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by Cafael Dust
Wed May 23, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A trip down memory lane - E-Sangha database remnants
Replies: 20
Views: 1895

Re: A trip down memory lane - E-Sangha database remnants

cooran Yes, I agree with Retro - It is interesting that the Theravada forum was treated as if it was the smallest and least important on E-Sangha, but since the formation of DhammaWheel and DharmaWheel the numbers show just how popular and useful it was and is: When searching for topics relevant to ...
by Cafael Dust
Wed May 23, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27543

Re: Why Meditate?

Hi, manas "...the proof of the suttas' authenticity is in the fact that what they claim, is proven true in the light of practice, time and time again". Though in the light of our practice, just once. So we make use of the suttas, we abdicate our fabricated views to their views, but we cannot delegat...
by Cafael Dust
Wed May 23, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

It's the ambient hour.

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by Cafael Dust
Tue May 22, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Cafael Dust
Mon May 21, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: On giving and receiving forgiveness
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: On giving and receiving forgiveness

Hi, Katie, My friend apologized to me and while I have since forgiven in my heart, I rejected the apology in anger and I haven't made clear that I seek forgiveness for lashing out. I suggest, based on nothing more than an intuition about how I might feel in their place, that if you seek forgiveness,...
by Cafael Dust
Mon May 21, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Awesome voice @ ^

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by Cafael Dust
Mon May 21, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Yes, when I first heard that song I was listening to it several times a day.

How about some latin music?

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by Cafael Dust
Sun May 20, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Beautiful. Strange watching that video in Northern Italy today, after being in Japan last year. I'm getting used to earthquakes.

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by Cafael Dust
Sun May 20, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

I expect you know Florence and the Machine?

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and some lads for a change:

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by Cafael Dust
Sat May 19, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

I'm a huge Tori Amos fan.

Wow, I love that, thanks.

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by Cafael Dust
Sat May 19, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Thanks, very nice song. Try this:

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by Cafael Dust
Sat May 19, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1758
Views: 149052

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by Cafael Dust
Thu May 17, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27543

Re: Why Meditate?

We think we shall be vulnerable without hatred, greed and delusion. But we learn that in truth, the poisons cause us to be constantly, heartbreakingly vulnerable. So meditation seems dangerous to those who have not yet realised that there is no safety to settle for. And on the bright side, we are wr...
by Cafael Dust
Wed May 09, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How would you say "I am one with everything" in Pali?
Replies: 13
Views: 2064

Re: How would you say "I am one with everything" in Pali?

KASHI, I googled your signature and found this:

http://www.augustpoetry.org/poets/Issa.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Thankyou for sharing it. :namaste:

Edit: sorry, off topic
by Cafael Dust
Sun May 06, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The right kind of meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: The right kind of meditation

Hi greggorious My whole life I've been either in a state of extreme depression or anxiety. Everyone is in this state really, except arahants. Some people are good at hiding ennui, distracting oneself from it, postponing dealing with it, staring it down, pretending to ignore it, running from it... yo...
by Cafael Dust
Sun May 06, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The right kind of meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: The right kind of meditation

Cultivate faith. Read good literature and watch powerful films, interest yourself in other peoples' stories. Understand that we rise and we learn; you cannot fail to see this in other lives. Empathy in the struggles of others plants seeds in one's mind, plants strong kamma for good. Relax and follow...
by Cafael Dust
Fri May 04, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Vajrayana/Mahayana the work of Mara?
Replies: 65
Views: 1984

Re: Is Vajrayana/Mahayana the work of Mara?

Avoiding enlightenment to get something better is not a Vajrayana teaching. Achieving enlightenment, then returning to help others is the Bodhisattva ideal, at least AFAIK. Yes, Justsit, and along those lines, the Boddhisattva ideal seems to simply develop an already strong aspect of Pali Buddhism....
by Cafael Dust
Fri May 04, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Vajrayana/Mahayana the work of Mara?
Replies: 65
Views: 1984

Re: Is Vajrayana/Mahayana the work of Mara?

That's the one thing I don't get, the idea of avoiding enlightenment to get something better. It seems worldly. I can intuit how people might have come up with the idea, but I can't intuit how it could be correct. Maybe I will understand later. It does appear that certain Mahayana writers have tried...
by Cafael Dust
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 73512

Re: Cessation of perception and feeling and Nibbana

The other day a thought came to me about just this question. I think it may be something similar to near death experiences - perhaps nirodha samapatti and what happens then shows the mind that there is nothing to fear, thus nothing i.e. self, to protect. But then, work needs to be done on actualisin...