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by SDC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Is there a Self?"
Replies: 138
Views: 2130

Re: "Is there a Self?"

Again, I know I am late to the game, but perhaps this bit of marginalia from Ven. Nv can add something: But if the Self is conceived 'only' as a way of Being of this entity, this seems tantamount to volatilizing the real 'core' of Dasein. Any apprehensiveness however which one may have about this ge...
by SDC
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Is there a Self?"
Replies: 138
Views: 2130

Re: "Is there a Self?"

For this reason I tried to argue that the "unobservable observer" is simply a concept that is valid epistemologically but cannot be regarder as a self, because it does not entail self-awareness. I was trying to prove that the view itself is in some ways inconsistent without arguing from the "unfind...
by SDC
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 23
Views: 218

Re: Online games addiction

My tangent question to dylan about lay life vs monasticism has been moved here.
by SDC
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Structuring lay life
Replies: 27
Views: 223

Re: Structuring lay life

Split from this thread.

How do we best structure lay life to get the most out of our practice? How close is too close when it comes to emulating monastics? Do we short ourselves an opportunity to discover Dhamma if we settle for the five precepts instead of eight?

Thoughts?
by SDC
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Structuring lay life
Replies: 27
Views: 223

Re: Structuring lay life

Dude, thanks for the thorough response. I think this is worth a separate thread. I'll split it as soon as I get a minute.
by SDC
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Structuring lay life
Replies: 27
Views: 223

Structuring lay life

[Split from this thread. ] stop playing them. renounce them all forever. it's the best & only real option What is preventing you from ordaining? It is the first question that comes to mind when I see practitioners trying to "monastify the laity". I used to be one btw. I'm honestly curious what you ...
by SDC
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 580

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Mr Man wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:51 pm
I guess Dhammarakkhito's posts are being delayed by the moderators but I had originally posted directly after cappuccino's Sutta quote which would seem to say that.
There is no post approval in this forum, so no posts are "being delayed by the moderators".
by SDC
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and metta
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Greetings and metta

Welcome! Thanks for sharing!
by SDC
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 580

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

i hope the moderators will allow this to remain so that benefit can be reaped from it and out of faith i am not a hostile party Just as long as you understand that Circle5 was well within the bounds of the terms of service when he made the joke. The staff currently has no plans to use the suttas to...
by SDC
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 580

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Bhikkhus! A comedian making non-PC jokes produces much outrage in the world. Through his non-PC jokes, he causes other people to get angry and upset. In this life, villagers might attack him with torches and forks, or in a best case they will boycott and shut down his speeches. After the break-up o...
by SDC
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 580

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 am
Sorry, what is PC?
Is it politically correct?
Yes.
by SDC
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 580

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Circle5 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:37 pm
Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Because of not being PC enough with his jokes
What PC joke was ever funny? ;)
by SDC
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 580

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

It is easy to imagine when you look at the vain, self-indulgent way some celebrities behave. Perhaps there is a baseline degree of vanity present in those who entertain that would qualify as the intoxication the Buddha is referring to. Think about it, you have to want to be revered by your audience ...
by SDC
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"
Replies: 17
Views: 229

Re: What does the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"

Prior to developing mindfulness the mind will wander away from the act of being mindful. We all know this. That act must be in regard to whatever arises, even the act itself. Think of any sutta about mindfulness, "While [doing such and such], he knows, "I am [doing such and such]"". That second part...
by SDC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: add moderator to foes
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: add moderator to foes

You sent me a pm that you were contesting my decision, inquired about adding me as a foe, and a post back you told me I was unfit to be a moderator, so obviously you have something to say to me or at least about me. Not sure why no one can be told anything anymore. It's always someone else's fault. ...
by SDC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: add moderator to foes
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: add moderator to foes

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:48 pm
so you are going to follow me around the forum?
My job is to enforce the rules. If you don't want to see me then follow them. What's the problem? Do want a free pass to say whatever you want?
by SDC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: add moderator to foes
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: add moderator to foes

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:45 pm
i already am. if you think that post deserved a warning then i think you are an unfit moderator. no one would have known i was talking about you if you did not comment
I wanted them to know you were talking about me.
by SDC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: add moderator to foes
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: add moderator to foes

Here is the link to the complaints procedure: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=1846
by SDC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: add moderator to foes
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: add moderator to foes

if i don't want a moderator to contact me, what can i do If you don't want me to contact you, keep doing whatever you please, ignore the ToS and earn yourself a suspension. That way your account will be disabled and you'll receive no messages from anyone. Otherwise, heed the warning and stay on top...