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by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

It's ironic then that Buddhism has been described as the "science of the mind", and that insight practice into the three marks looks rather similar to the scientific method of detailed observation based on theories. I deliberately said I don't care about scient ists as opposed to science itself I'm...
by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

I don't care about scientists. It's ironic then that Buddhism has been described as the "science of the mind", and that insight practice into the three marks looks rather similar to the scientific method of detailed observation based on theories. I deliberately said I don't care about scient ists a...
by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Kiri Amma Dana - Sri Lanka
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Kiri Amma Dana - Sri Lanka

"Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is an outcaste of a lay follower, a stain of a lay follower, a dregs of a lay follower . Which five? He/she does not have conviction [in the Buddha's Awakening]; is unvirtuous; is eager for protective charms & ceremonies; trusts protective charms &...
by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology
Replies: 23
Views: 370

Re: in my opinion the buddha knew science and technology

But the proper response to such a claim isn't to simply try to "think of explanations" against it....that's intellectually dishonest & quite obviously undermines anything you'll say, given you've clearly decided upon your conclusion beforehand irrespective of what evidence there might be. Its the o...
by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Do you think modern physiological science is complete & perfected? Do you think it's infallible? I certainly don't & would not be the least bit surprised if discoveries were made in the future that changed the dominant perspective on these processes. I think it’s safe to say that their isn’t a fire...
by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

to be fair, it seems there were at least a couple people who leaned towards yes but didn't answer out of fear of not speaking based on realization.
by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

team-buddha still winning :clap: but just by a bit :weep:
by dylanj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharmas are not authorative
Replies: 12
Views: 128

Re: Dharmas are not authorative

chownah wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:09 am

dylanj,
This is the 'connections' thread so presenting a sutra for discussing its connection to theravada is acceptable I think.
chonwah
yes i'm not question the validity of the post, just asking if the connection can be pointed out
by dylanj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you live up to the Buddha's standards for a dhamma practicer?
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Do you live up to the Buddha's standards for a dhamma practicer?

will add this even tho it has been posted recently; Candala Sutta: The Outcaste "Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is an outcaste of a lay follower, a stain of a lay follower, a dregs of a lay follower. Which five? He/she does not have conviction [in the Buddha's Awakening]; is unvi...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you live up to the Buddha's standards for a dhamma practicer?
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Do you live up to the Buddha's standards for a dhamma practicer?

Pseudobabble wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:00 pm
dylanj wrote: Do you live up to the Buddha's standards for a dhamma practicer?
Not yet.
Do you live up to the standards in the quotes?
by dylanj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Pseudobabble wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:45 pm
dylanj wrote:
Very nice, Dylan. If the Buddha told you up was down, would you believe it?
i would believe every word that came out of his mouth. however, unfactual & untrue words would not come out of his mouth.
by dylanj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

If the Buddha told me the Earth is flat I would believe it. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: https://i.imgur.com/lrgPdnc.png "For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this: 'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a di...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

If someone told me that the Buddha told the earth was flat and i could not disprove it i would believe it. right, what i meant is if i was face-to-face with him, but what you said applies also what i meant is that for example in regards to the "alleged corruption" in the Sutta, i still hold them as...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

rightviewftw wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:25 pm
dylanj wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:22 pm
If the Buddha told me the Earth is flat I would believe it.
If someone told me that the Buddha told the earth was flat and i could not disprove it i would believe it.
right, what i meant is if i was face-to-face with him, but what you said applies also
by dylanj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 92
Views: 646

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

If the Buddha told me the Earth is flat I would believe it. I don't care about scientists. I don't understand why people are so obsessed with them - they are the priests of the materialist religion. They are deluded beings following their own inclinations & biases with financial, political, social &...