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by SDC
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 73
Views: 1118

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

First choice would be for David to evaporate the News-Events-Politics forum. There are vast numbers of online & other media for that. But I fear he will not - so the other option is for all of us to not post there at all. Seeing as though you have been the OP on a fair share of sociopolitical contr...
by SDC
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 73
Views: 1118

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings SDC, What we have on this forum are people with such fundamentally different modes of operation that disunity is just a matter of fact, and that lack of commonality is grounds enough for some to settle for blood when knowledge does not seem viable. Yes, "Dhamma of the Theravada" is the th...
by SDC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 73
Views: 1118

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

One thing that I used to really enjoy about this forum was that we seemed to have ordinary members here who wielded as much or more influence than the staff, almost solely based on their knowledge of Dhamma. Sadly that is no longer what carries any weight around here - at all. The most impressive a...
by SDC
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 73
Views: 1118

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

One thing that I used to really enjoy about this forum was that we seemed to have ordinary members here who wielded as much or more influence than the staff, almost solely based on their knowledge of Dhamma. Sadly that is no longer what carries any weight around here - at all. The most impressive at...
by SDC
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in a restaurant part 2
Replies: 69
Views: 1038

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

Posts about vegetarianism have been moved to the "Great Vegetarian Debate"
by SDC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk
Replies: 62
Views: 1197

Re: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk

Okay, I'll put it this way: Why would someone who is interested in changing their gender/sex be interested in Buddhism? Can someone who is interested in changing their gender/sex be considered as being interested in Buddhism? I think most people seek out Buddhism in order to learn how to be more ca...
by SDC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk
Replies: 62
Views: 1197

Re: Theravada Buddhism and Trans Folk

Transitioning, like anything else, is an act that can be carried out wholesomely or unwholesomely. So there is no need to find any specific language in the suttas in order to garner any specific support for it as a "right" choice of lifestyle. In some cases, not necessarily here, it diminishes the b...
by SDC
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 131
Views: 1909

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: 1909

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: 2153

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Circle5 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:25 pm
...
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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 1358

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: 1358

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...