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by GreatShield
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's the difference between rebirth and reincarnation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1388

What's the difference between rebirth and reincarnation?

I am slightly confused about what the differences are. Rebirth is supposed to be the continuity of karmic tendencies from one life to another while reincarnation is supposed to be the continuation of a person's soul. I understand reincarnation.

Can someone explain to me what rebirth exactly is?
by GreatShield
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: who wants to be a billionaire?
Replies: 20
Views: 2405

Re: who wants to be a billionaire?

http://wjla.com/news/local/who-wants-to-be-a-billionaire-powerball-now-at-13-billion" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Here in the U.S. in 44 states (not Nevada, casinos don't want competition), the Powerball lottery jackpot is at a world record $1.4 billion. Chances of winning with on...
by GreatShield
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 22
Views: 2098

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year! :twothumbsup:
by GreatShield
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: US & UK: Are we really developed?
Replies: 37
Views: 3237

Re: US & UK: Are we really developed?

The listed countries don't need Buddhism to become safer. They need an educated population.
by GreatShield
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dangers of Eating Late at Night
Replies: 28
Views: 7779

Re: The Dangers of Eating Late at Night

Eating a full meal late at night too makes me uncomfortable. I have never felt comfortable lying down with a full stomach. :thinking: Some other health forums I've visited have also mentioned that eating after dinner can disrupt your metabolism speeds for up to 18 hours. If you are attempting to be ...
by GreatShield
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Red Bull, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Donuts
Replies: 27
Views: 3240

Re: Red Bull, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Donuts

I find Paul Davy's answer very interesting.

For my own input, donuts are McDonalds are very calorie dense and therefore unhealthy. You can find much healthier and filling foods that are not fast food.
by GreatShield
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Happy birthday Mr. Snyder. I hope you will enjoy your birthday with your wife and son, as well as your extended family.

Healthy encounters Mr. Snyder. :namaste:
by GreatShield
Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the Buddha's teachings on the creation of the universe?
Replies: 31
Views: 2115

What are the Buddha's teachings on the creation of the universe?

It would be a delightful read if some of you can provide links to scriptures involving the titled question.


Healthy encounters my friends. :namaste:
by GreatShield
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: euthanasia
Replies: 158
Views: 8471

Re: euthanasia

Ajahn Brahm has talked about voluntary euthanasia. In a dhamma talk that eludes my fanatical google searching, he recites an anecdote about someone who was in a similar situation. There, I think dog in this case, was suffering from cancer. They brought it to the vet, and the vet suggested they put ...
by GreatShield
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Give your 5 best links on Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Give your 5 best links on Buddhism

Dear Leon-nl, I do not have five but I have bookmarked a few that I have found myself to read continuously at times of deep thought. On Anger: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an07/an07.060.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fal...