
from the state of Kerala.
Hello and welcome! I would love to live in India. I looked at long term visas but they don't allow more than 6 months for me. :cry: Maybe I'll go on holiday.

User avatar
DNS
Site Admin
Posts: 12681
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, Estados Unidos de América
Contact:

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by DNS » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:44 pm

Welcome to DW!


spicylilashi
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by spicylilashi » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:52 am

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:07 pm
spicylilashi wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 am
Hi All

My name is Ashish, I am Indian, from the state of Kerala. Nice to meet all you Buddhist and meditators here. I have done 4 Goenka style retreats and serving in one. I am also interested in trying out other styles, particularly those with more emphasis on anapana. I hope all of you are doing well and may you all be happy!
Hi spicylilashi,

Greetings from Myanmar.
I ❤️ india.
& Welcome to DW.

My suggestion is, imho, if SN Goenka style suits you, just go with that. It will take you very far.

That being said, if you want more emphasis on anapana in the light of vipassana, Webu Sayadaw would be one of the top suggestions.

If you want more emphasis on anapana in the light of jhanas I would recommend Pa Auk Sayadaw.

For many other great teachers, much more knowledgeable & experienced ones than me on DW are ready to help you, I am sure.

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Metta,
Hi there

Thank you for your valuable suggestions, I personally feel if the anapana is strong then the vipassana becomes much more effective ( im sure all of you know that too )

Im eager to learn from all of you, everybody sounds very knowledgeble here, it feel as though i have a lot of watching up to do.

Your recommendation of webu sayadaw was a book? Or is there a monastery??

Yes Pa Auk Sayadaw looks like a fantastic place to learn, i hope to go there and practice soon.

May you always be happy!

spicylilashi
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by spicylilashi » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:53 am

DNS wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Welcome to DW!

Thank you thank you...

spicylilashi
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by spicylilashi » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:54 am

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:17 pm
spicylilashi wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 am
from the state of Kerala.
Hello and welcome! I would love to live in India. I looked at long term visas but they don't allow more than 6 months for me. :cry: Maybe I'll go on holiday.

You should definitely come..You can see a lot in 6 months..

spicylilashi
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by spicylilashi » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:55 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thank you..Look forward to many discussions..

spicylilashi
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by spicylilashi » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:59 am

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:28 am
robertk wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:21 am
Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:14 am
Hi Friend!

Are you from Nepal?

I love Nepal, the land of the Buddha.

I also love the Indo-Iranians who pushed through the Khyber Pass and settled in Lumbini (the ancestors of the Buddha).

In fact, I love everyone! :heart:

May you be happy and at peace, my friend. :anjali:
welcome too!
Just so we are clear, I think Kerala is quite a distance from Nepal.

nepal.JPG
OH, you are totally right, Robert!

Sorry, I had read "the home of the Buddha" which is quite obviously Nepal so I didn't quite get that the OP was from a place that is totally far and unrelated from the actual geographical home of the Buddha.

But in an esoteric sense, all of us are in the land of the Buddha now, if we take refuge in the triple gem, so in that sense I believe the OP is totally correct.

Did Buddhism ever get to Kerala at all?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala

I see it is home to Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Scientologists, but Buddhists?

:anjali:
It did, but the hindus got jealous and did their best to ruin it's presence, not much Buddhism now, except for a Goenka centre in chengannur , 2 more are coming up in wayanad and Trivandrum..So that's good news...

User avatar
Dhammanando
Posts: 4855
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Jaroen Dhamma Cave, Mae Wang Huai Rin, Lamphun

Re: Hello from the land of Buddha!

Post by Dhammanando » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:22 am

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:28 am
Did Buddhism ever get to Kerala at all?
The first Pali thesaurus, Moggallāna's Abhidhānappadīpikā, was modelled on a Sanskrit thesaurus, the Amarakośa, composed by a Kerala Buddhist called Amarasimha.
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 24 guests