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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Will = Nicholas Weeks
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Will = Nicholas Weeks

Replaced my old handle "Will" - thanks to Retro (Paul).
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 36
Views: 427

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

Vinaya applies only to monastics, not lay Buddhists, I believe.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do western philosophies have anything similar to precepts or Vinaya?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Do western philosophies have anything similar to precepts or Vinaya?

However loose the Golden Verses themselves appear, they were used for hundreds of years by the Pythagorean sangha. If one wants to go more in depth to see what those practitioners unfolded from the verses, study Hierocles of Alexandria by H.S. Schibli, Oxford, 2002.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Germs vs Immunity

Well said Pea! :thumbsup: How are you hanging in there Will? Certain businesses have made it mandatory to wear masks in order to shop in their stores. I put it over y eyes and run around bumping into everyone. I’m loooooosing it. :D :D :D :D :D :D God I really hate this masking emoji now. Too old a...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Germs vs Immunity

Old medical science controversy still around. Historical outline of two schools of thought: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/no_author/coronavirus-crisis-reopens-150-year-old-controversy/ Being from Canada and ontario, I can 100% tell you that there is no science being used to fight the spread o...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Germs vs Immunity

dharmacorps wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Does this have anything to do with the dhamma?
The sub-title says "A place to discuss health and fitness, healthy diets. A fit body makes for a fit mind."

But if you must have an explicit connection - from Dhammapada:
204. Health is the greatest of blessings.
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Germs vs Immunity

Old medical science controversy still around. Historical outline of two schools of thought:

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/no_ ... ntroversy/
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 26
Views: 2442

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.
J.S. Mill
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 26
Views: 2442

Re: In Praise of Virtue

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 31, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 26
Views: 2442

Re: In Praise of Virtue

The great division of our affections is into the selfish and the benevolent. If the character of virtue, therefore, cannot be ascribed indifferently to all our affections, when under proper government and direction, it must be confined either to those which aim directly at our own private happiness...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat May 30, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What the Buddha Taught
Replies: 57
Views: 881

Re: What the Buddha Taught

The wrong way is when after a year or so the individual has not become more virtuous and less vice-ridden. Often other people who know us can better see the positive change - or not.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri May 29, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Nibbana

Not sure if one can still get the free book, but here are three e-book versions, for free:

https://www.amaravati.org/dhamma-books/the-island/
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri May 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Raft Simile
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: The Raft Simile

Thank you Bhante, although im still unclear as to what it means to abandon the Dhamma once there is Nibbana? The Dhamma is the raft and cannot be untied, thus it remains for the use of all who are not Buddhas. I suspect 'abandon' means no longer needed or relied upon by a Buddha. Since Buddha built...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri May 29, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Bright orange color
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Bright orange color

No change here, still pale white borders, only orange in top bar.

By the by, are techies tinkering with Dharma Wheel & DWE? Neither are accessible now.
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu May 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do western philosophies have anything similar to precepts or Vinaya?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Do western philosophies have anything similar to precepts or Vinaya?

Go back to Pythagoras Golden Verses and many commentaries by those in his tradition, like Hierocles. Practice was the theme throughout the Platonic tradition.

Not sure when Western philosophy became mainly or exclusively speculative.