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by polo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha knew all along
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Re: Buddha knew all along

Buddha said his teaching would disappeared around 2,500 years, so we are quite near that period now. Did he mean we would encounter world annihilation? You mean in the next 2,500 years from now? Unfortunately it could be much shorter than that due to climate change. Stephen Hawking, one of the brig...
by polo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha knew all along
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Buddha knew all along

We are sitting on a huge piece of rock which perpetually goes round and round the sun for whatever reason or reasons we don't know. We have evil thoughts to wipe out our enemies or perceived enemies with our huge stock piles of nuclear weapons. Otherwise why built some much of them? You need really ...
by polo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Buddhist Village
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: A Buddhist Village

When I posed "A Buddhist Village" I forgot to mention that it would be good if it could be done without an actual organized committee. By that I mean say a new housing estate going to be build here and the rich(Buddhist) entrepreneurs would buy the lands and put this idea out to people who are Buddh...
by polo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Buddhist Village
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

A Buddhist Village

I often wonder if it is possible to create a Buddhist village. By that I mean to have a township where most of the people living there are practicing Buddhists. It should be quite large to be able to support a small group of monks on their alms round. ( This is in the western hemisphere I am talking...
by polo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am a gambler
Replies: 18
Views: 7489

Re: I am a gambler

Why are you avoiding people and live like a hermit? Would be good to tell us the reason. Apart from the reason that you want to avoid people there must be other reason. I don't see your problem really because I believe that if your gambling does not cause misery or harm to anyone(especially immediat...
by polo
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is an Ethical & Psychological religion
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Buddhism is an Ethical & Psychological religion

Good Day Sentinel, Your respond to my commentary made me feel good because it made me feel that I had done my best in the circumstances as a layman. For so long I felt that I had not done enough to be a good Buddhist. I must say it's good consolation. Good consolation is hard to come by you know. To...
by polo
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is an Ethical & Psychological religion
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Buddhism is an Ethical & Psychological religion

Hey everyone, before I speak my mind on this subject(Buddhism is an Ethical and Psychological Religion) you'd better go get your cup of coffee or your evil weed(cigarette) because it's going to be kind of long wind. I try my best to shorten it as much as possible and still give the whole picture I h...
by polo
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 17
Views: 4553

Re: Insomnia

Hello, hello, I used to have sleepless nights called insomnia. One day I discovered that I had a rather unwholesome attitude towards sleep. These are the unwholesome attitude, (1) The unwholesome desire to sleep 8 hours ( listening to rubbish doctors telling you the amount of hours you need to sleep...