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by marc108
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana Practice and Study Group With Richard Shankman
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

Jhana Practice and Study Group With Richard Shankman

Jhana Practice and Study Group - You Can Participate Locally or Remotely A Series of Monthly Daylong Meetings for Deepening Concentration, Mindfulness & Insight With Richard Shankman and guest teachers Leigh Braisington, Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder If you do not live locally, all handouts, stu...
by marc108
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: It ain't easy
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: It ain't easy

LOLOL :rofl:
by marc108
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Homeopathy
Replies: 14
Views: 2455

Re: Homeopathy

There are no such things as "essences" via serial dilutions. agree with this completely. if you're interested in using supplements for your migrains look into: magnesium + vitamin b2 http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/migraine-headache http://www.lef.org/protocols/health_concerns/migrai...
by marc108
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

I know I'm evading your questions. I don't take them serious. I find them to be insincere. i promise you my questions are sincere and were born simply from my own ethical contemplation in regards to self-defense. i'm not suggestion Buddhists take up harming.. i'm just saying we shouldn't develop ri...
by marc108
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

Don't get involved if you're not part of that society. It's a matter of decency and humility. I think you would be hard pressed to find a single person on this planet who isn't in some way part of a society that has been attacked and effected by violent religious extremism. So lets say you, perkele...
by marc108
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

You might be reborn as a chicken, with your sensationalist apocalyptic visions. I don't find what I said to be sensationalist at all. It is, in fact, in line with the socio-political philosophies & goals of most extremist religious groups (mulsim or otherwise). Wipe out other religions, kill off an...
by marc108
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

Martin Po wrote: I want you to watch the vidio that i'am posted above.
i did. i dont see how it relates?
by marc108
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

Martin Po wrote:Marc, are you ready to kill ?
Imagine, you take a gun, and you blow his face off, becasue of his wrong view. Are you ready to do that?
Myself, personally... no. But nor am I will to disband the military in hopes my Metta will stop extremist groups from murdering.
by marc108
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

Is this a joke? no, and the quoted Sutta passage doesn't imply social pacifism. I'm not talking about non-violence as taken up by the practicing Buddhist as a personal practice, but a social concept and practice. still better than becoming the evil group oneself without even realizing it. what you'...
by marc108
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 7004

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

As far as the teaching of the Buddha is concerned, absolutely. There is no question about it. I don't believe you find this line of thinking reflected in the Suttas. The Buddha allowed monks to strike back to defend themselves. You don't find the Buddha advising pacifism or taking anti-war stances ...
by marc108
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lee Dhammadharo lineage
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Lee Dhammadharo lineage

you could call Ajahn Thanissaro and ask him
by marc108
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5987

Re: Going vegan!

It looks like researchers are still confused about the our ability to convert ALA to EPA and DHA and the benefit of ALA alone. I am more confused now. yes, the research has been all over the place. some studies show adequate conversion and some show almost none. it will vary according to diet & gen...
by marc108
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5987

Re: Going vegan!

hi Mojo, the flax seeds themselves contain toxic compounds that could possibly cause health problems in the long term. no one knows for sure, but I would suggest you avoid using the flax seed itself and use an oil. flax oil is also not suitable for cooking so the best way to consume it is either jus...
by marc108
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 52176

Re: your home altar/shrine

Crazy cloud wrote:Image

WOW! beautiful!
by marc108
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5987

Re: Going vegan!

Personally, I wouldn't bother with omega-3 oils. Recent research conducted on people with cardiovascular risk factors indicate omega 3 oils have no health benefits. (N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1800-1808May 9, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1205409). Respectfully, what you are doing is incorrectly extrapolating...
by marc108
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5987

Re: Going vegan!

I asked if I should take an Omega-3 supplement or switch from olive to canola oil and he didn't seem to think I needed to. He said to continue taking my multivitamin, and recommended the cheapest I could find. It has 18mcg (300% rda) B12 which would be my main concern. congratulations on all your s...
by marc108
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The law of attraction
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: The law of attraction

absolute nonsense. try it and see if you win the lottery. :jumping:
by marc108
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Upcoming College Grad Looking for Advice on Jobs/Moving
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Re: Upcoming College Grad Looking for Advice on Jobs/Moving

No problem. Bhavana Society retreats fill up quickly and well ahead of time so plan accordingly. A lot of popular places like Abhayagiri are using a lottery system I believe. Also just FYI, Wat Metta in San Diego is basically a year round retreat center... you just need to call and make sure they ha...
by marc108
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Upcoming College Grad Looking for Advice on Jobs/Moving
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Re: Upcoming College Grad Looking for Advice on Jobs/Moving

congrats on your upcoming graduation. my suggestion, first off, would be to do at least 2-4 weeks of retreat immediately after your graduate. you likely wont be able to get that much time off again during the first few years of work. do whatever you have to do to go on retreat... borrow money, skip ...
by marc108
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: To what extent can you trust the voice within?
Replies: 40
Views: 5696

Re: To what extent can you trust the voice within?

to the same extend that your mind has been purified.