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by Reductor
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right speech in a blue collar environment
Replies: 26
Views: 2089

Re: Right speech in a blue collar environment

Where does the precepts talk about swearing and crude jokes? Perhaps the jokes are "idle', but then so are non crude ones. I also see little trouble with profanity so long as it isn't abusive or inappropriate for your position (I.e. customer service)
by Reductor
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Declensions--some questions
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Declensions--some questions

Nearly forgot. I understand the suggestion to skip the English to Pāḷi exercises, but I find them quite helpful. I'm nothing if not ambitious, and I aim to really master Pāḷi, and so I am working to eventually (no clue how long this will take!) get to the point where I can think in Pāḷi, so transla...
by Reductor
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Dhammapada verses 15, 16, imply an intermediate state?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Do Dhammapada verses 15, 16, imply an intermediate state?

Dhammapada verse 15-16 quoting from Thanissaro's translation: 15. The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter; he grieves in both the worlds. He laments and is afflicted, recollecting his own impure deeds. 16. The doer of good rejoices here and hereafter; he rejoices in both the worlds. He rejoices an...
by Reductor
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: is living off tax money right living?
Replies: 37
Views: 2166

Re: is living off tax money right living?

If you believe that government is inherently immoral, then the case could be made that living off tax money is wrong livelihood. Since I don't think government is inherently immoral, I do not think living off tax money is inherently wrong livelihood. If, however, the government did collect taxes whi...
by Reductor
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Opening the Dhamma-Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Opening the Dhamma-Eye

:-\ Messiah complex much?
by Reductor
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Declensions--some questions
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Declensions--some questions

I first tried to write in Pali, but have always found it hard to do. Like you, I often wondered what the rules were, so to speak. So I'm of little help there, except to pass on a bit of advice from B. Bodhi: begin with De Silva's Pali primer without worrying much about doing the English-to-pali exer...
by Reductor
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome back to Paul (retro)
Replies: 62
Views: 8519

Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

I would also like to know what is going on - at least the key points here, man.
by Reductor
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unintentional matricide/patricide
Replies: 35
Views: 3361

Re: Unintentional matricide/patricide

Obviously something was lost in the translation. Maybe, what the elder actually said was that one commits the crime of matricide or patricide whether one knows that the victim is one's mother or father, or not. If there is the intention to kill a human being, one knows it is a human being, one make...
by Reductor
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist practice and health
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Buddhist practice and health

As often is the case, a distinction should be drawn between lay and ordained audiences in the Pali canon. Lay persons were seldom advised on how much to eat or drink, but were encouraged to be mindful to take what is appropriate for them (i.e. the advice to king pasenadi ). Perhaps there are other p...
by Reductor
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Alan is back.
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: Alan is back.

Kim OHara wrote:Welcome back back, Alan. :hello:
Does this mean we get to see more beautiful beaches again?

:smile:
Kim
Yes, one can hope so! Plus, you and Dan exchanging photos was a highlight of the forum.
by Reductor
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Alan is back.
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: Alan is back.

Hey Alan! Welcome back. I look forward to reading your posts again - though I seldom post myself. :anjali:
by Reductor
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 3198

Re: DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge

I donated a handful of Buddhist books my local library a year (?) ago. In the Buddha's Words was among them. I asked the front desk for the name and email of the curator for the adult non-fiction section. I then emailed her and discussed which books she would take and which she wouldn't. She accepte...
by Reductor
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Prevent the Next Chernobyl
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: Prevent the Next Chernobyl

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by Reductor
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What would you learn?
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: What would you learn?

Math. From grade 1 on through to dropping out of high school I figured I was bad at math. Yet I loved computer programming. Now in my thirties, I've decided to build my math skills, upgrade my high school record, and possibly enroll in a computer science program, or maybe an applied mathematics. Of ...