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by Spiny Norman
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 14
Views: 178

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

Greetings, Also, feel free to give the Earth's axis a nudge, if you have the means to do so... balancing out the seasons a bit would be nice. (I can just imagine the climate change activists recoil in horror at my suggestion...) Metta, Paul. :) I have passed your suggestion to Doctor Evil.... https...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 43
Views: 621

Re: How much happy are you?

Stiphan wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Mine are going down due to seasonal bah-humbuggery. :tongue:
by Spiny Norman
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel UK Retreats
Replies: 13
Views: 131

Re: DhammaWheel UK Retreats

I live in Suffolk but could travel. We now have electric, and trains, and suchloike. :tongue:
by Spiny Norman
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Caodemarte wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm
I remember one Buddhist teacher saying that anything fully observed disappears.
Was this is reference to mind objects, like thoughts and feelings?
by Spiny Norman
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 am
Cessation means the cessation of sankhata-dhammas.
Isn't everything we experience sankhata dhammas? Sights, sounds, sensations, etc?

Could you be more specific about which sankhata dhammas cease in your view?
by Spiny Norman
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261937

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Quorn sausage with French mustard is tasty. :woohoo:
by Spiny Norman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:54 pm
In particular, they see Right Effort as the attempt to merely "stay with things as they are".
There also seems to be an idea that fully accepting present conditions is a short-cut to equanimity, the cessation of craving and aversion.
by Spiny Norman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 73
Views: 1152

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:15 pm
4) Failing that, I will inflict pictures of my cat doing cute things upon this site until things improve...
:thumbsup:
by Spiny Norman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 418

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Are the suttas not clear enough? "It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will." — AN 5.198 https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca4/samma-vaca/index.html It appears that all p...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 418

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Are the suttas not clear enough?

"It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will."
— AN 5.198

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/ptf ... index.html
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 43
Views: 621

Re: How much happy are you?

ryanM wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Maybe happiness is masquerading as a trace element.
Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
by Spiny Norman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: is cessation like a vacuum
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: is cessation like a vacuum

SunWuKong wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:35 pm
It's like the calm in the center of a hurricane...
I like the eye-of-the-storm analogy, like a stillness inside ( beneath?) the movement.
by Spiny Norman
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 512

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

let's be honest: body odour can be pretty disgusting. Should we attempt to not get aversive, or just change carriages? What would you do? thanks for reading. :anjali: What I find helpful is recognising that both the smell and the aversion response are transient and conditional. "But what, friends, ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: A Two State Solution for Europe?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: A Two State Solution for Europe?

I looked at the thread title and thought it was about BREXIT. :toilet:
by Spiny Norman
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 333

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

In any case, the important thing is to notice one's state of mind.
by Spiny Norman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Never too old
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Never too old

by Spiny Norman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 706

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

JohnK wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:36 am
Yeah, being wrong and harmonious is the tough one. ;)
:thumbsup: