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by Cittasanto
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: First Do No Harm
Replies: 83
Views: 4413

Re: First Do No Harm

i believe reconstructive surgery is only cosmetic in aim but that it obviously can cause harm as one can die during surgery; it takes labor and resources. hormones must be taken that can also harm, also take resources. Any surgery has its risks. however I would no sooner advise a cancer patient not...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meditation Book
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Meditation Book

Hi, I don't have a teacher at present, and sometimes I find myself flittering bevtween practises. What I would like is a meditation manual that closely follows Sutta. Preferably from the Forest Tradition, something that takes you step by step from beginning Samatha to Jhana and Insight, and doesn't...
by Cittasanto
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tips for dealing with intrusive noise when practicing mindfulness?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Tips for dealing with intrusive noise when practicing mindfulness?

I work very hard to maintain mindfulness throughout the day, stopping every half hour to note how mindful I was in last 30 minutes. I find that intrusive noises - barking dogs, children shrieking, etc - really draw me away from whatever my object of concentration is. The fact you recognize this is ...
by Cittasanto
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: First Do No Harm
Replies: 83
Views: 4413

Re: First Do No Harm

i'm transgender, not 'transitioning' Are you planning to? and i believe reconstructive surgery is overall harmful. How? Can you give your reasons for this belief? the issue is harmful attitudes by society of gender, NOT anyone's inherent physicality. If someone has an issue with the gender they wer...
by Cittasanto
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: about the 5th precept
Replies: 41
Views: 1411

Re: about the 5th precept

it seems many jump on the line, interpreting the 5th precept to be more than just alcohol (fermented drinks), but to me there is a clear translation; there were drugs in the buddha's time, so i believe he would have stated clearly 'no drink and/or drugs'. and dont get me wrong, mind-altering drugs ...
by Cittasanto
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: DW is secure site

I am being told now that the site is trying to load unsecured code? I am using chrome and it is a shield icon in the address bar. That is because the page you were loading had someone's avatar or other embedded image that was loaded from a http (insecure) site. The rest of the page loading was all ...
by Cittasanto
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW is secure site
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: DW is secure site

I am being told now that the site is trying to load unsecured code?
I am using chrome and it is a shield icon in the address bar.
by Cittasanto
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Chanting Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Chanting Meditation

I have tried Buddho meditation in the past, but have always had an issue with the Bud on the in Dho on the out method. The best way I can describe it would be that I go onto autopilot mode wherein once I've settled into the meditation the chanting becomes automated so that I reach a point where I a...
by Cittasanto
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Repetitiveness in the Pali scriptures
Replies: 30
Views: 904

Re: Repetitiveness in the Pali scriptures

hi Santi253 The only thing I don't like about reading the Pali scriptures is what seems to be their dryness and repetitiveness. I find the Mahayana sutras more interesting and consequently easier to read, though I understand why people might be annoyed by the fantastical/supernatural elements of Mah...
by Cittasanto
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 60
Views: 2679

Re: Fake News

SDC wrote:The last ten or so posts from this thread have been merged into "POTUS 2016 part 3"
Thank-you.
by Cittasanto
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 73112

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Phena wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I assume there are video's, however I can not see them.
You need to give your browser permission now to display content, with the upgrade to https.
Hi,I already have all that. have been too busy to look further into this as it seems to of only happened to DW
by Cittasanto
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 60
Views: 2679

Re: Fake News

the video's don't show for me. All I am seeing is a black box :(
by Cittasanto
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 73112

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

I assume there are video's, however I can not see them.
by Cittasanto
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

chownah wrote: Go back and read what I first posted in our exchange and then see what I was responding to. It is all there and I think it is not too difficult to understand if you take the time and carefully read with a mind open to what it is I am trying to say.
chownah
I did.
by Cittasanto
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 73112

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Mr Trump protected by the establishment? Impossible!? It is difficult to have respect and understanding for people who have no principles and will say anything and its contrary as long as it favors their agenda of the moment. You think any polititian is different? some maybe better than others, but...
by Cittasanto
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

.......... ............ You claim something, showing the possibility of it happening, is not showing it is the case. Yes. I agree. I am talking about the possibility of something happening and I am not showing that it is the case. chownah And what is the use or point other than what I have previous...
by Cittasanto
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 60
Views: 2679

Re: Fake News

That's hilarious... and a little scary... :coffee: Mike It is scary when a comedian is a more reliable news source than the administration of the president of the united states. chownah This particular shows (the tonight show) viewers were more informed about the news than many viewers of news stat...
by Cittasanto
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Where do I say flag? Please read the underlined & bold part. At the bolded part you did not say flag. In my response I said flag. If you are asking me for evidence that it is possible that someone would raise a flag to misdirect or confuse or trick someone then just go read up on "false flag".....a...
by Cittasanto
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

I think you are probably referring to me. not you specifically. the mere presence of a flag at a protest does not prove who organized, sponsored, or is responsible for violence committed at a demonstration. There is a difference between being open to new information, and starting with guess work. I...
by Cittasanto
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

I think you are probably referring to me. not you specifically. the mere presence of a flag at a protest does not prove who organized, sponsored, or is responsible for violence committed at a demonstration. There is a difference between being open to new information, and starting with guess work. I...