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by Hoo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval
Replies: 399
Views: 33962

Re: something endures unchanged for at least a certain interval

I guess it's time for me to ask the question....How many of the participants in this discussion actually have degrees in philosophy? Are they Western philosophy, Eastern, comparative religion, theology, etc? Any professional philosophers?

Hoo
by Hoo
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Tibet and The Dalai Lama
Replies: 31
Views: 2892

Re: Tibet and The Dalai Lama

Hi Laurens, ....Perhaps I am attached, so what? I don't like your holier than thou attitude, you haven't really done much to show why I am wrong, all you have done is asserted all my sources are propaganda, and that you're not going to debate it because all this passion and attachment is beneath you...
by Hoo
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I buy a copy of the Majjhima Nikaya?
Replies: 68
Views: 9542

Re: Should I buy a copy of the Majjhima Nikaya?

It was suggested to me that getting them used could save me a lot. Amazon has the used category. Other used book dealers I like are Abe Books and BookFinder. I've found Amazon's free shipping on orders over $25 sometimes makes the difference in where I buy.

Hope this helps,

Hoo
by Hoo
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: anger: how to observe
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

Re: anger: how to observe

I used to spend days being angry,not necessarily verbalising it to others about stuff that had either happened or I thought might happen.After a while it would go away and then insome cases I would be angry for being angry Go figure huh. You know, it took me years to figure out why I did that. In m...
by Hoo
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Tibet and The Dalai Lama
Replies: 31
Views: 2892

Re: Tibet and The Dalai Lama

Just a quick note on the value of knowing perspectives of others...... Many years ago, back in my ignorant worldling days (before encountering Buddhism), there was quite a bit of bad press on Chinese human rights violations in some of the U.S. media. The selected topic was forced prison labor! It wa...
by Hoo
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Tibet and The Dalai Lama
Replies: 31
Views: 2892

Re: Tibet and The Dalai Lama

I applaud your graciousness, Tilt. I went to look at the forum rules just now and wondered if this applied. I thought when I got back to the topic it would be moved or locked or something - which it may or may not deserve: Any subject matter that may be off-topic or is intended only to cause disrupt...
by Hoo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: a note in symbols
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: a note in symbols

:evil: :guns: :toilet: :thinking: :buddha2: :coffee: :buddha2: :reading: :meditate: :bow: :buddha2: :thumbsup: :namaste:

Hoo :D
by Hoo
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enlightenment in Theravada
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Enlightenment in Theravada

I'm also slowly learning that even the basics of Buddhism are different between the two branches. Hi Dhammakid. I don't intend to turn this into a Theravada Vs Mahayana argument. JMHO that the Buddhist Councils seem to be looking at the similarities of all who claim to be Buddhist. My brief experie...
by Hoo
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.
Replies: 29
Views: 3894

Re: High sodium diet, no exercise, stress taking its toll.

Hi Individual, Get to a doctor or ER is the best information here, IMO. I have something very similar to what you describe. I've been to the doctor a few times and have been lucky that mine apparently is not heart-related. Mine is related to my posture (I tend to slump forward) and as has been menti...
by Hoo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas
Replies: 242
Views: 53258

Re: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas

I have always liked the practical way in which Ajahn Chah was talking about meditation, from his own experience, but very much in line with the Suttas
Thank you Bhikkhu Gavesako for that post. It helps me a lot.

Hoo
by Hoo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Science-Meru
Replies: 26
Views: 3165

Re: Science-Meru

....Specific to your thesis, I'd be very careful in trying to defend the Dhamma or the Buddha against scientific viewpoints. Frankly, I think fighting science with Dhamma-science misses the whole point of the Dhamma (i.e. liberation), and many attempts to defend the Dhamma against claims rooted in ...
by Hoo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Letting Go
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Letting Go

Hi Euclid, I keep returning to "letting go." It seems to me that it is the heart of practice rather than "emphasizing." But I'm a relatively new Buddhist so take my observations with a grain of salt. :) If meditation has gotten slack, or become more rare, I look for the causes. Glorifying the dukkha...
by Hoo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Body v. Mind
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: Body v. Mind

... http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ?? ... I find its an invaluable resource... Thanks Ben :) I didn't have that link and it looks less cumbersome than the one I was using. I'll post my take on learning another language in another post. EDI...
by Hoo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Body v. Mind
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: Body v. Mind

...the forward order of paticcasamuppada (dependent origination) can be interrupted between vedana (sensation) and tanha (craving). It should also be pointed out that while a lot of people, particularly in my own tradition, start with vedananupassana (observation of sensation), as one progresses, o...
by Hoo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ben returns as a Global Moderator
Replies: 22
Views: 4084

Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Welcome back Ben :clap:

Hoo