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by Individual
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Just to let you all know
Replies: 31
Views: 2335

Re: Just to let you all know

thereductor wrote:Don't be a jedi. Be at peace.
:namaste:
by Individual
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Just to let you all know
Replies: 31
Views: 2335

Re: Just to let you all know

Thanks. By the way, I had a realization recently: There have been two people that have never set me on the wrong path... Theravada Buddhists and my mother. In case you're wondering about how I can be a Catholic and a Theravada Buddhist. I believe in Theravada Buddhism because it is what seems to be ...
by Individual
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Just to let you all know
Replies: 31
Views: 2335

Just to let you all know

I'm doing well. Religiously, I believe I've settled... sort of. I think there's something good inside all religions, but as for me as an individual... well, it would sound rather odd for me to say this, but I guess you could say I am a Theravada traditionalist, a Catholic, and a Unitarian Universali...
by Individual
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What should be the Buddhist response to tyranny?
Replies: 26
Views: 1899

Re: What should be the Buddhist response to tyranny?

Let me put it differently: If you are a human who acts unskillfully, like Julian Assange, the government will frame you for a crime or assassinate you. If you act with the wisdom of a Zen master, be like Julian Assange, but not arrogantly and accept the fact that they will torture and kill you. Then...
by Individual
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What should be the Buddhist response to tyranny?
Replies: 26
Views: 1899

Re: What should be the Buddhist response to tyranny?

Wise, skillful, fearless, unyielding, non-aggressive compassion without regard for self. Because the act of tyranny, or any form of sadism is also a form of masochism. Practicing violence to others is violence against oneself. And although tyrants may hurt and destroy us, so what? We are always rebo...
by Individual
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An attempt to explain the Four Imponderables
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: An attempt to explain the Four Imponderables

Because I don't know what it is I'm letting go of. I feel infinite compassion for all beings, without feeling pride in myself. I feel like Yoda, an old man with broken legs, weary, pushing forward step by step, with an infinite weight attached to my legs... But I push forward because compassion itse...
by Individual
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An attempt to explain the Four Imponderables
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

An attempt to explain the Four Imponderables

An attempt to explain the imponderables by a person who is perhaps a bit crazy and, right now, in a lot of suffering. Perhaps this is just arrogant for me to say this, but... I think I may be able to explain some of these so-called "imponderables." At least, I hope so. It may sound incoherent and it...
by Individual
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 290635

Re: vegetarian vs veganist

The most important thing is the intent with which you eat and the results. If you are mindful, you can see that there are different results and different intents for eating different foods in different contexts. Meat is bad karma because it carries with it the essence of murder. That's more of a Mah...
by Individual
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: It may seem selfish, but if it is possible.
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

It may seem selfish, but if it is possible.

This is perhaps a strange request and I do not mean to be disruptive. I did enjoy my time here and it was of great benefit to me. The request I make is one that is often made by contentious people who, in fits of impassioned emotion, only wish to cause further contention. My intent, however, is quit...
by Individual
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye for now.
Replies: 30
Views: 2212

Re: Goodbye for now.

Actually, I'm back now and can discuss dhamma, but my "I'm back" thread was hidden for reasons you don't need to worry about.
by Individual
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: World Cycles and Cosmic Systems
Replies: 47
Views: 3407

Re: World Cycles and Cosmic Systems

clw_uk wrote:What is the fruit of discussing it?
:goodpost:
by Individual
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye for now.
Replies: 30
Views: 2212

Re: Goodbye for now.

Thank you all for your kindness. :D

Smileys are nice. People don't use them enough. They are yellow! :)
by Individual
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye for now.
Replies: 30
Views: 2212

Re: Goodbye for now.

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Individual,
Individual wrote:I've decided to take up Tibetan Buddhism.
I can think of a couple of people who might fall off their chair to hear it.

;)

All the best!

Metta,
Retro. :)
:namaste:
by Individual
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye for now.
Replies: 30
Views: 2212

Goodbye for now.

I've decided to take up Tibetan Buddhism. And for whatever reason, I've decided to abstain from discussing dhamma for a while. However, I've started a blog: http://iamsopre.posterous.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If you are one of the rare people who can appreciate my eccentric...
by Individual
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Music of Samsara
Replies: 125
Views: 6232

Re: The Music of Samsara

This was an evil thread.
by Individual
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Music of Samsara
Replies: 125
Views: 6232

Re: The Music of Samsara

Thank you all for your contributions. Could we please stay on topic?

Please stop spurging. :)
by Individual
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: World Cycles and Cosmic Systems
Replies: 47
Views: 3407

Re: World Cycles and Cosmic Systems

I hope that this is enough basic material to spurge the discussion formerly requested. Spurge: http://www.aragriculture.org/Images/weed_id/spurge_spotted_new2.jpg Can't quite figure out why we should spurge a discussion. Perhaps you should post a flower which symbolizes a profound truth beyond word...
by Individual
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha's Parinibbāna
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: The Buddha's Parinibbāna

What I find interesting about that passage is the fact that the Buddha shows concern even for Mara. "Do not trouble yourself." One could consider Mara to be incredibly evil for all the stuff he does, but still, the Buddha shows compassion for him. Not pity or hatred, but compassion. Also, venerable ...
by Individual
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Who is your favorite great disciple?
Replies: 40
Views: 6336

Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Gautama
by Individual
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: World Cycles and Cosmic Systems
Replies: 47
Views: 3407

Re: World Cycles and Cosmic Systems

Fix the paragraph breaks or it is hard to read.