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by Mawkish1983
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New forum: Dharma Paths Practice Community
Replies: 13
Views: 2415

Re: New forum: Dharma Paths Practice Community

Mr Man wrote:It all seems a bit odd and what with the timing and everything. Also just a touch ironic.
What did I miss?
by Mawkish1983
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New forum: Dharma Paths Practice Community
Replies: 13
Views: 2415

Re: New forum: Dharma Paths Practice Community

Forgot to add; could I request that I'm referred to here only by my online alias and over there only by my real name please? Many thanks!
by Mawkish1983
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New forum: Dharma Paths Practice Community
Replies: 13
Views: 2415

Re: New forum: Dharma Paths Practice Community

Sounds like a good idea. I'll be happy to use my real name there. Thanks David!
by Mawkish1983
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Re: Forum Etiquette at Dhamma Wheel

I'm not sure how necessary this is or what it adds to the current terms of service.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What's after the end
Replies: 25
Views: 2173

Re: What's after the end

waterchan wrote:He went "poof".
Erm, that can have a different meaning.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Purpose of practicing mindfulness
Replies: 31
Views: 1470

Re: Purpose of practicing mindfulness

Purpose of practising mindfulness: to develop mindfulness.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What's after the end
Replies: 25
Views: 2173

Re: What's after the end

This is one of those ' what's in it for me ' scenarios. It makes sense intellectually that our aversion to non-existance is rooted in ignorance of what we really are. Intellectually, we can appreciate that all experiences are ultimately dukkha, so nibbana would be a desirable state to attain; howeve...
by Mawkish1983
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Living in the Matrix?
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Living in the Matrix?

But 'instead of having brains in vats that are fed by sensory inputs from a simulator, the brains themselves would also be part of the simulation,' said Bostrom ... proving that he either did not watch the second and third movies or simply didn't understand them: this is exactly what they were about.
by Mawkish1983
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New moderator: SDC
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: New moderator: SDC

Congratulations SDC :)
by Mawkish1983
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The ethics of sterilisation
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: The ethics of sterilisation

Thanks for everyone's thoughts. Pretty unanimous. My operation is now scheduled for a 21st August. The thing I'm most concerned about is taking the diazepam. I've never had it before and haven't even drank alcohol for around eight years, but the medical procedure requires it as a muscle relaxant. I ...
by Mawkish1983
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The ethics of sterilisation
Replies: 6
Views: 531

The ethics of sterilisation

I have one child, she is now 14 months old (ish). My wife and I are happy and we don't want another child for a variety of reasons. From my wife's perspective, the childbirth was physically traumatic and caused lasting damage that persists to this day and interrupts ordinary daily functions. From my...
by Mawkish1983
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Is the Meaning of Your Username and Avatar?
Replies: 50
Views: 3399

Re: What Is the Meaning of Your Username and Avatar?

My online name was Mawkish for many many years. I am in two minds whether to scrap this account and start a new one with my real name or to keep this username for prosperity. Either way, I'd like there to be no links between my real name and this username (and I've worked hard to make sure that's th...
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist hymns
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Buddhist hymns

Thanks Cooran. Looks very westernised/Christianised. I was really more interested in the traditional melodic chanting in Asian Theravadin countries. Thanks for the download though!
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist hymns
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Buddhist hymns

I do not want this to be a discussion about whether or not it is acceptable to recite passages from the Pali Canon in a tuneful manner, whether singing is permitted in the Canon nor whether any benefit can or cannot be gained through singing. In Daily Buddhist Devotions by Ven. K Sri Dhammananda, i...
by Mawkish1983
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Everything seems so much to remember... daily practise?
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Everything seems so much to remember... daily practise?

There can be a lot, and it can be overwhelming. I'd advise you to focus on one aspect of practice at first. I, for example, chose to focus on sila for a few years after being bogged down in sutta study. I recently shifted my focus back to vipassana. I'd advise you to first mindfully uphold the prece...
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: Absent member of our community

Thanks Spiny Norman. I appreciate that.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: Absent member of our community

Agreed. The cost is too great and there's little to gain.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: Absent member of our community

I feel responsible; I was certainly involved in the discussion and I certainly handled it unskillfully. Strange how things have a tenancy to be brought to mind at odd times.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: Absent member of our community

I think I remember that whole sorry affair. It's a shame it lead to the exodus. Does anyone know if those who left are doing okay? Annapurna is another name that springs to mind.

I hope they're okay.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Absent member of our community

It just occurred to me that Fede has been missing for quite some time and there was no indication of them planning a hiatus. Does anyone know if Fede is alright?