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  1. grobec

    Udon Thani roof insulation promo?

    Job now finishes. I must say it was very well done and we noticed an immediate and huge difference. No heat radiation and the cooler night air lasts a long time. Have not needed much a/c since. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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    Udon Thani meditation group

    Hi all Giving this a little bump. We can also help anyone interested or curious about the benefits of meditation get started. Would be nice to meet you. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  3. 555 Anyone notice the TV forum sounding more like Fox news and CNN . I guess free speech is to be supported at almost any cause but wouldn’t a little more respect for our fellow members make this forum a more informative and pleasant place to share? Maybe take a deep breath before a hasty post or rebuke. It’s up to us all of us to contribute to setting the tone. Trolls are like teeth. Ignore them and they will go away.[emoji120][emoji120] Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  4. 5555 I believe he is a frequent visitor to los. I’ve seen him a few times but never any physical actions other than being in your face and loud. Often when people act like that it can be a cry for help but in his case probably more of a cry for attention. Oh and yes, Mana at 10am, we were both staying there. 555 anyone know a better site for people watching? Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  5. Where? Nana of course. I actually had coffee with him (he had a beer) and he appeared to be “no fool” when you don’t react to his aggression. Perhaps bipolar or substance abuse? Funny, at the time I could just picture him at a football match. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  6. I’ve seen this guy in bkk. he is the same at 10am. (When awake) he is always aggressive and in your face and needs to be defused if you make eye contact.
  7. grobec

    Handmade Terracotta Tiles

    I’m looking too! closest I found is Kanzai in Bangkok but not hand made look
  8. “Any tax” Guess one could try to include VAT paid if applicable. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  9. My GF was refused a Canadian tourist visa. She has a good job, a house, money in the bank,a 10 year old child, an invitation letter from my bro’s family, a traveling companion (me) to cover expenses and accommodations. They would not even grant an interview. Go figure. They cost the CDN economy about 10k in tourist spending. Big complaints to govt on my next trip there. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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    2 questions about Buddha

    Often when an enlightened monk teaches his disciples direct transmissions, they are instructed to return the teachings verbatim to him upon his next reincarnation. Often he will describe in great detail when he will die, where and when he will return and how to verify that it is really him. Don’t we all wish as teenagers that we knew what we know now . A great system Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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    2 questions about Buddha

    Yes and in particular Bhutan and Tibet. When leaving due to Chinese insurgence monks memorized texts and rewrote them on arrival to safety. Tibetan medicine included which was influenced by Indian Ayurvedic practices with a few magic spells thrown in for extra seasoning. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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    2 questions about Buddha

    Like any theology ( or even a good joke) the more a concept is passed on orally or even translated, the more the chance of distorting the original. That being said, it was prioritized by Sidhartha that his teachings be shared without the “poetic language” that often contaminates an original. His realization that we all suffer and that much of that suffering is self induced, is a simple explanation but that meditative and compassionate contemplation, expanding awareness ( or today’s buzzword Mindfulness) and practice can alleviate much of that suffering is more difficult to teach and to understand. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    2 questions about Buddha

    In Buddhist theory anyone who reaches that enlightened state could be considered a Buddha. There are texts describing Jesus as a possible Buddhasatva and Theravada Thais consider that one step before becoming a Buddha. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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    2 questions about Buddha

    Actually she could be correct although unaware why. Siddhartha Gautama ( actual name) obtained “enlightenment” and then qualified and was later given the title of a BUDDHA meaning “awakened one. He would have rejected any title other than “teacher” as well as any image of him that could be treated otherwise. Title and images came probably 400 years after his death. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect