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by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 139478

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Alright man. Good luck to you.
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 139478

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

To all the white guys (I'm a white guy by the way) arguing about being triggered and safe-spaces and the like let me ask you this: how would you feel if your wife were harassed just for being her? How would you feel if your son was physically assaulted? These things are happening here, now, in the U...
by Khalil Bodhi
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 12337

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

Are you looking for some kind of guarantee before you commit yourself? Who doesn't? Why should it be so bad to want some kind of guarantee before committing? Hi binocular, Here's my two cents, please take it for what it's worth: commit to practice, any practice provisionally. Set yourself a goal, o...
by Khalil Bodhi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries
Replies: 19
Views: 3485

Re: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries

I think it rather suspicious that in a BBC article, 6 English speaking countries make it into the top ten, But the BBC is merely the messenger here. The data’s source is the Charities Aid Foundation. Search Google News for “CAF World Giving Index 2016” and you’ll have the pleasure of reading exactl...
by Khalil Bodhi
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Student Of The Path
Replies: 135
Views: 29019

Re: Student Of The Path

:anjali:
by Khalil Bodhi
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

Re: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas

Btw: Has anyone here (or in the various "phenomenology" threads) ever read Husserl's own writings?
:hello: Hand shown...I studied philosophy in college and Husserl along with Merleau-Ponty were some of my favorites...
by Khalil Bodhi
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

Re: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas

Javi,

Great find! Thanks for this! :anjali:
by Khalil Bodhi
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from a past member
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: Greetings from a past member

Welcome back Kourtney!
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 83
Views: 7844

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

I regard the suttas like prose and the sutras more like poetry, but I think there is great insight in many Buddhist texts. My favourite Buddhist text is still the Heart Sutra. I like the Heart Sutra except I've never been able to get over Avalokiteshvara teaching Ven Sariputta. It just throws the w...
by Khalil Bodhi
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 83
Views: 7844

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

I regard the suttas like prose and the sutras more like poetry, but I think there is great insight in many Buddhist texts. My favourite Buddhist text is still the Heart Sutra. I like the Heart Sutra except I've never been able to get over Avalokiteshvara teaching Ven Sariputta. It just throws the w...
by Khalil Bodhi
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 1671

Re: Hello

Welcome!
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 136
Views: 13338

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

Most people who support the bans that have been interviewed on the streets by the media say they do so because they see the burkini as a regression in terms of women's rights, many calling it "medieval" in the pejorative sense. Has anyone asked Muslim women what they think? :thinking: Sadly women a...
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Re: Greetings

Welcome!
by Khalil Bodhi
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 98240

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

A little update on my progress. At the moment my morning routine includes: walking with my dog and practising either mindfulness or Metta, then getting home and following this guided meditation (especially Breath Meditation with Instructions for Leaving Meditation). Thanks to this, I can sit for (a...