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Different football codes - who are the toughest?

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Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:42 pm

To study is to know the texts,
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To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
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always centered, the monk
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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:16 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:22 pm

Yeah its tough but they dont hit as hard as The NFL. If the NFL played without pads people would be dying left and right. There are still people suffering life threatening injuries, and paralysis on a regular basis in the NFL. These types of things dont happen in rugby.

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To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
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always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:35 pm

Dead athletes' brains show damage from concussions

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/01/26/at ... index.html

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To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
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with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
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- Ud 3.5


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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:40 pm

I could post more than a few big time hits from the NFL on youtube that would make you cry. I wanna see some from rugby that match the hitting of the NFL.

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To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
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with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:45 pm

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:47 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:52 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Watching movies if you are a monk

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:55 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby Element » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:04 am

NFL is clearly not the toughest. It is the fattest! Overweight wimps must wear helmets, shoulder pads and all sorts of protection to stop themselves from crying. Plus, they must take a rest every minute or so to catch their breath.

Rugby league is the toughest.

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:37 am

league is the best union not so good


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:40 am

Greetings,

Rugby League has lots of physical contact and frequent low-grade injuries, but if you want increased prevalence of high-grade injuries, you want Australian Rules Football.

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:27 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:39 am

this is the closest i get to any sort of football

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:42 am

Hi all

'Aussie Rules' has its roots in Gaelic Football and a game the aboriginal people of western Victoria played.
At its best it is a very fast moving and exciting game/ And for the players, not for the faint of heart.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football
Those who follow it in this part of the world have a religious zeal about the game.
I never got into it.
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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:15 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:27 pm

Hey all you Rugby fans, ya'll cant hit like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCP8BapFhew
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Different football codes - who are the toughest?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:32 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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