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by DNS
Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: who is the most woke forum member?
Replies: 33
Views: 735

Re: who is the most woke forum member?

This is a silly poll (to say the least); as if people can vote and choose who is awakened. :D

It reminds me of how the pope chooses who is a saint, I always think, "does God get to vote on that?" :lol:
by DNS
Mon May 07, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greed is an antidote to poverty .
Replies: 146
Views: 2080

Re: Greed is an antidote to poverty .

You are asking the question whether one can acquire wealth without having greed !!! One can inherit wealth. That doesn't necessarily involve greed. I imagine the OP is referring to those who are self-made wealthy. In regard to greed and wealth, it depends on how one defines greed. One could take a ...
by DNS
Mon May 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: who is the most woke forum member?
Replies: 33
Views: 735

Re: who is the most woke forum member?

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He posts sometimes, but from a galaxy far, far, away.

:alien:
by DNS
Mon May 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Norway
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Hi from Norway

Welcome to DW!

Nice, Vegas style username.

:toast:
by DNS
Mon May 07, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is pāḷi a sacred language?
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: is pāḷi a sacred language?

No, because the Buddha didn't speak Pali. He spoke some dialect or language similar to Magadhi. “ I allow you, O Bhikkhus, to learn the word of the Buddhas each in his own dialect .” Cullavaga, Vinaya However, it is still good to learn Pali for those of with the interest and time to do so. That is w...
by DNS
Mon May 07, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bonjour
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Bonjour

I moved the posts regarding rebirth to the Great Rebirth thread. This topic should stay as an introduction and welcome to Layt. :hello: I like chocolate. But I get a headache when I eat chocolate. But I still keep on eating. It is like the addiction to this Samsara. We know it is only Dukkha but wan...
by DNS
Sun May 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bonjour
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Bonjour

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:22 pm
welcome :hello:
- 5 points for not believing in rebirth
- 100 points for not liking chocolate.
by DNS
Sun May 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bonjour
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Bonjour

Welcome to DW!

:toast:
by DNS
Sun May 06, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Missouri!
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Hello from Missouri!

Welcome to DW!

:toast:
by DNS
Thu May 03, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies

A flat earth convention was recently held in the UK. https://img.purch.com/h/1400/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5OS81OTgvb3JpZ2luYWwvZmxhdC1lYXJ0aC1OTy1SRVVTRS5qcGc= Here is their explanation for why we don't fall off the edge: One of the more interesting pieces of evidence ...
by DNS
Wed May 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DW!

:toast:
by DNS
Wed May 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Impecunious - is it due to kamma ?
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Impecunious - is it due to kamma ?

A monk being impecunious is not the result of bad kamma of course as the Buddha praised the monastic life. A monk does not (typically) have to worry about whether he will get a meal today or tomorrow or the day after, not have to worry about having a shelter from bad weather, a place to sleep, medit...
by DNS
Tue May 01, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does meditation reduce your heart rate?
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Does meditation reduce your heart rate?

Exercise, especially aerobic exercise is good, as it makes the heart more efficient and beat less during rest times. It is true that exercise makes the heart beat very fast, but that is for a very short, limited amount of time while exercising. At other times it beats much less, "saving" heart beats...
by DNS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Strictly according to the commentary, do kammas from different beings intermingle?

If the person in the car stops to help the stranded person, is this the intermingling of two being's kamma? The positive results of one being's kamma are intermingling with the negative results of another being's negative kamma while they both generate new kamma in the process? And of course past n...
by DNS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 149
Views: 12188

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

Interesting poll results so far. About 37% chose some kind of non-existence (as we know it) but not necessarily nihilism since there is no self to begin with. About 26% for setting it aside for now (wait and see approach). And then about 37% for some kind of subtle existence. Most of the members her...