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by withoutcolour
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Hello again!

Hi everyone, Was absent for a while... had a lot of stuff going on in my life, strayed away from the dhamma. Spent a lot of time in the last several months reflecting on samsara and dukkha -- trying to get my stuff together. All in all, a resounding success, things are going in a much more positive ...
by withoutcolour
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"
Replies: 91
Views: 12588

Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

I second this beautiful verses. May James have a rebirth where he can hear and practise the Dhamma May James have happiness and the causes of happiness May he quickly progress on the path to Nibbana and never fall back. May those he has left behind be free of mental and physical pain. May you be fr...
by withoutcolour
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Headed to Thailand!
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Headed to Thailand!

UPDATE Sorry it took so long! I was having trouble uploading photos! But now I am home and here's some pics! I'm not sure how to post the photos individually, but here is the album on flickr! http://www.flickr.com/photos/50381808@N03/sets/72157624742673887/with/4952489677/" onclick="window.open(this...
by withoutcolour
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Headed to Thailand!
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Headed to Thailand!

Hi WithoutColour, Thanks for the interesting report. Most of the people here are from the UK ... I am the only American. As expected, I am picked on and discriminated against for it. A lot of people told me that they're surprised how nice I am considering I'm from America. And folks make fun of my ...
by withoutcolour
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Headed to Thailand!
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Headed to Thailand!

Hello Just popping on quicky to let you all know how it's going. I am currently in Phetchaburi... I've been caring for the elephants for around 4 days so far. The animal refuge is so huge -- it has hundreds of animals in gorgeous enclosures taken care of by volunteers and caring staff. Everyone work...
by withoutcolour
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Headed to Thailand!
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Headed to Thailand!

alan wrote:And send photos of elephants!
I'll have the elephants type up a post to you guys :tongue:
by withoutcolour
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Headed to Thailand!
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Headed to Thailand!

Korb kun mahk ka -- for the advice and for the well wishes!
The script you helped me decipher (in both our signatures) is going on my arm in less than a month! :D
by withoutcolour
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Headed to Thailand!
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Headed to Thailand!

Hi all, You might know me, but for the most part I keep quiet and just read here on dhammawheel. Anyway, thought I'd start a thread about my trip to Thailand -- I am leaving Aug 6 (this Friday)... I am going there to volunteer with elephants in Phetchaburi province (for 3 weeks), then I'm spending 2...
by withoutcolour
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist response to a monstrous act of rape?
Replies: 111
Views: 8425

Re: Buddhist response to a monstrous act of rape?

mikenz66 wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Finding compassion for him, a good practice.
I agree. Think about how messed up his mind must be, and how terrible it must be to live with such a mind.

Mike
:goodpost:
by withoutcolour
Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Wat advice in Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Wat advice in Thailand

Hi Brianna.Thai can seem so daunting to us farang.So many different ways to say the same thing to different people.Tonal sounds,that I often have problems with. Lucky for us that the thais are an understanding people who just love the fact that we try to speak a little of their language and try to ...
by withoutcolour
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Wat advice in Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Wat advice in Thailand

Thanks to you both. I will report back to let you know how things go. I'm going to try my hardest to speak correctly... When I went last year (for 2 weeks), I didn't think to try to learn the language and though it wasn't really necessary for what I was doing, it would have come in handy. Also, a lo...
by withoutcolour
Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Wat advice in Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Wat advice in Thailand

Sawatdee ka everyone, This post is sort of directed to Thai speakers and those with experience in Thailand: Heading to Thailand for a month in two weeks... I will be staying in Phetchaburi province, at Kao Look Chang, which is an animal sanctuary that is on temple grounds... I speak a good bit of co...
by withoutcolour
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 40
Views: 3482

Re: What is Truth?

I would flip my metaphorical dreadlocks and say in my best Tommy Chong voice, "Truth is subjective, maaaaaan."
by withoutcolour
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Disrespect
Replies: 27
Views: 7307

Re: Disrespect

Gee I hope being naked in front of a Buddha statue isn't bad because my five Buddha statues watch me get dressed every day!!! :popcorn: Anyway. The Buddha image isn't really the Buddha, don't be too attached to the image. Obviously be respectful. As mentioned before, in certain countries you shouldn...
by withoutcolour
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My buddhist hardcore punk band!
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: My buddhist hardcore punk band!

Thanks a lot for these lyrics, bodom ;) At a Buddhist hardcore concert, do you thrash and mosh? Moshing can be so violent (especially if people are punching in the pit), so it would seem to contradict the message in the music. HOWEVER, I've written about this before, how in the pit there is a sense...
by withoutcolour
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Duck Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Duck Help!

:woohoo: :woohoo:
by withoutcolour
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My buddhist hardcore punk band!
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: My buddhist hardcore punk band!

Here's my question: (I'm sort of thinking aloud here) At a Buddhist hardcore concert, do you thrash and mosh? Moshing can be so violent (especially if people are punching in the pit), so it would seem to contradict the message in the music. HOWEVER, I've written about this before, how in the pit the...
by withoutcolour
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How has the Dhamma influenced your experience of sexuality?
Replies: 50
Views: 3649

Re: How has the Dhamma influenced your experience of sexuality?

[The Blessed One said:] "If both husband & wife want to see one another not only in the present life but also in the life to come, they should be in tune [with each other] in conviction, in tune in virtue, in tune in generosity, and in tune in discernment. Then they will see one another not only in...
by withoutcolour
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My buddhist hardcore punk band!
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: My buddhist hardcore punk band!

Yaaay! I love it! Not so much into the vegan scene, but it's about time some rockin' Buddhist tunes came along. Keep it up dude, looking forward to you posting more songs. oi! oi! Check out Shadows Fall, Dosa Jhana and The Firstborn. :anjali: Bodom, Thanks for the recommendations. I looked those ba...
by withoutcolour
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My buddhist hardcore punk band!
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: My buddhist hardcore punk band!

Yaaay! I love it!
Not so much into the vegan scene, but it's about time some rockin' Buddhist tunes came along.
Keep it up dude, looking forward to you posting more songs.

oi! oi!