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by PuerAzaelis
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?
Replies: 90
Views: 2084

Re: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?

Bundokji wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:42 am
From my experience, signs become less superstitious when the individual's attitude towards life becomes less manipulative.
:goodpost:

PS: Apparently there is a footprint on the moon. Perhaps these days that is a "regular occurrence".
by PuerAzaelis
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worldly success & Dhamma practice
Replies: 25
Views: 738

Re: Worldly success & Dhamma practice

purist_andrew wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:20 pm
It would be good further if anyone could share their personal experience living an involved laylife and still meditating a lot, or having difficulties therewith Just to validate this for me.
Happy wife, happy life.

:/
by PuerAzaelis
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The body
Replies: 8
Views: 387

The body

“It is in this fathom-long body with its perceptions and its mind that I describe the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the way leading to the cessation of the world.” Saṃyutta Nikāya II 36

What did he mean by this?
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 3034

Re: Political Compass

Yea I get it. I just have knee-jerk reactions. I think I should avoid political discussions.
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 3034

Re: Political Compass

Seriously I apologize that was not appropriate. PS: some of my friends are Jewish, I am a little sensitive.
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 3034

Re: Political Compass

Just an observation lol. You just lost me, pal. Sigh, yea well everyone is their own authority, in the final analysis. I guess when we all meet in the big town park in the sky with our favorite baseball bats wrapped in duct tape and razor wire we can ask the DJ to play Midnight Oil. Just ignore me ...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 3034

Re: Political Compass

How authoritarian... 8-) Metta, Paul. :) Just an observation lol. You just lost me, pal. Sigh, yea well everyone is their own authority, in the final analysis. I guess when we all meet in the big town park in the sky with our favorite baseball bats wrapped in duct tape and razor wire we can ask the...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 3034

Re: Political Compass

... you seem to be engaged in name-calling. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/metro2033/images/3/37/Laughing.png/revision/latest?cb=20120211093026 4. Interestingly, I recently have come to an awareness that much of US liberal culture is Jewish in origins (diversity, 2nd wave feminism, Hollywood, ...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 3034

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Sounds like the new category is “da Jooz”. It has a long tradition, I suppose.
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: does anyone know of good asubha resources?
Replies: 48
Views: 5761

Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

So ... not the Disney Channel, then.
by PuerAzaelis
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: If life is suffering, then wouldn't it be unethical to have children?
Replies: 42
Views: 1492

Re: If life is suffering, then wouldn't it be unethical to have children?

Life is 100% suffering, all the time. Even if I existed in a totally blissed-out state, for my whole life, I would be suffering. Since every single thing in the world is a sand castle, and the tide is coming in, life is 100% suffering, all the time. Even if we knew for certain that our sand castle w...
by PuerAzaelis
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Never too old
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Never too old

Stiphan wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:12 pm
It's at 29 (my age) that you first realize you're growing old and for the first time in your life you're not looking forward to your birthday, or adding another year on top...
Lol. You’re just a baby!
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pleiades, Elves & BuddhaDharma
Replies: 26
Views: 991

Re: Pleiades, Elves & BuddhaDharma

Theravadins are weird.
by PuerAzaelis
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is up with all the fringe, alt-right commentary peppered throughout DW?
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: What is up with all the fringe, alt-right commentary peppered throughout DW?

L.N. wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:09 am
I really hope I have not accidentally landed on an alt-right forum here.
I was looking for Glenn Beck and I end up with Theravada. Google.
by PuerAzaelis
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 1366

Re: Anger

I think HHDL’s answer to the question as to whether to shoot the guy was something along the lines of, if it was clear there was no other choice, I would give the matter serious consideration. Lol.
by PuerAzaelis
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 1366

Re: Anger

[drunk guy at the pub etc] One of my first encounters with Buddhism was a two day retreat I took with a Soto Zen monk. By the Q & A on the second day I was so exasperated with the unbearable b*llshit that the only way I could think of to console and revenge myself for these two lost days would be t...
by PuerAzaelis
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: There is nothing to do
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: There is nothing to do

I liked it personally. But I’m coming from a place where confusing seed and fruit is sometimes a virtue.
by PuerAzaelis
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 1366

Re: Anger

mal4mac wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:31 pm
... there is wisdom in it ...
IMHO that's a view that is unbelievably difficult to put into practice, at least for me.
by PuerAzaelis
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Śrāvakayāna / Sutta Pitaka also teach that Saṃsāra is a delusion, or is this teaching only in Mahāyāna?
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Does Śrāvakayāna / Sutta Pitaka also teach that Saṃsāra is a delusion, or is this teaching only in Mahāyāna?

One needs the right view in order to proceed. I’d say the tiresome subtleties leading nowhere are a feature, not a bug, of Mahayana, not Theravada. It seemed to me that the point of Bikkhu Bodhi’s article was that that the path needs to be clear and categorical in order to work.
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Sam Harris and Robert Wright
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: Sam Harris and Robert Wright

I got bored with RW’s book 1/3 of the way through and my Sam Harris podcast phase likewise fizzled.

Turns out dhamma is more interesting.