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by Pseudobabble
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Value of interfaith studies
Replies: 31
Views: 950

Re: Value of interfaith studies

Have a look at What the Buddha Thought by Richard Gombrich - he shows very well that the Buddha was taking account of Vedic and Upanisadic thought, particularly the BrhadAranyaka and Chandogya Upanisads, as well as standard Vedic Brahminism. Thanks but whatever I have read from Gombrich shows he is...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Value of interfaith studies
Replies: 31
Views: 950

Re: Value of interfaith studies

I'm saying, the Buddha's doctrine is non-sensical without reference to the pre-Buddhistic (i.e. Vedic) context in which it arose. i.e. Concepts such as "samsara" "karma" "moksha" etc were existent before the Buddha was born. So if you have an understanding of Buddhist doctrine, you automatically pi...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha displaying sense of humor
Replies: 18
Views: 145

Re: The Buddha displaying sense of humor

Here is one, quite long, so I've cut it below: "Once, Kevatta, this train of thought arose in the awareness of a certain monk in this very community of monks: 'Where do these four great elements — the earth property, the liquid property, the fire property, and the wind property — cease without remai...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 83
Views: 3594

Re: Fake News

lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:05 am
Seems the people spouting the fake news are the ones claiming everything else is fake news, and their fake news is the real news, in Buddhism this is called delusion.
And you seem curiously certain you know the difference.
by Pseudobabble
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 83
Views: 3594

Re: Fake News

Who does not? But I will be proven correct. You may find this of interest: 'Those who teach a doctrine other than this are lacking in purity, imperfect.' That's what the many sectarians say, for they're smitten with passion for their own views. 'Only here is there purity,' that's what they say. 'In...
by Pseudobabble
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 83
Views: 3594

Re: Fake News

alan wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:33 am
I am right!
I think its pretty clear you want to be right.
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Contemplative March 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Contemplative Month: March 2018

I'm in.
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 28
Views: 404

Re: Social Media

Caodemarte wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:53 pm
alan wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:06 am
Which brings me back to my initial post on DW: Are there any rational people out there?
No.
:goodpost:
by Pseudobabble
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?
Replies: 35
Views: 406

Re: How you conceived the world in thirty years?

Kamran wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:31 pm
The lack of checks and balances makes Plato's Philosopher King model highly susceptible to failure.
:goodpost:
by Pseudobabble
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

And then, use the the profits to support the Clinton Foundation, which then totally colluded with the Russians! Pisses me off, that she gave away all our Uranium, and made all that money on it! What would she do next, If President? If Hillary was elected, she would not put sanctions on Russia! Prov...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2066

Re: Trump - One Year

Yeah, that picture is great one and it is appropriate (I think) to have that excerpt as a title to that picture.....we can all ponder whether the person in the picture is an example of the excerpt or not..... Do you think that in posting that picture you are trying to reveal another person's bad po...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2066

Re: Trump - One Year

"There is the case where a person of no integrity, when unasked, reveals another person's bad points, to say nothing of when asked. Furthermore, when asked, when pressed with questions, he is one who speaks of another person's bad points in full & in detail, without omission, without holding back. ...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleep regulation
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Sleep regulation

Cold shower, anyone? Get up! Sit up! What's your need for sleep? And what sleep is there for the afflicted, pierced by the arrow, oppressed? Get up! Sit up! Train firmly for the sake of peace, Don't let the king of death, — seeing you heedless — deceive you, bring you under his sway. https://www.ac...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Never again look for a sutta!
Replies: 22
Views: 356

Re: Never again look for a sutta!

binocular wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:45 am
How many suttas and other texts do we read and try to remember primarily because we want to fit in among Buddhists, or because we want to be a Buddhist's worthy interlocutor
None. It's for 'personal use only'.
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2066

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings Chownah, Absolutely he trolls them for strategic advantage...absolutely he does that. Any lie that gives him strategic advantage will be told. No, I never said he does it through lies. “No one can resist the truth wrapped in a good joke, and ridicule is your most powerful weapon against t...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2066

Re: Trump - One Year

pulga wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:35 pm
When he views the parade I'd love the President to trick himself out in khaki or camouflage, if only to scare the beejeemees out of his critics.
Image
by Pseudobabble
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Never again look for a sutta!
Replies: 22
Views: 356

Re: Never again look for a sutta!

Greetings, I hereby challenge everyone to become an highly organized reader of suttas, so that nobody ever again looks for a sutta. This means that I challenge everyone, including myself, to make notes when reading suttas, and then to systemize those notes, so that nothing gets lost ever again. Who...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15891

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

lyndon taylor wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:15 am
Nazi apologetics on dhammawheel, say it isn't so!!
Where?
by Pseudobabble
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history
Replies: 38
Views: 713

Re: Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history

The few see the Economic Truth, similar to how the few Arahants easily see the Dhamma Truth. Its mere Science, once there is enough data. No, it isn't science. There is no control experiment, so nobody really has any idea of which variable is causing which effect. Or if you prefer it Popperian, the...