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by Mkoll
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 54
Views: 3379

Re: The case against coffee (important)

For a coffee treat, it's hard to beat that Vietnamese coffee with sweetened condensed milk. Add in a bowl of pho as a meal and you are set my friend.
by Mkoll
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1672

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

I don't understand how what you brought is a response to what I posted. I think you expect (although probably in perfectly innocent goodwill) too much pure Buddhism from the posters at this forum, and that as such, you committed the "Buddhification of Dhamma Wheel members fallacy". I'd also add tha...
by Mkoll
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1757
Views: 149010

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

A great psy-downtempo track period, but also to test your rig's bass response (or lack thereof 8-)).

Pleiadians - Celaeno

by Mkoll
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 130
Views: 1398

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

When I am blinded in a spat, I'd be happy if someone reminded me of this.
When you know that the other is angry,
You act for the good of both
Yourself and the other,
If you are mindful, and stay calm.

-Thag 6.12
May w'all get along and let the toxicity be.
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Thanks bodom.
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha and sleep
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: The Buddha and sleep

For monks: 2am-6am sleepin the rest awake and practicing if we divide the "watches of the night" equitably. Someone else can provide the sutta(s). Actually it's the middle watch, 10pm-2am, that's for sleeping. “When, Aggivessana, the noble disciple is moderate in eating, then the Tathāgata discipli...
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha and sleep
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: The Buddha and sleep

For monks: 2am-6am sleepin the rest awake and practicing if we divide the "watches of the night" equitably. Someone else can provide the sutta(s). No specific recommendation for laymen, though he mentions sleeping late as the "downfall of man" (DN 31 (and elsewhere in spirit at least)). From persona...
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Halloween, I will now remove my mask
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Happy Halloween, I will now remove my mask

I think I may be the only person from Oakland on DW. Am I obligated to make some regional good natured sports :tongue: comment here? Like you stole our team or some such thing? I've lived and worked in Oakland and my parents live very close. Dad's a longtime Raiders fan and I'll watch a game with h...
by Mkoll
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: translation for this sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: translation for this sutta

Yes, that site's translations can be questionable.

Ven. Bodhi's translation of the AN can be had new for ~$60, and his translations are far clearer. Or just wait until Ven. Sujato has finished translating the AN and releases it for free on suttacentral.org, probably a year or so out from release.
by Mkoll
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: vicikicchā and suttas that define it
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: vicikicchā and suttas that define it

Thank you for the correction.
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What makes make-believe so attractive?
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: What makes make-believe so attractive?

chownah wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:40 am
In the hollywood thread binocular asked about this. So rather than to change the topic there I created this thread here.

So.....let's help binocular just what is it that makes make-believe so attractive?
chownah
Because it's fun!

:toast:
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1209

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

Nanavira is so esteemed in the Theravada Buddhist world. and here I am reading the thoughts of a thoroughly respected monk who'd rather die than be seen in public with an ugly old woman. I don't think this is the case. I think most Theravadans have never heard of him. Of those who have, there are a...
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75206

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

And you continue. How astounding! No constructive dialogue, indeed.

Please don't bother wasting your time replying further to me here or anywhere else on this forum because you are now on my (still very small) ignore list so I won't see your posts henceforth.

Best of luck.
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75206

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

How can jhana be anything other than a mental process? It is still in the subject object realm and is not the cause of cessation. I'm not denying that jhana is a mental process. I'm saying it's brought about via a specific set of conditions, namely the Noble Eightfold Path. The Noble Eightfold Path...
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75206

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

I think you are confusing sammā-samādhi and jhānas. Yes, sammā-samādhi is Buddhist and is conjoined to the other factors of the path. Sammā-samādhi is also defined as the jhānas. However, in no way does that mean that jhānas and samādhi are in and of themselves "Buddhist." They both are simply func...
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75206

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

I'm not denying that jhana is a mental process. I'm saying it's brought about via a specific set of conditions, namely the Noble Eightfold Path. The Noble Eightfold Path is only taught by a Buddha. Therefore, it is distinctly Buddhist. I think you are confusing sammā-samādhi and jhānas. Yes, sammā-...
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75206

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

the base of nothingness, which is reached only past (or part of) the fourth jhāna. Just because the Buddhist texts teach the way to the formless attainments via the jhanas, doesn't mean that's the only way one can attain them. If someone gives you directions on how to get from New York to Chicago, ...
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75206

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Just replace "mental process" in what I said earlier with "mechanism of the mind" and you have my answer: I read the texts as saying that right concentration (sammasamadhi), i.e. the 4 jhanas, is distinctly Buddhist because it is dependent upon the other limbs of the path—see MN 117. The means by w...
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75206

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

the base of nothingness, which is reached only past (or part of) the fourth jhāna. Just because the Buddhist texts teach the way to the formless attainments via the jhanas, doesn't mean that's the only way one can attain them. If someone gives you directions on how to get from New York to Chicago, ...
by Mkoll
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 44
Views: 792

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Mkoll, Because you interpret everything through someone else's words, whatever another may say in a different way will seem inaccurate or wrong. This is a basic problem that most seekers have. They hold up someone or something as The Truth, and compare everything else to that. Part of being honest ...