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by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

But I still don't know whether this is The Truth or not. It's what Buddhism says. I'm not a Buddhist. Sure. But this is what Buddhism asserts. Therefore, if Sam Harris does not adhere to what Buddhism asserts, Sam cannot be enlightened according to Buddhism. Note: Since Sam appeared to support the ...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 16
Views: 184

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

The sensual pleasure craving (kama tanha) is Craving . Craves for 5 sense objects I am not sure about the above. I think before a sense object is "sensual" is must be regarded as "beautiful", "sexy", "delicious", etc. Such ideas of "beautiful", "sexy", "delicious" are called "themes" ("nimitta"), s...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

I think this is a bit idiosyncratic. :smile: OK. Thanks. But I still don't know what the term " transcendent morality " means? However, I sense it means a nature created objective morality that inherently exists within the cellular genetics of people and animals, such, as: 129. All tremble at viole...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide

... this act will result in bad karma and only worsen his next life in the view of Buddhism. Welcome friend While I have not read 100% of the Buddha's reported teachings, I have never read the above idea explicitly taught by the Buddha. I have only ever read MN 144 , which appears to say that a per...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 16
Views: 184

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

This logic appears to be incorrect. The link you provided says nothing. My logic seems correct; per SN 12.2. "And what is becoming? These three are becomings: sensual becoming, form becoming, & formless becoming. This is called becoming. "And what is clinging? These four are clingings: sensuality c...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

A transcendent morality is one that is beyond the worldly, fleshly interests and self-interests, but is "the ultimate sense of right and wrong". So transcendent morality is the inherent ( sabhava ) Law of Nature ( Dhamma Niyama ; Kamma Niyama ) or Law of God, described below? Whether or not there i...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 542
Views: 23838

Re: POTUS 2017

Greetings Hi Paul. I previously posted about the donation given by the Zionist war hawk; who supports Americans sacrificing their taxation & human lives for Israel and who, according to media, has called for genocide or holocaust in Iran. Its called "bribery". Sheldon Adelson gives $30 million in b...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

Petersen says, "The proposition that underlies Western culture is that there is a transcendent morality." He says that this transcendent morality can also be personified as God, or not; but that he's not making an argument for God. It's that the radical atheists (New Atheists like Dawkins and Harri...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 16
Views: 184

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

See the following link. I quoted the suttas already. The Buddha did not teach Kama, Bhava & Vibhava Tanha in Dependent Origination (except in the questionable DN 15) but did teach Kama, Bhava & Vibhava Tanha in the Four Noble Truths. Four Noble Truths is short summary version. Dependent Origination...
by DooDoot
Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?
Replies: 16
Views: 184

Re: What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana?

What is the difference between Tanha and Upadana? SW. Are you asking this question about the difference between Tanha and Upadana because you genuinely don't know the answer? Or are you asking this question to generate discussion? Why Buddha did not say Tanha Paccya Bhava? But in SN 56.11 the Buddh...
by DooDoot
Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

In addition: 5. The speaker often speaks of a " transcendent god" however, apart from some lip-service (e.g. Matthew 5:45 ), the god generally has remained a " tribal god ". A real transcendent god is described as follows: And he lets his mind pervade one quarter of the world with thoughts of Love, ...
by DooDoot
Tue May 22, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 25
Views: 357

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

I found the following issues with the speech: 1. It highlighted a character in Dostoyevsky's book who struggled with his "conscience". It seems this "conscience" was sufficient for moral guidance; at least in hindsight. 2. The belief in "God" appears to have not brought peace to the world; with Worl...
by DooDoot
Mon May 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam

Most of your post is off-topic. Not every topic is to be used as a dumping ground for your anusayā. Sila-anusaya (although anusaya are regarded by most scholars to fall into the unwholesome). :) That part which does address the U.S. and China is based on what exactly? Based on principles of free-en...
by DooDoot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would hells come to exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: How would hells come to exist?

That line of thinking is primarily Judeo-Christian, that the heavens and the earths were created. There does not appear to be a quote from the Bible that refers to the creation of "hell"; apart from hell that results from kamma. Matthew 5:22.. if you call your brother a worthless fool you will be i...
by DooDoot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam

US economic dominance has historically often been maintained by mafia thuggery; such as the elite US families involved in the Opium Wars ; a trade that has continued to US control of Afghan opium today. Most, maybe all, of the regime change activities, were for economic agendas, such as 1953 Iranian...
by DooDoot
Sun May 20, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 102
Views: 2667

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

What was Syria like under Assad from 2000 to 2010? World Affairs - Non-Partisan and Objective 5 months ago Bashar al-Assad came to power in July 2000. The first faux Arab Spring protests started in Feb 2011. So what was Syria like for those 11 years? First, during that period, there were no big pro...
by DooDoot
Sun May 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Trump's not smart enough to know that humans are animals, he didn't learn much in school!! Trump's not smart enough to know that homo sapiens that engage in wanton violence like he does are also animals, he didn't learn much in Dhamma school!! Trump is part of a "gang". Sooner, I say, would that bl...
by DooDoot
Sun May 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 542
Views: 23838

Re: POTUS 2017

Trumps #1 Donor, Sheldon Adelson, wants U.S. to nuke Iran [wonder if he’d accept Chemical or Bio Weapons?] Published on May 13, 2018: Bernie Sanders: Clearly Sheldon Adelson Has Influence Over Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbfMHQVNTAo From 2012: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why...
by DooDoot
Sun May 20, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

the origin of the world is unconjecturable Lokacintā, bhikkhave, acinteyyā, na cintetabbā; https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.077.than.html AN 4.77 does not mention "origin" of the world. SN 12.44 seems to clearly say "asava" are the origin ( samudaya ) of the world. Dwelling at ...
by DooDoot
Sat May 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the asavas the default state of mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Are the asavas the default state of mind?

So I guess I answered my own question, if we were enlightened we wouldn't be born at all in the first place, thus it is not possible to be born enlightened. My immediate thought was the same as the above, i.e., you answered your own question. I think the error in your view is you seem to believe Bu...