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by DNS
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Spiritual materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Spiritual materialism

Does anything I said make any sense? Or am I confused about what spiritual materialism is? It can be what you wrote in the OP, but when Chogyam Trungpa coined that phrase he was referring primarily to these 3 ways: 1. Using spiritualism (Dhamma, Dharma, New Age) to gain material wealth, charging he...
by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, May you all be peaceful...
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Hello, May you all be peaceful...

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Can we only play not work?

I would recommend "work very little, play even less". :thumbsup: Another good idea / ideal, for those that can do that. Have a career or business or a way where you can make a living working, but still having lots of time off for practice, pilgrimage, other spiritual activities and less emphasis on...
by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Can we only play not work?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 pm
I'm an organic farmer. I love it. I go out every day and play. People wonder why I work so hard.
Thanks. That is the point I am trying to discuss here.
Yes, that is the ideal, if one can swing it. Not everyone likes their jobs though. For many it is a chore they hope to overcome asap.
by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Can we only play not work?

How about monks? Monks work, the good ones anyway. They do pastoral duties, practice meditation, study suttas, teach meditation, lead programs, chores around the temple including cleaning, etc. Some even get involved in construction, adding an addition to the temple, building a meditation hall or o...
by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 32
Views: 682

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:25 am
DNS wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:59 am
cardiovascular disease
David. I started buying 1 block of 90% cocoa dark chocolate per week. Is this the same effect has coffee? Thanks
Not sure, but probably so, as chocolate contains some trace amounts of caffeine and some studies have shown dark chocolate is good for the heart too.
by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Quitting Coffee - my experience
Replies: 32
Views: 682

Re: Quitting Coffee - my experience

Coffee is also good for health..Rich in anti oxidants, it reduces risk of liver cancer and possibly also dementia and diabetes. Everything in moderation. Yes, this appears to be correct. Moderate coffee consumption is not a risk factor for coronary heart disease.[144] A 2012 meta-analysis concluded...
by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time

As i read thru MN this round, i have the impression that it is pretty convincing with suttas where the Buddha talked to different groups of people, comparing, analysing other religion systems at that time with his teachngs. At the same time as i am reading some of the notes, it shows there is some ...
by DNS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Can we only play not work?

Can we only play not work? You have some "unique" posts and topics sometimes. :D How would you eat and pay the rent or mortgage? For a very small percentage of people, they could live off of family inheritance I suppose and play all day, but for the rest of us who have no inheritance to acquire, it...
by DNS
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Srilankaputra wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:47 am
retrofuturist wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 am
Funnily enough, yes.
Wonderful. :bow:

https://thedhamma.com/buddhaslists.pdf
Thanks. :D

The 5s is one of the biggest categories of lists.
https://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title= ... y#mw-pages
by DNS
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time
Replies: 14
Views: 174

Re: Writings/Books: Buddha time versus our time

form wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:46 pm
A monk told me he is reading thr vedas, so vedas were also put into writing till much later?
They were put in writing around 1200 BCE to 800 BCE. So they were around during the Buddha's time.

The Pali Canon was oral until around 100 BCE to 50 CE.
by DNS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sports gambling
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Sports gambling

"The only way to make money in a casino -- is to own the casino."

Steve Wynn, casino owner, mogul
by DNS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sports gambling
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Sports gambling

By sheer coincidence (luck? :tongue: ) this was posted over at DWM today: Buddhist poker player donates his $660,000 winnings But that is a sheer anomaly, outlier. Most gamblers of course lose in the long-run and that is why the Buddha advised against it. It is not the gambling intrinsically, but wh...
by DNS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Oh no! Sorry to see you leave the moderating role, SV!

Thank you for all your work over the past year!

:thanks: :anjali: