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by Tyler
Thu May 17, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Livelihood
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Right Livelihood

Hi Tyler, have you thought of an ethical plan? I know there are some policies and groups who, for all purposes, choose to inverst in companies who are ethical, i.e. no arms dealers, only fair trade... you may be able to get a plan from such a company, or start investing in such a company oneself? y...
by Tyler
Fri May 11, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Livelihood
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Right Livelihood

Yeah, it really opens up a very interesting discussion for me. I know a lot of people are not as willing to really look at what the company they work for does necessarily and it probably hurts me in the long run in terms of finances since I can't help but consider intentions. I have always wondered ...
by Tyler
Wed May 09, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Livelihood
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Right Livelihood

You are both right. As Kim said, the precepts are not legalistic, thats why I am curious about where certain members draw the line. I will admit that the example about the 401k plan was something that happened with me. After graduating from college I took a job with a retirement plan and the guy sel...
by Tyler
Wed May 09, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Livelihood
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Right Livelihood

Hey Dhamma Wheel, I have been doing some thinking about right livelihood recently and what everyone's role is in it. We all seem to contribute to wrong livelihood for someone in someway somehow. What do you think our responsibility is when money leaves our hands? For instance, many jobs offer 401k p...
by Tyler
Mon May 07, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: MCA RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: MCA RIP

Sad news and interesting to hear how he planted the seeds of Buddhism within your mind. I saw them play live in Bangkok some years back. I saw them in Dusseldorf about 8 years ago. It was a really great show. Lots of energy and it really showed the power of music to me. I was studying abroad from t...
by Tyler
Sat May 05, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: MCA RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 411

MCA RIP

I dont know how many Hip Hop fans we have on Dhamma Wheel but yesterday Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away. They were a big part of my childhood and Adam planted little seeds of Buddhism throughout their music with songs like the Bodhisattva Vow. I heard the words as a youth and became curio...
by Tyler
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 10-day goenka retreat
Replies: 135
Views: 26195

Re: 10-day goenka retreat

I searched Goenka retreat on the forum and got here. Someone recently told me about them so I thought I would see if you all discussed them before. I was surprised when I realized that so many of you that are active on this forum have experience with them. It is good to read what you all have to say...
by Tyler
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Philip K. Dick
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Philip K. Dick

I am currently reading Valis as it was the one that was given to me. I can't remember the last time I read a science fiction book. Maybe I just haven't found my niche within the genre yet. I will have to check your suggestions out Kim. =] Hi, Tyler, If you're coming back to SF after a gap, a great ...
by Tyler
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here, seeking some advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: New here, seeking some advice

Welcome AMSproductions

:smile:
by Tyler
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings fellow seekers
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Greetings fellow seekers

Welcome MtRaven

:smile:
by Tyler
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Hello Everyone.

Welcome Bakmoon

:smile:
by Tyler
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Philip K. Dick
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Philip K. Dick

I am currently reading Valis as it was the one that was given to me.

I can't remember the last time I read a science fiction book. Maybe I just haven't found my niche within the genre yet. I will have to check your suggestions out Kim. =]
by Tyler
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Philip K. Dick
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Philip K. Dick

Have any of you ever read any Philip K. Dick? I read some when I was very young but don't recall too much. I have never been a huge fan of the film adaptations of his work but am more familiar with them. Recently a friend recommended that I try some out again. I cracked open one and it is pretty far...
by Tyler
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 33016

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Don,
Your honesty in this matter is commendable. The website in the original post is very interesting. I wish you the best on your quest. The personal benefit will be immeasurable and freeing! :)

With Metta,
Tyler
by Tyler
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why I Hate Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 3144

Re: Why I Hate Buddhism

mikenz66 wrote:Here is a very long thread about Daniel Ingram and DhO:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5569" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Mike
Thanks, I will check it out!
by Tyler
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Your Favourite Sutta for Lay Practice?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: Your Favourite Sutta for Lay Practice?

Mahanidana Sutta; The Great Discourse on Origination

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
by Tyler
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why I Hate Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 3144

Re: Why I Hate Buddhism

Hi Tyler DhO have been discussed here, and the Hardcore Movement in general. Sekha the terms you couldn't find mean a learner; one who is in the course of perfection. as noted above. Sekya is probably a misspelling. Right I know the term Sekha but I was talking about it in regards to searching the ...
by Tyler
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha omniscient as to the future
Replies: 27
Views: 1592

Re: Was the Buddha omniscient as to the future

Previously posted in another thread: Hello all, Maybe what the Buddha himself said would be of interest? Buddha's omniscience Omniscience is 1 : having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight 2 : possessed of universal or complete knowledge. Omniscience doesn't mean having psychic powers ~ m...
by Tyler
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why I Hate Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 3144

Re: Why I Hate Buddhism

and what does DhO mean? http://www.dharmaoverground.org/web/guest" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :anjali: Mike I visited the DhO forum just now. The nature of their posts are very similar to Creekist's initial posts in which they exclaim having achieved certain levels of attainment....
by Tyler
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Vignette...
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: A Vignette...

Yes, unfortunately, nutrition and those who provide it are usually considered low on the pole. All that was expected of food service workers on the unit where I worked was to get the right tray to the right patient at the right time with the right items (ie, consistent with the type of diet the pat...