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by Vardali
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Hello from Germany

Herzlich willkommen, Claudia

:twothumbsup:
by Vardali
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Your sex or gender?
Replies: 65
Views: 6950

Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Female :spy:
by Vardali
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet
Replies: 145
Views: 9471

Re: Women, Buddhism, Meditation & The Internet

Oh my, a thread on Women Buddhists and the internet, how can I resist :D First of all, I am female so I feel qualified in stating why I am at DW (and quite happily so, still) but not overly active: I appreciate forums for information and to broaden my horizon, so to speak. I might ask a practical qu...
by Vardali
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Hello to all from Essen, Germany!

Herzlich willkommen hier :)
by Vardali
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cat food
Replies: 77
Views: 5562

Re: Cat food

kamma is driven by intention. ...You intention is to feed a beloved pet whose species has evolved digestive anatomy to be carnivorous and who does not have the mental capacity for a dialogue about choosing an alternative food. Indeed. And not only the mental capacity for dialogue is missing, but al...
by Vardali
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: e-learning course by Bhikkhu Anālayo in 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5784

Re: e-learning course by Bhikkhu Anālayo in 2011

Just wanted to push this up as I have received confirmation on the course today.
Looking forward to the course and now hoping that I will get out of my office in time now from April onwards :)
:anjali:
by Vardali
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is alcohol allowable in certain cases?
Replies: 47
Views: 5437

Re: Is alcohol allowable in certain cases?

I really wonder how much Christian puritanism is involved in interpreting this precept?
I mean do our Asian posters here from a Buddhist cultural background interprete it with the same level of strictness or lenience as Western converts?
by Vardali
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261849

Re: No One Was Ever Enlightened/Unenlightened By Lunch.

Well, I don't feel I am sitting on a high horse for being vegetarian neither do I even consider telling others what they should or shouldn't eat. Each to his (her) own, imo.

:anjali:
by Vardali
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Domestication of animals
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Domestication of animals

Very cute, Anna! I am afraid not all of my cats would be as wise, but by and large, there is only 1-2 two "killers" amongst them. Usually, they just eat the meat I provide for them. which again goes back to the fact that obviously I have to by meat so I am part of the consumption chain that is fuele...
by Vardali
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Australian Brahmic Buddhism
Replies: 83
Views: 12966

Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

I have to admit that I am still not getting it. What I seem to understand is that there is a scholastic argument about who takes what scriptures into account on what basis. Fair enough, it appears to me, to take different stances on that. Then it moves into labelling these differing stances. Ok, to ...
by Vardali
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Australian Brahmic Buddhism
Replies: 83
Views: 12966

Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

He has gone from class clown ( which was tedious enough ) to renegade. Well, either that is surely a matter of opinion :stirthepot: And it begs the question "renegade" regarding what? A specific branch of a specific tradition, a tradition, a culture, a school, ... And no, I haven't noticed any disr...
by Vardali
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why is there so much disagreement?
Replies: 22
Views: 1981

Re: Why is there so much disagreement?

Funny, Mike, I had been wondering about this point earlier on before I noticed your thread :) I had come to the following conclusion: Most participants in those "debates" appear to be Westerners (my impression, but ofc might be wrong) who are essentially raised on conceptualization which again lends...
by Vardali
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Australian Brahmic Buddhism
Replies: 83
Views: 12966

Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

I cannot comment on the other points (apart from that I haven't heard any dismissive comment from him on the pali cannon so far), but my personal understanding of his meditation approach seems to differ concerning the following point: .... - The notion that the jhanas don't invlove any physical perc...
by Vardali
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: e-learning course by Bhikkhu Anālayo in 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5784

Re: e-learning course by Bhikkhu Anālayo in 2011

Registered as "passive" but have not received any "receipt" on the registration; did anybody get an online confirmation yet?
by Vardali
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The reason im not Theravada
Replies: 160
Views: 9435

Re: The reason im not Theravada

Thanks for telling us? Bye bye then? Actually, this response made me laugh and I didn't find it rude but rather to the point. But then I don't think that debate for debate's sake is a fruitful exercise, unless one's hobby is in dialectics. So, for me, Kenshou really nailed it :) And to respond to t...
by Vardali
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261849

Re: To Eat Meat or Not to Eat Meat by S. Dhammika

Interesting read. One thing I have noticed though, is that the number of vegetarians that become vegetarians mainly in response to animal "protection" seems to be on an increase. Last year I have met quite a few who have turned vegetarian or even vegan mostly in response to our "meat & dairy mass pr...
by Vardali
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How do I read The Tibetan Book of the Dead?
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: How do I read The Tibetan Book of the Dead?

I read the Tibetan Book of the Dead after my ex-bf died in 2006. It actually rekindled my interest in Buddhism. However, it has a lot of cultural elements (as one can tell by its title, really :) ) that I found pretty alien. In a way, I found it a very interesting book to re-engage with Buddhism but...
by Vardali
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why not ordain?
Replies: 130
Views: 17779

Re: Why not ordain?

It is simply paying respect to those worthy of respect. It's fine to pay respect but that doesn't have to include "worship" (which I understand as blind idolation) nor bowing (which appears to me a cultural/traditional form for expressing respect rather than a necessity in itself). Respect for the ...
by Vardali
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammaloka Forum
Replies: 36
Views: 3089

Re: Dhammaloka Forum

Well, first of all I think it is good news that the Dhammaloka forum is back up :woohoo: Still, I haven't decided yet whether to rejoin or not; and yes, it is the "real name" plus full-view public approach that is holding me back. I don't mind signing up with my real name - but not if my name become...