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by Buckwheat
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Choosing to be unmindful
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: Choosing to be unmindful

Do you just designate times to be mindful? Yes. Right now. Don't be too hard on yourself if mindfulness is inconsistent. Just do the best you can. With more practice, you can easily make this question a moot point. Once you see the depth of benefits from mindfulness, you will probably lose the desi...
by Buckwheat
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Choosing to be unmindful
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: Choosing to be unmindful

Less wholesome than mindfulness... less harmful than a heroine bender.
by Buckwheat
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Resolutions for 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2447

Re: Resolutions for 2014

Taijitu wrote: Unless someone offers me a cigarette as it would be rude to turn down a gift.

:yingyang:
If I recall correctly, that does not apply to things that cause harm. For instance, a lactose intolerant monk can (and should) turn down an offer for milk.
by Buckwheat
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Rare x-mas eve space walk?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Rare x-mas eve space walk?

No idea. However, it looks like the "rare" spacewalk you are referring to is spacewalk #365 for NASA (or maybe all nations). It seems any date that has two spacewalks can not be considered rare.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sp ... spacewalks
by Buckwheat
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I do a bad action Iam not aware of Ive done whats make me
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: If I do a bad action Iam not aware of Ive done whats mak

I'm not sure what you are asking. I will try to paraphrase and you can let me know if that's really your question. I commit unwholesome actions all the time without realizing I am committing those actions. What is going to prevent me from committing those same unwholesome actions in the future? If t...
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1211

Re: Happy Birthday David N. Snyder!

Happy Birthday!! :woohoo:
by Buckwheat
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Namaste

:hello:
by Buckwheat
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 107252

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

I have hardly meditated the last few months. A while ago I sat everyday for about 90 days, but as soon as I missed a single day and lost my streak I quickly declined into spotty practice. In a talk, Ven Thanissaro recommended setting weekly goals so that a goal is not thrown out the window for a sin...
by Buckwheat
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: New member

Merry Buddhamas. ;) :hello:
by Buckwheat
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy birthday Suriyopama and Buckwheat!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Happy birthday Suriyopama and Buckwheat!!!

:thanks:

Happy Birthday, Suriyopama :smile:
by Buckwheat
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discussion about The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 16
Views: 2111

Re: Discussion about The Quotable Thanissaro

chownah wrote:In what way is it healthy? Seems to me that there is a big downside to this reverence to a self and I find it difficult to see an upside.
chownah
My reverence is not for the self. It is for the kamma.
by Buckwheat
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 71639

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

The only thing that makes any property yours (intellectual or physical) is your ability to claim it and fight for it. Then no theft can exist. The legal system gives a community standard for determining what is or is not one persons property so that we may settle things more civilly instead of reso...
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why life does not really exist
Replies: 48
Views: 5296

Re: Why life does not really exist

Irony alert... my first post on Dhamma Wheel was an effort to prove kamma through physics. :toilet:
by Buckwheat
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why life does not really exist
Replies: 48
Views: 5296

Re: Why life does not really exist

For those who don't know about equilibrium, here is an explanation from a chemistry perspective. In a chemical reaction, chemical equilibrium is the state in which both reactants and products are present at concentrations which have no further tendency to change with time.[1] Usually , this state r...
by Buckwheat
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why Christmas annoys me
Replies: 53
Views: 4819

Re: Why Christmas annoys me

My aunt is a therapist. Apparently Christmas is good for business. :console: