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  • Eamonn McGrath's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    Eamonn McGrath replied to a thread Bowing to Monks in General
    I have some thoughts on bowing of my own which are somewhat influenced by my Yoga practice. I am also fairly and initially extremely uncomfortable...
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  • Marcia Beloved's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    Marcia Beloved replied to a thread Bowing to Monks in General
    Hello, Ryan! I once expressed to a monk (who is my Preceptor on the Path) that I was not entirely comfortable bowing to monks and that I didn't...
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  • Ryan Melanson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    Ryan Melanson started a thread Bowing to Monks in General
    Hello DL community members, I posed a question to Google asking why people kiss a bishops' hand in the orthodox christian tradition (a foreign...
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  • Jerrod Lopes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:47 AM
    Jerrod Lopes replied to a thread Rebirth in General
    Bradley, What benefit?
    6 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Bradley West's Avatar
    26th-June-2017, 07:42 AM
    Bradley West replied to a thread Rebirth in General
    Hi Jerrod, Thanks for your comments. You are certainly entitled to your opinion as much as the writer of the article is entitled to his. Understand...
    6 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Mara Pacers's Avatar
    25th-June-2017, 10:23 AM
    Mara Pacers replied to a thread Rebirth in General
    Hi Bradley, I meant an internet link to the article, or at least information about the author and place of publication, so that one can read the...
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  • Jerrod Lopes's Avatar
    25th-June-2017, 10:19 AM
    Jerrod Lopes replied to a thread Rebirth in General
    Bradley, Just from this writing alone, it seems as though the writer has an intellectual concept of non-self, but hasn't applied compassion to it....
    6 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Bradley West's Avatar
    25th-June-2017, 10:07 AM
    Bradley West replied to a thread Rebirth in General
    Hi Mara, Thanks for responding to my post. By 'link' do you mean the name and contact details of its author? As to the 2 excerpts you refer to,...
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  • Mara Pacers's Avatar
    25th-June-2017, 06:19 AM
    Mara Pacers replied to a thread Rebirth in General
    Hi Bradley, Do you have a link to the article, or further informations? It is hard to get an idea what it is about from the 2 excerpts you have...
    6 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Bradley West's Avatar
    24th-June-2017, 02:20 PM
    Bradley West started a thread Rebirth in General
    Hi everyone, I thought of sharing the following article with you. Have you any comments? IS BUDDHISM THE ‘WORD OF SIDDHARTHA’? Rebirth ‘Where...
    6 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Jerrod Lopes's Avatar
    24th-June-2017, 09:26 AM
    I disagree with much of the above post. Firstly, we needn't change the world, only the way we relate to it. Guns are not the problem. People...
    18 replies | 4868 view(s)
  • Anagarika Michael's Avatar
    19th-June-2017, 08:39 PM
    Dear Amy: Guns have only one purpose; to cause harm. The harm may be defensible such as a person using a gun to feed themelves, protect their...
    18 replies | 4868 view(s)
  • Jerrod Lopes's Avatar
    16th-June-2017, 12:52 AM
    Dear Ven. Sunyo, I see over and over, magazine and internet articles cautioning us to stay away from people with certain personality types in...
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  • Venerable Sunyo's Avatar
    15th-June-2017, 02:35 PM
    Sadhu everybody!
    214 replies | 52791 view(s)
  • Venerable Sunyo's Avatar
    15th-June-2017, 02:34 PM
    Hi, one's intention does not matter. Wholesome or unwholesome intentions, or I think even a slip of the tongue, are all still an offense. What...
    3 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Georg Boenn's Avatar
    14th-June-2017, 11:27 AM
    I have taken the Five Precepts online. Thanks to the Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Western Australia for making it possible. Georg Boenn
    214 replies | 52791 view(s)
  • Daniel Ionita's Avatar
    12th-June-2017, 07:18 PM
    Daniel Ionita replied to a thread pācittiya 8 in Ask A Monastic!
    Thank you, If I remember correctly from what I read there also has to be intention behind his statement for it to be a pacittiya _/\_
    3 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Venerable Sunyo's Avatar
    11th-June-2017, 08:10 AM
    Hi Patrick, metta definitely is an inward feeling. The expression may come afterward but that is not the metta itself nor is it is not the primary...
    3 replies | 311 view(s)
  • Venerable Sunyo's Avatar
    11th-June-2017, 08:05 AM
    Hi Daniel, it may well be. It would all depend on what he means by absorption and who he was speaking to. And also on the way his monastery...
    3 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Patrick Martin's Avatar
    8th-June-2017, 07:51 AM
    Thank you for your reply, Venerable Sunyo. I never considered that those fleeting instances of warmth and peace during meditation were metta. I...
    3 replies | 311 view(s)
  • Daniel Ionita's Avatar
    6th-June-2017, 03:02 PM
    Hello Robert and all I've also frequently pondered cosmology and other things in the suttas. Now, the disclaimer is that fretting on such things...
    13 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Daniel Ionita's Avatar
    5th-June-2017, 10:28 PM
    Daniel Ionita replied to a thread Question in Daily Buddhist Life
    Thank you for the warm welcome Jerrod. I'm happy to be back.
    4 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Jerrod Lopes's Avatar
    3rd-June-2017, 02:38 AM
    Jerrod Lopes replied to a thread Question in Daily Buddhist Life
    Not on topic, but I want to say how happy I am to see you, Daniel. I've missed your posts. I hope you are well.
    4 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Venerable Sunyo's Avatar
    2nd-June-2017, 03:36 PM
    Hi dear Patrick, first of all please know that just like physical illnesses, mental illnesses can be overcome. Especially mental illnesses can be...
    3 replies | 311 view(s)
  • Daniel Ionita's Avatar
    2nd-June-2017, 03:24 PM
    Venerable, If in a talk, a monk says that he can go into absorption in a few seconds after starting meditation does that count as committing a...
    3 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Daniel Ionita's Avatar
    31st-May-2017, 12:50 PM
    Daniel Ionita replied to a thread Question in Daily Buddhist Life
    Well said Jerrod :). Truly prayer is not a part of traditional Buddhism. But there is nothing against prayer either, if you pray for someone else...
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