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by not myself today
Sat May 28, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist dating site?
Replies: 10
Views: 8431

Re: Buddhist dating site?

Kare wrote:
Try this one:

http://indology.info/papers/cousins/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"

:rolleye:
:lol:
by not myself today
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)

JMGinPDX wrote:I'm not sure Gotama would understand the connection between the Dhamma and racing a souped-up Bugatti Veyron at 230mph past his likeness :shock:
:lol:

it does beg the question of what video game it was...but then the onus would be on me to resist the temptation to go and find and play it…
by not myself today
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Theravada New Year
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Theravada New Year

Happy Theravada New Year 2016! :anjali: (whether anybody else celebrates it or not! :lol: )
by not myself today
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 95
Views: 56244

nice Pali-English/English-Pali dictionary for iPhone

Pali-English - a nice dictionary for the iPhone.

:anjali:
by not myself today
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 95
Views: 56244

Pali keyboard for iPhone?

hi all. i seek The Deathless and a Pali keyboard for my iPhone. that's all i need. oh and this ashtray. and this chair. that's all i need... :P i've found an app called Unicode Map that will let me produce probably all the diacriticals used in Latin-alphabet Pali, but for each special letter i want ...
by not myself today
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2266
Views: 191216

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

clw_uk wrote:Existence would be meaningless in such a state.
:!:

an astute and fascinating reflection i (obviously) didn't grasp the first time around. thank you for that, clw. :anjali:
by not myself today
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 1.45-1.48. Udakarahaka Suttas: A Pool of Water. Mudu Sutta: Soft. Lahu-parivatta Sutta: Quick to Reverse Itself.
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: AN 1.45-1.48. Udakarahaka Suttas: A Pool of Water. Mudu Sutta: Soft. Lahu-parivatta Sutta: Quick to Reverse Itself

suttacentral.net provides references for both sutta ids and vol/page. The excerpt on the "period of swords" is from DN 26 : Among such humans, brethren, there will arise a sword-period of seven days, during which they will look on each other as wild beasts; sharp swords will appear ready to their h...
by not myself today
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2266
Views: 191216

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

clw_uk wrote:If something doesn't change then it's frozen as it is.
that is, provided the something in question is in the first place. and the Lord says Nibbana doesn't fit so simple a description.
by not myself today
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2266
Views: 191216

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

clw_uk wrote:So after 50 pages we can say that we don't know :lol: :reading:
:lol: seems about the size of it to me! :lol:
by not myself today
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 1.45-1.48. Udakarahaka Suttas: A Pool of Water. Mudu Sutta: Soft. Lahu-parivatta Sutta: Quick to Reverse Itself.
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: AN 1.45-1.48. Udakarahaka Suttas: A Pool of Water. Mudu Sutta: Soft. Lahu-parivatta Sutta: Quick to Reverse Itself

more notes by Bhikkhu Bodhi: “For what reason? Because his mind is cloudy.” Mp: “Cloudy (āvilena): enveloped by the five hindrances.” At 5:193 §5 cloudy water is specifically identified with doubt and limpid water with freedom from doubt. “Again, when one dwells with a mind obsessed and oppressed by...
by not myself today
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 1.45-1.48. Udakarahaka Suttas: A Pool of Water. Mudu Sutta: Soft. Lahu-parivatta Sutta: Quick to Reverse Itself.
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: AN 1.45-1.48. Udakarahaka Suttas: A Pool of Water. Mudu Sutta: Soft. Lahu-parivatta Sutta: Quick to Reverse Itself

and for those who favor Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations: 45 “Bhikkhus, suppose there were a pool of water that was cloudy, turbid, and muddy. Then a man with good sight standing on the bank could not see shells, gravel and pebbles, and shoals of fish swimming about and resting. For what reason? Because...
by not myself today
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2266
Views: 191216

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

since others have already said this (in fewer and more elegant words), i will echo that: it seems to me that discussion of the nature of Nibbana by those who have not glimpsed it is an exercise in futility. by which i don't mean to say that none participating in this forum have glimpsed it - i have ...
by not myself today
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)
Replies: 42
Views: 6552

Re: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)

i was aware of Buddhism for decades and kept looking into it and being decidedly...un-grabbed by everything i encountered on the subject. ironically, considering my present dedication to the Theravada path, it was the first chapter or so of "Meaningful to Behold" by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso that finally...
by not myself today
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Learning in Florida!
Replies: 11
Views: 1833

Re: Learning in Florida!

welcome, Cola! very glad you found your way here - and brilliant going on those seven months. proud of you!

:anjali: