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by Virgo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 125707

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

A question for those who believe in 'Global Warming' is, why the extremely cold Winters, when one of our own esteemed Aussie scientists predicted 'cold Winters will become a thing of the past?" Boy has he been proven wrong in the last few years. Right now across Europe, people are digging their hom...
by Virgo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Warm greetings from Wyoming
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Hi everyone, just joined the forum after contemplating the idea for a while. Started on the Buddhist path about 25 years ago with a class by S. N. Goenka, but my practice was slow until life gave me a wake-up call through the loss of my wife. For the last nine years that passed since that event I m...
by Virgo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Path vs Fruit of stream-entry
Replies: 26
Views: 3024

Re: Path vs Fruit of stream-entry

From what I have gathered there are two aspects to the attainment of stream-entry...Sotāpattimagga & Sotāpattiphala, the path & fruit. Of these, & similarly with other noble states, which is it that is impossible to fall back from? Which occurs along with the abandoning of the three lower fetters? ...
by Virgo
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Talk Dealing With Lay Life
Replies: 3
Views: 320

A Talk Dealing With Lay Life

In this talk Venerable Ajahn Thanissaro comments on some aspects of lay-life and practicing Dhamma in everyday life. The talk starts out with the 3 characteristics and the 4 Noble Truths, and then goes more into aspects of lay-life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpU6zG8kIBQ

:anjali: Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 8908

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

I'm sure 60 yr old Miss Gunderson, the Biology teacher, will be happy to strap on a Glock 9mm. And then take out the killer. Sure. That will happen. Yeah Alan, it is ridiculous on so many levels. I can't imagine most of my teachers being gun marshalls. Now when I walked in the pizza shop the other ...
by Virgo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to pray to the Buddha?
Replies: 104
Views: 2742

Re: Is it wrong to pray to the Buddha?

Disciple wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:57 pm

Malcolm won't be happy with you Virgo.
I think you have my priorities skewed.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to pray to the Buddha?
Replies: 104
Views: 2742

Re: Is it wrong to pray to the Buddha?

The Buddha is dead and gone, parinibbana'd. But maybe someone else might hear your prayers, and could help you. There are many many powerful beings in higher realms. I know but sometimes I like to believe in Dhammakaya and .. that Buddha(s) still exists somewhere .. not as we know of them but their...
by Virgo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does words have power?
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: Does words have power?

Not long after that, one monk of other temple of the same ethnicity with accuracy describing publicly my personal problem on the website of their temple, the only difference is, he said "He is a leper". I have no leprosy. I heard some words carry power such as words that use to curse people. My con...
by Virgo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 5th link in dependent origination
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: 5th link in dependent origination

Does the term salayatana in the 5th link of dependent origination mean both the six internal and external sense bases ie the six sense faculties and their objects ? Or the 5th link in dependent origination refer only to 6 internal base (sense organ) ? It refers to the internal sense bases. There ar...
by Virgo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 125707

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Kim OHara wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Virgo wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:35 pm
2-8 ft according to the study quoted. 2 ft (65 cm) being the minimum.

Kevin
Yes, and the higher figure was mentioned in the video - once, I think - but the figure which was repeated so often was the low one.
:shrug:
Kim
Yes Kim, that's right. I don;t know why.

:anjali: Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma of Killing
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Kamma of Killing

Dhp X PTS: Dhp 129-145 Dandavagga: The Rod translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1997 https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.10.than.html All tremble at the rod, all are fearful of death. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill. All tremble at th...