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by Kare
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do Buddhas never joke?
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Why do Buddhas never joke?

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:11 am
The Buddha makes jokes all the time, the suttas are full of them. You have to read them with a mind for it though. He regularly makes fun of Brahmins, of other contemplatives, of the questioner, of Brahma, and so on. Not mean jokes, but poking fun at obvious silliness.
:goodpost:
by Kare
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gude to Translators for Beginners
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Gude to Translators for Beginners

Well, the article was aimed at beginners and helping them overcome the problem of where to start. And more importantly to help them overcome the hindrance of doubt when they read all the debates about translations. Personally, I believe that it is more problematic to feel that one must learn Pali t...
by Kare
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 8655

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kare
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch
Replies: 7
Views: 4063

Re: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch

Can anyone recommend specific print editions of Sutta translations into German? I am looking for physical books. And it would be great if you could attest to the quality as well. Thanks! As for the Majjhima Nikaya I will highly recommend Kay Zumwinkel, "Die Lehrreden des Buddha aus der Mittleren Sa...
by Kare
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 8655

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kare
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: time travel what would you do
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: time travel what would you do

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by Kare
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 29
Views: 1155

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

Who cares? I care. "This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in th...
by Kare
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 29
Views: 1155

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

Who cares? I care. I care about my ancestors. By examining the archives I can follow my ancestors several hundred years back. I can se who they were, their names, where they lived, often also how they lived. A few of them were wealthy, but most of them were poor people, toiling from day to day to se...
by Kare
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: time travel what would you do
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: time travel what would you do

If I could travel in time, the first thing I would do, is to desperately try to find the Earth before my oxygen runs out. It travels at great speed through space, so even after a few seconds it would be gone ... :rolleye:
by Kare
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Digital Pali Reader (DPR) software program.
Replies: 42
Views: 11124

Re: Digital Pali Reader (DPR) software program.

I was wondering if anyone else here is using the Digital Pali Reader program. It works in conjunction with the Firefox browser in offline mode. Learning to use it seems to be quite difficult (at least for me!). I thought that it might be usefull to share tips about how to do things. Nowadays it won...
by Kare
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Visit to Bangkok
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Visit to Bangkok

Here is a list: https://www.travelfish.org/sight_profile/thailand/bangkok_and_surrounds/bangkok/bangkok/1983 When I was there (10 years ago) the Buddhist Bookshop in Phra Sumeru Street (in Thai: Thanon Phra Sumen), directly across from Wat Bovornivet, had a good selection of Buddhist literature. Mor...
by Kare
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 8655

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Why practice takes time
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by Kare
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 8655

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kare
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
Replies: 21
Views: 841

Re: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Scientists tend to jump to conclusions.
Rumour says that jumping to conclusions is accepted as a sport for the next Olympic Games.
by Kare
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 8655

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

When Laila and Bengt discovered that what the brochure called "a buddhist beach" was no printing error, after all.