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by altar
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: restraint
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: restraint

thx
by altar
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: restraint
Replies: 8
Views: 260

restraint

what is the pali for restraint?

in english i've come up with one alternative: moderation
by altar
Mon May 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: crabs for dinner.......
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: crabs for dinner.......

Well in the end she understood me not wanting to eat them but would not allow for them to go in the river...
by altar
Sun May 27, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: crabs for dinner.......
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: crabs for dinner.......

rightview,
instead of teaching my mom not to kill living beings i am teaching myself that these things are out of my power.
by altar
Sun May 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: crabs for dinner.......
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: crabs for dinner.......

they are a purchase but my mom bought them! we have different standards for cooking so i eat meat etc. when she buys it (i buy it but not as much as her) but now that its something live i'm not sure what to do... but i've basically realized that im not doing anything wrong by just leaving them there...
by altar
Sun May 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: crabs for dinner.......
Replies: 15
Views: 231

crabs for dinner.......

i opened the refrigerator, saw a box of food, pulled it out, and opened it, and ... live crabs!. i have no idea what to do... my options are: - just forget about it. - look forward to eating crabs - put them in the river across the street. obviously the crabs are not "mine," but i feel kind of lost,...
by altar
Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 664

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

hope you enjoy massachussetts. that is where i live. i live in the Berkshires.
by altar
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Environmental trigger
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Environmental trigger

or is it because we feel the opportunity is still somewhere out there?
by altar
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Environmental trigger
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Environmental trigger

i can sympathize. i never had money issues so i have never envied the rich. but i have made social mistakes in the past. and frequently my mind returns to that moment. what if i had gone along with something instead of not? and it is an ongoing thing. at the moment my mind is fluid concerning such t...
by altar
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 29
Views: 2131

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

my request was denied...
by altar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: does anyone know of good asubha resources?
Replies: 51
Views: 5986

Re: does anyone know of good asubha resources?

Ernest Becker unintentionally and unwittingly produced one of the best asubha resources out there in The Denial of Death with his discussion of "anality." It is a rather profound discourse on the preposterous nature of the human body and the incongruity of having sensual desire for it given its nat...
by altar
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day
Replies: 6
Views: 566

this anthill fumes by night and flames by day

just wanted to see if anyone had reflections on this sutta... i guess i'm thinking about how at night when i lie down my mind goes half to the future and half to distracted elements of the "present." when one is thinking about the future what can be done? Anything? Or is "fuming by night" and "flami...
by altar
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Day to Day activities
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Day to Day activities

I'm interested in how people remain mindful and aware whilst carrying out the duties below,; 1. Working 2. Talking to people 3. Spending time with family/ children 4. Driving 5. Time to their selves (relaxing) i guess i have issue with the word "remain" as mindfulness will lapse now and then. perha...