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by ancientbuddhism
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

Bob Woodward is of the opinion that Trump is owed an apology. Woodward is a veteran journalist and his summation of "Garbage Document" is exactly what this has looked like from the start. This is what has bothered me about this story and this thread; that only the accusers side is present...
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Ruby Ridge
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Ruby Ridge

pulga wrote:The posting was meant to be a comment on Bill Maher's character, and not so much on the tragedy itself.


Yes. I also noticed that the documentary you offered was not moved over with these. Lonely is the road of the editor.
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Dvaya­tānu­passa­nā­sutta & Meaning of āram­bha

ārambha [fr. āraddha (pp. of ā + rabh )]: beginning, undertaking (mental disturbance of) “Whatever dukkha has arisen is entirely based upon undertakings . With the cessation of undertakings the arising of dukkha cannot exist. “ Yaṃ kiñci dukkhaṃ sambhoti, sabbaṃ ārambhapaccayā ; Ārambhānaṃ nirodhen...
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: "Facts don't care about your feelings.".
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: "Facts don't care about your feelings.".

There are “facts” that are unfair, such as the privilege of access the health care industries establish, that cannot be corrected in a superficial manner, such as Obama’s ACA.
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Ruby Ridge
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Trump in trouble?

pulga wrote:Bill Maher on the tragedy at Ruby Ridge back in the early 90's...


I was just reading on Ruby Ridge to refresh my memory of it. I didn’t know before now that the Oklahoma City bombing in ’95 was blow-back for the Fed’s mishandling of Ruby Ridge and Waco.
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/us/politics/donald-trump-russia-intelligence.html?_r=0 The memos describe sex videos involving prostitutes with Mr. Trump in a 2013 visit to a Moscow hotel. The videos were supposedly prepared as “kompromat,” or compromising material, with the possible goal of bla...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: paali relationship to other asian languages?
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: paali relationship to other asian languages?

Also at Resources through the link below is:

Archaeology and Language IV: Language Change and Cultural Transformation, by Roger Blench and Matthew Spriggs (Editors)
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

These are different points of view to the issue. I've made no commitment to either. What are you going on about? This is what ancientbuddhism said The source may well have been a social media "fanfiction" joke. "may well" implies a likely possibility http://dictionary.cambridge....
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

These are different points of view to the issue. I've made no commitment to either. What are you going on about?
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

Social media is an undercurrent that is influencing, indeed replacing for many, mainstream media. But here is one from a brand-name you can trust (or can we?): The Trump Dossier Is Fake -- And Here Are The Reasons Why But this is a different story to your original post. Tov Me'od! You are an observ...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

With reference to vitriol. Yes, there is a good deal of such on this forum aimed at Trump, or any that would support him. One comment even went so far as to say that anyone that voted for Trump was not a Buddhist. Is it a wonder why those of DW who voted for Trump have not come forward with their po...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

Social media is an undercurrent that is influencing, indeed replacing for many, mainstream media.

But here is one from a brand-name you can trust (or can we?):

The Trump Dossier Is Fake -- And Here Are The Reasons Why
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: paali relationship to other asian languages?
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: paali relationship to other asian languages?

These materials can be found in “Resources” at the link in my signature. The Origin of Pāli and its Position among the Indo-European Languages, by K.R. Norman Indo-Aryan: From the Vedas to Modern Times, by Jules Bloch The Indo-Aryan Languages, by Colin P. Masica There is also this Weki-page list for...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

The source may well have been a social media "fanfiction" joke . What concerns me is that the vitriol against Trump seems so blind that no one vets the source of scandal anymore. This has embarrassed the NY Times, what to say of creating this thread. https://i.redditmedia.com/ZmsO6afG5fxZ9...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

…taking five aggregate (on which we have no control over it and dependently originated) as I, me, and myself as Sakkaya-ditthi. Yes, sakkāya-diṭṭhi is taking up the pañcakkhandhā as atta or asmi , both directly indicating the eternal Ātman . So it appears Anicca means the entropy. (going from order...
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

theY,
I was responding to the OP with reference to anicca, sakkāya, māna. It seems you are having an entirely different discussion.
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: Anatta, Sakkaya-ditthi (self view),Mana (pride)?

The pāḷi māna is less ‘pride’ as ‘conception’ eg. Mahāniddesa 15 “Māno means conception, the state of conception; hautiness, loftiness, a distinction, a holding-up, the desire for prominence.” (“ Yo evarūpo māno maññanā maññitattaṃ uṇṇati uṇṇamo dhajo saṃpaggāho, ketukamyatā cittassa, ayaṃ vuccati m...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is different in theravada buddhism that is unique by itself?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: What is different in theravada buddhism that is unique by itself?

Since the OP is specifically with reference to doctrines of ‘that time’ the doctrine of anattā is what set the teachings of the Tathāgata apart from the rest. He even used the language and phrasing that expressed the ontology of Ātman to pad-out his response to these.
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tolerance of the Intolerant
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Tolerance of the Intolerant

It always amuses me when I meet someone who gathers all religions into one basket with the notion that all cultures and religions are the same in ethics and goals. All religions have had bad actors. But of the ones you mention, only one finds justification for the slaughter in the words and actions ...

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