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by appicchato
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Respect a person but not their beliefs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1769

Re: Respect a person but not their beliefs?

Besides the term 'respect' being relative (and subject to opening cans of worms), where's being judgmental going to get anyone?...where's the benefit?...and why should it matter?...deciding to be respectful, or disrespectful, is a recipe for discord, because, without a doubt, feelings will change, ...
by appicchato
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Bhikkhuni

'...you know it ain't easy...you know how hard it can be...'
by appicchato
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: English-Speaking Monasteries in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Re: English-Speaking Monasteries in Thailand

There are a lot... Mmm, not so much...thirty thousand plus, true, although not more than a few have any semblance of a command of English, if that...Wats Pah Nanachat and Maptachan(?) are the only two this one knows of for sure...you could count the others on one hand, if you can find them (and if ...
by appicchato
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Cooran!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!!!

Happy Birthday, Cooran!

Thank you for everything. Be well.
:smile:
by appicchato
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dark Knight...
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Dark Knight...

I post this link not to throw water on the practice of meditation (for I find it most beneficial), but for those who may be interested...(the comments may, perhaps, be more informative (for some))....
:coffee:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archi ... ls/372766/
by appicchato
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 227
Views: 26126

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Not at all...
by appicchato
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cancer and HIV
Replies: 21
Views: 1376

Re: Cancer and HIV

Thailand is a world unto itself, unlike any other...tough to explain...
by appicchato
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cancer and HIV
Replies: 21
Views: 1376

Re: Cancer and HIV

Thailand, though, is also a reminder that success can be relative.
http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/500000 ... treatment/
by appicchato
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cancer and HIV
Replies: 21
Views: 1376

Re: Cancer and HIV

Hi Christopher, Don't know about the cancer part, but seems some temples (can only speak for Thailand) are addressing HIV...below are few links, and the last is the page with more... Be well... http://www.olivierchouchana.com/the-temple-of-aids-thailand.html http://www.buddhanet.net/sangha-metta/th...
by appicchato
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Video on NY Times on persecution of Burmese Muslims
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Video on NY Times on persecution of Burmese Muslims

Foes are dehumanized. There is not a sense of shared humanity. Identity is almost totally associated with the grouping which is inextricably intertwined with religious identity. That's basically the point...you get two, or more, people together and there are going to be problems...and #'s 2 and 3 a...
by appicchato
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Video on NY Times on persecution of Burmese Muslims
Replies: 20
Views: 2427

Re: Video on NY Times on persecution of Burmese Muslims

Been going on for time immemorial (different time, different context)...possibly pertinent (perhaps) to the OP is a comment I made in another thread (which one I can't recall) is, as a long time resident of Thailand, and an ordained monk, my observation (which may partially explain (somewhat) the s...
by appicchato
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Thailand
Replies: 82
Views: 47186

Re: Ordination in Thailand

There are more than three thousand wats in Thailand.
Thirty plus thousand is a bit more accurate...
by appicchato
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: prostrations
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: prostrations

Google about Tibetans who prostrate, take a step, and prostrate again for hundreds of MILES...and others who wear holes in the floor with prostrations...thirty minutes?...I wouldn't worry...
by appicchato
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: ice cream or not ice cream
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: icr cream or not ice cream

Viva Mexicali!...Viva Mexico!... :thumbsup:

Un poco helado es no hay problema...