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by adamposey
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261653

Re: Justify eating meat

There is nothing wrong with eating meat. Even the monks I speak to say that. It is best for you not to try to deflect onto others, I bet you take showers in warm water, drive to work/school, speak in a manner that is not mindful, engage in unwholesome thinking, and more. Pointing out the flaw in ot...
by adamposey
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Concerning right living in a world of impulse.
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Concerning right living in a world of impulse.

Earlier this year I spent some time (3 days) on a meditation retreat at Bhavana Society (Where Bhante G. resides). Let me first say that it's true that the environment of the monastics is quiet, encourages reflective thought, and is peaceful — I had no intentions of leaving, sadly I was given little...
by adamposey
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261653

Re: Justify eating meat

I bet you cant do it :) According to this page http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Meat is probably the leading cause of death in the US Number of deaths for leading causes of death * Heart disease: 616,067 * Cancer: 562,875 * Stroke (cerebrovascu...
by adamposey
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Any good books that could teach a beginning learner about Bu
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Any good books that could teach a beginning learner about Bu

If it's information on Buddhism you're looking for it is all available online, easily digestible. What you will get in various books are monks clarifications, usually, or in some books more studious versions of the same. To that end you must understand that the western mind tends towards specificity...
by adamposey
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Restlessness and mental clock watching
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Restlessness and mental clock watching

I want to thank you all this has been very helpful.
by adamposey
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Restlessness and mental clock watching
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Restlessness and mental clock watching

Last night I was trying to follow Goldstein's Vipassana guided meditation and about 45 minutes into it I found myself getting just terribly restless and pondering the amount of time left, etc., It was almost like being bored, but being anxious at the same time. Any advice for dealing?
by adamposey
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Access to Insight on the iPhone
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Access to Insight on the iPhone

The awesome level on this is over 9000.
by adamposey
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Career in the military?
Replies: 23
Views: 2429

Re: Career in the military?

I suppose my advice on the matter comes from a relatively weak perspective as my own progress is kind of lacking. But I would suggest to you that if you're considering a career in the military you should deeply examine why it is you're looking at the military. Certainly a military career does not ex...
by adamposey
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I know the answer to life!
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: I know the answer to life!

I really expected to see "42" written as the only answer. Logically, it's true.
by adamposey
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel List on Twitter.
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: DhammaWheel List on Twitter.

I don't twitter. The only reason I ended up on Facebook is because Ben invited me. I'm still not really sure what to do with it, but I play along and pretend like I do - sort of like I do in most meat space social situations. One of these days I'm going back to Urk-Glar where such things aren't nee...
by adamposey
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel List on Twitter.
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: DhammaWheel List on Twitter.

Mawkish1983 wrote:I'm ashamed to say, I'm on twitter @Mawkish1983
I just added you to the list. :)
by adamposey
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel List on Twitter.
Replies: 5
Views: 728

DhammaWheel List on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/adamant1988/dhammawheel" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm adding you guys to the list as I find you... Just three of us now. If you join up on twitter let me know so I can put you on the list. :)
by adamposey
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is ownership just an illusion?
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: Is ownership just an illusion?

I'm always reminded of this skit when we talk about ownership:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4482448693#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by adamposey
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWave or Post your Google Wave Addy
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: DhammaWave or Post your Google Wave Addy

We've got a DhammaWave index going on inside of Google Wave so if you have access to it add your name to the list. :)
by adamposey
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Google Wave Invites part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Re: Google Wave Invites part II

These are arriving much faster than I anticipated.
by adamposey
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Google Wave Invites part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Re: Google Wave Invites part II

I just sent out invites to everyone who posted in here (or PMd me) you should receive them in a few days.
by adamposey
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Google Wave Invites part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Re: Google Wave Invites part II

I'll be sending them out sometime in the next 24 hours (whenever I catch 15-20 minutes to just sit down and organize it all.)

You still won't see them for several days after I send them out, so no worries. Google does it in batches.
by adamposey
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Google Wave Invites part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Google Wave Invites part II

I just received 30 more invites to Google Wave. Any takers?

As before: I need an email address for you so I can send out the invites. It'll take several days after I invite you before you receive the invite (I don't know how many).
by adamposey
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas
Replies: 40
Views: 2700

Re: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas

Mass murder is surely as American as apple pie so why does his action become some cipher for Islam, rather than a straight-forward instance of problem-solving in a pathologically violent society? What's scary is that we're all armed to the teeth too. I know four or five people personally that could...
by adamposey
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Getting together.
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Getting together.

There are no other buddhists in my town.