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by ryanM
Tue May 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I´m Radoslav from Slovakia
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Hi I´m Radoslav from Slovakia

Welcome, Radoslav!
by ryanM
Tue May 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 25
Views: 1028

Re: The benefits of silence

Saengnapha wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:41 am
Real silence is the stopping of your mind, not the stopping of your mouth. One does not lead to the other, but go ahead and try it. :D
:thumbsup:
by ryanM
Mon May 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can discover path by own efforts?
Replies: 38
Views: 711

Re: can discover path by own efforts?

"The path is, but nobody on it can be found." I don't know where this quote comes from, but I like it.
by ryanM
Sun May 27, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 650

Re: professional cuddling

binocular wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 6:05 am
A human as a professional pet!
Ha!
Boa constrictors are especially cuddly.
by ryanM
Sat May 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

I had ice cream today :tongue:
by ryanM
Sat May 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Rocket festival in NE Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Rocket festival in NE Thailand

I thought your title was "Rock festival in NE Thailand". Now, a day later, I read it correctly and it makes a little more sense.
by ryanM
Fri May 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?

Yuck! I don't care for people that proselytize their religion, beliefs, dogma, etc. with a "shotgun" approach. Eventually, it'll come out if people are sincere, so there's no need to bother with divulging information about what I practice. We can show people the Dhamma without having to put an expli...
by ryanM
Sun May 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Using Ear Muffs During Meditation?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Using Ear Muffs During Meditation?

As Ajahn Chah said... It's not the noise that disturbs you, but you who disturbs the noise. Can you make peace with the crying? Honestly, I think that having the right attitude towards the crying will make your sittings a lot easier in the future because we can't control what our ears pick up. Eithe...
by ryanM
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies

The plot thickens!
by ryanM
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 12
Views: 555

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 (Archive)
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 27
Views: 746

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 (Archive)
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!
Replies: 30
Views: 733

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: 753

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: 581

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.