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by Modus.Ponens
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to recover after heartbreak
Replies: 34
Views: 1169

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: 4
Views: 954

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: 621

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:
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Antinatalism

Women are primarily attracted to confident strong men, it is irrelevant to them if they are good people or not. Confidence and strength are very important, but goodness is not irrelevant. Think back to the tribal period of humanity. A good strong leader gathers more support than an equally strong t...
by Modus.Ponens
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team
Replies: 13
Views: 2932

Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Thank you Mike for all the work you have done through the years. :anjali:

Thank you Ven. Dhammanando for accepting this job again. :anjali:
by Modus.Ponens
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Antinatalism

There are women who are attracted to sociopathic men, like the women who write love letters to guys on death row they've never met. But those are some craaazy women. I'd say that's the majority actually. The male prison population between spells in goal is most likely more fertile than the law abid...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 32
Views: 2279

Re: Adolf Hitler

I've never really been interested in what seems a rather murky topic, but those who want to explore a little deeper might profit from a look at David Reynolds' (Paññobhāsa) blog: Remarkably, it is a more or less Theravada Buddhist society which nevertheless also supports a kind of deified hero cult...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Antinatalism

Buddhism has to be antinatalist? Surely any birth is antithetical in Buddhism? I'm a committed antinatalist myself and always unconsciously have been even before I stumbled across David Benatar's book. One way to end all human suffering would be through voluntary phased extinction. I don't see any ...
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Antinatalism

If you want to verify minutia like that I can easily assume bad faith on your part, especially given the context of the last discussion. But, as I said, google it and you shall find it.
by Modus.Ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Antinatalism

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:11 am
Modus.Ponens wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Human birth is precious.
Sounds like Mahayana. Where does the Pali say "human birth" is "precious"? Thanks :shrug:
Google it and you shall find it.
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Antinatalism

Buddhism has to be antinatalist? Surely any birth is antithetical in Buddhism? I'm a committed antinatalist myself and always unconsciously have been even before I stumbled across David Benatar's book. One way to end all human suffering would be through voluntary phased extinction. I don't see any ...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Antinatalism

Hi, so just as the title suggests, I'd like to talk about antinatalism. In case you don't know what it is... antinatalism is a point of view that assigns a negative value to birth. Antinatalism may be philosophical, ethical, religious and even political (like ecological antinatalism). Antinatalists...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?
Replies: 54
Views: 2471

Re: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?

You have replied about my theory of how to interpret the anapanasati sutta, which I implicitly admitted from the beginning, and admit explicitly here, is not a solid theory. However, you did not make a proper argument against "soft jhana", which is why I repeatedly redirected you to the great jhana ...
by Modus.Ponens
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?
Replies: 54
Views: 2471

Re: Brasington's entrance into jhanas in suttas and commentaries?

DooDoot, You make a few valid points but your two posts are littered with basic reading comprehension mistakes. You often disagree with me when we're saying the same thing. You also often misinterpret what I'm saying. And given how uncharitable your interpretations are, I see no point in spending ti...