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by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Need advice on low energy dull mind
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Need advice on low energy dull mind

Good on BV for mentioning SN 47.10. I'll add SN 46.53: "Now, monks, on any occasion when the mind is sluggish, that is the wrong time to develop calm as a factor for awakening, concentration as a factor for awakening, equanimity as a factor for awakening. Why is that? The sluggish mind is hard ...
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Killing Rats
Replies: 77
Views: 1102

Re: Killing Rats

Completely off topic. Came back to post a small reply after looking at what I typed above for 2 hours. I used to .. till 32 .. I used to be able to do 400 push ups (5'7" 154 lbs) now cannot do one (5'7" 213 lbs) It looks strange in black and white. It was one thing to have known it in bac...
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Killing Rats
Replies: 77
Views: 1102

Re: Killing Rats

My own chances of being here is 2047 is bleak since I am above 40, have hypertension, high cholesterol and do not exercise. Bro, do you even lift? ;) In all serious, you used to weight lift so I'm sure you understand and know how to keep fit and eat healthy. Why don't you anymore? :( I used to .. t...
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Thumbs up button
Replies: 84
Views: 4100

Re: Thumbs up button

:goodpost:

Instead of making this post I could have just upvoted you! :mrgreen:
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Killing Rats
Replies: 77
Views: 1102

Re: Killing Rats

No_Mind wrote:My own chances of being here is 2047 is bleak since I am above 40, have hypertension, high cholesterol and do not exercise.

Bro, do you even lift? ;)

In all serious, you used to weight lift so I'm sure you understand and know how to keep fit and eat healthy. Why don't you anymore? :(
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahadma Agama and other Mahayana texts
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Mahadma Agama and other Mahayana texts

I was able to download the titles I was interested in but for one: the Platform Sutra. I'm getting a 404 error. I've emailed the webmaster and I'll post here if anything happens. It can be downloaded from the translator's personal website. http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Translations/Platfor...
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Anger Rebound During Metta?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Anger Rebound During Metta?

An alternative to this method is not to focus on particular beings, but instead to focus on generating the feeling and attitude of metta and then radiating outward immeasurably. I have trouble with the "particular being" method so I use another method that works for me. I know Ven. Analayo...
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Light or object perceived during meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Light or object perceived during meditation?

Not only can lighting effects originate from the external setting, but I find in general that when I close my eyes it's as though I'm looking at a brown backdrop with various floaters and spots of various glowing colors appearing and/or moving around. These spots I assume are the reverse imprint of...
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahadma Agama and other Mahayana texts
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Mahadma Agama and other Mahayana texts

Thank you for sharing! Nice of them to do this.

I was able to download the titles I was interested in but for one: the Platform Sutra. I'm getting a 404 error. I've emailed the webmaster and I'll post here if anything happens.
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Thumbs up button
Replies: 84
Views: 4100

Re: Thumbs up button

Democracy is far from being a perfect system and the thumbs-up system would have all the faults of democracy (the majority don't decide truth) with all the corruption. I can see trolls conspiring together with practices like "I'll give you thumbs-up for all your posts if you do the same for me...
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Principles of right speech in argumentation
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Principles of right speech in argumentation

Are there any debates at all between buddhist monks in the west ? What need for right speech when there are no debates ? There have always been debates. Even when the Buddha was teaching There have been a lot of debates when Buddha was teaching. But there are no debates today. I've never seen buddh...
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Killing Rats
Replies: 77
Views: 1102

Re: Killing Rats

Release rats within 100 yards of where they were caught. Releasing a rat into a strange area will almost surely result in his or her death. PETA I'd like to see the study that supports this claim, if there is one. PETA provides no references on that page. Rats are evolutionarily successful and hard...
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Thumbs up button
Replies: 84
Views: 4100

Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

It would just become a competition for who can get the most up-votes. I wouldn't frame it like that. I'd frame it as encouragement to make the most high-quality posts . And that's not a bad thing. I like Zom's idea or the way they do it on Sutta Central where one can "like" posts but not ...
by Mkoll
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Thumbs up button
Replies: 84
Views: 4100

Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

Id like to see a reputation stat for members something like stackexchange.com, similar or better. Is that even possible with this phpBB forum system? I am sure it is possible , the question is: “Is it desirable?” Oh nice, I didn't think this old bucket of bolts had it in her. :mrgreen: That is a go...
by Mkoll
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Here Comes the Wall
Replies: 40
Views: 698

Re: Here Comes the Wall

Japan not taking in refugees; says it must look after its citizens first Oh my! Those racists! Yeah. They say they have a shrinking population problem and yet don't want to take refugees. They are clearly not ready for multiculturalism. Whether that amounts to racism I would not be able to say but ...
by Mkoll
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Thumbs up button
Replies: 84
Views: 4100

Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

R1111 wrote:Id like to see a reputation stat for members something like stackexchange.com, similar or better.

Is that even possible with this phpBB forum system?
by Mkoll
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 129
Views: 2216

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Things were different in those days. There has been a serious decline in politeness here in the US since that time. When it comes to politics, polite listening is no longer possible for most people IMO. Just look at any political thread here! Have you any notions as to what may have caused this dec...
by Mkoll
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 129
Views: 2216

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Things were different in those days. Hi Mkoll Yes, Jim Crow laws were still in place. That is not what I meant. You don't live here, do you? There has been a serious decline in politeness here in the US since that time. When it comes to politics, polite listening is no longer possible for most peop...
by Mkoll
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Vehicles for Enlightenment (and, "Correct Practice"): Resident Monks: Please Advise.
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Vehicles for Enlightenment (and, "Correct Practice"): Resident Monks: Please Advise.

I'm not a monk, but Ajahn Chah was. Here is a relevant excerpt from one of his talks. (I've posted this before, forgive me if you've seen it already.) Working in Accord with Nature When we begin to wield the peace and serenity we've been developing in meditation to contemplate these things, wisdom a...
by Mkoll
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Misunderstanding the Buddha
Replies: 82
Views: 1522

Re: Misunderstanding the Buddha

And even if we go with that list: Who is the one who decides about whether something leads to dispassion, not to passion; to being unfettered, not to being fettered, etc.? Buddhists. Not I. If I approach Buddhism, then someone who doesn't even know my name and who doesn't care whether I live or die...

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