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by JamesTheGiant
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 401

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Those two techniques are only 70 or so years old. The likelihood is high that they will change or die out or be replaced in the next few thousand years. Everything changes.
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 348

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

TRobinson465 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:12 pm
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Oh okay. That makes more sense. Some1 should tell them about their mistake.
I'll email the translator, i have his address,
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 348

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

The Vinaya is primarily a legal system, not an ethical system. It has many ethical elements to it, but it's primarily a system of laws governing the behaviour of monks. Unfortunately legal systems based on numbered rules can lead to loopholes, and sometimes the laws are unable to deal satisfactorily...
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Why are some groups opposed to the Abhidhamma? Because it was made up hundreds of years after the time of the Buddha. This is an historical fact. And you know this fact, how? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhidhamma_Pitaka#Origins Scholars, however, generally date the Abhidhamma works to originat...
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Meezer77 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:36 pm
Why are some groups opposed to the Abhidhamma?
Because it was made up hundreds of years after the time of the Buddha. This is an historical fact.
by JamesTheGiant
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Magnificent, EternalHindu! EternalHindu has made the Dhamma clear in many ways, as though he were turning upright what had been overthrown, revealing what was hidden, showing the way to one who was lost, or holding up a lamp in the dark for those with eyesight to see forms.
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recommendations for 30 day retreats
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Recommendations for 30 day retreats

MrRunon wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Thank you. I will check out his books.
They are all free on the retreat center website I think
by JamesTheGiant
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1386

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

one_awakening wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:58 pm
but reach a point where it's no longer about the topic, but more about winning the argument.
Yes! I don't bother reading a topic once it reaches about 3 pages. After that point it is generally the same people bickering on and on, and insulting each other.
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1386

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

If the cheating cannot be overcome should the superior party also cheat or should they forfeit the match if it pertains to a Dhamma discussion on the forum? The Buddha encountered many fools who wanted to argue with him. Many, many fools. He refused to argue with them. It's that simple, just don't ...
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recommendations for 30 day retreats
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Recommendations for 30 day retreats

http://ashintejaniya.org/retreat I highly recommend this place, with Sayadaw Tejaniya in Burma or Myanmar or whatever the politically correct name is. He's got some great books too. "When: foreigners are welcome to stay for a maximum of 3 months and should plan their visits between December and Febr...
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution, Big Bang
Replies: 45
Views: 852

Re: Evolution, Big Bang

TRobinson465 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:30 am
This sounds interesting. any chance you have a link to this?
No sorry. I was there in person participating in the discussion, it might have been recorded but it's probably not online.
by JamesTheGiant
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Make structural changes to promote competence and productive discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: Make structural changes to promote competence and productive discussion

The Leaders, The Advisors, The Followers, The Clueless and The Excluded.
Can we please add a new category, "The Complainers".
by JamesTheGiant
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma

Six years in monasteries, never saw it mentioned.
But if it works for you, great! Anything that works for you is good.
by JamesTheGiant
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member (From Ireland)
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: New Member (From Ireland)

Hi, welcome.
I know an Irish monk, he's currently in Australia though.
Best wishes
by JamesTheGiant
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Language patterns of puthujjana
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Language patterns of puthujjana

So, if we use the word "children" instead of "kids", that will make us somehow more holy, less rooted in the puthujjana way of life? ...idea that offspring and by extension, intercourse are normal everyday affairs They are normal and everyday affairs. The world population is more than 7 billion, the...