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by Vardali
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Hello from Germany

Herzlich willkommen, Claudia

:twothumbsup:
by Vardali
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Poll: Your sex or gender?
Replies: 65
Views: 7960

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: 12596

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: 1280

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: 7824

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: 6276

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: 5762

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: 4714
Views: 333509

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: 1120

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: 84
Views: 14597

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: 84
Views: 14597

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 (Archive)
Topic: Why is there so much disagreement?
Replies: 22
Views: 2317

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: 84
Views: 14597

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: 6276

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?