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by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 11716

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: 8096

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: 1716

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: 1716

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: 1089

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: 1147

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: 861

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: 1942

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: 375

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: 7620

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.
by Mkoll
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 8138

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

I don't understand how what you brought is a response to what I posted. I think you expect (although probably in perfectly innocent goodwill) too much pure Buddhism from the posters at this forum, and that as such, you committed the "Buddhification of Dhamma Wheel members fallacy". I'd also add tha...
by Mkoll
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 184845

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

A great psy-downtempo track period, but also to test your rig's bass response (or lack thereof 8-)).

Pleiadians - Celaeno

by Mkoll
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 132
Views: 4677

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

When I am blinded in a spat, I'd be happy if someone reminded me of this.
When you know that the other is angry,
You act for the good of both
Yourself and the other,
If you are mindful, and stay calm.

-Thag 6.12
May w'all get along and let the toxicity be.
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha and sleep
Replies: 28
Views: 1173

Re: The Buddha and sleep

For monks: 2am-6am sleepin the rest awake and practicing if we divide the "watches of the night" equitably. Someone else can provide the sutta(s). Actually it's the middle watch, 10pm-2am, that's for sleeping. “When, Aggivessana, the noble disciple is moderate in eating, then the Tathāgata discipli...