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by Mkoll
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 3264

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

L.N. wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:07 am
What do you think the goal of this thread is?
Apart from, as I said, inviting more political argument and contention? For you to continue to cause drama and :stirthepot: .

:popcorn:
by Mkoll
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 3264

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Has anyone else noticed a recurring undercurrent of far-right sentiments and views cropping up in discussions here on DW, even in discussions which are not political in nature, such as Dhamma discussion regarding Right Speech? :toast: Yes, more than 1-2+ years ago that's for sure. But what is your ...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 9258

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

ryanM wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Pastafarians are a godless people with nothing but noodles for brains.
:rofl:
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 1356

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

Dear Friends in Dhamma, What exactly is meant by the contracted/constricted mind, as mentioned in the Satipatthana Sutta? What strategies or antidotes does the Buddha or do the commentaries have to offer? Metta and peace, Bowing and thanks, Abhaya (Andrew) From Ven. Anayalo's Satipatthana : Clipboa...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 12399

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

There's definitely a lot of flowery and cerebral language in the piece, but at the same time the author makes good use of them in getting her points across. The conclusion makes good sense in the context of the rest of the article where most of the terms there are defined and fleshed out. By itself,...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 12399

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's a great article, more about the circumstances leading to Trump than the man himself. Worth reading whatever side of the aisle you lean more toward.

https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017 ... ump-beyond
by Mkoll
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 117
Views: 9219

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Thanks for your honest report. It's heartfelt posts like these that make this forum worth visiting.
by Mkoll
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA

No need to apologize! I don't know for sure either.
by Mkoll
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA

Many here know this but maybe not all. Wat Metta is the monastery where Thanissaro Bhikkhu is the abbot. He is one of the major Pali Canon translators (to English), also translating Thai Forest ajaans; and his translations and commentary are cited/quoted here on DW on a regular basis; his work is n...
by Mkoll
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to become a person with hope/expectation?
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: How to become a person with hope/expectation?

Hope and inspiration are strongly linked. What inspires can give hope. I find the Triple Gem inspiring and it gives me hope.

I hope that helps. 8-)
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Pleiades, Elves & BuddhaDharma
Replies: 26
Views: 1339

Re: Pleiades, Elves & BuddhaDharma

Pseudobabble wrote:Greetings, spaceman.

by Mkoll
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 7.72 [AN 7.68] Aggikkhandhopama Sutta. The Mass of Fire Comparison.
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: AN 7.72 [AN 7.68] Aggikkhandhopama Sutta. The Mass of Fire Comparison.

What is the significance of the qualifier "one who is of poor conduct, an evil-minded one, a filthy doer of complete wickedness who acts in an underhand manner, who pretends to be a recluse yet is not a recluse, who pretends to lead the holy life yet does not lead the holy life, an inwardly-putrid,...
by Mkoll
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling
Replies: 47
Views: 2198

Re: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling

I usually try to avoid name-calling, but in certain cases it is warranted. LN, you are plainly acting like a troll . Whether it's more an act or more a genuine expression, who can say? Regardless, you're getting the attention you want, provided by others. Hopefully something good comes of it. Carry ...
by Mkoll
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: file too large when uploading
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: file too large when uploading

Some places limit file upload size. Try compressing them prior to uploading. A free program like Irfanview can do this. Just save as a lower quality/pixel count.
by Mkoll
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 73
Views: 8344

Re: The case against coffee (important)

For a coffee treat, it's hard to beat that Vietnamese coffee with sweetened condensed milk. Add in a bowl of pho as a meal and you are set my friend.