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by sphairos
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: (Purportedly) new dates for the Buddha...
Replies: 28
Views: 8069

Re: (Purportedly) new dates for the Buddha...

Hello everyone, famous Buddhologist and Tibetologist M. Kapstein wrote at some Buddhist scholars' mailing list: "Dear Friends, An interesting article in today's New York Times discusses recent finds at Lumbini. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/science/new-clues-may-change-buddhas-date-of-birth.html...
by sphairos
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Need attention of an educated native English speaker
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: Need attention of an educated native English speaker

Guys, thank you all so much for your readiness to help! I will finish the essays within 2 days and then write to you.
by sphairos
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Need attention of an educated native English speaker
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Need attention of an educated native English speaker

Dear friends, As an Indologist and Buddhist scholar I am currently applying for an important research grant, and I need some educated native English speaker with some knowledge of Buddhism or Buddhology to check my English in my outline of the research project. As my project is related to the Early ...
by sphairos
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet

Dieticians and nutritionist are health care professionals. All health care professionals - at least formally - are doctors/physicians (with an exception to less qualified personnel, like nurses). In most of the world a dietician is in the first place a doctor/physician. Which in the first place qua...
by sphairos
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet

Dieticians and nutritionist are health care professionals. All health care professionals - at least formally - are doctors/physicians (with an exception to less qualified personnel, like nurses). In most of the world a dietician is in the first place a doctor/physician. Great, I learned something n...
by sphairos
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet

Dieticians and nutritionist are health care professionals. All health care professionals - at least formally - are doctors/physicians (with an exception to less qualified personnel, like nurses). In most of the world a dietician is in the first place a doctor/physician.
by sphairos
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: Health benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet

In order to be a healthy vegetarian you should always be in contact with your doctors - "it is the position of the American Dietetic Association": "It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are heal...
by sphairos
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: There's blood in your milk. The ethics of consumption
Replies: 60
Views: 12455

Re: There's blood in your milk. The ethics of consumption

I think, yes, it is ethical. Actually, I like meat and don't see any problem here. Calf meat is so delicious. The irony is I don't like milk and diary products :) If you are worried about this practice I may suggest that you might think about it as only a temporary measure: very soon, perhaps in a ...
by sphairos
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: There's blood in your milk. The ethics of consumption
Replies: 60
Views: 12455

Re: There's blood in your milk. The ethics of consumption

I think, yes, it is ethical. Actually, I like meat and don't see any problem here. Calf meat is so delicious. The irony is I don't like milk and diary products :) If you are worried about this practice I may suggest that you might think about it as only a temporary measure: very soon, perhaps in a f...
by sphairos
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: judgment-free awareness
Replies: 95
Views: 17392

Re: judgment-free awareness

why do you think this is the context? Are you a psychic, who knows what is on everyone's mind here? Or, may be, you only know what is on your mind? Can you prove that what you think is the context is the context for everyone here? Hi sphairos The context of the original quotes (in the OP). Don't yo...
by sphairos
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: judgment-free awareness
Replies: 95
Views: 17392

Re: judgment-free awareness

Mr Man , why should one practice "within the discipline and the tradition" and consider that - and no other thing - to be the context? Who says that? Hi sphairos That is the context from which Ajahn Chah taught and Ajahn Munindo teaches. Their teaching/insight comes from practicing and living in a ...
by sphairos
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: judgment-free awareness
Replies: 95
Views: 17392

Re: judgment-free awareness

Mr Man,
why should one practice "within the discipline and the tradition" and consider that - and no other thing - to be the context? Who says that?
by sphairos
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 24
Views: 7871

Re: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga

"but it's not a matter of just a few seconds to correct a whole passage containing Pāḷi words". Why? It is for me. By the way, what whole passages do you mean? In the ven. Ñāṇamoli's translation there are almost no passages in Pāḷi, and those which are there are tiny. It's really a matter of seconds...
by sphairos
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 24
Views: 7871

Re: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga

There's also a problem when copying content: e.g. the text copied to the clipboard is "a frog (maóðúka)" instead of "a frog (maṇḍūka). Dear bhante, yes, unfortunately it's also the case in Adobe Reader. But I have a brilliant "Pāli keyboard" feature http://tipitaka.org/keyboard/ (which I also use f...
by sphairos
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 24
Views: 7871

Re: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga

There probably is no version with Unicode characters. I don't quite understand what problem you get while using this file. You can just type words without diacritics. For instance, "brahmavihara". It perfectly finds the needed "brahmavihāra". Hi could you tell me where you can type the words? It do...