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by zamis
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Against the Flow

this is more subtle but a point you've helped underscore. No, the point I underscored... and you apparently missed... is that not everyone who engages in dhamma discussion is engaging in "designer" or "fluffy" Buddhism and not everyone who feels aversion to dhamma discussion is "going against the f...
by zamis
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Against the Flow

This essay tells us what we should already know, individual attainment is essential. Attainment in morality, concentration, and wisdom: the seeing of suffering, its origin, its cessation, and perfecting the path to its cessation. A handful of simsapa leaves. Hi Zamis For me, the article was an extr...
by zamis
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Against the Flow

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Zamis,

The main thing I take from this is that the Dhamma involves the renunciation of the world... which is counter-cultural by its very nature.

It is indeed "against the flow", as per this topic's title.

Metta,
Retro. :)
:focus:
That is how I've understood it, Retro.
by zamis
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Against the Flow

Jechbi wrote:Well, I like cheese curds.
:namaste:

Fresh curds are delicious (so is the whey).
by zamis
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Against the Flow

How much Buddhism is found in Western Buddhism? PS. Dear Zamis -- This question strikes me as unnecessarily confrontational and somewhat elite. It presumes that there are parameters to something called "Buddhism" as over against something called "Western Buddhism." It amounts to the same tendency I...
by zamis
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Against the Flow

Dear Peter, thank you for your honesty. I have in fact considered myself a thread killer/ extraneous poster to be ignored on many ocassions and have wondered if I was perceived as unfriendly/ ignorant, etc.... More often lately it has been easier to stay away from forums for this and other reasons. ...
by zamis
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Against the Flow

Thank you your insightful post Genkaku. Below is the Aguttara Nikaya Book of Fours Sutta #95 mentioned by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. "Monks, these four types of individuals are to be found existing in the world. Which four? The one who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that of others. The o...
by zamis
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against the Flow
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Against the Flow

I wonder if we might have a simple, friendly, and productive discussion on these words from an introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu to Upasika Kee Nanayon's book An Unentangled Knowing: The Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Lay Woman Study after study has shown that mainstream Buddhism, both lay and monast...
by zamis
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Its a girl!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4964

Re: Its a girl!!!!

:clap: congratulations pop!
by zamis
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A Way to Speed Up the Site?
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: A Way to Speed Up the Site?

wow! Thank you :smile:
by zamis
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddha and Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

Re: Buddha and Jiddu Krishnamurti

rofl. thank you Will. I should say that I read A los pies del maestro . It was the Spanish translation. The emphasis was on "el sendero," the path. So when I encountered the Noble Eightfold Path, there was an instantaneous connection - a "seeing". I wonder if Leadbetter stream reaps merit from such ...
by zamis
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A Way to Speed Up the Site?
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: A Way to Speed Up the Site?

actually i should cancel the above question. i hadn't been on for a while and it seems a little faster today-
by zamis
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A new twist in the 'caffeine as intoxicant?' argument
Replies: 16
Views: 2916

Re: A new twist in the 'caffeine as intoxicant?' argument

Be quiet, and get off my shoulder George....I'm reading...... :rolleye: (we need that "drinking coffee whilst at the PC" emoticon.....!!) :rofl: while i :coffee: seems some of this would have to do with personal metabolic levels. my grandfather wasn't a caffeine addict by any means- one small cup i...
by zamis
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddha and Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

Re: Buddha and Jiddu Krishnamurti

The greatest influence in my turning to Buddhism a second time, was a little book he supposedly didn't write ( At the Master's Feet ) when he was a young boy "found" by the Theosophical Society. I must have read that book at least a hundred times over a ten year period. Finding out he didn't write i...