Search found 899 matches

by R1111
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

So when you can't pin down the Tathagata's existence in the present life it is proper to declare the Existence in the present life? If it is proper to declare the existence in this life even tho it cant be pinned down, why is not proper after death. Adress this First of all, a more appropiate trans...
by R1111
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

"And so, Anuradha — when you can't pin down the Tathagata as a truth or reality even in the present life — is it proper for you to declare, 'Friends, the Tathagata — the supreme man, the superlative man, attainer of the superlative attainment — being described, is described otherwise than with thes...
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: meaning of duality in theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: meaning of duality in theravada

Indeed the four noble truths are structured as cause and effect, Suffering [effect] & origination of suffering [cause], Cessation [Effect] and the Path to Cessation [Cause]. On a different note the word duality i think is used somewhat differently today in a spiritual context. As i understand it the...
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Spanking Children in Buddhism
Replies: 69
Views: 2189

Re: Spanking Children in Buddhism

I think it is noteworthy that it seems like OP is holding Asian countries to be somehow more progressive for a lack of a better term in regards to Morals. They might be, i am not an expert but i am under impression that at least in some of these "Buddhist countries" the understanding of Buddhism amo...
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Spanking Children in Buddhism
Replies: 69
Views: 2189

Re: Spanking Children in Buddhism

I don't think the Buddha would condone inflicting corporal punishment, but I cannot think of a better reference to support that than the metta sutta. I can think of a lot of reference to support this but nothing explicit. I personally doubt wise people would find it appropriate to use violence as w...
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

I just think that it is problematic if someone is being proven wrong beyond doubt to keep propagating that view, at some point it will border to trolling or just madness. I think it incites conflict with no upside and is a drain on people's resource, a shame when people are genuinely try to help. At...
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

warning: anymore insults and suspensions will be given out. I am sorry it was inappropriate, maybe he does care about someone else's opinion i would not know if he did, but he certainly does not seem care about mine and has expressed what seems to be firm fixation in his view. Am i allowed to make ...
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

justindesilva wrote: It is bad to treat others as fools when we wish to share our knowledge.
He does not care about any opinion but his own and will resort to blatant ignorance if confronted with factual Sutta reference which beyond doubt prove him wrong.
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Spanking Children in Buddhism
Replies: 69
Views: 2189

Re: Spanking Children in Buddhism

I think one has to ask if they really deserve it and if it is proper means of teaching them. If wise people would find it to be proper all things considered, then i guess it is blameless. I had parents whip me when i was a kid for reasons i can not remember, i think they were definitely getting out ...
by R1111
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Spanking Children in Buddhism
Replies: 69
Views: 2189

Re: Spanking Children in Buddhism

For how, venerable Nāgasena, is the robber to be subdued by him who sets to work to subdue him?’ ‘Thus, great king—if deserving of rebuke let him be rebuked, if of a fine let him be fined, if of banishment let him be banished, if of death let him be put to death.’ ‘Is then, Nāgasena, the execution ...
by R1111
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Most User Friendly Piece Of Writing On Dependent Origination?
Replies: 22
Views: 774

Re: Most User Friendly Piece Of Writing On Dependent Origination?

Does it have to be in writing?
by R1111
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mental illness and buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1485

Re: Mental illness and buddhism

You can still try to solve the underlying issue and also be taking medicine it's not one or the other. In general i agree with this, in practice i think it is more complicated than that because if one was constantly on meds it would be impossible to learn about the state of not being on Meds. So in...
by R1111
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mental illness and buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1485

Re: Mental illness and buddhism

whats your personal experience with mental illness and how to go about improving the quality of your life? Well ive had two major depression episodes, severe OCD, drug addiction, addiction in general, anxiety ofc. I've tried most recreational drugs, ive done samatha, ive done yoga, ive gotten fit, ...
by R1111
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mental illness and buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1485

Re: Mental illness and buddhism

thich nhat hanh doesn't permit people with mental illness to ordain in his sangha because they aren't able to meditate intensively. Why not take medicine and have kind thoughts speech and actions. If I wasn't on medicine I'd be a typical homeless or group home wasted life. Do you realize the mental...
by R1111
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

"And so, Anuradha — when you can't pin down the Tathagata as a truth or reality even in the present life — is it proper for you to declare, 'Friends, the Tathagata — the supreme man, the superlative man, attainer of the superlative attainment — being described, is described otherwise than with thes...
by R1111
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

Ill just say again that you are ignoring the teachings on Contact and the The Aggregates, you are assuming that time is a linear thing that actually exists. The historical Buddha position is that we exist since forever. The Buddha would never say this. "What do you think, Anuradha: Is form constant ...
by R1111
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is postmodernism "a product of sheer stupidity" according to Buddhism ?
Replies: 84
Views: 2466

Re: Is postmodernism "a product of sheer stupidity" according to Buddhism ?

From my appropriate attention there came the breakthrough of discernment. I think this refers to Discernment from establishing Sati and not logical deduction but i am not sure: Tassa mayhaṃ bhikkhave, etadahosi: ''kimhi nu kho sati jarāmaraṇaṃ hoti, kiṃ paccayā jarāmaraṇanti. '' Tassa mayhaṃ bhikkh...
by R1111
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

Brahmajala Sutta III. Speculations about the Past (Pubbantakappika) ... 1. Eternalism (Sassatavāda): Views 1–4 ... "Herein, bhikkhus, some recluse or brahmin is a rationalist, an investigator. He declares his view — hammered out by reason, deduced from his investigations, following his own flight o...
by R1111
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of infinity in Buddhism
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: The problem of infinity in Buddhism

@R111 and Binocular: What you are writing there is not the historical Buddha position. The historical Buddha position is that we exist since forever. That there was another life before this, and another, and another going back to infinity. It is meant in exactly what you called "realist" way, not i...