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by Mkoll
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: paliaudio.com—New Sutta Recordings Website
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: paliaudio.com—New Sutta Recordings Website

Very clean appearing website and good design. A brief listening-skim tells me they sound like good recordings read by a pleasant and professional voice. A good selection too and I'm sure more will be added.

Many thanks for providing this resource.

:anjali:
by Mkoll
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: bad knees. want to ordain. is it possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: bad knees. want to ordain. is it possible?

For those experienced with yoga, could you list those poses you know of that lead to knee pain?

:thanks:
by Mkoll
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: How do you train for Sila?

The foundation for sila for laypeople is the 5 precepts. Upholding the precepts and being mindful of them is training for sila. If they are easy for someone personally, that is great. But being easy doesn't diminish their worth, importance, and the respect we should afford to them. This is especiall...
by Mkoll
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 67
Views: 1510

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Regarding the OP... There's a pattern I've noticed occurring sometimes. When people, especially young men, who are relatively new to taking the Dhamma seriously for themselves come to this forum, they are often enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is great, but on this online forum environment it can very easil...
by Mkoll
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Overcoming Fear of Death
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Overcoming Fear of Death

That's a great sutta that rightviewftw posted in reply to your question. It's AN 4.184. Here is Venerable Sujato's translation: Then the brahmin Jāṇussoṇi went up to the Buddha, and exchanged greetings with him. When the greetings and polite conversation were over, he sat down to one side and said t...
by Mkoll
Wed May 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 744

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 (Archive)
Topic: lottery ticket
Replies: 6
Views: 302

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: 422

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: 744

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: 382

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: 325

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: 307

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: 8110

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: 1166

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...