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by Alexander____
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Fake News Awards

Isn't it ironic given the amount of false facts Trump tweets and speaks of?

http://www.politifact.com/personalities ... ing/false/
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paranoid-schizoid position
Replies: 41
Views: 724

Re: Paranoid-schizoid position

I have been in analysis for nine months now with a therapist who has partly a Kleinian approach. While it was challenging to begin with I have found it very helpful and plan to continue.
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Isn't the internet pretty highly censored in Thailand? Any inferences from what's posted on facebook can't be too strong to suggest political viewpoint.
by Alexander____
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Like a white supremacist.

Where's Brian Ruhe when you need him? He's the equivalent of Godwin's Law here no?
by Alexander____
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Nationalism/Patriotism vs Globalism
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Nationalism/Patriotism vs Globalism

DNS wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:58 pm

He also talks about suffering and the sentience of animals and the difference between consciousness and intelligence and how often people confuse consciousness and intelligence as being the same thing. He has done some Goenka retreats.
He does a sixty day retreat every year.
by Alexander____
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ringo has been knighted!
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Ringo was the funniest Beatle too, just watch them messing around in those old interviews which were conducted so formally.

Don't forget the influence of George Martin either, he played on numerous tracks and wrote much of the orchestral and backing parts.

My favourite band too!
by Alexander____
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 62
Views: 1640

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

I'm no great Zionist, but I'm not sure how ignorance of the extent or objectives of Nazi antisemitic violence in the 1930s figures in this narrative. Unless you're suggesting that's part of a greater scheme to promote violence.
by Alexander____
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel UK Retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: DhammaWheel UK Retreats

Keep me posted!
by Alexander____
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: not pooping everyday
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: not pooping everyday

The normal medical range is roughly once every three days to three times a day. However, any major change in bowel habit should be investigated if it's not simply down to a change in diet or minor infection.
by Alexander____
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 27
Views: 1046

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

Just use a dating website and filter by religion or search for keyword Buddhist. As long as you're in a large enough city there is almost definitely other meditators/Buddhists about.
by Alexander____
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If you could meet the Buddha
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Kill him of course!
by Alexander____
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench

You can get very far with no equipment at all. I've met guys in prison who only do press ups, pullups, dips in different variations and are ripped/huge.
by Alexander____
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: Facts VS fiction: Buddhist themes in Yuval Noah Harari's writings

I'm halfway through Homo Deus which has pretty much been a recap of the first book. Not that I'm disappointed as it's still a great read. Christopher Titmuss doesn't seem too keen https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/homo-deus-a-brief-history-of-tomorrow-by-yuval-noah-harari-a-critique although I ...
by Alexander____
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 451
Views: 16543

Re: Trump turns Boy Scouts event into political rally

I'm no Trump fan, but any Hitler or Nazi comparisons are absurd and merely detract from any kind of serious political discussion or criticism of Trump's ridiculous approach.
by Alexander____
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 451
Views: 16543

Re: Trump turns Boy Scouts event into political rally

Not sure it came across as that calculating. A lot of it seemed to be the ramblings of someone either out of their depth or in the beginning stages of dementia.
by Alexander____
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Coconut Oil Overrated?
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Is Coconut Oil Overrated?

It's a very on trend foodstuff.

This is a good article

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -fats-lard

Has links about the medium chain fatty acid stuff.
by Alexander____
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?

Thank you for those explanations. They confirm some of my experiences. I think I also get a bit hung up on perceiving some of the sensations I experience probably being associated with blood flow rather than the breath itself. Then of course the changes in blood flow associated with inspiration and ...
by Alexander____
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Practioners of Thanisarro's Meditation Method - What Is Different?

It took me a long, long time to work out what this 'breath energy' business is, but now that I understand what it refers to, it makes a lot of sense, and is a great method. I too have found this and still am slightly uncomfortable with it. I do find Thanissaro's teachings immensely useful and inspi...
by Alexander____
Mon May 29, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Whose Buddhism is the "truest"?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: Whose Buddhism is the "truest"?

Thanks for that post. Very interesting.
by Alexander____
Fri May 05, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Virtual Reality app for Color Kasina Meditation
Replies: 19
Views: 1663

Re: Virtual Reality app for Color Kasina Meditation

Yes that article id pretty Mills and Boonish, whenever I've heard teachers talking about it it is in terms of the experience being a hindrence and how to deal with it as such. You'll never find true love through VR! Only through Samatha Romance will you reach the stability of mind to get the insigh...