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by Murkve
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddhism & Nature
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Buddhism & Nature

One can catch flies by using a "Clapping" method. Flies always take off by moving to the side, rather than up, as most predators come at them from above. To exploit this, all you need to do is slide both hands to either side of the fly and quickly ring them together, like a clap. If you do this gent...
by Murkve
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Jogging
Replies: 37
Views: 6271

Re: Jogging

The correct and least impactful way to run is by striking the ground with the ball of the foot, rather than the heel. This minimizes impact on the knee, and instead transfers that force to the calf muscle, which acts much like a spring. However, it takes a while to switch over to this style of runni...
by Murkve
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the last thing to let go?
Replies: 43
Views: 3855

Re: What is the last thing to let go?

It is my understanding that the absolute last thing to be let go is attachment to Dhamma.

However in terms of the dismantling of the self, I am not sure of the order here. I'd be very interested in how this is accomplished as well.
by Murkve
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Strategies for Cultivation
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Strategies for Cultivation

Hi Prasadachitta! So does this mean that, if I may borrow a phrase from my own practice as an educator, that "To be a reflective practitioner" is the essence of Dhamma cultivation, and that this reflection itself is a form of Meditation? Please don't think that I'm looking to replace more traditiona...
by Murkve
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Strategies for Cultivation
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Strategies for Cultivation

The cornerstone of Buddhist practice seems to be Meditation - and for good reason. It is calming, develops concentration, wisdom, and insight, and is simple enough to build a habit around. However, I'm wondering if there are other practices and techniques that develop mindfulness and cultivate the E...
by Murkve
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Religious Harmony
Replies: 22
Views: 2265

Re: Religious Harmony

Granted, I am not nearly as we'll versed in the suttas as others here, but I've recently come across a few that seem to illustrate the Buddha as having a "This Dhamma is the complete Truth, gained through knowledge and insight. Others are mere facets of the greater jewel that is this Dhamma." I'm th...
by Murkve
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for a Sangha
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Looking for a Sangha

Thank you all very much for the warm welcome. I'm happy to be here. And thank you for the advice. LonesomeYogurt, I've seen Triple Gem of the North and it looks like quite a nice place. I'll have to check it out. Unfortunately it's about 40 minutes from my house - which would make it difficult to ge...
by Murkve
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for a Sangha
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Looking for a Sangha

Hello. My name is Murkve, and I am a new seeker living just north of Minneapolis. I've always known the basics of Buddhism, and have always been drawn to it, but lately I've begun to appreciate the Dhamma at a much deeper level. This may be because I have witnessed its myriad applications and wisdom...