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by Circle5
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self view and conceit
Replies: 86
Views: 4688

Re: Self view and conceit

Of course conceit is different than self view. Self view is an opinion, an opinion based on wrong understanding and lack of information about how things actually work. Conceit is a mental tendency, same as the tendency towards calmness. Yet, this tendency colors most of our experience. How does it w...
by Circle5
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2019

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

Sam Vara wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:39 pm
I know people who would claim that (say) Nanavira and Ajahn Chah are not Theravada
:spy: :stirthepot:
and would close threads relating to them, too...
Problems so far have been keeping them open


:spy: :toast:
by Circle5
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A debating hall open to non-buddhist
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: A debating hall open to non-buddhist

I don't think you are winning them over, judging by this reply: :tongue: Lol :D Everybody makes mistakes in debates. Though overall I found them to be pretty weak. I expected a little better from a 20 vs 1 debate. But atheist have always been the weakest debating partners, weaker than postmodernist...
by Circle5
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A debating hall open to non-buddhist
Replies: 8
Views: 528

A debating hall open to non-buddhist

Has anyone here ever been to a big forum ? Cause I did. Can you imagine ? A provincial guy from DW like me, being on a big forum, among all those shiny lights and tall topics ? When was the last time you ever saw a 50 page topic ? I've been on forums so big that you literally get lost in the categor...
by Circle5
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1578

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

I have gotten the impression that the discourse of Ajahn Sujato does not lack in knowledge of scripture. Which would make me very careful to reject any discussion happening on SuttaCentral -- which happens, as it was implied rightly or wrongly, happens with his tacit approval -- out of hand and wit...
by Circle5
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1578

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

I was a member of a buddhist forum and after posting for awhile I began to see how the administration seemed to think that those who ran the site should be looked up to and venerated just because of their position of authority. Once I had clearly seen that this is what was happening I dropped it li...
by Circle5
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1578

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

What i learned when i read the first link in the OP is how much establishing and operating Buddhist website can cost in terms of money, effort and time. I hope i can learn how to use them properly. Was that number for real lol ? About the problem in question, I could not agree more. That has been m...
by Circle5
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Identity View
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: Identity View

The idea of the sutta is that nothing can be considered self, that there is no self whatsoever. Same as there is no self in a computer, which is a good example. There is just the metal, the plastic, the software, etc. but there is no self inside. You can not say that the metal of the computer belong...
by Circle5
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3221

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

For example, these are Russians . These too . And these as well. What ethnic group are the last ones from that list ? I've never seen such people before. Its good you don't have gypsies in Russia. Blacks are non-existent here in Romania either except for a 1 to 5 blacks playing at the local bastket...
by Circle5
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Being Offended
Replies: 45
Views: 2381

Re: Being Offended

Wisdom means knowing how to think efficienty, it means "knowing the pathways of the mind". For example notice how football players speak at interviews after a match. If the match was a tie, you will hear something like "it's good that we at least got a point. We had some bad luck, but overall we are...
by Circle5
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3221

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Is there a tribunal in any country of this world that would punish the son of a person for what his father did ? An innocent person punished for the deed of another different person ? This is the argument that I bring to christians that claim people born without hands or feet, with mental handicaps,...
by Circle5
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3221

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

As a person from eastern europe, (romania is latin not slavic), I too laugh about many aspects of protestant countries especially politics, but overall we have to admit their culture is probably superior. Maybe it's detrimental on the individual level when trying to progress as a buddhist (due to la...
by Circle5
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D

Elitist hype in action right here :coffee: What? I'm agreeing with you and giving another good example of how making the language relevant to a particular group does work, like you say. I was joking :D Note that I am not a native english speaker and words like "hype" do not have jargon or low class...
by Circle5
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:45 am
Fair point. :anjali: It reminds me of when Noah Levine coined his "Punk Dhamma" that used subcultural language to teach the dhamma to a different group who would not have been interested in the "normal" mainstream translations.
Elitist hype in action right here :coffee:
by Circle5
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Hype theory - Buddhism in a nutshell :D

Following a reply of mine from this topic about delusion, I've decided to start this topic. It's a quite simple subject but I believe it is important because in a way it's buddhism written in modern language. If I were to put buddhism into 1 sentence, that sentence would be rule nr. 48 of the 48 rul...