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by polo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mara and Satan
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Mara and Satan

One way they are different is that Mara is a deva, if you see him as an actual being, that is. Mara is a deva in paranimmita-vasavatti deva (Devas wielding power over others’ creations). Although, this might be another similarity in that many monotheists contend that Satan is a fallen angel. Metaph...
by polo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?

Where is this country that you are living where there is so much sex? Men are greedy they just want more women and they are enjoying sex with different women which is an illusion that they are not aware of. Sex without real love will not last. Even with real love it doesn't last that long. Everythi...
by polo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Is Buddhism strictly monogamous?

The ideal in the Suttas does seem to be monogamy. The Buddha praised monogamy and loyalty to a partner. I live in an area where polyamory is common. My observation is it leads to more suffering and dissatisfaction than monogamy. I have also observed that it is particularly negative for the women in...
by polo
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why monks have their heads shaved?
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Why monks have their heads shaved?

Is shaving the head of monks to destroy their ego and to make them humble?
Can someone who know the reasons please explain to us.
by polo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Is this wrong perception?

I think if you are doing this and it is of no detriment to your happiness then great, but dont be a perfectionist for the sake of it. The Buddha recommended certain restraints to lay people, I.e. the 8 precepts , I think punishing ourselves to be without flavour is not wholesome, but doing so becau...
by polo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: An off the forum question please bear with me
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: An off the forum question please bear with me

Hello fellow Buddists Forum readers please bear with me because I have a simple question that I have difficulty getting answer elsewhere. It is about Computer Programmer. I am sure there are some forum members who are computer expert so they can help me answer this question. I wish to learn to be a...
by polo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: An off the forum question please bear with me
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: An off the forum question please bear with me

Normally how long it takes me to complete a course in computer programmer. 2 years or more? There're a few different approaches. The one I mentioned was kinda the "formal" route, a 4-year bachelor of science degree in Comp Sci/Software Engineering, which obviously requires the longest time and the ...
by polo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: An off the forum question please bear with me
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: An off the forum question please bear with me

Do I need to be very good in Maths, other than the normal secondary school maths? How much maths are used in this study? A typical Comp Sci/Software Engineering 4-year degree does requires some college level math like Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete math, and Statistics. But that's pretty much i...
by polo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Is this wrong perception?

Hello, hello, I could hardly understand what you wrote. I am sure I am not the only one who doesn't get what you are saying. Would you be kind enough to re -write in more simple logical ways so we could understand you. I don't think we have only 10 or 20 years before us like you mentioned. I think ...
by polo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Is this wrong perception?

Anyway it's too late to be ecologist... We have only 10 or 20 years before us. The problem is that ecological system (Earth) reacts 30-40 years later, so today's problems is 70-80th kamma result... So while Earth will react on 90-2000th kamma...it will be hard for us to live as we live today... And...
by polo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: An off the forum question please bear with me
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: An off the forum question please bear with me

Hello polo! I am a Software Engineer so I can offer you advice based on my personal job responsibilities. The only math I ever really have to use is trigonometry and matrix math, but that's because of the particular product that I work on. I'm sure there are lots of programmers who hardly ever have...
by polo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: An off the forum question please bear with me
Replies: 9
Views: 289

An off the forum question please bear with me

Hello fellow Buddists Forum readers please bear with me because I have a simple question that I have difficulty getting answer elsewhere. It is about Computer Programmer. I am sure there are some forum members who are computer expert so they can help me answer this question. I wish to learn to be a ...
by polo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is this wrong perception?
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Is this wrong perception?

Recently I stopped ironing my trouser. Why? Because I became aware ironing my trouser serves no purpose. Who is going to look at my trouser? And when it comes to my cooking I stop buying garlic, onions etc., because if I am really hungry i don't need any onions I will just fry the fish and eat it. I...
by polo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 1369

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Wecome to DW :anjali: I will answer with a counter question: - What is the purpose of rainbow? Who created rainbow? Why there is so many colors in it? Metta :anjali: My answers may not be a good ones nevertheless I would like to put forward my thoughts on these 3 questions. The human mind is curiou...
by polo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 1369

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Wecome to DW :anjali: I will answer with a counter question: - What is the purpose of rainbow? Who created rainbow? Why there is so many colors in it? Metta :anjali: Mr Nwad, a rainbow was not created, like you created a multi-color paper lantern by folding papers together. No, it is not created, i...