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by seanpdx
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cat food
Replies: 77
Views: 5504

Re: Cat food

Ben wrote:
seanpdx wrote:And there is support for condoning the killing of these cats in which sutta?
Did I say there was?
Just looking for some justification as to why it's unacceptable for cats to kill birds, but it's acceptable for people to kill cats. That's all.
by seanpdx
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cat food
Replies: 77
Views: 5504

Re: Cat food

Ben wrote:
seanpdx wrote:
Ben wrote:TASMAN Island's 50 resident feral cats will be eradicated [...]
And this, of course, is perfectly acceptable. :thinking:
Yes.
And there is support for condoning the killing of these cats in which sutta?
by seanpdx
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cat food
Replies: 77
Views: 5504

Re: Cat food

Ben wrote:TASMAN Island's 50 resident feral cats will be eradicated [...]
And this, of course, is perfectly acceptable. :thinking:
by seanpdx
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cat food
Replies: 77
Views: 5504

Re: Cat food

I see your point of view. If it was a human being taking a life, we would imprison them to prevent them harming another life. I need to meditate on this for further clarity. Thank you for highlighting this tiltbillings. Of course, dogs and cats don't have the cognitive abilities that humans do, so ...
by seanpdx
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bad hair days
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Bad hair days

Monkey Mind wrote:
seanpdx wrote:I never got my t-shirt. =(
Are you registered? Are you a card-carrying Buddhist? :jumping:
Wait... there's a card, too?! I never got my t-shirt OR my card!
Aaaugh! I feel so... hindered. *ahem* :tongue:
by seanpdx
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bad hair days
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Bad hair days

Monkey Mind wrote:If other Buddhists refuse to wear the t-shirt I sent them, the least they could do is shave their heads. how else can we recognize each other when we are at the grocery store or coffee shop?
I never got my t-shirt. =(
by seanpdx
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bad hair days
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Bad hair days

andre9999 wrote:
seanpdx wrote:Chicks with shaved heads are hot. 'nuff said.

(or, for a more serious answer, see perkele's reply. there are no rules for non-ordained buddhists.)
Your'e just saying that because you like punk rock girls. (I learned this from the other thread.)

:)
And I see nothing wrong with that. Hehe! =D
by seanpdx
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Bad hair days
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: Bad hair days

Chicks with shaved heads are hot. 'nuff said.

(or, for a more serious answer, see perkele's reply. there are no rules for non-ordained buddhists.)
by seanpdx
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Funny list of mental description of sects
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Funny list of mental description of sects

Tee-hee. This made me giggle. =D
by seanpdx
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: ...
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: The Problems With Noah Levine

I'm not a troll. (1) His view of punk is inaccurate. (2) His association of Buddhism with 12 Step Recovery (AA/NA) is inappropriate. (3) While his experience with meditation and dhamma seems genuine, he is not, to me anyway, "the voice of the next generation of American Buddhism" (from the inside j...
by seanpdx
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha's approach to nibbana?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: The Buddha's approach to nibbana?

By the way, if you wish to further investigate the susima sutta, I recommend reading what Richard Gombrich has written on the subject. You can find some of his thoughts in How Buddhism Began.
by seanpdx
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha's approach to nibbana?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: The Buddha's approach to nibbana?

English translation of the susima sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Pali in various transliterations can be found at tipitaka.org
by seanpdx
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha's approach to nibbana?
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: The Buddha's approach to nibbana?

Retro gave the best response, imo. Your question is in the realm of academic buddhist studies.

Random food for thought (a pdf copy is floating around the internet):
"Inducing a Chronology of the Pali Canon", by Paul Kingsbury
by seanpdx
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha's enlightenment vs. development of his teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: The Buddha's enlightenment vs. development of his teachings

starter wrote:Is there a chronology of the important suttas (taught by the Buddha) available to learn the development of his teachings?
There isn't an accurate chronology, and attempting to place the suttas into a chronological order is extraordinarily difficult.
by seanpdx
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Extreme is the New Normal
Replies: 284
Views: 19182

Re: Extreme is the New Normal

You're all certainly aware that nobody here is going to be convinced to change their mind. What is the point of this thread? I'm honestly asking. Extreme points of view is the new normal. :woohoo: There are extreme points of view here? Where? All I see are "right-wing" folks who display arrogance a...
by seanpdx
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: All compounded phenomena are suffering??
Replies: 38
Views: 4989

Re: All compounded phenomena are suffering??

If he was speaking in terms of theory, then - if all compounded phenomena are suffering, and all clinging-aggregates are suffering, then all compounded phenomena should be equal to clinging aggregates. This is basic logic of the sort if a=b and b=c, then a=c. So, then what you (and apparently Sarva...
by seanpdx
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Danger of Rebirth
Replies: 588
Views: 35429

Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Yes. I have been most direct and frank on my statement. Is that really the word you wish to use? Just because somebody is a respected scholar is, in my books, insufficient reason to accept what they say in all cases. Scholarship is one thing, and though it overlaps the "Dhamma", the two terms are n...
by seanpdx
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Breath
Replies: 59
Views: 4669

Re: Breath

Is it unreasonable to think that perhaps the breathing becomes fine enough, due to the stillness of the state, that it may slip under awareness while not actually stopping altogether? That strikes me as both more realistic and likely than a literal cessation of breathing. It's not unreasonable, but...
by seanpdx
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any fellow web designers out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Any fellow web designers out there?

LOL, I think that you may view Java through a bit of a different lens than I do. Possibly. Personally, I think it's a pile of crap. It's been an interesting process getting up to speed with web programming. I have experience going back to the '80's in: 1)Basic (good old TRS-80's) 2)Fortran (enginee...
by seanpdx
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Anatta as the basis for insight - What object? What benefit?
Replies: 72
Views: 8312

Re: Anatta as the basis for insight - What object? What benefit?

vinasp wrote:Hi seanpdx,
seanpdx wrote:Because they want to understand what the Buddha really taught, unlike most buddhists.
Can't be done without becoming enlightened. Which most (all?) academics are avoiding.

Best wishes, Vincent.
Alas, that's what most followers of religion claim.