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by platypus
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

No one else chuckled at the board being full of attachments.
by platypus
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?

It works like this. From the redshifts of stars in another galaxy, one can deduce it's rate of rotation. From that one can work out the mass required to hold the rotating mass in place. This mass exceeds the mass of visible stars in the galaxy, even allowing for dust obscuration and such. If the on...
by platypus
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avidyam Sharanam Gacchami!
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Avidyam Sharanam Gacchami!

Access to insight is the best translation of the tipitaka. http://WWW.accesstoinsight.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; online.
by platypus
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Safi: The Blood Purifier
Replies: 9
Views: 5060

Re: Safi: The Blood Purifier

I'm pretty sure the standard dose of senna is 7.5mg its gonna make you poop, a lot.
by platypus
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha captured under Bodhi Tree?
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Buddha captured under Bodhi Tree?

Psst the Buddha's head was shaved it says so in the pali canon.
by platypus
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire & Attachment Beginner HELP! Insight needed...
Replies: 15
Views: 1483

Re: Desire & Attachment Beginner HELP! Insight needed...

As you practice the clinging drops away naturally like ripening fruit falling off a tree. Don't try to think about it too much or force it. Ajahn Chah used a good example of your practice being like a pet duck. Its your job to feed it, how fast or slow the duck grows is up to the duck. You just have...
by platypus
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 11041

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

S509: Why is belief in reincarnation a requirement of following the Buddha? Must one believe in reincarnation to attain supreme joy and peace of mind? To follow the Buddha's Dharma or teachings superficially, that is, without understanding them, is surely possible and popular. The answer to your se...
by platypus
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 11041

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

What puzzles me is, why bother calling oneself a "Buddhist" when rebirth & karma have little or no value to one? If a good life thanks to a tamed mind is what one wants, then any theistic religion will do fine. If "God" is another notion one does not like, then a righteous secularist life, with som...
by platypus
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 11041

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

I don't believe in rebirth either, and when I say don't I mean I can't, like I posted on dhammawheel in the words of Ricky gervais you can't believe in something you don't. I think its easier to follow theravada as an atheist, but its important to quote all the four solaces when mentioning them. "No...

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