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by Coëmgenu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

Has this thread transformed into the "let's all address the problem that SteRo imagines Ceisiwr has" thread?

I can guess the answer to that:

"No one is imagining."

*cue the sound of empty space ringing in an unrung bell
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

The problem I have with the mind states only approach is that we know there are people who do terrible things yet feel little to no remorse and sometimes do not even get caught, or if they do it’s years later with the punishment usually not fitting the crime. If kamma is intention, then there's no ...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

SteRo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Coëmgenu wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:19 pm
SteRo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:19 pm


Same longing?
No, I don't think I have the same longing as you.
There is no longing for punishment or moral retribution
Beautiful. I am proud of you.

:group:
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

SteRo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Coëmgenu wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:17 pm
Every time I think you can't get worse, you prove me wrong.
Same longing?
No, I don't think I have the same longing as you.
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

Every time I think you can't get worse, you prove me wrong.
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

Now that SteRo has clarified that no one speaks his words, we can return to the last on-topic post: The problem I have with the mind states only approach is that we know there are people who do terrible things yet feel little to no remorse and sometimes do not even get caught, or if they do it’s yea...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

SteRo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:41 pm
Ceisiwr wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:13 pm
This thread is strange and confusing.
It is about realms of illusion. And as such it is a metaphor.
Like a walking shadow.

:toilet:
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

This thread is strange and confusing. :jumping: you think? I find it highly entertaining and very useful, as it is good to dismantle someone who is spouting ideas that are opposite to what Theravada points to, on a Theravada forum, and who is possibly deluding people that are not familiar with Budd...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

when this perfection of wisdom is thus being taught and explained through these modes, tokens and signs, the thought of a Bodhisattva does not become cowed, stolid or regretful, and his mind does not tremble, is not frightened or terrified, Therefore: disciples/listeners are found in both, Mahayana...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

In Mahayana they say that one shouldn't talk about emptiness with those that are not ready. I cannot break vows I have not taken. I've taken no vows to avoid speaking of emptiness with the uninstructed. when this perfection of wisdom is thus being taught and explained through these modes, tokens an...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

Doesn't it therefore seems strange that "regular Mahayana followers" like Coëmgenu expound an emptiness for cowards? Sometimes we can't identify a swine until we throw pearls before it. I have a lot of pearls to spare, and go looking for non-swines in the oddest of mud pits. You'd be surprised what...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 148
Views: 2930

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

Doesn't it therefore seems strange that "regular Mahayana followers" like Coëmgenu expound an emptiness for cowards? Sometimes we can't identify a swine until we throw pearls before it. I have a lot of pearls to spare, and go looking for non-swines in the oddest of mud pits. You'd be surprised what...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Propagating false beliefs
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: Propagating false beliefs

For me, Arabic/Quranic Arabic is interminably linked to Islam and a propagation of Islam. I realize this is a cultural prejudice on my part; and it's one that many people share, including possibly many Muslims. Do there exist any studies as to how many Muslims are neutral in reference to Arabic and...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Propagating false beliefs
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: Propagating false beliefs

I mean that a religion's holy language has so much religious "baggage" in it or culturally attached to it that it cannot be treated as an ordinary language. When a word from such a language is explained, it is done so with references to religious scriptures in which it appears. Classical grammars o...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 140
Views: 5350

Re: Nāgārjuna

so he can see different but feeling wise he stay neutral? According to the Buddhist position privileged here, they directly know diversity as diversity, but they do not identify with diversity, and they don't identify that "diversity is mine," and they don't take pleasure in diversity. A mendicant ...