How much happy are you?

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How much happy are you?

10%
2
4%
20%
0
No votes
30%
4
9%
40%
6
13%
50%
7
16%
60%
4
9%
70%
3
7%
80%
11
24%
90%
4
9%
100%
4
9%
 
Total votes: 45

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Will
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Will » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:00 pm

For whatever reason, perhaps lacking ambition or too stolid a character, contentment seems an adequate attitude.

So I did not vote.
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:42 am

Will wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:00 pm
For whatever reason, perhaps lacking ambition or too stolid a character, contentment seems an adequate attitude.

So I did not vote.
I respect your decision. However, as a Kalyanamitta I have to point you out that Buddha's advise is not to content until you attain Nibbana. You have to be aware of Subtle unhappiness in your consciousness.
:anjali:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Dinsdale » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm

ryanM wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Maybe happiness is masquerading as a trace element.
Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by DNS » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
Yes, if they sell this: :tongue:

Image

edit: I just looked it up and they do sell happiness:

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https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /279513467

:coffee: :tongue:
Last edited by DNS on Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: added link to tesco

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:02 am

If you already vote, is it in line with the following Sutta?

Bahuvedaniya Suttam
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn59
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by ryanM » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:27 am

Spiny Norman wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Maybe they sell it in very small bottles in Tesco. :tongue:
I had to look up Tesco haha.
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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Stiphan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm

Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Disciple » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:04 pm

Looks like we have a couple arhats on here. Sweet.

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Dinsdale » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 am

Stiphan wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Mine are going down due to seasonal bah-humbuggery. :tongue:
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Stiphan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:08 am

Spiny Norman wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 am
Stiphan wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Mine are going down due to seasonal bah-humbuggery. :tongue:
Oh no! Why does Christmas perturb you, if I may ask.

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:56 pm

Stiphan wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
It is important to note the transient nature of our mundane happiness.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by DNS » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm

I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by Stiphan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:24 pm

DNS wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm
I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.
I think the poll system only allows for 10 options, doesn't it. Would be worth increasing it if that's the case.

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:25 am

DNS wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm
I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.
I thought 0 would be depression or you are in hell.
I may be wrong.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: How much happy are you?

Post by SarathW » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:07 am

Now I started to wonder whether my unhappiness is coming from nuetral feelings. I am cut of from most sensual gratification. Nuetral feeling with ignorance is unpleasant.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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