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by pulga
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 601
Views: 32653

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Not that I necessarily agree with the position, but here's a passage from Ven. Bodhi's Noble Eightfold Path that touches upon the matter of "kammic weight". He's drawing from HRH Prince Vajirañanavarorasa's The Five Precepts and the Five Ennoblers : While the Buddha’s statement on non-injury is quit...
by pulga
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

A bit of Southern wisdom from the late, great Joe South.

by pulga
Mon May 28, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The best UFO report I've ever read
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: The best UFO report I've ever read

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 11:24 pm

So cool!
Agreed. Fascinating.
by pulga
Sun May 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 30529

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Mr Man wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:09 pm

Try this blog post pulga.

Tommy Robinson And Reporting Restrictions

http://zelo-street.blogspot.co.uk/2018/ ... rting.html
Thank you. We don't have reporting restrictions in the United States. Aren't juries sequestered in the U.K.?
by pulga
Sun May 27, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 30529

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Breach of the peace? Just how big is this story surrounding the arrest of Tommy Robinson? It seems to have ignited something of a backlash from those concerned about their right to speak freely in the U.K..

EDL's Tommy Robinson gets arrested after filming outside court
by pulga
Sat May 26, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 125692

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Kim OHara wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 am

The best solution to our power needs, of course, is demand reduction.
I fully concur with you on that point.
by pulga
Fri May 25, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 57
Views: 2056

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Democrats voted against it, because I don't really think they want the problem solved. Had the DACA dilemma been resolved it would have been a huge political win for the President, something seemingly intolerable to the Democrats these days. Hopefully their cynicism didn't go unnoticed to many of t...
by pulga
Thu May 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 57
Views: 2056

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Either its legal, or it isn't. If it isn't, then apply the law. If it isn't, but we want it to be, change the law. The sheer size of the problem and the proposed solutions are daunting. In 1986 an amnesty was signed into law by Ronald Reagan, giving two to three million illegal immigrants citizensh...
by pulga
Thu May 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 57
Views: 2056

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

I don't know how much of it is from President Trump and how much of it is from Jeff Sessions who seems to have a zeal against all illegal immigration, but the Trump administration does seem to be too hard on undocumented immigrants these days. Trump the candidate vowed that he would target only viol...
by pulga
Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?

The reality is below: The expected April surplus, meanwhile, isn’t keeping the U.S. from running a wider budget deficit for the fiscal year to date. For the first seven months of the budget year, the shortfall totals $382 billion, or $37 billion more than the same period a year ago, CBO estimates. ...
by pulga
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 1106

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

It appears Venerable Ñanavira would have agreed there is an issue here. One possible explanation (to overcome the fake impression) is the Buddha was speaking to a person (Pukkusati) that did not know the Buddhist teachings; thus the Buddha spoke in the conventional everyday language of his Indian s...
by pulga
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 1106

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

While I think the translation of " termination of life " for " jīvitapariyādānā " is OK, how can Nibbana occur " paraṃ maraṇā " as described in MN 140? :shrug: Any opinions? It's a variant reading that seems to have been preferred by the Burmese, at least it's in the Chattha Sangayana edition of th...