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by David N. Snyder
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So... Tea is really bad for you? I thought otherwise...
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Re: So... Tea is really bad for you? I thought otherwise...

I have consumed 10 - 15 cups of black tea daily for last three decades :tongue: And you're still alive? (just kidding) Me too, I have been drinking green tea and jasmine tea for at least that long as well. So far no fluorosis (loss of tooth enamel from too much fluoride). But I'm considering decrea...
by David N. Snyder
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Tea and coffee at temples
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Tea and coffee at temples

There is no rule against coffee or tea. Some health conscious people are going away from too much caffeine but there is no Vinaya or Buddhist rule against consuming them. Caffeine is a stimulant, but a mild one and is fine in moderation, imo. See also: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&...
by David N. Snyder
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So... Tea is really bad for you? I thought otherwise...
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Re: So... Tea is really bad for you? I thought otherwise...

Also the tea plant is known for attracting fluoride from the ground so a lot of health conscious people are going to herbal teas that do not have fluoride in them. I believe it is black tea that has the highest amounts of fluoride, with green tea also having it too. You're right, you can't win. Ther...
by David N. Snyder
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 480
Views: 50676

Re: How common is stream entry?

There were even those with higher attainments that were not ordained. Correct, the householder Citta attained to the high spiritual level of anagami (non returner) and taught Dhamma even to monks. (SN 4.282) Other than bhikkhus, and bhikkhunis. Is there a single lay disciple of Gotama, who wearing ...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Critique of U Ba Khin/Goenka tradition by Christopher Titmuss
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Critique of U Ba Khin/Goenka tradition by Christopher Titmuss

I couldn't find Ben's profile when I searched for it. Where has he gone? Has he left DW for good? :anjali: Yes, Ben has lots of experience with the Goenka tradition as participant and organizer. No one can (or should) speak for Ben regarding his participation here. You can find him on facebook, do ...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 480
Views: 50676

Re: How common is stream entry?

Mr Man wrote:My "chemically castrated" comment was from a reply to Zom in 2013.


Ah, okay, I necro-posted. This is allowed. Sí, se puede. :tongue:
by David N. Snyder
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 480
Views: 50676

Re: How common is stream entry?

I wonder what this "rarity is". Being born as a human is very rare. Only 7 billion humans vs dozens of quadrillions of insects, for example. Also out of those 7 billion humans, how many are Buddhists? And out of those, how many are diligent, wise and hardworking meditators? Even if out of...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump

this reminds me of a live TV stunt in India I watched some time back where a Hindu tantrika teacher claimed that he can murder Sanal Edamaruku, a leading atheist movement leader in India with his craft in minutes and after repeated attempts of 15 minutes, he gave up and claimed that the devas are s...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump

It takes a long time to impeach / remove a U.S. president. First he has to commit some crime or grave error (being a jerk doesn't count), then the House of Rep. has to meet and debate it, investigate it and then vote. And then the U.S. Senate holds a trial. It went through the House of Rep. only 2 t...
by David N. Snyder
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthay Bodom!!
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Happy Birthay Bodom!!

Happy Birthday!!

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by David N. Snyder
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 480
Views: 50676

Re: How common is stream entry?

Neither do people who have been chemically castrated. Sometimes it goes like that. I recall seeing a documentary on pedophiles once. One of the pedophiles was so fed up with his condition that he requested chemical castration, only to be dismayed that it did not lessen his desire to have sex with c...
by David N. Snyder
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Hi!

Welcome back!

:jedi:
by David N. Snyder
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: DW is secure site

Fixed! You might have to hit refresh a few times as the old code might be cached on your computer.
by David N. Snyder
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: DW is secure site

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by David N. Snyder
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: DW is secure site

That's correct. We'll see about changing the video code, otherwise we'll be stuck with manually editing all posts with videos to the new format so that the videos will show. I started editing some posts already so that the videos will show.
by David N. Snyder
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 7
Views: 263

DW is secure site

DW is now verified a secure site and has the https protocol. As of Jan. 2017 browsers have been notifying users that http sites are not fully secure; so we upgraded our domain to the verified-secure https. No site is one hundred percent guaranteed from hacking, but the https adds another level of pr...
by David N. Snyder
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Los Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by David N. Snyder
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Hi :)

Welcome to DW!

:meditate:
by David N. Snyder
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1558
Views: 113368

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by David N. Snyder
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 129
Views: 2235

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Milo admits he's a troll - one that's laughing all the way to the bank. Yes, I think so. As Bill Maher noted he's gay, part Jewish (ethnicity), mostly dates Black men and recently broke up with a Muslim man; all the groups he and / or his comrades at breibart dislike. It's all about the Benjamins. ...

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