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by Mkoll
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 4349

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

DooDoot wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:26 am
Mkoll wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:24 am Yes. I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine some time last week.
Why have you been offered an emergency vaccine? Thanks
They didn't tell me why and I didn't ask. I assume it's because I work in healthcare and sometimes take care of Covid positive patients.
by Mkoll
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 4349

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

Yes. I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine some time last week. Felt a little tired that afternoon and the injection site was sore for 2 or 3 days. That was the extent of the side effects for me; they were virtually identical to what I experience with the yearly flu vaccine. I'm glad and gratefu...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: addicted to energy drinks
Replies: 15
Views: 7303

Re: addicted to energy drinks

Some years ago, I drank energy drinks for a month or two, two a day at most, before I started experiencing heart palpitations and short bouts of irregular heart rhythm. I quickly stopped drinking them. I've never had an irregular heart rhythm from anything else in my life, including copious amounts...
by Mkoll
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: addicted to energy drinks
Replies: 15
Views: 7303

Re: addicted to energy drinks

Some years ago, I drank energy drinks for a month or two, two a day at most, before I started experiencing heart palpitations and short bouts of irregular heart rhythm. I quickly stopped drinking them. I've never had an irregular heart rhythm from anything else in my life, including copious amounts ...
by Mkoll
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism: just another "truth"?
Replies: 128
Views: 23151

Re: Buddhism: just another "truth"?

Hello, I’ve been having doubts lately about buddhist teachings, whether in written form or in talks given by monks. I feel that as soon as the topic discussed goes beyond the limits of "mundane" comprehension and goes on to describe things that mere mortals can only accept on faith, the dissonance ...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 45
Views: 39417

Re: death of forum member dylanj

:candle:
by Mkoll
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Madhyama Āgama Volume 2 Released
Replies: 4
Views: 7763

Re: Madhyama Āgama Volume 2 Released

Thanks for sharing this.

:anjali:
by Mkoll
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 156
Views: 28282

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality

I don't think I have an issue with the idea that "our minds wandering through [the ten realms] freely as we become the mindsets associated with those realms" or describing rebirth as "the reinvention of the mind in the ten realms." I definitely think that a person experiencing great suffering can r...
by Mkoll
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Keeping muscles strong?
Replies: 16
Views: 30147

Re: Keeping muscles strong?

I've read about Ajahn Sumedho using a rowing machine very regularly - I'd be impressed if he still does at his age! I've seen the treadmill in Ajahn Pasanno's "office" and I vaguely recall him talking about using it. Those are two examples of monks of many vassas "working out." The Buddha himself sa...
by Mkoll
Sun May 03, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Throwing away food in water with no bacteria in it
Replies: 21
Views: 1475

Re: Throwing away food in water with no bacteria in it

Point well taken......especially considering that it seems likely that since they don't deficate then the dyspepsia would last the rest of their life.....and it seems like some devas live a very very very long time. I never get dyspepsia myself, but I gather from those who do that it often causes a...
by Mkoll
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 48186

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

Wow, that sounds like a lot, especially the patimokkha - are you saying that a monk or nun would have to learn both the bhikkhu and bhikkhuni patimokkha or just their respective gender's version? And to your knowledge, are these standards commonly followed?
by Mkoll
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Memorization and the Oral Tradition
Replies: 783
Views: 48186

Re: How did historical Buddha looked like?

[...]while those with very little mnemonic skill (e.g., men ordained in old age) would memorize only the handful of texts that a monk was required to know before he could be relieved of the obligation to live with a teacher. Hi Bhante, What is that handful of texts? I'm guessing it has to remembere...
by Mkoll
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Darwinism and the Dhamma
Replies: 150
Views: 7782

Re: Darwinism and the Dhamma

There is a passage in the Dakkhiṇavibhaṅga Sutta comparing the value of gifts. One could use this passage to infer the relative demerit of killing an animal to killing a human-being of poor moral character (e.g. a burglar), or killing an ordinary moral person, a non-Buddhist attainer of jhāna, one ...