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by SDC
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from New York City
Replies: 8
Views: 37

Re: Hi from New York City

Welcome! I'm from the NYC area as well!
by SDC
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 71
Views: 1149

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

I wouldnt' go so far as saying the US "has rotten from the inside", but the current situation is certainly very bizzarre: high school kids showing an amazingly high level of dignity and maturity while the adults in the Senate and House show an absurd level of immaturity and stupidity. Through such ...
by SDC
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 71
Views: 1149

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Most Americans are God Dam Total Sh*theads. Nice to see a new generation that, I hope, will not grow up to be total God Dam Sh*theads. How can this new generation be not total Sh*theads? Well, they can start by telling Gun Freaks to go straight to Hell. Because God Dam Gun Freaks need to go straigh...
by SDC
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1874
Views: 159746

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

aflatun wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:49 am
Haha the little dudettes got you !
Got me crazy...

:rolleye:
by SDC
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: teaching to monastics vs lay people
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: teaching to monastics vs lay people

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:11 pm
What do we do with "such and such a teaching was taught to devas"?
:jawdrop:
by SDC
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: teaching to monastics vs lay people
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: teaching to monastics vs lay people

I think the point is that some lay people can handle what is intended for monastics and some can't.

On the other hand, some monastics don't seem to be able to handle what is for monastics.

There is a broad range when it comes to preparedness to understand the dhamma. Nothing will change that.
by SDC
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1874
Views: 159746

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Listening to this for the millionth time, somewhat against my will:

by SDC
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Is there a Self?"
Replies: 150
Views: 2443

Re: "Is there a Self?"

...Thus, that thing which was regarded as Self, does not disappear upon realization of anicca and dukkha , it ‘changes direction’, so to speak, and becomes not-Self, anattā . However, even then, the thing remains there and what disappears is Self-view... -Ven. N. Nanamoli, Hierarchy of Awareness I ...
by SDC
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

dylanj wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:11 pm
...
Thank you for sharing that.
by SDC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: expungement of warning
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: expungement of warning

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:29 pm
i dont think he likes me
Only one way to find out.
by SDC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: expungement of warning
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: expungement of warning

Did you follow the complaints procedure and take it up with both administrators? First retrofuturist and then DNS? Last line: If after all that, you're still dissatisfied, contact site owner, David N. Snyder via PM. He owns this site and therefore he has the final word. But the first suggested step ...
by SDC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Structuring lay life
Replies: 64
Views: 675

Re: Structuring lay life

I don't think it's about "emulating monastics" (although I suppose that some people who are relatively well off could be doing that). Many lay people are, by circumstances of their birth or some specific mental health issues, forced to live a less or more monastic-like life. Living in poverty and h...
by SDC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Online games addiction
Replies: 40
Views: 464

Re: Online games addiction

:D
by SDC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Is there a Self?"
Replies: 150
Views: 2443

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: 150
Views: 2443

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: 40
Views: 464

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: 64
Views: 675

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: 64
Views: 675

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: 64
Views: 675

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: 632

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".