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by Reductor
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abortion poll
Replies: 49
Views: 2266

Re: Abortion poll

Not many options for morally against but prochoice. I would prefer there to be a limit on when you can abort that would be informed by the relevant medical research so that organisms which can feel pain are protected. Hopefully a precise time frame in pregnancy would be identified that would allow a...
by Reductor
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: If you could meet the Buddha
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Easy: may I go forth under this doctrine and discipline?
by Reductor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench

Thank you for sharing that. That seems pretty hardcore to me. Is that crossfit training? No, it's older than crossfit. Russians have been doing kettlebell since the 1800's. But, of course, kettlebelling can and is used in crossfit. As for it being hardcore: it is only a little bit at the beginning....
by Reductor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Home Weightlifting Workouts Without a Bench

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This is a killer. But the equipment is pretty cheap and compact. It is very good exercise; it'll leave you feeling like you just fought with a guy -- you'll be sore, pumped, out of breath, and energized.

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by Reductor
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Normal?

Sam, These thoughts do feel like they just flash up, but I quickly disregard them as non vitreous and feel disgust towards them. You think the thought, know it is inspired by defilement, then feel disgust... but feeling disgust is inspired by defilement. Have you noticed that? I suspect you feel di...
by Reductor
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Wirathu silenced by Myanmar's top Buddhist body
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Wirathu silenced by Myanmar's top Buddhist body

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/wirathu-silenced-myanmar-top-buddhist-body-170311141258664.html I've not been following these issues very closely. But now that he's been banned from speaking, for only a year, I wonder what his followers will do. I wonder what this will accomplish. I'm interest...
by Reductor
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Most Compact Pali Canon
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Most Compact Pali Canon

davidbrainerd wrote:Dhammapada....unless you buy into the erroneous notion that there is no self, since there's self in the Dhammapada and it might offend you to read about how you don't get to nirvana by riding elephants but by riding the well tamed self.
:rofl:
by Reductor
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 2156

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

HP Lovecraft would be fun, but would make me jump at every strange bubble in the water, every shadow behind a tree, every strange cloud ha ha. Spooky stuff! I would pick Shakespeare as well for this reason. I have a big nice edition of his complete works as well. I like your want to bring poetry. I...
by Reductor
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How did you learn to love reading books?
Replies: 62
Views: 2982

Re: How did you learn to love reading books?

Greetings. I saw this thread on reading Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture -- and I wondered how you have learned to love reading books. I actually studied literature in college, but I've never learned to love to read, no matter how many books I've read. For me, literature has always bee...
by Reductor
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 2156

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

In each scenario assume that you only own a total of five books, not a total of them all, twenty books would be an easier question than just five :tongue:. We are assuming that survival is not an issue on the island so books on water purification, medicine and such are not necessary. What five reli...
by Reductor
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 102538

Re: There is such a thing as objective reality.

alan wrote:Oh, don't be ridiculous. Stupid stuff like that pisses me off.
Which stuff?
by Reductor
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...
Replies: 31
Views: 1908

Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

I have no idea why but this whole post made me smile. Thank you for writing it. It is full of great advice. I was looking for the short cut but you are likely correct. It's no surprise to me - I'm very funny and insightful! Hahaha. Seriously though, because you found it even a little helpful, and b...
by Reductor
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 102538

Re: There is such a thing as objective reality.

And in that reality, there are things that can be proven true. And things which are false. If you can't prove it, it is not true. For instance, President Obama did not "tap" Trumps's phone, yet he insists it is true. This man is deranged. He insists on saying stuff that has no basis in reality. Wha...
by Reductor
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...
Replies: 31
Views: 1908

Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

The vissudhimagga is the theravada. It is the lynch pin of the commentarial system. As to what the complete system was before buddhaghosa came along there isn't much we can do to find out. But the translating of the commentaries and the composition of the vissudhimagga was performed on behalf of th...
by Reductor
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...
Replies: 31
Views: 1908

Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

The vissudhimagga is the theravada. It is the lynch pin of the commentarial system. As to what the complete system was before buddhaghosa came along there isn't much we can do to find out. But the translating of the commentaries and the composition of the vissudhimagga was performed on behalf of the...