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by Circle5
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1092

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: 1092

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: 1092

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: 542

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: 2625

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: 1332

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: 2625

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: 2625

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: 218

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: 218

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: 218

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...
by Circle5
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: What is delusion?

English language has expressions like "getting hyped up", "don't believe the hype", etc. In my country we call that "getting into a movie". For example teenagers might get hyped up on being cool. Others might get hyped up in the ganger movie. A pimp might get hyped up on how "he is somebody", on how...
by Circle5
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the contact? Can we experience the contact?
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: What is the contact? Can we experience the contact?

What is the contact (Phasa)? Can we experience the contact? Vedana (feeling) and Sanna (perception) follow the contact. Can you experience contact if there is no feeling and perception? When Buddha said "see only the seen" which one he is talking about? Is it contact, feeling or perception? Yes, of...
by Circle5
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 585

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

I think you are into some confusion. Stream entry means just the first step of the noble 8thfold path, which is Right View. A person who has completed the 8th fold path is called an arahant. You do not complete the noble 8thfold path to become a stream enterer. "Stream enterer" means one who "has en...
by Circle5
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 585

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

Actually stream entry requires attaining the Deathless, penetrating to the Sorrowless (asoka) state and witnessing the cessation of sankhara. Faith-Follower and Dhamma-Followers on other hand In 10k pages of nikayas, have you seen a single case where more than contemplation of higher dhamma was req...