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by Modus.Ponens
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SDC stepping down as a moderator
Replies: 25
Views: 26677

Re: SDC stepping down as a moderator

Thank you for all your work!
:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 41591

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Giving to the community is also prioritised over giving to the individual. How so? It is considered more meritorious to give to the Sangha (Sangha Dana) rather than to an individual monastic. It is more meritorious to give alms to monks without distinction, than it is to pick and choose who to give...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 41591

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Mr Man wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:59 pm Giving to the community is also prioritised over giving to the individual.
How so?
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 41591

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

Mr Man You brought Thatcher into it with you daft claim that she was "closer to the Buddha than any socialist". What do you know of her private life and inner workings? Never mind her known authorisation of killings. She demonstrably was. I'm not claiming that she was a Buddhist, much less a perfec...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 41591

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

We can be sure the Buddha was neither a communist nor a fascist.
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by Modus.Ponens
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?
Replies: 134
Views: 41591

Re: Is Buddhism Left or Right leaning?

I voted neither. There are aspects of (theravada) buddhism that are right and aspects that are left. But, ultimately, I think it's a non political religion aimed at helping people transcend the world.
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "awareness-release"
Replies: 19
Views: 877

What is "awareness-release"

Hi.

In the suttas we sometimes read the expression "awareness-release". What exactly does it mean.

:anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2028

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

And Modus.Ponens, what is your advice from a non psychotic point of view? The OP has already admitted he is going through psychosis. Shouldn’t he take advice from someone who has gone through every type of psychotic hallucination for a gruelling three years and fought his way towards sanity? Toward...
by Modus.Ponens
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2028

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts that are a result of “psychosis” come from Mara. Recognize that Mara has the ability to do two things: He/She can implant the intrusive thought in your heart; He/She can persuade you to believe that you are the source of the intrusive thoughts. #1. Recognize that the heart is the...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2028

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

You should consult a reputable psychiatrist. Schizophrenia is the most severe mental illness it is not a thought disorder it's an emotional mental medical condition. Take medication and practice Dhamma as comfortably as possible, medication helped me for my intrusive thoughts but I also have to kee...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intrusive Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2028

Re: Intrusive Thoughts

Are there any people who have experience with Schizophrenia / Psychosis and have any ideas how to deal with intrusive thoughts i.e. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusive_thought from a Buddhist perspective? Are there any Suttas anyone could recommend that may help with this? I specifically find i...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 5090

Re: How to recover after heartbreak

Hi, I need you guys .. really .. like never before. I would be turning 50 in about 8 months. I had developed remarkably strong practice from September last year (that was why I became infrequent here). I was so happy, so calm. Everyone was amazed by the change they saw in me. Anyway, then the 49th ...
by Modus.Ponens
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 7
Views: 20883

Re: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

Venerable Pannavati, Thank you for your homage to Bhikkhu Samahita and your effort to preserve the dhamma. I hope that the missing parts of his website are still preserved on https://archive.is . I would only add that downloading his videos from youtube may be legally questionable with regards to th...
by Modus.Ponens
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3053

What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?

Hi.

What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"? Is it about the decline of dharma? About lack of belief? About decline in morality?

:anjali: