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by altar
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?
Replies: 66
Views: 8544

Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

one of the most delectable suttas, i recall a young monk in england posted on e'sangha, the buddha recommends conjee and honey.
by altar
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?
Replies: 66
Views: 8544

Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

one of the most delectable suttas, i recall a young monk in england posted on e'sangha, the buddha recommends ghee and honey.
by altar
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Buddhism for Tough Guys
Replies: 36
Views: 4353

Re: Buddhism for Tough Guys

i have been freeing the flies in our house, especially when they pang on the windows...............
but the idea still intrigues me...

buddhism for all.
by altar
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: metta meditation

Hi Mateesha, My timezone is UTC -5. So..... that means England time - 5. Where are you others from? I am in the NJ suburbs not too far from New York City. When I "develop my camera" maybe I will post a picture or two. And Mike Khalil-Bodhi is in NY! Btw, here is that site. http://www.facebook.com/gr...
by altar
Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: metta meditation

I am in NJ and I think anytime outside of 12-6 am EST is okay.
by altar
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: metta meditation

you can search the happiest day of your life on facebook.

but for this, for now, why doesn't anyone who is interested say so, and if some people are, we can make an announcement of the date and time, sometime this month?
by altar
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: metta meditation

i got it from a site called The Happiest Day of your life on facebook.
by altar
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About Death (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1659

Re: About Death (?)

ringo, 3 suttas come to mind. dependent origination you should look at. "In the case of a monk who has died & passed away, his bodily fabrication has ceased & subsided, verbal fabrication has ceased & subsided, mental fabrication has ceased & subsided, his life force is totally ended, his heat is di...
by altar
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

metta meditation

Hi,
this is an idea i've had for a while. if anyone likes we could do a forum internet sangha metta meditation. at an appointed time we can meditate from around the world.
by altar
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nice Sutta Find: Attachment To Views
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Nice Sutta Find: Attachment To Views

Another sutta-find. The simile had long been in my head. I remembered it as one regards all formations or self-views as a "murderer with sword raised high." And Thanissaro's translation is that. However this version (Nyanaponika's) is much more peaceful, and has relieved me of perplexion :). "6 Adva...
by altar
Mon May 23, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating the Dhammapada
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Translating the Dhammapada

No, but I know a lot of words.
Maybe I should get a basic grammar book, too.
by altar
Mon May 23, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating the Dhammapada
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Translating the Dhammapada

Dear all, I am working on a translation of the Dhammapada from English to Spanish. I want to understand the meanings of the text as well as possible so I want to buy an English-Pali version, with both texts in full, for easy comparison. I'm thinking of getting this version, http://www.amazon.com/Dha...
by altar
Mon May 23, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?
Replies: 60
Views: 8684

Re: How Insistent Are You in Observing Your Fifth Precept?

I'm more lenient now than I was. Although it's basically the same standards, of only used in cooking, I have contemplated having a beer at some point in the future or wine on occasions. So for me it is A, but looking at my options. And i like it in cooking :smile:
by altar
Tue May 17, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About experience(s)
Replies: 36
Views: 3219

Re: About experience(s)

This does sound solipsist, except for that it is coming from an experiential investigation as opposed to pure philosophical inquiry. This phrase from the dhammapada came to mind, I am wondering if it is of any help. "Mistaking the false for the true, the true for the false, you overlook the heart." ...
by altar
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Jhanas v. Vipassana
Replies: 160
Views: 13168

Re: Jhanas v. Vipassana

sorry for intruding, its a good thread, but here is an alternate translation for the fourth way mentioned in that sutta: 4. "Then there is the case where a bhikkhu’s mind is seized by agitation concerning the Dhamma ( dhammuddhaccaviggahitam manasam) . But there comes a time when his mind becomes in...