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by Fluke
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Killing Rats
Replies: 77
Views: 2773

Re: Killing Rats

Release rats within 100 yards of where they were caught. Releasing a rat into a strange area will almost surely result in his or her death. PETA Killing is much less likely to carry a risk of causing suffering than release in an unfamiliar area, Guiding principles in the Humane Control of Rats and ...
by Fluke
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 71100

Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

It seems to me that the fire has ceased to exist. It is annihilated, kaput and gone for good. The fuel is spent, and the fire ceases to exist. So a baby who grew up too is kaput and gone for good? Is that annihilation? What about when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly? No those wouldn't be annih...
by Fluke
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 71100

Re: Is there consciousness in Nibbana?

"Of course you're befuddled, Vaccha. Of course you're confused. Deep, Vaccha, is this phenomenon, hard to see, hard to realize, tranquil, refined, beyond the scope of conjecture, subtle, to-be-experienced by the wise. For those with other views, other practices, other satisfactions, other aims, oth...
by Fluke
Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Just The Buddha?
Replies: 62
Views: 4414

Re: Just The Buddha?

Although there is a lot of misinformation and downright made-up facts, there has been a lot of research on the paranormal. I don't think it is as far-fetched as is usually believed. It is not the same as in movies, but definitely not normal. Also, with 200 billion galaxies (give or take), there is ...
by Fluke
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Slick Secret Behind a “Stimulus Package”
Replies: 39
Views: 1472

Re: The Slick Secret Behind a “Stimulus Package”

I don't think the proprietor is $100 out of pocket, because he no longer owes that amount to the butcher, he's paid the debt off. Maybe I'm missing something... where's the catch to this. Edit: I see, the $100 that the hotel owner used to clear his debt, was in fact owed to him by the prostitute, so...
by Fluke
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Swans feeding fish
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Swans feeding fish

Very cool video clip thanks for sharing, made me :)
by Fluke
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh & Herman Hesse
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh & Herman Hesse

Hi Jhana4 I read that book recently, and it would be difficult to give a review without filling 2 or 3 pages :) I'll instead try to answer your questions. It's a work of fiction, and I may be wrong, but I doubt that Hesse was enlightened, so it's not Buddhism. Why is Buddhism happier? In the book th...
by Fluke
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Q re kamma as action versus effect
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Q re kamma as action versus effect

Hello Fluke, I would you suggest you read this booklet, and then come back to the discussion with any questions.(the result of action is called Vipaka, not Kamma). Good, Evil and Beyond - Kamma in the Buddha's Teaching http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/kamma.htm#Contents With metta, Chris Hm you answe...
by Fluke
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Q re kamma as action versus effect
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Q re kamma as action versus effect

Hi guys I have a question about kamma, and let me first say I know it's a complicated subject, and I admit I know little about it. I believe that kamma means action. So, am I right in thinking, any action I make, has an equal reaction in response. If I insult someone, I will be insulted back, is tha...
by Fluke
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread
Replies: 156
Views: 34502

Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

I'd add the movie "Revolver" to the list.

It's very violent in parts, but the main theme of the movie is the ego, and conquering it.

At least that was my understanding of it; it's quite a weird movie.

Peace
Fluke
by Fluke
Fri May 31, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Brazilian kid refuses to eat animals
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: Brazilian kid refuses to eat animals

Very cool I like this.. as an uncle I'm inclined to recall how some kids, when they first learn of what meat is, are less inclined to want to eat it.
by Fluke
Fri May 31, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you watch tv?
Replies: 38
Views: 5374

Re: Do you watch tv?

I watch very little TV but do sometimes watch a movie; I've a fairly large DVD collection. Practically the only television I watch is sports programmes - I'm not interested in all the sex, violence and rhetoric shown on many movies & TV shows.

Peace
Fluke
by Fluke
Thu May 30, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi guys
Replies: 13
Views: 2829

Re: Hi guys

Dear Fluke, Only thing in 2-3 days vipassana can't be learnt let alone practised. You might end up taking a mild course and loosing the benefits that come with it. Better take a 10 days course at Goenkaji's centers Metta Parth Hi Parth The 10 day retreats sound a little "intense" with ~10 hours of ...
by Fluke
Fri May 24, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi guys
Replies: 13
Views: 2829

Re: Hi guys

Thanks for the welcome Ben and for the advice Spiny Norman.

I checked out the web site of the Sheffield Triratna centre and that looks ideal, as it's not far to travel. I'll contact them and ask about their retreat dates.

Peace
Fluke
by Fluke
Fri May 24, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi guys
Replies: 13
Views: 2829

Re: Hi guys

I'm male 39 years of age, hailing from Yorkshire in the UK, and have been interested in Buddhism for approximately the last 10 years. Hi Fluke, this might be worth a look: http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.php?keyword=&search=Search&country_id=76&province_id=126&tradition%5B%5D=theravada. The pr...
by Fluke
Fri May 24, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi guys
Replies: 13
Views: 2829

Re: Hi guys

Thanks for the kind welcome. Aloka, I appreciate the link you have given and will check it out. As there are no Buddhist centres near me, I know I will need to travel, and am prepared to do that. Right now I'm looking for a short-stay retreat (2-3 days) that teaches Vipassana. If that goes ok, I wil...
by Fluke
Wed May 22, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi guys
Replies: 13
Views: 2829

Hi guys

Hi guys I'm male 39 years of age, hailing from Yorkshire in the UK, and have been interested in Buddhism for approximately the last 10 years. I've read several books on the subject and have learned from Buddhist forums and chat rooms as well as other online material. I've been meditating for around ...