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by perkele
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: retro, here
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: retro, here

well, at some point i would like to have those posts edited, they are only a few. and i hope that i will be given the chance to submit the proper texts and images instead of them just deleting the portions of the posts Yes, the inability to edit old posts has its drawbacks. And it may seem too cumb...
by perkele
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: retro, here
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: retro, here

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39137427/fb-and-linkedin-apis-are-not-working-in-private-window-mode-ff This is almost two years old, but I suppose it won't have changed. Firefox considers the Facebook JS SDK to be a “tracker” script – justifiably so IMHO, because we’ve all read how much data F...
by perkele
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1950

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

He is going through the same process as with North Korea. Remember the "Fire and fury"? Remember the "I hope we can be friends some day"? Yes. See what direction NK/US relations are going now? I actually don't. Expect to see the same with Russia. Hmm... Relax, it's all going to be okay. (Except for...
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 787

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

everything seems set up and intentional otherwise a Buddha is a lucky accident I don't think it's accidental the planes of existence for example Beings are heirs to their kamma (intention), according to the Dhamma. What you say seems to accord with that. However, it seemed that your first statement...
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 787

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

in heaven and hell, those people remember their previous life In many stories from the Pali canon that is the case. But not always. There is the case of "the Great Brahma" who was the first who came to inhabit the empty Brahma heaven after the "rebirth" of the "world system", and hence was deluded ...
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1950

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Greetings,

The Art of the Deal...



Metta,
Paul. :)
What is the deal here?

I seriously do not understand.
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1950

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

The UK and France are also involved in this punitive action. Just like people, from time to time it’s necessary to awaken lesser global states such as Russia and Syria with an action that asserts the true reality. Please explain. 1. What "true reality" should the "lesser global state" (what the hec...
by perkele
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind lives on after death?
Replies: 40
Views: 1495

Re: Mind lives on after death?

Asking what is mind, the answer that arise is. Mind is created by thoughts, you can not point at mind because it does not exist, How can this be you ask? The you or I are only a human way of thinking. in understanding of mind after death i ask what is death? only an trasformation of consiousness is...
by perkele
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 218
Views: 7728

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

oncereturner wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:50 pm
When I face hard decisions, I usually do a calculation. The maths show that health is more important than money. I wrote down every possible positive and negative outcomes. The balance is clearly health.

:namaste:
.
MN 75 wrote:Freedom from disease: the foremost good fortune.
by perkele
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: new emoticons
Replies: 0
Views: 91

new emoticons

I have fiddled a bit with the emoticons and created some new ones from old ones. I think they could be a useful addition for the possibilities of not-so-verbal communication here, to be possibly included into the collection of existing emoticons. As long as they are not included with bbcodes one cou...
by perkele
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Constant lack of energy
Replies: 44
Views: 842

Re: Constant lack of energy

I've considered taking vitamin D pills. Not sure if they would work. Is there a brand you would recommend? I think vitamin D pills helped me in winter when I was in Finland where there was only sunlight for a few hours a day, but it was still a "shock to the system" (and similar, but opposite, with...
by perkele
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Distinction between cult and religion
Replies: 24
Views: 369

Re: Distinction between cult and religion

I have no problem with calling this group a cult. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/apr/07/cult-oregon-1980s-terror-netflix-documentary-wild-country?CMP=fb_gu Just saw a YouTube video last night touching upon that particular cult (and about cults in general), probably spawned by watchin...
by perkele
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is stealing always wrong?
Replies: 62
Views: 1213

Re: Is stealing always wrong?

I guess it is just a strong difference in perspective. It seems that the perspective exemplified here by the phrase "asap" looks arrogant and haughty to you, so that you think: How can someone speak like that of nibbana, the highest ultimate goal, enlightenment, to reach nibbana "asap", in such an a...
by perkele
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is stealing always wrong?
Replies: 62
Views: 1213

Re: Is stealing always wrong?

Off topic but it needs to get thrashed out - Is there a single member in this forum who believes we can attain "Nibbana asap" no matter how good we are at meditation and how quickly we left home to become a monk? Is Nibbana your goal or is becoming as Dhammic as possible your goal? If "Nibbana asap...
by perkele
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding two sutta references
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Finding two sutta references

The first is a mention that we should act for the well-being and benefit for ourselves, for others, for ourselves and others and for the world. (This was a quote mentioned by Gil Fronsdal in a talk found here: https://audiodharma.org/teacher/1/talk/8487/venue/IMC/20171210-Gil_Fronsdal-IMC-buddhist_...
by perkele
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dana
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Dana

I don't know about specific rules now, but I think as far as I have heard, monks are not allowed to ask for many things directly, except when they are invited to do so, and, in case of an emergency, like starving, freezing, dehydrating, sickness: for food, water, shelter and medicine, i.e. the four ...
by perkele
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)
Replies: 68
Views: 1152

Re: mettā in commentarial tradition (refutation)

i searched and have not found "the Blessed One’s saying: I visited all quarters with my mind Nor found I any dearer than myself; Self is likewise to every other dear; Who loves himself will never harm another (S I 75; Ud 47)" in an actual sutta i have found http://obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya/pts/s...
by perkele
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: graphic content

When I was a small child, not an infant anymore, but not yet much able to understand much of the language my parents spoke, I was worried that I might become so wrapped up in my identity like they were. It seemed to me that I was much freer because I was not yet bound so much into this arbitrary ide...
by perkele
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!

A very merry un-birthday to you, Dmytro.

You have been remembered here as well.

:anjali:
by perkele
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Credulity
Replies: 91
Views: 1717

Re: Credulity

unless you want to define Nibbana in some way which makes it ontologically real. There have been discussions about it here as well. As far as I understand it is correct to state that according to classical Theravada teachings, nibbana is an ontological reality. I don't know about realism, relativit...