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by Virgo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Hello

Welcome. :anjali:
by Virgo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why does happiness never last?
Replies: 28
Views: 2869

Re: Why does happiness never last?

Hello everyone, While this is a fundamental truth in buddhism. I would like to know why this is? I have noticed that we often think when I buy a new car I'll be happy when I buy a new house I'll be happy when I go on vacation I'll be happy but after a while this happiness vanishes and does not last...
by Virgo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma

Thanks. Yes, I was a bit worried that I may be inventing something of my own, but it is all combining from the various valid categorisations that I listed in the beginning of the first message. I am not adding something new, I hope. Just organising it, and it was intended for personal purposes, so ...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma

I like Buddha's division of the three trainings. It is in some suttas such as The Sekhin Sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.085.than.html Other suttas describe it as a condensation of the EFP. What you are saying seems accurate though, even though I don't think all Noble One...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1199
Views: 90834

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

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by Virgo
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Life: Rules Regarding Food & Money (advice appreciated)
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Monastic Life: Rules Regarding Food & Money (advice appreciated)

I am sure others can provide more specific details but as fat as I know a monk cannot handle money himself, nor can he have someone handle it for him, however, if you wish to donate money for a monk to use as he needs it, it is allowable to give the money to someone who will handle it in the monks i...
by Virgo
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Chula & clw_uk!
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Happy birthday Chula & clw_uk!

Happy Birthday. :juggling:

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trusting in Brahma?
Replies: 72
Views: 2920

Re: Trusting in god

Nevermind. Who am I to say?

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trusting in Brahma?
Replies: 72
Views: 2920

Re: Trusting in god

cappuccino wrote:Buddha has a very different perspective on the greatest god.
You and I, can regard him as infinitely powerful.

Although I never said he created us?
Buddy, he is a person who made very good kamma. The end.

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trusting in Brahma?
Replies: 72
Views: 2920

Re: Trusting in god

God: you have been a very bad boy, you are sentenced to hell Boy: is this how you get your kicks? I suppose we should abolish all prisons? Because after all, punishment is somehow wrong? So you approve of and wish to worship a God who creates beings who are flawed and bound to commit sin or wrongdo...
by Virgo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Getting something out of Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Re: Getting something out of Buddhism

Upasaka Sumana wrote:Thank you for your replies.

Just to clarify: I am not claiming any particular stance or position, on this or most other controversial issues; I am simply questioning, examining, investigating, and learning.
And that is important. You are developing the factor of investigation.

Kevin
by Virgo
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 255476

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Is vegan food better than regular food? Let us find out.

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by Virgo
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72920

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It's great that they have donated so much, no doubt. But you have to understand that other things are going on. Why do huge corporations and special interest groups donate ridiculous amounts of money to Hillary? 20 million here, 40 million there? Because they feel like giving away millions of dollar...
by Virgo
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72920

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Uh guys, didn't Bernie's tax returns show that their income is about $200,00 per year US? That is certainly enough to buy a third home at his age, and giving $37,000 to charity with that level of income is nearly saintly. Bernie is not big money, big banks, big corporations, he has been fighting aga...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Ages of Buddhism in Theravada
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: Ages of Buddhism in Theravada

Apparently the Dhamma would decline quicker because of the ordination of women, also, the ancient commentaries state that the sasana is extended due to the councils and the tipitika being committed to writing, I believe. Also, according to the commentaries there would be arahants with the distinctio...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana even exist in modern orthodoxy?
Replies: 156
Views: 5581

Re: Does Nibbana even exist in modern orthodoxy?

If liberation of "you" is just thinking you don't exist then you don't need the dhamma, just smoke some weed. This is the stoner logic of your average stoner. I didn't ask about your logic. I am not asking anything. I am explaining to you a standard understanding of the Buddha's teachings -- like y...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana even exist in modern orthodoxy?
Replies: 156
Views: 5581

Re: Does Nibbana even exist in modern orthodoxy?

The contradiction in what you just said is hilarious. "There is no such thing as a person, and any person who does not accept that will be reborn." :rofl: who needs comedians when you've got no-soulers. I am glad you found it funny. But essentially I am just explaining what Buddha taught, as I am a...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana even exist in modern orthodoxy?
Replies: 156
Views: 5581

Re: Does Nibbana even exist in modern orthodoxy?

On many discussions its become apparent that the difference between no-soul and not-the-self is the latter believes in going to Nibbana after death whereas the former seems to believe there is no going to Nibbana at all. This leads me to the question, "Does Nibbana even exist in modern orthodoxy?" ...
by Virgo
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Anthrax Outbreak Due to Climate Change
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Anthrax Outbreak Due to Climate Change

An Anthrax Outbreak Due to Climate Change:

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Kevin