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by ancientbuddhism
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self ? What is soul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 1948

Re: What is self ? What is soul ?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:57 pm
The Ananda sutta is emphasising not self, rather than no self.

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The Ānanda Sutta (SN. 44.10) emphasises neither. It only indicates who is a suitable audience for the sublime instructions of doctrine of anatta 'no-self'.
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Alternative Forms of Vipassana
Replies: 35
Views: 1648

Re: Alternative Forms of Vipassana

Dharmasherab wrote:Does any one know of resources on these alternate forms of Vipassana?
There is the Mahasati practice taught by Luangpor Teean Jittasubho. His basic modality is given in To One That Feels.

A testimonial I like on this method is Bright and Shining Mind in a Disabled Body by Kampol Thongbunnum
by ancientbuddhism
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: ACA mandate removed
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: ACA mandate removed

Thanks for posting that. I did not have health insurance last year because my payment would have been around $1,300/month. This year I have insurance which is costing me about $900/mo. ACA has been devastating for many individuals and families. Even effecting group Ins. Plans through employers to w...
by ancientbuddhism
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: ACA mandate removed
Replies: 5
Views: 435

ACA mandate removed

Major Blow to Obamacare Mandate: IRS Won't Reject Tax Returns That Don't Answer Health Insurance Question

Could this be the beginning of the end? ACA has been the greatest shylock since the forming of the IRS.
by ancientbuddhism
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

["Now Hiring"] You post this meme in all seriousness? Some seriousness, certainly. Historically, a primary source of cheap unskilled and semi-skilled labour has been a pool of non-white not-quite-citizens. (I will let you cast your mind over US history for the succession of groups filling the role ...
by ancientbuddhism
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

(tangentially on/off-topic) I once worked in a small company in SF owned by a guy who's father immigrated here back then, had been a high-ranking minister in the Shah's regime. He was quite cultured -- practiced, very seriously, Zoroastrian religion. Yes. I worked in a shop with Parvīz, a co-worker...
by ancientbuddhism
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

Kim OHara wrote: Image
You post this meme in all seriousness? You share lyndon taylor's point of view of U.S. labor. How simple of you.
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

Here's a model for a successful business, you fire all your hardworking immigrant labourers, hire white trash with drug and alcohol problems who haven't held a job in years. And see if your productivity improves. The imagine doing that on a country wide basis, one big giant recipe for disaster and ...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

The US is selling $100 billion worth of weapons to Saudis, some of which the UN has found end up in ISIS hands. Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion: report Trump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain blocked by Obama This is something that has always perp...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

Mexico, and other countries, have many ways to create a prolonged crisis for the Trump Admin if they choose to. And that is the plan it seems. Mexicans Vow to Fight Trump by Jamming U.S. Courts Which may not give the results they want. Going to court to argue their right to violate immigration laws...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

Re: Executive Action of Deportations

DJT may not be the 'art of the deal' but he does have a knack for manipulation.
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Executive Action of Deportations
Replies: 50
Views: 2539

U.S. Immigration Enforcement has a President Now

Fear spreads in L.A. after immigration ‘raid,’ advocates claim. Officials say arrests are ‘routine.” Downtown Protesters Claim ICE Sweeps Of Immigrants Are Spiking Mexico Preparing for Uptick in Deportations Tamaulipas President of the Chamber of Commerce, Julio Cesar Almanza Armas, said they aren’...