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by alan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 33
Views: 1279

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

Digity: Yes, I am. And also a complete waste of time.
by alan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 32
Views: 2646

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

I shut my eyes and take off the contact lenses. If I held the eyes open, I would get too involved in the visual world. Problem with closed eyes, though, is you might feel like going to sleep. Way to solve that is to make an effort to sit erect, and do the best you can to get into a proper cross-leg ...
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 4402

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

That link did not work. I'll try it again tomorrow morning.
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 4402

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Never heard of that one. Where is it in the Suttas?
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 33
Views: 1279

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

No, you should not.
Too difficult to understand for a beginner, and even if you are not, there is no use reading the commentaries. Much better to spend your time on the original teachings.
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2410

Re: What is Facebook?

I like Facebook. Allows me to post pretty pictures. People like them. What is wrong with that? Only thing I can say is that they used to let me get 3,000 likes, but now only 300. They want me to advertise. I'll do it when I have a calendar to sell. https://www.facebook.com/CoastalPhotographyByAlanHo...
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 4402

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

So. I've learned at least one thing from this: There is such a thing called called Bon.
But, I don't care. Because it seems to be completely ridiculous.
Just like the idea that there could be a child lama.

There could not be a Child Lama, right?
In the Suttas, nothing like that was ever said.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2410

Re: What is Facebook?

I do love that one, Retro.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 6547

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Yeah, I'm not a Police Dog. I'm a Jazz Cat.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 6547

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Cats are cool. Dogs are dumb. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uEbhzwbvAc0/maxresdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3DuEbhzwbvAc0&h=720&w=1280&tbnid=Q7GVbti9xArLaM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=211&usg=__uAUexzFMXk2uwD5U6XAbPgmgSJ4%3D&vet=10ahUKEwi8r4CBqbbaAhWDON8KHZNn...
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 6547

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

When I was in High School the teacher said I was disruptive to the class, and made me get an evaluation.
Turns out, I have a very high IQ. Also, I piss off stupid people. And arrogant. I accept that.

But, don't think of myself as totally smart. Just that normal people are stupid.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 6547

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

I think dogs are pretty stupid.
Why the hell would they be able to bark all the time?
Barking all the time:
God dam Stupid.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 6547

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Circle5: The idea that you can measure IQ in animals is ludicrous.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 6547

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

As usual, I'm surprised that no one has challenged a statement, but just took it as a fact to be discussed. Hey Circle 5: Can you prove to me that "the average Indian has an IQ of 85, but the average emigrant has an IQ of 114?" That was your basic point. But let me ask you this: How the Hell do you ...
by alan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 4402

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Name the Sutta which says we can be reborn in a place or time or our choice.
Name the one which says it is possible to determine the rebirth place of others.