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by appicchato
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: UK study suggests lowering expectations = happiness
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: UK study suggests lowering expectations = happiness

I think Nirvana...is the highest happiness.
Happiness is a condition...Nibbana (Nirvana) is the unconditioned...(so I'm told)... :coffee:
by appicchato
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Boris: In the caves of withdrawal from the world
Replies: 643
Views: 51929

Re: In the caves of withdrawal from the world

Dear boris,

Personally (and generally) speaking, I've found this thread to be one of the best (most beneficial) I've had the pleasure to have encountered here since this website began...well done, and thank you... :candle:
by appicchato
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Should ordination of minors to be allowed?
Replies: 29
Views: 3451

Re: Should ordination of minors to be allowed?

If you consider the general lax standard of vinaya in places like Thailand and the relatively small proportion of admirable practice oriented monks. This one takes the cake...who's standard?...and relative is just that, relative...to who?, what?...where/what is the benefit ragging on anyone's pract...
by appicchato
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 249493

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Sorry...same link but through ask.com works...it's the first one at the top of the page... :coffee:

http://www.ask.com/web?q=vice.com+arcti ... eSearchBox
by appicchato
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai Theravadin monks and money
Replies: 50
Views: 12240

Re: Thai Theravadin monks and money

...3rd precept........where did the women come from for them to break the precept? People (often) call others who do bad things 'animals'...ha!...they (every last one of them) are saints compared to the madness we get up to... ps...3rd precept?...a day's reading of world (and local) news will quick...
by appicchato
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai Theravadin monks and money
Replies: 50
Views: 12240

Re: Thai Theravadin monks and money

Would there be any chances for the Theravada Sanghas from different locations of the world to organize a conference for discussion of this controversial issue? Slim to none...generally speaking everyone (to use a radio analogy) operates on different (and vastly spread out) frequencies...AM/FM/satel...
by appicchato
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Story of A. Cha & A.Sumedho starting monasteries in England
Replies: 8
Views: 5302

Re: Story of A. Cha & A.Sumedho starting monasteries in Eng

Slightly off-topic, but more or less in the same vein...as a Caucasian monk living in Thailand, residing in a temple, it is a day to day struggle to contend with Thai monks (most, but not all)...citing details would serve no purpose so will forego any, other than to say that it is/can be a daily ef...
by appicchato
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Respect a person but not their beliefs?
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Respect a person but not their beliefs?

Besides the term 'respect' being relative (and subject to opening cans of worms), where's being judgmental going to get anyone?...where's the benefit?...and why should it matter?...deciding to be respectful, or disrespectful, is a recipe for discord, because, without a doubt, feelings will change, ...
by appicchato
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Bhikkhuni

'...you know it ain't easy...you know how hard it can be...'
by appicchato
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: English-Speaking Monasteries in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Re: English-Speaking Monasteries in Thailand

There are a lot... Mmm, not so much...thirty thousand plus, true, although not more than a few have any semblance of a command of English, if that...Wats Pah Nanachat and Maptachan(?) are the only two this one knows of for sure...you could count the others on one hand, if you can find them (and if ...
by appicchato
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Cooran!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: Happy Birthday Cooran!!!

Happy Birthday, Cooran!

Thank you for everything. Be well.
:smile:
by appicchato
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dark Knight...
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Dark Knight...

I post this link not to throw water on the practice of meditation (for I find it most beneficial), but for those who may be interested...(the comments may, perhaps, be more informative (for some))....
:coffee:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archi ... ls/372766/