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by appicchato
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do monks shave?
Replies: 19
Views: 2745

Re: How do monks shave?

...shave with just water as well. Some monks must still do so today, no?
Your use of 'must' may be construed as ambiguous...but yes, commonly...
by appicchato
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How did Buddha live under a tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 4845

Re: Do monks suffer from insomnia?

Insomnia has nothing to do with where this thread is going...and an uneducated answer to your question is: some do, most don't... :zzz:
by appicchato
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Samsara...the film...
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Samsara...the film...

by appicchato
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: In memorium...
Replies: 9
Views: 908

In memorium...

...of William Young's (a.k.a. Individual) birthday... :candle:
by appicchato
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Aversion, disorientation arising from mindfulness
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Aversion, disorientation arising from mindfulness

Don' see any question marks (other than the one, which isn't really a question)...what is the question?... In a nutshell: virtually everyone is adverse to something...nothing new here...and many ways to address it...beginning with the most simple (and sometimes most difficult): letting it go...it's...
by appicchato
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 227
Views: 25991

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

...whether the organized crime figures who got arrested lately were arrested because they are mafia bosses or because they are mafia bosses affiliated with the wrong political party? The army is in, political parties are on the back burner, and (publicly) virtually silent...so who knows, there's de...
by appicchato
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 227
Views: 25991

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

...what does the picture look like for visa extensions and new visas for Bhikkhus? At present foreign monks are allowed a maximum of ten one-year extensions on a non-immigrant visa...who knows what tomorrow may bring...(there are foreign monks that have been here longer, I just haven't (yet) figure...
by appicchato
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 227
Views: 25991

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

The rice scheme (billions lost/stolen in a variety of ways, poor families lives ruined, world market share scuttled, trust gone, etc...) was but one in a very long list of skulduggery by Thaksin and his sycophants...allowed to continue there would have been nothing left to steal from the country......
by appicchato
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ousting one monk won't save the clergy
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Ousting one monk won't save the clergy

http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/428069/temples-must-support-their-communities Okay, one more post and I'll back off...in reference to the above ariticle: first off, monks who drink, drug, and womanize are not tolerated by anyone (all monks in the temple where I reside have been drug test...
by appicchato
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 227
Views: 25991

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule Click bait from the MSM...life in Thailand is rolling right along for 99% of folks, with the (possible) prospect of better days ahead...basically the only ones whinging are politicians and law breakers...rights activists are sounding the...
by appicchato
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 227
Views: 25991

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Nazi analogies...in the small amount of time the army has had the wheel, things are changing (outwardly, it seems) for the better...another year of the ousted Thai government and the cupboard would have been completely bare, along with people ripping each other's faces off (Red vs. Yellow, etc...)....
by appicchato
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ousting one monk won't save the clergy
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Ousting one monk won't save the clergy

Ms. Ekachai has a real head on her shoulders...she is literally the only journalist in Thailand (that I'm aware of) who sheds any kind of light on (controversial) Buddhist (or Buddhist clergy) matters...strait forward, informed, reasoned, and consistent...kind of surprising, actually, that she and ...
by appicchato
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: UK study suggests lowering expectations = happiness
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: UK study suggests lowering expectations = happiness

SarathW wrote:Then can I safely say Nibbana before Parinibbna is the highest happiness?
:shrug:
Sure... :smile: