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by RMSmith
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized
Replies: 22
Views: 4470

Re: Bhante Gunaratana hospitalized

In my thoughts ... :anjali:
by RMSmith
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?
Replies: 56
Views: 8916

Re: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: Human beings are already intoxicated without taking one drop of alcohol. They are intoxicated and heedless, thinking when they are young that they will not get old, when they are healthy that they will not get sick, and when alive that they will definitely die and can do so at any moment.
Sadhu.
by RMSmith
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Comic: Happiness
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: Comic: Happiness

Wonderful!
by RMSmith
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sayadaw U Tejaniya's retreat at IMS: audio interviews
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Sayadaw U Tejaniya's retreat at IMS: audio interviews

Alex123 wrote:I really like him. He is very good teacher.
http://sayadawutejaniya.org/teachings/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I can't thank you enough for this! Wonderful link.
by RMSmith
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Vegetable gardening and the 1st precept
Replies: 24
Views: 3742

Re: Vegetable gardening and the 1st precept

It depends on the pests you're dealing with. I find that a diluted mist of Murphys Oil Soap works well to deter pest. Cut worms can be negated by just placing tin can collars at the base of each plant. Sprinkling a bit of diatomaceous earth onto the beds works well too. Pots of marigolds strewn thro...
by RMSmith
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Sayadaw biography (rare videos & footages)
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Mahasi Sayadaw biography (rare videos & footages)

This was an excellent post. Thank you!
by RMSmith
Fri May 25, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism resources
Replies: 163
Views: 54397

Re: Early Buddhism resources

:clap: :clap: :clap:
by RMSmith
Fri May 25, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A trip down memory lane - E-Sangha database remnants
Replies: 20
Views: 1906

Re: A trip down memory lane - E-Sangha database remnants

The past is past. The present is a present. I'm finding this forum far less contentious and more informative than I ever did E-Sangha. (of course, I was just dipping my toes in the dharma then).
by RMSmith
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Big bang Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1349

Re: Big bang Buddhism

Do you have a link? Thanks.
by RMSmith
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I'm so depressed
Replies: 27
Views: 4117

Re: I'm so depressed

The depression will dissipate on its own, as long as you don't dwell on it. Its existence relies on being fed by attention. I was severely depressed for 4+ years recently. It slowly faded after a month or so, when I decided I was too tired to have it around anymore. I focused on other things and for...
by RMSmith
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: unethical job for greater good?
Replies: 14
Views: 1176

Re: unethical job for greater good?

As far as I'm concerned, selling the jewelry ... no matter how high the price ... is just business. If they weren't willing to pay it, the prices would come down or you'd go out of business. Because a piece might sell for a tremendous amount of money, that is then what its worth. Don't worry about t...
by RMSmith
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Hello!

Hello ...
by RMSmith
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Overcoming time (kappātīta)
Replies: 28
Views: 1757

Re: Overcoming time (kappātīta)

I take it to mean "letting go of the past" and "not worrying about the future". I'm assuming it frees the mind to live in the present more fully.
by RMSmith
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 32976

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Buckwheat wrote: That being said, good luck to you, RMSmith.

Ummm ... I'm not the OP. But thanks anyway. :smile:
by RMSmith
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 32976

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

tiltbillings wrote: I hope you get a firm grip on this issue of yours so that it arises no longer.

Intentional choices of words, sir? :rofl:
by RMSmith
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: He trains himself...relinquishment
Replies: 24
Views: 2496

Re: He trains himself...relinquishment

Great info. Thanks for this. :clap:
by RMSmith
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving while being mindful?
Replies: 42
Views: 1761

Re: Craving while being mindful?

Of course. But you don't react to it ... only recognize ... due to being mindful.
by RMSmith
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4238
Views: 261303

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Ron-The-Elder wrote: What gave it away? The emoticons? :tongue:
Methinks sarcasm is vegetarian. :jumping:
by RMSmith
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yogurt
Replies: 26
Views: 3038

Re: Yogurt

Cittasanto wrote: or vegan Bacon
My dog enjoys the fake bacon strip treats. I often think vegan bacon looks and smells the same. I'll pass, thank you. :thinking:


Rick
by RMSmith
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Terrible treatment of Burma's First Bhikkhuni
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Terrible treatment of Burma's First Bhikkhuni

I read this quite a while ago, and it still saddens me.