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by DNS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta
Replies: 25
Views: 366

Re: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta

rightviewftw wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Also think this is best applied as a running long thread not 10 thread,
Perhaps worthy of a sticky in the Classical Theravada?
Go ahead and make a thread in Classical Theravada and if there's enough interest, one of us on the mod team could make it a sticky.
by DNS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta
Replies: 25
Views: 366

Re: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta

So if I get this right, you wanted a special section of the forum, which is "moderated" by Sutta and therefore, I assume, according to Classical Theravada principles? The problems with that and why there is probably so much opposition, is that it is still very subjective. Who decides what is the cor...
by DNS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Loved this ❤️

DNS, you were talking about the rat race. Is it ever possible to get away from that altogether even if you are a monastic? Monasteries need money to run and although monks and nuns don't directly handle money, they need it to survive. If you're a 'regular' monk and not an abbot, vice-abbot, preside...
by DNS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 98
Views: 814

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

There have been 578 visits to this thread. But there are only 18 scores! This forum is almost dead, There are about 10-15 people left posting. This is down a lot since i "left" in 2016 forum got trolled hard i think and it drove people away. Not all polls generate that much interest. Some have hund...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."
Replies: 45
Views: 504

Re: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."

Disciple wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:40 pm
I guess we are all screwed then unless we become monks.
:?:

Did you mean to post in a different thread? You don't need to be a monk to follow the 5 precepts.
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 89
Views: 4843

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

When I see curling at the Olympics I tend to think "brooming, sweeping . . . seriously; this is a sport?!"

I'll bet their wives say, "look at him sweeping; at home I can't even get him to take out the garbage."
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

Actually, spiritual people and religious people tend to be happier. I won't link any studies, so no one thinks I'm cherry-picking, just google on your own and you'll see numerous studies confirm that the religious and greater religiosity tends to result in happier people. And it extends across all s...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Loved this ❤️

chownah, I already quoted AN 9.7 here is the full text: https://suttacentral.net/en/an9.7 “[1] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to intentionally deprive a living being of life. [2] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to take, in the manner...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."
Replies: 45
Views: 504

Re: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."

" One for whom these teachings are accepted thus after being pondered to a sufficient degree with wisdom is called a dhamma-follower, one who has entered the fixed course of rightness, entered the plane of superior persons, transcended the plane of the worldlings. He is incapable of doing any deed b...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Loved this ❤️

You seem to be of the view that arahants are in some way less capable in dealing with the world than non-arahants. Can you be more explicit in describing how you see the arahants inabilities? Why wouldn't a lay arahant just keep on doing their right livelihood etc? You make it sound like a disabili...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Loved this ❤️

Thanks DNS, so if the 7 day rule isn't backed up by the suttas and as the last paragraph of the article says, was partly put in place out of fear of the sangha losing power,then how much attention should we give it? I'm not suggesting that the sangha is pointless or should be done away with btw. It...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 617

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

also same Sutta group is a Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn42/sn42.010.than.html Maniculaka Sutta SN 42.10 what i gather from that Sutta is that buddhadharma followers money is not allowed. does it mean that if i need trousers, then i am not allowed to use money to buy them also...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Loved this ❤️

So you can't eat or drink if you're an Arahant? You can eat and drink as an arahant, but if you are not a monk or nun, there would be no one to give you that food and drink. If you held a job, you'd be subject to all the trappings and cravings of the 'rat-race' and all that entails, which I presume...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and metta
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Greetings and metta

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Loved this ❤️

That's a good video for a quickie into to Buddhism for those without the patience to read a full book on it or to watch a 2 hour documentary of the Buddha's life, but there's one big error toward the end: Theravada does not say only monks can get enlightened. A lay person can get enlightened, it's j...
by DNS
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dumbbell Training
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Dumbbell Training

I built my physique using mainly dumbbells as I have a shoulder problem and barbells limited what I could do. I would be happy to give you a workout advice and diet plan. bodom, Is that you? Lookin' good! When you come over for a Raiders game, they might mistake you for the Tight End! Weightlifting...
by DNS
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dumbbell Training
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Dumbbell Training

Weight lifting is geared more towards developing muscle mass and tone, and as such is not very effective as a primary weight loss strategy. I agree with justsit, weightlifting is a great exercise, but it's more about muscle mass and tone, not so much for weight loss. However, I have heard that musc...
by DNS
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Stiphan!
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Happy Birthday Stiphan!

Happy Birthday!!
by DNS
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 458

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

If one considers that sineru is out of this world and is somewhere else then there is no way for us here on this forum to know anything about it except for our own fabricated thoughts based on this world.....so really there is not much point in discussing something we can know nothing about......or...