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by Mkoll
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4604

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Well, I for one definitely want to take away all of their semi-automatic weapons. They can keep their single shots, flintlocks, and even winchesters. What about their blunderbusses, should they be allowed to keep those? I mean they are pretty easily concealable tucked away in one's waistcoat, under...
by Mkoll
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4604

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

That does not answer why. If you want the answer, you have to look at pre-Civil war attitudes towards the 2nd amendment (militias) and post Civil war, when the NRA began actively encouraging an understanding of the 2nd Amendment as something for personal gun ownership. Obviously it's not the whole ...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4604

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Come on Malcolm, that's not an answer. Why is the NRA's lobbying amongst the American people so successful? Because guns are embedded deeply within our culture, like football and cheeseburgers and movies. People get very defensive about their culture and cherished traditions. That does not answer w...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 49
Views: 1211

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

Very often people who question the validity of the Mahayana sutras instead uphold the supremacy of the Pali Canon while paradoxically rejecting rebirth/karma. The "Why Secular Buddhism Is Not True" thread is fresh on my mind, so that's where my response came from. Sorry for the tangent! :smile: IME...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 49
Views: 1211

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

Very often people who question the validity of the Mahayana sutras instead uphold the supremacy of the Pali Canon while paradoxically rejecting rebirth/karma. The "Why Secular Buddhism Is Not True" thread is fresh on my mind, so that's where my response came from. Sorry for the tangent! :smile: IME...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4604

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

kirtu wrote:Come on Malcolm, that's not an answer. Why is the NRA's lobbying amongst the American people so successful?
Because guns are embedded deeply within our culture, like football and cheeseburgers and movies. People get very defensive about their culture and cherished traditions.
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1378
Views: 114851

Re: Music time

The most memorable sax part in a song ever? Song as a whole isn't half-bad either. ;)

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

by Mkoll
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 12118

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Stream Entry is essentially happens when one becomes a Vinaya upholding Monastic and maintains this for their lifetime. There are various definitions of stream entry given in the suttas. None of them say anything about being a monastic. The sotapanna has abandoned the first three of the lower fette...
by Mkoll
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Pressure Rising
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Pressure Rising

I remember first seriously getting into Buddhism and meditation as a very exciting and intense, even tense, period. Things settled down with the passage of time. I'd guess the OP's problem has resolved. But I'd be interested to hear what happened from the OP himself...
by Mkoll
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana
Replies: 111
Views: 2541

Re: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana

I think your question's answer can only be understood by you once you become awakened to a certain extent because these terms and the meanings you've attached to them are unique to you. Conversing about it here may help move you in that direction, but I highly doubt you'll reach a satisfactory under...
by Mkoll
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1378
Views: 114851

Re: Music time

How have I not heard this before? I had no idea that MCA (Adam Yauch) of the Beastie Boys was a Buddhist! Beastie Boys - Bodhisattva Vow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF__e1-LI80 Lyrics As I develop the awakening mind I praise the Buddhas as they shine I bow before you as I travel my path To join ...
by Mkoll
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 49
Views: 1717

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

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by Mkoll
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1378
Views: 114851

Re: Music time

First time listening to prog-metal band Dream Theater. Trying their album Images and Words. The critics aren't kidding: these guys' technical skills are top notch. First 2 tracks are my favs and there are some great solos peppered throughout.

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by Mkoll
Thu May 25, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Importance of the Body
Replies: 35
Views: 1609

Re: The Importance of the Body

Mindfulness of the body is very important in the Theravada tradition as well. As well as being the first foundation of mindfulness in the Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10), mindfulness of the body has its own sutta, the Kayagatasati Sutta . Many modern Theravada teachers also stress the importance of mindf...
by Mkoll
Wed May 24, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Video: Inside North Korea
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Video: Inside North Korea

Vice has done a few docs on NK as well. There's one where Dennis Rodman meets Un. Apparently the guy likes basketball as much as ICBMs.

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by Mkoll
Tue May 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha
Replies: 38
Views: 991

Re: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

Has anyone here read the Middle Length Discourses in their entirety? How long does it usually take to read? :thanks: Yep. It takes awhile but depends on how fast you read of course. Don't make it a chore. It's actually pretty engaging compared to SN and AN which are mostly devoid of the narrative s...
by Mkoll
Sun May 21, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha
Replies: 38
Views: 991

Re: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

Take it one sutta at a time. You'll read them all eventually. Then you can move on to SN and AN which are even longer. :mrgreen:

But what's more important than the quantity of suttas read is the reflection and application of the teachings they contain.

May it be of benefit!
by Mkoll
Fri May 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Hiatal hernia
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Hiatal hernia

Don't strain on the pot. It increases intra-abdominal pressure which is exactly what you don't want more of. And be quick about your business.

:toilet:

All I've got off the top of my head. I wish you luck managing it.
by Mkoll
Fri May 12, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A new fad: fidget spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: A new fad: fidget spinners

Yeah I just found out about them a few days ago from someone at work who brought one in. A thoroughly modern doodad.

@tomamundsen

LOL!
by Mkoll
Wed May 10, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1378
Views: 114851

Re: Music time

From their remasted awesome first album.

Leftfield - Original (Remastered)

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