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by nomad
Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?
Replies: 33
Views: 3585

Re: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?

Thanks for the wealth of recommendations. I'm going to give her a few choices and see what she likes best.

~nomad

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by nomad
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?
Replies: 33
Views: 3585

Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?

My mother, a devout Christian, has recently shown an interest in my study of Buddhism. She asked if I had any books to loan her so that she could learn more about what it is that I believe and practice. I have a few hard-copy books, but I am afraid that they may not be what she is looking for. I was...
by nomad
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Relationships

Dugu wrote:You mean did Buddha give any advice in getting a girlfriend? I don't think he did.
That made me smile today. :)

~nomad

:sage:
by nomad
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Random SQL errors
Replies: 18
Views: 2202

Re: Random SQL errors

There won't be any ads here, rest assured. If we need more storage or bandwith space, I will cover the cost or there could be a dana collection at some point in the future, if necessary, but right now we are only using a small fraction of our allowed storage and bandwith space. See also: http://dha...
by nomad
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Random SQL errors
Replies: 18
Views: 2202

Re: Random SQL errors

I’d rather pay a small fee than have to put up with ads.

~nomad

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by nomad
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: E-Sangha
Replies: 99
Views: 13785

Re: E-Sangha

When E-Sangha gets back up and running, it would be cool if you guys would stick around and post here too. It's been nice the past few days with the activity spike. :group: Metta Jack Agreed. There are new discussions appearing all over the board. I bid welcome to all E-Sangha refugees! I hope they...
by nomad
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday rowyourboat and I, Mudd
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Happy Birthday rowyourboat and I, Mudd

Happy Birf-day! :)

~nomad

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by nomad
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Focus.
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Focus.

I also think it would behove me to take breaks away from the constant draws on my attention and occasionally settle into someplace quiet where I cannot be reached. Well said. Depending on the task you’re trying to complete, you should find places where distractions are minimal. Fact: public librari...
by nomad
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is this design?
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: What is this design?

Jechbi wrote:That is a woman.
:thumbsup:

~nomad

:sage:
by nomad
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: interesting recomendation from amazon
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: interesting recomendation from amazon

Here's another miscalculation by Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1225555736/ref=sr_nr_n_10?ie=UTF8&rs=12279&bbn=297526&rnid=12279&rh=n%3A22%2Cn%3A12279%2Cn%3A297526" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The current Theravada bestsellers list and it has James Dobson's book, Night Light:...
by nomad
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is this design?
Replies: 5
Views: 617

What is this design?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but does anyone know what this design is? I think it’s really neat, but can’t find a name or a larger version of it anywhere online. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :anjali:
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~nomad

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by nomad
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana

Has anyone ever seen the Dhamma Brothers movie? I was thinking about buying the DVD, but I don’t know much about it besides what I saw in the trailer and read from a couple of professional critic reviews. Some critics panned it for cheesy reenactments, but praised it for its message. Any thoughts o...
by nomad
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana

Has anyone ever seen the Dhamma Brothers movie? I was thinking about buying the DVD, but I don’t know much about it besides what I saw in the trailer and read from a couple of professional critic reviews. Some critics panned it for cheesy reenactments, but praised it for its message. Any thoughts or...
by nomad
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Extraverts in Buddhism?
Replies: 23
Views: 3643

Re: Extraverts in Buddhism?

Wow. I’ve re-written a response to this thread about 15 times now. I wish I knew why it was so hard for me to write responses for this forum… Anyway, I’m mainly an introvert, but I can turn into an extravert if I’m in a comfortable crowd of people or doing some activity that I enjoy. My Dhamma study...
by nomad
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Space cadet...
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Space cadet...

Wholesome or not. It’s creepy.

~nomad

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by nomad
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How does the 'Silent Mind' affect the intellectual mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: How does the 'Silent Mind' affect the intellectual mind?

@Moggallana: Thanks for the link! I know of the Mind and life Institute, but to me it seems like its just a dialogue, not really "work", in terms of concrete results. I am somewhat confused by this statement. You seem to strongly support meditators and scientists sitting down to work together on re...
by nomad
Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261690

Re: Poll: Are you vegetarian/vegan?

I am a straight meat-eater, but hope that one day I can make a change and possibly go vegetarian. I’ve considered it on several occasions and even tried to abstain for a short amount of time, but it seems like too much of a change at this point in my life. I feel like I am too busy sorting out the m...
by nomad
Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello friends
Replies: 17
Views: 2573

Re: hello friends

Welcome, friend! :hello:

~nomad

:sage:
by nomad
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Message from Ben
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Message from Ben

I’ve lived in four U.S. States (New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, and Ohio), and I rarely have any problems with my network connection unless there’s severe weather outside. There was a period about a year ago where I lost my internet connection for 3 hours a day for an entire month in Texas. I was very ...
by nomad
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Hello all

Welcome! :)

~nomad

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