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by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recognizing the Dhamma
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

Re: Recognizing the Dhamma

Here is Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation: “Gotamī, those things of which you might know: ‘These things lead (1) to passion, not to dispassion; (2) to bondage, not to detachment; (3) to building up, not to dismantling; (4) to strong desires, not to fewness of desires; (5) to non-contentment, not to conten...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Right way to practice Brahmavihara
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: practice Brahmavihara

This text is a mere 60+ years old, but it is in the tradition and using it for practice of Brahmaviharas will benefit self & others:

https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh006_Nyanap ... States.pdf
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 99
Views: 99870

Re: In Praise of Virtue

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by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 127
Views: 30801

Re: Abortion

US government is buying aborted baby parts:

https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/15/fe ... -preemies/
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 99
Views: 99870

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

Blaise Pascal (1623-62)
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 99
Views: 99870

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Men must love the truth before they thoroughly believe it.

Robert South (1634–1716)
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pandemic Vaccines (Personal intention to take or not take...)
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Pandemic Vaccines

Pfizer uses mRNA for the viral spike protein enclosed in a lipid capsule. This is taken up by the body’s cells and they start producing the spike protein on the cell surface, which provokes an immune response. Oxford/Astra-Zeneca works on the basis of a vector. The gene for the spike protein was ad...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Pandemic Vaccines (Personal intention to take or not take...)
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Pandemic Vaccines

Had both jabs some time ago (Pfizer). Felt fine, apart from a dead arm for 2 days the 1st time and a little headache. Parents have both had their 1st Astra-Zeneca one. They were fine bar a bit of a temperature and headache the next day. You are more knowledgable Mr C, so tell us which versions of t...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Masks: Yes or No
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Masks: Yes or No

As time passes and one wishes to change their vote, it is permitted - more than once if you like.
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Masks: Yes or No
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Masks: Yes or No

BrokenBones wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:09 am A definite no... I'd say more but the OP is quite specific.
The OP is only giving what a Yes or No vote means for the Poll.

There is no restriction in fact or intent for commenting on the subject of masks.
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Masks: Yes or No
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Masks: Yes or No

Yes position is certainly popular with political leaders:

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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Masks: Yes or No
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Masks: Yes or No

The wording of this other poll sways the polled folks toward reliance on medical authorities, so this DW one emphasizes the individual's decision.

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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Masks: Yes or No
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Masks: Yes or No

Only vote No if you mean under no circumstances will you wear or continue to wear a mask.
Vote Yes if you will mask-up for some or no reasons.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 213
Views: 85141

Re: Theosophy

The Three Truths There are three truths which are absolute, and which cannot be lost, but yet remain silent for lack of speech. 1. The soul of man is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendour has no limit. 2. The principle which gives life dwells in us and without...