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by ToVincent
Tue May 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What century is there in France ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1079

Re: What century is there in France ?

There Poṭṭhapāda was sitting with his crowd of wanderers, all shouting and making a great commotion, indulging in various kinds of unedifying conversation (lit: animal talks - tiracchāna-katha), such as about kings, robbers, ministers, armies, dangers, wars, food, drink, clothes, beds, garlands, per...
by ToVincent
Mon May 01, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The 1st foundation of mindfullness
Replies: 26
Views: 388

Re: The 1st foundation of mindfullness

If I was Mara the Evil one, or one of his quisling, the first thing I would do, would be to make things as fuzzy as possible, about Buddha's message on two paramount accounts. The first is about yoniso manasikara (striving after, with the mind, from the beginning,) and the second about breath. And w...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso

It's noteworthy that the adjective ' yoniso ' applies as well to padhāna (striving, endeavour) Interestingly enough, the PTS gives the following details: Padhāna,(nt.) [fr.pa+dhā] The root √dhā in the Pali is the same than in Sanskrit: धा √dhā] In the Monnier Williams, धा √ dhā has the following me...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali term: ayoniso manasikāra
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Pali term: ayoniso manasikāra

I would guess that represents pretty much everyone, including the best experts we have. Not being a religious person, I still believe that philosophy comes from it; and particularly the Indian philosophy. The religious books of the Indians, namely the Vedas, are the basis of the Indian philosophy. ...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The 1st foundation of mindfullness
Replies: 26
Views: 388

Re: The 1st foundation of mindfullness

I see here another love for opinions, which Buddha considers in MN 74, as the three feelings: here to stay, and being such. You don't argue about feelings - and you should not argue about opinions; for the same reason. They are there; like feelings - different feelings; different opinions - period. ...
by ToVincent
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali term: ayoniso manasikāra
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Pali term: ayoniso manasikāra

Yoniso manasikara means literarly: striving after with the mind (mano), from the origin (womb) . Note: Karoti: "Undertake" (RV.), or even closer to Buddha's time and location "strive after" (ŚBr.). Notice how in SN 4.4 padhānā has the same meaning; viz. striving, exertion. With s...
by ToVincent
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Theosophy

For me, theosophy is quite the opposite of Buddhism. It is much closer to late brahmanism (post-Buddhist), versed in the angiras unauspicious part of the atharva "veda"; with its lots of magic. Buddhism can be summed up by the following sutta: https://suttacentral.net/sn35.238 ; whose telo...
by ToVincent
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Double slit experiment and Buddhism!
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Double slit experiment and Buddhism!

Probability is information. It is neither matter, nor energy - yet it needs matter & energy to be expressed. The quantum wave (probability amplitude wave,) is just an abstract number; just a probability. Once the particle (single reality/actuality) is detected, the interfering probability amplit...
by ToVincent
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What Nikaya to start with when reading the Sutta Pitaka?
Replies: 16
Views: 3256

Re: What Nikaya to start with when reading the Sutta Pitaka?

Go to here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kmgzaqkth6vxf40/BuddhistTexts.zip download (safe - only html and the basic short javascript is harmless) - and install (very good translation). Then go here: https://justpaste.it/11ovc And read these suttas starting with SN 12, SN 22, SN 35 and SN 45 These are t...
by ToVincent
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 586
Views: 80586

Re: Joke!!!

- Please, draw us a bulding.
- But I am a network architect.
- What? - No, I say "draw us a building".

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by ToVincent
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Buddhist Transhumanism
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: On Buddhist Transhumanism

... I don't have anything against transhumanism; as long as it is shared, and not mandatory. But the gist of Buddhism is to get the hell out of the world. I don't really see how you can manage to be a transhumanist and a Buddhist. Do you mean that you are attempting to reach the goal of nibbana thr...
by ToVincent
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Marine Le Pen and monasticism
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Marine Le Pen and monasticism

I took it to be praising traditional French values and aspirations, over the globalist agenda of the European Union. Traditional values of the french are not Marine Le Pen's. And the danger is not the european union; for it is definitely not the european union that set up this mess in the arab worl...
by ToVincent
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Marine Le Pen and monasticism
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Marine Le Pen and monasticism

(252) Easily seen is the fault of others, but one's own fault is difficult to see. Like chaff one winnows another's faults, but hides one's own, even as a crafty fowler hides behind sham branches. (253) He who seeks another's faults, who is ever censorious — his cankers grow. He is far from destruc...
by ToVincent
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Marine Le Pen and monasticism
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Marine Le Pen and monasticism

This meme would also suggest that robes shall remain acceptable... I suppose that the bright spark who draw that tasteful meme, had previously checked data on poverty in the world. Usual french bashing. Reality vs. delusion, I suppose. Once again, I will give an example of that delusion. French bas...
by ToVincent
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Marine Le Pen and monasticism
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Marine Le Pen and monasticism

Quoting the article linked below " Le Pen’s proposal aims to extend a 2004 law banning headscarves and other “ostentatious” religious symbols in classrooms to all public spaces. While the 2004 law covers all religions, it is aimed at Muslims." Just wondering if this law gets passed, it wi...
by ToVincent
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Buddhist Transhumanism
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: On Buddhist Transhumanism

we will invent new medicines and medicinal technology to extend our lifespans and attempt to improve our quality of life, ... What do you mean? I don't see what that has to do with transhumanism (and/or Buddhism)? Do you mean that if you are pro-technology, it means that you are buddhist - and more...
by ToVincent
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Buddhist Transhumanism
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: On Buddhist Transhumanism

Hi Javi, I would argue the opposite actually, that the Buddha was quite a radical and flexible thinker, who introduced new ideas or radically transformed old ones. Sure - But in a pretty conservative way, as far as not letting that continuous and pervasive construct of an atman-brahman stuff to get ...
by ToVincent
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Buddhist Transhumanism
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: On Buddhist Transhumanism

... What you have to understand is that Buddha was a conservative person. His reaction to the Upaniṣadic revolution of equating Atman with Brahman, is resumed in his reaction and answer to the question from the ignorant monk in SN 22.82: Anattakatāni kammāni kathamattānaṃ phusissantī”ti? What self,...
by ToVincent
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The whole body, not the heart, as "seat of consciousness": the Buddha's view
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: The whole body, not the heart, as "seat of consciousness": the Buddha's view

... Not only in the Upaniṣads. You can find such references in the the Samhitas, Brahmanas, or Aranyakas. For instance this Brahmana reference: The heart he bastes (with clotted ghee) first of all; for the heart is the self (soul), the mind; and the clotted ghee is the breath (the vital force-prāṇa...
by ToVincent
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma: The Law of Moral Causation
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Kamma: The Law of Moral Causation

The Law of Kamma is the Law of the 21st century; as motion was the law of the 17th, or relativity the law of the 20th. It is the law of information. As such, any byproduct should be conceive as that Law (of kamma); coming from it; not independently from it. We are just living (and entering) into the...

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