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by Kare
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Digital Pali Reader (DPR) software program.
Replies: 42
Views: 9551

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
Topic: Visit to Bangkok
Replies: 7
Views: 174

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
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 75
Views: 2244

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Why practice takes time
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by Kare
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 75
Views: 2244

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kare
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
Replies: 21
Views: 438

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
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 75
Views: 2244

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

When Laila and Bengt discovered that what the brochure called "a buddhist beach" was no printing error, after all.
by Kare
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How Buddhism inspired David Hume
Replies: 32
Views: 1322

Re: How Buddhism inspired David Hume

According to Christopher L. Beckwith there may be a connection Buddha > Pyrrho > Hume. I recommend reading his book, "Greek Buddha". Some of his assertions are controversial, but still interesting. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Greek-Buddha-Pyrrhos-Encounter-Buddhism/dp/0691166447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...
by Kare
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reading just the Tipitaka
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Reading just the Tipitaka

Enjoy the Pali suttas. Here is a site where you not only find the texts in Pali, but also in several translations. Comparing different translations can be useful, but most useful of all is to read the Pali texts themselves.

https://suttacentral.net
by Kare
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What in heaven's name is a chakra?
Replies: 30
Views: 1117

Re: What in heaven's name is a chakra?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
BlueLotus wrote:Ohhhhhh!! Then what is it?
Chakras are a Hindu teaching from the Yogic tradition, which has infiltrated some Buddhist traditions. Just ignore it, and learn what the Buddha actually taught.
:goodpost:
by Kare
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 88389

Re: Joke!!!

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by Kare
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 2300

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

I have heard that in some remote parts of Norway near the Swedish border, they speak Norwegian with a heavy accent. Hop across the border, and they speak Swedish with a heavy accent. Yet the groups on either side of the border are actually speaking in exactly the same way! Is this true? The dialect...
by Kare
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 40
Views: 2053

Re: How old are you?

Although the answer to every question of course should be 42, I have to dissent and answer 74.
by Kare
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Most Compact Pali Canon
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Most Compact Pali Canon

I once got a small publication from the Buddhist Publication Society, called "Buddha-Vacanam", by Nyanatiloka Mahathera, 1968. Soft cover, only 84 pages. It contains some essential texts in Pali, and I found it very handy and useful. There also exists an English version, "The Word of the Buddha".
by Kare
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 88389

Re: Joke!!!

Buddhist joke:
by Kare
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik
Replies: 30
Views: 2300

Re: The Buddha spoke pali by Stefan Karpik

It is very interesting to read these discussions of the language of the Buddha. The more I read of these, the more I am reminded of the language situation in Norway. We have a great variety of dialects throughout the country. The dialects are are spoken, and sometimes also written, and with a few ex...
by Kare
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 88389

Re: Joke!!!

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by Kare
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: How did historical Buddha looked like?
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

The Vakkali Sutta gives a precise description:

"Enough, Vakkali! What is there to see in this vile body? He who sees Dhamma, Vakkali, sees me; he who sees me sees Dhamma. Truly seeing Dhamma, one sees me; seeing me one sees Dhamma."
by Kare
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist text and the Tipitaka
Replies: 30
Views: 1087

Re: Buddhist text and the Tipitaka

Take a look at Sutta Central. There you will find the texts in the original languages and translated into several languages, all for free. Even my translations into Norwegian can be found there. They are also freely available at my own site, http://dhamma.priv.no
by Kare
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 88389

Re: Joke!!!

Heard at the airport: Travellers to Nirvana please go to Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi, svaha.
by Kare
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Old Guy

Welcome and greetings from another old guy, 74. :hello: