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by subaru
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Understanding the fourth precept
Replies: 405
Views: 41883

Re: Would this break the fourth precept?

if someone asks what time it is and it's 5:58 and you say it's 6:00....is that breaking the precepts? This reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend who become a monk. He mentioned that he was obsessed with minute details about keeping precepts. he described it as being obsessed and paranoid...
by subaru
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why is there so much hostility on Dhamma Wheel?
Replies: 29
Views: 6323

Re: Why is there so much hostility on Dhamma Wheel?

If there are posts that you believe are in violation of the TOS then I suggest you click the report button. yes...and imo there are a lot of beneficial Dhamma transacted in this forum... even if some posts are not related to Dhamma, I like to keep in mind that everybody here are either 1) striving ...
by subaru
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Pix of 1st Poya with Patimokkha recitation at Sunshine Med. Center
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: Pix of 1st Poya with Patimokkha recitation at Sunshine Med. Center

Thanks Bhante.. The robes are of different colors. Bhante you are wearing a lighter color robe, ie a Maha Nikaya robes, right? The color of robes of the other Bhantes does not look like Sri Lankan tradition, what tradition do they follow? Are they from Dhammayut order? Theravada monks can wear robe...
by subaru
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Pix of 1st Poya with Patimokkha recitation at Sunshine Med. Center
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: Pix of 1st Poya with Patimokkha recitation at Sunshine Med. Center

Thanks Bhante..

The robes are of different colors.
Bhante you are wearing a lighter color robe, ie a Maha Nikaya robes, right?
The color of robes of the other Bhantes does not look like Sri Lankan tradition, what tradition do they follow? Are they from Dhammayut order?
by subaru
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can a layperson do? How far can a layperson go?
Replies: 43
Views: 8572

Re: What can a layperson do? How far can a layperson go?

Digity wrote:Aim for stream-entry. Anything else is just icing on the cake.
very agreeable
by subaru
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down
Replies: 37
Views: 5047

Re: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down

During the Arab spring, Turkey supported the revolutions especially the ones led by Islamist movements. Yes. And it is no secret that Turkey has been supporting ISIS all along: Comprehensive List of ISIS-Turkey Links This puts the US and the European powers in an awkward position: on the one hand, ...
by subaru
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Questions on Abhidhamma (Bikkhu Bodhi)
Replies: 23
Views: 5338

Re: Questions on Abhidhamma (Bikkhu Bodhi)

Thanks for the post. :anjali:

I am not aware there are differences in the descriptions of Jhana in the Sutta vs Vism

Time to hit the books again..
by subaru
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down
Replies: 37
Views: 5047

Re: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down

Am making an aspiration:

"When consciousness leave this body, May there be tranquility and mindfulness. If there are thoughts, let them be wholesome thoughts."
by subaru
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can a layperson do? How far can a layperson go?
Replies: 43
Views: 8572

Re: What can a layperson do? How far can a layperson go?

A lay person can attain all the way to arahant. Lay arahant There is a wrong information there. No lay arahants are mentioned in the suttas. "...and about 21 lay arahants mentioned in the Pali Canon" ... "But there is a list of 21 lay followers in AN 6.131 - 151"... <-- this is a wrong infomation. ...
by subaru
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Empathy
Replies: 22
Views: 3047

Re: Empathy

.. so learning more about how different people operate and function is a good thing, because it means we can do our bit to bridge the interpersonal gap. Metta, Paul. :) Greetings Paul, Well said :candle: The immediate goal is to reduce suffering, even if temporarily. Perhaps wisdom might grow when ...
by subaru
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Empathy
Replies: 22
Views: 3047

Re: Empathy

Technical questions: I wonder why do I need others to feel my sorrow in order for me to feel better? What cetasikas had transacted in my past? what went wrong? how can it be done better? Perhaps I was inflicted by some kind of unguarded ill-thought or jealousy or was drown in papanca ? hohoho Happy ...
by subaru
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down
Replies: 37
Views: 5047

Re: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down

This incident will trigger a series of events in the future, that will bring more calamities to the world....instead of peace All because some powerful people does not understand law of causality To my skeptics : yes yes yes.. you are right, I am wrong...... ........ I most sincerely hope I am wrong...
by subaru
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down
Replies: 37
Views: 5047

Re: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down

Pinetree wrote:
knowing that:
1) he is not in Turkey's air space
2) he is not hostile to Turkey
How do you know what the pilot was knowing ?
Excellent point..
it's starting to make sense now...

.... i think ...
by subaru
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down
Replies: 37
Views: 5047

Re: NATO calls extraordinary meeting after Russian jet shot down

Things are not at all straightforward. Not straight forward to me at all. Am trying to put myself in the shoe of the pilot who shot down the jet.... What sort of a person do I have to be, and what is in my mind to pull that trigger knowing that: 1) he is not in Turkey's air space 2) he is not hosti...