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by Mkoll
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 73
Views: 1125

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:10 pm
binocular wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:12 pm

I think the proverbial testosterone could be playing a major part in this.
Surely this is playing the balls rather than the man?
:lol:

Touche!
by Mkoll
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The body
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: The body

I hesitated to use the word subjective because it is so loaded and tends to reify a self-subject experiencing/observing an object. Maybe elementary would be better? I'm open to suggestions. The bottom line though is that the Buddha used "the world" in different ways. It seems the "fathom-long body" ...
by Mkoll
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The body
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: The body

The Buddha referred to the world primarily in 2 ways. 1) He referred to it in the conventional way, exemplified by this bolded stock passage often found in the suttas: So long as I did not directly know as they really are the five aggregates subject to clinging in four phases, I did not claim to hav...
by Mkoll
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day

L.N. wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:08 am
The bolt, monk, this is a synonym for ignorance. Take out the bolt, get rid of ignorance, dig, clever one, bringing a tool.
Could you please provide the source of that quote? Thanks.
by Mkoll
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 972

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

I feel like I'm watching an episode of Jerry Springer: Buddhist Forum Edition.
by Mkoll
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 37
Views: 487

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

It would be helpful if you could name the teachers you are saying promote this practice. This way, we can look at their teachings as a whole and place what you're quoting in the proper context. For all I know, the snippet you've quoted may be taken out of context and they do teach right effort along...
by Mkoll
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1779
Views: 150956

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

One of those unforgettable melodies.

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle

by Mkoll
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 972

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

L.N. wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:07 am
What do you think the goal of this thread is?
Apart from, as I said, inviting more political argument and contention? For you to continue to cause drama and :stirthepot: .

:popcorn:
by Mkoll
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 972

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Has anyone else noticed a recurring undercurrent of far-right sentiments and views cropping up in discussions here on DW, even in discussions which are not political in nature, such as Dhamma discussion regarding Right Speech? :toast: Yes, more than 1-2+ years ago that's for sure. But what is your ...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3279

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

ryanM wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Pastafarians are a godless people with nothing but noodles for brains.
:rofl:
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 328

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

Dear Friends in Dhamma, What exactly is meant by the contracted/constricted mind, as mentioned in the Satipatthana Sutta? What strategies or antidotes does the Buddha or do the commentaries have to offer? Metta and peace, Bowing and thanks, Abhaya (Andrew) From Ven. Anayalo's Satipatthana : Clipboa...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9276

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

There's definitely a lot of flowery and cerebral language in the piece, but at the same time the author makes good use of them in getting her points across. The conclusion makes good sense in the context of the rest of the article where most of the terms there are defined and fleshed out. By itself,...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9276

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's a great article, more about the circumstances leading to Trump than the man himself. Worth reading whatever side of the aisle you lean more toward.

https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017 ... ump-beyond
by Mkoll
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 95
Views: 2254

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Thanks for your honest report. It's heartfelt posts like these that make this forum worth visiting.
by Mkoll
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA

No need to apologize! I don't know for sure either.
by Mkoll
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA

Many here know this but maybe not all. Wat Metta is the monastery where Thanissaro Bhikkhu is the abbot. He is one of the major Pali Canon translators (to English), also translating Thai Forest ajaans; and his translations and commentary are cited/quoted here on DW on a regular basis; his work is n...
by Mkoll
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to become a person with hope/expectation?
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: How to become a person with hope/expectation?

Hope and inspiration are strongly linked. What inspires can give hope. I find the Triple Gem inspiring and it gives me hope.

I hope that helps. 8-)
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pleiades, Elves & BuddhaDharma
Replies: 17
Views: 250

Re: Pleiades, Elves & BuddhaDharma

Pseudobabble wrote:Greetings, spaceman.

by Mkoll
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 7.72 [AN 7.68] Aggikkhandhopama Sutta. The Mass of Fire Comparison.
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: AN 7.72 [AN 7.68] Aggikkhandhopama Sutta. The Mass of Fire Comparison.

What is the significance of the qualifier "one who is of poor conduct, an evil-minded one, a filthy doer of complete wickedness who acts in an underhand manner, who pretends to be a recluse yet is not a recluse, who pretends to lead the holy life yet does not lead the holy life, an inwardly-putrid,...
by Mkoll
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling
Replies: 46
Views: 860

Re: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling

I usually try to avoid name-calling, but in certain cases it is warranted. LN, you are plainly acting like a troll . Whether it's more an act or more a genuine expression, who can say? Regardless, you're getting the attention you want, provided by others. Hopefully something good comes of it. Carry ...