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by cjmacie
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is pāḷi a sacred language?
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: is pāḷi a sacred language?

Contents: 1: a direct answer, according to one source and in one sense; 2: documentation as to the relationship between Pali and the Buddha's "language"; 3: some reflections on regional dialects. 1: From the 1st paragraph of the (rather elaborate) Wikipedia article on Pali: Pali ... is the sacred la...
by cjmacie
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 25168

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

retrofuturist wrote: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:38 am
How would Dhamma Wheelers answer Tucker's questions?
...
And just where is the "Dharmic perspective" in this sort of (typical and incessant) bear-baiting?
by cjmacie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 73
Views: 20786

Re: The case against coffee (important)

...Coffee on the other hand causes diseases of emaciation such as weight gain neurological disorders etc. These are not views this is how the elements operate within our physiology. How elements operate from the viewpoint of ayurvedic medicine -- or maybe it's just your view of that otherwise noble...
by cjmacie
Tue May 29, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Harvard, Oxford to Offer Pali Reading Courses
Replies: 3
Views: 15762

Re: Harvard, Oxford to Offer Pali Reading Courses

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Mon May 28, 2018 3:19 pm Harvard, Oxford to Offer Pali Reading Courses

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/harva ... ng-courses


:anjali:
Many thanks. The Oxford on-line version looks quite attractive.
by cjmacie
Tue May 29, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sutta Commentary Resources
Replies: 11
Views: 2005

Re: Sutta Commentary Resources

the visuddhimagga is very late and contradicts the suttas in several places This represents a party-line modern, largely Western revisionist viewpoint. The tendency to characterize differing historical perspectives as "contradictions" being a hallmark of this trend, empowering the conceit that such...
by cjmacie
Mon May 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News..." -- postscript
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Member Poll on "News..." -- postscript

Just as I'm about to add a post to explain a vote for the last option (" something else altogether "), which had been explicitly asked for but hardly answered, the OP author locks it down. So, if it's allowed, here's that explanation (posthumously, so to speak): The whole endeavor – considering modi...
by cjmacie
Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 6345

Re: Prediabetes

... As far as traditional medicine goes I have decided to have bitter gourd juice (as suggested by Ven Pesala). It controls sugar very well but is awful tasting (which is why I am waiting a bit). I have faith in Chinese traditional medicine but the current practitioners of it in Calcutta maybe plai...
by cjmacie
Thu May 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 6345

Re: Prediabetes

I have prediabetes (HbA1C of 6.2) ... "HbA1C of 6.2" – That's "6.2%". or mmol/L a bit more than 7.0 (mg/dL ca. 120 in USA measurement terms)? That is actually a low-borderline level. It's called "pre-diabetes" these days under the influence of pharmaceutical industry's push to sell drugs. The notio...
by cjmacie
Mon May 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America

" Buddhism without Nirvana, or Nirvana without Buddhism?" -- book review and discussion. :reading: https://www.academia.edu/36634130/Buddhism_without_Nirvana_or_Nirvana_without_Buddhism also c.f. some discussion at: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/alexander-wynne-march-2018-reviews-buddhism-in-...
by cjmacie
Mon May 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapana & Pa Auk Monastery Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 4524

Re: Anapana & Pa Auk Monastery Technique

... Always remember what you are watching. You are watching the BREATH AT THE anapanaspot. YOu are watching the ACTUAL PHYSICAL BREATH at the anapanaspot. Not imaginary breath. ACTUAL physical breath. ... Basically this is all OK. Just in the terminology I learned (from a monk originally ordained b...
by cjmacie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?

Depends on the quality of the food, I would say. Otherwise it would be about the same to shun kosher delis.
by cjmacie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 70989

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

As for the North Korea thing, both sources you quoted are highly dubious. Got any better sources? Given that it's a covert operation that's not been publicized (so as to enable Kim to "save face", which in turn helps pave the way for the redemption path laid out for him), there isn't much in the wa...
by cjmacie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 70989

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

... Trump actually did a pre-emptive strike on a North Korean nuclear weapon facility in about November last year, using technology known as the " Rods of God ". Kim realised he was outpowered and outgunned, and was happy to take the "redemption path" being offered to him by Trump... What's the doc...
by cjmacie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 7563

Re: What is Facebook?

Here's an interesting bit from the Congressional hearings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdqUfJm ... e=youtu.be

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo is represents Silicon Valley, and, btw, Facebook contributed to her re-election campaigns to the tune of some $38,000.
by cjmacie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 70989

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Why is no topic here about the important events that are about to happen regarding Syria ? I sometimes come here to check the news. I think "if something super important is happening, it must be there in the dw news section". But since this news is not here, maybe I shouldn't rely on DW to get the ...