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by SDC
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 131
Views: 1438

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

What are you referring to by "public displays such as this"? I created a Topic. This is a forum. I am not following what you are trying to say to me. Can you be explicit? It is so funny that every time someone makes their intentions clear through consistencies in their speech, they act so surprised...
by SDC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 131
Views: 1438

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

... Do you know what makes your efforts typical? That you, like so many others, assume public activism will affect change. All it does is break down the community. Everything you are doing here is a carbon copy of someone else's previous efforts to take the forum in one direction or another. Truth ...
by SDC
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Circle5 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:25 pm
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Looks like you completely missed the point of my post. Or just ignored it.
by SDC
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Therefore, one might conclude that it is not that 2+2=4, but rather that "2" and "2" would not exist in the first place if it were not for the 4 superimposing itself on them and therefore the whole equation is meaningless as far as significance is concerned. So you're on the right track, but not ex...
by SDC
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

I am telling you will all my honesty that after so much time of reading about Nanananda on DW or STC, after so many long topics, 20+ in the past on both forums, I still have no idea what he believes. I still don't know how it is different than Nanavira. It is always people criticizing him and other...
by SDC
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

2. d. Unsubstantiated allegations against individuals or traditions - including psychoanalyzing other members , and predictions or threats of kammic retribution e. Disruptive meta-discussion (i.e. discussion about discussion) f. Ad-hominem attacks, including the vilification of individuals based on...
by SDC
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Maybe you have not read the topic too well. It is SDC that sent it offtopic with this message: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&p=442491#p442479 Moving the discussion from existentialism and solipsism to why am I criticizing existentialism and weather I want to start a revolution or somet...
by SDC
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Circle5 wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:25 pm

I have no idea what DWM or NV means and I am sure whoever they are, they are not claiming these ideas are based on the suttas. So they are not my problem.
DWM= Dharmawheel
Nv = Nanavira
by SDC
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Why the need for a revolution ? People criticize different ideas on buddhist forums all the time, people debate things all the time. There is no need for any revolution. It's just the normal stuff that has been going on since forever. It just so happens that for the last 3 days, I happened to criti...
by SDC
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Do you realize the primacy you grant these ideas by constantly trying to criticize them? You and you alone gave them the name "existential Buddhist". All that was ever said in the slogan for Path Press is "an existential approach...". You started calling it a sect when barely anyone follows these i...
by SDC
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1992

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

It's hard to fit a kilometer of the modern exisitentialist buddhist sect ideas into them no matter how hard we might try. If you know more suttas about the existence of things that you feel can be twisted other than those 2 please let me know. Do you realize the primacy you grant these ideas by con...
by SDC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

Circle5 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:35 pm
People always try to make buddhism fit with the world views popular in the particular region it is introduced.
Just like you do with psychology and all your other contemporary injections. Purchase a mirror. You'll be amazed what you see.
by SDC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

Nanavira is so esteemed in the Theravada Buddhist world. and here I am reading the thoughts of a thoroughly respected monk who'd rather die than be seen in public with an ugly old woman. I don't think this is the case. I think most Theravadans have never heard of him. ... So i wouldn't see his view...
by SDC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

I've been meaning to consult one of my infectious disease/microbiology colleagues on the issue of amebiasis and relevant pharmacotherapies used at that time, but haven't gotten around to it. According to wiki metronidazole became common in France in the 60s, so I'm guessing it wasn't that (its a ma...
by SDC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

On p. 303 [Russell] tells us 'I do not, it is true, regard things as the object of inquiry, since I hold them to be a metaphysical delusion.' A metaphysical delusion? Nonsense! Things are given in immediate experience, and as soon as we enter upon reflexion we are directly aware that 'There are thi...
by SDC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

I think this kind of pursuit is futile and doesn't help anyone in their life to try and figure out who or what someone else is/was. That I can figure who he was is incidental and doesn't concern me very much at all. I am not sure how familiar you are with his writing, but what is most significant h...
by SDC
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

You opened the book at a section not dealing with philosophical issues. So I will word my challange better: Open the book randomly at any philosophical section or things of that sort and I will prove there is an elementary logical mistake every paragraph. I really can't wait. Chose whatever paragra...
by SDC
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

mikenz66 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:57 pm
The only possible test is, therefore, whether they find those writings a useful exposition of the Dhamma that does not contradict the Suttas.
And the only way to verify either is to become a sotapanna. There is literally no other qualification.
by SDC
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

You want to tell me this "existentialist buddhism" sect created by Nanavira did not start like that ? He himself said he came up with these ideas through combining the writings of Heidegger, Satre, Derida, etc. with buddhism. And that's why the majority of the quotes in his books are from such post...
by SDC
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide
Replies: 68
Views: 1218

Re: Better to kill oneself than to marry a "hideous widow": Thoughts on Nanavira's suicide

If you took a minute to read before you posted you wouldn't have to spend the next 10 minutes editing...