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by perkele
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

Bhante isn't correct either, because bhante is a first-person form of address, and to speak of Bhante Such-and-Such in the third-person is incorrect. You mean "vocative" not "first person". The person being addressed in the vocative is always the second person ("you"). https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/...
by perkele
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sutta teachings about forgiveness
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Sutta teachings about forgiveness

AN 2.21: Bala-pandita Sutta is the first one that comes to mind for me (already mentioned by Sam Vara). But maybe that sutta is more about pardon, not forgiveness. I am not sure if, and in what way exactly, one should make a distinction between pardon and forgiveness. In SN 35.88 , Venerable Punna ...
by perkele
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How to apply colours to the text ?
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: How to apply colours to the text ?

Anyone can help to show adding colour to the writing and enlarge it in the post ? You can also add color by directly typing the BBCode into the text: [color=#7700ff]This is purple.[/color] This is purple. [color=#ff00ff]This is magenta.[/color] This is magenta. [color=#ff0000]This is red.[/color] T...
by perkele
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How to apply colours to the text ?
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: How to apply colours to the text ?

The colour selection button disappears below a certain screen or window width. So on smartphones it is not there. Looks like that's because of this CSS rule in https://dhammawheel.com/ext/spaceace/ajaxchat/styles/all/theme/ajax_chat.css at lines 562-564: @media only screen and (max-width: 550px), on...
by perkele
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma
Replies: 17
Views: 1688

Re: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma

So now I'm curious as to whether you find my elemental theory "hypothesis" at all credible? Did you experience worry, anxiety, sleeplessness between July 22 and sept21? Did you experience mental states related to earth and water like laziness, lust, timidness, dullness in the spring? And now in fal...
by perkele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Just a Hello

Hello! May dukkha give rise to insight for you. :anjali:
by perkele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 816

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

I see no homophobia or bigotry here. In my eyes these are perfectly reasonable logical deductions. But you two obviously disagree about the premises. I think it should be possible to challenge the opponent's premises without resorting to condescension and insults or crying "slander". I had actually ...
by perkele
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammatalks Icon
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Dhammatalks Icon

It think it would be best to direct your question to the contact email provided on dhammatalks.org. It says there: Please contact us at this email to: alert us to broken links, corrupted files, other trouble with the site; (When reporting trouble please indicate the hardware and software you are usi...
by perkele
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

I think this here is also very informative: "Essence of Tipiṭaka", from Burma, by U Ko Lay, student of Sayagyi U Ba Khin http://tipitaka.org/eot Not a simple checklist of names. But a short synopsis on every major section in the canon and of dozens if not hundreds of single suttas within them. Might...
by perkele
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Hell from doing metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Hell from doing metta?

I don't know why someone who is very virtuous, very giving can become a human in a favorable condition or a deva. Id rather do this than do metta and end up in hell. Well, it seems quite obvious to me that "metta cultivation leads to hell" (jhana-cultivation to any degree) is a non-sensical stateme...
by perkele
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Hell from doing metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Hell from doing metta?

Hell from doing metta? How could doing a good action lead to bad consequences? I have no idea. I also think that makes no sense and is probably a misinterpretation. It seems to contradict this categorical statement about kamma and vipaka: "Monks, these four types of kamma have been directly realize...
by perkele
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Have you laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints?

I don't what that highlighted quote means. It means, for example, when you're sitting on a train or bus, with your eyes wandering around, and you see a pretty girl's boobs, you don't grasp after the boobs with your mind. (See also: after-boob ) :anjali: As to the questions: 1. no 2. yes 3. not sure...
by perkele
Thu May 31, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 1092

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

the Dude's wisdom: :goodpost: Actually I am sorry that this may have come off as dismissive in a condescending way. What I meant is: I have no deeper reasoning to discuss, but just an opinion. That's all. I am just too fond of making silly jokes. It's an unwholesome habit that I probably should kee...
by perkele
Wed May 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 1092

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

And a dictionary compiled by a team of academics is smart and honest, and authoritative? Why -- can you justify your reasoning here? That's not my reasoning. So, no, I can't. I also would have assumed that there is probably a team of academics working for dictionary.com. But I'm not sure. As I said...
by perkele
Tue May 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Off-topic musings on: Dealing with break ups
Replies: 58
Views: 2122

Re: Dealing with break ups

I don't think it is a justifiable buddhist position to say that avoiding sexual relations with others, but habitually masturbating instead, is better than to engage in faithful sexual relations. And certainly it is not a mode of brahmacariya. easily justifiable -less entaglement -does not involve a...