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by DNS
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13472

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Just look at what this forum used to be in 2014. Or even 2016. Binocular, for example, left because of the horrible culture of posting here. And she was a very tough cookie to hang out here as long as she did. This is simply not true. Binocular has been posting frequently and more so in recent year...
by DNS
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Making fermented drinks

Effort The Vibhaṅga defines drinking as taking even as little as the tip of a blade of grass. Thus taking a small glass of wine, even though it might not be enough to make one drunk, would be more than enough to fulfill this factor. The Vibhaṅga does not, however, indicate how offenses are to be co...
by DNS
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Making fermented drinks

Are some of you saying that even if a drink contains 0.05% percent alcohol, which is safe to serve even to a child, then you're breaking the precept if you drink it? Of course. Isn't it possible that some foods eaten become about 0.05 in the body as the body digests it? For example, sugar, bread an...
by DNS
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 1277

Re: Touching Money

Yes, it definitely appears to be a difficult issue, more so in modern times. Monks didn't travel by planes, trains, and automobiles in the time of the Buddha. And as shown in the posts above, it would be easier for the lay people and the monks if they just received the tickets from the lay people fo...
by DNS
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Making fermented drinks

I first plan to try making kombucha, which only has 0.5% alcohol. That's the same amount non-alcohol beer has. I saw a guy on youtube attempting to get drunk on kombucha and he couldn't do it. He drank dozens of bottles, forgot how many he did. All he did was vomit from excessive drinking and then ...
by DNS
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13472

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

the quality of discussion has improved due to that though. :sage: Agree. What do you need? Quantity or the quality? I don't need anything, I'm quite content, thank you. :meditate: :tongue: I'd like to see both quality and quantity, but if I had to choose, I'd go with quality. A 4chan sandbox might ...
by DNS
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13472

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Google search rankings change frequently and often one site can have a high ranking due to good SEO, key words and not necessarily from traffic. I like the total number of posts as a good indication of how a forum is doing not just now, but also historically, all-time. The DW sites, combined are nea...
by DNS
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mexico!
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Hello from Mexico!

Hola, ¿cómo estás?

by DNS
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?
Replies: 18
Views: 445

Re: Do you have to have the death wish to become a monk?

Crazy cloud wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:40 am
"no wish" is the only wish
:thumbsup: Yes, it's not that monks have a death wish, it's just that the ideal state is to have no wishes; then you just take (with equanimity) whatever life throws at you.
by DNS
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: holidays

What about the post-vacation blues? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-vacation_blues You go on a pleasurable trip, have a good time and then return to the "daily-grind" and miss the vacation. I've seen that occur in some people. I sometimes wonder if it might actually be better to have a little bit...
by DNS
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Before Ordaining
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Before Ordaining

Yes, that's a good list of questions in my opinion. But I don't really understand 2 and 3, and their relevance. 2. Is it true that if a student is not totally loyal to his teacher, then he completely lacks gratitude to the teacher? 3. Is there a “debt of gratitude” that is owed to the country that ...
by DNS
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Ruth Denison documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Ruth Denison documentary

:thumbsup:

Her place continues to serve as a retreat center:
http://www.dhammadena.com/index.html

And not too far away, pretty close by is Mahapajapati monastery (bhikkhunis):
http://www.mahapajapati.com/

Both retreat places about halfway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
by DNS
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 46
Views: 1241

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

Yes, that's a shame. I am sure many people benefited from their programs. The financial problems, coupled with some potential upcoming civil lawsuits (regarding the allegations) no doubt sealed the decision that they had to fold.
by DNS
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member Seeking Buddhist Fellowship
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: New Member Seeking Buddhist Fellowship

Welcome to DW!