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by Dhammakid
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: welcome back Bhante
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: welcome back Bhante

Welcome back Bhante!

Your pic is one of my favs.

:anjali:
Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

Monkey Mind wrote:Maybe a dumb question, but has anyone reported the problem?
I haven't, but it's probably a good idea.

:anjali:
Dhammakid
by Dhammakid
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

There are a few things i wont stoop to. Rebooting to windows to watch a tv documentary is one of them. I have no trouble watching movies and video on the internet, buddhist and otherwise, in linux and if they are running a site that requires internet explorer or windows media player to work, i just...
by Dhammakid
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: BTN Documentary on American Buddhist Practice

m0rl0ck wrote:Using a streaming player in linux i got a 404 error on both files.
Hey m0rl0ck, have you tried it in a Windows or Mac OS yet?
by Dhammakid
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We don't want to renounce. We want to have fun.
Replies: 83
Views: 15239

Re: We don't want to renounce. We want to have fun.

I really appreciate this open and honest discussion. It's one I'm not used to reading on Buddhist sites, i.e. just how effin hard the path is for us householders. Nevertheless, no matter how hard it gets for me, and no matter how many times I despair and give up and try again over and over, I can't ...
by Dhammakid
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana Sutta clarification
Replies: 23
Views: 5385

Re: Satipatthana Sutta clarification

Thanks, bodom. I think I understand now... Mindfulness of another's body as it pertains to developing wisdom into important realizations necessary for grasping the 4NTs.
by Dhammakid
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana Sutta clarification
Replies: 23
Views: 5385

Re: Satipatthana Sutta clarification

What is the purpose of cultivating the ability to be mindful of another's body? Couldn't one be just as considerate, compassionate and understanding of others without being mindful of their physical body? How does this ability lead to unbinding? What also strikes my mind: the Buddha speaks of being ...
by Dhammakid
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 963259

the great rebirth debate

I highly encourage you to check out the many great articles on the concept of anatta and rebirth found on Access to Insight. Once you receive a proper understanding on the two concepts, you will wonder how anyone can consciously believe in this fleeting, ever-changing self. It will be a mind-alterin...
by Dhammakid
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and Anarchism
Replies: 46
Views: 6748

Re: Buddhism and Anarchism

Hello everyone, Discussion is going great so far. Something I've been considering regarding anarchism and Buddhism as compatible lifestyles: Buddhist practice has a view towards death and the hereafter, whereas anarchism does not. As a matter of fact, a lot of anarchist theory I've read holds a stro...
by Dhammakid
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A Buddhist Rap by Yours Truly
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: A Buddhist Rap by Yours Truly

So I'm currently in touch with a Buddhist rapper who goes by the name "Born Infinite" - check him out on YouTube. He's pretty good.
by Dhammakid
Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and Anarchism
Replies: 46
Views: 6748

Re: Buddhism and Anarchism

No one here is capable of discussing anarchism and its implications, let alone the relation between the individual and government. So don't pretend otherwise. You'll only seem foolish. Whoa guy. Chill out. Why are you so hostile on this thread? I'm perfectly capable of discussing anarchism and its ...
by Dhammakid
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and Anarchism
Replies: 46
Views: 6748

Re: Buddhism and Anarchism

Hey Everyone, I'm going to stay away from the JBS discussion since I'm clueless as to anything about it. I think the statements regarding the Buddhadhamma as apolitical is pretty much true, and it seems we're all in agreement on that. I also like the idea that even though Buddhism is about renunciat...
by Dhammakid
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Overcoming Guilt
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Re: Overcoming Guilt

Many times, the emotional feelings of shame or guilt that're associated with the results of our unskillful actions are looked upon as undesirable things—we see them as just unnecessary thorns in our side. Because we act out of a basic need to be happy, we like to think that all of our actions, whet...
by Dhammakid
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and Anarchism
Replies: 46
Views: 6748

Re: Buddhism and Anarchism

Hey TM, I agree with your first statement for the most part, which is why I've found it hard to unite the two within myself. Nevertheless, many Buddhists participate in politics. What do you say to this? I don't really want to debate anarchism in itself, as that's a discussion that should be saved f...
by Dhammakid
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and Anarchism
Replies: 46
Views: 6748

Buddhism and Anarchism

Hey folks, From a Buddhist perspective, what do you think about anarchism and other radical/revolutionary political stances? Do you believe it can be compatible with a dedicated practice? Does/has anyone here identify(ied) as anarchist or another school of radical thought? I ask because I have studi...