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by SDC
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: To be or not to be

I'm super tired and just yanked a deer tick from my chest, so I apologize if this is a bit hectic. :? No worries SDC and thanks for taking the time to answer my question :anjali: P.S: I hope you and the deer tick are doing fine :tongue: You're welcome! I hope what I said was helpful. The tick, unfo...
by SDC
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 98
Views: 1074

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Moderator Note: No more meta-discussion. It's over.
by SDC
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: To be or not to be

The way I see it, the Being that is craved for is on the level of the capability to possess choice - of having the responsibility of being that Being, of being the "you" that is found there in the world. Craving for the ownership of that capability "to be" is what provides the notion of choice, the...
by SDC
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 104
Views: 1306

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

Perezoso wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 pm
From reading about Buddhism it seems...
You should've read more lol
by SDC
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: To be or not to be

Bhava and vibhava . Desiring to be something that craving to be is not much different from craving not to be . For example says one attach to follow non meat diet at the same time one despise to be a meat eater , aversion . So the Buddha taught follow middle path . The way I see it, the Being that ...
by SDC
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: More effort in 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: More effort in 2020

No_Mind wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:14 am
That would mean no more insipid interjections here for a while.
Aside from a few slips here and there - which we all have - your posting has never lacked the overall intent to gain knowledge. I hope to see you back very soon.
by SDC
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:23 pm
:anjali:

That is your view.


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by SDC
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: This is our view. You may take whichever you like. ~ Ledi Sayadaw

Whether a teacher tells you it is your choice or not, it is always your choice. If you choose to avoid questioning a teacher, you have chosen to do so. Choice, your choice, comes first, and only with the intention to avoid questioning in place (put in place by your desire for it to be) will you be a...
by SDC
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reconciling Suttas on Debate
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Reconciling Suttas on Debate

I also thought DD made a good point that the "crushed feeling" in the sutta was because of the attitude and argumentativeness that the protagonist Saccaka brought to the debate. A very good point. Also good to acknowledge that the simile was that of Dummukha who seems to be a bit of a troublemaker.
by SDC
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma
Replies: 40
Views: 713

Re: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma

Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma. According to Theravada, the good Dhamma lasted only five hundred years. According to the Commentaries, since extra rules were added for bhikkhunis the Dhamma Dispensation would last much longer, at least 5,000 years. So there's still another 2400 to 2500 year...
by SDC
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reconciling Suttas on Debate
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Reconciling Suttas on Debate

The Buddha being capable of debating in a way that is categorized as "crushing" shouldn't give anyone grounds for desiring to emulate such behavior. Only being on par with that level of knowledge would the tact even be sufficiently available and the most pertinent information be delivered so capably...
by SDC
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist
Replies: 57
Views: 1295

Re: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist

Yes, your position is very clear, but you're trying to discount the significance of not having those intentions of "longevity". Holding that view is support for the notion that your entire existence is free of consequence. The fact that you actively nurture its representation as annihilation is the...
by SDC
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 35
Views: 725

Re: Equanimity

Vitakkasatana Sutta. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.020.than.html Yes, thank you; this is the main sutta footnoted by Bhikkhu Bodhi in the above quote on the second aspect of Right Effort (so it's not only Bhikkhu Bodhi talking). :anjali: Exactly. MN 20 puts it into context. It is m...
by SDC
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1303

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

parietina wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:34 am
I heard someone on the radio say 'Mindfulness' is the latest capitalistic trend.
Facts, but this topic is more specific, so if you would like to explore this please start a new topic or search out an existing one.