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by Mkoll
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What Buddha Ate
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: What Buddha Ate

In other words, we've f**king up the planet. What else is new... None of this is going to stop until the planet starts getting so out of balance that our lives get severely disrupted. At that point the joy ride will be over and we'll either sink or swim. The cynical part of me says you're probably ...
by Mkoll
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 707973

Re: Word Association Game

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by Mkoll
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Sutta study: where to start
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: Sutta study: where to start

Dear jungblood, I'm glad to hear you're delving into the Pali Canon! I'd say you're off to a good start; Ven. Bodhi's anthology was the first serious one that I read. After that, I'd recommend for deeper reading going into the Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya which have English translations by Mauri...
by Mkoll
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 707973

Re: Word Association Game

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by Mkoll
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: contemplation and meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: contemplation and meditation

Dear no mike, I will speak from my limited experience. I do contemplate the doctrinal aspects of the Dhamma in formal seated meditation. When sitting in a quiet place with closed eyes, I find the mind naturally becomes more clear and thus whatever the mind is applied to becomes more clear. I find th...
by Mkoll
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What Buddha Ate
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: What Buddha Ate

Here's what I wrote in another thread: Here's some food for thought in regards to your food example. For meat-eating to exist, there must be humans who deliberately kill the animal that provides the meat, creating great fear and terror in the living being they are killing and performing wrong action...
by Mkoll
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mara's sweet as sugar!
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: Mara's sweet as sugar!

Dear friends, I totally get where you guys are coming from. I crave sugar as well and eat it frequently. I've tried quitting cold-turkey, fasting, etc. but I find that I am just torturing myself. Perhaps as my practice matures, I will begin to see it as it really is: just another honey-tipped thorn ...
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 707973

Re: Word Association Game

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by Mkoll
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: patient endurance
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: patient endurance

Great article. Thank you for sharing, Chris.

:namaste:
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 707973

Re: Word Association Game

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by Mkoll
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: AN 7.29: the lay follower, what is the higher virtue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: AN 7.29: the lay follower, what is the higher virtue?

So essentially, the "higher virtue" is a translation of the Pali "silakkhandha", and "silakkhandha" is those three aspects of the Noble Path, namely, right speech, right action, and right livelihood; is this correct?

Is this term defined in the suttas and if so, where is it defined?

:thanks:
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 707973

Re: Word Association Game

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by Mkoll
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: AN 7.29: the lay follower, what is the higher virtue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

AN 7.29: the lay follower, what is the higher virtue?

Dear friends, In AN 7.29, Ven. Bodhi's translation, we find under the list of the seven things that lead to the decline of the lay follower: "he does not train in the higher virtuous behavior". And under the seven things that lead to the non-decline of the lay follower: "he trains in the higher virt...
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 707973

Re: Word Association Game

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by Mkoll
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How important is unbroken celibacy in practice of Buddhism?
Replies: 13
Views: 3890

Re: How important is unbroken celibacy in practice of Buddhi

The best way to stop sexual/sense urges is to watch/read the news. :o You would think that with all the sexual deviancy in this world more people would never want to have sex or think about sex ever again. The more I saw the news the more I wanted to end all lust in myself. In the Magandiya Sutta, ...