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by robertk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 62
Views: 3771

Re: The case against coffee (important)

rolling_boulder wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:19 pm
Coffee gives me the runs, so I can't drink it anymore.

In situations like that I like to ask, "What would Wally do?"
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by robertk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 2nd precept and milk and eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: 2nd precept and milk and eggs

another relevant post by ven. Dhammanando: Dhammanando Re: the great vegetarian debate Post Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:30 am Ron-The-Elder wrote: Picking up eggs is a violation of the precept: "Take not that, which has not been freely given ." The precept applies only to the property of humans. The Vinaya r...
by robertk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 910

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

William F. Buckley — 'Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views" What yells out at the US public . . . is the incandescent hypocrisy of so many people who, in the name of free speech, persecute its practitioners ...
by robertk
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9262

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's a great article, more about the circumstances leading to Trump than the man himself. Worth reading whatever side of the aisle you lean more toward. https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017/11/progressive-neoliberalism-trump-beyond yes great article over...
by robertk
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My heart stopped while meditating (seemingly). What happened?
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: My heart stopped while meditating (seemingly). What happened?

This scares me a lot robertk. Do you think I could have meditated the wrong way giving myself psychological problems now? I couldn't read much of this in your link without feeling really bad. Can you tell me what my options are if this is the case? Hi Kasper wrong concentration is no big deal so re...
by robertk
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 450
Views: 13532

Re: POTUS 2017

From the article in the previous post: In other words, the Justice Department wasn’t seeking information about what Flynn said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak – the intelligence agencies already had that information. Instead, Flynn was being quizzed on his precise recollection of the conversat...
by robertk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My heart stopped while meditating (seemingly). What happened?
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: My heart stopped while meditating (seemingly). What happened?

It is simply the result of wrong concentration.
Read over this topic and if you have questions I can try to explain more.

http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/index. ... #entry1407
by robertk
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe
Replies: 98
Views: 1496

Re: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe

Living in the Gulf and having many Arab friends I have to say, by and large, I find their sensibilities, humor, and way of doing things pretty much in tune with mine. Abortion is illegal, they are respectful of women, travel incessantly, love big cars, donate to the poor, have lovely manners reminis...
by robertk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 909
Views: 37220

Did the Buddha teach we have choice? the great free will determinism debate

[] So he thinks, "I chose to study dhamma instead of going to the pub, I'm such a good boy for exercising my free will that way." Isn't that just more "selfing", increasing his conceit. Yes it is :sage: Issn't the thought, "the universe caused me to study dhamma rather than go to the pub, the causa...
by robertk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Driving is
Replies: 26
Views: 342

Re: Driving is

Horses beat cars anyday. Me: [image] What a big you on such a small horse! :( Don't worry about the strength of Arab stallions. That one would throw me in a blink if he wanted to ( if I wasn't prepared). Also the pic shows some distortion as it was grabbed from a vid. If we could upload a video you...
by robertk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Driving is
Replies: 26
Views: 342

Re: Driving is

chownah wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:11 am
Here's a good driving song:

chownah
Horses beat cars anyday.
Me:
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by robertk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 379
Views: 11476

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Thanks for that Paul. It's a strange old world : the sensitive progressives might be offended by an antiabortion message, let's ban it.
by robertk
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 113
Views: 1755

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Exactly right. :anjali: All of that *trying* to observe etc is based around a subtle belief that there is someone who can make things occur. How did Robert the Abhidhammika become so Zen? :tongue: :heart: Then, the monk asked: "I find it impossible to control all my passions and delusions. What sho...
by robertk
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 379
Views: 11476

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Unbelievable. :rofl:
by robertk
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Orthorexia
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Orthorexia

Pondera wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:42 am
And, interestingly, it took a young woman named Sujata to save the Buddha from these austerities with a bowl of milk rice ;)
Rice and Milk! Hasn't she heard about dairy intolerance! Hope it was unmilled brown rice.
by robertk
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: file too large when uploading
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: file too large when uploading

Thanks! i found an app called photo and picture resizing that did the trick
by robertk
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: file too large when uploading
Replies: 2
Views: 95

file too large when uploading

Recently any photos I try to upload get blocked by a message saying file too large?
by robertk
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 62
Views: 3771

Re: The case against coffee (important)

Thanks for the tips Venerable.

I find the coffee shops in Vietnam the best i have tried, maybe the implements help.
by robertk
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 23
Views: 542

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Oddly enough, some of the potential side-effects of meditation are even diarrhea and vomiting... :shock: I can relate to the vomiting. We do many disgusting things without realising it. Eating certain food, sex etc. could be disgusting and feel like vomiting when you really contemplate on them. Whi...