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by Svalaksana
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Publication Review Websites
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Buddhist Publication Review Websites

Thanks Astus, looks like a great source.
by Svalaksana
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Publication Review Websites
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Buddhist Publication Review Websites

Greetings to all. Please move the thread if I've placed it in an inadequate section. I'm looking for a website that concentrates and reviews Buddhist publications, whether books or academic papers, course thesis and such other kinds of literary output. I remember coming across a website with that ki...
by Svalaksana
Sun Jan 01, 2023 9:56 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Best current translation of the Lankavatara
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Best current translation of the Lankavatara

I found the document everyone, here it is: https://www.pdfdrive.com/gishin-tokiwa-lankavatara-ratna-sutram-2003-e201438812.html Me, Zhen Li and some others are doing a study group using this text, so if someone is interested PM me and I will send an invite link. It is on Telegram so you will have d...
by Svalaksana
Wed Dec 28, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Depreciating Christmas
Replies: 62
Views: 2226

Re: Depreciating Christmas

I'm just glad that it is over, all the phony "feel good", "I'm not a sociopath anymore", "there's no suffering" horse manure, the Santa Claus hysteria, rampant materialism, commercial campaigns and intrusive ads everywhere, annoying jingles and George Michael and Mariah...
by Svalaksana
Mon Dec 26, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Online Buddhist Sanskrit Course
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Online Buddhist Sanskrit Course

Sounds great, count me in as well.
by Svalaksana
Mon Dec 26, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Online Buddhist Sanskrit Course
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Online Buddhist Sanskrit Course

Hey, this sounds quite interesting, I'd be willing to participate as well. My only concern is that I have rotating shifts and my schedule is sometimes altered shortly beforehand, therefore I worried to commit to it and then eventually not being able to attend on some of the dates. Let me know if tha...
by Svalaksana
Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Okay, that was thoroughly epic. Probably the best final ever in the competition and Messi's crowning achievement as probably the best player there ever was. Does anyone remember the first game lost to Saudi Arabia? :lol:
by Svalaksana
Sat Dec 10, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Morocco presented a remarkable game, they gave all they had in each ball dispute and were much faster, more focused, precise and dangerous in their attacking ventures. Portugal's effort was sluggish and predictable, they seemed to be lacking confidence, many usually influential players were present ...
by Svalaksana
Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

That last minute Netherlands free kick goal was something else, but Messi's assist on the first goal was not less spectacular. :applause:
by Svalaksana
Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Always a joy to watch the underdog knock down the bigger doggo! Brazil, as usual, projected itself as the winner of the competition in advance , but Croatia neutralized them quite well and I'm glad they came out on top. Curious as to whether Argentina will be able to vanquish the Dutch, a pale shado...
by Svalaksana
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

And since you mention him, Pepe, now the oldest scorer in WC knock-out stages, is a natural born leader and much fitter captain than that whiny self-obsessed prima donna. Pepe is also quite a dirty player... I'm a Barça fan though so I have very little love for him :tongue: He was a real thug back ...
by Svalaksana
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Portugal have overwhelmed Switzerland… Morocco vs Portugal could turn out to be a pretty interesting game, two underdogs fighting for a place in the sun, with Morocco arguably a bit more lower of a dog. Portugal are not underdogs if they play without CR7. The dude is dragging down the entire team. ...
by Svalaksana
Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Portugal have overwhelmed Switzerland… Key to the game: the diva was benched. And the squad did the rest. When you don't have to sacrifice your whole team to cater to a spoiled narcissist, good things can happen. Morocco vs Portugal could turn out to be a pretty interesting game, two underdogs figh...
by Svalaksana
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Way to go, Morocco!

Now let's see if they're meeting Portugal or Switzerland. In theory Portugal is much superior, but as this WC has shown now plenty of times, theory means nothing at all on the pitch.
by Svalaksana
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Good grief, those penalty shots by Japan were atrocious, embarassing really. Shame, I was hoping they could follow through to the quarter-finals.
by Svalaksana
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

The dark horses in this tournament so far, are Senegal, Morocco and argusbly Portugal. Eh... Portugal would really have a chance at reaching the latter stages, if Ronaldo were to be benched. His current ego trip is doing great harm to the teams' focus and aspirations and as long as he remains in th...
by Svalaksana
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Football as a sport has a really good feature in that everybody can play it. It doesn't cost much money at all, and you can do it even with a cheap ball. Last World Cup was watched by 3.57 billion people or so. Basically half the planet. There's 29,208 football teams in Brazil alone. There's over a...
by Svalaksana
Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Very interesting World Cup so far, so many surprising results, the stars seem to be aligning for an underdog to take the Cup, perhaps. Excited to see if there are a couple of giant-tumbling matches during this round of 16. Rooting for Japan to go through and see if the USA pulls up one from under th...
by Svalaksana
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Ronaldo is an active ex-player , a reformed narcissist looking solely to fetch new records, and is bringing down Portugal's squad which is one of the best in their history. Definitely not an exemplary captain of a national team in any way, shape or form, very embarassing to witness particularly due ...
by Svalaksana
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

I'm surprised with USA's performance against England and to be honest I was rooting for them to score and win. The USA team had plenty of opportunities and played eye-to-eye against them, despite England's undeniable better squad. We'll see how it goes against Iran, but if the team is focused and Gi...

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