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by DooDoot
Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 11
Views: 102

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: 11
Views: 102

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: 96

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: 162

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: 96

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: 2642

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: 978

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: 540
Views: 23642

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: 169

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: 169

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...
by DooDoot
Sat May 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.

“A comparison of the Pāli and Chinese versions of Okkantika Saṃyutta, Uppāda Saṃyutta, Kilesa Saṃyutta and Rāhula Saṃyutta, early Buddhist discourses on entering, arising, affliction, and the Venerable Rāhula”, in Journal of Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, 2018 (14): 20-36. Choong in the articl...
by DooDoot
Sat May 19, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 670

Re: no birth without rebirth

That's quite the proclamation. I guess by contrast I am meant to assume that everything you say has a "basis in experience and reality" ? Like a fundamentalist Christian attempting to convince me about the reality of "God" or a Cultural Marxist attempting to preach the (imagined) virtues of Feminis...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 98
Views: 1305

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

You don't even live in the UK, No_Mind, ..... so why on earth are you even reading this gossip from a fashion magazine and speculating wildly about it too? We are (exploited) colonies & thus brainwashed. As children, we were forced to sing: "God Save The Queen". "Advance Australia Fair" is the nati...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 670

Re: no birth without rebirth

I recall there is a sutta saying that the Buddha remembered he was a stream entry in previous life , I can't remember which sutta . Maybe you can't remember because there might be no such sutta. Wow. Ok, I don't know what to say. Are you angry with me for some reason? What you wrote, again, has no ...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 670

Re: no birth without rebirth

Suffering occurs after the termination of life because there is rebirth. Suffering also occurs now because there was rebirth into this life. Suffering occurs due to separation from the loved or clinging with love to something that has changed. "Death" in this life must occur before suffering in thi...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 670

Re: no birth without rebirth

To me, this passage is pointing out how lack of mindfulness leads to the continuation of dependent origination, which leads to continual rebirth, sickness, aging, death, suffering, etc...However, in my mind the possibility remains that a person who has realized a Noble path or fruit dwells with min...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Cakkhu Sutta SN 18.1. The Eye, etc.

can you do chiggala sutta sometime There are two Chiggala Sutta: (i) SN 56.47 explanatory version and (ii) unexplanatory version SN 56.48 . Which version to do? These suttas could be thought of as an expansion on the Buddha's second discourse: SN 22.59, Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta SN 22.59, The Characteri...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 670

Re: no birth without rebirth

"Bhikkhus, the descent of the embryo takes place through the union of three things. Here, there is the union of the mother and father, but the mother is not in season, and the gandhabba is not present - in this case no descent of an embryo takes place. Here, there is the union of the mother and fat...
by DooDoot
Fri May 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 670

Re: no birth without rebirth

is it absolutely necessary for a person to die without mindfulness? Is unconscious transmigration an inviolable law of the Universe? Based on the teachings, it seems death must occur without mindfulness, as follows: He dwells with mindfulness unestablished , with limited awareness. He doesn't disce...
by DooDoot
Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 670

Re: no birth without rebirth

Why do you think bodhisatta that have sati-sampajanna don't have right view and know the 8FP ? In Theravada, a Bodhisatta is unenlightened. If a Bodhisatta is unenlightened, a Bodhisatta cannot know the 8FP. Therefore, returning to the topic, if I quote some suttas about the unenlightened Bodhisatt...