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by LG2V
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Near death experience of a 12 year old girl.
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Near death experience of a 12 year old girl.

It's good to hear that your niece is ok.
by LG2V
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How to protect a country without building up a military?
Replies: 17
Views: 198

Re: How to protect a country without building up a military?

I'm curious about the answer, too. One thing that could help is to train more people in the brahmaviharas. I genuinely believe that meditators can promote peace and happiness throughout the land with these.
by LG2V
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: People with a background in western philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: People with a background in western philosophy

I have a BA in philosophy, so I'm a certified dilettante. While I don't think philosophy is necessary for studying the Buddha's teachings, I think it has certainly enriched my own studies, but generally in a very broad sense, such that the enrichment comes from studying philosophy as a whole and th...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Animals Commit The Five Heinous Crimes?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Can Animals Commit The Five Heinous Crimes?

I think the answer depends on whether animals have volition for their acts, assuming that the volition behind an act determines its kammic consequences. I seem to recall a Jakata-type story in which a human, seeing that a starving tigress wanted to kill him to feed her starving cub, slit his own th...
by LG2V
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice for getting over being humiliated?
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: Advice for getting over being humiliated?

Earth field is affecting all things on planet. Solar system affects earth. There is a period where you degrade into a punching bag in order to give correct response, but things doesn't have to go that far. Imho that's why to meditate to have merit to get correct responses before they get real. Ment...
by LG2V
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 460

Re: Digital Money

Here's a great article that highlights the potential benefits of cryptocurrency and blockchain.


https://www.cbinsights.com/research/blo ... g-banking/
by LG2V
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the things i do in this life affect my family in my past lives?
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Do the things i do in this life affect my family in my past lives?

If you become proficient in meditation, you'll be able to help your loved ones in a multitude of unexpected ways. :smile:
by LG2V
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Has the feminist movement gone too far or lost the sight of reality?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Has the feminist movement gone too far or lost the sight of reality?

Sadhguru is one of the wisest men I have met. He is brilliant, thoughtful, calming and intelligent. When I see him, it strikes me at how sober he is, as if he sees the truth that we don't. Even in this video, you can see the compassion on his face. I really respect him highly.
by LG2V
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: When the breath becomes more refined I get scared i will die
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: When the breath becomes more refined I get scared i will die

Asubha meditation on the dead body helped for me. Meditate and imagine your body undergoing the various stages of dying, especially as a decomposed skeleton. It helps stabilize your meditation a lot. When you see the reaper, he won't be interested in you because you're a skull and bones, too. You re...
by LG2V
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 460

Re: Digital Money

Iranian Government Builds Infrastructure to Adopt BitCoin Use. https://cointelegraph.com/news/iranian-government-plans-new-infrastructure-for-bitcoin-users "With Bitcoin, Iranian citizen could easily bypass economic sanctions and be able to conduct international trades." That's cool. I would like t...
by LG2V
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 159
Views: 3869

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Good luck on your journey. :twothumbsup: You have my respect.

Alcohol, who needs the stuff anyway? It burns when you drink it and makes you sick and miserable the next day. Not to mention the other problems that come with it. I stopped drinking nearly 6 years ago and I haven't regretted it.
by LG2V
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 460

Re: Digital Money

These people are taking profit much the same as they would from traditional stock investments. There are purely baseless speculative stock investments however the majority of stock investments are based on recurring (annual) company earnings or profit. People invest as an investment & take profits ...
by LG2V
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Prince Siddartha named his son with a meaning such as " obstacle". According to legend Prince Siddartha left his wife Yasodara and the son , on the day Rahula was born, as he doubted whether his mind will be bound not to go to seek enlightenment when the son grows up. Prince Siddartha left his son ...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2154

Re: Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

He did it to fulfill his duty and save himself and his loved ones. If a man left behind his wife and child to fight in a war and protect his family and loved ones, then he would be called a hero. I think that the same, and even greater can be said of Buddha. He left them behind to protect and save h...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1203

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

Thank you for the question. Thanissaro's view is that yoniso manasikara encompasses the three components of mindfulness: they are sati ( the remembering of dhamma tactics from the past), alertness to the present, and ardency, but is only applied through the fourth establishing of mindfulness, becau...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 460

Re: Digital Money

Warren Buffett is famous for being against cryptocurrency. I know that. He is an industrial investor and he even admits that he doesn't really understand how it works. I respect Buffett's accomplishments, but one man does not decide the value of an industry. Heck, one cryptocurrency (my least favor...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 460

Re: Digital Money

I was saying that they're virtually synonymous because they are the primary users and implementors of blockchain technology. You can't really have a conversation about one without mentioning the other. Cryptos gave rise to and popularized blockchain technology, and even today, the vast majority of ...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 460

Re: Digital Money

The term crypto is virtually synonymous with blockchain; cryptocurrencies are the primary drivers and implementations of this technology. among other reasons. Not according to this article: Unlike the blockchain application mentioned above, cryptocurrencies’ value proposition seems more elusive. In...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 460

Re: Digital Money

Cryptocurrencies are advantageous because they eliminate the need for banks, third parties, and their associated fees; they enable instant payments anywhere; their networks are hacker-proof, because of their decentralized consensus model; they enable private purchases and prevent fraud, among other...
by LG2V
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pretty pictures
Replies: 61
Views: 1296

Re: Pretty pictures

Great photos :thumbsup: