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by Vepacitta
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: To all our members in North Queensland
Replies: 34
Views: 2294

Re: To all our members in North Queensland

You have all been in my thoughts as of late - hoping all are well.

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by Vepacitta
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Moral Side of Murder
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: The Moral Side of Murder

Right on brother Anders!!

I've always hated philosophy - except for the old stoics.

V.
by Vepacitta
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Too much snow!
Replies: 13
Views: 1092

Re: Too much snow!

Very snowy here in the lovely Hudson Valley area and New Jersey.

Not fun to commute through - last night's commute was a trip through dukkha indeed...

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by Vepacitta
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Some updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Some updates

If your Mum is concerned about your dad taking away the house - have her deed the property over to you NOW, so you don't have to go through probate to get the house. She could also make her accounts POD to you - that is - payable on death - so that again, you can avoid going through probate to get y...
by Vepacitta
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question on laity and stream-enterers
Replies: 19
Views: 1735

Re: Question on laity and stream-enterers

Man, I can't remember which suttas - they are in the Majjhimina Nikaya and the Samyutta Nikaya - lay people can go all the way to non-returner.

According to the suttas the lay folks who did realise Nibbana either ordained or died within a few days.

V.
by Vepacitta
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: prediction of doom in 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4883

Re: prediction of doom in 2012

If someone new or old wants to comment on an old thread it's no big deal.

Unless, of course, it's made into a big deal.

Welcome to any new members - don't let anyone here try and shut you down. If there is a problem - the mods will let you know.


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by Vepacitta
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?
Replies: 54
Views: 4988

Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Glad all here are doing alright. So sorry for the pain this devastation has caused.

V.
by Vepacitta
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Middle Way
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: The Middle Way

The middle way - not eternalism - not nihhilism.

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by Vepacitta
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhikkhu Thanissaro The full article.
Replies: 83
Views: 6869

Re: Bhikkhu Thanissaro The full article.

Oh and thanks to Alan and Peter for the article - really interesting.

Personally, I've always hated philosophy - except for the old stoics. No wonder Theravadin Buddhism appeals to me - I never liked the gooshy one-ness thing - it always felt phony to me. I never could grok it.

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by Vepacitta
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhikkhu Thanissaro The full article.
Replies: 83
Views: 6869

Re: Bhikkhu Thanissaro The full article.

You mention the good Ven. TNH at our temple and the Abbot just shakes his head. Of course, I'm a bit more vocal - The good sir's attempt to mind-meld Buddhism and Christianity (Jesus 'n Buddha as blood brothers - feh!) and the 'inter-isness' we're all one big oneness really drives me up a wall - but...
by Vepacitta
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is the current situation of Bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 14
Views: 3026

Re: What is the current situation of Bhikkhuni ordination?

I though the Ven Sumedho viharas only offered the lesser Siladhara ordination for women - hence the whole controversy ...

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by Vepacitta
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dioxin scandal and no end...
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Dioxin scandal and no end...

Golly it's back to organic eggs for me - thank goodness there's a farm down the road from me.

You can't eat anything it seems ... :x

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by Vepacitta
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Why are we?
Replies: 26
Views: 1942

Re: Why are we?

Ah, the eternal question ... porquoi? (sounds better in French don't it?)

I've been asking that question since I was 4 years old and I have no bloody clue. But when I find out who's responsible ...!

From snowy Mt. Meru,

V.
by Vepacitta
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Just to let you all know
Replies: 31
Views: 2578

Re: Just to let you all know

SADHU Tilt!
by Vepacitta
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The 5 Aggregates and the 5 Clinging Aggregates
Replies: 31
Views: 8863

Re: The 5 Aggregates and the 5 Clinging Aggregates

Upadana broken down into its constituent parts: dana = giving adding the "a" to make adana = taking Up = towards self updana - taking upon onself - taking towards oneself - holding to oneself - taking up These are my class notes on the Culavedalla Sutta (No. 44 MN) Clearer-ish? Breaking down the pal...