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by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Economics
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

Re: Buddhist Economics

Here is an interesting video, which explains the American system of government, well at least "in theory": http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It is sort of the Libertarian Party view, which is some ways is middle way between No government and Total gove...
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Food
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Food

By food in the Suttas, do you mean which foods are acceptable or which foods the Buddha ate? If it is the latter, I have had a strong interest in that subject and have compiled some references to the exact foods the Buddha ate. They are compiled here: http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Diet_of_Bu...
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: background/upbringing, how important?
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

Re: background/upbringing, how important?

Raised Jewish, now a JuBu, lived in Israel for a couple of years, visited the Temple Mount and Wailing Wall almost daily, now my favorite spot is the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, visited it in year 2006, can't wait to go back. Is background important? Apparently so, at least for me.
by DNS
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Beginners questions
Replies: 33
Views: 5505

Re: Beginners questions

"Now this, monks, is the noble truth of stress:1 Birth is stressful, aging is stressful, death is stressful; sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair are stressful; association with the unbeloved is stressful, separation from the loved is stressful, not getting what is wanted is stressful. In...
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A hello and a request
Replies: 17
Views: 2386

Re: A hello and a request

Welcome! Cool name for your site. :thumbsup:
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tiltbillings - Global Moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 3102

Re: Tiltbillings - Global Moderator

:hello: Welcome! :toast:
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: book or sutta club??
Replies: 36
Views: 3638

Re: book or sutta club??

Bhante, like many other bhikkhus has many, many other duties that are off-line that we do not see, such as pastoral duties at his temple. I am happy about the wealth of time that we do get with great monks like Bhante Dhammanando and the others who post here. We cannot expect the monks here to take ...
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 1 - MN 26. Ariyapariyesanā Sutta
Replies: 26
Views: 4920

Re: MN Session 1 - MN 26. Ariyapariyesanā Sutta

Yes and no. They are sometimes considered or counted as the '7th' and '8th' jhanas, but are actually part of the formless realms. The jhanas are the first four material states and to follow them are the four formless states or realms and then 'cessation.'
by DNS
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: book or sutta club??
Replies: 36
Views: 3638

Re: book or sutta club??

Sounds like an online Kalyana Mitta (spiritual friends) group. Some Dhamma centers have those where various topics or books are taken and discussed one at a time for more in-depth analysis. :twothumbsup:
by DNS
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawiki
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Dhammawiki

Unfortunately, I had to change it to that format because bots (computer robot programs) were vandalizing some pages with spam or just plain vandalism.

Feel free to write with any ideas, suggested changes, edits, etc. :reading: :coffee:
by DNS
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Obama is officially in!
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Obama is officially in!

"American has chosen hope over fear." from the Inauguration speech.

:toast: :clap: :twothumbsup: :group: :buddha1:
by DNS
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Betting on Obama's Speech
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Betting on Obama's Speech

Here's a long-shot, perhaps 1 million to one:

(After finishing the speech or after being sworn-in): I am a man of faith . . . now which way is Mecca ?

:twisted: Just kidding.
by DNS
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: should there be a modern theravada
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: should there be a modern theravada

I like Individual's analysis, but prefer it to remain the first two options, not the last three. There should not be any new 'branches' set-up. It sounds too schismatic. Fortunately we don't have any Pope or Vatican in Buddhism, so there can be some minor differences of opinion and we can all still ...
by DNS
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Well, hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Well, hello

:hello: Welcome. Western Zen (I think) is somewhat similar to "Modern Theravada."
by DNS
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 2214

Re: Hello from Ireland

:hello: Welcome.
by DNS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Hi Mike,

Good to see you here!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Women
Replies: 27
Views: 3814

Re: Buddhism and Women

jcsuperstar wrote: have you read ajahn sujato? he talks about how Pajapati was not the first nun, and the extra rules were only given to her, that they were never meant for all nuns
:thumbsup:

That is a good possibility too, but the Classical Mahavihara considered it to be for all nuns.
by DNS
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Hi a real newbie / Money and World Peace

Welcome! I'm not sure if one world currency will really solve any of the major problems, but you never know! You will still have several countries indebted to others, still have poverty, widespread inequities in wealth, etc. Neither socialism nor capitalism has solved anything up to now, so don't kn...
by DNS
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What a great site!
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: What a great site!

Howdy! I'm lookin for a Texas emoticon, so here goes: :guns:
by DNS
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 20
Views: 1599

Re: Hello!

Ditto. :buddha1: :popcorn: Welcome.