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by DooDoot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 488
Views: 10459

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand the Buddha to be making a distinction between being born into a set category (esp. of holiness) and being judged by one's actions; and that in the context of castes or what have you, these distinctions are conventional and by no means concrete realities. I ...
by DooDoot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sanna and Vijnana
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Sanna and Vijnana

"Feeling, perception, & consciousness are conjoined, friend, not disjoined. It is not possible, having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them. For what one feels, that one perceives. What one perceives, that one cognizes. Therefore these qualities are conjoined, not...
by DooDoot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 488
Views: 10459

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

I also don't think the Buddha could be describe as pro-caste or class, either. If you look at his formation of the Sangha, at any rate, you'll see that it's a communal, democratic, and caste-free structure, so... I am not sure what is on or off-topic here but the above appeared to say correctly his...
by DooDoot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sanna and Vijnana
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Sanna and Vijnana

adosa wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:57 pm
So basically nobody knows
My answer was disapproved of? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong with the three lives model of DO?
Replies: 31
Views: 425

Re: What is wrong with the three lives model of DO?

It is well supported in that we find said model in old texts such as the Patisambhidamagga, Petakopadesa, Nettipakaraṇa, Abhidhamma works ... Please kindly quote or substantiate from the above texts. Thanks 2. The Section Derived from the Abstract Teaching 2.1. The Conditions Tetrad With ignorance ...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 488
Views: 10459

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

For an easy example, let's take healthcare. In Buddhism, my impression is healthcare is regarded as one of the four requisites (paccaya) rather than "left-leaning". I think that is how monastics should view it in terms of "social justice". In my country, supporting universal, single-player healthca...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks/Buddhists during Buddhas lifetime
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Monks/Buddhists during Buddhas lifetime

If you read Vinaya you will have a fair idea. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/vin/index.html The Vinaya gives the impression arahant monks with large organs slept a lot during the day & were collectively-copulated by groups of lusty Tantric women. Was it mostly spent in meditation, in mind...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 488
Views: 10459

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Care to clarify? I'm not sure what you're asking here. it seems left-leaning thinking & right-leaning thinking may veer away from the Middle-Way. for example, Bhikkhu Buddhadadsa, who was a monastic, once said: When someone sees the world this way, instead of getting caught in the dualisms and maki...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: abhaya sutta, untrue vs false
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: abhaya sutta, untrue vs false

Since true and factual are basically the same thing, was he just repeating the same idea twice? hi. Although unlikely, it is possible the translator has translated one Pali word ("taccha") as two English words ("true+real"). taccha true, being really so; what is true, truth. Der. fr. tathā + ya = t...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 488
Views: 10459

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Jason wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:32 pm
I would like to think so, yes. I wasn't even interested in politics until after years of Buddhist study and practice, and I definitely came out of that process or evolution more left-leaning.
How can the above be reconciled with Monastics who preach the Middle-Way? Thanks
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Propagating false beliefs
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: Propagating false beliefs

lostitude wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:35 pm
At the same time I feel at odds with the Qur’anic message...
What aspects of the message bothers you? Thanks
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: hungry ghost

confusedlayman wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:17 pm
thanks
:thumbsup: :heart: :bow:
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: who is the god of israel
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: who is the god of israel

An asura, with the doctrine of punishment. Refer to SN 11.5, which distinguishes between the doctrine of devas & the doctrine of asuras. Possibly why Jesus attempted to put lipstick in this pig and give it a facelift to being a 'deva' or 'brahma' but it didn't work. :pig:
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: hungry ghost

A hungry ghost asks and asks and asks for more but is never satisfied ;) :heart: And when given, is never grateful; never says thank you. :| What is the cause and condition for rebirth in hungry ghost? Lust. Non-contentment. if hungry ghost come in to human state, what is the charecters that is ret...
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I am struggling. Was consciousness the most important aggregate according to the Buddha?
Replies: 30
Views: 562

Re: I am struggling. Was consciousness the most important aggregate according to the Buddha?

SteRo wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:44 pm
affirmation of "puthujjana" is not different from conceit.
No. The Buddha was free from conceit and used the term "puthujjana" often. Conceit = I am.