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by perkele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 156

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: 609

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: 243

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: 370

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: 519

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: 519

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: 173

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: 873

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: 873

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: 1829

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...
by perkele
Tue May 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 873

Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Not sure if maybe better suited for the Lounge, but it's slightly political. From Twitter: The words "mansplain" and "manspread" are hate speech yet I see so many people who oppose hate speech using these words. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech Well, actually, mansplaining refers to the practice of...
by perkele
Tue May 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Off-topic musings on: Dealing with break ups
Replies: 58
Views: 1829

Re: Dealing with break ups

Not really wanting to harp on this much, but as a word of advice: I think dictionary.com should not be accepted as an authority on the definition of English words. They are often very inaccurate, discard established conventional meanings in favour of dumbed-down retard newspeak. I'd rather recommend...
by perkele
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?

be sure you haven't put them on inside out....they should not pop slide and move when you put them on with the correct side to your eye.... :roll: Thanks. Yes, that was another thing I had to learn. :o Figured it out after two days. :P (Update: Eye drops seem to be helping so far. More than four ho...
by perkele
Wed May 23, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?

Thanks for all the replies! I've worn contacts for about 10 years now, only the soft kind. I now use dailies, which I prefer and never have had problems with. Buying contact lenses "over-the-counter" is definitely a bad idea. A licensed eye doctor needs to prescribe them so that they can get the bes...
by perkele
Wed May 23, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Anyone here wearing contact lenses?

Hello! I'm having trouble with my eyes and coming to ask here as a last resort. I am quite strongly short-sighted (-3.25 dpt on the left, -3.75 dpt on the right). I just broke my glasses a few days ago and now I have to wait at least one more week before I get new ones. So I bought off-the-shelf con...