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by Buckwheat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reintroduction from California
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Reintroduction from California

Hello, I was fairly active a few years back, but I was not strong enough to avoid the bickering that is so easy on a forum. While I had not posted in years, I frequently viewed the site. With the recent updates to the TOS and moving lounge and politics to an entirely different site, along with my de...
by Buckwheat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 28
Views: 1582

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

I’m baffled at the idea that the sutta’s lack detail. It seems I am closer to dhamma when I strip away the superfluous junk and trust the sutta.
by Buckwheat
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

I received that from Abhayagiri years ago. It is an excellent volume. One of only a few books I keep readily available.
by Buckwheat
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 257
Views: 67755

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Yes
by Buckwheat
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 130176

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/scien ... .html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

More data.
by Buckwheat
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

Re: Hello

hello,
if she really loves you she'll get over it... but you'll probably still have to escort her to church :juggling:
by Buckwheat
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: euthanasia
Replies: 158
Views: 8332

Re: euthanasia

thank you all for your wonderful comments. KB, sorry to hear you experiencing similar problems. in the end I was never truely tempted. She was sick for a few weeks, prolonged with medicines. when I went to work she was still purring in response to petting, but when I got back from work she was gone....
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: euthanasia
Replies: 158
Views: 8332

euthanasia

kalyanamitta,
I am witnessing a suffering, dying animal. Which sutta/vinaya deal with euthanasia?

metta,
Scott
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 56512

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

I have photocopied pages from books and illegally downloaded. my sila is not strong, but at least I can admit I was wrong.
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 56512

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

again,
Buckwheat wrote:... if copying things is all well and good, then I've got a $20 note that is about to become $20,000.
by Buckwheat
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eel wriggling vs inappropriate attention?
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Eel wriggling vs inappropriate attention?

if I remember correctly, the eel-wriggler is in the context of a discussion on kamma and rebirth (do actions have free will or determinism? do actions have results in this life and the next?) Buddha did not put refection on actions and their results in the category of inappropriate attention, so the...
by Buckwheat
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 56512

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

:oops:, the secret service already knocked on my door....

edit: oops, lied for a joke.
by Buckwheat
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 56512

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

well, if copying things is all well and good, then I've got a $20 note that is about to become $20,000.
by Buckwheat
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t
Replies: 44
Views: 4831

Re: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t

THANKS FOR THE ARTICLE, and thanks, Ben, for sharing. When the Buddha looked at corporate America, how much dust would he see on the eyes? Which teaching would he start with? Probably generosity and morality, with mindfulness supporting those actions. The American obsession with diet and exercise ha...
by Buckwheat
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 263
Views: 27129

Re: POTUS 2016

Dhammanando wrote:I generally favour the candidate who has most in common with Thomas Jefferson and Calvin Coolidge. This time it seems to be Rand Paul.
Calvin Coolidge?? With that obscure reference I have to ask.... are you a historian or a comedian?