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by Meezer77
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 19
Views: 550

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Why are some groups opposed to the Abhidhamma?
by Meezer77
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 1659

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

I just remembered what he actually said was that couples would procreate purely for the purpose of being able to eat the child once it was born. But isn’t 9 months a long time to wait for your dinner? 🤔
by Meezer77
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 72
Views: 1659

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Is Kali Yuga mentioned in the Suttas or only in Hindu scriptures? I remember an ISKCON guru telling me that when it gets really bad people will start eating their kids. Lovely thought 😊
by Meezer77
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Ven Dhammanando!
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Happy Birthday Ven Dhammanando!

Happy birthday and thanks for answering stuff for me 🎉🎉🎉
by Meezer77
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The best UFO report I've ever read
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: The best UFO report I've ever read

A good argument as to why we should avoid contact with aliens. No guarantee that they are gonna be friendly

by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

Reading the vinaya rules, I’ve been wondering why there are 8 parajikas for nuns yet only 4 for monks. It seems as though if a monk commits a lesser sexual sin he gets a slap on the wrist whereas the nun has to disrobe. That's true with regard to the fifth and eighth bhikkhuni pārājika rules, where...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

But you would think that the men would also be expected to also be dedicated and serious. I'll go as far as saying that it would be hard to make a case against men in general being better suited to maintain the Dispensation. So for example if i know that 1) a mixed and equal Sangha will last 100 ye...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

that i don't deny but most people have no clue and can't even begin to comprehend what it would take to set the wheel of Dhamma in motion for the benefit of many. Or maybe the female form is inferior to the male form, and that's all there is to it. Do you think that this idea of female inferiority ...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

well i can't tell you what it is and i don't know what it is like to be a woman but there are certainly differences between males and females both biological and cultural. Take a look at this one ie; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip7kP_dd6LU I’m not sure I understand the relevance of the video. I...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

The Tathagatas are free from delusion, hatred and conceit. There can be no mysogyny... If the Tathagata did impose different rules there is most certainly a good reason for it. I’m all ears. I’m actually hoping someone can prove me wrong. But one rule for one and so on doesn’t seem fair to my logic...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women


Do you mean misogyny on the part of the Buddha?
If the vinaya that I’m reading is directly as it is from the Buddha then I’m afraid the answer is yes. If the parajikas have been adjusted by others after the Buddha’s time then no.
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

I imagine because consequences are more grave if a woman gets pregnant. But there's a few others about associating with an expelled bhikkhu/bhikkhuni and another about concealing expulsion-worthy offenses, which tells me it is likely the bhikkhunis were more likely to try and conceal another person...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

Reading the vinaya rules, I’ve been wondering why there are 8 parajikas for nuns yet only 4 for monks. It seems as though if a monk commits a lesser sexual sin he gets a slap on the wrist whereas the nun has to disrobe. I’m sure the Buddha wasn’t a slut shamer cos apparently he was compassionate to ...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The best UFO report I've ever read
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: The best UFO report I've ever read

There's no evidence of a hoax... yet. I want to believe. The article states: The object was shaped like an elongated egg or a "Tic Tac", according to Fravor, and was "holding like a Harrier", the jump jet that can take off vertically. Which rather suggests that it might be an advertising gimmick by...
by Meezer77
Wed May 30, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 111
Views: 2398

Re: Compassion for Women

binocular wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 6:17 am
Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 1:04 am
What do you think we should do to address women’s issues respectfully?
Women should stop hating women.
You might find this interesting. But I don’t think what he says only applies to women, I’ve seen men do it too.