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by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 33
Views: 550

Re: winning the lottery...???

Has anyone here ever won the lottery? How? It depends on the game and the number of balls used in the machine and the range of numbers, but in general the odds of winning a lottery jackpot grand prize are about one in 200 million. So even if we had 2 million members here at DW, odds would be more l...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Orleans
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Hello from New Orleans

Welcome to DW!

:cheers:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from South America
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Hi from South America

Welcome to DW!

:cheers:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...

you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and take your phone with you to check if anyone responded to your posts . . . :toilet:
by DNS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 2517

Re: Santa La Muerte

Santa Muerte es buena. Ex-convicts and addicts have found inspiration with their spiritual practice with veneration of her, so I think it's pretty cool, if it helps people.
by DNS
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1357

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

What people may find confusing is that AFAIK, it is mostly the Old City of Jerusalem (East Jerusalem) that is disputed, not the entire city. The embassies you mentioned above are not in the Old City, are they? Having an embassy in the disputed territory implies that you recognise its annexation, bu...
by DNS
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1357

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

I lived in Jerusalem for 2 years during high school years, learned Hebrew, some Arabic. I could have sworn that when I rode my bicycle almost daily to the Old City where the holy sites are, that I passed by several embassies of various nations, but it turns out only Bolivia and Paraguay have embassi...
by DNS
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 13432

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

Here's a meme I just created:
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by DNS
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Believe nothing unless..." quote
Replies: 44
Views: 1156

Re: "Believe nothing unless..." quote

How can you talk/discuss about something that was never said? Is Malcolm the only one who gets it? As I said, it's a bad paraphrase, but it appears to be based off of the Kalama Sutta, which is a discourse of the Buddha, from Pali Canon. There is a Mahayana Sutra equivalent: https://suttacentral.ne...
by DNS
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Believe nothing unless..." quote
Replies: 44
Views: 1156

Re: "Believe nothing unless..." quote

It's a paraphrase, although not necessarily a very good one from the Theravada Pali Canon, Kalama Sutta; one translation of the main part from Ven. Soma: "Come, Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; no...
by DNS
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

For those of you having trouble getting in, a member over at DWT figured out a way in, through the IP address:

http://72.18.132.129/
by DNS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Weitsicht New User
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Weitsicht New User

guten Tag!

Welcome to DW!

:cheers:
by DNS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Hello

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
by DNS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 84
Views: 3004

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

However it appears that planaria do indeed have this property. That is interesting. And then there is the case of a cloned animal. Since mammals have already been cloned, I'm fairly certain humans could be cloned too. My guess is that the split worms and cloned animals would "inherit" the karma of ...
by DNS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 84
Views: 3004

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

The idea of fragmented souls comes from Hinduism and I believe also Jainism; not sure about Taoism. In some other articles I read, he mentioned that these fragmented souls would need to join together again to take rebirth at a higher forms (e.g. multiple roosters' souls need to be integrated togethe...
by DNS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Hello

guten Tag!

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
by DNS
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Grigoris!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Happy Birthday Grigoris!!!

Happy Birthday!!
by DNS
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wat Florida Dhammaram Buddhist Temple Tour, Kissimmee Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Wat Florida Dhammaram Buddhist Temple Tour, Kissimmee Florida

I posted this because it shows the four replicas and it was more accessible to people because it is in English (there is another video in Thai). It would be a good place to do a pilgrimage to in Florida. It also shows that little shrines can be constructed in very limited space. :thumbsup: retreat ...
by DNS
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wat Florida Dhammaram Buddhist Temple Tour, Kissimmee Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Wat Florida Dhammaram Buddhist Temple Tour, Kissimmee Florida

Nice temple, beautiful grounds, I've seen videos of this place before. It has temple replicas of all the important places of Buddha's life: birth, first teaching, enlightenment, parinirvana. At the 6 to 7 minute mark he walks right by the Maha Bodhi Temple replica, apparently not understanding the s...