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by lostitude
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Des francophones svp ?
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Des francophones svp ?

Bonjour, Dans le cadre d'un projet de traduction bénévole en français de textes écrits en anglais par un monastère théravada, je suis à la recherche d'un relecteur plus calé que moi sur le sujet (je suis traducteur de métier, mais un simple débutant passionné qui risque peut-être de comprendre certa...
by lostitude
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Why do you equate Western Buddhism to engaged buddhism? I certainly on't. Copy-paste where I "equate Western Buddhism to engaged buddhism." No need to, just re-read the title of this thread. Why then do you suddenly criticize engaged buddhism as if it had anything to do with the topic of this threa...
by lostitude
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

1: Racism and intolerance are expressions, behavioural constructions on the basis of innate human qualities and features, such as in-group psychology and fear of the unfamiliar, As such I don't see any need to distinguish them specifically from any other expression of nastiness, as they all spring ...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

In short, he doesn't think that being a socially engaged Buddhist is conducive to making progress on the Buddhist path. And I agree. I think that trying to resolve issues of social injustice, feminism, rights of workers, racism, ecology, and such is not conducive to making progress on the Buddhist ...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

1: Doubt it. Cruelty and nastiness are built into people (based on how people have behaved in all places and times, and continue to behave all around us, in all cultures), and require training in order not to be expressed. Hence sila. 2: Definitely not the case. Simple googling will show you much m...
by lostitude
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Good example. "Women's rights" is a fancy theoretical term that many people do accept, but begrudgingly. In practice, these rights are routinely trampled on, and when a woman fights for them, she might win in court, but suffer other consequences, possibly worse than what she complained about to beg...
by lostitude
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop. And blacks quite likely think whites are disgusting. Many yellow Asians believe whites are disgusting. Traditional Indians/Hindus think wh...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

@Binocular Positive discrimination in Europe? I'm not doubting what you say but for me it's a first, I have only ever seen that in the U.S. In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop....
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Politically correct people are just very skilled at masking their hatred and violence I have yet to meet a Russian who would be willing to marry a black woman. I am sure they exist, but they are definitely not the majority and by far. Conversely, close to no Western Eurepean would feel uncomfortabl...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings, Given the prevalence of violent racism and homophobia in countries such as Russia, maybe those cockroaches are not so bad after all. Please, no making this about politics, in and of itself. I'm sorry if I gave the impression that this was a political issue. Hate and intolerance are defin...
by lostitude
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

Re: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food

Nicolas wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:02 pm


Fruit juices and sugar-water are allowable in the afternoon.
Oh, I see, thank you. No wonder, then...
by lostitude
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

Re: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food

Sugary drinks in the afternoon? is this legit?
by lostitude
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2359

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

From my experience surely Asians have less cockroaches in mind, they perceive everything in more simple way, for example approach of sanuk and sabai in Thailand. As for some western ideas, they might sometimes create more stress for people as example this video https://youtu.be/iKcWu0tsiZM Given th...
by lostitude
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

The thing is, the teaching is worthless if it has no authoritative source, especially when it contains so many elements which must be taken on faith (unlike buddhism). Hence the importance of establishing that the texts are as divine as possible...
by lostitude
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 9256

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

1/The tax they paid came in replacement of the zakat, which is what the Muslims had to pay. 2/They were exempted from military service and their freedom to practice their religion protected, as long as they paid this tax. Don't you pay tax in exchange for law and order, in your country? This is mis...