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by Sweeney
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian prayer as skillful means
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: Christian prayer as skillful means

"Hail Mary's" would be somewhat equivalent to taking refuge in the "Triple Gem" would they not? I would say no. Who is the Buddha in Three refuges? https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21220&p=300007&hilit= somewhat equivalent... It's more about solidifying oneself in one's faith and practi...
by Sweeney
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian prayer as skillful means
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: Christian prayer as skillful means

I can see how Christian prayer might conflict with Buddhist meditation, but I would think that saying "Hail Mary's" would be somewhat equivalent to taking refuge in the "Triple Gem". I have never been a Catholic so I can't really say this from experience, but from my "limited" understanding of catho...
by Sweeney
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 1061

Re: I give up

It's okay, just do Life meditation . And then you could go back to more formal sitting practice when you are ready. Life meditation seems to be the most natural form of meditation to me. When i look at different threads on the forum (including this one) i notice that disagreements is surprisingly w...
by Sweeney
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I give up
Replies: 42
Views: 1061

Re: I give up

I really admire you guys and have helped teach me Dhamma and I love buddha for showing the truth but my mind can't handle religion. I'm going to skateboard and learn and exercise my mind. I can't handle religion either... that's why I come here to debate it! Haha! And like David said, "Just do life...
by Sweeney
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "There's a misogynist aspect of Buddhism that nobody talks about"
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: "There's a misogynist aspect of Buddhism that nobody talks about"

(1)There are more rules for nuns (bhikkunis) than monks (bhikkus), 331 as against 227, because while everyone has to control their desires, women have the additional burden of not “arousing the desires of men.” Where does it say that? The majority of the extra rules pertain to issues unique to wome...
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 848

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

In what way? You see, there is an inherently violent Hindu Guru tradition exemplified by Hindu Gurus such as KM & UG; always violently scolding & putting down others; always treating others as though they are not practising & should be practising. This violent tradition of Self & Conceit is not Bud...
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 848

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Sweeney wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Anyway, taste the honey!
As a newbie here, I would recommend to abandon this type of posting. Its unrelated to Dhamma practise.
In what way?
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 848

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

Also not saying there isn't anything in the Sutta's to promote intellectual study, as that is why most of us are here is it not? Just that the retorted analogy Only a heedless fool would open a jar and lick the contents without carefully reading the label about the contents, instructions, expiry dat...
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 848

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

You yourself said you don't believe everything you read in the Sutta's...
My bad, couldn't find the post. I must have seen it somewhere else on Dhamma Wheel. Not sure if it was you or someone else now... Anyway, taste the honey!
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 848

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

Try not to taste the honey by reading the label and licking the jar, just open the lid and taste it directly. There is nothing in the suttas that promote intellectual study. If Ajahn Chah actually said this, it sounds wrong & also illogical. Only a heedless fool would open a jar and lick the conten...
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 1492

Re: Vegetarians and depression

About the statistics regarding women and red meat, If they are women, then it's probably not the red meat per say that they need, but the lack of Iron, which is found in all meats, and in a lot higher quantities in white meat than red. The whole red meat thing is just nonsense propaganda. And I thin...
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are bodily feeling real?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Are bodily feeling real?

Are bodily feeling real? Buddha taught dependent origination without going to the two extremes of existence and non-existence. The question is whether bodily feeling exist. Mosquito bite heats me. I can't say there is no mosquito or my body. I can understand both the mosquito and my body is depende...
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

I recently learned the vipassanā meditation technique according to S. N. Goenka, and was wondering how legitimate it is according to practicing, educated Buddhists. For example, how faithfully does it adhere to the Buddha's teachings, such as the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta? As someone who studied other Sut...
by Sweeney
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 7597

Re: paṇḍaka

LG2V wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:31 pm
In retrospect, I think that "pandaka" generally refers to a homosexual or atypically gendered person.
Please, elaborate more on why you think pandaka means homosexual...
by Sweeney
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 7597

Re: paṇḍaka

It is very healthy for all us to cultivate emotional openness. It is a great blessing if we have friends or confidantes with whom we can discuss anything. If not, we may be able to seek out indviduals or groups who will be happy to hear our story. Should their be an LGBTQI Dhamma Wheel, or would th...