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by BasementBuddhist
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why are we trying to protect religion?
Replies: 24
Views: 358

Re: Why are we trying to protect religion?

I don't try to protect Buddhism. The Buddha said it will eventually dissappear, and then another Buddha will come along. It's a natural thing, so I let it go. Clinging to "Buddhism" just creates suffering, or so I have experienced. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's how I feel. :goodpost: Well put! There ...
by BasementBuddhist
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual misconduct
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Sexual misconduct

Cutting out Porn is difficult, although I wouldn't say I'm addicted. You do start to feel really sleazy and f*** up after enough days of watching, especially if you're into something rough. If, like me, you aren't ready to swear a vow of Chastity or stop masturbating, mostly instead of porn just try...
by BasementBuddhist
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2695

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

Just because the world is filled with ignorance, and this ignorance causes women to be seen as inferior, doesn't mean we should just go along with the idea. We are seeking to remove ignorance, not submit to it. Also, if the core message of the text isn't lost, then why does it matter if we use he or...
by BasementBuddhist
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Suburbia - stupidest development in modern history ?
Replies: 24
Views: 769

Re: Suburbia - stupidest development in modern history ?

I just have to say, living in Michigan, Grand Rapids is a great city! Night clubs, sports arenas, tall (relatively) buildings! Fancy hotels, a vast diversity in dining establishments. Museums. Theaters. A real, genuine city. Decently busy. It is not just houses. Sorry sir, you are wrong. America has...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Survivalism and Dhamma
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: Survivalism and Dhamma

It's all about why you are prepping; If you are worried about yourself and preventing death, I think that is definitely counter to Buddhist principals. If you are doing it for others to ease their fears of the future then I think that is compassion and it is perfectly within the realm of buddhism. O...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 3195

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

I always thought it was a low thing to do. If he did just sneak off in the night, it was pretty cowardly and selfish in the moment.
by BasementBuddhist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Fake News Awards

Greetings, Because he's great... :heart: Do you hear the people sing? Singing the songs of angry men? It is the music of the people Who will not be slaves again! #ReleaseTheMemo :focus: Metta, Paul. :) While I care very little for politics seeing as the lives of the common man *usually* change litt...
by BasementBuddhist
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How to live the three dhamma seals?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: How to live the three dhamma seals?

I've always preferred to think of Not-self as interdependence. When you look at everything as a great chain of causes and conditions, impermanence follows naturally. Curiosity is a HUGE asset when it comes to practice. When you look closely at things blades of grass, rivers, the way trees move in th...
by BasementBuddhist
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sunlun Sayadaw method
Replies: 114
Views: 6415

Re: Sunlun Sayadaw method

I sometimes use a breathing method similar to this to wake up when groggy. Its also good for making yourself feel euphoric. Actually, whim Hoff and Tibetan Buddhists have some pretty interesting breathing methods too. Give them a try, it might be a bit of wasted time, but of you plug it in to a time...
by BasementBuddhist
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation as a Partial Alternative to Sleep
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Meditation as a Partial Alternative to Sleep

I get at most 5hrs of sleep a night because of my work schedule. I find a good solid block of meditation on waking up really helps.
by BasementBuddhist
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for a new way
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Looking for a new way

Welcome to Dhamma wheel, Buddhism will remake your world, if you let it. It takes time and hard work, but it is worth it.
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 154
Views: 6911

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

This is a fun question to consider if you take a moment to stop considering Muhammad as some barbaric Muslim "other" and just sit with it for a while.

Also, I hate to point this out but Respect is much like Self, variable, a matter of opinion, and entirely dependent on who is asking.
by BasementBuddhist
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Hot Topics (News)
Topic: Islamophobia - A nonsense term?
Replies: 55
Views: 1992

Re: Islamophobia - A nonsense term?

I don't understand why you're thinking all Muslims are to be feared just because some are terrorists is rational. Some minorities are criminals, so lets fear ALL minorities. Not Rational. Some white guys are White supremacists so lets fear ALL white guys. Not Rational. Some dogs bite, so lets fear ...
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 3935

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

Copy-paste where I said that. I'm searching for it, but can't find it. If I remember correctly, It was in a thread where this kid was going on about how his anxiety medication had really helped, and you started going off on him for using it, saying it was a crutch. That you'd suffered a lot, dealt ...
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 3935

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

There is no primary self. Just the blood, tissue, bone, cells, and mind that make up this particular creature. You can try to go on about self not existing and therefore there being no one to achieve anything, but we both know (Or should know) that this semantics. /.../ And I'm not teaching anyone ...
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 3935

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

binocular wrote:Looks like you're a secular buddhist too.
No, I already explained that I believe in Rebirth.
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 3935

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

So many many many of you don't understand dispassion at all. Thank the gods that we have you, to passionately teach us dispassion! There is no primary self. Just the blood, tissue, bone, cells, and mind that make up this particular creature. You can try to go on about self not existing and therefor...
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 3935

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

Apathy is looking at something with bored indifference and not caring. I see the world just as it is and choose to accept it. Why should I fear something that is an integral part of the universe? Rebirth is the way it is for all who have not achieved Enlightenment. It is like fearing the heat of fir...
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 3935

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

What is the danger? We doubt, we end up in hell or as an animal. These things are the way it is. It will be extremely unpleasant. So is breaking my leg, or getting cancer, or burning to death, but that is just the way it is. That is how the universe works. It is nature. To fear these things and see ...
by BasementBuddhist
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 3935

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

I think, if secular Buddhists want to be secular Buddhists let them be secular Buddhists. Rebirth means nothing in this life, other than as a motivator or an end goal. I don't understand why people always get hung up on it. "Monks, these two slander the Tathagata. Which two? He who explains what wa...