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by Pannapetar
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: User database compromised?
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: User database compromised?

As you mention, the site is not using SSL so it might be your connection to dhammawheel.com that was compromised e.g. while using a public wifi. Very unlikely. I'm an IT professional working on a Linux computer in a secured network. I have not been using this account at all for the last 4 years, an...
by Pannapetar
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: User database compromised?
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: User database compromised?

Hi David, Thanks for looking into this. I am quite sure that my email address wasn't randomly generated, but harvested from this board's database, because it contains the exact email address which I used here and I received no other emails from the phishers. You would not be able to detect illicit a...
by Pannapetar
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: User database compromised?
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: User database compromised?

No takers?

I don't mean to nag, but your users will probably NOT like having their dhammawheel email addresses traded by online marketeers, hackers, or phishers. Admins, you might want to look into this ASAP. I can say for sure that I did not use this email address anywhere else.

Regards, Pannapetar
by Pannapetar
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: User database compromised?
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

User database compromised?

I was active on this forum some years ago. Today I received a phishing email entitled "Your itunes account has been frozen" which prompted me to confirm my iTunes account details. This email was sent to my email address "dhammawheel@....com" which I have exclusively used on this forum and nowehere e...
by Pannapetar
Fri May 28, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-violence in extreme cases.
Replies: 102
Views: 9015

Re: non-violence in extreme cases.

I own a black powder cap and ball .45 cal revolver. ...a 45-70 single shot open sight rifle... a .22 semi-automatic target pistol... a .22 rifle... a recurve bow with a 27 pound pull... Tiltbillings, would you mind explaining how that ties in with the principle of ahimsa? I just seem to have some d...
by Pannapetar
Fri May 28, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4097

Re: Some advice needed please

Trying to decide things on "a case by case" is precisely what confuses things. Deciding on a case by case basis does not "confuse" things, but it makes them more complicated. Sorry, can't help that. Things are complicated, that is their nature. The development of societal law shows exactly the same...
by Pannapetar
Fri May 28, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4097

Re: Some advice needed please

Intent is the plan of action. Motivation is WHY you plan the action. OK. You could indeed make that distinction. Unfortunately, this leads to a very deep question in ethics which revolves around whether the end justifies the means, or to put it into academic terms: consequentialism versus deontolog...
by Pannapetar
Fri May 28, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is holding you back from ordaining?
Replies: 114
Views: 13335

Re: What is holding you back from ordaining?

Well what is better for progress: being married with lots of responcibilites + full time job vs being a monk with some duties ( that you do only outwardly, you don't need to believe in rites & rituals ) and much less stress and responcibilities. Good question. Since I live in Thailand I had the opp...
by Pannapetar
Fri May 28, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4097

Re: Some advice needed please

I think you are confusing motivation with intent. Kamma is about intent, not motivation. Can you explain the difference between motivation and intent? Although I have personally never found it necessary to kill a pet in order to prevent unnecessary suffering, I can imagine extreme scenarios where t...
by Pannapetar
Fri May 28, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-violence in extreme cases.
Replies: 102
Views: 9015

Re: non-violence in extreme cases.

This is getting more into politics. [...] Someone may have many guns but never kill anyone with them because they are only a collector. Only Americans believe that this has to do with politics. It doesn't. It has to do with math. It can be shown statistically that the number of guns owned by a popu...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426609

Re: the great rebirth debate

I think Peter is making good progress. Having vowed not to get involved with rebirth discussions, he has already reduced replies to single words. Peter, you're almost there. :smile: The causal citta theory of rebirth sounds slightly contrived to me, although I am not sure if I understand it complete...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-violence in extreme cases.
Replies: 102
Views: 9015

Re: non-violence in extreme cases.

I would say that just because someone has a weapon for any reason does not mean someone will kill someone else with it. While this may be true individually, unfortunately, this statement does not hold true for a large statistical population. The USA is a case in point, where gun violence is quite h...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4097

Re: Some advice needed please

Sorry Adosa,but your argument about washing your sheets or driving is not correct.The intent in washing sheets is to have clean sheets,not to take life. But what about the other argument of Adosa? He doesn't want to kill his cat; he wants to prevent senseless physical suffering. May the kamma theor...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 18782

Re: thailand political situation

A little miracle occurred yesterday. My sister in law was allowed for the first time to enter Central World again, after the shopping mall had been destroyed by the red shirts last week. The management had made an appointment with her and the other shop owners. The section of the building where my s...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Enrobing in Thailand Today
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: Enrobing in Thailand Today

I think it would be foolish considering the current political situation, perhaps the worst has passed I'd give it a few months before booking a ticket... Such concerns have little actual foundation. Even at the height of the political protests, the risk of contracting dengue fever, being run over b...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now

This is very interesting to me as I've experienced this and I also labelled as 'going to the store on auto-pilot'. Like arriving there and wondering how I got there. It's probably important to distinguish automatic functioning of certain activities from absent-mindedness. There are plenty of body f...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Enrobing in Thailand Today
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: Enrobing in Thailand Today

If one has not been in Thailand before, or if one has limited knowledge about Thai culture, I would recommend to schedule a 6-10 weeks orientation period before getting into action. This time should be used for intensive learning of the Thai language, for developing a feeling for local culture and c...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4097

Re: Some advice needed please

Euthanasia is always a difficult decision, but I would definitely say "no" in this case. We had many dogs. Last one was a poodle. I never liked him. Covert, irritable, and aloof. He had $400 hip surgery at age 13. He also suffered from an incurable immune deficiency that caused a lot of infections a...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Man admits killing Buddhist monk
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Man admits killing Buddhist monk

Unfortunately, that happens in Thailand and in Burma as well. I remember a case where a Buddhist monk was killed in a land dispute case and another where a Buddhist monk tried to protect relics and/or historical ruins from a mining company. Better to master some "serious siddhis" before messing with...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now

I had read Tolle's book some years ago shortly after it was published. I was quite impressed, not because of its unique message, but because he managed to put a message that has been told before into fresh, concise, and surprisingly simple language. The book is authentic, convincing, and very much t...