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by robertk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food

https://m.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1520938/obesity-in-monks-a-ticking-time-bomb Bangkok Post - The world's window on Thailandtoggle menu NEWS NEWS > GENERAL Obesity in monks ‘a ticking time bomb’ 13 Aug 2018 at 17:28 WRITER: NEW YORK TIMES FacebookTwitterGoogle+LINE A monk carries his food conta...
by robertk
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: try to eat more butter
Replies: 8
Views: 193

try to eat more butter

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-australian-magazine/cheese-milk-butter-wagyu-beef-avocados-where-theres-fat-theres-flavour/news-story/1823c42183cbe713624ff51330bb969a There is one thing we know about fats — fat consumption does not cause weight gain,” Indiana University paediatrics pro...
by robertk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: Vegetarians and depression

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/clever-guts-carnivore/news-story/92a72cb3e525b78fa8256083bbf39202 For those familiar with the world of Jordan Peterson, it may come as no surprise that he is a red-blooded carnivore. I do not mean that as some kind of intellectual metaphor. Yes, ...
by robertk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Vegetarians and depression

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032716323916 A large survey of Australian women in their 20's, found a significant increase in elevated depressive symptoms among vegetarians compared to non-vegetarians (22% v. 15%) (Baines et al., 2007). Among 1046 Australian women, lower red ...
by robertk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 302
Views: 21417

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

check if your posts are in agreement with the orthodox teaching: From an old post by ven. Dhammanando: OK. Let us see what he concluded: DHAMMANANDO:"In the Mahāvihāra's understanding viññāṇaṃ does not mean consciousness in this context. " Really? If vinnana is not (defiled) consciousness, what is ...
by robertk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 302
Views: 21417

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It would possibly be easier if we were to try to find which of your posts that are consistent with the Tipitaka. as ven Dhammando wrote earlier on this thread: Bowing out of a discussion is done only because one does not have the facts on one's side. That is also not any different from what you are...
by robertk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 302
Views: 21417

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

No his teachings are not popular. However his sect has a good media unit which tries to make it look like they have a huge following Can you point out a single thing that is wrong with that teaching (interpretations)? For example, you can go through all my posts and point out anything that is not c...
by robertk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

Remember, there is no self "Ananda, if I — being asked by Vacchagotta the wanderer if there is a self — were to answer that there is a self, that would be conforming with those brahmans & contemplatives who are exponents of eternalism [the view that there is an eternal, unchanging soul]. If I — bei...
by robertk
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

On one occasion a monk went to a place of execution and said to the executioner, “Don’t torture him. Kill him with a single blow.” “All right, Venerable,” he said, and he killed him with a single blow. The monk became remorseful... “You have committed an offense entailing expulsion.” https://suttac...
by robertk
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

A few seconds doesn't seem long in conventional terms but in fact many lifetimes- in the ultimate sense - have come and gone. All you did with this is confuse me more. The dispeller of Delusion (pali text society) trans. Bhikku Nanamoli: page 121, volume1: "this division too should be known, namely...
by robertk
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

On one occasion a monk went to a place of execution and said to the executioner, “Don’t torture him. Kill him with a single blow.” “All right, Venerable,” he said, and he killed him with a single blow. The monk became remorseful... “You have committed an offense entailing expulsion.” https://suttac...
by robertk
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 379

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

justindesilva wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:09 am
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I am flortunate a book " Guide througe the abidamma pitaka " Written by Nyanathilika thero who lived at Galduwa Aranya ( Galle Sri lanka). It explains details from abidamma pitaka. ( 1st edition in1938).
If one can find this book , it could be quite useful.
great book.
by robertk
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 379

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Scholars, however, generally date the Abhidhamma works to originating some time around the third century BCE, 100 to 200 years after the death of the Buddha. . The earliest texts of the Pali Canon have no mention of (the texts of) the Abhidhamma Pitaka.[13]\ And these scholars are thought to be mor...
by robertk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 379

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Meezer77 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:36 pm
Why are some groups opposed to the Abhidhamma?
Because it was made up hundreds of years after the time of the Buddha. This is an historical fact.
And you know this fact, how?
by robertk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recommendations for 30 day retreats
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Recommendations for 30 day retreats

every saturday from 2pm to 4pm English speakers can meet with Sujin Boriharnwanaket in Bangkok. She is 92 but still as full of wisdom as ever - and fit. I met her inVietnam for a few days in May and she was meeting with larhlge groups and small from morning to evening. .Dhamma study and support foun...