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by m0rl0ck
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 29
Views: 1826

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

Many jurisdictions in the US issue bench warrants for ignoring jury duty. Which is not really a big deal until you call the cops or get a traffic ticket and then you could be in for a hefty fine or even jail time.
by m0rl0ck
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

The truth hurts sometimes and those are often the times when it most needs to be told.
by m0rl0ck
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 69
Views: 6201

Re: The case against coffee (important)

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/01/caffeine-may-counter-age-related-inflammation-study-finds.html Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. ...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 69
Views: 6201

Re: The case against coffee (important)

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/01/caffeine-may-counter-age-related-inflammation-study-finds.html Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. ...
by m0rl0ck
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 6638

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

L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:51 am
m0rl0ck wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:45 am
L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:20 am
but your position is on its face over-the-top silly.

Im fine with you thinking that, just trying to plant a seed. I realize that my position is not going to win me any popularity contests :)
You and I have something in common then.
Cool :jumping:
by m0rl0ck
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 6638

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

L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:20 am
but your position is on its face over-the-top silly.

Im fine with you thinking that, just trying to plant a seed. I realize that my position is not going to win me any popularity contests :)
by m0rl0ck
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 6638

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

As to the second proposition, it is simply frightening and sounds like what the Nazi's said about the Jews. I am not calling Morlock a Nazi, but talk of "eradicating" religious groups is not worthy of a "good argument" in opposition. Certain self-identified Buddhists are trying to eradicate the Roh...
by m0rl0ck
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 6638

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

I am troubled by the proliferation of anti-Muslim Topics and posts here. I have to assume the majority of Members also disagree with such posts. We need to take a stand against this, because it damages the perception of Buddhism, especially at a time when Buddhists are persecuting Rohingya Muslims....
by m0rl0ck
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 56
Views: 2110

Re: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

You could apply the same critique you apply to the no-work hippy-dippy Daoist to the vinaya-observing monastic. Hardly ... alcohol is banned to the monastic, and following the path is hard work! The taoist license to act with "wu wei", to act without "without effort" and "without control", seems a ...
by m0rl0ck
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 56
Views: 2110

Re: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

The Stephen Mitchell translation is the one i have read the most (have worn out two copies and my current one has dog eared pages and is missing the back and front covers) but i recently started reading the Red Pine translation. Comparing them sheds more light on the spirit of the thing. Red Pine: 1...
by m0rl0ck
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here
Replies: 29
Views: 1372

Re: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here

Trying to meditate. The mind simply does not stay on the breath for a simple 5 seconds. I have been doing this for months. What is wrong with me? Vipassana has to be done after achieving some level of samadhi, right? I guess they recommend at least the first jhana before u do vipassana. I am nowher...
by m0rl0ck
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

*sigh* Just reading the newsweek article and while doing so realized that, as is usually the case with physics discoveries, its probably just a matter of time until someone comes up with a way to weaponize asymmetry.
by m0rl0ck
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 2474

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

Im an American citizen and i never fail to be surprised at the astonishment the depth of the USAs moral depravity engenders. After slavery, genocide and human experimentation on unsuspecting American citizens, seriously whats left? The philosophy of manifest destiny guides the morality of my country...
by m0rl0ck
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 152
Views: 6443

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

I was fairly alarmed about the environment when i was younger, but that pretty much subsided into resignation. I dont beleive that we as a species have the ability to constrain ourselves, not assigning any blame, we are just biologically programmed to use all the available resources. As an example a...
by m0rl0ck
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Someone practicing Dhyana only ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2156

Re: Someone practicing Dhyana only ?

I would love to meet the master who can do only samatha, i dont think normal mortals even have the ability. As soon as the mind gets a little calmer, insight into self and the nature of reality is a by product and the calmer the mind gets the greater the degree of insight. "samatha only" is a mere c...
by m0rl0ck
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2167
Views: 93482

Re: LP Sumedho "consciousness is permanent" - thoughts?

Well if its there when ever you look anyway, whats the difference? I think the questioner (and some of the listeners, judging by the reaction) thought that the "permanent" version sounds a bit like eternalism ( sassatavada ) Ah right. I forgot that for some its more about verifying preconceptions t...
by m0rl0ck
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2167
Views: 93482

Re: LP Sumedho "consciousness is permanent" - thoughts?

Well if its there when ever you look anyway, whats the difference?
by m0rl0ck
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2167
Views: 93482

Re: LP Sumedho "consciousness is permanent" - thoughts?

Ok, maybe im just thick, but i fail to understand the practical, meaningful difference between "continous" and "permanent" (in this case). If its happening now and now is the only moment that can be experienced, somebody please explain to me how "continous" and "permanent" matter. EDIT: Correction, ...
by m0rl0ck
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana

Ok then :) Individuality - at best a convenience for dealing with consciousness on a level that cant be accessed in other ways and by individuality i mean the sense of singular identity. Nonduality - a meaningless concept. Same for its opposite duality. It seems to me that polar opposites of this ki...
by m0rl0ck
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditator with some experience beginning anapanasati
Replies: 40
Views: 8181

Re: Meditator with some experience beginning anapanasati

...That is how i started. With "who is this?". After a while the question kind of disappears and opens up and becomes tacit and is more of an attitude of inquiry. You might want to say that you practice with an attitude of inquiry. Using a specific, technical term like "huatou" in this fashion is c...