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by TRobinson465
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 37
Views: 4570

Re: Adolf Hitler

My understanding of this subject is very rudimentary. So I may be referring to “my understanding” repeatedly. I trust that there are members here with sophisticated knowledge of the subject. Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhi...
by TRobinson465
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:01 am
heaven beings remember the past

also, Christians have the right view

because they accept the afterlife
one of the right views yes.
by TRobinson465
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots

Well if you mean unwholesome strictly as in akusala kamma the suttas seem to clarify that "misconduct" in such behaviors is unwholesome. misconduct in sensual pleasures is unwholesome; https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.009.ntbb.html so while things like adultery are certainly unwholesom...
by TRobinson465
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

I agree, I think the OP is somewhat correct if we clarify it to mean Western Buddhism or rather converts to Buddhism. And it makes sense to some extent. After all you'd need some education (formal or informal) to pursue comparative religions and philosophies and make some analytical decisions on wh...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

And I don't mean to knock scholars. I'm probably the most academic Buddhism inclined person at the local temple I go. But as I said before. This basically gets in my way as it does with other people with similar temperaments. Ive found it's the people who don't care about this stuff that progress th...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

Based on my experience and what I have been taught, there is a big difference between learning about Buddhism and actually living the practice. Intelligent, educated people with sufficient money may have the capacity to learn about Buddhism; however, these traits tend to get in the way of these sam...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 10th Precept
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: 10th Precept

There is no particular story (afaik). The novices simply asked the Buddha about the rules: On training rules Kd.1.56.1 Then it occurred to the novices: “Now, how many rules for training are there for us and in which we are to train?” They told this matter to the Lord. He said: “Monks, I allow ten r...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

Being well off and well educated certainly helps with buddhist practice for sure. I'd imagine its harder for people just scraping by to take time to practice Buddhism. Having sufficient wealth is actually pretty important. I'd imagine that's one of the reasons there's stories of arahants going aroun...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 10th Precept
Replies: 2
Views: 316

10th Precept

Hello all, Sorry if this is not the right category, but I wasn't sure where to pose this question. Does anyone know/have sources on why Novice monks (Samanera) are not able to handle gold and silver (the 10th precept)? I am familiar with the story as to why the rule was made for fully ordained bhikk...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

This reminds me of a Tricycle article I read. There were two main groups of dedicated practitioners at the center: You had your older, upper-middle-class folks with professions, vacation time, and plenty of disposable income. Then you had your young people—generally of the same class—with no real jo...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

For anyone still curious about this. Here is a paper I found on this.

https://www.academia.edu/12640983/The_c ... hammakaya

:anjali:
by TRobinson465
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina Practitioners
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Kasina Practitioners

My advice is go with whatever technique you feel is best. The Buddha mentioned multiple meditation techniques for a reason. For Kasina meditation, if you are having success id say you're probably already doing it right. But the advice i have is relax and dont try too hard to force your mind to conc...
by TRobinson465
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina Practitioners
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Kasina Practitioners

My advice is go with whatever technique you feel is best. The Buddha mentioned multiple meditation techniques for a reason. For Kasina meditation, if you are having success id say you're probably already doing it right. But the advice i have is relax and dont try too hard to force your mind to conce...
by TRobinson465
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina Practitioners
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Kasina Practitioners

I think it depends on the person. I think in the vissudhimagga it says something about different kasinas and techniques being for people of different temperaments. Personally i sometimes switch between kasina meditation and anapanasati meditation depending on how im feeling, i find both of them work...
by TRobinson465
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Conditions for Conception
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: The Conditions for Conception

To mediate here. In terms of scientific conception, its when the sperm meets the egg. In the Buddhist sense of conception, it can be argued that the sperm wont actually meet the egg even if the mother and father have intercourse when the mother is fertile unless there is a "spirit" (im saying spirit...