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by Vepacitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4460

Re: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

Sorry Bodom. I am a fighter and I don't like being told to 'keep it clean', implying that I am using dirty tactics or words. We women are sick of this - sick to DEATH of this - and that's why we seem so 'nasty'. We are not nasty - we are just telling it like it is - and I guess you can't take it, he...
by Vepacitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4460

Re: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

Yana, please don't apologise, you have done nothing wrong. It's just that when I mentioned that your aversion towards men wasn't totally 'out there' that a crap storm arose. And was not about to back down. Nor were the other gals here. Many (not all but most of 'em) guys don't like it when a woman i...
by Vepacitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4460

OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

If all responses have to be reviewed and approved (by men) then it's not really an open thread.

More like a gang up on the female posters here who have some guts ... pretty freaking sad.

V.
by Vepacitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.
Replies: 41
Views: 11513

Re: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.

Men do not like it when they are questioned or when their gender is questioned or put to task. They point the finger back at the women. Men's masculinity is very very fragile, and if they feel that a woman is 'going for their bollocks' they attack. And I see a lot of attacking against women on this ...
by Vepacitta
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Your favorite historical teachers
Replies: 30
Views: 8291

Re: Your favorite historical teachers

Just can't choose between my two favs, Ven. Ananda and Ven. Sariputta.

V.
by Vepacitta
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?
Replies: 62
Views: 5390

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?

Personally, if a person has to really think and equivocate about what is right in terms of sila vis a vis the ever popular Nazi/Jewish scenario (I tried to introduce the Cheka/gulag scenario for a change of pace, but no one got it), then that person really has no moral centre. I said this in Bhante ...
by Vepacitta
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?
Replies: 62
Views: 5390

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?

I guess an Arahant wouldn't lie to one of the Cheka either, then.

V.
by Vepacitta
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?
Replies: 62
Views: 5390

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?

Retro - gotcha. I will bring it up with Bhante once class starts- it's my understanding, from reading, that there are slight variations in sila between laypersons and renunciants - although there are indeed 'the basics' that apply to all.. although I could be merely mixing up the rules of the viniya...
by Vepacitta
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds
Replies: 27
Views: 4121

Re: Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

Well, meditation is certainly helpful - but having just been through an operation and about to undergo another particularly nasty operation very soon - I will be grateful for the painkillers and muscle relaxers I will be getting. I have also been through years of chronic dental pain (misdiagnoses - ...
by Vepacitta
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?
Replies: 62
Views: 5390

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?

Daniel - I"m not so hot at linking here - but if you go to BAUS.org, then Chuang Yen Monastery - follow the link to Bikkhu Bodhi - his classes are definately there and you mahy find his 2010 Eco Buddhism talk there - I helped to promote it and set up the hall, but I can't remember if it was recorded...
by Vepacitta
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?
Replies: 62
Views: 5390

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Equivocating on Sīla?

Well, that link didn't lead to the discussion in question. However, I have taken Bhante's class and this discussion has come up - about how Sila isn't always cut and dried. Believe me, Bhante wouldn't have an issue about lying to Nazi's about hiding Jews. He has also spoken and I wish I knew the lin...
by Vepacitta
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Apology
Replies: 19
Views: 1743

Re: An Apology

I for one will not miss Peter. His posts were routinely nasty and rude - clearly wanting to provoke a fight. Let him go into the tumbrils. And for anyone who will say, that I am being "mean" read some of this person's posts and you'll find that I'm being very very restrained. No holds barred from Mt...
by Vepacitta
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In rememberance of jcsuperstar
Replies: 36
Views: 5789

Re: In rememberance of jcsuperstar

:candle:
by Vepacitta
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Benedictine Monk on meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Benedictine Monk on meditation

The Carmelite tradition in the Catholic Church has always been one of meditation and contemplation. Read anything by St. Theresa of Avila and you'll get the idea. She describes states that appear to be the Jhanas. My own Church when I was younger was run by the Carmelite Fathers and so had an emphas...
by Vepacitta
Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has had a happy Channuka, Yule, Christmas or Kwanza and now a happy Boxing Day!
All the best to everyone in the coming New Year!

With love from Mt. Meru,

V.
by Vepacitta
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Legs get really numb - will it damage my legs?
Replies: 12
Views: 15142

Re: Legs get really numb - will it damage my legs?

I have to sit on my coffee tabe Z(pefect height) - I have bursitis in my hips and sitting cross legged - no matter how many cushions I use - results in intense pain that affects my walking about. Last time I tried cross legged practise on a regular basis I was in pain for months. Interestingly, Cath...
by Vepacitta
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Pali Canon Recommendation for Christmas Gift?
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: Pali Canon Recommendation for Christmas Gift?

My personal favourite is the Samyutta Nikaya, translated by Ven. Bodhi. For some reason it speaks to me the most out of all the other Nikayas.

V.
by Vepacitta
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator
Replies: 44
Views: 5616

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Coming in late here - but all the best to Retro!



V.