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by Mkoll
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: incidental exposure to marijuana smoke in public
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: incidental exposure to marijuana smoke in public

Polar Bear wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:26 am
I wouldn’t worry about it. Unless you’re in a hotbox for some time you’re not gonna get a contact high. I would strongly encourage you to avoid neuroticism in this regard.


:anjali:
I fully agree.
by Mkoll
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 139
Views: 3555

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

Do you have any idea how condescending you sound. I do, actually. Horribly so, I imagine. On the other hand, I don't think you understand how condescending it is to come to a "Buddhist forum about the Dhamma of Theravada Buddhism", make your first post proclaiming you've attained Nibbana which is t...
by Mkoll
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 139
Views: 3555

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

Do you have any idea how condescending you sound. I do, actually. Horribly so, I imagine. On the other hand, I don't think you understand how condescending it is to come to a "Buddhist forum about the Dhamma of Theravada Buddhism", make your first post proclaiming you've attained Nibbana which is t...
by Mkoll
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 139
Views: 3555

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

The "Nirvana" you think you've attained is not the Nibbana that the Buddha attained and taught the way to. This was confirmed by the way you've described how you live. Now, you can choose to learn why this is the case so you can set yourself squarely on the Path to the Nibbana the Buddha attained, t...
by Mkoll
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence in the suttas for the diverse interpretations on Rebirth
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Evidence in the suttas for the diverse interpretations on Rebirth

You might want to check out the great rebirth debate thread stickied in one of these subforums. There is a great deal of evidence there.
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ontology vs Soteriology
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Ontology vs Soteriology

Friends :smile: When I was young, ontology mattered a lot more. Now that I am getting older, soteriology has taken prime importance. All the details give me a headache, and the only question I keep asking myself is: what is the way out? Have you had a similar experience? At some point, you stop wor...
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Correct apprehension of impermanence
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Correct apprehension of impermanence

It's worth noting that one of the few "universal teachings" (and by that I mean it was explicitly taught to be cultivated by both monastic and lay disciples) is the below 5 reflections, all strongly related to impermanence as one would reflect upon it reflectively, and much less to the momentariness...
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Holocaust denial, revisionism or agnosticism and monastic duties
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: Holocaust denial, revisionism or agnosticism and monastic duties

Dear Venerable Bhikkhus and Vinaya Experts Some recent allegations I recently read about the sin of "revisionism" in respect to common interpretations of the Pali suttas brought to mind the actual crime of Holocaust denial and even Holocaust revisionism that exists under the laws of many nations. B...
by Mkoll
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Sam,

You danced well on that line between moderator and regular member, contributing while refraining from the power trips that entice those who are given the opportunity to take them.
by Mkoll
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 39
Views: 1210

Re: Theravada for Beginner

For getting started with Sutta's, many recommend Bhikkhu Bodhi's Anthology called In The Buddha's Words . He has fairly long introductions to the chapters which are helpful. (There is a beginner resource thread at the top of the beginner forum section.) Edit/Add: This esplains the factors of the Ei...
by Mkoll
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 987

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

Who is the admin?

Edt: nevermind. It is rightviewftw
by Mkoll
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1163

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

There is no "free unconditioned will" according to Dhamma. I think this is obvious. Though, we live in a world of illusions, where things exist by themselves and among them there is "free will", based on a sense of selfhood. I'm also wondering if there is anywhere in the Pali Canon where the Buddha...
by Mkoll
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Selling the dhamma for profit... Meditation apps
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Selling the dhamma for profit... Meditation apps

Selling the dhamma is getting crazy... With 25,000,000 downloads, guided meditation app Calm is worth $250Million US dollars, and made a profit of $40 million last year. Meditation is BIG business! The guided meditation app Calm costs users $12.99/month, $59.99/year. The app Headspace costs $12.99/...
by Mkoll
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samsara Confusion
Replies: 22
Views: 691

Re: Samsara Confusion

MrKoala wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:03 am
I feel comfortable enough with my understanding to return to my reading again.
Let us know how far you get. I think only a few people have read that entire thread, diverting as it is. I start to contribute...oh somewhere in the 300s of pages or so. :tongue: