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by dhammatrophic
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5220

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Only time will tell and I'm sure its too soon to know. Global warming..... The above came naturally, but since i'm already going to appear difficult, I'll continue :D ........ When you say "where I lve?" do you mean where I am currently living, or anywhere that "I" might live? And what if I consider...
by dhammatrophic
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy
Replies: 30
Views: 3828

Re: Buddhism - Religion or Philosophy

Since becoming a Buddhist,
Sometimes my head spins
and
Sometimes my stomach gets in a knot.

But then again,
these things happen less often
since I became a Buddhist.
by dhammatrophic
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 15310

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

B. There is no question of punishment or reward because there is no one who punishes or rewards. It is the course of nature that one reaps what one has sown. Accumulated akusala kamma produces at the right time a citta which experiences an unpleasant object; this citta is the result of a bad deed o...
by dhammatrophic
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A new twist in the 'caffeine as intoxicant?' argument
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

Re: A new twist in the 'caffeine as intoxicant?' argument

maaaaan i've sat around for hours just drinking coffe and talking with friends, like 8 hours straight, pots and pos of cooffee, and nothing , not one single halucination i've been ripped off! Are you sure you had 8 hrs worth of talking :quote: to do? :D P.S. That first smile should be 2 smiles. 1 o...
by dhammatrophic
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why is there Buddhism?
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: Why is there Buddhism?

Perhaps there were a few in his crowd who thought:

Why listen when one can ism?

But I suspect the Buddha expected and welcomed them, founding Buddhism in spite of it all.
by dhammatrophic
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Respect for parents
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Respect for parents

I don't think you have to respect his disrepect, just not reflecting it back should be enough. Maybe not share so much about your religion with him. Even when your feelings/views/opinions are obviously religion-based, just phrasing them as though they are common sense, not so much a tenent of your r...