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by Maarten
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: I'm missing a drooling smiley :D
Replies: 3
Views: 2360

Re: I'm missing a drooling smiley :D

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by Maarten
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: I'm missing a drooling smiley :D
Replies: 3
Views: 2360

Re: I'm missing a drooling smiley :D

Thanks!

And great drooley!
by Maarten
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Don't like to meditate
Replies: 51
Views: 12915

Re: Don't like to meditate

I think this can be dangerous. If you have a constant aversion towards meditation you run the risk of eventually giving it up completely. If I were you I would put my priorities on developing some pleasure in my meditation. Maybe try a different technique? For me it is easy to get some enjoyment out...
by Maarten
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Maarten!
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

He's the life of the party!
by Maarten
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Maarten!
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Happy Birthday Maarten!

Hehe, thanks guys, what a nice surprise!

Alcohol free beer for everyone! :toast:
And vegetarian pig! :pig:
And a chinese guy! :sage:
by Maarten
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: I'm missing a drooling smiley :D
Replies: 3
Views: 2360

I'm missing a drooling smiley :D

I like to drool a lot in the forums but it seems I have to restrain myself here. :D
I know yahoo messenger has a smiley like this.
by Maarten
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 513293

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Cittasanto wrote:
Maarten wrote:I'm on a strict vegetarian diet. I only eat vegetarians! :P
what about vegan & part time vegetarians?
LOL
Vegan never sounded very tasty to me, part time vegetarians can be partially eaten. :P
by Maarten
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 513293

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I'm on a strict vegetarian diet. I only eat vegetarians! :P Haha I had a good older friend who always said that if the apocalypse came, he would eat me first because I wasn't filled with all the hormones and additives you find in meat. So I guess you better be careful :) It does sound more tasty! :D
by Maarten
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 513293

Re: the great vegetarian debate

As long as you do not kill them or cause them to be killed... But to do not cause such conjecture the Buddha told his disiples to abstain from that if they are humans. But it should be not probelm to eat given vegetarians beside humans. So the Buddha actually forbade cannibalism? :o Then it would s...
by Maarten
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 513293

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I'm on a strict vegetarian diet. I only eat vegetarians! :P
by Maarten
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Thai Forest Teachers
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Re: Thai Forest Teachers

You could give Ajahn Brahm A try. Here are some resources: http://www.holybooks.com/mindfulness-bliss-and-beyond-a-meditators-handbook/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.youtube.com/user/AjahnBrahmRetreats" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.youtube.com/...
by Maarten
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 72954

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

We decided as part of our social contract that society just works better when people are allowed to look at the world, see where they can improve it, take the gumption to do so, and be rewarded for it so that they may feed themselves and keep looking for more ways to improve the world. It just make...
by Maarten
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 72954

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Hi Kim. Sorry if my opinion insulted you in any way, this was not my intention. Hi, Maarten, You did not insult me, but I do - still - think you are wrong. Can I suggest - again - that you read the whole of this thread so that we don't have to repeat ourselves? :namaste: Kim It is an interesting tr...
by Maarten
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 72954

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Hi Kim. Sorry if my opinion insulted you in any way, this was not my intention. Hi, Maarten, You did not insult me, but I do - still - think you are wrong. Can I suggest - again - that you read the whole of this thread so that we don't have to repeat ourselves? :namaste: Kim Okay I will read this l...
by Maarten
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 72954

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Imagine scientists invented a device that could copy food. Would it not be highly immoral of someone to copyright the food and then charge money for the copied food? If it was not for these copyright laws the hunger problems in the world would be solved and lives would be saved. Imagine someone owni...