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by Mkoll
Wed May 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 527

Re: Prediabetes

Hello there No_Mind, Getting off the Xanax could be helpful along with better diet and exercise. It has many possible adverse effects ("possible" because individuals often react differently to the same drug) including increased appetite and weight gain. You mentioned tapering yourself off it and th...
by Mkoll
Wed May 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: lottery ticket
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: lottery ticket

The Buddha talks about gambling in DN 33 (Venerable Narada translation): "There are, young householder, these six evil consequences in indulging in gambling: (i) the winner begets hate, (ii) the loser grieves for lost wealth, (iii) loss of wealth, (iv) his word is not relied upon in a court of law, ...
by Mkoll
Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Using Ear Muffs During Meditation?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Using Ear Muffs During Meditation?

Hello there, I don't think it has to be either-or. Personally, if it's noisy sometimes I put on my active noise canceling headphones with some deep brown noise to drown everything out (including my heartbeat). Sometimes I'll just meditate with the noise. Either way, I'm putting effort into the pract...
by Mkoll
Wed May 23, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 527

Re: Prediabetes

Hello there No_Mind, Getting off the Xanax could be helpful along with better diet and exercise. It has many possible adverse effects ("possible" because individuals often react differently to the same drug) including increased appetite and weight gain. You mentioned tapering yourself off it and thi...
by Mkoll
Wed May 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

There is a quote on a poster that says something a long the lines of "Do not live in the past or anticipate troubles in the future, live earnestly in the present." Is this a real Buddha quote? Is this quote a good representation of what the Buddha taught? IMO, the best quote that represents what th...
by Mkoll
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I have a new neighbour whose dog poops on my lawn and he doesn't clean it up. I've put up a sign to say to clean it up. I'll see how it goes. Would it be un-buddhist if I started taking the poo and dumping on his lawn if they don't clean it up from mine? If the sign doesn't work, try talking to the...
by Mkoll
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye? - Essay on sense-spheres
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: What is the eye? - Essay on sense-spheres

Thank you for sharing this.

:anjali:
by Mkoll
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6704

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
The one that conduces to avoiding embroilment in arguments about it.

:coffee:
by Mkoll
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 943

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

Now, there are two destinations for a person with wrong view, I tell you: either hell or the animal womb. Talaputa Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/tipitaka/sn/sn42/sn42.002.than.html Sure, but then there is also this to consider. MN 136 Maha Kammavibhanga Sutta: The Greater Analysis of Ac...
by Mkoll
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1174

Re: What is Facebook?

dharmacorps wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Whatever you do, don't google Total Information Awareness.
Reminds me of the film Minority Report but with technology instead of psychic humans. As artificial intelligence technology is further developed, it could look more and more like that.
by Mkoll
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 107
Views: 2746

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Regarding Syria, I think it is very unlikely Russia would directly attack the US navy. It's in neither country's interest, nor the world's for that matter, to go to war. Except there's one little but very important nuance to consider - that is - Putin's sanity. After 18 years of ultimate power he i...
by Mkoll
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 107
Views: 2746

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Why is no topic here about the important events that are about to happen regarding Syria ? I sometimes come here to check the news. I think "if something super important is happening, it must be there in the dw news section". But since this news is not here, maybe I shouldn't rely on DW to get the ...
by Mkoll
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2970

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

As for my own view, I cannot in good conscience remain a member of a forum in which there is so much ill will, intolerance and outright prejudice expressed to non-Buddhist groups or individuals. So I will follow this thread to its natural conclusion and sign off. The apparent decision to become a c...
by Mkoll
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: allow small images in signature
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: allow small images in signature

Try changing the 2nd

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by Mkoll
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism & Amulets?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Buddhism & Amulets?

A scam is deliberate, fraudulent, scheming behavior. It's possible you were scammed, but I think it's more likely that he believed in some magical power of the amulet and wanted to share it with you for your benefit, in which case he had good intentions despite his mistaken views. And more on charms...
by Mkoll
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Reference on "clinging to thought characteristics"?
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Reference on "clinging to thought characteristics"?

The first thing that comes to mind is the stock formula for sense-restraint. Venerable Bodhi: “On seeing a form with the eye, he does not grasp at its signs and features. Since, if he left the eye faculty unguarded, evil unwholesome states of covetousness and grief might invade him, he practises the...
by Mkoll
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is stealing always wrong?
Replies: 62
Views: 1334

Re: Is stealing always wrong?

And I require a clarification from someone well read in suttas - did Buddha urge us to attain "Nibbana asap" or to begin following the path that will eventually lead us out of samsara (probably after a million years) without wasting a day of precious human life? He certainly encouraged his renuncia...
by Mkoll
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Wat Chaimongkol? Gyuto? Theravada?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Wat Chaimongkol? Gyuto? Theravada?

I've been to the Gyuto foundation once to see Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's longtime translator, give a talk. It felt like a peaceful place from what I remember. Its essentially a Tibetan monastery in a nice residential neighborhood in the hills of Richmond.