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by Idappaccayata
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death and dying
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Death and dying

Great sutta references. I look forward to reading the paper later.
by Idappaccayata
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 54
Views: 1187

Re: should I marry or be single?

looking for a girlfriend is such a waste of time in this day and age. it's much better devouting to complete celibacy as the buddha instructed. Agreed. High levels of testosterone or wealth (preferably both) are a prerequisite for success with women. I just wish that was made clear at a young age t...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma
Replies: 24
Views: 384

Re: Justification of the penal system, in light of karma

Probably because Buddhist kamma doesn't work like a legal system. And if some aspects resemble it, the affects aren't necessarily shown within one lifetime, which would make people feel a lack of a sense of retributive justice.
by Idappaccayata
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof

Your post is a little confusing. It's not exactly clear what the two options are. Can you clarify with examples? :namaste: I think he means to ardently practice mindfulness for, say, a week, then review how much you remember from the past week - vs how much you remember from a week of no mindfulness.
by Idappaccayata
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Book about jhana
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: Book about jhana

Hey, guys. I am looking for a book about the eighth step of the Noble Eightfold Path (Right Concentration). I am in doubt between two books. Who Is My Self? - Ayya Khema Right Concentration - Leigh Brasington Which would you recommend? I was impressed by the Brasington book. It is clear and straigh...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Best book about history of Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Best book about history of Buddhism?

History of Indian Buddhism. (Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/906831100X/re ... tDbZZ179ZC


It's available for free online as well. I believe it's on the handful of leaves website.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Nama-rupa the same for two different people?
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Are Nama-rupa the same for two different people?

I would say the experience of them is almost certainly different, as they aren't experienced in isolation of the other aggregates. Whether or not they exist outside of the experience of them doesn't really seem relevant. So if that's the case, I don't think it's possible they're the same. Though, I ...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: any recommendations on a low bed?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: any recommendations on a low bed?

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture Lightweight Camping Air Mattress, Medium - 20 x 66 Inches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSOURN9/re ... nDbB3590JC

I use this for camping.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "master list" of dhamma talks
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: "master list" of dhamma talks

Nicolas wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:30 am
Here's the link to the old Dhamma Talks page (using the Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive).
And sublinks:
By monastic's name and face.
By "collection."
From a huge, "flat" list. (long loading time)
Thanks Nicolas!
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "master list" of dhamma talks
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: "master list" of dhamma talks

DNS wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:27 am
What was the exact name of the website?

You could use the wayback machine to get a snapshot of what a site used to look like:
https://archive.org/web/
Hmm that's a good idea. I'm not sure what it used to be though. Maybe they kept the same domain and redirected. I'll try that.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Anagarika ordination chant
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Anagarika ordination chant

I would also like to know.

I'm hoping James weighs in, as I'm sure he would know.
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "master list" of dhamma talks
Replies: 4
Views: 206

"master list" of dhamma talks

A couple years ago, before they redesigned their site, birken had "master list" of dhamma talks. It at thousands of talks from tons of monks. However, since the redesign, it isn't on there. Does anyone know if it's possible to find this list anywhere or happen to save it? I email them about it a whi...
by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Asalha Puja

:goodpost:

I've been doing the 8 precepts once per week and just realized tomorrow was the asahla puja.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the suttas say about kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 298

What do the suttas say about kamma?

I know that kamma has many explanations conventionally, and that it fundamentally means "action", but I'm wondering what the suttas say about what is and what isn't kamma. A lot of monks seem to vary in opinion on this question. For example, if you get bored and decide to drink alcohol, you're inten...
by Idappaccayata
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 120
Views: 4059

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

From another thread in this section: Veganism (or better termed Supplementarians) have a whole host of issues, but that's another topic for another thread. I was just wondering what those issues are. Health issues? Psychological issues? Here's the new thread, anyway... This is a huge rabbit hole th...