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by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now
Replies: 24
Views: 3929

Re: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now

This is very interesting to me as I've experienced this and I also labelled as 'going to the store on auto-pilot'. Like arriving there and wondering how I got there. It's probably important to distinguish automatic functioning of certain activities from absent-mindedness. There are plenty of body f...
by Pannapetar
Thu May 27, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Enrobing in Thailand Today
Replies: 15
Views: 4697

Re: Enrobing in Thailand Today

If one has not been in Thailand before, or if one has limited knowledge about Thai culture, I would recommend to schedule a 6-10 weeks orientation period before getting into action. This time should be used for intensive learning of the Thai language, for developing a feeling for local culture and c...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 9965

Re: Some advice needed please

Euthanasia is always a difficult decision, but I would definitely say "no" in this case. We had many dogs. Last one was a poodle. I never liked him. Covert, irritable, and aloof. He had $400 hip surgery at age 13. He also suffered from an incurable immune deficiency that caused a lot of infections a...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Man admits killing Buddhist monk
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Man admits killing Buddhist monk

Unfortunately, that happens in Thailand and in Burma as well. I remember a case where a Buddhist monk was killed in a land dispute case and another where a Buddhist monk tried to protect relics and/or historical ruins from a mining company. Better to master some "serious siddhis" before messing with...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now
Replies: 24
Views: 3929

Re: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now

I had read Tolle's book some years ago shortly after it was published. I was quite impressed, not because of its unique message, but because he managed to put a message that has been told before into fresh, concise, and surprisingly simple language. The book is authentic, convincing, and very much t...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 33648

Re: thailand political situation

Globalization appears to be having the net effect of reducing the vast majority of all citizens of all countries to conditions of increasing deprivation, poverty and powerlessness while elevating the remaining few to positions of previously unachievable wealth and power. The wealthy and powerful in...
by Pannapetar
Wed May 26, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1063
Views: 167055

Re: Daniel M. Ingram - Dhamma book written by arahat?

My instincts tell me "fake". The text from Ingram's website that tiltbillings quoted is a giveaway. Also, I don't believe that Arahats write books, go for a "householder" lifestyle, or post on the Internet. Ingram may have had significant realisations, but probably not arahantship.

Cheers, Thomas
by Pannapetar
Tue May 25, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 33648

Re: thailand political situation

In times like this, some people wonder whether democracy and rule of law can work at all in Thailand. The road to democracy is hardly ever a smooth one. If you look at the history of those nations where democratic rule is now firmly established, it becomes obvious that this did not happen by chance,...
by Pannapetar
Tue May 25, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: There are somethings about Thai culture.
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: There are somethings about Thai culture.

Sawasdee khrap, Khun Golf, I have lived in Thailand for 17 years. According to my observation, English language skill is advancing, especially in Bangkok. Two decades ago it was difficult to find people on the street who speak English. Now the young people all speak at least a little bit of English....
by Pannapetar
Mon May 24, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 33648

Re: thailand political situation

Thank you for the video links. I like the cleanup day video. :) Yes, the arson attacks were planned. Anyone who listened to the red shirt propaganda (and can understand Thai) knows that speakers have repeatedly prompted their followers during the last two months to cause destruction in case the prot...
by Pannapetar
Sat May 22, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self
Replies: 85
Views: 12583

Re: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self

You could have all gone in peace a long time ago, if my suggestion had been take seriously. For someone who has vowed to boycott this thread, you post quite consistently, Alan. :tongue: Besides, what peace? Did it occur to you that boycotting a discussion in a discussion board isn't the most logica...
by Pannapetar
Sat May 22, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: percept nb. 2 and copyright
Replies: 18
Views: 3812

Re: percept nb. 2 and copyright

How about everyone concerned about piracy just legally purchase the product of their choice? It is not that hard. - In case of home computers and standard off-the-shelf software that would be wasteful. Save your money (or better donate it) and use Linux. With few exceptions, open-source standard so...
by Pannapetar
Sat May 22, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A Buddhist Time Machine
Replies: 23
Views: 3785

Re: A Buddhist Time Machine

The first question I would ask is: "Would you like to take a ride to the 21st century in my time machine?" :jumping:

Cheers, Thomas
by Pannapetar
Sat May 22, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: percept nb. 2 and copyright
Replies: 18
Views: 3812

Re: percept nb. 2 and copyright

Please allow me to revive this topic once more, since the issue of intellectual property is quite complicated and I feel that some important perspectives have not been discussed yet. Since my profession is software engineering, this issue affects me personally. * Software piracy generally fulfills t...
by Pannapetar
Sat May 22, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The One True Dhamma?
Replies: 48
Views: 7987

Re: The One True Dhamma?

In a Theravada context you might turn this into some catchy face-offs, such as Buddhaghosa vs Buddhadasa. A good example for the elephant's trunk vs. tail allegory. One True Dhamma? Probably, but unprovable. One True Approach? Probably not, but unprovable. I vote for provable in both cases. In as f...