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by MJH
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Be prepared
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Be prepared

Uhh... not to make light of the current situation in the middle east. But WWI was started because of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. And numerous political alliances that drew the various European powers into conflict. So I don't really see the parallels. I also don't thi...
by MJH
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Farewell Blackbird!
Replies: 60
Views: 9052

Re: Farewell Blackbird!

pilgrim wrote:Did I miss "the story?". Was it posted elsewhere?
I know this is an older thread and I hate to bump it, but I was wondering the same thing.
by MJH
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Fisherman pants
Replies: 11
Views: 3671

Re: Fisherman pants

by MJH
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who can vote in the U.S.A.?
Replies: 21
Views: 1651

Re: Who can vote in the U.S.A.?

Hello all, I heard yesterday that there is a way for Companies to vote in the U.S.A. - but haven't been able to verify this. Can any of our American members comment on this - is it correct or incorrect? with metta Chris I'm sorry, but I think that someone has misinformed you. I remember hearing not...
by MJH
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is halloween dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Is halloween dead?

When I lived in the states, I always found that Sunday nights were the worst for halloween. Most of the little kids have their parties on Saturday and the big kids aren't really going to be trick or treating anyway. Different kinds of fun for them! :jumping:
by MJH
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sports craze in San Francisco
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Sports craze in San Francisco

Now the Giants must face the Texas Rangers in what Americans like to call the "World Series." LOL I've heard that the real reason it's called the "World series" is because it was originally sponsored by the defunct New York newspaper "The World". And the name just stuck.... But since the Dodgers ar...
by MJH
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only in America
Replies: 39
Views: 2328

Re: Only in America

One thing worth noting is that "America" is HUGE. This is so true and I have a feeling that most people really don't understand that. For our Europe friends, America is almost like 50 different countries that happen to share the same language and currency. Individual states have different laws and ...
by MJH
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: No intention = no kamma?
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: No intention = no kamma?

Bubbabuddhist wrote:Hope this isn't too silly a posting. I thought it might help. It's hard to live in this world without inadvertently harming little things. I just try to do so as little as possible.
Not silly at all. Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
by MJH
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: No intention = no kamma?
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: No intention = no kamma?

If you want to make up for it, go buy some birdseed, go to the park and feed his hungry friends. :smile: Very good idea! Thanks. The bird was careless and flew in front of a moving car, the bird got the results of that kamma. It sounds like you did the best you could under the circumstances, why wo...
by MJH
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: No intention = no kamma?
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: No intention = no kamma?

The trouble with the notion of "no intention = no kamma" is that I don't think there is any such thing as an unintentional action, there are just unintentional results.... ....For an action to be unintentional it would have to be out of ones control, my arm never spontaneously darts into the air wi...
by MJH
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha is fake
Replies: 74
Views: 13011

Re: Buddha is fake

Whether or not he has ordained doesn't matter much. The story is boring and pointless. Well..... maybe it is, maybe it isn't. That is up to each individual. However, it is important that we respond to monks with respect. And just for the record, I am not singling anyone out. I just wanted it to be ...
by MJH
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha is fake
Replies: 74
Views: 13011

Re: Buddha is fake

Just so people know, I believe that fabianfred has ordained.

I want to ordain..but....debt

Just something to keep in mind when and how we address him. :namaste:
by MJH
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in rebirth?
Replies: 193
Views: 12036

Re: Do you believe in rebirth?

Yes :smile:
by MJH
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mass panic at loveparade
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

Re: Mass panic at loveparade

2 times.... The first was a few years back at Octoberfest (the real one in München). We had gotten there early to try and get into one of the halls. For those who have never been to Octoberfest there a number of large beer halls and most of the seating is 1st come 1st serve. So, when the doors open ...
by MJH
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: When Buddhists get a tick....
Replies: 129
Views: 11805

Re: When Buddhists get a tick....

You cant BREAK the precepts. They are not commandments or laws. They are guidelines for personal morality. Rules for training. They have to be interpreted by rational reflection not just a stampede to the nearest literalist interpretation in all circumstances. The idea of the first precept is to pr...
by MJH
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan Items
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Tibetan Items

Since there aren't any groups near by, maybe you could mail it to a group?

Edit: You might find a group here....

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/province. ... ince_id=34" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by MJH
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tipitaka gift for Norway 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Tipitaka gift for Norway 2009

I can't believe that I forgot to post about this...... :embarassed: Last year I shot and edited a quick video for the Norsk Buddhistforbundet (Norwegian Buddhist Union). It's basically the giving of the Tipitaka from the Thai government to the Buddhistforbundet. Just thought some here might like to ...
by MJH
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rehab temple
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Rehab temple

Intresting article from CNN....
Rehab temple
by MJH
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Super Bowl today!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1592

Re: Super Bowl today!!!

bodom wrote: The Super Bowl really should be a national holiday here in the states.
:jumping:

To be fair, the reason I take the day off is because the game isn't over until 4am here.
by MJH
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Super Bowl today!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1592

Re: Super Bowl today!!!

I watched here in Norway too! Lot's of fun.... in fact, I took today off from work! I do it every year! :woohoo:

Does it count that I'm an American expat? :smile: