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by andre9999
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: iPad, kindle or iPad-clone, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: iPad, kindle or iPad-clone, anyone?

Battery life is obviously much better on a Kindle (Nook, etc.) than an iPad, and depending on where you plan to use the device that could be a major factor. When it comes to Apple vs. Android, it's mostly just a matter of preference. Try them out and see what you prefer personally. For me, a Kindle ...
by andre9999
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Gombrich
Replies: 12
Views: 2236

Re: Gombrich

Books written about early Buddhism are interesting and entertaining, especially when like Gombrich's they are well written. But any historical approach to understanding the Dhamma is on shaky ground. This is something I've been wanting lately. While I'm an agnostic, I do own a Christian study bible...
by andre9999
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Gombrich
Replies: 12
Views: 2236

Re: Gombrich

"What the Buddha Thought"? Sounds like I'm going to be heading to the library today.

Ben, you tricked me with your deleted post. :)
by andre9999
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kindle for dhamma books
Replies: 20
Views: 4551

Re: Kindle for dhamma books

Hello, I am considering buying a Kindle and have a question to the Kindle users: If the Kindle should get broken after some years, do you have to rebuy all books that were saved on it? Or can you just re-download them for free onto your new ebook reader? Btw: Maybe I will wait until the end of 2011...
by andre9999
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 41
Views: 3027

Re: Cannabis

If it's so irrelevant, why'd YOU bring it up? Where and how is this the accepted norm? Why are you using a legal term in this arena? Are we in court? Where did I say cannabis use does not violate the fifth precept? what other time do you refer to? Completely irrelevant. When you want to challenge t...
by andre9999
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pornography
Replies: 90
Views: 15332

Re: Pornography

The Socratic method doesn't just mean asking random questions. The Buddha said many times that his concern was reducing suffering. Many Buddhists' primary concern in their practice is reducing their suffering, and anything unrelated to that goal is simply not a concern. So in your opinion, how does ...
by andre9999
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 41
Views: 3027

Re: Cannabis

AnonOfIbid wrote:what other time do you refer to?
Completely irrelevant. When you want to challenge the accepted norm the burden of proof lies upon you.

So do you have good reasons why cannabis doesn't violate the fifth precept?
by andre9999
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Cannabis
Replies: 41
Views: 3027

Re: Cannabis

...it's certainly not conducive to Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.... Too easy: how, specifically, is it not conducive to these? Not everyone experiences the effects the same. I think the burden if proof lies upon you this time around. Tell how, specifically, it does not affect clarity o...
by andre9999
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pornography
Replies: 90
Views: 15332

Re: Pornography

While it's not specified explicitly, I would think pornography is included in the seventh precept.
by andre9999
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cat food
Replies: 77
Views: 6604

Re: Cat food

chownah wrote:
tiltbillings wrote: Cats are not human beings.
Alot of people like to read their own views into the Dhamma so that they can smuggly think that they know it all.............can you provide a scriptural reference that supports this statement?
chownah
And not from a commentary either, please.
by andre9999
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emotional Unavailability
Replies: 22
Views: 2119

Re: Emotional Unavailability

I need to work out if i would be happy with her the way she is. Someday you'll find that this was, is, and will forever be your only choice in any relationship. With your happiness in mind I hope you learn this sooner than later. The fun part is when you realize that you change and your partner wil...
by andre9999
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bad hair days
Replies: 20
Views: 3076

Re: Bad hair days

seanpdx wrote:I never got my t-shirt. =(
Don't cling to the Buddhist t-shirt... it'll only cause suffering.
by andre9999
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Someone hacked my Facebook account!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Re: Someone hacked my Facebook account!!

Not sure if this is of any use or not but you can change your FB URL from HTTP to HTTPS in your accounts- security settings. But don't know if this does anything. Remember, I am somewhat computer illiterate. Their encryption is pretty marginal (because of bad programming), but it is highly useful t...
by andre9999
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Newbie AnonOfIbid
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Hi from Newbie AnonOfIbid

Welcome!
by andre9999
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emotional Unavailability
Replies: 22
Views: 2119

Re: Emotional Unavailability

I think it's important to note that there are numerous sects of Buddhism with different beliefs, and on top of that many Buddhists within those sects will have different interpretations. To put it bluntly, I don't think your plan is a sound one, both from a Buddhist perspective and from a relationsh...
by andre9999
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bad hair days
Replies: 20
Views: 3076

Re: Bad hair days

seanpdx wrote:Chicks with shaved heads are hot. 'nuff said.

(or, for a more serious answer, see perkele's reply. there are no rules for non-ordained buddhists.)
Your'e just saying that because you like punk rock girls. (I learned this from the other thread.)

:)
by andre9999
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: ...
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: The Problems With Noah Levine

You seem quite concerned that people are going to associate you with this Noah Levine character.

No worries... I don't know who either of you are, so I wasn't thinking that he was speaking on your behalf.
by andre9999
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Wizard in the Forest!
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: Happy Birthday Wizard in the Forest!

Happy birthday!
by andre9999
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Fede!
Replies: 22
Views: 1416

Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Happy birthday! And congrats too!
by andre9999
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving the precepts
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Giving the precepts

You can TAKE the Precepts yourself, unless of course you are ordaining.... At the risk of sounding ignorant, could you clarify in which context you mean? And are you also perhaps thinking of Taking Refuge? As in, "I don't feel like taking the precepts myself because they're a pain in the butt. I'm ...