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by adosa
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Craving

Is it any level of insight, whatsoever, to see and experience what a pain in the arse craving really is?


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by adosa
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fox mange
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Fox mange

Well, she didn't make it. We were able to live trap her, give her to animal control who took her to a local vet who tries to rehab wildlife. Unfortunately she was too far gone to be saved according to the vet.


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by adosa
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fox mange
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Fox mange

Thanks all. I live in the U.S., in Wyoming, which is not the most animal compassionate state around. Hunting is big here and predators are looked upon as a scourge by a lot of people.....unfortunately. I'll see if animal control will take the time to capture the fox and take it to a vet that will tr...
by adosa
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fox mange
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Fox mange

On our property at work we have a fox running around with mange. It's bad enough that it appears that its eyes are close to closed all the time, its tail has no fur, but it still gets around okay. It appears to be in great pain or irritation. From what I have read mange can spread pretty rapidly amo...
by adosa
Sun May 29, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Paid dhamma teachers
Replies: 59
Views: 9850

Re: Paid dhamma teachers

Godwin Samararatne of the Nilambe Meditation Centrre in Kandy was one of the most well-known lay teachers in recent times. He taught for more than 20 years at the Centre. Does anyone know the model that was used there to sustain his teaching? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin_Samararatne" onclick...
by adosa
Mon May 02, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Osama bin Laden is dead
Replies: 178
Views: 13451

Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

The Iraq war lead by George W. Bush because of wrong information killed many more innocent people than Al-Qaida ever killed. George W. Bush's conduct was not more moral than the conduct of Bin Laden. Having delight in the death of anyone of these killers is lead by delusion. As is clinging to view,...
by adosa
Sun May 01, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Narayan Krishnan – A companion to the Forgotten
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Narayan Krishnan – A companion to the Forgotten

The pinnacle in human behavior.

Thanks Chris,

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by adosa
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hospices for monks
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Hospices for monks

Thank you Chris. Bhante Amilasiri is truly a blessed human being. I found a little bit more information. http://brelief.org/elderly/elderly.html I was glad to read the statement in the article that you linked that, for the most part, elderly monks are taken care of very well by the individual temple...
by adosa
Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hospices for monks
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Hospices for monks

Hello all, In Theravadin countries, where do elderly monks, who are not capable of taking care of themselves, go for care in their dying days? I've tried searching DW and couldn't find any information, though I seem to remember reading something here on the subject. Any information on specific place...
by adosa
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Most Buddhist Song
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: The Most Buddhist Song

by adosa
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My friend says Buddhism is selfish... how to reply?
Replies: 40
Views: 9018

Re: My friend says Buddhism is selfish... how to reply?

Yiming,

I take it you didn't read the Sutta, or the commentary to it, I linked above. There is no nobler, or more worthwhile, undertaking than taming the mind. Those who do impact society far more than you'd ever know.

adosa
by adosa
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bullying video
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Re: Bullying video

I guess I have to step up my Metta meditation, because honestly, I wish the fat kid would have continued and body slammed the rest of the punks lingering around harassing him.

And what kind of world are we living in when the fat kid gets suspended and the other menace does not? :shrug:


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by adosa
Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Characteristics of Faith-follower and Dhamma-follower
Replies: 13
Views: 3608

Re: Characteristics of Faith-follower and Dhamma-follower

Thanks Matheesha, So I guess "incapable of committing any offenses that would lead to the lower realms" as much as anything, depends on the development of the individual. I'd have to imagine that a Dhamma-follower or a Faith-follower still, on occasion, breaks a precept but makes every effort not to...
by adosa
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Characteristics of Faith-follower and Dhamma-follower
Replies: 13
Views: 3608

Re: Characteristics of Faith-follower and Dhamma-follower

Thanks for the replies. I posted this about two years ago. So what offenses are those that lead to the lower realms? Is breaking a precept one such offense? Or does it depend on the precept (i.e. killing vs. having a beer)? Its been awhile since I reviewed this information so thanks for jogging the ...