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by rowboat
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 118323

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Donald Trump’s first major interruption of Hillary Clinton at Monday’s presidential debate came when she made a claim about his past remarks: “Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese,” she said. “I think it’s real.” Trump responded, “I did not. I do not say that.” He ...
by rowboat
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Official Dhamma Wheel Cat Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 15779

Re: The Official Dhamma Wheel Cat Thread

David N. Snyder wrote:
rowboat wrote: I need a euphonic word that means 'ghost' or 'mist' or something ephemeral.
Peta :tongue:
She definitely has the appetite. :smile:

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This kitten wears its stylish vest to provide us with the irrefutable proof that gentleness is invincible.
by rowboat
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Official Dhamma Wheel Cat Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 15779

Re: The Official Dhamma Wheel Cat Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h0Mj1IKW6Q Funny looking cat and a tiny kitten making friends Haven't named the stray calico. I need a euphonic word that means 'ghost' or 'mist' or something ephemeral. It's what she's like. Surprisingly she jumped up onto my coffee table yesterday and came in for ...
by rowboat
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Looking for a temple to donate to
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Looking for a temple to donate to

Hi all, I am looking for ways to donate online to one or a few Buddhist temples in Thailand or Sri Lanka, possibly of the Forest Tradition. I would like to have a way to do a periodic payment using my own credit card in the simplest way possible If any one can help, I would appreciate WIth metta Th...
by rowboat
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 118323

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGFyTKm9MBk Kathy Miller, who is chair of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio, says there was ‘no racism’ until Barack Obama was elected. and black people who have not succeeded over the past 50 years only have themselve...
by rowboat
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 118323

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGFyTKm9MBk Kathy Miller, who is chair of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio, says there was ‘no racism’ until Barack Obama was elected. and black people who have not succeeded over the past 50 years only have themselve...
by rowboat
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 118323

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

The authoritative alt-right primer: http://www.vox.com/2016/4/18/11434098/a ... -explained
by rowboat
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 118323

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

But generally, as it is with anything, if you want to know what it's actually about, you ask the people who subscribe to it. Just like if you wanted to know about Theravada, you wouldn't ask a Mahayanist and vice versa. Better to hear each side speak their own view rather than listen to each side c...
by rowboat
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 118323

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

https://i.imgur.com/A9ln8d2.png David Duke. 2016 Republican candidate for U.S. senate in Louisiana. Trump supporter. Former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan With his many appeals to nativism, bigotry, and bitter discontent, Donald Trump has enthralled far-right extremists with his campaign for p...
by rowboat
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Belief in rebirth
Replies: 143
Views: 17511

Re: Poll: Belief in rebirth

rowboat, Thank you so much for bringing this sutta reference! chownah Baluba, Sorry for having doubted you. It turns out that I am the one mistaken......although the sutta reference doesn't seem to actually say that one would be reborn as a dog, it just says that one would be reborn in the company ...
by rowboat
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 206623

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

mirco wrote:Steve Reich, Steve Reich, Steve Reich and again, Steve Reich. :meditate:
Beautiful. Perfect. Thank-you.

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by rowboat
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Belief in rebirth
Replies: 143
Views: 17511

Re: Poll: Belief in rebirth

For example if one has a mind like that of an animal and experiences phenomenons as those experienced by animals, he will get reborn as an animal. This is the argument for rebirth made by the Buddha. I think you are mistaken. I think that this is not the arguement for rebirth made by the buddha. In...
by rowboat
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 118323

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

https://i.imgur.com/Z2XwdlK.jpg?1 Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of leg...
by rowboat
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Scholars Who Are Practicing Buddhists
Replies: 21
Views: 2952

Re: Scholars Who Are Practicing Buddhists

A great scholar, who taught and inspired Rupert Gethin and myself, was Lance Cousins, who was also a great teacher of Samatha meditation. For some of his papers to download, see: https://oxford.academia.edu/LSCousins See also the books of Sarah Shaw, another Samatha Trust meditation pupil of Lance ...
by rowboat
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Are you king of the mountain?
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Are you king of the mountain?

https://i.imgur.com/v341tQ5.jpg?1 Like massive boulders, mountains pressing against the sky, moving in from all sides, crushing the four directions, so aging and death come rolling over living beings: noble warriors, brahmans, merchants, workers, outcastes, & scavengers. They spare nothing. They tr...