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by ryanM
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies

The plot thickens!
by ryanM
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 4
Views: 204

The conspiracy to end all conspiracies

People of Earth (and beings from other realms who visit DW), I see the great conspiracy unwinding. Flat Earthers have been found out. See, conspiracy movements are typically fringe and receive much public criticism. Lizard aliens, the Illuminati, and the new world order are some common ones. Current...
by ryanM
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 536

Re: Why are you practising Buddhism?

all my friends were doing it. also, I hear the nymphs in heaven are quite beautiful.
by ryanM
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!
Replies: 30
Views: 561

Re: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!

We spend our time concerned about a thought a monk made years ago in Thailand? I'm not condemning your initial inquiry, No Mind. It's just that the conversation has turned fantastic.
by ryanM
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: talented people and non self
Replies: 33
Views: 619

Re: talented people and non self

aptitude in something is usually tagged with conceit or pride. it's something that has to be checked along the way or it'll go to peoples head.
by ryanM
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Criticism of triple bhikkhuni ordination in Los Angeles
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Criticism of triple bhikkhuni ordination in Los Angeles

This community is, more or less, very moderate and tolerable. I'm sorry, but you won't easily find a home here if things continue in this fashion.

I'm happy to see we have 3 more nuns in the Buddha's sangha.
by ryanM
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?
Replies: 42
Views: 517

Re: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?

Why would a language hold a monopoly over mental freedom?
by ryanM
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

I close my eyes for the same reason I close my mouth (of course, probably different if my nasal passage is clogged!). However, I don't think either way is better. Most important is what's going on in the mental landscape.
by ryanM
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 73
Views: 2047

Re: ban heretics

Monty Python witch burning scene popped into my head.
by ryanM
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 2177

Re: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking

Didn't the Buddha mention that people who believed in annihilation were more along the path than those that believe in an eternal self because they didn't see a persistent "self" that carried through lives/time?
by ryanM
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 47
Views: 1106

Re: If you could ask the Buddha one question

Why is the meaning of life "42"?
by ryanM
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to pray to the Buddha?
Replies: 104
Views: 1921

Re: Is it wrong to pray to the Buddha?

No_Mind wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:20 am
I know but sometimes I like to believe in Dhammakaya and .. that Buddha(s) still exists somewhere .. not as we know of them but their essence.
:namaste:
Their essence is the four elements, right?
by ryanM
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a lay person learn, practice and become peaceful and happy?
Replies: 33
Views: 989

Re: Can a lay person learn, practice and become peaceful and happy?

binocular wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:55 am
JC938 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:57 pm
Can a lay person learn buddhism, practice and become peaceful and happy?
Married man -- yes.
Married woman -- not so much.
I don't understand this. Could you please elaborate?
by ryanM
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help me understand rapture
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Help me understand rapture

The rapture is when Jesus Christ returns to remove the church (all believers in Christ) from the earth. Believers who have died will have their bodies resurrected and, along with believers who are still living, will meet the Lord in the air. This will all occur in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye...
by ryanM
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: metta.lk domain name expired. What happens?

This link may be useful for you.
by ryanM
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 50
Views: 2392

Re: How much happy are you?

Spiny Norman wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
I had to look up Tesco haha.
by ryanM
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 38
Views: 1309

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

chownah wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:14 pm
That is the one....thanks for bringing it here.
Sure thing :smile:
by ryanM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 38
Views: 1309

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

chownah wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:14 pm
[...]
MN 20 is it, I think.
by ryanM
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 6715

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Pastafarians are a godless people with nothing but noodles for brains.
by ryanM
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 50
Views: 2392

Re: How much happy are you?

I'm 68% Oxygen, 18.5% Carbon, 9.5% Hydrogen, 3.2% Nitrogen, 1.5% Calcium, 1.0% Phosphorus, 0.4% Potassium, 0.3% Sulfur, 0.2% Sodium, 0.2% Chlorine, 0.1% Magnesium, less than 1.0% trace elements. Maybe happiness is masquerading as a trace element.