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by SDC
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good Music
Replies: 38
Views: 7314

Re: Good Music

Nice, Chris.

Alright, I won't keep going nuts with jazz after this one. Well, I can't promise anything.

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by SDC
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good Music
Replies: 38
Views: 7314

Re: Good Music

Here's some Mingus.

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by SDC
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good Music
Replies: 38
Views: 7314

Re: Good Music

I don't listen to much of Stan Getz, but he is smooth as silk.
by SDC
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good Music
Replies: 38
Views: 7314

Re: Good Music

Fats Navarro...

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by SDC
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 7044

Re: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma

Or even better perhaps SDC , condescend to partake in the original thread instead of engaging in Bernsian gameplay. Or that. :tongue: Perhaps the OP was concerned about going too far off the topic of the other thread. I just was curious about what was being discussed, but without knowing how it sta...
by SDC
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 7044

Re: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma

My mistake for not framing the quote from Peter more explicitly. The intent wasn't and isn't to "call out" Peter. The intent was to point to what is and is not suññatā according to the Pāḷi dhamma. :anjali: That's fine. But it did start with someone's quote from another thread. If there was no quot...
by SDC
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma
Replies: 34
Views: 7044

Re: Emptiness (suññatā) in the Pāḷi dhamma

PeterB wrote:I also wonder why he felt the need to create a new thread around an edited reply taken from context ...
Perhaps in these "call-out" threads, the OP should link to the original discussion in which the quote is from, so the rest of us can fully understand what is being brought up and why.
by SDC
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism
Replies: 39
Views: 11744

Re: A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism

Firstly ...why does it seem, I say "seem" because it is the impression I've gotten from many directions, why does it seem that for serious ordination one must go to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, etc.)? Why not in their own country? What are the difficulties of ordination in these west...
by SDC
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paper on cultural tensions in Western monasteries
Replies: 4
Views: 2235

Re: Paper on tensions in Western monasteries of Ajahn Chah

Very interesting, Bhante. Thank you for posting. I had a lot of thoughts going through my head after reading this. Although, I feel the points I would like to discuss would be best suited for a thread in the ordination forum, being as though they go beyond what was discussed in this paper. Go here i...
by SDC
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism
Replies: 39
Views: 11744

A Discussion of Western Buddhist Monasticism

I would have preferred to have the title be "A Discussion of Therevadan Buddhist Monasticism in the West", but I couldn't fit it. I decided to start this thread after reading the paper posted here: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5261&view=unread#unread I felt that what I wanted to b...
by SDC
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 5270

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

This would stand as a good example of Sutta teaching that is so culturally specific as to present real problems in simply attempting to apply it to modern western culture... " Keeping family tradition " per se and arranged marriages are not likely to commend themselves to many young westerners. I a...
by SDC
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in (your) two words
Replies: 119
Views: 27993

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

I know it 3 words, but this one sums up Buddhism nicely:

Get over yourself.
by SDC
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 5270

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

I'm wondering what people think of this accusation -- that when the son abandoned his father, it was tantamount to a violent crime. That he essentially caused his father to die. Thoughts? I don't think it was a crime. However, if the father was heartbroken and depressed by the son leaving that may ...
by SDC
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend
Replies: 31
Views: 5270

Re: Explaining Buddhism to my Girlfriend

Here's how the conversation went after the film: Me: I don't think that's fair. Maybe it was wrong for him to abandon his parents like that, but ultimately his father is responsible for his own happiness. It may have been very painful for him to lose his son, but that did not prevent him from livin...
by SDC
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hierarchy of Awareness by by Ven. N. Ñāṇamoli
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: Hierarchy of Awareness by by Ven. N. Ñāṇamoli

Very interesting, Bhante. I am not too familiar with the work of either of the above monks. I read 'Clearing the Path' by Venerable Ñāṇavīra Thera a few years back and I remember it being one of the most inspiring pieces of Buddhist literature I had ever read and it still stands out today. I have be...