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by SDC
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bound by Ignorance
Replies: 34
Views: 780

Re: Bound by Ignorance

I don't see Buddhism/the Dhamma that way. For a number of reasons. One of them is that it is said that it is only upon stream entry that one has the kind of unshakeable, irreversible understanding of the Dhamma as I sketched out above -- ie. as the context to all other contexts; as the principle be...
by SDC
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bound by Ignorance
Replies: 34
Views: 780

Re: Bound by Ignorance

Is that really so hard to understand and relate to? It's not like epistemic trivialism was committed to by default, prior to any experience with a particualr community. Or would you, too, have people persist in all social settings with some epistemic strategy that makes them vulnerable to abuse? I ...
by SDC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 40
Views: 494

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

Thank you.Yes it is the OUTWARD mode or orientation of inclining the mind that troubles me about rituals.I am 100% sure the Buddha cannot save me.I have to save myself by practicing meditation and contemplating three characteristics.if I harm someone say cut somebody and then go do bowing and light...
by SDC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 40
Views: 494

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

I'm not sure if buddhism with all the bowing and chanting and rituals is for me.I use to be very self reliant on inner qualities like my own virtue and kind deeds but now tried to go to external things and don't feel authentic. I don't feel really inspired when I visit temples or monasteries. As so...
by SDC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bound by Ignorance
Replies: 34
Views: 780

Re: Bound by Ignorance

No, agreement is what is characteristically not required for epistemic trivialism. Are you using the epistemic trivialist's approach in order to assess the grounds of epistemic trivialism? Sounds ridiculous and redundant doesn't it? But the mode is shaping your entire world view - at some point you...
by SDC
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Greeting

Welcome, Bhante! It is wonderful to have you as a member!
by SDC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1697

Re: Religion of peace

Since several members opted to ignore the moderator note, this is going to the hot topics section. Those off topics posts have been removed. My apologies to those who were staying on topic.
by SDC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bound by Ignorance
Replies: 34
Views: 780

Re: Bound by Ignorance

Agreed, you do not choose it, but you most definitely can alter it once you have become aware that it is determined by other things. This brings us back to indirectionality. What problems do you see with epistemic trivialism as I sketched it out above? With the topic of "bound by ignorance" at hand...
by SDC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bound by Ignorance
Replies: 34
Views: 780

Re: Bound by Ignorance

But you would say you place trust in the epistemic trivialist's mode of operation? Is the mode itself trustworthy? I think this is undecidable, as one cannot directly choose one's meta-epistemic approach. Agreed, you do not choose it, but you most definitely can alter it once you have become aware ...
by SDC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 1697

Re: Religion of peace

MODERATOR NOTE: The OP of this thread asks if Buddhism is a religion of peace. Since Islam was mentioned in the OP, it is understandable that both religions were compared for the first 4 pages. Now we are just into a thread which is increasingly about Islam. If that is all anyone has left, then we ...
by SDC
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: Do scientists say there is a reality not subject to time?

Moderator Note: Topics in this section are expected to be covering common ground between Theravada and "other traditions, religions and philosophies", not just those other traditions, religions and philosophies.
by SDC
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thankfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Thankfulness

Hi Zachary,

I'm going to move this thread to our meditation section. A link will remain in this section as well.
by SDC
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bound by Ignorance
Replies: 34
Views: 780

Re: Bound by Ignorance

binocular wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 am
An epistemic trivialist takes for granted that every statement is true within a particular context...
But you would say you place trust in the epistemic trivialist's mode of operation? Is the mode itself trustworthy?
by SDC
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 2406

Re: Idealism

I think I'm asking about the difference between dissolving the distinction between internal and external (non-dualism), and not regarding either of these as "me" and "mine" (anatta). Do you see these as the same experience, or as different? Or does one follow from the other? I’m pretty sure it is t...
by SDC
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 141
Views: 2406

Re: Idealism

I don't think that idealism and materialism are directly relevant to this question of self-view, if you look at it as an "overlay" on top of experience. I'm not even sure that the distinction between "internal" and "external" is directly relevant... If the discussion is aimed at finding the problem...