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by The Thinker
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries
Replies: 19
Views: 4432

Re: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries

Stats more stats and lies? who is funding them, would it be governments ?
by The Thinker
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: 234 ALIENS TRYING TO CONTACT
Replies: 17
Views: 2914

Re: 234 ALIENS TRYING TO CONTACT

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Money could be better spent on the starving, bringing peace and better standard of living and education.
by The Thinker
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries
Replies: 19
Views: 4432

Re: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries

Which country is the most generous in the world? 1 Myanmar 70% 2 United States 61% 3 Australia 60% 4 New Zealand 59% 5 Sri Lanka 57% 6 Canada 56% 7 Indonesia 56% 8 United Kingdom 54% 9 Ireland 54% 10 United Arab Emirates 53% More meaningless propaganda, putting The United States 2nd is of no surpri...
by The Thinker
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Hello

Hello :smile:
by The Thinker
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth as Mara
Replies: 9
Views: 1527

Re: Rebirth as Mara

Tanha-craving, Arati-aversion and Raga-passion these are the Daughters of Mara?

Or perhaps branches from the same tree.
by The Thinker
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada Buddhism a Religion?
Replies: 28
Views: 4477

Re: Is Theravada Buddhism a Religion?

The teachings are very agreeable to a more peaceful and harmonious existence, I don't like calling it a religion, but does it really matter?
by The Thinker
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The authority of a monk's words
Replies: 153
Views: 14331

Re: The authority of a monk's words

One of the areas in which the Monks could improve communication with others in the future, is creating reference points too the suttas, which forged their own opinion and belief, this is sadly lacking in my opinion. Do you mean naming their references the way you can see it many Christian texts whe...
by The Thinker
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The authority of a monk's words
Replies: 153
Views: 14331

Re: The authority of a monk's words

One of the areas in which the Monks could improve communication with others in the future, is creating reference points too the suttas, which forged their own opinion and belief, this is sadly lacking in my opinion.
by The Thinker
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello buddhists
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Hello buddhists

Hello :thumbsup:
by The Thinker
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The authority of a monk's words
Replies: 153
Views: 14331

Re: The authority of a monk's words

We should be very aware of what the teacher is suggesting, and if it is in line with the Buddhas teaching, blind faith is stupidity, and many claims of sexual abuse in recent years, makes this plain to see. A more recent claim is currently in the news about a very well respected(until now) British t...
by The Thinker
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 26099

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

ToVincent wrote:
tiltbillings wrote: That's better.
Just the tip of the iceberg. Not for the coward.
murphythecat8 wrote:......
Some sources on the Āgamas in english:
https://justpaste.it/yzrn
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Many thanks ToVincent, much appreciated :namaste:
by The Thinker
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 185246

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Trump gets closer too office everyday, forget the polls, this bloke is a cert! (and value) ;) I may not agree with him or the capitalist system for that matter, but I do have a bet now and again(mainly horses), and the message the second largest power in America have put out there( immigration, Musl...