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by Nori
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The heart as the physical base of the mind?
Replies: 31
Views: 4165

Re: The heart as the physical base of the mind?

"Mind" is a western conception/word/symbol and maybe the closest idea we have to the Pali citta. In the Pali Text Society dictionary we have: Citta2 (nt.) [Sk. citta, orig. pp. of cinteti, cit, cp. yutta> yuñjati, mutta>muñcati. On etym. from cit. see cinteti]. I. Meaning: the heart (psychologically...
by Nori
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can physical pain not be dukkha?
Replies: 20
Views: 3044

Re: How can physical pain not be dukkha?

Like somebody mentioned here.. it is 'mental', though it certainly seems inevitable and has a natural tendency toward, grief/suffering/aversion. I recall a time I was playing tennis or something like that and I was so focused on the game that I did not realize that I was slashing and stabbing my bod...
by Nori
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Suicidal
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Suicidal

If one wanted to commit suicide, then probably, he is already in "hell", so to speak. It is a state of great aversion, a nonacceptance of the current state of affairs; an unwholesome mental state. This may be due to unwholesome qualities/conditions (e.g. pride, greed, etc.) According to the Buddha, ...
by Nori
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to make the breath interesting?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: How to make the breath interesting?

According to the Buddha it is just that - *Desire for sensual pleasure* (one form of which is A.K.A. - "boredom"), that is the root cause of suffering and rebirth. Maybe by meditating, one is trying to detach himself from (or abstain) from sensual pleasure (similar to, for example, a heroin addict w...
by Nori
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15421

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

If you are involved in a sphere only bad things come from not being involved in that sphere. Lay people living in the regular world to pay attention to and be involved with the politics there. A failure to do could impair their ability to live there and enjoy the dhamma. :thumbsup: In the Mangala S...
by Nori
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

PeterB wrote:You are not listening are you Nori ?
You are being told very politely and quite clearly that DW is not the place for this.
Of course I listened, why would you desire to censor one particular piece of news over another (both of which have nothing to do with Buddhism)?
by Nori
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Let's see, here are some of the topics on this section: -Poll: Universal Healthcare In The U.S. -Joke!!! -Tata develops a car to run on Air! You see, this is why it is called the 'Lounge' because it does not necessarily have anything to do with Buddhism. Some of the topics in this section *do* have ...
by Nori
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

I know many people here believe that the existence of a conspiracy is a ridiculous idea. However, looking into the history of the many great empires of the past, one will observe, that there is no shortage of conspiracies, propaganda and deception employed by its leaders in order to manipulate its c...
by Nori
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

What rot... Yes, what rubbish.. Metallurgical and PH. D. Chemical engineers telling you that *enough heat could not be produced in an office fire to melt steel* (even with the presence of high grade kerosene/jet fuel). They must either be lying or out of their minds.. Or the fact that 3 independent...
by Nori
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

Hardly. Many people stay calm in crisis situations, and many people freak out, and many people shut off. They interviewed someone calm, with the ability to think clearly. The point was *not* only that the guy sounded calm and like an infomercial, (oddly wearing a Harley Davidson baseball hat and T-...
by Nori
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

Out of all the evidence I have observed, the funniest has to be this "random spectator" they interviewed, literally, minutes after the two towers fell. The spectator voluntarily explains to the newscaster that the two towers fell - "Due to structural failure because the fires were too intense." Whic...
by Nori
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

it is entirely possible that a building could collapse in this fashion by an internal fire which weakens the support structures and then causes collapse... what can be seen easily enough is that some who do buy into this or that conspiracy theory do a very good job of ignoring facts.. Talk about ig...
by Nori
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

also not too surprised to see that the only engineer that I noticed was a chemical engineer and so probably not much of a structural collapse expert...... chownah The person first to speak is a demolition expert. He does this on a daily basis. The person heading the movement is a chief architect, a...
by Nori
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

And frankly, I find it offensive. You find educated, and qualified people expressing their opinions on what happened, and presenting sound evidence offensive? --- Anyway, I am very surprised. If a petition of 1500 qualified and authoritative people, who agree on what occurred cannot convince you, t...
by Nori
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

Ben wrote:Yes Nori I did watch it.
(the whole thing?)

and... rubbish?
by Nori
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

I am actually very surprised by the responses.

Just to take a poll: did anyone actually watch the 15 min documentary and think it is nonsense?

Or is it the case that it is dismissed without watching it?

Be honest please..
by Nori
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

Hell, my old boss, who is a world-class professor of mathematics believed it was all Israeli conspiracy. Bobby Fischer believed the Jews were out to get him too, and he was one hell of a smart guy. What conclusion can one draw from this? I say, intelligence does not equal rational judgment. They ar...
by Nori
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: conspiracy theory threads
Replies: 38
Views: 1842

Re: conspiracy theory threads

I agree, conspiracy theories promote negativity and seem to take up peoples lives in unwholesome ways. I have seen this with family members and its just tiresome and sad. Thanks for this thread Tilt. Chris The problem, as I see it, with conspiracy theories is insidious negative mind-set that they e...
by Nori
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5673

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

Hell, my old boss, who is a world-class professor of mathematics believed it was all Israeli conspiracy. Bobby Fischer believed the Jews were out to get him too, and he was one hell of a smart guy. What conclusion can one draw from this? I say, intelligence does not equal rational judgment. They ar...