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by Modus.Ponens
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Want first jhana? NWBH: Not What but How
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Want first jhana? NWBH: Not What but How

The clearest explanations I know of are from Ayya Khema. Her collection of dhamma talks at the Holy Redeemer are superb.



by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2119

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

I think with the publicity-stunt of "me too" there were initial accusations of "rape" but it turned out to be just good-old-fashioned casting couch; the way of Hollywood since it began. Hollywood is a giant brothel, but should Buddhism be? IMO, the vinaya should be followed and when people speak in...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2119

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Admission of guilt is somehow of less value than a "conviction?" :shrug: Admission of guilt is excellent and usually conclusive. So what exactly has been admitted and by whom? I ask because in other unrelated sexual misconduct accusations, there was a famous guy who has "admitted" to what he did. B...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2119

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Admission of guilt is somehow of less value than a "conviction?" :shrug: Admission of guilt is excellent and usually conclusive. So what exactly has been admitted and by whom? I ask because in other unrelated sexual misconduct accusations, there was a famous guy who has "admitted" to what he did. B...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2119

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Manopubbangama wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:23 pm
I have absolutely no doubt that you fit right in there.
Yes. Minds without prejudice seem to fit in well in Bangkok. :heart:
Modus.Ponens wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:26 pm
So, who has been convicted so far?
On what charge? :shrug:
That is one of my points.
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2119

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Who has been sentenced to prison so far? Since when is consenting sex between adults a criminal offence? U.S. authorities looking into misconduct allegations at Shambhala retreat https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/shambhala-retreat-colorado-criminal-allegations-1.4955867 :reading: . I'm gla...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 2119

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Who has been sentenced to prison so far?
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 917

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Thank you Sam
:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

Awesome! :toast: :popcorn:

Thank you for all that you've done through the years. And thank you to all others who contributed to DW.

:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Merry Christmas to you and yours
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Merry Christmas to you and yours

Merry Christmas!
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence

Excellent! Let's up he becomes a reasonable person as his practice matures.
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

Re: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath

Seems like the buddha teaches us to develop our inner equanimity, compassion, discernment, calm, etc. Seems like peterson teaches us to develop our inner psycopath and malevelance. chownah It's not an incentive to malevolence. It's an incentive to recognise the dormant malevolence in every human be...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

Re: Jordan Peterson - Developing Your Inner Psychopath

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The ability to recognise the evil in oneself is the precondition to lessening it. If one can't do this, one remains stuck and blind. :goodpost: Reminds me of Soljenytsin's quote Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separati...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightening by hearing the dhamma
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: enlightening by hearing the dhamma

Perhaps because they have already followed the path except for the right view. It is easier to push someone standing on the cliff rather than a person who has to be dragged to the cliff. If a monk puts the dhamma into practice his mind will be approaching the metaphorical cliff. It might be enough ...