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by Alexei
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Earliest Buddhist Teaching
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Earliest Buddhist Teaching

David N. Snyder wrote:Chronology of Pali Canon
There are some improvements to this list:
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by Alexei
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sam Harris Talking About Vipassana
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

On Impermanence

Life Without God - An Interview with Tim Prowse Tim Prowse was a United Methodist pastor for almost 20 years, serving churches in Missouri and Indiana.Tim earned a B.A. from East Texas Baptist University, a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, and ...
by Alexei
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atheist Quotes
Replies: 25
Views: 12991

Re: Atheist Quotes

Since God is nothing more than our creation and projection, any talk of God is our reflection looking back at us.
Tim Prowse
by Alexei
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word association game
Replies: 440
Views: 28165

Re: Pali word association game

sāṇa (hemp)
by Alexei
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word association game
Replies: 440
Views: 28165

Re: Pali word association game

dhūma (smoke)
by Alexei
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word association game
Replies: 440
Views: 28165

Re: Pali word association game

pakkha (wing)

(37 bodhipakkhiyā dhammā)
by Alexei
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word association game
Replies: 440
Views: 28165

Re: Pali word association game

uppacca (flying up)
by Alexei
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 19964

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

Some of you have recommended that I stay in the monastery for 3 months or 1 year. But in the website for Wat Pah Nanachat they have mentioned that it is recommended that you need to stay there for 5 years, to really understand the monastic life It could possibly take a few weeks to understand that ...
by Alexei
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sam Harris Talking About Vipassana
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: Sam Harris Talking About Vipassana

Because wood is among the most natural substances on earth, and its use as a fuel is universal, most people imagine that burning wood must be a perfectly benign thing to do. Breathing winter air scented by wood smoke seems utterly unlike puffing on a cigarette or inhaling the exhaust from a passing...
by Alexei
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat
Replies: 100
Views: 19964

Re: Ordination at Wat Pah Nanachat

hermitwin wrote:I have a hypothetical question ie. If your parents refuse permission and you threaten
to kill yourself. then your parents relent. Is this acceptable?
If you are going to commit suicide it's acceptable to hospitalize you against your will. At least in some countries. Check your local laws :)
by Alexei
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: theravada symbolism
Replies: 21
Views: 3654

Re: theravada symbolism

Off topic, but it's really great collection of Theravadin art: http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhamma_art/viewauthor.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Alexei
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7842

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

As far as I know there is widespread (legal) misuse of psychoactive drugs in some counties, e.g. United States. I think it's really harmful. I meant quite different thing, kind of substances that don't eliminate manifestations or 'heal' by themselves, on the contrary 'facilitate accessibility of unc...
by Alexei
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7842

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

Psychotherapists can work together with psychiatrist (in case of author of the report I posted) or sometimes they have medical education themselves.

My point is that drug-potentiated psychotherapy could improve lives of many people, not just mentally ill.
by Alexei
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7842

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

If psychiatrists can use them in a beneficial way, power to them. However, I am extremely skeptical (to psychiatry in general). Psychotherapists, not psychiatrists, great difference. E.g. short report about using psychotherapy with drugs for helping ordinary people. Substances can 'enhance rapport ...
by Alexei
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7842

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

There is a funny theory that Dhamma Wheel (probably pre-buddhist symbol) originally represented the cap of mushroom.

Some dhammacakka images look really like the whole of it.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... ai-004.jpg
by Alexei
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: removing smiley galore on the right while writing or editing
Replies: 18
Views: 2671

Re: removing smiley galore on the right while writing or editing

mirco wrote: With Firefox: use adblock plus, hit left mouse button and add it to the filter list.
If you add your own filter dhammawheel.com###smiley-box smilies within posts will remain.
by Alexei
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: removing smiley galore on the right while writing or editing
Replies: 18
Views: 2671

Re: block smiley galore

mirco wrote: Now you can enjoy writing and editing your posts without all that flashing & twinkling.
And can't see any smilies within posts.

I prefer piece of paper and some glue.
by Alexei
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can you forgive someone yet seek justice against them?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Can you forgive someone yet seek justice against them?

"forgiveness is one thing, reconciliation is something else" http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ation.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;