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by adosa
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 48
Views: 3224

Re: Sarah Palin

Unfortunately it seems that neither party has the integrity to lead. Why? Delusion, aversion, craving.......


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by adosa
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confused about Buddhism
Replies: 44
Views: 3658

Re: Confused about Buddhism

Well El Gallo.....as you can see confusion reigns. But the good news is it can lead to clarity if you keep at it.


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by adosa
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in (your) two words
Replies: 72
Views: 5923

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Who knows?
by adosa
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Most important bit of dharma?
Replies: 23
Views: 2558

Re: Most important bit of dharma?

Kindness.........(thank you, Dalai),


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by adosa
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Why should we care about the new life after rebirth?
Replies: 20
Views: 3496

Re: Why should we care about the new life after rebirth?

Hi Terasi,

Ask your sister, "what's the benefit of having led a good life?"



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by adosa
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: About not kill any living being
Replies: 107
Views: 12497

Re: About not kill any living being

A tapeworm is infesting you and threatening your life, but you must not kill it? That tapeworm scenario is a tough one. What would be the best solution? That is a tough choice to make, indeed! :thinking: "The best solution" depends on each individual's goal of Dhamma practice. If we aim at Stream-e...
by adosa
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What's the story behind your user name?
Replies: 61
Views: 3877

Re: What's the story behind your user name?

"adosa" as in an absence of ill-will or aversion............I wish!

But it's something I aspire to and lately that goal seems to be a long, long way off.


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by adosa
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: About not kill any living being
Replies: 107
Views: 12497

Re: About not kill any living being

Or on the other hand your re-birth might be as a mudpuppy if you passed away now, so you had better survive for awhile longer.


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by adosa
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What's wrong with living a "normal" life?
Replies: 55
Views: 5923

Re: What's wrong with living a "normal" life?

Actually when people stop obsessing about their own personal suffering so much and start to consider the greater good, oneself and others, it becomes clear that either vehicle has ample opportunity through which to make a positive impact on those around them. Then ironically their own suffering star...
by adosa
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is breath meditation over prescribed?
Replies: 29
Views: 2364

Re: Is breath meditation over prescribed?

Even Metta Meditation can lead to final liberation. Metta will lead to good rebirths. Only insight leads to final liberation. They must be practiced together. In the Buddha's teaching these four Divine Abidings, the "greatest of all worldly merit," if practiced alone, without insight into the true ...
by adosa
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Considering Buddhism
Replies: 36
Views: 3252

Re: Considering Buddhism

Why label yourself?


adosa :smile:
by adosa
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass
Replies: 21
Views: 1676

Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

bodom wrote:Gran Torino! Man that's a great movie. Now that's the definition of a bad ass!


:anjali:

Years ago I worked with a guy who drove a Gran Torino. He went something like 30,000 miles without an oil change. Now THAT is badass. In a worldly type of way.


adosa :smile:
by adosa
Thu May 27, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4805

Re: Some advice needed please

Sorry Adosa,but your argument about washing your sheets or driving is not correct.The intent in washing sheets is to have clean sheets,not to take life. With metta And the last thing I intend to do is to "take a life." But given the circumstances I'm going to be realistic, compassionate, and think ...
by adosa
Thu May 27, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4805

Re: Some advice needed please

Also, I don't think that Buddha ever advocated "burning through" the kamma, especially not via suffering. I think he even spoke against it in one of the suttas, I forgot which. Is there a sutta in which the Buddha spoke in favor of euthanasia, or spoke about the conditions under which the taking of...
by adosa
Tue May 25, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4805

Re: Some advice needed please

Think about what's best for the dog, not what's best for "you".


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