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by Mkoll
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1209
Views: 97640

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZIXiAI7s5Q
by Mkoll
Thu May 25, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Importance of the Body
Replies: 35
Views: 1079

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: 102

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: 605

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: 605

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: 268

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: 333

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: 1209
Views: 97640

Re: Music time

From their remasted awesome first album.

Leftfield - Original (Remastered)

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by Mkoll
Sat May 06, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Great translator Burton Watson passed away at 91
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Great translator Burton Watson passed away at 91

I greatly enjoyed his translations of Zhuangzi, Chuang Tzu, and the Zen Teachings of Master Lin Chi. May he have a fortunate rebirth.
by Mkoll
Wed May 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 23
Views: 824

Re: Kidney Stones

Less calcium and vit D if you're taking them as supplements. Less oxalates, e.g, in spinach. If you have a family history, beware: drink more water, this is important! Do more research as there are more factors. Kidney stones are very painful—likely so painful that no matter what bodily position you...
by Mkoll
Tue May 02, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Considering returning to forums for a bit.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Considering returning to forums for a bit.

Welcome back! Hope you are doing well. :smile:
by Mkoll
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If according to Nichiren Buddhism, the Buddha taught people according to their level of understanding or capacity...
Replies: 114
Views: 2813

Re: If according to Nichiren Buddhism, the Buddha taught people according to their level of understanding or capacity...

Seishin wrote:This may be controversial, but as this question is in the Mahayana section..... because the practice of NMRK wasn't taught by the Buddha. This practice is unique to Nichiren

Isn't Nicheren Buddhism a subset of Mahayana Buddhism? That's been my impression anyway.
by Mkoll
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity on Buddhist forums
Replies: 105
Views: 3201

Re: Anonymity on Buddhist forums

Johnny Dangerous wrote:On the other hand, there are a number of very legitimate reasons for being anonymous

Yes, like identity theft which can totally mess up your life. The less information I put out there that is easily tied to my real identity, the less risk I expose myself to.
by Mkoll
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity on Buddhist forums
Replies: 105
Views: 3201

Re: Anonymity on Buddhist forums

I don't post under my real name due to privacy concerns. However, I use the same username on Buddhist forums, such as Dhamma Wheel and Dharma Wheel. There's something shady about using different usernames, and it's definitely shady to make new accounts to hide oneself, especially if one has been ban...
by Mkoll
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1209
Views: 97640

Re: Music time

Kinda reminds me of some of Aphex Twin's work. Experimental sounding yet accessible track from an acclaimed DJ and producer.

Sasha - View2

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by Mkoll
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What were you born to do?
Replies: 36
Views: 904

Re: What were you born to do?

Born to synthesize! Or maybe de-synthesize. Perhaps a bit of both...
by Mkoll
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 362
Views: 17723

Re: Song Name Game

A 90s worldwide chart topper.

Ace of Base - All That She Wants

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by Mkoll
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Muskpocalypse Now
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Muskpocalypse Now

Adama is a Cylon. [his decommissioning speech] Adama: The Cylon War is long over, yet we must not forget the reasons why so many sacrificed so much in the cause of freedom. The cost of wearing the uniform can be high, but... [very long pause] Adama: sometimes it's too high. You know, when we fought...
by Mkoll
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 362
Views: 17723

Re: Song Name Game

From 1987, the original mix of one of the most recognizable house tracks of all time.

Frankie Knuckles - Your Love

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by Mkoll
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wounded ego
Replies: 77
Views: 1808

Re: Wounded ego

It may help to investigate the causes and conditions that bring this about. Is it a desire for approval from others (BTW, I'm not putting a value judgement on desire for approval)? If so, how is it related to the degree that you are wounded? I find that the closer I hold things to my heart, or to pu...

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