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by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Compassion in Theravada

Greetings Paul, their practice can only result at best in rebirth in the brahma realm... Yet if awareness of the impermanence of metta is cultivated, the future is bright! AN 4.126 Metta Sutta "Monks, there are these four types of individuals to be found existing in the world. Which four? "There is...
by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 12
Views: 99

Re: Feminism for men

Greetings Stiphan, That's great, but does it address the issues females face other than the goal of equality? Which goals... supremacy?! :o :tongue: Safety and security to name one. I think you can combine both, though, and you could also add men's rights and you have a "full house". It's true that...
by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 7
Views: 31

Re: Merry Christmas!

Greetings Stiphan, You're very recognizable there! Moreso than the person to your right, who I hope is supposed to be Santa! Merry Christmas. Metta, Paul. :) Merry Christmas, Paul! Do you mean I look the same? Yes, that's Santa. It's actually my Kindergarten female teacher whose name escapes me... ...
by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Compassion in Theravada

In Mahāyāna, in contrast, compassion is dealt a central place. When I think of it, it seems that their two most cherished qualities are prajñā (wisdom) and karuṇā (compassion). Although, strangely, it is missing from their six perfections (pāramitā): generosity, virtue, patience, concentration and ...
by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 7
Views: 31

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Loved Christmas as a kid.
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by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 12
Views: 99

Re: Feminism for men

Greetings, Rather than divide up things by gender, I'm more inclined towards egalitarianism . May all beings be happy. Metta, Paul. :) That's great, but does it address the issues females face other than the goal of equality? I think you can combine both, though, and you could also add men's rights...
by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 12
Views: 99

Feminism for men

I am deeply concerned about the various issues and struggles that women and girls face on a daily basis and I want them to achieve emancipation and equality and equity. I don't know if that automatically makes me a feminist, but I should perhaps do more than just feel concern. Perhaps speaking up or...
by Stiphan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Compassion in Theravada

If I was going to suggest a brahma-vihara that gets neglected even more than compassion, it would by altrustic/sympathetic joy. Metta, Paul. :) I fully agree! Sympathetic joy is really neglected! I prefer calling it: "enthusiasm about others" or "rejoicing in others' success", but these are too wor...
by Stiphan
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Compassion in Theravada

(sorry for the post being long) I am Theravādin because I believe it to be the authentic tradition that keeps most firmly to what the Buddha actually taught than the other schools of Buddhism whose sutras I doubt the authenticity of, to whatever extent. However, earlier this year I dipped my toes in...
by Stiphan
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 17
Views: 169

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

If you blanked out of consciousness, how can you recall it? If you slept, how can you recall it? I just remembered what happened before I lost consciousness, and when I "woke up" after the loss of consciousness I looked at the time and it was 6 or so minutes; for some reason, I had looked at the ti...
by Stiphan
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 17
Views: 169

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

I experienced a moment of blanking out of consciousness and seem to remember reading about this as a side effect of insight meditation (which i do not practice, i do a chan method). It was disconcerting, like being completly gone for a split second while wide awake and then blinking back into exist...
by Stiphan
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 44
Views: 643

Re: How much happy are you?

DNS wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm
I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.
I think the poll system only allows for 10 options, doesn't it. Would be worth increasing it if that's the case.
by Stiphan
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 44
Views: 643

Re: How much happy are you?

Spiny Norman wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 am
Stiphan wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
Mine are going down due to seasonal bah-humbuggery. :tongue:
Oh no! Why does Christmas perturb you, if I may ask.
by Stiphan
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 44
Views: 643

Re: How much happy are you?

Sarath, thank goodness you made the poll editable because my happiness percentages are rising. :smile:
by Stiphan
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 406

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

At certain points, I believed that telling lies is the worst offence out of the five precepts, and that has some substance to it, because it is said that in his Bodhisatta career, the person that was to become the Buddha broke all precepts except the fourth - he never told a single lie in all those ...
by Stiphan
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 24
Views: 396

Re: I am back

Cittasanto wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 am
:anjali:
Good to see you back
Thanks, Cittasanto! :anjali:
by Stiphan
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 24
Views: 396

Re: I am back

I used this term from modern psychology But we can understand in terms of seventeen thought moments in Abhidhamma. I know you are not a fan of Abhidhamma. In Abhidhamma there are certain Citta does not complete the whole thought process. So they perhaps vanish even before they have a major impact o...
by Stiphan
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 64
Views: 22314

Re: Pali pronunciation

Thank you for the links, Dmytro! I think all Slavic languages have very similar pronunciation to each other, and maybe all of them may be closer to the Indian Prakrit languages Sanskrit and Pāḷi (I don't know how Hindi sounds) than the Germanic languages. I think Italians and Spaniards might also fi...
by Stiphan
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 24
Views: 396

Re: I am back

What is "inner mind"? I used this term from modern psychology But we can understand in terms of seventeen thought moments in Abhidhamma. I know you are not a fan of Abhidhamma. In Abhidhamma there are certain Citta does not complete the whole thought process. So they perhaps vanish even before they...
by Stiphan
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Different cosmic durations - just FYI
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Different cosmic durations - just FYI

Earlier in the year, I was curious how long heaven and hell were, and how long did the Bodhisatta practice for - in terms of years. So I found out (I think in Wikipedia) how long an eon was and then calculated the various durations. Just for comparison, I have also shown the various important histor...