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by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Eczema
Replies: 18
Views: 3206

Re: Eczema

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:I promise I will explain - but when Lonesome Yogurt responds.
LonesomeYoghurt's last visit was on the 10th of February, so we may be waiting a while.

I get itchy when I wait.
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Eczema
Replies: 18
Views: 3206

Re: Eczema

My eczema was caused by a range of food allergies. By going on an elimination diet I was able to determine which foods were responsible and could then exclude them from my diet. My eczema went from chronic (always present) to very occasional and mild, even without the use of hydrocortisone cream. Us...
by dharmagoat
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Do You Value Above All Else?
Replies: 26
Views: 1207

Re: What Do You Value Above All Else?

Kindness.

That is peace of mind.
by dharmagoat
Fri May 30, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?
Replies: 50
Views: 2924

Re: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?

SarathW wrote:Next time they might put some make up and a face lift as well.
Moisturiser.
by dharmagoat
Thu May 29, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?
Replies: 50
Views: 2924

Re: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:Ah.
Another adept at avoiding answering.

Strike 2....
I actually have no answer to your question.

Here is a third and final red fish: :redherring:
by dharmagoat
Thu May 29, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?
Replies: 50
Views: 2924

Re: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?

What... it's ok for Stephen to ask questions which probably have little or no relevance whatsoever to his practice - but it's not ok to ask him how that's working for him? Is that your point...? Really, I'm asking.... Is this line of inquiry relevant to your practice, or am I just wasting your time...
by dharmagoat
Wed May 28, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?
Replies: 50
Views: 2924

Re: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:If that's ok with you...
Of course. :redherring:
by dharmagoat
Wed May 28, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?
Replies: 50
Views: 2924

Re: Is the Buddhasasana really in decline?

Yes, Stephen. Please don't ask difficult questions.
by dharmagoat
Sun May 04, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am a "buddha"
Replies: 80
Views: 7403

Re: I am a "buddha"

The original buddha knew what he was and so did every buddha before him and since. Jesus knew what he was and so did every Jesus before and since. Socrates knew what he was and so did every Socrates before and since. Free men know they are free. Only a buddha can talk about buddhism, the rest talk ...
by dharmagoat
Sun May 04, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1254
Views: 92717

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Thanks Kim.

:anjali:
by dharmagoat
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Long threads
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Long threads

Few would disagree that the main function of a discussion forum is discussion. Even if the answers to a particular question or line of inquiry already exist buried in an archived thread, it seems unfair to expect any member, new or old, to be satisfied with reading through the past discussions of of...
by dharmagoat
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11945
Views: 570125

Re: Word Association Game

Fire
by dharmagoat
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Getting Intoxicated Without Alcohol
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Getting Intoxicated Without Alcohol

Children have been getting "drunk" for decades (centuries, millennia?) by spinning around in a standing position until they get dizzy and fall over. Like true drunkenness the sensation can be quite euphoric and will give way to nausea if done to excess. Would doing this break the fifth precept? It r...
by dharmagoat
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Really big
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Really big

Sam Vara wrote:It's a long way from Ajahn Chah saying that one's practice should emulate the humility of an earthworm...
It would be difficult to raise the funds to build a 400ft earthworm.
by dharmagoat
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Comprehensive List of Practices and Meditation Styles
Replies: 16
Views: 1859

Re: Comprehensive List of Meditation Styles

My first question would be "where does ānāpānasati go?"
by dharmagoat
Fri May 31, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati actually inducing sleep...!
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: Anapanasati actually inducing sleep...!

I always become sleepy when I practice in the early afternoon, so I nap beforehand. Mornings and evenings are fine.

Increasing one's effort can help to stave off sleepiness, as can meditating in bright surroundings.
by dharmagoat
Thu May 30, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?
Replies: 17
Views: 2371

Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Fourthed. David is alright. :twothumbsup: Dr. Snyder makes no claim to being fully enlightened or to being any famous guru, reborn. The birth-event may simply shed some light on his future role and possible kammic fate as a Dhamma teacher in this life. I actually thought the inclusion of that statem...
by dharmagoat
Sat May 11, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 423053

Re: the great rebirth debate

They say humility is what keeps one from being humiliated. And while I certainly can't take any credit for whatever humility I may have, I am fortunate enough to occasionally say "I don't know about this, I don't understand that" and mean it. It does wonders against confusion and doubt. Yes, I now ...
by dharmagoat
Sat May 11, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 423053

Re: the great rebirth debate

5heaps wrote:no, if you study proper material the opposite happens.
you should also study the history of buddhisn and indian logic so you can have some clue about what youre talking about
My reading on these subjects has been very scant.

What books do you recommend?
by dharmagoat
Sat May 11, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bacon - Key to longevity
Replies: 17
Views: 2772

Re: Bacon - Key to longevity

Ben wrote:
dharmagoat wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:No joke. The typical supercentenarian enjoys sweets.
Just a thought: Maybe they enjoy sweets simply because they are old.
More likely they enjoy sweets because they like them.
Darn, I hadn't thought of that.