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by polarbear101
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Wise Reflection
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: Wise Reflection

i just read this a few hours ago, i thought it was awesome, thanks for posting it
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595764

Re: Word Association Game

snooze
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Falling apart
Replies: 14
Views: 3143

Re: Falling apart

I feel like I'm falling apart. I can't meditate, I can't sleep, I can hardly eat. I'm just depressed all the time. Thankfully I believe in Karma, otherwise I probably would have killed myself by now. I'm gonna go to the doctors on monday and asked to be put back on anti depressants and also ask to ...
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 5 remembrances
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: 5 remembrances

buddha recommended his followers to recite 5 topics every day. does anyone do this, or know how to do it properly. the five remembrances are 1. I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old. 2. I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape ill health. 3. I...
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma book for the completely uninitiated
Replies: 9
Views: 2807

Re: Dhamma book for the completely uninitiated

The first book I came across about buddhism was "What the Buddha Taught" by Walpola Rahula. It is especially good to give this book to a skeptic because it says rather harsh things about people fabricating god and soul to comfort themselves instead of just seeing reality how it is. I also like the w...
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595764

Re: Word Association Game

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by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ...analytical thinking reduces religious belief?
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: ...analytical thinking reduces religious belief?

awesome, hopefully god will be dead by the end of the century
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595764

Re: Word Association Game

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by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kill the Buddha- save the world
Replies: 61
Views: 8025

Re: Kill the Buddha- save the world

what about confidence as saddha. Well, there are at least three Pāli terms that require translation here: saddhā, pasāda, and aveccapassāda. Ven. Ñāṇatiloka touches upon all three terms in his Buddhist Dictionary : A Buddhist is said to have faith if "he believes in the Perfect One's (the Buddha's)...
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism
Replies: 39
Views: 8186

Re: A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism

alright, I don't see how living in a tarp and going to soup kitchens is somehow drastically different than living in a hut and walking to people's homes or businesses for alms. It's all about the attitude. The main point is renunciation and how to do it in america where wouldn't be forced to stay in...
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595764

Re: Word Association Game

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by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595764

Re: Word Association Game

immersion
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kill the Buddha- save the world
Replies: 61
Views: 8025

Re: Kill the Buddha- save the world

Greetings, Faith may mean simply that one trusts that something is good. :candle: Metta, Retro. :) Yeah, thats totally an accurate definition of faith, because it's the trusting that makes it faith. Faith is trust and confidence is just a more hyped up version. When I talked about confidence I was ...
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595764

Re: Word Association Game

submersion
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kill the Buddha- save the world
Replies: 61
Views: 8025

Re: Kill the Buddha- save the world

But still, I digress, what about confidence as saddha. The way you conceive of the term Faith is different than the way I do. Faith to me sounds like it's waiting for a gust of wind to topple it, like its up on stilts whereas confidence comes across me as a more grounded word, resolute, determined....
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kill the Buddha- save the world
Replies: 61
Views: 8025

Re: Kill the Buddha- save the world

Nana, The Buddha taught that pasada /conviction--"faith" is the worst possible translation--as a sufficient but not necessary condition to fabricate The Path. I never said I don't have pasada --everyone has at least some "faith," otherwise one could not even start walking The Path. You could read t...
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism
Replies: 39
Views: 8186

Re: A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism

A Bhikkhu is not a migratory worker, they have relinquished the home life, i.e. the responsibilities that go with the home, they havn't become wandering workers, which is a hobo btw. you seam to be thinking of the vagabond, a traveler. They actually would of built a simple hut, or one would of been ...
by polarbear101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atheist Quotes
Replies: 25
Views: 13195

Re: Atheist Quotes

People often ask me how they can leave the planet, so I have prepared some brief notes. How To Leave The Planet 1) Phone NASA. Their phone number is (713) 483-3111. Explain that it's very important that you get away as soon as possible. 2) If they do not cooperate, phone any friend you may have in t...
by polarbear101
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)
Replies: 71
Views: 3366

Re: Richard Dawkins v Cardinal Pell (panel debate)

I'm a big fan of Dawkins and the rest of the four horseman (RIP Hitchens). The christians always lose the debate, they have the disadvantage from the beginning.
by polarbear101
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11955
Views: 595764

Re: Word Association Game

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